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Best bets for the week: June 10-16

Shakespeare on the Lawn

Thursday-Sunday: Salisbury House, 4025 Tonawanda Drive and Repertory Theatre of Iowa perform William Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. The play is performed on the house’s lawn, providing a beautiful setting for the classic work. $25. Go to

Hollywood Backstories with Brandon Routh

Friday: Iowa native and “Superman Returns” and “DC Legends of Tomorrow” star Brandon Routh will visit the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust St., at 1 p.m. Routh will take part in a Wall of Fame handprint ceremony and answer questions from fans before a free screening of “Superman Returns.” Free. Go to


Friday-Sunday: Capital City Pride hosts PrideFest Friday through Sunday in the East Village. Activities include a street festival, performances by Belinda Carlile, the Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus, drag shows and more. Admission prices vary. Go to

Wizard World Des Moines

Friday-Sunday: The Wizard World pop culture convention comes to the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St., 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Guests include William Shatner, Brandon Routh, Billy Dee Williams, Ernie Hudson and others, along with comic book creators like Neal Adams and Michael Golden. $35 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $40 for Sunday. Go to

Vintage & Made Fair

Saturday-Sunday: The outdoor Vintage & Made Fair runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Jordan Camp, 2251 Fuller Road, West Des Moines. Vendors will have hand-made items, vintage good, jewelry and more. There will also be live music by Mary McAdams, Patresa Hartman, Luke Fox and others. $5. Go to