Des Moines Metro Opera will pop the cork on its annual Wine & Food Showcase fundraising event Feb. 19, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Enjoy tastings from more than 40 wine, beer and food vendors. Or be a high roller in the VIP Club with its own fine wines from private collections and food prepared by renowned tenor Taylor Stayton. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door ($100 to rock the VIP Club). Call 515-961-6221 or visit

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