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Weekend’s Best Bets

1ECLECTIC SHOW STOPPERS: The Kid and Nic Show brings its high-energy, musical-variety show to Hoover Dam Lodge for a pair of free shows from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. The national touring act combines an eclectic set list of funky originals and popular covers, with comedy and a series of themed medleys. For the medleys the band adds costumes to the mix as it runs through music from hit films including “The Blues Brothers” and “Grease,” adding unique flair to the standard lounge act. The lodge is at 18000 Highway 93. For more information, visit kidandnic.com.

2GIRLS GET LOUD: Los Angeles-based acoustic rock duo Inky &Chalk will perform a free show at 8 p.m. Saturday at Boulder Dam Brewing Co., 453 Nevada Way. The ladies bring a sound inspired by The Kills’ electric riffs with a sarcastic twist and just a bit of the White Stripe’s sibling rivalry vibe. For more information, visit facebook.com/Inky-Chalk-1004138526336621/.

3JULY FOURTH JAM: The 68th annual Boulder City Damboree brings back the summer’s biggest event Monday, with events running all day and all across town. The Rotary Club of Boulder City’s pancake breakfast open the festivities at 7 a.m. at Bicentennial Park, before a ceremonial flyover and the parade get things moving at 9 a.m. The parade ends at Broadbent Park, where there will be fun and refreshments with booths featuring games and prizes. At 4 p.m. the party moves to Veterans’ Memorial Park where there will be a DJ, food, more games, the water park and a fireworks show. For more information, visit bcnv.org/351/Damboree-Celebration.

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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.

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