The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss
1. Lake Tahoe Full Moon Hike
Enjoy an evening at Van Sickle Bi-State Park watching the sunset and the moon rise. The hike begins by traveling uphill through the historic park to watch as the moon rises from the East over Daggett Summit and passes over onto the Carson Range.
Where: Van Sickle Bi-State Park
When: 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29
Cost: Free; register online
2. Vokab Kompany at Crystal Bay
In a show presented by local company bigtruck, the San Diego-based American hip-hop and live-electronic band will perform an energetic show as part of “A Fun First Benefit” to support the local nonprofit High Fives Foundation.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown
When: 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28
3. Concerts at Commons Beach
The annual summer outdoor concert series continues Sunday from the shores of Lake Tahoe with a performance by the New Monsoon, a highly popular rock jam band that is based in the San Francisco area.
Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City
When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30
4. Gallery Keoki artist signing
Award-winning photographic artist Keoki Flagg will release his stunning new book “Elemental” at a special evening signing event at his gallery in Squaw Valley.
Where: Gallery Keoki, Village at Squaw Valley
When: 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29
5. Wine Walk at Northstar
Sample delicious wine varietals and savor light snacks in various boutique locations at Northstar California’s Wine Walks, scheduled the final Saturday of each month.
Where: The Village at Northstar California
When: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29
Cost: $25 advance; $30 day of
6. Old Buddies Softball Tournament
The Truckee Optimist Club’s Old Buddies Softball Tournament is a slow pitch tournament is open to both local and out of town teams. Emphasis is on fun and camaraderie.
Where: Truckee River Regional Park, Truckee
When: All day Saturday, Aug. 29
Cost: Free to watch
Call: Jon Traeger at 530-587-7572
7. Piecing Together Landscapes gallery
“Piecing Together Landscapes” is an art exhibit by Kate Kerrigan, whose photographic compositions have unique perspective and tend to be rather emotive, drawing on feelings of isolation, melancholy, solitude and contemplation.
Where: North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City
When: All day through Monday, Aug. 31
Cost: Free to view
8. Drop Theory at Bar of America
Drop Theory, a North Lake Tahoe-based band featuring infectious, high-energy party music will entertain the downtown visiting crowd at the iconic Bar of America.
Where: Bar of America, Truckee
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28
Cost: Free for patrons
9. History of Carson Pass Walk
A free History of Carson Pass Walk is offered each Saturday. Carson Pass, southwest of Lake Tahoe, boasts distant views, alpine lakes and wildflower-filled meadows. And it’s the area’s colorful history that will be on display this weekend.
Where: Carson Pass Information Station, Highway 88
When: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29
10. Tuesday Bluesdays at Squaw
The weekly music series featuring acclaimed blues musicians, delicious grab-and-go bites, and a Blues Bar serving beer, wine and spirits continues next week with Carolyn Wonderland. Bluesday guests receive discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages and food and drink specials.
Where: Village at Squaw Valley
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1
The massive rush of tourists have subsided and now is the time to visit popular places where you’d never even think about going during the summer.