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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Moody’s Bistro “Pig Dinners” & Cooking Demonstration Nov 5-8

Moodys PorkIt’s not surprising that a restaurant known for its Niman Ranch Big Ass Pork Platter would want to pay tribute to the lowly, but oh-so-tasty pig. To honor this creature, Moody’s Bistro & Lounge is presenting the second annual “Pig Dinners” from Thursday, November 5 to Sunday, November 8, featuring pork-themed appetizers and entrees.

There will also be a cooking demonstration on Saturday, November 7 that will include free tastes and pork-friendly wine.

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Building the Lincoln Highway by Dr. David Borges November 11

The Lincoln Highway by M WallisDr. David Borges, local historian and history instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College, will present the amazing story of the building of the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway in the nation which passed through South Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

“Building the Lincoln Highway” will take place Tuesday, November 11, at 7pm at Camp Richardson.  It’s free and refreshments will be served.  read more →

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What Would You Attempt If You Knew You Would Succeed? Nov 6-8

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This enlightening weekend experience will provide you with the tools to dig deep into your dreams and begin to identify the true passion within your soul.

This exclusive women’s retreat will include guided meditations, journaling, chakra clearing, restorative movement, and balanced breathing with thought-provoking discussion so you can walk away with:

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“Flow” award-winning documentary @ LTCC November 12

Flow How do a handful of corporations steal our water?

Find out on November 12th when the LTCC Geology Club and Library present a free showing of “Flow”  in the Aspen Room at the Lake Tahoe Community College at 6:30 pm.

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A Toast to Tahoe Skiing to benefit SVI Nov 7

With the theme of Mountain Dreamers: Celebrating the pioneering spirit and history of skiing at Lake Tahoe, the second annual A Toast to Tahoe Skiing gala takes place on November 7, 2009.

The premier Squaw Valley Institute fundraiser brings together Tahoe’s top names to celebrate Tahoe mountain culture and our passion for skiing.

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Film on Italian-American Experience @ SNC November 10

Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread) at Sierra Nevada CollegePane Amaro (Bitter Bread): The Italian-American Journey From Despised Immigrants to Honored Citizens, hailed by one critic as “the best documentary film ever produced about the Italian-American experience,” will be screened in Incline Village on Tuesday, November 10th at Sierra Nevada College.

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Jose Feliciano @ Harrah’s November 14

Jose FelicianoRecipient of eight Grammy Awards, Jose Feliciano is acclaimed by critics around the globe as “the world’s greatest living guitarist”. His musicianship and unique vocal style have earned him innumerable accolades for generations.

Don’t miss this legendary musician at Harrah’s on Saturday, November 14. Tickets are only $45.

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Mt Rose opens November 19

pushing snow at Mt RoseSure it’s limited, but for all you jonesing to ski and ride, Mt Rose will be open 7 days a week starting November 19, 2009.

The Ponderosa lift will be in operation as well as the Flying Jenny surface lift for Ski School classes. The Pondo Terrain Park will be available with multiple rail and box features.

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Life’s Observations by May Au Manion @ North Tahoe Event Center

May Manion_NadiaMay Au Manion’s art is inspired by observing how humans respond when they are faced with life’s challenging situation, whether historically, culturally, politically or socially. Through her work, she sees how the world responds to these people in challenge.

The paintings of Manion will be on display at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach through November. read more →

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Winter Whites Watercolor Workshop with Jan Foss, Nov 10-24

Let’s see how many colors you can put into a white flower or winter scene and still make it look white!

There’s just one hitch.  No white paint allowed.

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Sculptor Mischell Riley presents at TAL meeting Nov 11

Mischell Riley park bronzeMischell Riley, master sculptor and “future TV Star”, will speak at the Tahoe Art League monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 11. It’s free and the public is invited.

Mischell will cover her work and teaching at the Nevada Museum of Art, budding television career, and discuss government grants ~ a topic of interest to all artists. She will also demonstrate the process of casting the three story bronze MGM Lion in Las Vegas.

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Larry Kendall, Plein Air Artist and Wood Carver

Tahoe art by Larry KendallYou may have seen him at Lily Lake this summer or fall, or somewhere else outside painting, aka plein air, at Lake Tahoe.

Meet Larry Kendall, South Lake Tahoe plein air artist and wood carver.

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Water: A Selection of Photographs by Jim Markle @ NTA

Markle_Clouds Over Sand HarborJim Markle is an internationally acclaimed photographer who lives and teaches in Incline Village.

His images are influenced as much by his appreciation of art, history, and environmental issues as by the beauty and diversity he sees in nature. This summer, WaterShapes magazine featured his images of Yosemite and of private gardens in the Bay Area.

Markle’s “Water” exhibit explores the various aspects of water, from texture and color to shape, form, and a range of moods and will appear in the Main Gallery of the North Tahoe Art Center through November 16.  read more →

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The Importance of Being Earnest @ LTCC Nov 19-22

The Importance of Being EarnestLove and laughter are in the air as the LTCC Theatre Department presents the beloved comic masterpiece, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, by Oscar Wilde.

Whenever Jack wants to leave his dull country life behind, he makes visits to the city posing as his fictitious “brother” Earnest where he falls in love with Gwendolen. While Jack is in the city, his pal Algernon is in the country posing as “Earnest” and falls in love with Jack’s ward, Cecily.  Caught, they have some explaining to do….

This hilarious comedy takes place at the college November 19-22.  And it’s only 7 bucks!

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Free XCountry Skiing Workshop at TCHSP in Truckee November 4

Jeff Schloss and OlofCross country skiing is a wonderful sport that can be enjoyed by all ability levels young and old.  And, it’s a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the winter.

