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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Jesse Kalin at Valhalla Boathouse Theatre Aug 13

On Monday August 13, 2012 at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre in South Lake Tahoe, Jesse Kalin will take center stage performing his original music in an intimate concert setting.  With over 20 original songs written, Jesse will share material that has not been heard before.

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Beach Bash Benefit for Sean Aug 15

In May, local community member Sean Riley suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a succession of blackouts and falls. Sean is an off-road tour guide for Lake Tahoe Adventures and his wife, Georgette, works for the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and the TahoeChamber.

A Beach Bash Benefit at Zephyr Cove Resort will take place on Wednesday, August 15th from 5-8PM to help the family with the ongoing care expenses, which are anticipated to be as much as $2,000/day until Sean’s condition improves. read more →

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The String Beings at Valhalla Aug 21

The String Beings at Lake TahoeEnjoy beautiful string music played by Tahoe’s own String Beings string quartet at the historic Valhalla Boathouse on August 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

This rare concert appearance will feature both classical and popular music as arranged by The Supreme Being of the String Beings, Van Vinikow, and Tahoe resident Steve Boone, the “Lone Arranger”.

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Motorcycle Ride and Rendezvous Aug 23-26

Mountain men and women will celebrate the shared joy and independence of motorcycle riding during the first annual Lake Tahoe Adventure Motorcycle Rendezvous August 23-26, 2012.

All makes of bikes and riders are invited to present themselves in South Lake Tahoe for off road and pavement rides, evening social events, entertainment, guest speakers, and food and libations.

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Free Demo Day on Sunday, Aug 26

All kayaks and paddle boards are not created equal. Get advice from the experts at the free Kayak Tahoe Demo Day on Sunday, August 26th, from 10am to 2pm.

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Entrepreneur and Publisher Kim Wyatt to Speak at Library August 29

Kim Wyatt is a writer, editor, and publisher who believes in the power of storytelling to change the world. She also loves to forage and hike in the Sierra Nevada.

Meet Kim, founder of Bona Fide Books, at the South Lake Tahoe Library on Wednesday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. The evening is free and refreshments will be served, sponsored by your Friends of the Library. Bona Fide Books newest release, Tahoe Blues, will be available for purchase.

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Incline Artists Studio Tour Aug 3-6

It is no secret that summer in Lake Tahoe brings a spectrum of remarkable experiences. Paired with this bountiful season is the third annual Incline Artists Studio Tour held August 3-6, 2012 with an opening reception on Friday, August 3rd.

This self-guided journey allows you to explore the creative dens of 15 accomplished local artists. While on this adventure, you will have the opportunity to view works in progress and purchase completed treasures at the source.  read more →

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Egg Painting Workshop with Cathee vanRossem-St.Clair July 9-August 6

Here’s an opportunity to have an amazing multi-day experience in July-August with Cathee vanRossem-St. Clair (the egg lady) who has adapted her famous workshops for children to 60+ adults.  Sign up quickly because the workshop is limited to 15 people.

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Streamkeepers Survey at Trout Creek and Upper Truckee River Aug 11

This colorful yet scary bull thistle is one of the most common invasive weeds growing along rivers and streams in Lake Tahoe.  It can choke our natural plants and cause havoc.

You can help. Volunteer as a streamkeeper to identify and survey invasive species along side the Upper Truckee River and Trout Creek on Saturday, August 11, from 9 am to noon.

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Blending Local Artists and Modern Masters: Keoki Flagg

selfportrait_pygmychief.jpgWhen you find yourself at Squaw, stop by Gallery Keoki.

You’ll be glad you did.

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“End of an Era” by Jay Thelin at NTA

Jay Thelin’s love for wooden boats began in 1958 when he was hired as a boat rental agent and a pier manager in Kings Beach. In those days many of the rental boats were wooden Chris-Crafts, and one Gar Wood. Jay purchased the Gar Wood with his brother and stored it at Sierra Boat during his school years in San Francisco.

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Perseid Meteor Showers Peaking August 11

Get ready for the show!  Perseid Meteor Showers will peak August 13.  Since there will be a full moon, the best time for viewing is now before dawn until the morning of August 10 to have moonless skies. Before dawn is the best time of night for watching meteors, anyway, since that is when the radiant point for the Perseids is highest in the sky. Bright moonlight will drown all but the brightest meteors from view on the mornings of August 12 – the peak mornings for the Perseid meteor shower.

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Giselle by Sierra Nevada Bullet July 30

Possibly the best-loved of all the world’s ballet, Giselle will be performed by the Sierra Nevada Ballet as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Monday Night Showcase Series on July 30, 2012.

This profound folk tale comes to life through music, drama and over 30 professional dancers who will share this story of doomed love … complete with jealousy, madness and vengeful ghosts. According to the ballet’s artistic director Rosine Bena, “Giselle is steeped in the tradition of ballet and conveys the poetry that makes this great production a must see this summer”.

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Freckle Face Switch Plates in Truckee

Funny how ideas come to light.  Literally.

As an artist herself, she wanted to create a way for everyone to afford emerging artists’ work without having to find space on the wall, or pay for framing.  So she started putting art onto light switch plate covers. First her own art, and then other artists.

Meet Kristen Anderson from Truckee.

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Into the Moment with Lainie Vreeland

She’s added a new twist to photography and art.

Meet Lainie Vreeland.  A native of Incline Village since 1979, Lainie’s hand-modified photo artistry came out of her desire and passion to preserve Tahoe’s history and culture such as this classic summertime scene at Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City.

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Custom Learning Academy Summer Camps

Custom Learning Academy announces the community 2012 summer camp line up for elementary and middle school students. The week long summer camps pair traditional outdoor activities with educational adventures. The cost is $160 per week and families can choose the weeks that most interest their children. Children do not have to be enrolled at CLA to enjoy the fun and learning infused summer camps.

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Edward Burtynsky: Oil at Nevada Museum of Art June 9-Sept 23

Acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky presents his work in Oil, a photographic exploration of the effects of this critical fuel on our lives, at the Nevada Museum of Art on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. The exhibit will be on display through September 23, 2012.

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Wildflower Workshop with Jan Foss July 6 and 7

She’s known as the local expert for painting flowers.

It’s easy to see why in her attention to detail that captures nature’s perfection. Just look at those petals!

Here’s your chance to learn from the best, Jan Foss.

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Gym Time for Tots Mondays in South Lake Tahoe

Gym Time for ToddlersBack by popular demand, the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Department is holding Gym Time for Tots for toddlers and preschoolers.   Every Monday from 11 am to 1:15pm you’ll have open space for your little ones to get out and let loose!

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