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Weekend’s Best Bets

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.

2 SHARING HER STORY: Singer-songwriter Alex Mabey will bring her unique sound to the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. on Saturday. Her music is filled with stories from her life, good and bad, which she hopes bring enlightenment and perspective to those who listen. Her 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.

3 SOULFUL BREW: Ross LaMarca, lead vocalist for the Las Vegas band Walk Off Hits, will perform Friday at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery, 1224 Arizona St. He will present his unique blend of funky pop-rock in an acoustic performance. The show begins at 8:30 p.m., and there is no cover. Call 702-293-4001 or visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.

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Best Bets, March 9-15

1 READY TO ROCK: The Rock, Roll & Stroll fundraiser for the Senior Center of Boulder City’s Meals on Wheels program will be presented from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The fifth annual event will include a car show, games, food and music by DJ Mike Pacini. For more information, call 702-293-3320.

Best Bets, March 2-8

1 MUSIC MAKER: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ted Sablay will perform at the Boulder Dam Brewing Company from 7-10 Saturday night. A native of Wisconsin, Sablay now calls Las Vegas home. He has spent much of the past 20 years as a touring member and regular collaborator with The Killers. He debuted his first album as a solo artist in 2022. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

Best Bets, Feb. 23-March 1

1 FANTASTIC THEATER: The Young Hearts Theater Group, sponsored by Boulder City United Methodist Church, will present C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy tale “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. Admission is free.

Best Bets, Feb. 16-22

1 MORE MOVIES: The Dam Short Film Festival returns for its 19th incarnation and with in-person screenings, but at a new location. Scheduled Thursday through Monday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St., the festival will screen 153 short films in about 30 programs. Tickets are $12.50 per program, $45 for a full-day pass and $150 for an event pass. Visit www.damshortfilm.org for more information.

Best Bets, Feb. 9-15

1 RED CARPET READY: Celebrity couples will be roaming the streets downtown Saturday as the Best Dam Wine Walk hosts its monthly event. Scheduled from 4-8 p.m., with check-in through 6:30 at My 4 Sons Comic Cards, 1308 Wyoming St., the wine walk provides an opportunity to visit local businesses, often after their regular hours. Admission is $25 per person, plus Eventbrite fees, in advance or $30 at check-in.

Film fest returns to in-person schedule

After two years of trying to do everything online, Lee Lanier is ready to welcome live audiences back to the Dam Short Film Festival. The latest edition of the popular festival is scheduled to run Feb. 16-20 in downtown Boulder City.