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

Free Sunday Concerts on Commons Beach

SamBaDa-at-Commons-Beach-Concerts1It’s time to enjoy free concerts at Common Beach in the heart of Tahoe City on Sunday afternoons. This free 12-week concert series runs June 21 – Sept 7, 2015 starting at 3pm.

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Tahoe Star Tours with Astronomer Poet Tony Berendsen at Northstar

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 Friday evenings, June 19 through September 4, 2015.

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Stories of Research at Lake Tahoe with Dr. Charles Goldman June 4

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 Thursday, June 4 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College) .

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First Fridays at Riverside Studios July 3

Peter Buchan

Riverside Studios will showcase new works and a live demonstration from ‘chopstick drip painter’ Peter Buchan this First Friday July 3rd, 5pm – 8 pm providing guests with an opportunity to experience this innovative art form which took Pete 11 years to develop.

Using the unconventional approach of painting perpendicular to the canvas the artist harnesses the power of gravity to drip industrial enamel paint from chopsticks. The artist creates only originals — no prints, copies or giclees!  Live demonstrations at 6 pm and 7 pm. read more →

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Tahoe City Clean Up Day June 6

Kings Beach Clean Up DayAfter the snow melts, the trash that was pushed aside remains. Well, now it’s time to pick it up!

Local residents are banding together to tackle trash in Tahoe City, as part of a region wide clean-up effort across North Lake Tahoe and Truckee on Saturday, June 6. read more →

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Trails & Vistas Storytelling Workshop for Volunteer Trail Leaders June 7

Grant Barta photoGarth Gilchrist, a professional storyteller best known for his portrayals of California environmentalist John Muir, will conduct a free storytelling workshop for the volunteer trail leaders of the 2015 Trails & Vistas Art Hikes.

The workshop, at Cedar House Sport Hotel Truckee on June 7, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. will be immediately followed by a brunch. read more →

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Truckee Duckee Derbee benefits Humane Society June 7

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 7, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the River Ranch Lodge.

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

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Truckee Donner Land Trust Benefit at River Ranch June 11

In 1990, the beautiful Coldstream Valley near Donner Lake was about to be lost to logging. A small group of passionate hikers founded the Truckee Donner Land Trust, and raised $150,000 to purchase 160 acres in the valley.  You can help raise money for the Land Trust on June 11, 2015 at the River Ranch Restaurant from 5:30 to 9PM.

The River Ranch will donate a percent of your total food bill to the Land Trust with their generous “Dining for the Community” program.

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Thunderbird Paddling Festival June 13

Paddlers and Tahoe Keepers will gather at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore for the annual Thunderbird Paddling Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

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.

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Tahoe City Solstice Festival June 18-21

Summer begins in Tahoe City with the annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival set for June 18 to 21, 2015.

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.

Whether you’re an athlete, wine connoisseur, art and music lover, or classic car aficionado, there’s sure to be an event to interest you.  read more →

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Free Live Music at Kings Beach Fridays June 19-Aug 7

Music-on-the-Beach Tahoe Culture

Enjoy free, live music performances featuring a variety of genres at Music on the Beach 2015 starting on Friday, June 19 at Kings Beach State Recreation Area.
Concerts will take place Friday evenings 6:00-8:30pm, June 19 – August 7, excluding July 3, when NTBA hosts the annual July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party in Kings Beach.

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival June 20-28

Alpenglow mountain festivalThe Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a bi-annual, ten day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, film and more.

The summer edition runs from June 20 through 28, 2015 with guided hikes, standup paddleboarding, trail running, and yoga highlighting the festival and films, presentations, and equipment demos.

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Northstar Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival July 3

As if riding their mountain bike park isn’t fun enough.  Northstar tops off the afternoon with the finest local and regional beers, skating, kid’s events, and live bluegrass music during the Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival on July 3, 2015 from 3pm to 7pm.

I’ll drink to that!

