spacer
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
North Lake Tahoe and Truckee events, shows and live performances.

First Fridays at Riverside Studios

Sierra Bowl Tahoe CultureToast 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.

read more →

Share

Cultural Land Tours June 10 Waddle Ranch

Trails and Vistas Waddle RanchCultural Land Tours are a new collaboration with Trails & Vistas and the Land Trust for extraordinary adventures combining art, history, and the environment led by K.V. Van Lom with the Land Trust.

The Waddle Ranch Preserve guided tour on June 10th from 8:30 to 1 pm takes guests through magnificent forests to Lake Ella where guests can hike, enjoy birding and a peaceful setting as plein air painter, Jackson Lain, captures the scenery, and local Tahoe musician Angele Thibodeau performs.  read more →

Share

Truckee Thursdays feature Local Culture

Truckee-Thursdays-Farmers-MarketTheir 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.

read more →

Share

Truckee Duckee Derbee benefits Humane Society June 12

Dogs, their owners, and some rubber ducks will raise money for the Tahoe Truckee Humane Society at the Annual Truckee Duckee Derbee Races and “Dogs in Duds” contest on Sunday afternoon, June 12, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the River Ranch Lodge.

Not sure how the two were combined, but heck – why not?

read more →

Share

Docent-led Hikes at Carpenter Valley June 11-Aug 21

Carpenter ValleyThe Truckee Donner Land Trust invites you to see what all the excitement is about with our latest project. Join us for a docent-led tour of Carpenter Valley on June 11 or 26, July 23 or 31, or Aug 13 or 21.

Carpenter Valley is one of the least known and most spectacular places in the northern Sierra. It has been in private ownership since the late 19th century.

The Truckee Donne

read more →

Share

Stories of Research at Lake Tahoe with Dr. Charles Goldman June 21

Join renowned limnologist Dr. Charles Goldman for an entertaining public presentation about the stories and history of five decades of scientific research at Lake Tahoe and the challenges ahead.  Dr. Goldman’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College) .

read more →

Share

Free Bluesdays on Tuesdays at Squaw June 14-Sept 6

Shane Dwight bluesfestivalguideYou’ll be singing the blues on Tuesdays when acts from all over the country appear on stage at The Village at Squaw and High Camp during the free weekly Bluesdays June 14 through September 6, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The popular and free outdoor concert series features acclaimed blues musicians, delicious grab-and-go bites, and a Blues Bar serving beer, wine and spirits.  read more →

Share

Tahoe Star Tours with Astronomer Poet Tony Berendsen June 16-Sept 3

Tony Tahoe Star Tours

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.

read more →

Share

Thunderbird Paddling Festival June 11

Paddlers and Tahoe Keepers will gather at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore for the annual Thunderbird Paddling Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

You choose from an 8 mile or 4 mile round trip paddle that starts at Sand Harbor State Park, heads south to Chimney Beach past historic Thunderbird Lodge, and back.  There’s also a 2-mile race for kids 12 years old and younger.

read more →

Share

Tahoe City Solstice Festival June 16-19

Summer begins in Tahoe City with the annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival set for June 16-19, 2016.

The festival includes several signature events that define our mountain culture. Each event touts Tahoe City’s distinct qualities and character: adventure sports, artisan food and wine, acclaimed musicians and artists, and celebrated local shops, restaurants, and galleries.

read more →

Share

Free Live Music at Kings Beach Fridays starts June 17

Music-on-the-Beach Tahoe Culture

Enjoy free, live music performances featuring a variety of genres at Music on the Beach 2016 starting on Friday, June 17 at Kings Beach State Recreation Area through September 2, 2016.
It kicks off tonight with the Blues Monsters.
Concerts will take place Friday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.

read more →

Share

Alpenglow Mountain Festival June 18-26

Tahoe Rim Trail Tahoe Culture

Alpenglow Mountain Festival on June 18th-26th, 2016 is a celebration of human-powered events, clinics, presentations and more.

