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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 NASHVILLE ECLECTICS: Whitherward performs at Boulder Dam Brewing Co. on Friday, with music starting at 8 p.m. The quartet formed in Nashville in 2013, led by singer-songwriters Ash and Ed, and have build a varied catalog of songs with hard-hitting vocals backed by thunderous guitars. Their eclectic sound draws inspiration from rock, folk, jazz and trip hop, with songs that take aim squarely at the human condition. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

2 DOWNTOWN GLOW WALK: The Best Dam Wine Walk and Second Saturday celebration returns to downtown from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Glow Walk is the theme of this month’s festivities, and more than 20 location will participate. Tickets are $25 per person, $45 per couple. Purchase a wine glass and wristband at the first stop, Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way. There also is a $105 hotel stay package that includes two tickets, overnight lodging and shuttle service to and from Hoover Dam Lodge. The last wine glasses will be sold at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the hotel package, call 702-293-5000.

3 WINTER ART ABOUNDS: The Winter Arts Spectacular and Winter ArtFest will be held in downtown Boulder City on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. The Boulder City Art Guild will host its 12th annual Winter ArtFest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s gym, 900 Arizona St., with more than 35 artists and crafts dealers from around Southern Nevada. Concurrently, the Winter Arts Spectacular will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The spectacular will feature 50 arts and craft vendors as well as food trucks, a Cadillac car show and a performance by the School of Rock Green Valley at noon on Sunday. For more information on the spectacular, visit artisancraftfestival.com/winterart/ and for information on the guild’s festival, visit bouldercityartguild.com/art-festivals/.

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Best Bets, Sept. 16-22

1 FROM JAZZ TO COUNTRY: Spend the evening with musician Michael Perry at Cleveland’s Lounge, located downstairs at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Listening to Perry is like stepping back into the days of old Las Vegas; he performs music from multiple genres including standards, oldies, classic rock, pop and country. Most recently, he was the lead singer for Journey2Boston and Mimic and performed with the southern rock band Second Helping, along with Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Roger Fisher of Heart. His performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Best Bets, Sept. 9-15

1 STARS, STRIPES AND SYRAHS: The Best Dam Wine Walk returns to the historic district downtown Saturday. Those attending are encouraged to dress in their finest patriotic attire; prizes will be awarded. Check-in is from 4-6:30 p.m. at My 4 Sons Comics Cards & Games, 1308 Wyoming St. and the festivities continue through 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance through eventbrite.com.

Best Bets, Sept. 2-8

1 CARS AND CARE: Chilly Jilly’z will celebrate its eighth anniversary with a benefit car show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. There will be prizes and drawings; there is a $20 fee to enter the car show. The Patio will be open during the car show. Proceeds will aid the restaurant manager’s mother, who recently had a stroke. The eatery is at 1680 Boulder City Parkway.

Film fest accepting submissions for 2021 event

The Dam Short Film Festival, which will return for its 17th year in February, is now accepting submissions for the 2021 event.

Weekend’s Best Bets, March 19

1 BLOOMIN’ FUN: After winter rains, the desert surrounding Boulder City and throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area is in bloom. The southern end of the park has seen the most wildflowers. As temperatures warm, the flowers will begin to bloom in the northern parts.

Weekend’s Best Bets, March 12

1 PATRIOTIC PANCAKES: Help raise funds for the local American Legion, Post 31, and veterans by joining members for breakfast Saturday. Scheduled from 7-10:30 a.m. at the post, 508 California Ave., the menu includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children.

Weekend’s Best Bets, March 5

1 ‘MALEFICENT’ MOVIE: Boulder City Library will show “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” at 6 p.m. Friday. The film tells the story of Maleficent, who travels to an old castle for the wedding of Aurora to Prince Phillip. While there she learns of a plot by Aurora’s future mother-in-law to destroy the land’s fairies and she joins a group of outcasts to stop her. Those attending are welcome to bring snacks, comfortable chairs and blankets. The Friends of the Library will have snacks and books available for a donation. The library is at 701 Adams Blvd.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Feb. 27

1 HISTORIC TALE: “Harriet,” the story of Harriet Tubman, who escaped from slavery in 1849 and then helped hundreds of others through the Underground Railroad, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the community room of the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Snacks and drinks, along with comfortable chairs and blankets can be brought to the screening.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Feb. 20

1 RIVER HISTORY: Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum’s Third Thursday educational lecture series resumes tonight with a presentation about the Colorado River by local resident George Rhee. A native of Geneva, Rhee has taught at UNLV in the physics and astronomy department since 1993 and also works on climate, water and energy research. The museum is inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Call 702-294-1988 for more information.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Feb. 13

1 MOVIE TIME: The Dam Short Film Festival returns for its 16th incarnation today, Feb. 13, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 16, at the historic Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St. More than 145 films in a variety of genres will be shown. The festival also includes a meet and greet event, a mixer and an awards party. Special screenings of the award-winning films are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 17. Visit https://damshortfilm.org/ for a full schedule and more information.