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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, 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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