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TINS Fundraiser with Art and Wine June 28

TINSA fundraiser for Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences at the Bolam Gallery in Truckee on Sunday, June 28, 4-7 pm will feature three California wines, tasty appetizers, and the opportunity to meet Andrew Bolam and Annie Hooker, husband and wife and owners of the Bolam Gallery.

Andrew has created a specific painting for the event, with a percentage of the proceeds going to TINS.
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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 11, 2015 through August 20, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Wanderlust at Squaw July 16-19

Combining yoga, music, art and nature, Wanderlust is redefining the festival experience for both kids and adults.

Wanderlust, producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, returns to California July 16-19,2015 at the birthplace of the Wanderlust Festival – Squaw Valley. Nestled in one of Mother Nature’s most picturesque creations, this four-day retreat will gather together yoga enthusiasts, families, foodies and mindful adventurers for an unforgettable getaway.  read more →

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Lake Tahoe Garden Tour July 26

Lake of the Sky Truckee Garden TourLake of the Sky Garden Club will host its 27th annual garden tour, the Truckee Garden Tour, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 10am to 4pm.

View 8 gardens and landscaping at Truckee Donner Community Recreation Center, where light refreshments will be served. read more →

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Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, July 22-24 at Gatekeeper’s Museum

Lake Tahoe Dance FestivalThe annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival takes place July 22-24, 2015 at Gatekeeper’s Museum. The Festival will get underway with a Gala Opening Night Celebration of dinner, a special performance, and a swing dance lesson for all. The following Main Stage performances will include free, educational pre-performance talks. read more →

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Trails and Vistas World Concert Sept 12

Scarlet Rivera Beach

On September 12, 2015, the World Concert, now in its third year as part of the Trails & Vistas festival, will feature the big band horns, percussion, piano, and vocals of 2014 Grammy winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

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Free Bluesdays on Tuesdays at Squaw

Shane Dwight bluesfestivalguideYou’ll be singing the blues like Shane Dwight on Tuesday nights from 6-8:30 p.m. when acts from all over the country appear on stage at The Village at Squaw during the free weekly Bluesdays June 16 through September 8, 2015.

Here’s a favorite teaser from Shane.

See you there.

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Trails & Vistas Art Hikes Sept 12 & 19

The theme of this year’s Trails & Vistas Art Hikes, “Finding Beauty”, will inspire attendees along a guided path past live music, art, storytelling, and dance performances.

The two hikes, on September 12 & 19, 2015 will each feature ten installations spread along an approximately three mile route. Local and regional artists have been commissioned to create original works for the hikes, incorporating the scenery and natural environment of their particular location along the path. read more →

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Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival July 11

A parade of planes, stilt walkers, face painting, arts and crafts, games, music, and lots of cool aviators will be at the free Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival on July 11, 2015, starting at 10 a.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport.

The event will feature static aircraft displays with pilot docents; aircraft flybys; free (EAA) Young Eagle flights for children ages 8 to 17 (with parental permission) the day after, kids activities, airport souvenirs, and lots more family fun. read more →

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Ta-hoe Nalu Stand-Up Paddle Festival Aug 14-16

2014 5mie-0146 Tahoe Nalu photosThe 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 14 through 16th.

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Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop Oct 3

Mark your calendars for the annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop set for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 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.

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Annual Flow Arts Festival May 16

Tahoe Flow Arts Studio is a community flow space, co-operative rather than competitive.  Bringing compassion and respect to whom we play, dance, and practice yoga with by creating encouragement and support for each other through our personal journey through life of self expression.  We flow together and we inspire one another. 

Flow Arts Festival in Tahoe Vista takes place May 16, 2015.

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“Running 172 Miles on the Tahoe Rim Trail” May 19 at Alpenglow Sports

Tahoe Rim Trail Tahoe CultureOn Tuesday, May 19th, at 6:30 PM, Alpenglow Sports will host the fifth installment of the popular “Education Series” created by the Donner Party Mountain Runners. The presentation will tell the story of five runners who spent four days running the Tahoe Rim Trail, covering about 40 miles each day. In contrast to the lately popular idea of setting an FKT (Fastest Known Time), the runners did not complete the trail in a single push, but rather ended each day with dinner, a hot shower, and a hotel room – popularized as “glam” trail running. read more →

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Sugar Pine Foundation Tree Planting at Donner May 20

Sugar Pine Foundation

The Sugar Pine Foundation is partnering with Tahoe Donner Forestry to conduct a tree planting as a part of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative attempt to set a world record from 9-11:30am on May 20 at Tahoe Donner in the old Donner Ridge Fire scar.

