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
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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.
1 GET JAMMIN’: Head over to the parks in downtown Boulder City on Saturday and Sunday for the annual Spring Jamboree presented by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. The family-friendly event will include a classic car show, antiques, arts and crafts, rock and gem show and kids zone. Highlights include the Little Miss and Mister Pageant and Bark in the Park. Admission is free. Visit www.springjamboree.com for a complete schedule of activities or call 702-293-2034.
1 TAKE A DIP: Emergency Aid of Boulder City’s inaugural Mexican Chip Dip Competition will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boulder City Elks Lodge, 1217 Nevada Highway. Enter your favorite salsa or Mexican dip, or just come by to taste the entries and vote for your favorite. Emergency Aid will provide the chips and vegetables for dipping. The festivities also include a car show by 3 Other Guyz Car Club, a silent auction and family activities. The Elks will be offering hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages for sale, with proceeds benefiting Emergency Aid. Call 702-293-0332 for more information.
Art for and created by people of all ages will highlight the Spring ArtFest presented by the Boulder City Art Guild this weekend.
1 Matters of the art: Fine arts and gift items by about 75 Southwestern artisans will be showcased at the 32nd annual Spring Art Fest presented by Boulder City Art Guild in Bicentennial Park on Saturday and Sunday. There also will be entertainment throughout the festival, as well as food vendors, hands-on activities for children and a raffle. The event begins at 10 a.m. both days and ends at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
1 CASH CRAWL: The annual Shane Patton Pub Crawl, which raises funds for scholarships in honor of the fallen Navy SEAL from Boulder City, will be held Saturday. The event starts at 7 p.m., though people will gather at 6 p.m., and includes entertainment from Thee Swank Bastards, The Lesser Evil, No Tides and DJ Ladyfingers. T-Shirts can be purchased in front of the Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G, Friday or anytime at The Dillinger, 1224 Arizona St., for $35, which provides drink discounts at participating locations.
Like the Academy Awards, but on a slightly smaller scale, Boulder City High School film students’ achievements were recognized March 30 during the fifth annual Boulder City Movie Awards.
1 FEELIN’ BLUE: The Full Throttle Blues Band, featuring Boulder City drummer Tim “Spider” Webb, brings its unique mix of rhythm and blues, reggae, rock and roll and rhumba to Jack’s Place. The four-piece ensemble plays everything from traditional tunes made famous by Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf to contemporary songs by Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top and Eric Clapton. The band performs from 6-10 p.m. at the bar and grill, 544 Nevada Way. Visit www.jacksplacebc.com or call 702-293-2200 for more information.
1 SWEET SOUNDS: Red Mountain Music Co. will offer up a selection of classic tunes by Carole King and James Taylor during “How Sweet It Is,” Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St. The choir will be accompanied by local musicians, as well as a special performance by the Martha P. King Elementary Singers. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children and students. For details, visit www.redmountainmusicco.org .
1 CHEERS: The Boulder Beerfest returns to Wilbur Square park in downtown Boulder City for its fifth incarnation. In addition to sampling beers from more than 30 breweries, the festivities will include brewery demonstrations, entertainment, games, food and vendors. A $60 VIP ticket offers admission at 1 p.m., while a $40 general admission ticket offers admission at 3 p.m. The festival concludes at 7 p.m. Visit http://bouldercitybeerfestival.com for more information.
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