Niall McGuinness and his New World Jazz Project perform at the Fresh Ketch every Friday starting at 6 PM.
The New World Jazz Project featuring Niall McGuinness is a hard-driving, diverse-sounding jazz ensemble that has been playing regularly on the Reno-Tahoe Jazz scene for many years. The quartet plays a distinct blend of soul, Latin, and Afro-jazz, to bebop and beyond. Niall is joined by Reno jazz stalwarts Eric Finklestein on drums, Kyle Rothchild on bass, and George Tavoularis on piano. The NWJP performs a coterie of both original music and freshly-arranged standards from the great American song book.
Guess the correct weight of the Giant Pumpkin and you can take it home.
It’s all part of Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson, October 4 and 5, 2014.
Nature’s art show is in full display as the Kokanee salmon swim up Taylor Creek for their annual dance of life. The deep red of these non-native fish against the backdrop of the golden aspen along the creek is as stunning as the strength and determination of the running salmon.
The Kokanee were introduced to Lake Tahoe in 1944.
The annual Kokanee Salmon Festival takes place October 4 and 5, 2014 from 10am to 4pm. read more →
People continue to be amazed and inspired by the intrepid travelers of California’s 1848 Gold Rush and the courageous and adventurous migration that followed.
Highly acclaimed historian Frank Tortorich will lead participants across parts of the historic Mormon-Emigrant Trail and the early Pony Express Route in beautiful Hope Valley, on October 5 and 6, 2014. The activities start with a free slide show and diary readings the night before and all guests are welcome.
Don’t miss this moment to walk with a historian who knows every inch of this special place.
Create art for books, cards or any medium at Bona Fide Books in Meyers. Books in this photo were made by Karen Cutter.
Bona Fide events feature community, peculiarities and a wholesome good time.
On Oct. 8 at 7 pm Bona Fide Books will launch St. Louis poet Travis Mossotti’s award-winning collection “Field Study” at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series. The reading is free and open to the public.
Mossotti’s second collection, “Field Study” won Bona Fide’s 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, offered annually in honor of the local artist who died in 2009. Written in the tradition of American naturalists, “Field Study” chronicles a courtship through the vehicle of carnivore conservation efforts, says publisher Kim Wyatt. “This book is really about the ethics of nature and relationships, and what is human versus what is animal.”
Scott Valentine, Earth Science instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College, will host a free slideshow on the geology of the Lake Tahoe Basin on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Duke Theatre.
Scott will discuss “The Geology of Tahoe: A Story of Earthquakes, Glaciers and Volcanism,” and explain how a number of sometimes violent forces transformed the Basin and Lake Tahoe over the centuries.
It’s free? I’m in!
If you’ve ever wanted to play poker with your dog, here’s your chance.
The 10th Annual Mutt Strut Poker Run takes place October 12, 2014 starting at 11am.
Walk, or run, 1.6 miles with your dog while you build your poker hand. All the proceeds benefit ACT’s spay-neuter program and the El Dorado County Animal Shelter.
It’s a favorite South Lake Tahoe event and fund raiser for local kids.
The Annual Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe Golf Classic takes place October 13, 2014 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
For just $225 you’ll get a round of golf at Edgewood, a delicious breakfast buffet, tee prizes, on-course beverages and lunch, and a chance to win $10,000 Hole-In-One prizes. read more →
Witness the incredible stretch of glorious aspen groves turning their brilliant gold throughout Hope Valley, and learn the science behind this natural phenomenon on October 17, 2014, starting at 9 a.m.
Backcountry explorers, wilderness leaders, ski resort employees and search and rescue personnel: prepare for the winter season by attending the California Avalanche Workshop at Lake Tahoe Community College on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Board/Aspen Room.
This is a rare opportunity to hear forecasters from all of the California avalanche centers speak and answer questions. In addition, ski guides, pro skiers, snow scientists, and avalanche survivors will present their findings. read more →
Help the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines October 18 and 19 in South Shore.
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.
It’s not just a library, it’s becoming the place for kids of all ages to read, learn about the Lake Tahoe environment, make crafts, discuss books with friend, read with dogs, join a Lego building party, and attend work shops and readings presented by local community members who know reading binds our community, and the world.
