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Weekend’s Best Bets, Nov. 29

1 LIGHT IT UP: Brighten your holiday season with lights as they are switched on for the first time Friday night at Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave’s Christmas house at 1525 Fifth St. and the city’s official Christmas tree in Frank Crowe Park, 537 Nevada Way. Lights at the house on Fifth Street will be turned on at 5 p.m. and Jingle Cat, Santa and Mrs. Claus will preside over the festivities at the park at 6 p.m.

2 LET ’EM BUG YOU: Boulder City Community Club will present its 44th annual Doodlebug Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the city’s recreation center, 900 Arizona St. More than 130 vendors will showcase handcrafted wares and gift items. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will host Santa’s Picture Party inside the old gym offering a chance to have your or your loved one’s photo taken with Santa Claus.

3 ENJOY THE PARADES: Bands, floats, equestrians and cars decorated for the holiday season will travel the streets in the historic downtown area of Boulder City on Saturday for the annual Santa’s Electric Night Parade. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. on Nevada Way near Wilbur Square Park and ends on Fifth Street. For more parade fun, go to Lake Mead Marina and Las Vegas Boat Harbor for the 42nd annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Lake Mead. The parade departs from the marina at 6:30 p.m.; awards will be presented at the marina at 8:30.

Hall makes a musical journey from Charleston to BC

When the 2023 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced last week, one newer resident of Boulder City had more of an emotional stake in the outcome than most.

Boulder City a popular spot for Hollywood shoots

Filming movies, television shows or commercials in Las Vegas is very common. But over the years, Boulder City has seen its fair share of moments on the both the big and small screen as well as the pages of many magazines.

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.