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. 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.
If 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.
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.
Celebrate 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 →
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.
Help 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.
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.
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.
Lake 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.
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.
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.
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 →
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.
This 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.
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.
The 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 →
Slow 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 →
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.
It’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.
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.
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.
Back 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.
Meet 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 →
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.
The 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.
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 →
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 →
Sierra 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.”
Meet 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.
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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.
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.
It’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.
“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.
With 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.
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.
It 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.
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 7 and 8, 2015
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!
The Tahoe Safe Alliance is holding the 27th Annual Chocolate and Wine Festival fundraiser on November 7th at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835-April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was among the most famous of American humorists, writers and lecturers. His name was derived from the shout used to mark how deep the water was in steamships “Mark Twain!” in other words, mark two fathoms.
On the occasion of Mark Twain’s 180th birthday, A Performance by McAvoy Layne will take place Saturday, November 7, at the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department. Cocktails start at 5:30pm followed by dinner at 6pm. Then the trouble begins at 7.
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 12, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm.
It’s the biggest Nordic swap in North Lake Tahoe where you’ll find skate skis, touring skis, backcountry and telemark gear, boots, poles, snowshoes, kid’s sleds, winter clothing, and more. Winter is on!
It’s also a major fundraiser for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association based in Tahoe City. The Annual Cross Country Ski Swap takes place Saturday, November 14th starting at 10 AM.
Climbing isn’t just an activity for Dave. It defines who he is.
On November 19, at 7pm local hero Dave Nettle will kick off the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge with his show “Climbing in India: From the Ganges River to the Rooftop of the Himalaya.”
Hikers can experience the early emigrants’ journey across the Sierra Nevada mountains without reliving the dangers October 3 and 4, 2015 by participants in the Annual Donner Party Hike.
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.
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. 3, 2015.
Watch the world’s top freeskiers have a blast in some of the best ski locations on the planet on the first ski film of the season, Fade to Winter, at Olympic Village Lodge on October 15, 2015.keep looking »