Alpenglow Sports 11th annual Winter Film Series continues on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 7pm with prominent Canadian ice climber and paragliding pilot Will Gadd at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge. Gadd’s show “30 Trips of a Lifetime in 60 High-Speed Minutes: Winning the X Games, Ice Climbing Niagara Falls, and Paragliding Over the Grand Canyon” is not to be missed. read more →
The sixth annual Meyers Tree Lighting will be held Friday. Dec. 2, 2016 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 →
On Friday, December 9th, critically acclaimed Semi-Rad.com author Brendan Leonard will present stories from his newest book, Sixty Meters to Anywhere. The presentation will take place at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema at 7pm in the heart of downtown Tahoe City.
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 10, 2016 in South Shore at MontBleu. The pre-party starts at 6:30pm.
Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure and Tahoe mountain culture, the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival showcases breathtaking video footage of adventure thrill seekers as they ski, bike, jump, climb and surf the world.
See you there!
The South Lake Tahoe Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 17th, will be held from 8am until sundown, is a chance to do some birding in the winter, socialize with other birders and contribute to the largest, longest running citizen science program in the world.
Novices to experts are all welcome for this fun winter event that focuses the 7.5 mile radius count circle on the Upper Truckee River mouth at Cove East.
Toast the fine art of living with local artists, live music and libations on the First Friday of each month at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect. All art is Made by Hand.
Riverside Studios is an inspiring art gallery owned and operated by five artists with elemental dimension — Alanna Hughes clay/potter, Kahlil Johnson leather, Mary Buchan Guerra silver and stones, Sondrea Larson silver, gold and stones, and Pat Blide – man of iron.
Create art for books, cards or any medium at Bona Fide Books in Meyers. Books in this photo were made by Karen Cutter. Because Bona Fide loves all things books, they’ve started a Sunday afternoon club for lovers of book art.
Bona Fide events feature community, peculiarities and a wholesome good time.
The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, hosts her magical Morning Dance Jorney at Marcia Sarosiks Dance Studio on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 7am to 8:10am. Then, from 8:30 – 9:30 am pilates!
The dance is free form expression and moving meditation to help you make a conscious connection with your mind, body, spirit and the heartbeat of mother earth. Dance at your own pace with the intention to ground, release and integrate energy rising from our source, Lake Tahoe.
Help the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines at these upcoming planting events.
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.
This is exactly what the Sugar Pine Foundation does. And, you can help too.
Guess the correct weight of the Giant Pumpkin and you can take it home.
It’s all part of Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson, October 1 and 2, 2016.
Head to North Lake Tahoe this October for Downtown Tahoe City’s Annual Oktoberfest. In addition to boasting award winning dining, independent shops, a new cinema and affordable lodging, the Tahoe City Downtown Association presents Oktoberfest from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2016.
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. Learn about the variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its streams including the federally threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout.
The annual Fall Fish Festival takes place October 1 and 2, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. read more →
Mountain of Storms documents the storied 1968 road trip adventure of 5 friends: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores. Piled into an old sketchy van, the group embarked on a 5,000-mile journey from California to Patagonia to attempt a new route on Cerro Torre’s infamous Fitz Roy. Along the way the friends found surf, skiing and climbing as they headed southward towards the then still-mythical land of Patagonia.
Dick Dorworth will be here in Tahoe City on October 19th. Will you?
When you see these elite climbers in action, you get a taste of their endless pursuit of adventure. Tahoe Adventure Film Festival presents the 11th year of Reel Rock Film Tour at Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theatre on October 7, 2016.
Writers, readers, and performers from all around the country will appear at South Lake Tahoe October 21-23, 2016, for WordWave, a three-day festival held on the grounds of Valhalla at the Tallac Historic Site. This literary mash-up will feature theater performances and free readings, panels on craft, and a novel writing camp for kids. Highlights include a one-act playwriting contest, a Maker’s Station demo with bookbinding, letterpress, and found poetry and art. Ticketed events include a steampunk ball.
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Dust off your bowler hat, lace up your high-heeled boots and join us for the first ever Tall Timber Ball on October 21, 2016.
Style it steampunk and join us under the timber beams of the Grand Hall while our fab DJ spins from the massive stone fireplace. Cool prizes will go to the most interesting looks of the night. read more →
Sierra weather is fickle. It can be feast or famine. According to Lisa Berry, wildflower aficionado and Lake Tahoe Community College adjunct instructor, in wildflower terms it can result in a distinct advantage. Berry has been leading wildflower hikes and studying the area’s wildflowers for almost a decade.
Berry will be talking about her findings and presenting a slideshow of her discoveries on September 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. in LTCC’s Aspen Room. The talk is free and open to the public. Joining Lisa will be author and botanist Julie Caville.
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 10, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm.
