Join Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on December 6th 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.
It’s been going on for 33 wacky and wild years.
North Lake Tahoe’s 10 day winter carnival.
Snowfest! take place February 28 through March 9, 2014 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.
Meet our local heroes – Rasco, Tucker, Boon, Wylee, Smoke, Lily, Ellie Mae, Boomer and Murphy, shown here with his handler Eric, on March 4, 2014 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 →
The annual Kings Beach Snowfest Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Highway 28 in downtown Kings Beach between Secline Street and Chipmunk Street.
It’s time for dogs to show off their skills!
On Sunday, March 9, 2014, 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.
Glide, stride, or snowshoe your way through a gourmet lover’s on-snow wonderland at the annual Gourmet Ski Tour at the Tahoe Cross Country Center on Sunday, March 9th from 12:30 -2:30PM.
Work up a hearty appetite and experience quilt free noshing before, during, or after touring some of the cross country center’s 65 kilometers of beautiful forested trails.
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.
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.
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering free guided snowshoe treks along the famous trail that winds 165 miles peak to peak around Lake Tahoe. From ice falls on the new Van Sickle State Park trail, to full moon hikes on Mount Rose, it’s no wonder everyone loves this trail. These snowshoe hikes are great for all abilities (shorter hikes are appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise and socialize during the winter months in Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Youth Ballet’s Sixth Season celebrates both collaboration and diversity. The program will feature Maurya Kerr’s San Francisco – based dance company, tinypistol; a new work for the Company by founding Artistic Director Christin Hanna in collaboration with New Chamber Ballet’s Miro Magloire, and a revival by Constantine Baecher. read more →
So you love to write, but lack the discipline or motivation.
Here’s your chance to connect with your local writing community and improve your writing practice during this 6-week creative writing workshop Monday nights with Karen Terrey February 3 – March 17, 2014.
From the history of speedboats to sea planes and elegant wooden boats, to dive explorations and tales from the Lake in the Sky, the Tahoe Maritime Museum preserves our nautical heritage.
The Tahoe Escape: Surviving the Great Depression exhibit at the Tahoe Maritime Museum examines the many interests, social forces, and developments of the Great Depression and the culture of escapism through the maritime vessels influenced by those forces.
Oral Histories from longtime Tahoe locals interviewed for this exhibit further enhance the display.
Join renowned limnologist Dr. Charles Goldman for an entertaining public presentation about Lake Tahoe, climate change and global warming effects on lakes of the world on June 17, 2014 starting at 6pm at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College)for a $5 donation.
UC Davis research at Lake Tahoe began with Dr. Charles Goldman. In 1959, Dr. Goldman formed the Tahoe Research Group and began regularly monitoring Lake Tahoe.
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 15 through 17th.
Ten years ago, the Squaw Valley community banded together to throw a prom – not a high school prom, a ski town prom in which all proceeds went to charity.
On February 22, 2014, the Squaw Valley Prom will be hosted by the High Fives Foundation with all ticket proceeds benefiting their amazing non-profit organization. This year’s theme will be Spring Break ’99.
If you still think that “New School” equates to stretch pants that leave nothing to the imagination, rear-entry boots and old skinny skis, then you’ll fit right in at Mt. Rose’s Slide Back Retro Party, February 22, 2014. Break all of the ski fashion laws on this one-day only event– at the always-chic Winters Creek Lodge. Sport your finest Day Glow Stretch Pants to win some great prizes too!
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center presents an enlightening public lecture on the science of music on Thursday, February 6. Entitled “Music, Memory and the Brain,” it features Dr. Petr Janata of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and his research on neurological links between music and memories.
Sierra College Insights presents “Unexpected Encounters in Nepal,” an engaging and free talk by three veteran educators from Tahoe on Friday, Jan. 31.
Doors will open for socializing and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the visually rich presentation will take place at 7 p.m.
Attendees will also hear about a 125-mile trek and surprising encounter with Sir Edmund Hillary from painting, drawing and design professor McAdoo, and Derek Larson will share his chance encounter with the Dalai Lama.
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 →
The Olympic Heritage Celebration is a week long festival of re-enacted events, sporting competitions, and recognition of legendary and current Olympians at Sugar Pine Point State Park and around West and North Lake Tahoe from January 11 through 19, 2014.
Get inspired with special events, guided snowshoe tours and the chance to meet past Olympians as you help cheer on North Lake Tahoe’s local athletes as they prepare for Sochi.
Join the local tribe watching National Geographic’s new TV show,“The Legend of Mick Dodge”, talk with Mick directly and share your experiences of connecting with the wild. While Mick is pushing the envelope of living close to the land (in Washington’s Olympic Mountains), many of us are connecting with the lake and the mountains right here in the Tahoe area.
