Your Tahoe Weekend: Ring in November with fun local events

Cassandra Walker
Margo Hayes shows her climbing ability among other athletes during the REEL ROCK climbing film screening at High Altitude Fitness.
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Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at


High Altitude Fitness in Incline will host a rock climbing movie premier.

Where: High Altitude Fitness | 880 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village, Nev.

When: Friday, Nov. 3 | 7-11 p.m.

Cost: Presale $16


2. First Fridays Downtown Truckee

Spend an evening with the community visiting participating local shops displaying a flag out front.

Where: Downtown Truckee

When: Friday, Nov. 3 | 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Free


3. First Friday at Five

Tahoe Silicon Mountain offers entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to a roundtable event.

Where: The Lift | 12242 Business Park Drive, Suite 19, Truckee

When: Friday, Nov. 3 | 5-7 p.m.

Cost: Free


4. 29th Annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival

Sip boutique wine tastings and enjoy appetizers all while supporting Tahoe SAFE Alliance.

Where: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe | 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village

When: Saturday, Nov. 4 | 6-10 p.m.

Cost: $125


5. Fall 10 Minute Play Festival 2017

Truckee Community Theater presents a program of short plays spanning a wide array of genres.

Where: Community Arts Center | 10046 Church St., Truckee

When: Saturday, Nov. 4 | 7 p.m.

Cost: $15


6. UFC 217 Viewing Party at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

UFC fans can catch the action from the Vinyl Show Room at the Hard Rock during their exclusive Bisping vs. St-Pierre viewing party. Must be 21 and older.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe | South Lake Tahoe

When: Saturday, Nov. 4 | 4 p.m.

Cost: $15 general admission


7. 41st Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot & the Mashed Potato Mile

Join in on a fun race around Donner Lake spanning 7 miles for enthusiastic runners, walkers and families.

Where: Truckee Events | 10065 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: Saturday, Nov. 4 | 8 a.m.

Cost: $15-$40


8. Sacred Smudge Sticks

Sierra Valley’s Aurora Wellise will teach folklore, medicinal and magical qualities of burning certain plants, flowers, herbs and common weeds, a practice called smudging.

Where: Atelier Truckee | 10128 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: Sunday, Nov. 5 | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $65


9. Rising from the Fire

Tahoe Activist Artists presents their second major art exhibition from South Shore, featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and hands-on activities for adults and kids.

Where: High Vibe Society Artisan Collective | 989 3rd St., South Lake Tahoe

When: Sunday, Nov. 5 – Monday, Nov. 6

Cost: Free with ticket from Eventbrite


10. Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a pancake breakfast, with proceeds directly supporting Sierra Senior Services, the local Meals on Wheels provider.

Where: Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Community Room | 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee

When: Sunday, Nov. 5 | 8 a.m.

Cost: Adults: $10, Children: $5


Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.

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