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Weekend’s Best Bets, May 24

1 THEY’RE SMOKIN’: More than 30 professional and amateur barbecue teams will converge on downtown Boulder City on Friday and Saturday for the Rotary Club of Boulder City’s 14th annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge. While the teams are preparing their entries, visitors can enjoy barbecue dishes from vendors, shopping and entertainment. Among the highlights are the rib-eating contest pitting Boulder City policemen against firemen, Best Dam Car Show and the KidsQue competition. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. Visit https://www.bestdambarbecue.com for more information.

2 REMEMBERING THE FALLEN: Memorial Day and the sacrifices made to protect our nation will be honored during several ceremonies Sunday and Monday. Fly Your Flags Over Hoover Dam Run will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday as hundreds of motorcyclists make their way to Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, for a special service. At 9 a..m. Monday, the American Legion, Post 31, and its auxiliary will hold a ceremony at Boulder City Cemetery, 501 Adams Blvd. At 1 p.m. Monday, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services will hold a ceremony in the chapel at the veterans cemetery.

3 GRAB YOUR DANCING SHOES: A social line dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Vinny’s Pizzeria, 1632 Boulder City Parkway. Contact Lynn St. Pierre at 702-862-6558 for details.

Hall makes a musical journey from Charleston to BC

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Boulder City a popular spot for Hollywood shoots

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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.