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The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are 10 editor's picks for upcoming events this weekend and next week that you're going to want to check out.

1. US Air Force big band concert

The Commanders Jazz Ensemble carries the musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds. Friday's show is a special feature in Truckee's summer outdoor concert series.

Where: Truckee River Regional Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26

Cost: Free

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Online: tdrpd.com

2. Mark Twain's Tales of Tahoe

A performance by McAvoy Layne — Tahoe's longtime Mark Twain doppelgänger — will answer the question, "What was the fate of the Hermit of Emerald Bay?"

Where: Starbucks Building, Incline Village

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26

Cost: $20 cash or check at door; seating limited; RSVP encouraged

Email: mcavoylayne@gmail.com

3. Concerts at Commons Beach

The summer Sunday outdoor beach music series continues, this week featuring the music of Mojo Green and Sugarcane Jane. This Sunday's special event is the Mobility Expo.

Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City

When: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, June 28

Cost: Free

Online: ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com

4. Music in the Park

One of Truckee's most entertaining free events continues next week with a free show from Groove Foundry. Bring your food, drinks, chairs and blankets to have a fun summer evening in the park.

Where: Truckee River Regional Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1

Cost: Free

Online: tdrpd.com

5. Free music in Crystal Bay

Two free shows this weekend include "Island of Black & White" on Friday and "The Boogie Knights: Timoteo Gigante & Phleck" on Saturday, both in the Red Room.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

When: Friday, Saturday 9 p.m., June 26-27

Cost: Free

Online: CrystalBayCasino.com

6. Music on the Beach

Music on the Beach is a great way to get your summer weekend started — with a laid-back feel in one of the most beautiful, natural settings with spectacular sunsets unlike any other Tahoe/Truckee music venue. This Friday, it's Groove Foundry.

Where: Kings Beach State Recreation Area

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26

Cost: Free

Online: NorthTahoeBusiness.org

7. Bluesdays Tuesdays

The outdoor concert series at the Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians, great food offerings from restaurants and a blues bar with beer, wine and spirits. Next week's featured act is Ron Hacker.

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 30

Cost: Free

Online: SquawAlpine.com

8. Yoga Squaw'd Wednesdays

Ideal for beginners and yogis alike, Yoga Squaw'd returns next week with complimentary yoga classes with special guest appearances from well-known yoga instructors. Next week, Sherry McConkey is featured.

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 1

Cost: Free

Online: SquawAlpine.com

9. Beatles or Rolling Stones?

Tahoe Donner's annual Summer Concert on the Green returns this year with '60s and '70s flair as the iconic rock and roll era is recreated next weekend with tribute bands to the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

Where: Tahoe Donner Driving Range, Truckee

When: 5 p.m. Friday, July 3

Cost: $35 adults; $15 for kids 7-12

Online: TahoeDonner.com

10. Free Outdoor Movie Series

Kicking off next week and each Thursday into late August, families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen. Next week's movie is "Paddington."

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: 8:30 p.m. (weather permitting) Thursday, July 2

Cost: Free

Online: ToccataTahoe.com