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The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss

Scott Pemberton can shred a guitar like no one's business.
Courtesy Tony Dellacioppa |

1. Sugar Pine Foundation Hike

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Sugar Pine Foundation are teaming for a morning of education and fun with an easy 2-mile hike at Echo Summit and traveling south along the Tahoe Rim and Pacific Crest trails to Benwood Meadow.

Where: Start at Echo Summit, South Shore

When: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 22

Cost: Free; register online

Online: tahoerimtrail.org

2. Scott Pemberton Trio at CBC

The Crystal Bay Casino’s Red Room offers a more intimate setting than the acoustically ambitious Crown Room. This weekend, enjoy the masterful guitar riffs of Portland, Ore.-native Scott Pemberton and the Scott Pemberton Trio.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

3. Concerts at Commons Beach

The annual summer outdoor concert series continues Sunday from the shores of Lake Tahoe with a performance by the Brothers Comatose, a 5-piece string band from San Francisco that’s growing in popularity.

Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City

When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23

Cost: Free

Online: concertsatcommonsbeach.com

4. Trail Running Demo Weekend

Both Hoka One One and Altra Running will be on hand for a two-part trail running demo weekend, allowing a unique opportunity to test some of the most popular trail models currently on the market.

Where: Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23

Cost: Free

Online: alpenglowsports.com

5. Grateful Dead tribute band in Crystal Bay

Be sure to say “Fare Thee Well” to Saturday at the casino’s Red Room, which welcomes Wake of the Dead, a tribute to what many say is the greatest band of all time — the Grateful Dead.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

6. Donner Summit Boulder Bash

The second annual Boulder Bash competition and climbing festival returns to Donner Summit. The weekend will include an all-ages competition, slide show and presentation by Lisa Rands, free climbing clinics, free after-party and more.

Where: Slideshow at California 89, downtown Truckee

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 (slideshow); all day Saturday, Aug. 22

Cost: Free to watch; $5 suggested donation Friday

Online: tahoesportshub.com

7. Twain’s Tales of Tahoe

Enjoy stories of Lake Tahoe’s history, as well as a lesson on “How to Tell a Story” during the next performance by Mark Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne (an Incline Village resident).

Where: Starbucks Building, Incline Village

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21

Cost: $20, cash or check only

Online: ghostoftwain.com

8. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival finalé

The 43rd Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival includes rotating performances of the romantic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” and the musical “The Fantasticks” at the stunning Lake Tahoe stage at Sand Harbor. Final curtain is Sunday.

Where: Sand Harbor State Park

When: Showtimes at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Aug. 21-23

Cost: Tickets start at $15

Online: laketahoeshakespeare.com

9. Donner Docks Cleanup Day

The first-ever Donner Docks Cleanup Day is an effort to clean up trash on the public docks and in the surrounding area of Donner Lake. The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is hosting the event in an effort to help sustain and preserve the docks at Donner Lake for years to come.

Where: Donner Lake, Truckee

When: All day Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22

Cost: Free to help

Online: tdrpd.org

10. Tuesday Bluesdays at Squaw

The weekly music series featuring acclaimed blues musicians, delicious grab-and-go bites, and a Blues Bar serving beer, wine and spirits continues next week with The Blues Monsters. Bluesday guests receive discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages and food and drink specials.

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25

Cost: Free

Online: squawalpine.com