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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 CHEERS: The Boulder Beerfest returns to Wilbur Square park in downtown Boulder City for its fifth incarnation. In addition to sampling beers from more than 30 breweries, the festivities will include brewery demonstrations, entertainment, games, food and vendors. A $60 VIP ticket offers admission at 1 p.m., while a $40 general admission ticket offers admission at 3 p.m. The festival concludes at 7 p.m. Visit http://bouldercitybeerfestival.com for more information.

2 PICKLED FUN: Pickleball enthusiasts will gather at the courts at ABC Park, 801 Adams Blvd., for a four-day mix-up/fix-up fundraiser. Games will be played from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Sunday, with competition divided by age and level of ability. There is a $20 entry fee per event, with all proceeds being used to repair the park’s pickleball courts. A free pickleball clinic will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 702-272-9650 or 952-217-0968.

3 CLASSIC ROCK: The West Coast Travelers will bring their version of classic rock and blues to the Backstop Sports Pub, 533 Avenue B, Friday and Saturday. The Las Vegas band specializes in songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, playing everything from Thin Lizzy to the Doobie Brothers, Eagles and Styx. For more information, call 702-294-8445.

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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.

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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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