Check out the 2014 event schedule.
Tahoe Arts Project will present the Blue 13 Dance Company on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at the MontBleu Showroom at 7pm with a special appearance by Marcia Sarosik’s Lake Tahoe Shining Stars.
Blue13 Dance Company is a contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble based in Los Angeles, California. Since 1999, the company has performed all over the United States and abroad in its signature Neo-Kathak and Bollywood-Tech styles, modern dance work that is highly energetic, colorful, and theatrical, and inspired by the classical and cultural dance of India. Tickets range between $8 and $23.
When you see these elite climbers in action, you get a taste of their endless pursuit of adventure. Sender Films and Big UP Productions are bringing audiences a mind-blowing, palm-sweating pump-fest of climbing flicks for the 2014 REEL ROCK Film Tour.
You won’t believe some of the footage featured at the Reel Rock Film Tour playing Oct. 24, 2014 at the Lake Tahoe Community College.
The Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation’s Speaker Spotlight Series continues on Monday, October 27 with visiting speaker Jesse Livezey, a U.C. Berkeley doctoral student. He’ll present a talk about brain physics from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in LTCC’s Board/Aspen Room, inside the library building.
Livezey’s presentation, “Brain Physics: Using Mathematical Models to Understand the Brain,” will explore what we know about how the brain processes sensory inputs ranging from vision to audition to touch. read more →
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail. Their goal, complete their journey in 25 days, while capturing the amazing sights and sounds they encounter along the way. read more →
Known as the “Best of Tahoe,” it’s one of our favorite annual South Lake Tahoe events to raise money for our community while savoring delectable local cuisine and regional wines.
And, it’s been going on for 44 years now – wow! An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting presented by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will be held Friday, November 7, 2014 at Harrah’s starting at 6pm.
It’s been a local tradition for more than 30 years.
The annual Pray for Snow Party at The Fresh Ketch in the Keys Marina.
Does it work? Absolutely!
Hopefully, you’ll never need to know what to do if you get lost out in a Sierra winter. But it’s better to know what to do just in case.
Members of the nonprofit, all-volunteer Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team (TNSRT) will lead an easy snowshoe and cross-country ski trek to cover planning and preparation, proper dress and equipment, emergency shelters, etc on Saturday January 10, 2015 from 10am – 12pm at Sorensen’s in Hope Valley.
It’s like an old fashioned country fair spiced with Tahoe mountain culture.
The Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe brings its annual Community Fair to Lake Tahoe Community College Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. the remaining days. read more →
Help one of our natives on Saturday Sept. 6th, 2014, for just $10.
The Sugar Pine Foundation and Himmel Haus are hosting a benefit concert ‘Reggae in the Pines’ to raise money for planting 10,000 sugar pines in Tahoe over the next year.
Enjoy some live music from local reggae band WEAPON, who are donating their services for free for the event, and Brewfish, a reggae/rock band from Long Beach, CA.
Lake Tahoe’s one and only curling club is hosting the World Curling Federation (WCF). On Saturday, September 6th from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., the WCF will visit Lake Tahoe Epic Curling (LTEC) for a curling session and social. LTEC will then host a learn-to-curl session on Sunday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for those interested in giving this fast-growing Olympic sport a try. Both events are open to the public, and will be held at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena on Rufus Allen Blvd. read more →
The Tahoe art League will present a demonstration by renowned mixed media Rock artist, Charles Huckeba, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s free too.
Charles Huckeba’s artistic re-creations of American Indian rock art are masterpieces in their own right. At once faithfully replicating the ancient images, his modern paintings also succeed in the more difficult task of capturing the spirit of the ancient designs. read more →
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi.
Unity at the Lake will celebrate the 21st annual World Day of Prayer on Sept. 11, 2014 from 9AM to 4PM.
The theme this year is We Are the Light of the World: Let Your Light Shine.
“…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
The Sugar Pine Foundation, Explore Tahoe and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association are teaming up to collect sugar pine cones in the Van Sickle Bi-State Park in South Lake Tahoe on September 12 from 10AM to noon.
