1 PHOTO EXHIBIT: Colorful photographs taken by artist Kathy Leroy during a recent trip to the Netherlands are on display at the Boulder City Art Guild gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the gallery at 702-293-2138.
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1 BEER PONG: Head over to the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. for its Red, White and Brews tournament, scheduled from 6:30 to 9 tonight. In addition to the double-elimination tourney — and its $200 cash grand prize — there will be live entertainment and giveaways. Registration is $40 for a team of two, which includes beer and appetizers. Those interested must register by 6 p.m. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.
1 ALL ABOUT EWE: Learn about the bighorn sheep that frequently visit the area from Nevada Department of Wildlife experts between 1-3:30 p.m. today at Hemenway Valley Park, 401 Ville Drive. Get basic facts about the animals and tips to watch them safely from a distance. Though sheep from the River Mountain Herd regularly visit the park, there is no guarantee they will attend the afternoon presentation.
1 PATRIOTIC PARTY: The city’s many volunteers will be honored and saluted during the 69th annual Damboree. The day-long Fourth of July celebration kicks off at 7 a.m. with pancakes in Bicentennial Park and concludes around 11 p.m. with musical entertainment in Veterans’ Memorial Park. In between there will be a parade, games, contests, food, drink and, of course, a fireworks show (it starts at 9 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park). With temperatures expected to be over 100 F, the parade’s water zone is sure to be a hit. Details can be found at http://www.bcnv.org/351/Damboree-Celebration .
1 BEST OF THE BLUES: Las Vegas-based band Monk and the Po Boys will pay tribute to legendary blues performers during their show Saturday night at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. The Dillinger is at 1224 Arizona St. Call 702-293-4001 or visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.
1 FAMILY AFFAIR: Take a trip through time with a father and his sons, who, as the Bronx Wanderers, perform music from the 1950s through the 1970s. The trio’s show begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude’s St., as part of Win-Win Entertainment’s monthly program. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested. Call 702-294-7167 for reservations or more information.
1 FISHY BUSINESS: Anglers and those wanting to learn about the sport are invited to participate in Nevada’s Free Fishing Day Saturday. From 8-11 a.m. there will be an event at the pond at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd., featuring fishing, casting lessons, art, prizes and more.
1 COME DANCE WITH ME: Students from Dance Etc. will perform in two shows, “Tales from Transylvania” and “Tribute” at the historic Boulder Theatre. “Tales from Transylvania” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon Saturday. “Tribute” will be presented at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 702-293-5001 or go to www.danceetcnv.com .
1 NOW THEY’RE SMOKIN’: Professional and amateur barbecue experts will vie for $12,000 in prizes with their best chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the 13th annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge. Festivities get underway at 4 p.m. Friday as competitors begin setting up and heating their smokers. There will be musical entertainment, food and more. Saturday’s activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights will include a car show, the rib eating competition and the KidsQue contest. Visit www.bestdambarbecue.com for more information
1 TALENT SHOWCASE: Boulder City residents will share their talents through song and music during the annual event in the amphitheater outside the Boulder City Library. The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Bring chairs and a picnic. Admission is free. The library is at 701 Adams Blvd. Visit www.bcsgottalent.com for more information.
The sixth annual Dillinger Block Party is on Saturday, and its organizer is anticipating it will be bigger than ever.
1 BLOCK PARTY: The Dillinger’s sixth annual event kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday on Arizona Street in front of the restaurant. The festivities will include contests such as best dog, Teenie Weenie Hot Dog eating and beer drinking; vendors; food trucks and entertainment. This year’s lineup includes The Junkyard Dogs, a local band that has been performing for more than 30 years, opening for musicians such as Blue Oyster Cult and Jim Messina; Lenguas Largas out of Tucson, Arizona; Sandy Nelson; Sam Sex Mary and The Dirty Hooks. There will be a raffle, with proceeds benefiting the Shane Patton Scholarship Foundation. Visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.
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