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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 DANCE OF THE DEAD: The Southern Nevada Old Country Dancers will host their annual Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Halloween dance in Boulder City from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Los Angeles Water and Power Building, 600 Nevada Way. This year’s theme is “Nevermore,” inspired by the dark tales of Edgar Allen Poe and his poem “The Raven.” There will be era-appropriate English and Scottish country line dancing, specially selected music and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Admission is $15 for the public and $10 for members.

2 SPOOKY TRAIN: The Nevada Southern Railway will host its ninth annual Halloween Express on Saturday and Sunday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St. The trains will be decorated for the holiday and offer rides at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Ride tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children between 4 and 11 years old, but children in costumes will ride for free. The event also features a scavenger hunt, face painting, games and a pumpkin patch. For more information, email Events@NevadaSouthern.com

3 HIGH FLYING FUN: B.F.E. flight support will hold an open house to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Boulder City from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday outside its hanger at Boulder City Airport, 1411 Airport Road, Suite 100. There will be live entertainment, complimentary food, and 15- to 20-minute flight tours over the city and Hoover Dam from 1 to 4 p.m. Airplane rides are $5 per person and helicopter rides $15. To RSVP, email Randy@verticalaviationllc.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.

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