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Weekend’s Best Bets

1JAMMIN’ IN THE PARK: The first weekend in May welcomes the return of the 40th annual Boulder City Spring Jamboree featuring arts and crafts, live music, a classic hot rod car show, booths from local businesses and food vendors. There will be face painting, the “Aerial Assault” trampoline show and more at the year’s biggest community event. Festivities will take over Bicentennial, Wilbur Square and the Escalante parks, beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 5 p.m. on Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.springjamboree.com.

2HONORING THE FLAG: The Valley of Fire chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its 24th annual flag retirement ceremony to dispose of flags that are beyond repair. The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd. The DAR will be joined by community groups from around the area including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Green Valley High School’s madrigal singers, Scottish Rite and the Boy, as well as Girl, Scouts.

3BLUES AND BREWS: The Rick Berthod Band returns to the Boulder City Brewing Co., 453 Nevada Way, Saturday with its howling brand of soulful blues. Berthod has shared stages with B.B. King, Greg Allman, the Yardbirds and more. Once hailed as “one of the West Coast’s premier bands,” the smoky licks from this free show will pair well with a litany of libations. Doors open at eight and the show is free of charge. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com.

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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.