Together with 40 groups across North America we will plant an estimated 200,000 trees in one hour! Tahoe Sugar Pine Foundation will be planting 200+ western white pines at Tahoe Donner.

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Donner Lake Paddle Race May 23

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 23, 2015 at 9am. It’s part of the O’Neil Tahoe Cup Paddle Board Race Series.

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

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Mike Brown Memorial Splash-In May 25

mike-brown splash inIn honor of long-time local Mike Brown and his contributions to aviation and seaplane flying, the Annual Mike Brown Splash-In takes place Monday, May 25, 2015 from 8am to 2pm at Obexers Store in Homewood.

It’s a day of seaplane flying in Mike’s memory and part of North Shore’s Opening Day celebrations, the Seaplane Season, and Obexer’s 104th birthday, kicking off a summer of fun.

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Equine Stretching on the Tahoe Rim Trail Presentation May 27

Tahoe Rim Trail Equine Trail TalkStretching your body before or after a hike or ride is important. It’s equally important for your horse as well.

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail on Wednesday, May 27, from 5pm-7pm at Galena Creek Equestrian Parking (near Jones Creek Trailhead) at the Galena Creek Visitor Center for a hands-on seminar and learn how to properly stretch your horse before & after your trail ride or workout.   Sorry, no horses allowed… read more →

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Sugar Pine Plantings April 4-19

Sugar-Pine-Planting-at-Lake-TahoeHelp the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines April 4 through 19, 2015.

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.

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Beacon and Eggs Search Contest at Alpine Meadows April 5

Meet Walter and Clancy, the Alpine Meadows dutiful patrol dogs at the annual Beacon and Eggs beacon search contest.

The combination Easter egg hunt and avalanche beacon search practice session is organized by Alpine’s ski patrol and takes place on Easter Sunday, April 5th.

This fun and free* event raises avalanche awareness and the cute factor, and is a great opportunity to practice search and rescue techniques.

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Annual Billy Dutton Uphill April 12

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 12th, marks the Annual Billy Dutton Uphill at Squaw Valley starting at 8am.

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Tahoe Truckee Earth Day April 18

Giant steps towards smaller footprints. The 2015 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is slated for Saturday, April 18, 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 →

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Agriculture, Food & Nutrition from Local to Global at TERC April 23

josette_lewisUC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center invites the community to join special guest Dr. Josette Lewis from the UC Davis World Food Center.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. (happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m.) on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Tahoe Science Center.

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Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw March 14

Get your saucers ready for the annual Pain McShlonkey Classic event at Squaw on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

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.

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Can Do Vertical Express for MS at Squaw March 14

“Focus on what you CAN DO” – Jimmie Heuga.  Together, we can ski to make a difference.

Vertical Express for Can Do MS is a series of on-snow events to benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis – a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.

Teams of three skiers/riders raise a minimum of $500 to enter the Vertical Express for MS at Squaw on March 14, 2015. read more →

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Science Expo March 16-25

Looking for something fun and educational to do as a family?

Check out the free family Science Expo on March 18, 2015 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the Sierra Nevada College.  Admission is free.

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Opening to Love March 19

Lake Tahoe Sunset Pier

Relationship experts Sonika Tinker and Christian Pedersen are offering cutting edge relationship tools and practices as we enter Spring when love and newness are in the air.  Opening to Love in Tahoe City takes place March 19th at 6:30 pm.

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Winter Natural History Snowshoe Outing with TINS March 21

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) for a Natural History Snowshoe trek on March 21, 2015 from 9:30 am to 12:20 pm.

