Along with bringing new faces to Boulder City, the Dam Short Film Festival is bringing back some familiar ones.
1 REALLY LOCAL: Classic rock and country combine when the Locals hit the stage Saturday at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery, 1224 Arizona St. The ensemble’s performance begins at 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. Call 702-293-4001 for more information.
1 EAR CANDY: Three-piece ensemble, the Wayne David Band, returns to The Dillinger Food and Drinkery at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The band plays popular classic rock, alternative and blues music along with original compositions. Their sound is highlighted by guitar, harmonica, piano and saxophone. The Dillinger is at 1224 Arizona St. Call 702-293-4001 or visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.
1 DOUBLE FEATURE: Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum doubles the scary fun with a screening of two movies Saturday night. Horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” will be shown along with “Night of the Creeps.” The show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Snacks will be available for purchase. The museum is at 1310 Boulder City Parkway. For more information, call 702-294-1313.
A local artist brought together several elements familiar to Boulder City for this year’s poster for the Dam Short Film Festival.
1 ACOUSTIC QUARTET: Bringing their “acoustic derangements” to Boulder City, The Unwieldies will perform Saturday night at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery, 1224 Arizona St. The Las Vegas-based quartet describes its repertoire as folk/rock/alt-country. The performance will start at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 702-293-4001 for more information.
1 RESOLUTION RESOLVE: Get a boost on your resolution to become healthy, more fit and lose weight by visiting one of the city’s fitness centers, including the city’s facility at ABC Park, 801 Adams Blvd. It is open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 702-293-0870 for details.
1 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Learn 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and students.
1 EVENING EXCURSION: Get those holiday PJs ready for Nevada Southern Railway’s Pajama Train. The train departs the depot at 6 and 8 p.m. tonight and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15, with additional trips planned on Dec. 21, 22 and 23. Visits from Santa, story telling, hot chocolate and cookies highlight each round-trip ride. The trip begins and ends at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St. Tickets range from $20 to $30 per person, depending on type of seating. For more information, call 702-486-5933 on weekends or visit http://www.nevadasouthern.com anytime.
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Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review