Live entertainment: Sale of ski consignments; wine festival; presenting the story

Jack Johnson will perform two shows on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.
Courtesy/Jack Johnson

Ski consignment sale this weekend

The biggest consignment sale of the year will be held every day from 8am to 6pm this Labor Day weekend at the annual Start Haus Ski Consignment Sale.

Beginning Friday, September 2nd, hundreds of high-quality pre-owned skis will be lined up for sale, including backcountry, pride, all-mountain and race skis, among others. There will also be a wide range of ski equipment suitable for the whole family.

The event will run through Monday, Sept. 5 at Start Haus Bike & Ski, located at 11410 Deerfield Dr., in Truckee.

For more information about the sale, visit

Alpen Wine Festival in Palisades Tahoe

The 32nd Annual Alpen Wine Fest returns to Palisades Tahoe at The Village from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Sunday, September 4, presented by Palisades and Uncorked.

The event will bring together over 40 wineries and live music for an all-inclusive wine tasting with friends and family.

The event will see all proceeds go to the non-profit organization Can Do MS, which provides health and wellness education programs to families living with multiple sclerosis. Ticket purchase includes a wine glass, all-inclusive tasting, and tasters must be 21 years of age or older.

Tickets purchased in advance are $40 and tickets purchased at the door are $50. Early bird ticket purchases close on September 3rd.

For more information, visit

Down the rabbit hole at Alder Creek Cafe

Enjoy live music, food and drinks this weekend with the local Tahoe Donner community at Alder Creek Cafe.

Down the Rabbit Hole will play their wide selection of songs from Lady Gaga to Pink Floyd and more.

The event, 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 4, is open to all ages.

Alder Creek Cafe is located at 15275 Alder Creek Road in Truckee.

For more information, visit

Historical series in Valhalla starring George Whittle

Historian David Woodruff presents the history of the Eastern Sierra in the Great Hall of Valhalla at 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 2.

Sit back and relax with Woodruff as he takes on the role of one of the richest men in the United States in the 1930s, George Whittle, who kept an African lion as a pet, built one of the most beautiful vessels recreational vessels for navigating Lake Tahoe, entertained former presidents and inadvertently preserved much of the Lake Tahoe lands for the public to enjoy today.

The 60-minute program is free in the great hall of Valhalla, the historic site of Talaq. 1 Valhalla Rd, South Lake Tahoe.

For more information, call 530-541-4975.

A historical presentation at Valhalla will feature Elijah and George Whittle.
On the condition

Jack Johnson played two gigs at Harveys

Jack Johnson will be at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys for two nights with special guest Ziggy Marley for the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series.

At 6:45pm on both Sunday and Monday, September 4-5, Johnson will perform music from his Meet the Moonlight 2022 tour, marking another artist’s journey back to live music after COVID.

Tickets for the shows are limited and vary in price, with $2 of each ticket price going to support the environment for carbon offset projects and nonprofit partners All At Once working on environmental issues in the Basin.

Johnson has released seven studio albums, most recently his 2017 album All the Lights Above it Too. To learn more about Johnson and his efforts to save the environment, visit his website at

To purchase tickets, visit

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