Join Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on November 1st from 4pm to 8pm for First Friday.
Toast the fine art of living with the local artists, live music and libations at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.
The annual Santa Paws Photo Fundraiser for the Lake Tahoe Humane Society will be held December 7, 2013 from 11am to 4pm at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center.
For just $20, your pet will receive multiple poses with Tahoe’s original Santa Dog on a photo CD plus a raffle ticket. Bows and antlers are provided for photos if desired. read more →
The third annual Meyers Tree Lighting will be held Friday. Dec. 6, 2013 from 5-7 pm in the Divided Sky/Downtown Café parking lot. The Christmas fire truck and Santa, via the Cal Star helicopter, will return and music will be added to the mix.
Complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. The event is free and open to the public. read more →
Tahoe-based nonprofit – The Zawadisha Fund – is teaming up again with Bona Fide Books to offer an opportunity to shop locally while having global impact this holiday season.
Connect with contemporary local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs at the 3rd Annual Zawadisha Holiday Bazaar on Sat., Dec. 7th, from 10am-3pm at Bona Fide Books,1069 Magua Street in Meyers, CA. All vendor space fees benefit the Zawadisha Fund. read more →
The Tahoe Choir’s 42nd annual Christmas Concert will feature “For the Love of Music” on December 7 and 8, 2013.
Step back in time and into the South Lake Tahoe Museum for its annual Holiday in History event Saturday, December 7th from 11am-7pm and Sunday, December 8th from 11am-3pm.
The doors to history and the holiday spirit kick off with free refreshments around the Victorian tree, calls to Santa’s helpers at the North Pole, and tours of the 1930′s log cabin, fully furnished with bedroom and bath in the loft, a reliable tenant and BMP complete! read more →
The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, will hold a one-day “Aligning with the Winter Solstice” Dance Retreat on December 14, 2013 from 10am to 4pm working with the mystery and magic of conscious dance, dancing with and honoring the returning of the light.
The retreat will be a day of dance journeys, movement, and meditation to dance and align ourselves with and honor the energies of winter, grounding ourselves for the holidays, dancing the original meaning of this time of season. It’s a day of celebrating the ancient ritual of the Winter Solstice. read more →
Well known as a breeding ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers, Lake Tahoe is the stage for the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival to be held December 14, 2013 in South Shore at MontBleu. The pre-party starts at 6:30pm.
Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure, the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival showcases clips from the best action sports films of the year, along with theatrical stunts and jaw-dropping imagery by Aurora photos and lots of prizes and tributes to our mountain culture.
Under the masterful direction of James Rawie, The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area, aka TOCCATA, will perform Handel’s Messiah throughout the Lake Tahoe region December 6-18, 2013.
Have you ever wondered what our animals do for the winter? Do Tahoe bears really hibernate? Exactly what IS hibernation, anyway? Where do the frogs go? What about the birds, squirrels, and insects?
Join the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science for Winter Wildlife Survival on December 5 from 5:30 to 7PM for a slide show and fascinating presentation. read more →
Gather together with Unity at the Lake and the Bittmans for its annual fundraiser, “Harvesting Our Dreams”, on November 1, 2013, 5:30-9:30PM at Harvey’s Convention Center.
The South Lake Tahoe event will includes dinner, live music and dancing with Dory’s new band, “Mo Betta Blues”, a silent auction and lots of schmoozing! Tickets are only $35.
He set the high water mark for fascinating tales about mountain culture. Mark Twain liked to say, “Good friends, good books. This is the ideal life.”
The South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library has taken this very poignant quote to heart and is hosting a unique fundraising event, “A Toast to Twain”, on November 3, 2013, from 4-7 PM.
Presented by McAvoy Layne, you’ll think you’re sitting with the man himself. read more →
The Tahoe Safe Alliance and Project MANA are holding the 25th Annual Chocolate, Wines and Roses Festival fundraiser on November 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm.
Like last year, the ladies are joining with Project MANA to ensure the North Lake Tahoe community needs are met.
On Nov. 7 at 7pm Alpenglow Sports will provide a free educational forum to prepare backcountry enthusiasts of all ability levels for the upcoming season.
In the first of two installments of the annual Community Avalanche Safety Seminars, the Tahoe City shop will provide an evening for backcountry travelers to refresh their skills, learn new information, and witness the latest equipment in avalanche safety hosted by Ricky Newberry. read more →
Bona Fide Books in Meyers, has an exciting line up of literary events and two readings — one on growing food in the Sierra and the other a thriller.
Bona Fide events feature community, peculiarities and a wholesome good time.
A collaboration of community medical doctors, health professionals and fitness instructors come together to provide a weekend on well-being, just for women. The annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken takes place Saturday and Sunday , November 9 and 10, 2013.
This favorite North Lake Tahoe event fuses Western practices with Eastern philosophy to offer a balanced weekend of information, inspiration, activities, food and wine, and local art too!