Geared for toward the beginner and intermediate mountain sports enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer including trail running, hiking, yoga, standup paddleboarding, rock climbing and natural history events.

read more →

Share

North Lake Tahoe Digitization Day at Gatekeeper’s Museum June 26

Tahoe Culture Cascade Lake 1910Lake Tahoe history NEVER goes into hibernation.

Do you have any historical photographs or visual materials of the Tahoe area? If you do, or if you’d just like to learn more about the archival resources that document this community’s rich history, come visit the North Lake Tahoe Digitization Day on Sunday, June 26, 2016. 10am-4pm.

The free North Lake Tahoe Digitization Day offers digitization services of historic visual materials related to the North Lake Tahoe community, as well as programming regarding the preservation and use of historic photographs.

read more →

Share

Sugar Pine Plantings

Sugar-Pine-Planting-at-Lake-TahoeHelp the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines at these upcoming community 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.

read more →

Share

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival July 27-29

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

The annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival takes place July 27-29, 2016 at Gatekeepers Museum.  The festival opens on Wednesday, July 27 with the Gala Opening Night Celebration, where audiences enjoy dinner catered by Crest Cafe, table seating, and a silent auction in collaboration with Trunk Show. Dancers return to the stage July 28 and 29 for the festival’s two Main Stage Performances, for which attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or low back chairs. VIP tables for the Main Stage Performances are also available.

read more →

Share

Shakespeare Festival July 8-Aug 21

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 →

Share

Taste & Listen Pop Up Dinner at Stella July 15

photostellachefdesserts1Enjoy an artistic interpretation of a multi-continent inspired cuisine choreographed to live music creating an unforgettable dining experience.

On Friday, July 15, 2016, starting at 6:00 – 9:00pm, local Trails & Vistas artist, Nancy Tieken Lopez, and the Stella Kitchen Team lead by Chef Ben Knox of The Cedar House Sport Hotel will create a Pop Up Dinner exhibition titled “Taste & Listen.” 

read more →

Share

Trails and Vistas World Concert Sept 10

Todo MundoExperience 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.

read more →

Share

Trails & Vistas Art Hikes Sept 10 & 18

This year’s Trails & Vistas Art Hikes on September 10 and 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.

read more →

Share

Donner Lake Paddle Race May 21

Donner Lake RaceIf you’re looking for a different kind of intense workout, check this out.  The Annual Donner Lake Memorial Weekend Stand-up/Prone Paddleboard Race takes place Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9am. It’s part of the Tahoe Cup Paddle Board Race Series.

Better check weather conditions first…you may be wearing your dry suit or ski gear.  Only in Tahoe.

Be sure and clean, drain and dry your paddleboard before you jump in the lake, and become a Tahoe Keeper today.

read more →

Share

Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw May 28-29

Allana-Hughes-Pottery-Riverside-StudiosCelebrate Tahoe arts and mountain culture with local arts, local products,  food, and music at the Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw.

The two-day festival takes place on Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29, 2016, and includes local artisans, businesses, organizations and a community stage with live performances by artists, storytellers, writers or presentations. read more →

Share

Tsurunokai Drummers at Incline Village Library May 25

You’ll have to try and sit still at the Incline Village Library on May 25, 2016 at this free drum show starting at 4pm.

Tsurunokai Drummers are local performers demonstrating the exciting art of traditional Japanese taiko drumming and sharing insight into Japanese culture.

read more →

Share

Annual Squaw Valley Institute Farm to Table Dinner May 28

SVI Farm and Dinner Event

Enjoy an evening of culinary delights, delectable wines and live music as you dine alfresco at the 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Squaw Valley.

Presented by the Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) and powered by MTN ROOTS food truck, this popular annual culinary event is taking place in partnership with Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows during the 4th Annual Made In Tahoe Festival.

read more →

Share

Annual Billy Dutton Uphill April 10

Each spring hundreds of Nordic skiers, snow shoers, and runners race up the mountain run in the Annual Billy Dutton Uphill, in honor of late local luminary, Billy Dutton.

