1 TIME TRAVEL: Take a walk through the past while learning about the people and events that shaped Boulder City on a visit to 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 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.
1 CELEBRATION: Lake Mead National Recreation Area will help celebrate the National Park Service’s 102nd birthday Saturday. Rangers will be at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road, to answer questions about the park or others in the National Park Service system. The celebration kicks into high gear at 12:30 p.m., when birthday cake will be served.
1 ARTISTIC VIEW: Boulder City Art Guild will honor its August artist of the month, Donavon Lockett, during a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at its gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Lockett is a photographer and will showcase his work featuring the trees of Mount Charleston. All are welcome to attend. Visit www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.
1 HAUNTINGLY SWEET: The folk/rock/alt/country quartet The Unwieldies will perform at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery on Saturday night. The Las Vegas-based ensemble takes the stage at 8:30 p.m., performing tunes that haunt or charm you with their sweetness. The Dillinger is at 1224 Arizona St. Call 702-293-4001 or visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.
1 TREE SHUTTERBUG: Photographs of the “Trees of the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area” by Donavon Lockett are on display throughout the month in Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. The galley is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.
1 ROCK OUT: Head over to the Boulder City Library to catch “Rock of Ages,” a musical comedy-drama about a small-town girl and a city boy pursuing their dreams of stardom in Hollywood. The film, rated PG-13, will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Friday and is recommended for those 13 and older. The Boulder City Library is at 701 Adams Blvd. Call 702-293-1281 for more information.
1 IT’S THE BOMBER: Lake Mead National Recreation Area will host a special program, to be presented at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday on the 70th anniversary of the crash of a B-29 Superfortress bomber into the lake. There will be a panel discussion by experts in aviation, history and the lake, and the debut of a short film featuring underwater footage of the submerged plane. Several artifacts recovered from the crash site will be displayed. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Call 702-293-8961.