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Tahoe Ten: Retro ski party at Squaw Creek, Cheap Trick highlight weekend

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Here are the Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza's picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend:

1. Community Chorus Sing-Along Caroling Party is Sunday

Enjoy singing your favorite Christmas carols while sipping hot chocolate and sampling holiday treats with the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus for its Christmas Caroling Party in Truckee on Sunday. (Note: Wear your ugliest sweater or your most festive outfit and win a prize.)

Where: Community Arts Center, Truckee.

When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20

Cost: Free

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Online: truckeechorus.org

2. Tubing at Tahoe Donner Snowplay

Tube under the lights Friday at Tahoe Donner Snowplay until 6:30 p.m. — two hours later than Snowplay typically closes — for night sledding. Sledding hours begin at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Tahoe Donner Snowplay, Truckee

When: 1:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Cost: Prices vary

Online: tahoedonner.com/snowplay

3. Christmas concert feat. Julie Elias

Christian music sensation Julie Elias will lead a festive and family friendly Christmas concert — featuring players from the Reno Philharmonic — for the Incline Village community Friday night.

Where: The Village Church, Incline Village

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Cost: Free

Online: inclinechurch.org

4. Wake of the Dead at Crystal Bay

Wake of the Dead, a Grateful Dead tribute band based in Chico, unleashes all the Grateful Dead hits from the stage of the CBC Red Room for a free show Friday night.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

5. Nas Ja & The Fruitbat at CBC

DJs Nas Ja & Tha Fruitbat will stir up a dance party scene inside the Crystal Bay Casino Red Room for a free show Saturday night.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

When: 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

6. Frankie Boots & the Country Line at Moody's

San Francisco-based Frankie Boots & the Country Line, a rollicking folk/Americana/country step quintet, will play back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee this weekend.

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

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 18-19

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

7. Neva at Cottonwood

Soulful singer-songwriter Neva returns to Truckee with a new batch of songs when she performs at the Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar for a free show Friday night.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Cost: Free

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

8. South Shore Choirs at MontBleu

Eight South Shore choirs will come together for the 21st annual MontBleu Holiday Extravaganza, which includes a performance Friday night.

Where: MontBleu Resort, Stateline

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Cost: $10 adults; $5 students and seniors

Online: montbleuresort.com

9. Cheap Trick at Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Cheap Trick — a 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee known for hits "Surrender," "I Want You to Want Me," and "Dream Police" — will perform on the South Shore on Saturday night.

Where: Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Stateline

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

Cost: $44.95 plus fees

Online: ticketmaster.com

10. 6th Annual Sandy's Pub Retro Party

Turn back the clock and cut a rug in your best 80's ski fashions at the 6th annual Sandy's Pub Retro Party on Friday night at the Resort at Squaw Creek at Squaw Valley. The 21-and-over DJ dance party will feature music by Chango with special guest DJ Zoso.

Where: Resort at Squaw Creek

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Cost: $5

Online: squawcreek.com