Sunday, April 10th, marks the Annual Billy Dutton Uphill at Squaw Valley starting at 8am at the base of KT-22.

read more →

Share

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day April 16

Giant steps towards smaller footprints. The 2016 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is slated for Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley.

This all ages, community-sponsored event gives participants an opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, sustainability, watershed and forest health, and reducing ecological footprints via a diverse array of agency representatives and earth-friendly vendors.  read more →

Share

Snow Golf Tournament at Alpine Meadows April 16

Only at Lake Tahoe. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort will host its annual Snow Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

All competitors must wear skis or a snowboard to compete and navigate from hole to hole, but are allowed to remove one foot to drive, chip, and putt.  And it’s free – with your lift ticket.

read more →

Share

26th Annual Cushing Crossing April 30

elephantskiercushingcrossingThis wildly entertaining competition challenges local lunatics and gregarious guests to cross the vast and chilly waters of Lake Cushing (really it’s a pond) on skis, a snowboard or any ski or snowboard-based vessel.

Notorious for its colossal crashes, hilarious costumes, and ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions, the annual Cushing Crossing comes to the frigid waters of Squaw Valley on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1 p.m.

read more →

Share

SnowFest! March 3-13, 2016

It’s been going on since 1982, with wacky and wild years of mountain culture, Tahoe Style.

SnowFest is North Lake Tahoe’s 10 day winter carnival.

SnowFest takes place March 3-13, 2016 throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.  Don’t miss the Tahoe City Snowfest parade, Polar Plunge, Wacky Winter Bowling or the Stand Up Paddle Race.

read more →

Share

The GREAT Ski Race March 6

The Great Ski Race in North Lake TahoeThe fastest time to ski from Tahoe City to Truckee is 1 hour and 7 minutes to race 30 kilometers or 18.43 miles. Shizam! It all began in 1976 with only 66 racers.

Today, thousands of skiers participate in The GREAT Ski Race to raise money for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team. Don’t miss the largest Nordic ski race west of the Mississippi on Sunday, March 6th starting at 9am. read more →

Share

Community Soup Nights March 9-April 6

Bone Broth by Victoria LaFontSlow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub present the fifth series of Community Soup Nights this Spring on March 9th at Full Belly Deli, March 23rd at Red Truck, and April 6th at Fifty Fifty Brewing Company.

Community Soup Nights bring family and friends together to enjoy a warm, affordable and delicious meal made from fresh, local and sustainably sourced ingredients. read more →

Share

Kings Beach Snowfest Parade March 12

Kings Beach Snowfest Parade

The annual Kings Beach Snowfest Parade will take place on Saturday, March 12, 11:30am – 12:30pm along Highway 28 starting at Secline Street and ending at Coon Street. North Tahoe Business Association hosts this fun-filled parade featuring entries from 25 community non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, service groups and local businesses.

read more →

Share

I-Did-A-Run at Tahoe Donner March 13

Tahoe Donner I Did A Run Tahoe CutlureIt’s time for dogs to show off their skills!

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, Snowfest returns to Tahoe Donner with the annual I-Did-A-Run event.  This is the chance every dog dreams of – a moment to show off their skills and shine in the spotlight. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will compete in this entertaining timed dog pull race.

read more →

Share

Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw March 19

Get your saucers ready for the annual Pain McShlonkey Classic event at Squaw on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

This action packed on and off-mountain event will serve as a hilarious tribute to legendary skier Shane McConkey as pros and amateurs battle for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy and bragging rights.

Celebrated for his playful spirit, McConkey was the mastermind behind the original Pain McShlonkey Open that debuted in 2003.

read more →

Share

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Winter Repertory March 18-20

Erik Wagner, photo courtesy of Bern Ballet

Erik Wagner, photo courtesy of Bern Ballet

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) opens its 2016 season with the 8th Annual Winter Repertory, coming to the Tahoe Art Haus March 18-20. The performance celebrates diversity in dance with three new creations, while honoring the classicism of yesterday.

