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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Bluegrass Music at Vahalla Boathouse Theatre Sept 1

As part of its “Locals Only” series, the Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival presents South Lake Tahoe local band Bison in the Boathouse Theatre on September 1st.

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Microbe Planet: Life on Earth, Extreme Environments and Astrobiology Sept 9

What kinds of life inhabit extreme environments? What strategies do they use to survive? What significance does this research have for the history of life on Earth and future studies on other planets?

Find out at the “Microbe Planet: Life on Earth, Extreme Environments and Astrobiology” presentation by Dr. Alison Murray from the Desert Research Institute at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on Thursday, September 9, 2010.

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Textile Artist Paula Chung at TAL September 8 Meeting

She calls it painting with fiber.

With nature as her pattern and fabric her pallet, she creates award-winning, luminous garden quilts in South Lake Tahoe.

Textile artist Paula Chung will be the featured presenter at the Tahoe Art League September 8 meeting held at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center from 7pm to 9pm.  The public is invited to meet Paula and see her fascinating quilts.

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A Tribe of Artists: Costumes and Culture at Burning Man at SNC Sept 20-Nov 18

During the week prior to Labor Day, for the past 20 years Nevada’s Black Rock Desert is transformed into a temporary community celebrating the Burning Man Art Festival.

Sierra Nevada College will present A Tribe of Artists: Costumes and Culture at Burning Man, an exhibition of 14 life-sized photographs and three mannequins documenting day and nighttime Burning Man costumes from September 20th through November 18th, 2010 at the college’s Prim Library, main floor.

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Pet Portrait and Adoption Day Sept 25 in Truckee

The Artisans Market Place has teamed up with the Humane Society Truckee Tahoe for a Pet Portrait and Adoption day in their courtyard at 10382 Donner Pass Road from noon to 4 p.m.

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“A Return to Pakistan” by Todd Offenbacher at Sierra Nevada College September 28

“A Return to Pakistan” by Todd Offenbacher recounts an amazing tale of a climbing epic that includes a broken leg at 5,500 meters, natural disasters, Taliban road blocks, and a mountain culture based on religion, honor, and respect.

Todd Offenbacher, world-class climber and Resort Sports Network (RSN) host, will speak at Sierra Nevada College on Tuesday, September 28, in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, rooms 139/141, from 7-9 pm.

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Catch Your Breath Ice Skating Exhibition Sept 24-26

Watch ice dancing and synchronized skating at our very own ice arena in South Lake Tahoe presented by the Tahoe Figure Skating Association.

You may even see a future Olympian.

“Catch Your Breath” takes place September 24, 25, 26, 2010 at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.

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An Evening of Intimate Chamber Music Sept 25 at Lake Tahoe Community College

Help raise money for a new piano for the Music Department at the Lake Tahoe Community College at this enchanting evening of chamber music, featuring 200 years of Chopin.

Trio Brio: An Evening of Intimate Chamber Music on Saturday, September 25, at the Duke Theatre at the Lake Tahoe Community College.

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Latino Cultural Event and Elementary School Fund Raiser Sept 30

Bring your appetite for authentic Mexican food and our local schools.

Truly a homegrown South Lake Tahoe event, homemade tamales and pozole are on the menu along with an authentic cultural experience for all ages during the Food Fund Raiser to Benefit Educational Programs for Sierra House and Bijou School on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

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Free Galena Falls Wildflower Hike August 21

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on a free leisurely hike to Galena Falls on August 21 starting at 10am.

The hike starts with a climb up and heads over a ridge and through the forest to a cascading waterfall. Followed by a moderate climb to a high mountain meadow, you will be rewarded with the gift of brilliant blooms; the result of late spring snow.

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Kirkwood Mountain Bike Festival August 19-29

Head to Kirkwood for 9 full days of mountain biking madness for all abilities and ages. Choose from cross country races, a Huffy Toss, wheelie contests, downhill mountain bike races, group rides, and rides with mountain bike icons Tinker Juarez and Jacquie Phelan, and the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival.

It’s the preeminent Sierra Nevada mountain bike festival crafted only by Tahoe locals who love to ride.  The Kirkwood Mountain Bike Festival takes place August 19 through August 29, 2010.

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Painter Donald Britton at Vista Gallery August 14

Donald Britton of Incline Village

Mountain culture, local art, wine and appetizers begin at 3pm at Tahoe Vista.

