1 COUNTING THE YEARS: Boulder Dam Brewing Co. will celebrate its 12th “annibrewsary” Saturday with a party featuring live music from Elysium of Phoenix, prize drawings, drink and dining specials and tapping of its 12th Annibrewsary Ale, a black coffee IPA. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. at the Brewpub, 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.
The 15th annual Dam Short Film Festival starts today and with it comes more than 130 short films to be screened, including several with well-known Hollywood actors and screenwriters.
1 SHORT SHOWCASE: The Dam Short Film Festival returns for its 15th incarnation today through Sunday at the historic Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St. More than 130 films will be screened in blocks throughout the four days. Tickets are $10 per program and include four to 10 films. Passes also are available. Visit www.damshortfilm.org for more information.
1 ARTISTIC APPROACH: Boulder City Art Guild will honor its February artist of the month, Charme Curtain, during a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at its gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Curtain works in oils and acrylics painting portraits, animals, interiors and landscapes. She said her subjects determine her style of painting and medium. All are welcome to attend. Visit www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.
1 CHOOSE TO ACCEPT: Espionage and action go hand in hand in “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” which will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. The film follows Ethan Hunt and the IMF team as they join forces with a CIA assassin to prevent a group of terrorists from carrying out three simultaneous nuclear attacks. Bring blankets and snacks.
1 CARING COMMUNITY: Join your fellow residents to show your pride in Boulder City by helping clean up a stretch of Boulder City Parkway. The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the quarterly cleanup from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Participants will meet in the parking lot in front of Medolac at the corner of Buchanan Boulevard and Boulder City Parkway. Bring gloves, shovels and rakes.
1 BELLS WILL BE RINGING: More than 100 bell ringers will attend the Las Vegas Twelfth Night Handbell Festival, which culminates Saturday evening with a free concert at the city’s recreation center, 900 Arizona St. The concert, which begins at 5 p.m., will feature solo pieces as well as performances by handbell choirs. Additionally, a choral group and keyboardist will perform. There is no admission fee.
The Dam Short Film Festival is back for another year in February with its familiar audience favorites even though one its founders recently stepped down.
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 RETURN TO POOH CORNER: The lovable bear, Winnie-the-Pooh returns for a visit with his old friend to help him rediscover the joy of life in “Christopher Robin,” which will be shown at 10 a.m. Friday in the community room at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Bring a comfy chair and snacks. Call 702-293-1281 for more information.
1 ONE MAN’S CHRISTMAS: The classic holiday tale “A (one man) Christmas Carol” will be told in a one-man show Saturday at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building, 600 Nevada Way. The evening will start at 6 p.m. with a performance by The Mostly Dusty Carolers, followed by the show at 7. Tickets are $20, with 25 percent being donated to Emergency Aid of Boulder City. For reservations or tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thirty-four inhabitants of an English village, including four women and seven children, will come to life by a sole actor when a Las Vegas performer brings his one-man Christmas show to Boulder City.
1 ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS: Artists from the Boulder City Art Guild are celebrating the holiday season with a special exhibit, Deck the Walls. The gallery, inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
1 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Five homes, decked out in their holiday finest, will be featured on the American Association of University Women’s annual home tour. The tour is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.; Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 495 Nevada Way; or from any Boulder City branch of AAUW member.
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The opportunity to hear firsthand about potential national policies is drawing locals’ attention as the fourth of 20 Democratic presidential candidates visited town last week.
Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review