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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 BLOCK PARTY: The Dillinger’s sixth annual event kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday on Arizona Street in front of the restaurant. The festivities will include contests such as best dog, Teenie Weenie Hot Dog eating and beer drinking; vendors; food trucks and entertainment. This year’s lineup includes The Junkyard Dogs, a local band that has been performing for more than 30 years, opening for musicians such as Blue Oyster Cult and Jim Messina; Lenguas Largas out of Tucson, Arizona; Sandy Nelson; Sam Sex Mary and The Dirty Hooks. There will be a raffle, with proceeds benefiting the Shane Patton Scholarship Foundation. Visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.

2 LOOK TO THE HORIZON: Songwriters and musicians Ashley Norton and Edward Williams formed Whitherward in Nashville in 2013 and then began touring the United States playing their original music. They stop at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. at 8 p.m. Saturday. Their name, based on an Old English adverb meaning “in which direction,” aptly describes their philosophy of touring the nation, seeing what’s on the next horizon and inspiring their tunes. The brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

3 LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES: Head over to the amphitheater at the Boulder City Library at 8 p.m. Friday for a showing of the Oscar-winning film “La La Land,” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks. Some snacks will be available for purchase. The library is at 701 Adams Blvd. Call 702-293-1281 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.

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.