A local artist brought together several elements familiar to Boulder City for this year’s poster for the Dam Short Film Festival.
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1 TRICKS & TREATS: This family-friendly circus extravaganza “celebrates all things ghoulishly delicious” and features circus artists who perform physical feats and comedy. It will be held at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St. The event runs from today , Oct. 19, to Sunday. Show times at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door.
1 BENEFIT CONCERT: A benefit concert, featuring live music, art and readings, will be held at the Boulder City Library amphitheater from 5-10 p.m. Friday , Oct. 13 . On the program are featured performances from Same Sex Mary, Indigo Kidd, Bad Girls’ Smoking Lounge, Kris Krainock and more. The Truknyaki food truck will serve food. The suggested donation is $10, with all proceeds going to the victims and families of the recent Las Vegas shooting. The library is at 701 Adams Blvd.
1 SKILLED ARTISTS: More than 300 juried art exhibits will be showcased downtown for the 55th annual Art in the Park presented by the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. In addition to traditional arts and crafts, including paintings, sculpture and fine jewelry, there will be food and beverage booths. The event, to be held Saturday and Sunday, helps raise funds for the hospital. Admission is free. Off-site parking is available for $10, which includes a shuttle to the festival. Additional information is available at www.artinthepark.org .
1 WURST WAY: Sunrise Rotary Club of Boulder City puts its “wurst” foot forward for its 21st annual Wurstfest car show, auction and beer fest on Saturday in Bicentennial and Wilbur Square parks. Festivities get underway at 10 a.m. and include a car show, food — including grilled bratwurst — musical entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds underwrite the club’s annual overnight graduation celebration for Boulder City High School seniors. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.bcsr.org .
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.
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.