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.
With Christmas right around the corner, time is running out to see the holiday lights at houses in town.
1 LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: Christmas festivities get into full swing at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children during the 11th annual Night of Lights. Between 5-8 p.m. Saturday the ranch will be aglow in colorful lights as music, games, a hayride and performance by magician Lance Burton fill the schedule of activities. Food also will be available, with all proceeds benefiting the ranch at 100 St. Jude’s St. For more information, call 702-294-7100 or visit http://stjudesranch.org.
Boulder City’s Dam Short Film Festival received a $7,000 grant to help with promotional costs from the Nevada Commission on Tourism.