Collaboration with dance-makers lies at the heart of LTDC’s Winter Repertory. This year’s program includes the dazzling classic Paquita featuring guest Jakob Pringle (Ballet West), and new works by Jacqueline Lopez (Ballet Nacional de Mexico), Erik Wagner (San Francisco Ballet, Bern Ballet) and LTDC’s own Isabella Terrazas.

read more →

Share

Best Selling Author Steven Kotler at Resort at Squaw Creek April 2

Steven KotlerBack by popular demand, The Squaw Valley Institute presents best selling author Steven Kotler at the Resort at Squaw Creek on April 2, 2016 at 6:30PM. Kotler’s presentation features insights and theories presented in his and co-author Peter H. Diamandis’ new book Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.

read more →

Share

Meet the Squaw Avalanche Dogs March 24

Murphy and Eric by Keoki FlaggMeet our local heroes on March 24, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for a fundraiser at North Tahoe Visitor Center.

Learn about avalanche awareness, and how the Squaw Valley Rescue Dogs save lives.  Bring your camera and take a photo with the dogs and donate $5 to help fund Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Avalance Search and Rescue dogs.  Show your support for these amazing pups! read more →

Share

Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 20-28

LT Snow Bike Challenge at Alpen Glow Backcountry biking.com phtoto

Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival held February 20-28, 2016 in North Lake Tahoe is a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically-acclaimed film and more. Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, the festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing and splitboarding, snowshoeing and natural history events.

read more →

Share

DRAWN: The Art of Ascent at Tahoe Art Haus Feb 27

Jeremy Collins_painting inYosemite_JamesQMartinThe Alpenglow Mountain Festival, a nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, concludes its four-part film offering on Saturday, February 27th with a special screening of “DRAWN, the Art of Ascent,” with noted author and filmmaker Jeremy Collins.

The event will take place in the heart of Tahoe City at the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema at 7pm.

read more →

Share

Natural History Snowshoe Tour Feb 28

Join the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) for a Natural History Snowshoe trek on February 28, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm.

This short and scenic hike will take you through Paige Meadows, encompassing an open meadow, lodgepole pine forests, and scenic vistas. Along the way, Dr. Will Richardson will discuss natural history issues related to winter ecology, namely how various animals and plants cope with the short days, heavy snows, and freezing temperatures associated with winter in Tahoe.

This hike is perfect for the whole family! read more →

Share

Black Tie & Tails Raises Big Bucks for Dogs and Cats

Tahoe and Truckee locals adore their dogs. Many claim they’re better than people…

The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe’s eighth annual Black Tie & Tails event was a huge success last month with nearly 330 guests and 100 dogs in attendance.  An impressive $105,000 was raised for the organization that works on the front lines to assist homeless pets in the region. read more →

Share

New Literary Prize for “Stories Built of Wonder and Surprise” at SNC

Ghost Writer Brian TurnerSierra Nevada College is pleased to announce the annual Brian Turner Literary Arts Prize and invite writers to enter original, unpublished work starting on February 1, 2016. The prize will be awarded to writing that “tells stories built of wonder and surprise, and brings the essential oxygen of our lives.”

read more →

Share

Earth as Gym film with Mick Dodge Feb 11 in Incline Village

Mick DodgeMeet Mick Dodge from National Geographic’s TV show,“The Legend of Mick Dodge,” on Feb 11 at 6pm at the IVCBHS Bonanza Museum Conference Rm 899 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451 (Starbucks Bldg) and share your experiences of connecting with the wild. See the video highlighting the value Mick’s Earthgym practice has in developing character, collaboration and community, followed by an open discussion on ways to develop, launch and pilot this program in educational systems.
read more →

Share

The Physics of Snow at TERC Feb 18

Tahoe Culture TERC eventDo you play in the snow?
Thursday February 18th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Dr. Benny Bach, from the University of Nevada Reno Physics Department, will be discussing the physics of snow formation, symmetry of snow crystals, why snow is white, different types of snow, the various qualities of snow, how these different types of snow affect your skiing/snowboarding, waxing for snow conditions, and the different properties of man-made snow.
read more →
Share

