The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss
June 22, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are 10 editor's picks for upcoming events this weekend and next week that you're going to want to check out.
1. Truckee unReal movie premiere
Escape the real world and attend the Truckee premiere of "unReal," a film shot exclusively in 4K that captures the imaginations of some of the world's best mountain bikers.
Where: Truckee River Regional Park, Truckee
When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 19
Cost: $15 at the door
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2. Rock Tahoe Half Marathon
The inaugural marathon will feature 2,000 runners running from Spooner Summit along the East Shore of Lake Tahoe to the finish line in Stateline at the South Shore.
Where: Finish is at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Stateline
When: Race at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 20; awards at 11
Cost: Free to watch
3. George Souza at Cottonwood
George Souza, a master of jazz, flamenco, and all things guitar (and trumpet) will perform at Cottonwood's deck, which offers a stunning view of downtown Truckee.
Where: Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee
When: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 19-20
Cost: Free with dinner/drinks/Happy Hour
4. High Camp activities open
Accessed via the famous Aerial Tram, Squaw Valley's High Camp fully opens Saturday, offering access to the resort's scenic High Camp Pool & Hot Tub, the High Camp Roller Rink and other family friendly activities, like hiking, disc golf and the rock climbing wall.
Where: Squaw Valley
When: Opens Saturday; tram runs daily from 10:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Cost: Adult tram ride is $39 (online rate $34)
5. Free music in Crystal Bay
Two free shows this weekend include "Wild Child," a tribute to the Doors on Friday; and Whatitdo, a Reno-based trans-rhythmic, multidimensional West Coast funk trio on Saturday.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino
When: Friday, Saturday 9 p.m., June 20-21
6. Rock the Ridge
Three bands and three DJs, including Zebuel, Sneaky Creatures and Peter Joseph Burtt & the KingTide, will perform an all-day outdoor music festival to raise money for efforts to protect Tahoe's ridge lines.
Where: North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista
When: 1-8 p.m. Saturday, June 20
Cost: $15 per person
7. Bluesdays Tuesdays
The outdoor concert series at the Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians, great food offerings from restaurants and a blues bar with beer, wine and spirits. Next week's featured act is John Nemeth.
Where: Village at Squaw Valley
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23
8. Music in the Park
One of Truckee's most entertaining free events continues next week with a free show from the Deckheads. Bring your food, drinks, chairs and blankets to have a fun summer evening in the park.
Where: Truckee River Regional Park
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24
9. 10th Annual Jazz Camp
For 10 Years, JJ Morgan and Moody's Bistro have presented a Jazz Camp for ages 10-17. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for any young musician in the area who wants to explore improvisation and music of all kinds, seen from a jazz perspective
Where: Moody's Bistro, Bar & Beats, Truckee
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 22-27
10. Tahoe Symphony Orchestra
Toccata, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, kicks off its 10th Summer MusicFest with the "Going For Baroque – Summer Solstice Serenade" concert series, featuring Vivaldi's Concerto for Flute No. 428, "Goldfinch," and other music.
Where: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Incline Village
When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 19 (same performance Sunday in South Lake Tahoe and Tuesday in Reno)
Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors
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