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.
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Filmmakers from all over the country will converge on Boulder City on Feb. 8 for the Dam Short Film Festival at Boulder Theater.
1 NATIVE MUSICIAN: James Howard Adams of Same Sex Mary will perform at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery on Saturday night. The Boulder City native began playing music as a cellist in the Garret Junior High School orchestra and since has been involved in numerous projects in Las Vegas. His solo material is highlighted by introspective storytelling and reflects the influence of such acts as Modest Mouse and Marty Robbins. His free, all-ages 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.
The Boulder City Art Guild will host a reception Sunday for Lee Lanier, the guild’s featured artist for the month and a founder of the Dam Short Film Festival.
1 AMERICANA FOLK: Blues guitar-man and singer Toney Rocks performs a free show Saturday night at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. Rocks is touring the U.S. in support of his latest album, “No Road Too Long,” featuring soulful Americana style with songs that speak to everyday trials and triumphs. The singer-songwriter accompanies his bluesy vocals with piano and acoustic guitars for a sound reminiscent of Gary Clark Jr. and Joe Bonamassa that aims right for the soul. His show is from 7-10 p.m. The Brewery is at 453 Nevada Way.
1 HARMONIOUS HANDBELLS: The Twelfth Night Handbell Festival returns to Boulder City on Friday and Saturday, culminating in a concert Saturday evening at the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department, 900 Arizona St. The festival, which began in 1992, brings together more than 100 ringers from 10 California- and Nevada-based choirs. The collaborative choir will be led by internationally acclaimed guest conductor Timothy Waugh. The performance begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/events/103471723477604.
1 N.Y.E. DOUBLE FEATURE: The Dillinger will be hosting a New Year’s Eve bash that is twice the fun as it teams with Forge Social House for a New Year’s party on Saturday. DJ Ladyfingers will provide the tunes at The Dillinger’s free moonwalk dance party, beginning at 8 p.m. The Forge Social House will host a formal New Year’s Eve party with performances by Brother Mister and Bazooka Zac. Bazooka Zac is a producer and performer born and raised in Boulder City who is currently touring to promote his latest self-produced album, “Patterns in Nature.” Admission to Forge Social House is $10 and will include champagne toasts at the top of each hour, beginning at 9 p.m., as the clock strikes midnight in various time zones.
Since graduating from Boulder City High School in 2010, musician “Bazooka” Zac Haley has played well over a hundred gigs, from Los Angeles up to San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. On New Year’s Eve, he will finally return to perform in his hometown for the first time as a professional.
1 GUITAR LICKS: Rick Berthod will perform Friday evening at Boulder Dam Brewing Co. Berthod is a veteran rocker who has seven album releases under his belt, and his skill on the guitar has amazed audiences in Southern Nevada, Hollywood and beyond as he has shared the stage with such music legends as B.B. King, Gregg Allman and the Yardbirds. Music begins at 8 p.m. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit http://www.rickberthod.com/ for more information.
Originally published in 1843, Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” has become one of the most well-known and oft-covered stories in Western literature with its story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to find the meaning of Christmas.
1 COUNTRY GIRL: Sissy Brown will perform a free show at 8 p.m. Friday at Boulder Dam Brewing Co., 453 Nevada Way. The classically trained honky tonk gal from Oklahoma got into the industry singing classical music in Europe, and then toured with a pair of rockabilly acts before heading out on her own. She now records with Dead Horse Productions and tours on her own, playing a classic country style, inspired by such greats as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Waylon Jennings, but bursting with modern flare. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/AintNoSissyBrown .
1 HOUSE CALLS: The American Association of University Women will host its annual home tour from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The tour will highlight five Boulder City homes and buildings, selected for their historical or architectural significance, including the Boulder City Animal Shelter, where attendees may even run into Santa Claus. The tour features and is hosted at the Boulder Dam Hotel. Inside the hotel’s lobby there will be a silent auction, and the Boulder City Art Guild as well as the Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum will be open to visitors. Tickets cost $10 and funds raised will benefit local scholarships. For more information, call 702-338-8862.
1 HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The Boulder City Community Club will host its 42nd annual Doodlebug craft bazaar Saturday at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St. More than 100 vendors from all over the Southwest will be on hand showing their fine handmade crafts and arts, making it a perfect place to find unique gifts as the holidays approach. There will also be refreshments, food and raffle. The bazaar will be held in booths inside and out of the gymnasiums and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1 Lake Mead National Recreation Area will host a park ranger led hike to Majestic Canyon on Saturday. The moderate, 3-mile hike will take attendees up a colorful, winding wash that features only a few scrambles and slight elevation changes. It ends in a canyon beneath high vertical cliffs, with views of a dry waterfall. The hike will last approximately three hours. For more information or to make a reservation, call 702-293-8990.