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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The Boulder City Community Club will host its 42nd annual Doodlebug craft bazaar Saturday at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St. More than 100 vendors from all over the Southwest will be on hand showing their fine handmade crafts and arts, making it a perfect place to find unique gifts as the holidays approach. There will also be refreshments, food and raffle. The bazaar will be held in booths inside and out of the gymnasiums and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2 O TANNENBAUM: The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony from 6-7 p.m. Friday at Frank Crowe Park, at the intersection of Nevada Way and Cherry Street. Jingle Cat as well as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance as the community comes together for songs, hot chocolate and live entertainment before lighting the tree.

3 SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN: Santa’s Electric Night Parade kicks off 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the historic downtown district. Kris Kringle will headline the procession of floats, bands and dancers as they head from Colorado Street down Nevada Way. The parade will wind down just in time for interested residents to make it over to Lake Mead for the 40th annual Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., when decorated boats will gather and pass by Boulder Beach.

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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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