The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss | July 17
1. Wanderlust Lake Tahoe
Wanderlust Squaw Valley is a four-day celebration of mindful living, featuring a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat. Michael Franti and Thievery Corporation headline the music.
Where: The Village at Squaw Valley
When: Continues Friday-Sunday, July 17-19
Cost: Tickets vary
2. Music on the Beach
The annual summer outdoor concert series continues Friday with a performance from Buddy Emmer Blues Band, a favorite for the past 15 years on the West Coast and Northern Nevada circuit.
Where: Kings Beach State Recreation Area
When: 6 p.m. Friday, July 17
3. Movie Mondays in Tahoe Vista
Movie Mondays in the Park is sponsored by the North Tahoe Public Utility District, offering showings of family friendly films, as well as contests and weekly giveaways at each movie. This week’s film is “Earth to Echo.”
Where: Tahoe Vista Recreation Area
When: 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 20
Cost: Free ($5 parking fee for non NTPUD residents)
4. Music in the Park
Enjoy outdoor music against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra at the “Salty” Gebhart Amphitheater. This week’s featured band is Drop Theory, a Tahoe-based band featuring infectious, high-energy party music.
Where: Truckee River Regional Park, Truckee
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22
5. Free music in Crystal Bay
The casino’s Red Room offers a more intimate setting than the acoustically ambitious Crown Room — and what’s Red this Friday is a dizzying DJ set from DJ Paul, Motorhome and Roblem.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room
When: 11 p.m. Friday, July 17
6. Summer Brewmaster Dinner Series
Craft brew connoisseurs and foodies can enjoy the first in a three-part Brewmaster Dinner series al fresco on the deck of the Martis Valley Grille. Each dinner will feature a different brewery and a customized menu comprised of California’s finest meats and produce. Lagunitas Brewing Co. is up first.
Where: Northstar California
When: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18
Cost: $65 advance; $75 day of
7. Farm to table dinner
Enjoy an intimate, three-course family style dinner held in the Alpine-ringed Garden at Olympic Village Lodge. Diners will enjoy a sustainable, regionally sourced dinner prepared by MTN ROOTS Food Truck, paired with exceptional wine, such as Skuna Bay Salmon with Herbed Pisou and Roasted Summer Squash paired with Joel Gott wines.
Where: Squaw Valley
When: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 17
Cost: $49 adults; $29 children
8. Toccata 10th anniversary
The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a 10th Anniversary show, featuring Mozart’s “Variations on Twinkle Little Star for Flute and Soprano,” among other classical works.
Where: Cornerstone Church, Incline Village
When: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19
Cost: $30 adults, $25 seniors
9. Thick Newton at BofA
Are you ready to get Thick, Truckee? Look no further than the iconic Bar of America in downtown for the funky and fun-filled jams of the Tahoe-based supergroup, Thick Newton.
Where: Bar of America, Truckee
When: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 17-18
10. Monday Night Showcase
The first showcase of the 2015 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival features a performance from the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. The Monday events feature an array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres.
Where: Sand Harbor State Park
When: Monday, July 20