Known as the “Best of Tahoe,” it’s one of our favorite annual South Lake Tahoe events to raise money for our community while savoring delectable local cuisine and regional wines.
And, it’s been going on for 43 years now – wow! An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting presented by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will be held Friday, November 15, 2013 at Harrah’s starting at 6pm.
It’s been 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was tortured and left for dead, tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming.
The horrible crime and how the community dealt with it was the focus of “The Laramie Project,” a theatrical production that came to LTCC’s Duke Theatre in 2010. In the years since the play’s creators first interviewed townspeople about their feelings, Matthew Shepard became an important icon in the fight for gay rights – a fight that has led to remarkable change in recent months. But how did the passing of time affect the town where the murder took place? And what of the two men found responsible for Shepard’s death? read more →
It’s an annual North Lake Tahoe tradition, and a great party!
Get a taste of our local cuisine and regional wine during the annual Passport to Dining in Kings Beach held at the North Tahoe Events Center on November 14, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm.
OK. It’s not a huge distance, but it’s a lot of fun for the entire family.
And, you can win a turkey and pumpkin pie at the Turkey Trot Races taking place Sunday, November 17, 2013. Sign up at 10am.
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s monthly lecture series continues with a presentation on water rights at Pyramid Lake on Thursday, November 14, starting at 5:30 with a no-host bar. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. with a $5 suggested donation.
Dr. Kate Berry, Professor of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, will discuss her research at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences. read more →
Don’t miss this rare opportunity with Venerable Lobsang Dhonden, Tibetan Yoga Teacher from Lhodak, Tibet who will teach Pranayana & Asana Yoga Workshops November 16 through 19, 2013 for a $20 suggested donation.
The Friends of the South Lake Library will host several free community events that feature new published works by local authors.
Here’s your chance to meet the authors, and learn about their inspiration and story plots while you enjoy free refreshments and community at this favorite monthly gathering.
Deck the “Valhalla Grand Hall” with boughs of holly,
‘Tis the season to be jolly and to find locally made products and art at the Valhalla Holiday Faire,
It’s been a local holiday tradition for over a decade at South Lake Tahoe’s cultural hub, the Tallac Historic site taking place November 22-24, 2013
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail. Their goal, complete their journey in 25 days, while capturing the amazing sights and sounds they encounter along the way. read more →
It’s become an annual tradition for many that marks the beginning of the winter season at Lake Tahoe.
And, it helps South Lake Tahoe kids learn more beyond skiing and snowboarding. The 25th annual Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation Ski Swap takes place Friday & Saturday, November 22 and 23 at Montbleu Convention Center in South Lake Tahoe.
The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals will raise funds for the South Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 6:30-10pm at Riva Grill in South Lake Tahoe.
One of our favorite South Lake Tahoe local shops doesn’t call the biggest bargain shopping day of the year Black Friday.
Gaia-Licious calls it Green Friday to reflect our passion for local art, community and environmentally friendly gifts. And, they’re giving away free gifts to those who go the extra mile on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 10 am to 6 pm.
This is an absolutely DARLING 45 minute show. If you have never been to this, it’s a must do – especially if you like to see tiny little kids all dressed up in costumes doing their own version of ‘ballet’, accompanied by professional dancers as well.
The Sierra Nevada Ballet will present the popular “PEANUTCRACKER – The Story in Nut Shell” on December 6 and 7 in Carson City and December 17th in Reno, NV. read more →
Now is the time to prepare your body for the slopes with yoga’s deep focused energy and balance to aid in skiing’s rapid speed and fluidity. The more yoga one practices, the more powerful and graceful one becomes both on and off the slopes.
Yoga Studio Tahoe is offering a special skier and rider yoga workshop taught by former pro-skier and yogi Shaelah Morris. The two and one half hour workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 11:30-2:00PM with a cost of $30 for pre-registered participants and $40 at the door.
It’s the official beginning of winter for many skiers and snowboarders. Warren Miller’s 64th movie, Ticket to Ride, features big mountain skiing with local skiers and riders from Lake Tahoe at the most exotic settings imaginable. That’s not Desolation Wilderness and Emerald Bay behind the lucky girls in this photo. Darn.
The snow-obsessed will find out the location of this ski spot at Olympic Village Inn November 29 and 30, 2013.
Just before the holidays, treat yourself to something very different. Woodworking demonstrations and amazing functional artwork during Tom Beebe’s Open Studio weekend, November 29 – December 1, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm.
In addition to previewing an assortment of big and small woodworking items in the gallery, you can also learn about the custom furniture and built-in ordering process.
Skiing and music, these are a few of my favorite things. The Last Chair Festival returns to Squaw Valley on January 9-11 with a new format, huge headlining acts and new cultural seminars.
A celebration of music, culture and community, the Last Chair Festival welcomes an eclectic mix of world-renowned music acts including The Flaming Lips, Jurassic 5, Matisyahu, Fitz & the Tantrums, Mayer Hawthorne and more. read more →
Nature’s art show is in full display as the Kokanee salmon swim up Taylor Creek for their annual dance of life. The deep red of these non-native fish against the backdrop of the golden aspen along the creek is as stunning as the strength and determination of the running salmon.
