As the old song goes, "Everybody's working for the weekend," and the weekend gets an early start at [R299R, Northstar].

The Truckee-area resort has initiated a TGIT (Thank goodness it's Thursday) program wherein visitors to the Village at Northstar can avail a variety of dining and drink specials while being serenaded by live entertainment.

Check out Rubicon Pizza Company's Family Night, in which Mom gets any entrée she likes for free when the rest of the gang orders a large pizza.

Or head over to Big Wave Burrito & Wraps, where between 4 and 8 p.m. you can order fish tacos for $3 per.

Or take advantage of $3 beers at TC's Pub (formerly Timber Creek) between 5 and 10 p.m.

Or choose three different sushi rolls off the Signature Menu for $30 at Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar.

Or get a free chocolate fondue for two with the purchase of a small plate or two specialty cocktails at the newly opened Chocolate Bar.

Other deals include fondue and a bota bag of wine for $30 at Baxter's Bistro and Lounge, and a complimentary bottle orange honey grilling sauce with orders surpassing $30 at Olivier Napa Valley.

Northstar will offer free valet parking on Thursdays between 5 and 10 p.m. with validation.