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
2 GOTHIC GRUNGE: Dark Water Rebellion, which plays Southern Gothic grunge rock, will bring its unique sound to The Dillinger Food and Drinkery on Friday night. Originally from south Florida, the band has been in the Southern Nevada and Southern California area since 2016 playing its original tunes. The band’s performance begins at 8:30 p.m. at the bar and restaurant, 1224 Arizona St. Call 702-293-4001 for more information.
3READY TO RUMBLE: Hundreds of motorcyclists will pass through town Sunday as they participate in the 23rd annual Fly Your Flags Over the Hoover Dam Run. The ride begins at 10 a.m. on the Arizona side of the dam and ends at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, where they will participate in a short ceremony honoring those who served. The Special Forces Association, Chapter 51, will present the ceremony.