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Best bets of the week: March 25-31

Dan Gill and Josh Fadem

Thursday: Dan Gill and Josh Fadem perform a free stand-up comedy show at 9 p.m. in The Maintenance Shop, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames. An Iowa City native, Gill is known for his work on "The Office" and "Married," while Fadem has appeared on "30 Rock" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Free. Go to

Bubble Ball

Saturday: Childserve holds its annual Bubble Ball fundraiser at 7 p.m. in Capital Square, 400 Locust St. More than 70 designers, architects and other creative types will unveil creations made from bubble wrap. The event also includes cocktails, dinner, emcee Ben Ulin and music by Brazilian 2wins. $150. Go to

Vintage in the City

Saturday: Ten vintage dealers in Des Moines will have special open houses from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for the annual Vintage in the City event. Shops include West End Architectural Salvage, Vintage No. 35, Found Things, Dorothea's Closet and others. Free. Go to

515's Terrible Twos Birthday Bash

Saturday: 515 Brwery, 7700 University Ave., Clive, celebrates its second anniversary with a Terrible Twos Birthday Bash starting at noon. There will be food for purchase from Guru BBQ, cupcakes from Creme Cupcake, growler giveaways and $1 off beers if you wear 515 merchandise. Free. Go to

Great Pig Out

Sunday: The Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., celebrates the opening of its Culinary Loft with the Great Pig Out at 10 a.m. A fire pit will be built in the courtyard and a whole hog will be roasted overnight. The event features music by Jewel City Sound and beer samples from local breweries. $20.