Learn how to get the most out of your cross country skiing experience at this free seminar on Wednesday, November 4, presented by Jeff Schloss, Sugar Bowl Academy and Far West Nordic Junior and Senior Coach, at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance (TCHSP) in Truckee.

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Amazing Birds of Prey @ IV Library Nov 14

falconDiving at speeds of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest moving creature on earth.

Learn more about falcons, hawks and other raptors at a free presentation on November 14 at the Incline Village Library from 4pm to 5pm.

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Cubism Artist Gregg Fleishman @ Tahoe Gallery October 29-November 17

Fleishman Chair“There is another way to be green in architecture, a way that focuses on process in building going beyond the factory,” states Fleishman. “It is in geometry, with its repeating similar forms, and smaller parts that we find the advantages we are looking for.”

Los Angeles-based artist Greg Fleishman will be exhibiting a collection of his work, entitled “CUBISM,” at the Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College through November 17, 2009.

On Thursday, October 29, Fleishman will give a lecture on his work at 5:15pm in the Prim Library, room 320, which will be followed by a reception at the Tahoe Gallery. The public is invited to attend both of these free events; light refreshments will be provided. read more →

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In Deep: The Skiing Experience Nov 21 at Montbleu

In Deep at Squaw

It’s show time.

In Deep: The Skiing Experience by Matchstick Productions will show November 21 at Montbleu Casino Resort in South Lake Tahoe.

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Live Painting Performances by Reds Regan at Sierra-at-Tahoe

For the 2009-2010 season, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has commissioned internationally recognized Lake Tahoe fine artist Reds Regan to do a series of original paintings inspired by skiing, snowboarding and Sierra Resort’s relaxed California vibe in his unique style “Primitive Contemporary.”

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Signatures Ski Flick @ OVI Nov 20

Hokkaidopowder72From the orange and gold of fall to the pink cherry blossoms of spring, Signatures follows an entire winter deep in the hardwoods of Hokkaido, Japan.

And it’s playing at Olympic Village Lodge on Friday, November 20, at 7pm along with the first big snow dump in Tahoe for the 2009 season. Bring it on!

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Backcountry Ball November 21 @ Sugar Bowl

Alpine Skills InternationalTo kick off the opening of the Alpine Skills International’s Backcountry Adventure Center and its 30th anniversary of guiding, it’s throwing a ball at Sugar Bowl on November 21.  Not just any ball. A back country ball.

It’s also a benefit for the Sierra Avalanche Center.

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Rigpa Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche Nov 27

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RIGPA is a Tibetan word, which in general means ‘intelligence’ or ‘awareness’. In Dzogchen, however, the highest teachings in the Buddhist tradition of Tibet, rigpa has a deeper connotation, ‘the innermost nature of the mind’.

The Rigpa Autumn Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the best-selling book “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”, will take place at the Resort at Squaw Creek from November 27 to December 6.

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Bona Fide Books comes to South Shore

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Simple yet robust, that’s the storyline behind Bona Fide. Create a haven for writers that will revitalize our passion for reading and sense of community.

Bona Fide Books is an online bricks and mortar indie press in South Lake Tahoe.

“In an alleged age of declining readership,” says publisher and owner Kim Wyatt, “Bona Fide wants to give everyone a reason to read.” read more →

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Children’s Music Outreach Concert Nov 1-3

Ashley-KernThe Young Americans, a performance group with more than 250 singers, musicians, actors and technicians from 40 states and 7 countries, will have 47 of their members return to South Lake Tahoe November 1–3 for a music outreach workshop that will culminate in a two-hour show on the final evening November 3rd.

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Free Green Workshop “Cutting the Bill” October 27 at Embassy Suites Resort

Tahoe Culture solar powered houseWant to learn how to cut your energy bill by 30%?

Learn how at the free seminar, “Cutting the Bill” presented by the SLT Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, October 27, from 10 am to 11:30am at Embassy Suites Resort at Stateline.

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Hybrid Vehicles get Free Valet Parking at Resort at Squaw Creek

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Driving does have its benefits, as long as you drive green!

Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley is offering free valet parking to all guests utilizing hybrid vehicles through December 17, 2009.

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Howl-oween Canine Carnival and Pet Parade Oct 31

Tahoe Culture skunk costumeHelp the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe by Celebrating Howl-oween at the 2nd Annual Canine Carnival and Pet Parade at The Rock, Sunday, October 31, from 4pm to 6pm.

The evening kicks off with a pet costume parade led by the wicked and glamorous Cruela De Ville.

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October is Breast Health Awareness Month at Tahoe Forest Hospital

Breast-Awareness-MonthGet tested and get a free weekly pass to the Fitness Center at TCHSP.

If you’ve never had a mammogram or have not had one in over a year, Tahoe Forest Health System recommends calling now for an appointment to take advantage of a special offer.

Women scheduling mammograms during the month of October will receive a complimentary one week pass to the Fitness Center at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance.

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Free Premier of “Forever” Snowboard Flick @ LTCC October 30

niko-cioffi-pole-jam-by timpeareTake an intimate look into the world of professional photography and a special showing of Forum Snowboards “Forever,” its 6th team-inspired snowboarding film, on Friday, October 30, at the Duke Theatre at the Lake Tahoe Community College.

South Shore snowboard photographers and former students Tim Peare and Ian Ruhter who shoot for Forum will present their work and stories about film making.

The movie is free and doors open at 6:30pm with complimentary food and beverages. The movie starts at 7:30pm.

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Arts for the Schools turns 25

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“Our children experience the world through art.”

Arts for the Schools.

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