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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

“Escaping Ethnocentrism Through Study Abroad” Feb 17

Fireside Chats at Sierra Nevada Collage are an ongoing series of evening discussions with some of Incline Village’s most interesting community members who cover a robust list of topics from global citizenry, to national security, and environmental preservation starting February 17 with “Escaping Ethnocentrism Through Study Abroad”.

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Loving You: A Musical Valentine Feb 11 at Lake Tahoe Community College

The Lake Tahoe Community College Theatre Arts Department is offering up a romantic cabaret on Friday, February 11th with “Loving You: A Musical Valentine.”

The musical cabaret will feature songs of love from Sinatra to Sondheim sung and danced by some of Lake Tahoe’s most talented performers. A variety of desserts will be served beginning at 7:15 p.m.

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LTCC Winter Expo and Rail Jam Feb 12

The Lake Tahoe Community College is hosting a Winter Expo and Rail Jam airing from 2pm to midnight on February 12, 2011.

Live music starting at 2 p.m. with local band Adient Zoo kicks off the full day of events co-sponsored by Heavenly, Kirkwood and Sierra-at-Tahoe.

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Saturday Mornings at SNC Feb 19: Living with Stone Age People

Share your morning coffee with SNC’s faculty and other knowledgeable locals as they present bite-size offerings of intellectually stimulating material to pique your interest and challenge your sensibilities. Saturday Mornings at SNC, is the award-winning joint offering of Sierra Nevada College and Incline Village Parks & Recreation Senior Programs.

February 19th features Living With Stone Age People by photographers William Cooper and JoAnn Lippert.

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Joe King Poker Tournament Feb 20

A legendary poker tournament deserves a legendary story.

According to local sources, Joe King won the rights to the land that is now Kings Beach in North Lake Tahoe in an all-night poker game in 1925. King took the winnings from that game to develop several buildings, some of which are still standing today.

In Joe’s honor, the winner of the tournament on February 20th will act as honorary mayor of Kings Beach in the Kings Beach SnowFest! parade on March 12, 2011.  read more →

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‘Catching Dreams’ Star and Filmmaker to Appear at Squaw Valley Institute Event Feb 24

Squaw Valley Institute brings both the filmmaker and performer followed in the documentary Catching Dreams, which chronicles the inspirational true story of a trapeze artist in a quest to perform for the most acclaimed circus in the world, Cirque du Soleil, to Lake Tahoe. The film, which will be shown at Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 24, with a question and answer period following the showing. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with a no-host bar available.

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4th Annual Tahoe-Reno Adventure Film Festival Feb 26

Lake Tahoe is a breeding ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers.  Once a year our mountain culture comes together to celebrate our lifestyle.

Don’t miss the fourth annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival on February 26th, 2011 at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. read more →

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Telemark and Freeride Festival at Alpine February 24-27

Do you have what it takes?

Drop knees not bombs at the Telemark and Freeride Festival at Alpine Meadows on February 24-27, 2011.

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Yachting Magazine Features Steve Lapkin Photograph

Lake Tahoe is to receive a double honor from Yachting magazine. After twenty years of photography, Lake Tahoe resident Steve Lapkin has received one of the highest praises of his career.

Yachting magazine will feature his shot of the iconic Thunderbird on January’s 2011 cover; the first of Lapkin’s shots to be published by the magazine.

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Blue Turtle Seduction captures Mountain Soul

Blue Turtle Seduction Performing since 2001, Blue Turtle Seduction has created a signature style, raw yet polished, that represents the South Shore’s work hard, play harder lifestyle.  It’s a hypnotic blend of electric guitar and mandolin; harmonica, harmonies, and adrenaline; drums, bass, and violin led by Jay Seals’ vocals.

With roots embedded at Fallen Leaf Lake, they have a deep love for Lake Tahoe which is captured in their song, Mountain Sol, that pays tribute to our mountain culture. And, for many in Tahoe, our priorities.

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Stone Soup: Soup, Music and Community Jan 23-March 27

Few things bring a community together better than food and music. Stone Soup, a weekly soup night in Truckee, melds this powerful combination into a special treat of homemade soup, friends, family, conversation, music, and most importantly community.

On every Sunday, from Jan. 23 to March 27, a different volunteer group will chop, dice, and sauté, then cook a huge pot of soup to share with anyone who walks in the door at the Community Arts Center in downtown Truckee.

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New Local Skis Snowboards by Seth Lightcap

It’s pretty easy to imagine that Santa delivers more skis and snowboards to Tahoe than just about any other community in the world. Multiply the local skiing population by the level of passion and you’ve gotta figure that Saint Nick’s Tahoe-bound sleigh has at least a dozen ski racks bolted on the side.

North Tahoe Toys: New Local Skis and Snowboards by Seth Lightcap is reprinted from the December print issue of Moonshine Ink.

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Free Intro Class to Aerial Fitness in South Lake Tahoe with Allison Jan 5

Tahoe Aerial Arts, a business dedicated to teaching aerial performance on silks, hoops and hammocks, is offering a free Introduction to Aerial Fitness class on Wednesday, January 5th, from 7:30-8:30 pm.

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Abstract Watercolor Workshop January 15

Learn to create an abstract watercolor painting in this fun one-day workshop on Saturday, January 15th, from 10-3 at Watercolors by Jan Foss.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
Obexer's West Shore Lake Tahoe since 1911
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Emerald Bay
Bear at Taylor Creek Lake Tahoe
Angora Fire Lookout
Tahoe Culture Fall Glory
Plein Air at Lily Lake at South Lake Tahoe
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