Head to the historic Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village, Tuesday January 14th at 6pm, enjoy some ‘pre-game’ samplers, then watch the next 30-minute episode together (at 7 pm), followed by a live call with Mick and try some EARTHgym moves. read more →
Step back in time along the west shore of Lake Tahoe for a great cause.
On Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 6:30pm the Sugar Pine Point State Park Rangers are leading full moon snowshoe tours through the historic Hellman-Ehrman estate sharing local history tidbits and the wonders of the natural environment. All proceeds benefit the Sierra State Parks Foundation.
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 →
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!
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall fun awaits at Tahoe Donner’s signature Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Northwoods Clubhouse. Fall Festival is fun for the whole family featuring a day packed full of fall-themed activities and events.
Join the High Fives Foundation on Thursday, October 17, for the world premiere of the B.A.S.I.C.S. program service documentary #HelmetsAreCool followed by the Lake Tahoe premiere of the Sherpas Cinema 2013 feature film, “Into the Mind” on the back lawn of California 89 in Truckee.
Get fired up for winter with this special presentation brought to you by the High Fives Foundation, California 89, Alpenglow Sports, POC and the Full Belly Deli.
Grab those gloves, shovels and boots and bring the family and friends out to help restore the Truckee River at the 17th annual Truckee River Day on October 20, 2013.
You will be near streams and meadows, working side-by-side with other volunteers and the Sugar Pine Foundation and TINS to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more.
A variety of chemicals are used in everything from textiles to cosmetics and personal care products to food packaging, and many of these exhibit unintended harmful consequences to humans and wildlife. Researchers from the UC Davis Superfund Research Program will discuss how these chemicals interact within our bodies to disrupt normal functions and the development of new tools, such as cell lines to measure toxicity and antibodies to measure these harmful chemicals.
“Focus on what you CAN DO” – Jimmie Heuga.
Wine aficionados will sip fine vintages to help raise money for Can Do MS, formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, on Sunday, September 1 from 2-5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley.
Thinking about leaving the hill to get a little taste of culture? Forget about it.
Now you don’t have to go to Napa, Sonoma, Tuscany or the Loire Valley to enjoy award-winning wine, food and art.
It’s time to enjoy free concerts at Common Beach in the heart of Tahoe City on Sunday afternoons.
This 12-week concert run through September 8th, with all music starting at 4pm lasting until 7pm-ish.
This is going to be fun folks. Six venues, six bands, six super-secret chicken wing recipes, all competing for your vote!
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. Each venue will host a band and prepare a chicken wing recipe. Guitar Strings vs Chicken Wings takes place September 6, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
The 6th annual “Dinner in the Barn” series hosted by Mark Estee, Executive Chef takes place at Sierra Valley Farms near Sierraville Sept. 7 and 8th, 2013.
Estee and Moody’s Chef de Cuisine Guy Frenette will prepare a feast using produce so fresh it grew in the field hours before they serve the four-course meal in a 1936-era barn during. Party of two?
Locals already know how to enjoy a triple-leisure day that includes a bike ride, paddle and community gathering. Throw in some volunteer trail work, trash pick up, and AIS removal and you’re a local.
To help visitors connect to our mountain culture and join in as stewards, Sustainable Tahoe has created a 2-day outdoor exposition of our favorite adventures and local culture led by local experts. Tahoe Expo on September 7 and 8 features guided tours from two of Tahoe’s most spectacular shoreline venues and feature native Washoe and Paiute culture, crafting and ceremonies. read more →
You’ve never experienced anything like this. Only in Tahoe.
Poetry, music, dance and art in nature, Trails and Vistas strives to inspire individual participation in both artistic exploration and environmental stewardship.
Connect to nature’s beauty and explore your creative power within at the 10th annual Trails and Vistas art hike series on September 7 and 8, 2013 along the Pacific Crest Trail at Donner Summit.
The legendary Tahoe Fat Tire Festival is back at Squaw September 13-15, 2013. Originally founded in the mid 1980s by North Shore’s TAMBA members Greg Forsyth and Aaron Martin of Cycle Paths, this classic 2-wheeled festival was the premier mountain bike event in the Sierra for two decades. It put Tahoe on the map, showcasing our rugged granitic terrain, early bike pioneers and stewards, and volunteer trail work and education programs that made TAMBA the model mountain bike club back then, and still to this day. read more →
On Saturday, September 14, the communities of Tahoe, snow-sports and beyond will come together in celebration of local professional skier CR Johnson’s profound effect on the sport he helped shape during his heralded career.
Seating will begin starting at 6 p.m. outside at Squaw Valley’s KT Base Bar for the World Premiere of “CRJ – The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon.” This event is free of charge with all ages welcome to attend. No need to bring a hat however, as Bigtruck Brand will be hosting a sew-on-site hat tent with limited edition CRJ patches made from CR’s old outerwear. read more →
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 14, is a fund raiser to support the music programs at North Tahoe Middle and High Schools.keep looking »