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Tahoe Ten: MARTyPARTy show, Santa Claus in Tahoma highlight weekend

Brandon Schwartz, an avalanche forecaster with the Sierra Avalanche Center, digs a snow pit to analyze the snowpack. The Sierra Avalanche Center's annual Backcountry Ball will be held at Sugar Bowl's Mt. Judah Lodge this Saturday, Dec. 5.
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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. MARTyPARTy at Crystal Bay Casino

MARTyPARTy, an electronic music composer, producer and performer, brings his rich melodic layering — from slowed down grooves to high-energy dance music — to the North Shore this Friday.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

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

Cost: $17 (advance); $20 (door)

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

2. Battlehooch at Moody’s

Battlehooch, a San Francisco-based rock group that infuses R&B, psychedelia, and modern pop, will perform 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. 4-5

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

3. Backcountry Ball 2015 at Sugar Bowl

Brush up on your backcountry knowledge in a festive atmosphere at the Sierra Avalanche Center’s annual Backcountry Ball. The event includes dinner, a silent auction, a cash bar and music, and a slide show presentation by Kevin Quinn from Points North Heli-Adventures.

Where: Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Judah Lodge

When: Doors 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., event 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5

Cost: $25 advance, $30 door

Online: sierraavalanchecenter.org

4. Paul Covarelli at Bar of America

Truckee’s own Paul Covarelli, an accomplished veteran guitarist who excels in a bevy of music styles, will play consecutive free shows at Bar of America this weekend.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 4-5

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

5. Festive Fridays in downtown Truckee

Come out and enjoy all that Historic Downtown Truckee has to offer for the first Festive Friday, which runs from 4-6 p.m. and will feature free parking. Shops will be open late and offering specials for the season, restaurants are waiting to tempt your taste buds, and the holiday lights are a perfect setting to get you in the holiday spirit.

Where: Historic Downtown Truckee

When: 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

Cost: Free

Online: historictruckee.com

6. Santa Landing in Tahoma Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to Lake Tahoe’s West Shore for a program that will include Christmas caroling and free hot cocoa, cider and cookies. Santa will arrive by fire truck with presents for the children. All ages welcome.

Where: Marie Sluchak Community Park, Tahoma

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

Cost: Free

Online: bit.ly/1XCxC7j

7. SNC Tahoe Choir Holiday Concert

John Rutter’s “Gloria,” alternating soaring vocals with contemporary harmonies, will highlight the annual choir concert, which will also feature brass, percussion, keyboard and handbell performances.

Where: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

Cost: $15 presale and seniors, $20 door, children free

Online: sierranevada.edu

8. Jelly Bread at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

Tahoe area favorites Jelly Bread, a Reno-based outfit identified as roots-rook meeting funk and soul, will perform a free show Friday on the South Shore.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Stateline

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

Cost: Free

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

9. Fleetwood Mask at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

Fleetwood Mask, widely considered the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will perform the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac on Saturday at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Stateline

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

Cost: $10

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

10. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Led Zeppelin and rock fans alike will get a chance to witness drummer Jason Bonham, son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, pay homage to Zeppelin with his five-man Led Zeppelin Experience on Saturday on the South Shore.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

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

Cost: $50/$60 plus fees

Online: montbleuresort.com/entertainment

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