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Tahoe Ten: Jerry Garcia tribute, art & soul walk highlight Ironman weekend

Melvin Seals and JGB pays tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band.
Courtesy Bob Minkin |

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Ten upcoming events you can’t miss.

1. Trails & Vistas Art Hike

The second of two art hikes, the theme is “Finding Beauty.” It will inspire attendees along a guided path past live music, art, storytelling, and dance performances, with 10 installations spread along a three-mile route.

Where: Donner Ski Ranch, on Old Highway 40

When: 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19

Cost: Tickets are $45

Online: trailsandvistas.org

2. Melvin Seals & JGB at Crystal Bay Casino

Melvin Seals and JGB (formerly Jerry Garcia Band), with guests Afrolicious, are “keepers of the flame” who will pay tribute to the late Grateful Dead frontman in the Tahoe casino’s Crown Room.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

3. International Peace Day Celebration

Everyone is welcome to drop into downtown Truckee for a chance to dedicate a small or large part of your day to set a foundation of peace inside and let that shine out into the world in support of International Peace Day.

Where: For Goodness Sake, Truckee

When: Noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21

Cost: Free

Online: truckeetahoepeaceproject.org

4. Emerald Bay Trail Run

Lake Tahoe’s Lester Beach on the West Shore is the endpoint for a 7.5-mile trail run that will feature about 175 runners, all part of Big Blue Adventure’s Tahoe Trail Running Series.

Where: Starts at Eagle Point, Homewood

When: Race starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Cost: Free to watch; $66 to race

Online: tahoetrailrunning.com

5. Tahoe Trail Trekkers Feat. ‘Sierra Stories’ Author

The Tahoe Trail Trekkers will meet, followed by a presentation by Gary Noy, author of “Sierra Stories,” and at 5 p.m., a book signing and potluck will begin.  All welcome to attend this meeting of the American Volkssport Association.

Where: Squaw Valley Chapel, Olympic Valley

When: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22

Cost: Free entry

Email: Lynn Booth at lcbtruckee@gmail.com

6. Downtown Truckee Art & Soul Walk

Art and soul will combine visual art, live music, artist demonstrations, craft beer, small bites and more in this first-ever walk featuring 30 stops celebrating Truckee’s artist community.

Where: Historic Downtown Truckee

When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Cost: Tickets are $30 in advance. $35 at door

Online: historictruckee.com

7. SunSquabi at Crystal Bay Casino

The three-piece “Electronic Hydro Funk Experience” from Boulder, Colo., known as SunSquabi has performed at some of the country’s most notable music festivals; the trio will funk it up this weekend in the casino’s more-intimate Red Room.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

8. Pyle of Zen at Cottonwood

Voted “Best Bar,” “Best Outdoor Seating” and “Best Place To Take a Date,” Cottonwood offers an intimate location for dinner and great musical performances, often of the acoustic variety. This Friday, it’s Pyle of Zen.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee

When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11

Cost: Free to go

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

9. Tahoe Symphony Orchestra 9/11 Memorial Concert

The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performance will feature violin soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn and Verdi’s solemn masterpiece, Requiem.

Where: Cornerstone Community Church, Incline Village

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20

Cost: Tickets $30 general admission, $25 seniors

Online: http://www.ToccataTahoe.com

10. Thick Newton at Bar of America

Are you ready to get Thick? Look no further than downtown Truckee and Thick Newton.

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19

Cost: Free

Online: barofamerica.com

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