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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

1st Annual Tahoe City Pub Crawl Sept 6

Robert M WatsonTahoe City, according to Judge Vernon, was not a totally law abiding town.

There was gambling and drinking during the prohibition years, and there were many locations where one could purchase whiskey if they knew the “ropes”. Speakeasies dotted the north shore in Truckee, in the back yard tents of Tahoe City and in bigger venues like the Cal Neva.

On September 6, 2009 Tahoe City patrons can raise their glasses to an earlier time of lawlessness and to the Watson Family who helped develop this beautiful area during the 1st annual Tahoe City Pub Crawl.

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Wildman Road Biking Rides Monday evenings thru September

Wildman Coffee BearEvery Monday through September 28, join the Wildman Cycling Club in South Shore for an evening road ride.

It’s free and all cyclists get 25% off food and drinks at Wildman Coffee Shop.

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Tahoe LUNA Chix Breast Cancer Fundraiser September 20 at Norhtstar

Tahoe Culture Luna ChixThe Tahoe LUNA Chix will host “Party In the Village to Cure Breast Cancer” from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 20 at Northstar.

The party will feature delicious food and drinks as well as roller-skating to live music.

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“Short…but Sweet” with Roger Lee @ Ethos September 4

Roger Lee

His ceramic sculptures are bold and beautiful, and capture his relationship to the natural world.

Incline Village ceramic artist Roger Lee will have a “Short…but Sweet” art show at Ethos Gallery in the Northstar Village on September 4th.

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The Rabbit Hole @ Valhalla Sept 11-13

Rabbit-HoleThis 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play focuses on a family as it heals and relearns to connect with one another after a tragedy. Filled with memorable characters and wit, “Rabbit Hole”, written by David Lindsa-Abaire, is inspiring, passionate and enlightening.

Beginning on Thursday, September 3rd, The Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival welcomes a two weekend run of “The Rabbit Hole” to the Boathouse Theatre. read more →

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Handful of Luvin’ at Valhalla Sept 17, 7:30pm

Have you ever heard Gypsy Folk Rock?

Here’s your chance.

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Galapagos Explored at Squaw Valley Institute Sept 17

Tahoe Culture Curtis Gray - EcuadorCurtis Gray and Sarah Null from Truckee will discuss “Ecuador to the Galapagos” on September 17 at a Squaw Valley Institute presentation that takes place at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley.

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Tingstad and Rumbel ignite Valhalla Boathouse Sept 19

Eric Tingstad and Nancy RumbelNancy is one of the leading ocarina players in the world, and Eric a premier Americana finger style guitarist.

Grammy Award winners Tingstad and Rumbel will grace the stage of the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on Saturday, September 19th, with a program of original and popular compositions for string orchestra, guitar, double reeds and ocarina.

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Black Irish Band @ Valhalla Sept 26

Black-Irish-BandThey play music of Ireland, Italy and America… and lots of songs about trains and maritime history.

This fascinating mix of music will be performed by the Black Irish Band on September 26th at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater in South Shore.

Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Country of America (does that mean Coloma?), the Black Irish Band has a musical style that is as timeless as the rugged landscape of the west.

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Lake Mermaid by Kristen Schwartz

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Forget Tahoe Tessie.

It’s Lake Mermaid.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Robert Hass at SNC Sept 25

HASSFormer U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass, along with Brenda Hillman, will read selections of their work and sign books at Sierra Nevada College.

The event will take place in the campus’s Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, room 139, on Friday, September 25 from 7-9pm. This event is free and open to the public.

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Fire and Ice: The Story of Tahoe’s Ancient Volcanoes Sept 27

Tahoe Culture Cave RockFrank DeCourten, Professor of Earth Sciences at Sierra College, will lead another fantastic day involving the study of Geology of the Sierra Nevada. Part of Squaw Valley Institute’s Adventure In Your Backyard Series, the program will begin with a lecture explaining the geology features of the Tahoe basin region followed by a field exploration at Northstar on Sunday, September 27.

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13th Annual Wolfdale’s Abalone Dinner Bud Davis Memorial Sept 28

Tahoe-Youth-BalletIn honor of Bud Davis’ unlimited love of community and his involvement in local school and art projects, Wolfdale’s annual Abalone Dinner will benefit the Tahoe Youth Ballet.

There is sure to be a tribute to Bud and Nanci Davis’ son Randy who passed away last Christmas.

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Shift your Vision for Success with Peter Tongue Sept 24-Nov 19

heartsLiving and working in a heart-centered space will change the way you do business and live your life. The Shift your Vision for Success webinar series is designed to create abundance, eliminate restrictive beliefs and open your world to unlimited possibilities in your career and personal life.

The webinar will be a 9 part series starting at 10am to 11am every Thursday from September 24 through November 19, 2009.

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Reno to Rim Trail

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A 25 mile trail that connects the Tahoe Rim Trail near Mt. Rose to Reno.

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The Legacy of Cowboy Poetry at Sierra Nevada College thru Sept 13

Cattle CallHear firsthand from working cowboys and explore the enduring beauty and spirit of their culture.

