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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 STAR PARTY: Join National Park rangers at 8 p.m. Friday at the Callville Bay campgrounds on Lake Mead to view the Perseid meteor shower, which is expected to be an outburst event, making it the most impressive such show of shooting stars in years. Attendees are invited to camp out with rangers and learn about night skies while watching as many as 200 meteors per hour shoot across the night sky. For more information, call 702-293-8990 or visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-listing.htm?eventID=36026

2 OUTLAW ROCK: Next 2 the Tracks will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co., 453 Nevada Way. From El Paso, Texas, these road warriors are known for their consistent touring, playing more than 250 shows in less than two years during their last tour, “How the West is One.” The band will be playing a variety of covers and originals, including many off its new album, “She,” all with a bluesy, western edge. For more information on the free, all-ages show, call 702-243-2739.

3 DRUM ROLL: Legendary rock ’n’ roll drummer Sandy Nelson will headline the Drum Off! Saturday at Forge Social House, 553 California Way. James Howard Adams, of Same Sex Mary, will open the night with a solo set before Nelson and local drummer KR Farrell hit the stage for a bit of dueling drums. After the rhythm section performs, with some jokes and a taste of Nelson’s famous storytelling, Las Vegas folk band The Unwieldies will close out the evening. Tickets are $15 and the doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/286619495028705/.

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Best Bets: May 12-18

1 MOVIE MUSIC: Soloists from Vegas City Opera will join the Red Mountain Choir for “Opera in the Movies.” The show, which will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St., will include songs and scenes from “The Godfather,” “Casino,” “Wall Street,” “The Fifth Element,” “Moonstruck,” “Pretty Woman,” “Up,” “The Aristocats” and “The Untouchables.” Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $10 for adults and free for students and children. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.

Best Bets, May 5-11

1 GET READY TO JAM: There’s practically something for everyone at the annual Spring Jamboree, to be presented Saturday and Sunday by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. Held in four downtown parks, there will be arts and crafts, a car show, a gem and mineral show, entertainment, contests and food. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit springjamboree.com for more information.

Best Bets, April 30-May 4

1 ENCHANTING EVENING: Gather the family and head to the amphitheater at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., to watch the animated film “Encanto.” It tells the story of the Madrigal family, who have special magical abilities, and is filled with catchy songs. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and those attending are welcome to bring comfortable chairs or blankets.

Best Bets, April 21-27

1 ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS: Local painter Marion Poett Hoekenga, whose work is on display throughout April in Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery, will attend a reception in her honor from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. She will answer questions about her work, which includes watercolors, acrylics and pen and ink drawings. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Visit http://www.bouldercityartguild.com or call 702-293-2138 for more information.

Best Bets, April 14-20

1 EASTER HAUNT: See how spooky spring can be during the Easter Egg Haunt, a walk-through event at Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum’s Fright Zone, 1304 Boulder City Parkway. Scheduled from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, organizers promises there will be wicked bunnies and gruesome eggs. Check in at the museum. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at https://bit.ly/3r29qyn.

Best Bets, April 7-13

1 LET THE BEAT GO ON: A tribute to the late Sander “Sandy” Nelson, a legendary drummer and longtime resident of Boulder City, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The event will feature live and recorded music centered on Nelson’s work. Those attending are invited to bring food, beverages and something to sit on.

Best Bets: March 31-April 6

1 HOP ON BOARD: The inaugural Boulder City Bunny Express, presented by the Friends of Nevada Southern Railway, will depart from the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., Fridays and Saturdays from April 1-16 for two nightly excursions. Train rides are scheduled at 5 and 7 p.m., with passengers asked to arrive 30 minutes in advance. Each trip includes a story and time at the railyard that includes a barbecue sandwich or hot dog, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, historic games, railroad history and chance to visit the gift shop. Tickets range from $25-$40 for children 1-11 and $30-$45 for adults, depending on class of service. They are available online only at https://nevadasouthern.com/upcoming-events.

Best Bets, March 24-30

1 SOUND OF MUSIC: The Red Mountain Choir will present “A Little Night Music” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. Joining the choir will be opera soloist Katie Armantrout Ewell and musicians Adam Hallam, Francyl Gawryn and Tim Thomas. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children and students are free; however, children younger than 5 are not admitted.

Best Bets, March 17-23

1 HEALTH MINDED: Bicentennial Park will be transformed into a wellness center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for Flow Fest. The day will feature fitness classes, guest speakers, live music and a small-business market. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Boulder City Library. The park is at 999 Colorado St. Tickets are $65 in advance. For more information, visit https://thestudiobc.com.

Best Bets, March 10-16

1 DOWNTOWN CRAWL: The historic downtown area will get some New Orleans spirit Saturday when the Best Dam Wine Walk, presented by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, hosts a Mardi Crawl. More than 20 businesses are expected to participate. The wine walk is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., with the last check-in at 6:30 p.m. at 1308 Wyoming St. Tickets are $25, plus fees, in advance and $30 at the door. They can be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com. For more information, call the chamber at 702-293-2034.