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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: Jan. 20-26

1 BOND, JAMES BOND: “No Time to Die” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the community room at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. There is no cost to attend and moviegoers are invited to bring blankets, pillows, chairs and snacks.

Best Bets: Jan. 13-19

1 SAY CHEESE: Head over to the Boulder City Library to get a cooking lesson as part of its “How Not to Burn Toast” series. “Cheese Please” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the community room at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. The class is for those 18 and older. For more information, contact the library at 702-293-1281.

Best Bets: Jan. 6-12

1 RING-A-LING: Join handbell ringers from throughout the state and Southern California as they culminate the annual two-day Las Vegas Twelfth Night Handbell Festival with a concert from 5-6 p.m. Saturday in the old gym at the city’s recreation center, 900 Arizona St. There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted.

Best Bets, Dec. 30-Jan. 5

1 RING IN 2022: Boulder Dam Brewing Co. will host its annual New Year’s Eve bash from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday. The festivities will include music by DJ Sol, cocktail specials, raffles, prizes and a free champagne toast at midnight. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

Film fest remains virtual for 2022

The 2022 Dam Short Film Festival is following in the footsteps of 2021 and will once again be held virtually.

Best Bets: Dec. 23-29

1 CHRISTMAS HOUSE: There’s still time to visit Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave’s award-winning holiday decorated home at 1525 Fifth St. The display includes a ferris wheel, merry-go-round and thousands of lights. It is lit from 5-9 nightly through Dec. 31 unless it is raining or windy.

Best Bets, Dec. 16-22

1 SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS: Red Mountain Music Company will present its annual Christmas concert, themed “Star of Wonder,” Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. both days. Tickets are $10 for adults and will be sold at the door. Students and children 5 and older will be admitted at no cost. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.

Best Bets: Dec. 9-15

1 HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Duffy Hudson returns to Boulder City Library to present his one-man version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol.” It will be presented at 3 p.m. Saturday in the community room of the library, 701 Adams Blvd. There is no cost to attend.

Best Bets, Dec. 2-8

1 DOODLEBUG: Boulder City Community Club’s annual holiday extravaganza, the Doodlebug Craft Bazaar, returns to the city’s recreation center, 900 Arizona St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The bazaar will feature about 120 vendors, who will be showcasing a variety of handmade crafts and décor. There also is a raffle with prizes from the vendors as well as cash. Proceeds are used by the club year-round to benefit the community.

Best Bets, Nov. 25-Dec. 1

1 ART GALLERY: Join Alan Stevens, co-owner of the World Famous Coffee Cup Cafe, for a one-night-only showing of his artwork. The gallery opens at 6 p.m. Friday at Forge Social House, 553 California Ave. Prints of his artwork will be available, with proceeds from sales benefiting the Shane Patton Foundation.