Tahoe Ten: Jerry Garcia tribute, art & soul walk highlight Ironman weekend
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.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
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
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
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
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