“The Lingo of Our Calling: The Legacy of Cowboy Poetry” offers a glimpse into the ranching culture in the rural West through the lens of cowboy poetry and related art forms.

This free exhibit is located in the Sierra Nevada College Prim Library until September 13, 2009.  read more →

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North Tahoe Arts and its Founder, Madeline Bohanon, Celebrate Coming of Age

Madeline Bohanon by Lau Haaning20 & 90: North Tahoe Arts and its Founder Celebrate Coming of Age

by Lisa Korb, Moonshine Ink

This article is a reprint from the July Print Edition of Moonshine Ink, the Independent News Source for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.

Think back to where you were at 20. Perhaps you were on your way to a college degree (like me), anxiously awaiting that legal age, traveling the world or taking on a first “real” job? Lucky for North Shore artists, the 20-year-old North Tahoe Arts (NTA) hasn’t flown the coop, but has instead grown into a nonprofit that’s made its founder, 90-year-old Madeline Bohanon, proud. read more →

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Mackerel Sky by Phyllis Shafer selected as TAMC Sticker #3

phyllisshafermackerelsky“It gives us a sense of place.”

That’s how Phyllis Shafer describes her own private vision of her landscape paintings.

Shafer’s painting, “Mackerel Sky” has been selected as the TAMC collectible sticker #3 because of its lyrical representation of our communion with nature.

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Visualization Meditation with Peter Tongue August 24 in Truckee

meditationThrough the very simple yet profound process of visualization meditation, you can learn how to bring peace and harmony into your life.

Join together in meditation with Peter Tongue at For Goodness Sake on Monday, August 24th at 6pm.

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Two Benefit Shows for Music Education in Public Schools at Baxter’s Aug 27 &28

Andy FrascoAndy Frasco, known for his wildly original, soulful, piano pop music, is appearing at Baxter’s Bistro & Lounge for two benefit shows on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28 at 8 p.m. to raise money for Vh1’s Save the Music Foundation. The non-profit organization is dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as a part of each child’s complete education.

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Literary magazine EDGE seeking local talent

The Tahoe Writers Works literary journal, EDGE, is now accepting submissions through October 1 for Volume IV, to be published in 2010.

EDGE features provocative fiction, poetry, essays, and art from local and regional writers and artists.

Artists and writers from around the lake and Truckee are invited to be part of the movement.

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Sierra Nevada College Welcomes Displaced Italian Students

Madylon_MeilingSierra Nevada College President Robert C. Maxson announced that 24 Italian students who were displaced by the devastating April 5th earthquake in L’Aquila will be enrolling at Sierra Nevada College this fall.

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Valhalla Arts, Music and Theater Festival Goes Wild in August

valhalla-face-painting for kidsFrom kids face painting classes to sing-alongs, local comedians and artists, soprano singers and 17-piece big bands, drumming and dancing goddesses, to “Guilty Pleasures” South Shore’s annual hilarious show about living in Tahoe, the 30th Annual Valhalla Arts, Music and Theater Festival is in full swing the entire month of August.

Better leave your calendar open.

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Self Rescue Skills @ Lover’s Leap

Learn skills you hope you NEVER have to use.

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Bela Vadasz receives AMGA Lifetime Achievement Award

He’s been doing it for 30 years.

IFMGA guide Bela Vadasz, who started Alpine Skills International located in Truckee was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).

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Dinner & A Show @ Cal Neva’s Frank Sinatra Celebrity Showroom

cuckooWhat ever happened to Dinner and a Show? I mean a really good dinner and a really good show.

Well they’re back at the Cal Neva.

The Showroom that Frank built (that’s Frank Sinatra) will be home to the Tahoe Players’ 1st annual theatrical summer stock presentation, featuring three classic dramatic plays.

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Key Lime Pie (Music not Food) @ Valhalla Aug 1

Key Lime Pie photoThink Neville Brothers meets Santana. A high-energy Key Lime Pie concert is just the ticket to accentuate your perfect Tahoe weekend.

And, they’re playing at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on Saturday, August 1st at 7:30pm.

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Annual Marine Swap @ Tahoe Maritime Museum Aug 9

Tahoe Culture museum bowWhere can you find – or sell – your old boat and engine parts, maritime themed home décor, boats and more? The Museum’s Annual Marine Swap on August 9th, where else!

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Tahoe Youth Ballet hosts Peff Modelski Aug 10-15 at the Heritage Plaza

Peff Modelski in Auguste Bournonville's Napoli, 1978Tahoe Youth Ballet hosts renowned Master Teacher and Feldenkrais© Practitioner Peff Modelski for a week of workshops for young dancers and the community at large.

The event takes place Monday, August 10th through Saturday August 15th.

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Thunderbird – The Making of a Model by Earl Burton Aug 13

Tahoe Culture earl-thunderbirdEarl Burton discusses the famous Thunderbird and the intricacies and challenges of building his exquisite model of the 55’ Lake Tahoe speedboat on loan and currently displayed at the Tahoe Maritime Museum on August 13, 2009.

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