A popular foodie event takes place Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22, at Harrah’s Tahoe as part of the Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, now in its seventh outing. That would be the Grand Market Expo, a casual and sumptuous afternoon in the newly remodeled special events center.
Guests stroll from station to station where Harrah’s chefs from around the country serve tastes of their specialties, ranging from bayou to city. There are also spirit, craft brew and winery booths. (The event is co-sponsored by Grgich Wines). (1-3:30 p.m.; $50, VIP $80 includes noon admission and gift; ltfoodandwine.com) The event is somewhat whittled down from previous years largely because the celebrity chefs usually featured are participating in a much larger festival in New York.
The PEEK nightclub party kicks off this year’s edition Friday night, Oct. 21, with the models of Grey Goose Vodka and free admission for ladies (men: $10), and the Farewell Champagne Brunch at the Forest Buffet on Sunday morning (11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $29.99, $24.99 children).
Appearing in Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room on Saturday night, Oct. 22, is the Lovin’ Spoonful, a band with a name inspired by a line in Mississippi John Hurt’s “Coffee Blues.” The group’s pop-folk music included “Summer in the City,” “Do You Believe in Magic?” and “Daydreamin.’ ” They’ve been known for their joyous live performances ever since their founding in 1965 by John Sebastian and others. (7:30 p.m.; $35; Ticketmaster)
Also this weekend
In what they describe as a concert of “psychobilly rock,” Thunder Valley brings Reverend Horton Heat to its stage Saturday, Oct. 22 (7:30 p.m.; $37.75; thundervalleyresort.com). The casino resort is celebrating because its outdoor entertainment venue was named Amphitheater of the Year at the Global Gaming Expo earlier this month.
Comedian Mike Epps will bring to life his film characters Black Doug (“The Hangover”), Day-Day Jones (“Next Friday” and “Friday after Next”) and L.J. (“Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and “Resident Evil: Extinction”) Saturday, Oct. 22, at Cache Creek. (7:30 and 10 p.m.; $55-$75; cachecreek.com)
Aaron Neville brings his current tour celebrating his new album, “Apache,” to the MontBleu on Saturday, Oct. 22 (8 p.m.; $50-$60; Ticketmaster)