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Tahoe Ten: NYC Chamber Ballet, Gin Blossoms among top events this weekend

New York City’s New Chamber Ballet will perform at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 16-17, at the Art Haus and Cinema in Tahoe City.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Check out the top 10 Tahoe events to check out this weekend:

1. NYC’s New Chamber Ballet comes to Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, which launched its first full series in February, rounds out its inaugural season with New York City’s New Chamber Ballet, a daring, simplistic and intimate brand of ballet.

Where: Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, Tahoe City

When: Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 16-17

Cost: $20 ($15 for students and seniors)

Online: laketahoedancecollective.org

2. Fall Harvest Festival in Olympic Valley

The Resort at Squaw Creek hosts its annual Harvest Festival all weekend long, featuring an Oktoberfest dinner, Glow Golf, wine and cider tastings and a whole lot more.

Where: Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 16-18 (times of events vary)

Cost: Rates begin at $139 per night

Online: squawcreek.com/events/harvest-festival

3. The Expanders at Crystal Bay Casino

The Expanders, who’ve crafted their sound around classic 1970s and early ’80s reggae with three-part harmonies, bring their sound to North Lake Tahoe for a free show.

Where: Crystal Bay Club Casino Red Room, Crystal Bay

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

Cost: Free

Online: devildogshows.com

4. The McCoy Tyler Band at Moody’s

Progressive folk trio The McCoy Tyler Band — which fuses elements of folk, bluegrass, blues, and more — plays back-to-back free shows in Truckee this weekend.

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

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

5. Community Garage Sale & Party in Truckee

Tahoe Mountain Fitness and InnerRhythms are hosting a Community Garage Sale & Party, which will also include a bake sale and raffle, along with performances by the InnerRhythms dancers.

Where: Tahoe Mountain Fitness, Truckee

When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Cost: Free to attend

Online: innerrhythms.org

6. Community Wellness Day

This free event is held to celebrate community and #KeepingTahoeWell with movement, education, healing and food. Activities include workshops and lectures, local vendors, a wellness raffle with prizes from local businesses, live music and more.

Where: Lake Tahoe Wellness Center, Kings Beach

When: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Cost: Free

Online: laketahoewellnesscenter.com

7. Gin Blossoms bring’ 90s hits to South Tahoe

Post-grunge rock stalwarts Gin Blossoms will have a number of hits to run through during a performance in the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room this Saturday.

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Cost: $29.35 plus fees

Online: ticketmaster.com

8. Mark Mackay at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The Los Angeles blues guitarist, who’s influenced by everyone from Waylon Jennings to Jimi Hendrix, plays a free show Friday in South Tahoe.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Stateline

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

Cost: Free

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

9. Colyar, Lawand perform at Improv Lake Tahoe

Comedians Michael Colyar, whose diverse career includes supporting roles in comedy films (e.g. “House Party 3”), and Gilbert Lawand, who opened up for Dave Chappelle last year, bring their own unique brand of humor.

Where: Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino, Stateline

When: 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 16-18

Cost: $25 plus fees Friday, Sunday; $30 plus fees Saturday

Online: ceasars.com/harveys-tahoe

10. Serina Dawn Duo at Cottonwood

Soulful singer Serina Dawn and guitarist Ben “Jammin” Martin perform a free set Friday in Truckee.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

Cost: Free

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com/music