Animations at the rendezvous: Sale of skis on consignment; wine festival; historical presentation

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

Ski sale on consignment this weekend

The biggest consignment sale of the year will take place daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Labor Day weekend at the annual Start Haus ski consignment sale.

Starting Friday, September 2, hundreds of high-quality used skis will go on sale, including touring, powder, mountain and racing skis, among others. Plus, there will be a wide range of ski gear to suit the whole family.

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

For more information on the sale, visit starthaus.com/ski-consignment-sale.

Alpine Wine Festival in Palisades Tahoe

The 32nd Annual Alpen Wine Festival returns to Palisades Tahoe in The Village from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, presented by Palisades and Uncorked.

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

All proceeds from the event will go to the nonprofit Can Do MS, which provides health and wellness education programs for families with multiple sclerosis. Ticket purchase includes a glass of wine, an all-inclusive tasting, and those tasting must be 21 years of age or older.

Pre-purchased tickets are $40 and tickets purchased at the door are $50. Early bird ticket purchase ends September 3.

For more information visit palisadestahoe.com/events-and-activities.

Down the rabbit hole at Alder Creek Cafe

Enjoy live music, food and drink 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 beyond.

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

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

For more information, visit https://www.tahoedonner.com/events/.

History Series in Valhalla with George Whittell

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

Sit back and relax with Woodruff as he takes on the persona of one of America’s wealthiest men in the 1930s, George Whittell, who kept a pet African lion, built one of the finest pleasure craft to sail Lake Tahoe, entertained past presidents, and unwittingly preserved much of Lake Tahoe’s land for the public to enjoy today.

The 60-minute program is free at Valhalla Grand Hall, Tallac’s historic site. 1 Valhalla Road, South Lake Tahoe.

For more information, call 530-541-4975.

A historical presentation in Valhalla will feature Elia and George Whittell.

Jack Johnson playing two shows at Harveys

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

At 6:45 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, September 4 and 5, Johnson will perform music from his 2022 Meet the Moonlight Tour, marking another artist’s return to live music post-COVID.

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

Johnson has released seven studio albums, the most recent being 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 jackjohnsonmusic.com.

To purchase tickets, visit caesars.com/harveys-tahoe/shows.

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