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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 N.Y.E. DOUBLE FEATURE: The Dillinger will be hosting a New Year’s Eve bash that is twice the fun as it teams with Forge Social House for a New Year’s party on Saturday. DJ Ladyfingers will provide the tunes at The Dillinger’s free moonwalk dance party, beginning at 8 p.m. The Forge Social House will host a formal New Year’s Eve party with performances by Brother Mister and Bazooka Zac. Bazooka Zac is a producer and performer born and raised in Boulder City who is currently touring to promote his latest self-produced album, “Patterns in Nature.” Admission to Forge Social House is $10 and will include champagne toasts at the top of each hour, beginning at 9 p.m., as the clock strikes midnight in various time zones.

The Dillinger is at 1224 Arizona St., Forge Social House is at 553 California Ave. For more information, call 702-293-4001 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1775863049333077.

2 CLASSIC ROCKERS: Las Vegas classic rock cover band Updog will perform during the Hoover Dam Lodge’s New Year’s Eve celebration Saturday night. The free entertainment will run from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will also feature a DJ. Festivities at the lodge will include food and drink specials in the Bighorn Cafe &Steakhouse, with a midnight cake and champagne toast, as well as a slot tournament with a $500 first-place payout. Entry to the tournament costs $10. The lodge is at 18000 U.S. Highway 93. For more information, call 702-293-5000.

3 COUNTDOWN GETDOWN: Great Jones Band will perform during the New Year’s Eve bash at Boulder Dam Brewing Co. on Saturday evening. Father and daughter duo John and Michelle Picini lead this Las Vegas-based four-piece cover band that plays a wide variety of popular hits, including classic rock, modern rock, ’80s favorites and pop standards. The bash will also feature raffles and prizes, including a tropical vacation, and a free champagne toast at midnight. Music begins at 8 p.m. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

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Best Bets, Dec. 1-7

1 LIGHT THE NIGHT: Santa’s Electric Night Parade will fill downtown streets with colorful lights as it passes along Nevada Way and Fifth Street. There will be floats, cars, music, marchers, dancers and, of course, Santa Claus. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce sponsors the parade.

Best Bets, Nov. 24-30

1 HO HO HOLIDAY: The Santa Express, presented by the Friends of Nevada Southern Railway, begins Friday and Saturday excursions this week, continuing through Dec. 17, as well on Dec. 20 and 21. Trains will depart the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., at 4:15, 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. with boarding 15 minutes earlier. Each trip includes a 20-minute ride aboard a vintage railcar and time in the holiday event center to visit with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children and first class tickets are $50 for adults and $45 for children. For more information or tickets, email nevadasoutherntickets@gmail.com, call 702-580-6074 or visit www.nevadasouthern.com.

Best Bets, Nov. 17-23

1 PANCAKE POWER: Put on your best pajamas Saturday morning and head over to the Boulder City Elks Lodge, 1217 Boulder City Parkway, for the Pancakes & Pajamas event to benefit Emergency Aid of Boulder City and the annual Angel Tree project. The menu will feature pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverages. Admission is a gift card, new unwrapped toy or cash donation. The breakfast is scheduled from 8-10 a.m.

Best Bets, Nov. 10-16

1 LOVE AND LEARN: Find a new piece of art to love and learn about how it was created when members of Boulder City Art Guild host their Artists in Action show. More than 20 artists are expected to participate in the show, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St. Admission is free. Visit the guild’s website at www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.

Best Bets, Nov. 3-9

1 MAKING MUSIC: Members of the Red Mountain Choir will “Let it Be” during two performances, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. The show choir from Garrett Junior High will join the group, along with musicians Adam Hallam, Francyl Gawryn, Linda Murphy and Tim Thomas. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Students and children are free; children younger than 5 will not be admitted. Visit www.redmountainmusicco.org for more information.

City ideal place for longtime friends’ first collaboration

Done in the spirit of days gone by when neighborhood children would get together and put on a show in their garage, longtime friends Erik Gloege of Boulder City and Adrian Leon of Los Angeles collaborated on a full-length film that was filmed primarily within the community.

Best Bets, Oct. 27-Nov. 2

1 PET BLESSING: Bring your furry, finned or scaly friends to Wilbur Square Park between 8-11 a.m. Saturday for a special blessing from the Rev. Kimber Govett, pastor of Boulder City United Methodist Church. Pet blessings are traditionally held in October to honor St. Francis of Assisi, who blessed animals. All animals must be leashed and/or in a carrier. There is no cost to participate.

Best Bets, Oct. 20-26

1 HOLIDAY TREAT: Trunk or Treat returns to its original format, with children visiting parked cars to gather Halloween treats, Saturday. Scheduled from 5-8 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park, the holiday event, sponsored by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, will include costume and trunk decorating contests, haunted tractor maze, children’s activities and a food truck. Admission is $20 per car without trunk decorations and candy to pass out and $10 per car with trunk decorations and candy to pass out. Visit www.bouldercitychamber.com for more information.

Best Bets, Oct. 13-19

1 COUNTRY STORE: Get ready to shop ‘til you drop. Grace Community Church presents its 75th annual Country Store rummage sale at the church, 1150 Wyoming St. Divided by departments, the sale, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, will feature furniture, electronics, clothing, shoes, jewelry, holiday and home decor, hardware, appliances and more. It also features baked goods and chili made by church members.

Best Bets, Oct. 6-12

1 FIREMEN AND FLAPJACKS: Boulder City Firefighter’s Association presents its annual pancake breakfast and open house. Scheduled from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the municipal fire department, 1101 Elm St., the morning event will include the opportunity to tour the station, look at firefighting equipment, ask firefighters questions, donate blood and, of course, a free pancake breakfast. Donations are welcome and support the association’s work throughout the community.