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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 BEST DAM WURST: The 20th annual Wurstfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in Bicentennial Park. Alongside the Wurstfest, the Wurst Dam Car Show, featuring more than 100 classic cars, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. across Colorado Street in Wilbur Square Park. The events will include live music from Same Sex Mary and Tommy Rocker, as well as food trucks, a biergarten and kid’s zone play area. A returning highlight will be the live auction, past items up for bid have included vehicles, vacations and VIP packages. For more information, visit www.bcwurstfest.com.

2 NO PAY TO PLAY: Entrance fees will be waived at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Saturday evening will feature a Starry Night Hike, where attendees will have the chance to join a ranger to explore the Historic Railroad Trail with its cavernous tunnels, and to learn about the celestial bodies that fill the clear dark sky over the lake, where the lack of lights promise an unparalleled view. For more information or to register for the hike, call 702-293-8990.

3 ROCK WURST: After the close of Saturday’s main event, the Wurstfest in Bicentennial Park, the after party begins at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery. The ever-popular Tommy Rocker, a Las Vegas musician and bar owner, will host the party, after he and his band headline and close down the Wurstfest itself. The after party begins at 10:30 p.m. The Dillinger is at 1224 Arizona St. 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.