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Tahoe Ten: Phutureprimitive, cross-country biathlon on tap for weekend

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — 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 Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.

1. Darcy & Lucas at River Ranch

Darcy & Lucas, a Lake Tahoe favorite, will perform back-to-back shows in Tahoe City this weekend. The husband and wife team play a variety of music, from dinnertime jazz to funky blues.

Where: River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, Tahoe City

When: 4-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 15-16

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Cost: Free

Online: riverranchlodge.com

2. Strange Weather at Crystal Bay Casino

Influenced by the sounds of '70s hard rock, Strange Weather, the newest rock band to hit the Lake Tahoe music scene, will play a raucous set Friday on the North Shore.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

3. Phutureprimitive at CBC Crown Room

Bay Area DJ Phutureprimitive — who's electronic music weaves lush melodies across intricate rhythms, groove-heavy beats and fuzzy bass lines — performs inside the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room this weekend.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16

Cost: $18 advance; $23 door; $38 booth seat

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

4. Dawn Oberg at Cottonwood

The San Francisco-based indie pianist Dawn Oberg — who NPR compared to Randy Newman — will perform a free show Friday at Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar in Truckee.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15

Cost: Free

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

5. Adam Theis MOBtet feat. Joe Bagale at Moody's

Adam Theis, a multi-instrumentalist bandleader/composer/producer based in San Francisco, will lead his jazz band for back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee this weekend.

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

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 15-16

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

6. Dippin' Sauce at Bar of America

A Northern California guitarist with a taste for the blues will lead his band into Truckee this weekend for a two-night stand at Bar of America. Dippin' Sauce is fronted by Fair Oaks, Calif. singer and songwriter Matt Rainey.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 15-16

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

7. "Awake: The Life of Yogananda" at For Goodness Sake

An unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s will be shown Friday night at For Goodness Sake.

Where: For Goodness Sake, Truckee

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15

Cost: Free

Online: goodnesssake.org

8. Cross-country skiing biathlon at Sugar Pine Point State Park

Enjoy a family-friendly cross-country skiing biathlon at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Saturday. Ski a trail similar to the biathlon route of the 1960 Winter Olympics, catch your breath, then shoot at a target with a safe laser rifle for accuracy and get timed results.

Where: Sugar Pine Point State Park (west entrance off Highway 89)

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16

Cost: Free ($5 parking per vehicle)

Online: parks.ca.gov

9. Skynnyn Lynnyrd at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

Stripping the music of the legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd down to its finest detail and reassembling it, tribute band Skynnyn Lynnyrd pursues every nuance and detail of the group that gave us "Free Bird" "Sweet Home Alabama" and many more timeless hits.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Stateline

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16

Cost: $15

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

10. Jeremy Hotz at The Improv at Harveys

Canadian-born Jeremy Hotz — a stand-up comedian who's appeared on Comedy Central Presents, the Late Show with David Letterman, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno — will perform Friday-Sunday on the South Shore.

Where: The Improv at Harveys,

When: 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Jan. 15-17

Cost: $25 (Friday and Sunday); $30 Saturday

Online: caesars.com/harveys-tahoe