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

Check out the full moon as it shines above Lake Tahoe this Saturday evening.
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1. Lake Tahoe Full Moon Hike

Enjoy an evening at Van Sickle Bi-State Park watching the sunset and the moon rise. The hike begins by traveling uphill through the historic park to watch as the moon rises from the East over Daggett Summit and passes over onto the Carson Range.

Where: Van Sickle Bi-State Park

When: 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29

Cost: Free; register online

Online: tahoerimtrail.org

2. Vokab Kompany at Crystal Bay

In a show presented by local company bigtruck, the San Diego-based American hip-hop and live-electronic band will perform an energetic show as part of “A Fun First Benefit” to support the local nonprofit High Fives Foundation.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28

Cost: $20-$25

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 New Monsoon, a highly popular rock jam band that is based in the San Francisco area.

Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City

When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30

Cost: Free

Online: concertsatcommonsbeach.com

4. Gallery Keoki artist signing

Award-winning photographic artist Keoki Flagg will release his stunning new book “Elemental” at a special evening signing event at his gallery in Squaw Valley.

Where: Gallery Keoki, Village at Squaw Valley

When: 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29

Cost: Free

Online: gallerykeoki.com

5. Wine Walk at Northstar

Sample delicious wine varietals and savor light snacks in various boutique locations at Northstar California’s Wine Walks, scheduled the final Saturday of each month.

Where: The Village at Northstar California

When: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29

Cost: $25 advance; $30 day of

Online: northstarcalifornia.com

6. Old Buddies Softball Tournament

The Truckee Optimist Club’s Old Buddies Softball Tournament is a slow pitch tournament is open to both local and out of town teams. Emphasis is on fun and camaraderie.

Where: Truckee River Regional Park, Truckee

When: All day Saturday, Aug. 29

Cost: Free to watch

Call: Jon Traeger at 530-587-7572

7. Piecing Together Landscapes gallery

“Piecing Together Landscapes” is an art exhibit by Kate Kerrigan, whose photographic compositions have unique perspective and tend to be rather emotive, drawing on feelings of isolation, melancholy, solitude and contemplation.

Where: North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City

When: All day through Monday, Aug. 31

Cost: Free to view

Online: northtahoearts.com

8. Drop Theory at Bar of America

Drop Theory, a North Lake Tahoe-based band featuring infectious, high-energy party music will entertain the downtown visiting crowd at the iconic Bar of America.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28

Cost: Free for patrons

Online: barofamerica.com

9. History of Carson Pass Walk

A free History of Carson Pass Walk is offered each Saturday. Carson Pass, southwest of Lake Tahoe, boasts distant views, alpine lakes and wildflower-filled meadows. And it’s the area’s colorful history that will be on display this weekend.

Where: Carson Pass Information Station, Highway 88

When: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29

Cost: Free

Online: enfia.org/carson-pass/overview

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 Carolyn Wonderland. Bluesday guests receive discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages and food and drink specials.

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1

Cost: Free

Online: squawalpine.com