Sierra weather is fickle. It can be feast or famine. According to Lisa Berry, wildflower aficionado and Lake Tahoe Community College adjunct instructor, in wildflower terms it can result in a distinct advantage. Berry has been leading wildflower hikes and studying the area’s wildflowers for almost a decade. This year’s dry winter season resulted in something she said she has never seen before.
Berry will be talking about her findings and presenting a slideshow of her discoveries on September 12, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm in LTCC’s Aspen Room. The talk is free and open to the public. read more →
Put on your dancing shoes and boogie, swing or trot with the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band on the last Friday of every month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.
The Tahoe Dance Band plays the standards and classics for both your dancing and listening pleasure including fox trots, waltzes, tangos, swing and polkas. Click here to listen to them now! read more →
Blending athleticism, finesse, thrills and spills, Tahoe Roller Derby has taken hold in South Lake Tahoe.
Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Deep Blue Roller Derby Tournament, at Bijou Park 8:30am – 5:00pm on Saturday, Sept 13; 9:00 am-4:00pm on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014.
Check out the high altitude skating excitement when Sister Slayer and the dames, lead by coach Jack Hammer (Mark Brown), compete in their home bouts listed on their website.
It’s the finale. The big daddy of the entire stand up and paddle season at Lake Tahoe. So you’ve been standing up and paddling all summer longer, just to get ready for this epic.
It’s the 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic SUP race across Lake Tahoe from Eldorado Beach in South Shore to Kings Beach in North Shore on September 14th starting at 8am sharp.
Learn about Lake Tahoe’s natural habitat, watershed and cultural heritage during the annual Lake Tahoe Water Trail Fall Paddle Day on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Meet at Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe at 8 a.m. to be on the water by 9 a.m. Different paddle groups will explore natural resources near the Upper Truckee River/Marsh or around Taylor Creek, or historic sites throughout South Shore and Emerald Bay. read more →
The 25th annual Lake in the Sky Air Show at the South Lake Tahoe Airport on September 20th will include exciting aerobatic performances by several top performers including Bill Cornick, Jon Melby, Spencer Suderman, and Carl Liepold. And, Steve Stavrakakis will be the airshow announcer!
In the 90’s Steve earned worldwide notoriety and the nickname “Wild Thing” with his European Extreme style of flying learned while training with the Czech National Aerobatic Team. read more →
Every year Stewardship Day combines field education in forest ecology, defensible space, soil conservation, wildlife biology and natural history with hands-on forest restoration projects.
Join hundreds of Tahoe Basin community members to help improve forest health at the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Saturday, September 27, in Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers from 9am to 2pm. The League welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities.
Sit in a fire truck, escape from the Smoke House, wear fire fighting equipment, squirt fire hoses, watch the fire fighters compete, learn about fire resistant construction, and enjoy a Kiwanis BBQ at FireFest on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10am to 3pm.
You’ll also get to meet Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog at this favorite annual South Lake Tahoe event.
Did you know the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history, and his correct name is Smokey Bear?
Meet Smokey, sing the “Smokey the Bear” song and take a tour along Taylor Creek on the Rainbow Walk – one of his favorite places to hang out – every Saturday during the summer at 10 a.m. read more →
Grab your bike and buddies and head to Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach 4:30-8:30 pm every Thursday starting June 26th – August 28th, 2014, for free live music.
The concerts feature a beer garden, free bike valet, local vendors, and will remain free for the public to attend.
Entertainment will range from local to nationally recognized musicians featuring a different genre of music each week including Jazz, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Latin, Bluegrass, and more.
The critically acclaimed play August: Osage County – a fraught, densely plotted saga of an Oklahoma clan in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown. Fiercely funny and bitingly sad…a turbo-charged tragicomedy packed with unforgettable characters and dozens of quotable lines.
July 24-August 2, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theatre.
This family oriented (and family friendly) Bluegrass and Americana show featuring a family band are a fresh approach to the music scene. Paige Anderson is a stunning emerging voice in songwriting and a world class guitar flat picker. Her brother and sister play mandolin and fiddle and are amazing harmony singers.