The Kokanee were introduced to Lake Tahoe in 1944.
The 23rd annual Kokanee Salmon Festival takes place October 5 and 6, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. read more →
The 23rd annual Tahoe Toy Run will be rolling through South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
The South Lake Tahoe event is a major fundraiser for Christmas Cheer, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food to needy families and Christmas toys to underprivileged children in the community.
Head to North Lake Tahoe this October for Downtown Tahoe City’s Annual Oktoberfest including Scarecrows on Parade, SnowFest! Scarecrow Sprint and Stroll, the Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch, and specials by your favorite local businesses.
Guess the correct weight of the Giant Pumpkin and you can take it home.
It’s all part of Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson, October 5 and 6, 2013.
Hikers can experience the early emigrants’ journey across the Sierra Nevada mountains without reliving the dangers October 5 and 6, 2013 by participants in the Annual Donner Party Hike.
Exploring this region on interpretive walks and hikes you can almost hear the clip-clop of oxen and the rumble of wagon wheels, as countless emigrants scaled the mighty Sierra Nevada in search of a better life. Learn about the success of the Stephens Party; the tragic events the Donner Party endured; and the importance of the transcontinental railroad. Put on your hiking boots, choose a hike and explore Truckee’s history.
People continue to be amazed and inspired by the intrepid travelers of California’s 1848 Gold Rush and the courageous and adventurous migration that followed.
Highly acclaimed historian Frank Tortorich will lead participants across parts of the historic Mormon-Emigrant Trail and the early Pony Express Route on October 6-7, 2013 in beautiful Hope Valley.
Don’t miss this moment to walk with a historian who knows every inch of this special place.
When you see these elite climbers in action, you get a taste of their endless pursuit of adventure. Sender Films and Big UP Productions are bringing audiences a mind-blowing, palm-sweating pump-fest of climbing flicks for the 2013 REEL ROCK Film Tour.
You won’t believe some of the footage featured at the Reel Rock Film Tour playing Oct 11, 2013 at 7pm at the Lake Tahoe Community College for $15.
Mark your calendars for the tenth annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop slated for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 from noon to 4 p.m. Wine lovers, food connoisseurs and dedicated shoppers will once again indulge in delicious food samples paired with some of the finest vintages, as they shop and stroll in the historic western ski town of Truckee, Calif.
Ven. Losang Samten, Tibetan scholar, spiritual teacher, artist, and friend to many in the Lake Tahoe area will return once again to share his deep understanding of Tibetan Buddhism October 5-24, 2013.
Classes often include chants, a talk, story telling, and guided meditation.
The Sierra Nevada College English program brings well-known poets and writers from all over the country to the campus for readings and book signings in intimate settings where audience members get to meet and exchange ideas with the guest writers.
Readings are free and open to the public.
Help the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines.
Sugar pines and other white pines are plagued by a non-native invasive pathogen. White pine blister rust kills about 90% of sugar pines it infects. Scientists and restoration managers have agreed that the only effective restoration strategy is to identify seed trees resistant to the rust and plant their progeny. That is exactly what the Sugar Pine Foundation does. And, you can help too.
On Oct. 11, 2013 at 7 pm Bona Fide Books will launch poet Robert Krut’s award-winning collection “This Is the Ocean” with a reading and book signing as part of the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series.
The event is free and open to the public. read more →
A new documentary film, “Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” explores the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard through a personal lens. The film follows Michele Josue, director of the film and a close friend of Shepard’s, as she travels to pivotal locations in his life, interviewing friends and family members, and gaining insight into the life and devastating loss of Matthew Shepard.
The film will have its Northern California premiere at Lake Tahoe Community College on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.
If you’ve ever wanted to play poker with your dog, here’s your chance.
The 9th Annual Mutt Strut Poker Run takes place October 13, 2013 starting at 11am.
Walk, or run, 1.2 miles with your dog while you build your poker hand. All the proceeds benefit ACT’s spay-neuter program and the El Dorado County Animal Shelter.
It’s a favorite South Lake Tahoe event and fund raiser for local kids.
The 20th Annual Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe Golf Classic takes place October 14, 2013 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Witness the incredible stretch of glorious aspen groves turning their brilliant gold throughout Hope Valley, and learn the science behind this natural phenomenon on a hike with botanist Karen Weise on October 18 starting at 9 a.m.
Karen Wiese is a botanist with interests in plant ecology, restoration, soil science and plant- pollinator interactions. read more →
Put on your dancing shoes and boogie, swing or trot with the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band on October 25, 2013 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.
All ages are welcome to this fun family event.
The Tahoe Dance Band plays the standards and classics for both your dancing and listening pleasure including fox trots, waltzes, tangos, swing and polkas. read more →keep looking »