This upcoming September 11 is the 15th anniversary of the terrible tragedy that struck America and brought pain and suffering to across our country. Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church (TLPC) is hosting a community-wide September 11 Commemoration & Thanksgiving event on Sunday, September 11, 11:30 a.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park. read more →
Every year Stewardship Day combines field education in forest ecology, defensible space, soil conservation, wildlife biology and natural history with hands-on forest restoration projects.
Join hundreds of Tahoe Basin community members to help improve forest health at the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship on September 10th. read more →
Experience the musical sounds of worldly cultures during the Trails & Vistas World Concert for Peace featuring Todo Mundo, an award-winning band from San Diego, September 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m. This entertaining evening is the finale event for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Encore Showcase Series set to the picturesque views of Lake Tahoe.
This is so much fun for little kids, beach cruisers and racers. Celebrate Tahoe bike culture at the Annual Tahoe Games Bike Night Series at Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Friday, September 30th. Sierra Ski and Cycle Works will have the Push Me Pull You tandem, Penny Farthing, Tall Bike and Swing Bike to ride. See you there. read more →
This year’s Trails & Vistas Art Hikes on September 18, 2016 will inspire attendees along a guided path past live music, art, storytelling, and dance performances.
Trails & Vistas plays host to a collective experience where art, nature and audience intersect. Guides will lead three-hour long hikes starting in 15-minute increments winding through 12 site-specific art installations. Participants will enjoy music, performance art, ephemeral sculpture and literary art pieces placed along an earthen trail.
Truckee will be brimming with art and activity during the 2nd Annual Art & Soul Downtown Truckee ArtWalk on Saturday, September 17th from 1pm to 6pm.
Stroll through the heart of Downtown Truckee enjoying visual art, live music, artist demonstrations, craft beer and wine tastings, small bites & more. This year’s walk features 30 stops celebrating local artists!
A portion of event proceeds goes to Arts for the Schools.
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) has teamed up with all of the Squaw Village restaurants to put on this fun, innovative event, pairing a battle of the bands with a chicken wing cook-off to help raise money for TINS.
New this year TINS has added multiple activities and events highlighting team building, locally prepared food, craft beers, and live music taking place September 9, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
It’s a classic fall event and blends two of our favorites for a great local cause.
Bikes and Music.
The Tahoe Sierra Century on Saturday, September 17, is a fundraiser for cyclists to support the music programs at North Tahoe Middle and High Schools.
It’s the finale. The big daddy of the entire stand up and paddle season at Lake Tahoe. So you’ve been standing up and paddling all summer longer, just to get ready for this epic.
It’s the 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic SUP race across Lake Tahoe from Eldorado Beach to Tahoe Vista on September 11, 2016 starting at 8am sharp.
Sit in a fire truck, escape from the Smoke House, wear fire fighting equipment, squirt fire hoses, watch the fire fighters compete, learn about fire resistant construction, and enjoy a Kiwanis BBQ at FireFest on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10am to 3pm at Hard Rock Casino at Stateline.
You’ll also get to meet Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog at this favorite annual South Lake Tahoe event.
The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation will host its annual Bocce Tournament at the Truckee River Winery on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
The cost to participate is $125 per two-person team. Space is limited to the first forty teams to register. Teams will compete for amazing prizes as well as bragging rights. read more →
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will conclude their 2015 Tahoe Summer MusicFest with a concert series beginning Sunday, September 11 in Reno. The concert series commemorates the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.
The series features famed violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing Johannes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin in D major Op.77 on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin.
Performing the best of Cole Porter to Stevie Wonder, the Reno Jazz Orchestra’s 17-piece jazz band will present “Music of the Masters” – a live performance of blues, swing, and soul with award winning vocalists Jamie Davis and Clairdee on Friday, September 2 at the Robert Z Hawkins Amphitheatre in Reno, NV, and Saturday, September 3rd, at Sand Harbor State Park on the edge of Lake Tahoe’s north shore.
Baron von Remmel has the distinction of being Lake Tahoe’s very own Jazz Saxophonist, with a golden alto sound reminiscent of Paul Desmond.
As a 28-year resident of the west shore of Lake Tahoe, he is a familiar figure. He’s not only a performer, but a jazz educator who gives private lessons and teaches music at local schools.
Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear dark nights are perfect for star gazing and there’s no better guide than poet-astronomer Tony Berendsen, owner to Tahoe Star Tours.
Fascinated with Astronomy since he was given a telescope at age eight, Tony uses a unique mix of art and science to help his guests understand the view into space. He recites poems written for the purpose of describing the cosmos, he calls “Poastromy” during his Tahoe Star Tours.
The 37th season of the Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival, which runs from opening night June 22 through the finale on August 31, 2016 is ambitious and free rolling this year.
