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Your Tahoe Weekend: G. Love & Special Sauce, twilight snowshoe tour on tap

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. Moondog Matinee at Crystal Bay Casino

The five-piece rock outfit Moondog Matinee, who hail from Reno, brings their high-energy and throwback mix of rock and blues to the North Shore for a free show Friday.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

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Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

2. Julie Courtney and Doug Nichols at Cottonwood

San Francisco-based singer Julie Nichols and guitarist Doug Nichols will perform an intimate acoustic set in Truckee on Friday.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

Cost: Free

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

3. The Podunk Poets at Moody's

The Podunk Poets, a duet-fronted band with a unique sound inspired by honkytonk and classic country, will perform back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee this weekend.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30

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

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

4. Drop Theory at Bar of America

Truckee-based funk band Drop Theory will bring its high-energy funk-centric sound to Bar of America for two free shows this weekend.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

5. G. Love & Special Sauce at Harrah's

G. Love & Special Sauce will bring its "fullest realization of the hip-hop blues" to Lake Tahoe's South Shore for a funky show featuring "trashcan blues" this weekend.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30

Where: Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: $32.11 plus fees

Online: harrahstahoe.caesars.com

6. Bearwulf at Fat Cat Bar & Grill

Bearwulf — a three-piece rock outfit crafting classic rock, psychedelic and soul — will kick down the doors of the Fat Cat Bar & Grill on Friday.

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29

Where: Fat Cat Bar & Grill, Tahoe City

Cost: Free

Online: fatcattahoe.com

7. Tahoe symphony orchestra feat. Liz Pitcairn

The Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will continue its 11th annual WinterFest this weekend with guest Elizabeth Pitcairn performing with the famed red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violion.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29

Where: St. Theresa Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: $30 adults; $25 seniors; $5 students; free under age 19

Online: toccatatahoe.com

8. Winter Snow Dance at South Lake Tahoe

Everyone, of all ages, is invited to a Winter Snow Dance on Friday at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. The event will include music from the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band as well as appetizers, desserts, beverages and prize raffles.

When: 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29

Where: South Lake Tahoe Senior Center

Cost: $10 ($5 people under 21)

Online: cityofslt.us

9. The Good Bad at The Village at Squaw Valley

San Francisco-based band The Good Bad, an acoustic-centric band with rustic tones, will be the après ski music entertainment at The Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday.

When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30

Where: The Village at Squaw Valley

Cost: Free

Online: squawalpine.com

10. Twilight Snowshoe Tour at Northstar

Take an evening to slow down an enjoy the peaceful setting of the Sierra Nevada on a guided evening snowshoe tour at Northstar. During the two and a half hour journey you'll have time around a fire pit to enjoy live acoustic music, s'mores and hot chocolate.

When: Starts at 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30

Where: Northstar California, Truckee

Cost: $54 adults; $37 kids; snowshoes available to rent for $20

Online: northstarcalifornia.com