Saturday, Oct. 27: 29th annual Freakers Ball, $15 advance, $20 at the door
Nov. 24: Tracy Lawrence, 8 p.m., $35
Galerie Blu’u, the art of jazz
Fridays: Rocky Tatarelli Quintet
Saturdays: Prophetz, 8 p.m. to midnight
(775) 588-3400, http://www.galeriebluu.com
Opal Ultra Lounge
Open: Wednesday through Sunday, 8 p.m.
Open: Friday through Tuesday, 10 p.m.
Tahoe Live Stage
Saturday: Jesse Kalin and Cool Black Kettle, 9 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Cabo Wabo Cantina
Live music every night
Thursdays: Jesse Kalin
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27: Nothing Personal
Hard Rock Cafe
Through Oct. 28: Anthony Griffith and Carrie Snow
Oct. 30-Nov. 4: John Henton and Don McEnery
Showtime is 9 p.m. On Saturdays there are two shows, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $25, Sunday and Tuesday Ð Friday, and $30 on Saturday. The Improv is dark on Mondays.
Nightly: TV’s Magic Stars
Nightly shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Special Kids Free matinee at 3 p.m. on Sundays. No show on Tuesdays
Friday, Oct. 26: Teen Zombie Night, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door with costume, $30 at door with no costume. Must be ages 13 to 20. Costume contest, dance contest, rap performance by Dreda Dre
Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26-28: Bahama
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: Karaoke in The Tavern at 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., no cover.
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Halloween Party, cash prizes of $300, $150 and $50, live music Big Bad Wolf, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., after 11 p.m. karaoke, no cover
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
South Shore Room
Saturday, Oct. 27: Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue with Ronnie Baker Brooks, The Tommy Castro Band, Magic Dick and Deanna Bogart, $17.50
Nov. 3: Little Anthony & The Imperials
Nov. 10: Foghat, $25
Nov. 17: Chubby Checker
Nov. 23-24: Kenny Loggins, $77.50 and $82.50
Dec. 15: Fabulous Thunderbirds
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., call 1-800-HARRAHS
Thursday through Saturday: Arthur Hervey, pary goes to 2 p.m.
Fridays: Cool Black Kettle, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Opens at 10:30 p.m., must be 21 or older
Thursday: Locals’ night
Friday: Ladies’ night
Saturday: Top DJs.
Sunday: Party with the VEX girls
To reserve VIP booth: (775) 586-6705
Attention musicians and club managers: To have your shows listed in Lake Tahoe Action call or e-mail (530) 542-8033, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nightly: Steve Walker Band, 5:30 dinner cruise
Whiskey Dick’s Saloon
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Big Pimpin’ Naughty Halloween: Host Bunny Love, music by DJ True Justicem spins hip-hop anthems and old-school classics; hosted by Z-Man from One Blick Radius, $10 cover. Costumes encouraged but not required.
Nov. 2: Slimkid Tre and Fatlip from Pharcyde, 9 p.m., $12/$15
Fridays: DJ Pro Duce
Fridays and Saturdays: Jackie Dauzat, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Fox and Hound
Wednesdays: Blues Network, 9 p.m.
270 Kingsbury Grade
Friday, Oct. 26: Halloween party with hip-hop duo MK Ultra, $10 cover included free food and drinks
The Tudor Pub
Thursday, Oct. 25: Drinking Machineguns, Dun Bin Had, The Glory Holes
Friday, Oct. 26: The Fourfits, Peaceable Jones, The Janitors (Marones/Hyenas)
Saturday, Oct. 27: The Backup Razor, Teraton, Plague of Bremen
Oct. 31: The Hyenas, The Marones, sleeziest costume contest, drink specials
Wednesdays: Danny’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Evening, 80s and punk, 10 p.m.
Sundays: Chris Seal, 8 p.m.
Nov. 6: I DEKAY, Gaza, Architect
Nov. 8: Final Summation, The Scarred, Anti-Panti
Fremont Bistro & Wine Bar
Tuesdays: Jerome Kessinger, 9 p.m. to midnight
Wednesdays: Martin and Vargas, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Divided Sky, Meyers
Friday, Oct. 26: Jah Bliss
Saturday, Oct. 27: The Flux
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Victor Barnes
675 Emerald Bay Road
Under the Radar (Outside, weather
Friday, Fabrizio, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: Hometown Blues, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Fresh Ketch
Music is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26: Niall McGuinness and the New World Jazz Project, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays: Jackie Douzat
Tuesdays: Trey Stone & Rocky Sleight
Wednesdays: Randy Harwick & Friends
Thursdays: Jackie Douzat
McP’s Pub Tahoe
Live music every night, 9 p.m.
Mondays: Skiff’s Project, 9 p.m. to midnight
Wednesdays: Acoustic guitar with Jerome Kessinger, 9 p.m. to midnight
DJs every Saturday night from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Murphy’s Irish Pub
Inside Rockwater Restaurant
Thursdays: Sean Cummings Celtic Jam, 8 p.m.
Fridays: Mark Wilson and Grace, 7 p.m.
Saturdays: Mike Bryan Trio, 8 p.m.
Sundays: Jackie Dauzat, 7 p.m.
Around the lake
North Tahoe Conference Center, Kings Beach
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Hella-ween Fright Festival & Little Goblins Ball
All-ages Goblins Ball, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hella-ween Fest, 9 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., must be 18 or older
Bands: Chad Bowen Project, Ten Cent Lure, DJ JahBliss, Absynth, Mama’s Cookin,’ DJ Chango, Frame of Mind
Advance tickets: $10 at Mad about Music
Crystal Bay Casino
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29-30: Papa Chubby
Friday, Oct. 26: Dr. John, two shows, $30
Saturday, Oct. 27: 4th annual Creepers Ball with Tainted Love, 9 p.m., $17 advance, $20 day of show
Nov. 5: JJ Grey & Mofro with New Monsoon, $22 advance, $25 day of show
Nov. 30: Ozomatli
Tahoe Biltmore, Crystal Bay
Sawtooth Cafe, Tahoe City
Saturday, Oct. 27: Frame of Mind, 9:30 p.m., $10
Bar of America, Truckee
Thursday, Oct. 25: Dave Manning
Moody’s Bistro, Truckee
Thursday, Oct. 25: Lorane Gervail
Friday, Oct. 26: Tony Cataldo Quartet
Saturday, Oct. 27: Lily Baron
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Remmel Wilson Trio
Village at Squaw Valley
Sundays: Live Celtic Music, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (South Shore band)
Off the hill
Cozmic Cafe, Placerville
Thursdays: Open Mic, 8 p.m., $3
Friday, Oct. 26: The Flux
Oct. 27: Thick Soup
Information: (530) 642-8481 or on the Web at theCozmicCafe.com.
Carson Valley Inn, Minden
1627 Highway 395
Mondays: Monday Night Football
Through Sunday, Oct. 28: Doctor Rock-It
Oct. 30-Nov. 4: Red Hot Smokin’ Aces
Nov. 6-11: Shake, Rattle & Roll
Grand Sierra Resort (Reno Hilton)
Nov. 17: Jewel
Casino: (775) 789-2285
Reno Events Center
Nov. 15: Evanescence
Nov. 16: James Taylor
John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks
Through Oct.28: “Little Shop of Horrors,” 8 p.m.
Silver Legacy, Reno
Nov. 3: Kelly Rowland
Lawlor Events Center