Your Tahoe Weekend: Ski and Snowboard Swap, Chocolate & Wine Festival & more! |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Ski and Snowboard Swap, Chocolate & Wine Festival & more!

The annual Truckee Ski and Snowboard Swap, hosted by TDRPD, will take place Saturday at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

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1. Truckee Ski and Snowboard Swap

Back with a wide variety of new and used equipment, accessories, clothing and miscellaneous winter gear for the entire family, the Truckee Ski and Snowboard Swap returns on Saturday. The event, held at the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, will also feature local reps from ski shops and resorts to answer your questions.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

Where: TDRPD Community Recreation Center, Truckee

Cost: $2 admission for ages 13 and up. Kids 12 and under are free.


2. Hibbity Dibbity at Crystal Bay Casino

Hibbity Dibbity, a San Francisco-based quartet, will bring its “swamp funk” sound to the North Shore for a free show inside the Crystal Bay Casino Red Room.

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

Cost: Free


3. Le Boeuf Brothers Quintet at Moody’s

Pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf and their band will bring their modern jazz sound — characterized by odd time signatures, shifting harmonies and the influences of hip hop, among others — to downtown Truckee this weekend for back-to-back free shows.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5

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

Cost: Free


4. Far West Nordic Kickoff Party at Cottonwood

Take part in an evening of fun, food and friends at the Far West Nordic Kickoff Party at Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar in Truckee. A tribute to the Far West Nordic coaches, the event will include a social hour with a cash bar, a three-course dinner with beer and a wine, and a raffle.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

Cost: $60 Far West members; $70 non-members


5. Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival

Delight your taste buds with the 28th annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival, held Saturday on the North Shore. Chocolate from eight local Tahoe culinary artists and wine from 10 acclaimed California wine regions will be featured at the event, which serves as a fundraiser for Tahoe SAFE Alliance.

When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

Where: Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom, Incline Village

Tickets: $125


6. Visceral at Fat Cat Bar & Grill

Visceral, a powerhouse sibling duo of Dave Beck and Emily Hammer, will perform soulful originals and classic contemporary covers Friday at Fat Cat Bar & Grill in Tahoe City.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4

Where: Fat Cat Bar & Grill, Tahoe City

Cost: Free


7. The Last Revel at Moe’s Original BBQ

The Last Revel, a three-piece outfit from Minnesota using folk-minded three-part harmonies, will bring its rebellious rock attitude and raw traditional instrumentation to Tahoe City on Sunday.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

Where: Moe’s Original BBQ, Tahoe City

Cost: Free


8. Bread and Butter Band at Lakeside Inn and Casino

South Lake Tahoe’s own Bread and Butter Band will bring its folk, blues and soul mash-up to the Lakeside Inn and Casino for a night of jams on Saturday. The band is known for smooth guitar and soulful voices, showcased in both mellow songs and high-energy classics.

When: 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

Where: Lakeside Inn & Casino, Stateline

Cost: Free


9. Night of Magic at The Loft

The Loft’s standard Magic Fusion show gets a twist on Friday, as Tahoe Youth and Family Services holds its inaugural Night of Magic in the Heavenly Village lounge theater. The event is “a perfect blend of magic and comedy, featuring world-class, award-winning magicians from around the world,” according to The Loft’s website.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4

Where: The Loft, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: $60


10. Clear Conscience at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

California’s Clear Conscience, which blends rock and a dash of hip-hop with Reggae, will perform a free show Saturday on the South Shore. Reggae rocker Dollar$hort will warm up the crowd as the opening act.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: Free


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