An Evening of Americana, Folk and Bluegrass Featuring Rising Stars Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin takes place August 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre in South Lake Tahoe, CA. For more information and tickets visit www.valhallatahoe.com, call (530) 541-4975.
The Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents “Chautauqua at Lake Tahoe,” a fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, August 7th starting at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00) at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.
You will be entertained by the likes of Warren Upson (intrepid Pony Express rider), Hank Monk (Knight of the Lash), Anita Baldwin (tempestuous daughter of mining tycoon Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin), Ephraim “Yank” Clement (Champeen Liar of the Sierry), and our special guest star Mark Twain, portrayed by well-known Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne.
Don’t miss Harvey’s summer concerts at the Outdoor Arena with acts like Lady GaGa on August 2, 2014.
Party on dude. Get your tickets here.
After that big wildflower hike through lupine, penstemon and mule ears, it’s time to get on the lake for a favorite summer pastime. A full moon kayak tour.
Watching the moon rise over Freel Peak, bright blue skies transform into alpenglow then moonlight, there isn’t a more spectacular time to be on Lake Tahoe.
Join Kayak Tahoe for a two hour casual paddle on August 9, 2014.
The Lake of the Sky Amphitheater summer evening programs at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center continue every Friday evening through August.
Don’t miss “Birds of the Sierra Nevada” on Friday, August 22nd at 7p.m. for $5 to support the Tahoe Heritage Foundation. read more →
While the Washoe were the first to enjoy the shores of the present day Tallac Historic Site, three of the original luxurious estates erected between 1890 and 1921 still remain today, and play host to special events and tours to learn about the “Era of Opulence” in South Lake Tahoe.
Kids can cook up a storm using old fashioned recipes during Kitchen Kids, while adults can join Anita Baldwin for some light refreshments and hear stories about the Tallac Casino and Resort, the first casino built in Lake Tahoe, and sip bubbly with Mrs. Pope on the porch. read more →
Solve the murder at this Tahoe-based radio theater performance at the Valhalla Grand Hall on August 9, 2014 from 5:30pm to 9:00 pm.
In honor of the Great Gatsby Festival, the Tahoe Writers Works present “The Great Gadfly,” an original audience-interactive play that celebrates the Roaring Twenties’ South Shore lifestyle. This annual event includes a catered dinner.
Return to the Roaring 20′s – Tahoe style at the Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on August9 and 10, 2014.
While costumes are not mandatory, you may look out of place without one. Throughout the weekend a variety of activities take place on the Pope and Baldwin Estates—vintage car shows, wandering musicians and jugglers, a raffle, special sales of period appropriate items and sale of the annual Gatsby poster.
The audience calls out suggestions. A group of actors who enjoy walking a theatrical tight rope, improvise a scene on the spot.
The audience laughs and then the actors do it again, and the audience laughs again…you get the picture. And so it will go during a night of improvisation theater with Tahoe Improv Players at the Tallac Historic Site on August 12 at 7:30pm.
Hidden from view across from Sugar Pine Point State Park, Ehrman Mansion is an isolated architectural treasure. Located among the majestic sugar pines on the West Shore, Ehrman Mansion or Pine Lodge is a fascinating example of the opulent tradition in Tahoe summer homes with meticulous landscaping still intact today.
Enjoy Big Band Jazz at Ehrman Mansion on Saturday, August 31, 2014 and help raise money for this special place. Gates open for the FREE concert at 4 PM and concert starts at 5 PM; picnics encouraged! read more →
Men of Worth, that would be James Keigher (Ireland) and Donnie Macdonald (Scotland), blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of songs with their varied selection of instruments.
They have a very simple approach to their presentation, and remain true to the Gaelic/Celtic music and stories. Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads.
Don’t miss The Men at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on August 14 at 7:30pm.
On August 15 at 7:30 pm at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, Lake Tahoe resident Anna Helwing, an accomplished classical vocalist returns with the Shotwell Trio. The Shotwell Trio, based in San Francisco, is Lewis Patzner on cello, Elektra Schmidt on piano, and Adam Scow on violin. A returning festival artist, Anna has performed a varied selection of classical music ranging from early music to contemporary works, in different musical ensembles.keep looking »