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Tahoe Ten: Tahoe Symphony Orchestra, Jim Belushi highlight weekend

TOCCATA returns this week with its annual performances of Handel'ss "Messiah."
Courtesy Joy Strotz / Strotz Photography |

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

1. Little Hurricane at Crystal Bay Casino

Little Hurricane, a rock and dirty blues duo based in San Diego, will bring their lo-fi sound to North Lake Tahoe for a free show at the Crystal Bay Casino.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

2. Foreverland at Crystal Bay Casino

Billed as “the electrifying 14-piece tribute to Michael Jackson,” Foreverland will showcase its dynamic vocalists and powerhouse rhythm and horn sections as it recreates hits from the Jackson 5 era through the end of the King of Pop’s iconic career.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

Cost: $15 advance; $18 door; $35 booth seat

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

3. George Souza at Moody’s

Guitar aficionado George Souza will flash his flamenco, jazz and blues stylings this weekend with back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee.

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

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 11-12

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

4. Forget the Roses at Bar of America

Forget the Roses, a four-piece outfit based in Truckee, will bring its blend of electrified Americana, bluegrass, blues and more to Bar of America for two free shows at Bar of America.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 11-12

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

5. Tahoe Symphony Orchestra in Incline Village

The Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will kick off its annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” in Incline Village this weekend.

Where: Cornerstone Community Church, Incline Village

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

Cost: $30 adults; $25 seniors; $5 for students 19-23 with ID

Online: toccatatahoe.com

6. Tintabulations handbell concert at North Lake Tahoe

Tintabulations, Reno’s own premier handbell ensemble that’s been performing since 1987, will perform a free show at The Village Church in Incline Village on Sunday.

Where: The Village Church, Incline Village

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13

Cost: Free

Online: tintabulations.com

7. Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy at Tahoe’s MontBleu

Comedian Jim Belushi, who’s credits include “Saturday Night Live” and more than 75 movies, will host an improv sketch comedy show on the South Shore this weekend.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

Cost: $35 plus fees

Online: montbleuresort.com

8. Truckee High School holiday concert

Truckee High School bands, under the direction of Mr. Jesse Steele, will present a festive community concert on Tuesday. The free concert will include performances by the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Band and a Jazz Combo group.

Where: Truckee High School

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15

Cost: Free

9. Doobies, Inc. at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Doobies Brother tribute band Doobies, Inc. will bring over 40 years of hits that could only come from the Doobie Brothers’ sound — an infectious mix of rock, country, R&B, jazz and folk — to Lake Tahoe on Saturday.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Stateline

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

Cost: $10

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

10. Ladies’ Shopping & Wine Tasting Night at Tahoe Donner

Ladies will enjoy 20 percent off on all retail and a free wine tasting, courtesy of the Pour House, at Tahoe Donner’s Alder Creek Adventure Center.

Where: Alden Creek Adventure Center

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11

Cost: Retail is 20 percent off; wine tasting is free

Online: tahoedonner.com

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