Sierra College Insights The Wild Within Series starts Jan 8

Dr. Kim Bateman will kick off the spring 2016 series at Sierra College with “Wicked Witches and Big Bad Wolves: The Wild Within” on Jan. 8, 2016. Evoking angst and suspense with images and selections from childhood bedtime stories, Dr. Bateman’s captivating presentation will highlight the dichotomy between traditional legends and contemporary fairytales.

read more →

Share

Squaw Valley Institute Presents Anna Cummins and The 5 Gyres Institute Dec 3

anna_cummins Ban The BagPlastic.

It is used virtually everywhere, and is polluting our planet and threatening our oceans at an alarming rate. To bring attention to this growing situation and help open a dialogue about what can be done to combat the problem, The Squaw Valley Institute presents Anna Cummins and The 5 Gyres Institute on December 3, 2015 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley.

read more →

Share

Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” Dec 4-5 MontBleu

Warren Miller Chasing ShadowsIt’s the official beginning of winter for many skiers and snowboarders.

Warren Miller’s 66th movie, Chasing Shadows, features big mountain skiing with local skiers and riders from Lake Tahoe at the most exotic settings imaginable. Chasing Shadow pays homage to the 66 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead Warren Miller to every end of the winter world.

The movie will play at MontBleu Dec 4 and 5, at 7:30 PM.

read more →

Share

Pretty Faces All Women’s Ski Flick Dec 3 Support Tahoe Food Hub

Ingrid Backstrom“Pretty Faces,” an all-female ski and adventure sport film takes place on Dec. 3 at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Truckee

The evening is presented by Patagonia and TMS with all raffle proceeds and a portion of event-night store specials going to the Tahoe Food Hub, a non-profit organization working to build a regional food system for North Lake Tahoe.

read more →

Share

Free Avalanche Education Classes at TMS in Truckee Dec 9

Sierra Ski and Cycle Works DroppingWith forecasts of El Niño ushering a potentially epic winter into the Sierra, Tahoe Mountain Sports’ upcoming Avalanche Education Series will help ensure the safety of you and your backcountry partners.  Tahoe Mountain Sports’ 2015-16 Avy Education Series presented by Ortovox is a free, three-part opportunity to learn practices that can keep you safe while participating in backcountry snow sports.  Raffles will benefit Sierra Avalanche Center.

read more →

Share

Extreme Snowboarding Icon Jeremy Jones at Squaw Dec 17

On Thursday, December 17th, 2015 7pm local hero and extreme snowboarding icon Jeremy Jones will continue the Alpenglow Sports Winter Series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge.

He will present “An Extreme Snowboarding Retrospective,” which captures his two decades as a premier big mountain rider, and contains readings from his new book and a tribute to the role that the Lake Tahoe mountain community has had on his snowboarding.

read more →

Share

SVI Presents Red Bull Film “Streif” One Hell of a Ride Dec 27 at Squaw

Streif Red Bull Media filmIt is considered the Super Bowl of ski racing and many competitors consider a win here more triumphant than an Olympic medal. It is the annual Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel, Austria and it is the most notorious and demanding course on the World Cup circuit and the highlight of the race season.

Recently, Red Bull Media House released an exciting feature documentary about this legendary event “STREIF – One Hell of a Ride,” and the Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) is bringing it to Olympic Valley on December 27, 2015 at the Olympic Village Lodge. The evening features two film screenings, one at 5pm and 8pm.

read more →

Share
keep looking »
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
Coffeebar Truckee loves Tahoe Culture by Travis
Fall at Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay
Bear at Taylor Creek Lake Tahoe
Angora Fire Lookout
Tahoe Culture Fall Glory
Plein Air at Lily Lake at South Lake Tahoe
Alder Peak LO


Copyright 2016 - all rights reserved     HomeAboutContactAdvertiseSubscribe to TAMC
spacer