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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 DAM FINE FILMS: The 13th annual Dam Short Film Festival will be held at the historic Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St. More than 100 short movies in a variety of genres will be screened through Saturday, all organized into blocks with shared themes. There’s something for everyone with romance, comedy, animation, drama, horror and international films. There’s even a showcase of films made by Nevadans. Tickets are $9 per block, $35 per day or $100 for all four days. Call 702-509-4326 or visit www.damshortfilm.org for more information.

2 WINE AND ROMANCE: The Best Dam Wine Walk returns to downtown from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the theme for the month is Sweetheart Walk. There will be wine and appetizers at more than 20 participating stores and restaurants. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 a couple. Purchase a wine glass and pick up a wristband as well as a map at the first stop, Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way.

3 FEELING THE BLUES: Full Throttle Blues Band will perform from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Jack’s Place Bar &Grill. The Las Vegas-based four-piece, blues group, featuring Boulder City’s own Tim “Spider” Web, has been performing for over a decade. Playing everything from blues classics by originators Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, to more contemporary hits by Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, their set includes a little something for everyone, as they even mix in a little reggae and rumba. Jack’s Place is at 544 Nevada Way. For more information, call 702-293-4001.

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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.

Film fest returns to in-person schedule

After two years of trying to do everything online, Lee Lanier is ready to welcome live audiences back to the Dam Short Film Festival. The latest edition of the popular festival is scheduled to run Feb. 16-20 in downtown Boulder City.