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Weekend’s Best Bets, Jan. 24

1 CHOOSE TO ACCEPT: Espionage and action go hand in hand in “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” which will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. The film follows Ethan Hunt and the IMF team as they join forces with a CIA assassin to prevent a group of terrorists from carrying out three simultaneous nuclear attacks. Bring blankets and snacks.

2 UNIQUE SOUNDS: Bryan McPherson, who plays Americana, folk and punk music, joins acoustic artist Brock Frabbiele for a Saturday night show at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery. Their show begins at 8:30 p.m. The Dillinger is at 1224 Arizona St. Call 702-293-4001 or visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.

3 TAKE A HIKE: With temperatures expected to hover in the low to mid-60s this weekend, conditions are ideal to hit the trails surrounding Boulder City. The Historic Railroad Trail at Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers an easy stroll along the flat former railroad route. Note: The trail is temporarily closed as tunnel 3 because of deteriorating support beams. For a longer and more strenuous excursion try to River Mountain Loops Trail, which sees its elevation vary by more than 1,300 feet from its highest and lowest points; there are numerous spots to access the trail. For more information about the trails within the park, visit https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/hike.htm.

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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.

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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