Entertainment: Long weekend at Alibi, Shop and Sip, snowshoeing, draft dinner

Alibi Ale Works is hosting a weekend of events

Come out to the Alibi Ale Works 8th Anniversary Weekend Celebration to benefit Sierra Community House.

The festivities kick off at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 16 with a free pre-show swing dancing lesson at Alibi Incline Public House, where the Gatsby Ball featuring Sneaky Creatures will be held.

Starting at 9 p.m., a Great Gatsby-themed swing dance party with alt-gypsy-jazzy tunes from Sneaky Creatures lighting up the night. Tickets to the ball are $15 (plus tax/fees), with a VIP option also available. All ticket sales will benefit Sierra Community House. Guests are encouraged to show up in their finest 1920s costumes to dance the night away.

The following night, Metal Echo’s Nightmare Before Christmas party will take place at the Truckee Public House starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 17.

The anniversary party will continue with hard rock heroes Metal Echo in a Nightmare Before Christmas themed show. Dark, whimsical and magical costumes are encouraged.

Tickets are $15 and all sales will benefit Sierra Community House.

To purchase tickets for either show, visit alibialeworks.com/truckee-public-house.

Finally, the Truckee Public House will be hosting a record sale and swap with Tam from Truckee and Disco Cat. Bring your trading records and your wallets in case you find a new piece to add to your collection.

The exchange will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, and admission to the event is free.

Base-to-base gondola launch celebration in Palisades Tahoe

This historic opening of the Base to Base Gondola at Palisades Tahoe has arrived and a celebration will take place from 9 am to 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 17 at the resort. The Alpine Lodge and the Village at Palisades will now be connected by a 16-minute ride through the Sieras and Lake Tahoe.

There will be several events throughout the day at different locations, including free mountain tours hosted by The North Face Mountain Guides, free and sponsored giveaways, and free music which will be staggered across both resorts All day long.
Headliner Dillion Francis will perform for free at KT Base Bar from 5-6:30 p.m., with fireworks right after to end the evening.

To see the full calendar of events for the day, visit http://www.palisadestahoe.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/base-to-base-gondola-grand-opening-celebration.

Snowshoe excursion and dinner at the Alpine chalet

Join a guided snowshoe tour at the Mid-Mountain Lodge at Alpine at Palisades Tahoe beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 17.

Guests will snowshoe to the chalet where they’ll enjoy a four-course Barbarian-inspired meal, plus a complimentary glass of champagne and hand-selected wine pairings with each course. Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Guests must be 21 or older to attend and reservations are required. The cost to attend is $125 (plus tip and tax), and guests should meet at the Last Chair Bar at the Alpine Lodge at 4 p.m. The entire experience takes about two and a half hours.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.palisadestahoe.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/chalet-snowshoe-dinner-december-17th.

Shop and Sip Events

Enjoy several shopping and tasting events this weekend, starting with Bridget Giroux Design Sip and Shop at Incline Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 17.

Bridget Giroux Design is located at 907 Southwood Blvd., Suite 13A, and is a mother-daughter interior design firm. Their gorgeous holiday pop-up will feature over 25 artists and designers who include a mix of local talent and work from friends from afar.

Browse the studio while sipping festive champagne and discover last-minute gifts for everyone on your list.

The staid hosts monthly solo art shows for local talent and pop-up events, so be sure to check them out for more on their events.

On the same day, Raley’s Incline Center will host a Sip and Shop as part of the Northern Lights Festival organized by IVCBA.

Celebrate the holiday season and support small businesses from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, where Raley’s will be offering free snacks and drinks, and special promotions to make your holiday shopping a little easier.

For more information, visit Northernlightstahoe.com.

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