From high quality Americana & New Orleans roots music, to a Tony Award-winning wickedly pathological play to a jazz orchestra to immersive outdoor art camps for kids to an uplifting gospel sendoff, the creative arts offerings are plentiful and appealing to all ages. A very special event this year is the “Boathouse Theatre 20th Anniversary” fête.
Join The Lake Tahoe Music Festival 20-Piece Academy Orchestra as it presents a 5-day concert series. Beautiful music at lake-front and intimate settings on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City and Truckee. Bring your picnic, chair and wine for a wonderful evening of beautiful music.
Award-winning poet of witness and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché will lead a workshop on Aug. 11, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in South Lake Tahoe. The intimate craft talk will be limited to 12 participants, who will work with Forché to strengthen their writing skills in a nurturing, fun and educational environment. The class fee is $100; participants will bring one poem for critique. The event is hosted by the Wordy Girls, a South Lake Tahoe-based writers’ organization, and a portion of the proceeds goes to fund writing camps for girls.
Tahoe stewardship efforts are legendary. From protecting native fishes like the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout to our beloved open lands and cultural heritage, and fighting aquatic invasive species as Tahoe Keepers, we know it takes a community of locals and visitors to contribute.
Here’s your chance. Join California State Park Rangers and West Shore Sports at Ed Z’berg- Sugar Pine Point State Park for a full moon kayak tour while learning about Tahoe’s unique history on August 18, 2016 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Make your reservations quick. It’s only $40 and all proceeds will benefit the Sierra State Parks Foundation so we can make much needed improvements to our Tahoe-based CA State Parks.
While the Washoe were the first to enjoy the shores of the present day Tallac Historic Site, three of the original luxurious estates erected between 1890 and 1921 still remain today, and play host to special events and tours to learn about the “Era of Opulence” in South Lake Tahoe.
Kids can cook up a storm using old fashioned recipes during Kitchen Kids, while adults can join Anita Baldwin for some light refreshments and hear stories about the Tallac Casino and Resort, the first casino built in Lake Tahoe, and sip bubbly with Mrs. Pope on the porch. read more →
He is a walking encyclopedia of Tahoe-Truckee history and a captivating storyteller.
Local historian and author, Mark McLaughlin, will host a bus load of history lovers on a tour of Donner Pass to Rainbow Bridge and the transcontinental railroad tunnels on Friday, August 5, 2016 starting at 9am.
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style especially during this favorite event where you can drool over 70 of the finest and rarest wooden boats in the world.
Obexer’s Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, August 12 and 13, 2016.
The biggest paddle board festival on Lake Tahoe just got bigger.
The Ta-Hoe Nalu Stand-up Paddle Board Festival features two-days of races for paddle boarders of all ages and skill levels. Lakeside entertainment including food, luaus, live music and prizes will top off the races held at Kings Beach August 12 through 14h.
It’s going to be the funkiest place around, especially with the Earles of Newtown.
Two days of explosive musical talent takes over The Village at Squaw Valley on August 13 and 14, 2016 during the Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest. Festival goers can listen to continuous live jazz and funk music on two stages while sampling more than 30 brews. read more →
A long standing tradition for more than 40 years, this timeless festival presents Shakespeare under the stars on the lake shore.
The festival runs July 8 through August 21, 2016 at Sand Harbor State Park featuring The Comedy of Errors – a double dose of laughter, and Forever Plaid – a pitch-perfect, jukebox musical. read more →
Their mantra is simple. Think local. Be local. Buy local. Give local.
The feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays will run June 9, 2016 through August 18, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Head to Commons Beach in the heart of Tahoe City for a free Sunday Concert on September 4th featuring Joy and Madness and the Beer Gardeners from 4pm to 7pm.
These fun, community gatherings feature both local acts and touring artists. Everyone is welcome and picnics are encouraged. Low-back chairs only, please. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Follow local historians on a history hike at Fallen Leaf Lake. You’ll learn about the history of the lake, and some of the unique personalities who spent time living here, and visit the ruins of the Anita Baldwin Estate. Bring a bag lunch, water, camera, sunscreen and good hiking shoes.
Meet at the Gatekeeper’s Museum on August 15, 2016 at 9 am when you’ll car pool to South Lake Tahoe. read more →
Venerable Losang Samten, Tibetan scholar, spiritual teacher, and artist will share teachings of loving-kindness, joy, compassion, and the path to enlightenment throughout Tahoe August 18-24, 2016.
Classes often include a talk, guided meditation, and discussion.
The dog days of summer will be on full display during the annual Peaks and Paws Festival at Squaw on Saturday, August 27, 2016 to raise money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Dogs and their people can enjoy two stages of live music, a pet themed vendor village, dog-friendly hikes, complimentary dog treats and activities specially designed for furry friends.keep looking »