Join Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on November 1st 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.
Have you ever wondered what our animals do for the winter? Do Tahoe bears really hibernate? Exactly what IS hibernation, anyway? Where do the frogs go? What about the birds, squirrels, and insects?
Join the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science for Winter Wildlife Survival on December 5 from 5:30 to 7PM for a slide show and fascinating presentation. read more →
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
Squaw Valley is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration complete with a Bratwurst Toss, authentic German beer and plenty of entertainment.
The annual Squaw Valley Oktoberfest will take place September 28, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will hold its monthly Third Thursdays Summer Speaker Series at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City through September 19, 2013 to learn about Tahoe’s history, facts and adventures.
Boogie Fever. Boogie Down – ow! Remember roller skating at the skate ranch? Relive the good times at the free Retro Skate Nights every Tuesday at Northstar throughout the summer from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A series of classical concerts and performances, fine arts and cultural events will complement Lake Tahoe’s spectacular natural setting with the annual Lake Tahoe SummerFest running Aug. 2 through 18, 2013. From Beethoven to Brubeck, the festival will feature Frederlca von Stade, Jennifer Koh, Benjamin Hochman, and Chris Brubeck.
Their mantra is simple. Think local. Be local. Buy local. Give local.
The feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays will run June 13 through August 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Back by popular demand. It’s free movie night at Squaw Valley every Thursday, July 4 through August 29, 2013. Families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen, with a different movie showing every week. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended.
Movies will start at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in July and August (weather permitting) in The Village at Squaw Valley.
Check out the great line up of movies! read more →
You’ll be singing the blues Tuesday nights when acts from all over the country appear on stage at The Village at Squaw during the free weekly Bluesdays.
Mark you calendar for these Hot Blues Bands taking over Squaw July through August. Performances run 6pm to 8:30pm on Tuesdays – duh…
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style during the 41st anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Concourse d’ Elegance August 9-10, 2013 and will feature the Boats of Alan Furth as this year’s Marque Class.
Furth kept the vast majority of his collection in Lake Tahoe. Since Alan’s passing, most of these boats were sold and have since been scattered all over the country. The Lake Tahoe Concours is honored to feature Alan’s collection as the 2013 Marque Class, which will bring many of these classics home. This eccentric collection will truly be a crowd pleaser. read more →
The re-ride of the Pony Express Trail, including a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail, is an annual non-stop event in June that includes more than 600 riders and horses.
On Friday, Aug. 9, you can meet Pony Express re-ride participants, Petra Keller and her horse Tiara Nevada (“T”), among others, on the Tahoe Rim Trail at Tahoe Meadows as part of the inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge, a self guided adventure open to the public.
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 9 through 11.
The 7th Annual Music on the Beach free 9-week concert series kicks off Friday, July 5 and runs every Friday, 6:00-8:30 p.m., through August 30, 2013 at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area.
Start your summer weekend off right by listening and dancing to free, live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. read more →
A long standing tradition for more than 40 years, this timeless festival presents Shakespeare under the stars on the lake shore.
Shakepeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the headlining production. A classic Elizabethan theatrical comedy, this magical comedy brims with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies.
The festival runs through August 25, 3013 at Sand Harbor State Park. read more →
It’s going to be the funkiest place around Lake Tahoe. Where else can you hear Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and the MarchFourth Marching Band in one place and support the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe?
The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will take place on August 10 and 11, 2013 in The Village at Squaw Valley and will feature some of the most recognized jazz, blues and funk favorites of this era.
Inspired and frustrated by their mothers’ battle with breast cancer, two North Lake Tahoe locals had to do something.
Combining their love of skateboarding and their families, Skate the Lake, a 27-mile skateboard relay along the North Lake Tahoe bike path was born. Five years later the relay to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer is still going strong along with their moms. Skate the Lake takes place August 17, 2013.
Native basketweavers from California and Nevada will gather at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City, Calif. for the 10th annual Basketweavers’ Gathering, August 17th, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Basketry will include storage, wicker and burden baskets, bowls, trays, tule duck decoys, gift baskets, beaded baskets, miniatures and jewelry made from willow, red bud, fern and pine needles. “Nuts to Soup” – a demonstration of acorn processing from the raw nut to the finished food will also take place. read more →
On August 21, on the evening of the full moon, Lake Tahoe resident John Merryfield and a group of extreme stand up paddlers plan to complete a 72 mile, non-stop circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe in one day.
They’ll paddle all day and all night to promote the Vegan One Day project, a challenge for the public to adopt a vegan diet (no meat, dairy or eggs) for at least one day of the year. 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 North Lake Tahoe and the east shore visiting historic sites and hearing remarkable tales of derrying-do and extreme weather along the way on Friday, August 23, 2013.
The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SAF) is hosting their first fundraiser on Saturday, August 24 to raise scholarship funds to support athletes on the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows snow sports teams.
The Alpine 2 Squaw 10K Challenge consists of a 10K run from Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley. read more →keep looking »