2nd Annual Truckee Veggie Garden Tour Aug 22 at Community Garden

The 2nd Annual Truckee Veggie Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, August 22nd, starting at 1:00 at the Community Garden in the Truckee River Regional Park.

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Shaw Family Farm’s Feast in the Field benefits Slow Food Lake August 21

Celebrate locally grown food and community spirit at the Shaw Family Farm’s Feast in the Field dinner on Saturday, August 21 in Truckee.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s nutritional education outreach program for children.

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TAPPED free movie showing Aug 3 and 21

Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce?

TAPPED, an award winning documentary on the issues surrounding bottled water versus tap water, will have a free screening August 3 and August 21 in North Lake Tahoe. read more →

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Kids Go Green @ Gaia Licious

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Green Onesies and Twosies now available.

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Camille Cusumano and Tango Dance Way August 4 at Cedar House

Squaw Valley Institute brings Camille Cusumano, author of the book, Tango, An Argentine Love Story, to the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee for a special evening of dance and discussion of her book on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:00pm.

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Artist Alice Baldwin at Elijah Bleu’s House of Coffee August 5

In its ongoing endeavor to provide both good juju and great java, Truckee’s Elijah Bleu’s House of Coffee and Good Eats has been the temporary gallery showcasing the work of local artist Alice Baldwin, whose exhibit promotes the use of the arts as an emotional healing tool.

The closing reception will be held on Thursday, August 5, from 4-6 p.m. Baldwin will be on hand to answer questions about her work and the folks at Elijah Bleu’s will be serving free beer and wine samples.

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Lake Tahoe Music Festival Aug 5-7 at Northstar

Founded in 1982 by Edgar Braun, conductor of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival presents the 28th summer of classic rock, R&B, country, Broadway and Pops in North Lake Tahoe.

Don’t miss the final shows August 5 and 7.

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Tahoe Expressions by Kris Prater

WaterSpiritFor Kris, the human face is a wonder of beauty. His masks are a cross of themed ideas and dreams that evolve during the creative process into the perfect alter ego.

Meet Kris Prater of Tahoe Expressions in Incline Village.

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Pet Costume and Raffle for Human Society Aug 5 in Truckee

Downtown Truckee Thursdays is going to the dogs on August 5 when the popular weekly summer event pays tribute to our furry friends with a pet costume contest and parade starting at 5pm at the Truckee train depot.

The event is presented by the Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital with non-profit partner the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Cisco, a sweet 1-2 year old Shepard mix shown here, still needs a home.

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Tahoe Heat by Todd Borg

A dead piano tuner and a wild Mustang running loose at Lake Tahoe are inextricably linked in Tahoe HEAT, the 8th Owen McKenna mystery thriller written by local author Todd Borg.

Borg’s books have won the Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year, made several bestseller lists, and have received numerous rave reviews in journals and newspapers across the country.

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Tootsie’s Ice Cream Parlor highlights Tahoe Landmarks

There’s the Tahoe Rim Trail, Blackwood Canyon, Sugar Pine, D.L. Bliss, Lake Aloha, West Face, and even The Road Construction sundae with rocky road ice cream, a lighthearted homage to Tahoe locals’ least favorite season.

Loaded with lots of humor and local flavor, Tahoe’s famous landmarks are featured in the ice cream sundaes available at Tootsie’s in Tahoe City created by longtime North Lake Tahoe locals Syd and Mike Earley.

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Downtown Truckee Thursdays Cruiser Madness August 12

Gear up and get ready for Downtown Truckee Thursdays’ rendition of Cruiser Madness happening on Thursday, August 12 at 5 p.m. when the popular weekly summer event pays homage to biking enthusiasts.

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Furlough Your Car Fridays July 2-September 3

Furlough Your Car Fridays begin Friday, July 2 and continue each Friday through September 3, 2010.

Residents of South Lake Tahoe are encouraged to reduce their Vehicle Miles Traveled by carpooling, telecommuting, biking or using alternative transportation to get to and from work and around town.

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Jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer at Moody’s Bistro & Lounge Aug 20-21

Award-winning jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer will bring his creative improvisation to the Moody’s Bistro & Lounge stage during two free shows with his Quartet, Friday and Saturday, August 20 & 21 at 8:30 p.m.

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