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Tahoe Ten: Mark Twain’s birthday, Led Zepagain highlight weekend

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Here are the Sierra Sun-Bonanza's picks for the Top 10 events to check out this Halloween weekend:

1. Mark Twain's 180th Birthday Celebration

Local impressionist McAvoy Layne will perform "Secrets of Longevity & Etiquette on Getting Into Heaven" to celebrate Mark Twain's 180th Birthday Celebration. For reservations, which are encouraged, as seating is limited to 50 people, call 775-833-1835 or email mcavoylayne@gmail.com

Where: Mark Twain Room at History Exhibit, Incline Village

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Cost: $20

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Online: ghostoftwain.com

2. Gipsy Moon at Crystal Bay Casino

Gipsy Moon, a four-piece indie-folk band based in Colorado, will bring its soothing harmonies and acoustic-driven sound to the Crystal Bay Casino for a free show Friday.

Where: Crystal Bay Club Red Room

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

3. Twiddle & The Werks at CBC Crown Room

The Vermont-based quartet Twiddle & The Werks — who blend jazz, bluegrass and funk, among others — will play a free show in Crystal Bay on Saturday night.

Where: Crystal Bay Club Crown Room

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

4. The Carolyn Sills Combo at Moody's

The Carolyn Sills Combo, who's nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing Group of the Year, will stir up a feet-stomping time two nights in a row in downtown Truckee.

Where: Moody's Bistro, Bar & Beats, Truckee

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14.

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

5. Troy Cavins at Cottonwood

Troy Cavins, a new age and jazz influenced guitarist, will put on a free performance Friday at the Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar in Truckee.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Cost: Free

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

6. 17th annual Ski Swap at Tahoe XC

Tahoe Cross Country will hold its annual ski swap for those interested in getting started, or getting some new gear for cross country skate-skiing, striding and snowshoeing.

Where: Tahoe Cross Country, located two miles east of Tahoe City

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Cost: Free

Online: tahoexc.org

7. Guitar Town at Bar of America

Truckee's own Guitar Town, an acoustic/electric duo, will play a mix of rock, pop and traditional country music at Bar of America on Friday and Saturday.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14.

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

8. "Death of a Salesman" at LTCC

Theatergoers can get an intimate look at the pitfalls of the American Dream in South Lake Tahoe starting this week. Arthur Miller's 1949 American classic "Death of a Salesman" opens Friday, Nov. 13, at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Where: Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Cost: $10 general; $5 seniors, students with ID, groups of eight or more.

Online: ltcc.edu/theatrearts

9. Diamond Rio at Harrah's Lake Tahoe

With decades of hits and awards under their belts, Diamond Rio, a country and southern Gospel outfit, hits the stage at Harrah's South Shore Room.

Where: Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Stateline

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Cost: $38.53 plus fees

Online: ticketmaster.com

10. Led Zepagain at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Led Zepagain, highly regarded as the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin in the world today, will kick down the doors of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Stateline

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Cost: $10

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com