This short and scenic hike will take you through Tahoe Meadows to Chickadee Ridge, encompassing an open meadow, lodgepole pine forests, and scenic vistas. Along the way, TINS staff will discuss winter ecology concepts and the survival strategies and adaptations employed by animals from the Lake Tahoe Region.This hike is perfect for the whole family! read more →

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Fibs, Fakes and Falsehoods: Mistaken Tahoe at TERC March 24

Local author and speaker David Antonucci presents, “Fibs, Fakes and Falsehoods: Mistaken Tahoe,” at Tahoe Environmental Research Center on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm.

Ensure that you and your staff are getting their information about Tahoe correct.  Refreshments will be served. read more →

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Iconic American Climber Lynn Hill at Squaw March 12

Lynn Hill Iconic Climber at SquawOn Thursday, March 12, 2015 iconic climber Lynn Hill will be the featured presenter at the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village Lodge.

Hill is acknowledged as one of the most accomplished rock climber in the world. Having learned to climb in southern California in 1975, Lynn was part of a cutting-edge generation of free climbers known as the “Stone Masters”. In 1983, Lynn moved to upstate New York and continued to raise the standards in free climbing, as well as in arena of international climbing competitions.
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Class of 2015 Bon Voyage Fashion Show March 29

NTHS FASHION SHOW 1-page-001Enjoy an evening of fashion and frivolity when the North Tahoe High School Class of 2015 takes to the runway at the Bon Voyage Fashion Show, Sunday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. at NTHS in Tahoe City.

This event is a fundraiser for Project Grad, which provides a safe and sober way for seniors to celebrate this great milestone. Proceeds go toward the cost of the chaperons who will accompany them on their graduation trip to San Francisco.

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Kings Beach Snowfest Parade March 7

Kings Beach Snowfest Parade

The annual Kings Beach Snowfest Parade will take place on Saturday, March 7, 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.

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Splitboarding the Chinese Himalaya March 4

Splitboarding in China by CampbellOn the evening of Wednesday, March 4th, at Tahoe Art Hause & Cinema, Truckee local Dave N. Campbell will present his tale “Splitboarding the Chinese Himalaya”  presented by Alpenglow Sports. read more →

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SnowFest! February 27-March 8, 2015

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 February 27 through March 8, 2015 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.

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Meet the Squaw Avalanche Dogs March 5

Murphy and Eric by Keoki FlaggMeet our local heroes on March 5, 2015 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.  Donations made at the event will help fund Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Avalance Search and Rescue dogs.  Show your support for these amazing pups! read more →

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The Cultural and Political Legacy of the 1980s at Sierra College March 6

Sierra College TruckeeAre you interested in re-visiting the allure of break dancing, music videos and Madonna’s influence on fashion? Perhaps you are wondering how Ronald Reagan’s political and economic policies have impacted the 21st century or are interested in discussing what you find most intriguing about the decade that marks the end of the cold war?  Don’t miss “Morning in America or the Second Gilded Age? The Cultural and Political Legacy of the 1980s” with history professor Taylor Tiraterra on Friday, March 6, 2015, from at 7 to 8:15 p.m., at Sierra College in Truckee. Complimentary refreshments sponsored by Starbucks from 6:30 to 7 p.m. read more →

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Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Winter Repertory March 6-7

Sierra Walsh, photographed by Danielle HankinsonThe Lake Tahoe Dance Collective takes the stage March 6 and 7 at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City for its Winter Repertory Season, this time welcoming dancers from the Los Angeles Ballet.

The performance will include the company premier of Chris McDaniel’s “Ragtime Jubilee,” a sassy celebration of jazz-influenced ballet from the ragtime era. Originally created for the Los Angeles Ballet’s Dances by Dancers program, McDaniel brought the work to the LTDC ensemble and will join the cast, along with fellow Los Angeles dancer, Alexander Castillo.
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Pancakes for Dogs in Kings Beach March 7

The North Tahoe Public Utility District’s annual Snow Fest! Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday March 7, 2015 from 8:30-10:30 AM at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, CA. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children and children under 3 are free! read more →

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