Your Tahoe Weekend: Truckee Rodeo, Lake Tahoe brew fest & more fun! |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Truckee Rodeo, Lake Tahoe brew fest & more fun!

Athletes wade into the water off of Sugar Pine Point at the start of the Lake Tahoe Triathlon last year.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

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1. ‘Midsummer Nightmare’ at Sand Harbor

Local nonprofit InnerRhythms Dance Centre will proudly present its 2016 Midsummer Nightmare production, TOTEMS, at the majestic Sand Harbor stage this weekend. TOTEMS tells the story of man’s kinship with nature’s creatures and the power of the natural world through a spellbinding performance.

When: 7:30 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27.

Where: Sand Harbor Stage, Incline Village

Cost: $32/$54/$89


2. The Congress at Moe’s Original BBQ

The Congress, an Americana rock band hailing from Virginia, will bring their dynamic mix of rock and roll, old school soul, country and psychedelia to Moe’s Original BBQ in support of their forthcoming sophomore album, “The Game,” due out Sept. 9.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26

Where: Moe’s Original BBQ, Tahoe City

Cost: $10


3. Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival

Summer travelers and foodies interested in incredible culinary experiences with views to match are invited to dine on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. For the first time, on Sunday, Homewood Mountain Resort will host its Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival, featuring food trucks, live music and a craft beer garden.

When: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Where: Homewood Mountain Resort

Cost: Free


4. Beware of Darkness at Crystal Bay Casino

Beware of Darkness, an alternative rock band from L.A., will bring its crunching grooves and saw-toothed guitar riffs to the North Shore for a free show at the Crystal Bay Casino.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

Cost: Free


5. Lisa Marie Johnson at Cottonwood

Lisa Marie Johnson, a singer-songwriter and YouTube personality based in San Francisco, will perform a folk-centric set in Truckee on Friday.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

Cost: Free to listen


6. Bonanza King at Moody’s

Bonanza King, one of Northern California’s most popular country swing bands, will bring their feet-stomping sound to downtown Truckee for back-to-back free shows this weekend.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27

Where: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats, Truckee

Cost: Free to listen


7. Truckee Pro Rodeo

Come join the fun and celebrate the 42nd year of the Truckee Professional Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday. The event, held at McIver Arena in Truckee, will include bull riding, barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping and more. Additionally, there will be local vendors and food trucks available.

When: 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28

Where: McIver Arena, Truckee

Cost: $15 adults; $10 children; children 5 and under are free


8. Lake Tahoe Triathlon

Set on the West Shore, the annual Lake Tahoe Triathlon will be held this weekend at Ed’ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park. The beautiful and challenging course will include Sprint, Olympic, Half Distance, Duathlon, and Kids Splash and Dash races.

When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28

Where: Ed’ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park

Cost: Prices vary (free to attend)


9. Sammy Hagar and the Circle

Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar and his backing band the Circle — composed of Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson — will put on a head-banging show Friday on the South Shore.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26

Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, Stateline

Cost: $69.50


10. Steve White at the Improv at Harveys

Stand-up comedian and actor Steve White — best known for his roles in Spike Lee films — will perform his unique brand of comedy all weekend on the South Shore.

When: 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: The Improv at Harveys, Lake Tahoe

Cost: $25 Friday and Sunday; $30 Saturday


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