1 FEELING BLUE: Bluegrass that is, when Out of the Desert performs Saturday night at the Railroad Pass. The four-piece ensemble hails from the Las Vegas area and has been playing together for five years. The band specializes in acoustic bluegrass and Americana music. The hotel-casino is at 2800 S. Boulder Highway, in Henderson, just northwest of the city limits. The performance starts at 8 p.m., and there is no cover charge. For more information, call 702-294-8130.
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1 LIVING HISTORY: Join Chautauqua scholars Brian Kral and Doug Mishler as they present historical theatrical performances as billionaire Howard Hughes and war correspondent Ernie Pyle, respectively, on Saturday. Boulder City Chautauqua will present “Rule Breakers and Headline Makers” at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St. The performances will include a musical prelude by pianist Charlie Shaffer and will be moderated by Michael Green, an associate professor of history at UNLV. Tickets are $15 per performance. Call 702-293-0833 or visit www.bcchautauqua.org for more information.
Businessman, pilot, film director, philanthropist and eccentric recluse. All have been used to described Howard Hughes, whose life is intertwined with modern-day Southern Nevada.
1 BLUE-EYED SOUL: Lia Menaker will showcase original music from her debut album, “Animal Behavior,” along with several unreleased songs when she performs at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. on Friday. Part theater, part concert, Menaker’s music blends pop, rock and soul. She has a background in musical theater and has been composing her own songs for the past 15 years. Menaker’s performance begins at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.
1 WALK THROUGH TIME: Learn about the people and events that shaped Boulder City on a visit through the Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum. Filled with exhibits and interactive displays, the museum focuses on the early days of Boulder City and the construction of Hoover Dam. It is housed inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and students.
1 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: The Eagles’ football season begins at 7 p.m. Friday with a home game at Boulder City High School, 1101 Fifth St. The team faces Clark High School. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults.
1 STARRY, STARRY NIGHT: Discover the night skies above Lake Mead National Recreation Area as rangers lead a night hike Saturday along the Historic Railroad Trail. It’s an easy 3-mile trip. Remember to bring a flashlight. Reservations are requested; call 702-293-8990 for details.
Boulder City Chautauqua is bringing “Rule Breakers & Headline Makers” to town next month as part of its educational theatrical presentations.
1 READY FOR HIS SOLO: Ross LaMarca, who plays with Walk Off Hits, will perform as a solo artist at 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery, 1224 Arizona St. He will present a special two-hour acoustic performance of his soulful brew of funky, pop/rock. Admission is free. Call 702-293-4001 or visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.
1 FUNKY MUSIC: Groovement arrives in town tonight, Aug. 3, for a show at Boulder Dam Brewing Co. as part of its nationwide tour supporting its second album, “Clouds.” The six-piece ensemble hails from northwest Arkansas and plays funky rock music. The group describes its sound as if “a Led Zeppelin collided into a Soul Train.” Their performance starts at 8 p.m. at the Brewpub, 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.
1 DO EWE KNOW?: Learn about the bighorn sheep that frequently visit the area from Nevada Department of Wildlife experts from 1-3:30 p.m. Friday 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 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.
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.
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