Tahoe Ten: Sierra Century Bike Ride, ARTour highlight the weekend
1. 13th Sierra Century Ride
The 13th annual Tahoe Sierra Century Ride, supporting the North Tahoe Middle and High school band programs, will feature 600 riders of all abilities on 30-, 60- or 100-mile routes throughout the Squaw-Tahoe-Truckee region. Old Highway 40 will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Starting at Squaw Valley, then cross-region
When: 6:30 a.m. through most of the day, Saturday, Sept. 12
Cost: Free to watch; various registration fees to enter
2. Brothers Comatose at Crystal Bay Casino
The Brothers Comatose, which specializes in Americana, folk and bluegrass — will kick off the weekend with a performance Friday night at the casino’s famed Crown Room.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
When: 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11
3. Ian Ethan Case at Tahoe Art Haus
Ian Ethan Case, with his doubleneck guitar, and drummer/percussionist G Maxwell Zemanovic, will perform a fundraiser concert. Ian has been gaining recognition both for his unique compositions and for the highly original playing methods required to perform them.
Where: Tahoe Art Haus/Cinema, Tahoe City
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11
Cost: $20 advance; $25 at door
4. Free Guided ARTour Hike
ARTour is your chance to get a behind the scenes look at how art is created. From watercolors, pastels, oils and acrylics, glass art and photography, ceramics and mixed media, there’s something for everyone. Studios are located across the many neighborhoods that make up the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee region.
Where: Incline-North Shore-Truckee
When: All day, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 11-13
5. Art Exhibits at North Tahoe Arts
Can’t make the ARTour? No worries — the same 22 artists on the tour this weekend will have work on display in Tahoe City for a couple more weeks. It’s also great chance to see the art in person before you choose your route if you can attend.
Where: North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City
When: All day through Sept. 28
Cost: Free entry
6. The Nut Boyz at Cottonwood
The Nut Boyz — featuring two Spanish guitars and groovy arrangements — will entertain the crowd at this restaurant that offers the very best view above Truckee, and one of the better Happy Hours around.
Where: Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11
Cost: Free to go
7. Little Miss Mixer at Crystal Bay Casino
Little Miss Mixer — a North Lake Tahoe local DJ who can spin you right round, baby, right round — will keep the night going Saturday with Giant Fighting Robots in the casino’s more-intimate Red Room.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room
When: 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12
8. Amy LaVere & Will Sexton at Moody’s
The husband and wife recorded and released a new album , “Hallelujah I’m A Dreamer,” earlier this year, and LaVere’s 2014 LP “Runaway’s Diary” earned particularly high praise from the Huffington Post and American Songwriter. They perform this weekend in downtown.
Where: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats, Truckee
When: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12
9. Boreal ‘Old Timers’ Reunion
Jay Price, general manager for Boreal (originally “Boreal Ridge at Castle Peak”) from 1964 to 1987, is hosting a special Open House/Reunion at his Donner Lake home to commemorate Boreal’s 50 years of successful operation.
When: 11 a.m. and 3 p. Saturday, Sept. 12
Cost: Free, but you must RSVP directly to Jay
10. Double Dose of Jams at Bar of America
Check out two great bands this weekend at the iconic Bar of America in downtown Truckee — Neva on Friday night, and Dippin’ Sauce on Saturday.
Where: Bar of America, Truckee
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12