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Tahoe Ten: Warren Miller premiere, ‘Locals Last Waltz’ highlight weekend

Truckee's Amie Engerbretson, pictured by her father Jeff, gets fresh turns at Big Sky in Montana. Engerbretson is one of several Tahoe locals who appear in Warren Miller's latest movie, "Chasing Shadows." The movie is set to make its South Shore premiere at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5.
Courtesy / Jeff Engerbretson |

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

1. North Tahoe premiere of Warren Miller’s ‘Chasing Shadows’

This weekend, take a glimpse into the world of professional freeskiing with a viewing of Warren Miller’s latest movie “Chasing Shadows.” The film features a handful of Tahoe skiers, such as Amie Engerbretson and JT Holmes, and is narrated by Squaw Valley Olympic icon Jonny Moseley.

Where: Olympic Village Conference Center, Squaw Valley

When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 27-28. Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $14

Online: warrenmillermovie.com

2. ‘Locals Last Waltz’ featuring Jelly Bread & Friends at CBC

Tahoe area favorites Jelly Bread will celebrate and recreate The Band’s farewell concert appearance, The Last Waltz, with a free show inside Crystal Bay Casino’s historic Crown Room.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

3. Gingerbread Village unveiling at Squaw Creek

Experience the magic of holiday season by strolling through the Gingerbread Village and watching the Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will feature a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn sleigh rides through the meadow, and seasonal music performed by local youth.

Where: Resort at Squaw Creek, Squaw Valley

When: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27

Cost: Free

Online: squawcreek.com

4. Welcome to Winter Party at Squaw Valley

Visit the Village at Squaw Valley for its “Welcome to Winter Party.” The all day shindig includes big benefits for pass holders on merchandise and all-day events, including the Patagonia Grand Opening Party, beverage specials, live music and more.

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: Events from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.

Cost: Discounts for season pass holders

Online: squawalpine.com

5. Truckee Ice Rink opening

Bring the family out for the Truckee Ice Rink’s opening day on Friday. Located in the Truckee River Regional Park, the Truckee Ice Rink features public skating, skate rentals, a snack bar, group and private lessons for all ages, and more.

Where: Truckee Ice Rink, Truckee Regional Park

When: Friday, Nov. 27

Cost: $5 adults; $4 children; $6 non-district

Online: tdrpd.org

6. Joe Grissino at Cottonwood

Versatile guitarist and vocalist Joe Grissino will bring his eclectic blend of rock, jazz, funk and blues to Cottonwood Restaurant for a free show Friday.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27

Cost: Free

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

7. Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra at Moody’s

Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, a four-piece outfit from Santa Cruz, will bring their trance-based blues to downtown Truckee for a weekend of free shows at Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats.

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

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 27-28

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

8. Alder Creek Adventure Center opening

The Alder Creek Adventure Center at Tahoe Donner will open its doors to the public Friday with a grand opening party. This free event includes live music, appetizers, family entertainment and activities, and a no-host bar from 5-7 p.m.

Where: Tahoe Donner, Truckee

When: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27

Cost: Free

Online: tahoedonner.com

9. Mojo Green at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Plenty of funk and soul will cap off Black Friday at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore as Reno’s Mojo Green takes the stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a free show.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27

Cost: Free

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

10. Dream and Dreamer at Bar of America

Dream and Dreamer, a rock-and-roll duo hailing from Grass Valley/Nevada City, will play all the hits, past and present, during back-to-back free shows at Bar of America this weekend.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 27-28

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

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