Tahoe Ten: New Monsoon, Olympian Maddie Bowman autograph signing on tap
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. Bald Eagle Count at Lake Tahoe
The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science’s annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count will be held Friday at 26 different locations around Lake Tahoe. Results of the count are combined with those from around the United States to generate an index of bald eagle populations wintering across the country.
Where: 26 locations around Lake Tahoe
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8
2. Chi McLean in Tahoe City
The River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant kicks off its live music weekends this Friday when acoustic roots rocker Chi McLean brings his original southern-steeped sound to Tahoe City for a two-night stand.
Where: River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, Tahoe City
When: 4-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9
3. Coburn Station at Bar of America
The Truckee-based psychedelic rock band Coburn Station — on the heels of releasing its new album, “Coming Home” — will play back-to-back nights in downtown Truckee.
Where: Bar of America, Truckee
When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9
4. Matthew Szlachetka at Cottonwood
Matthew Szlachetka, an LA-based singer-songwriter with storied melodies, will bring a new batch of songs to Truckee on Friday.
Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8
5. New Monsoon at Crystal Bay Casino
San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon — which flexes innovate songwriting, soulful instrumental interplay and lush harmony vocals — will play a free show at the Crystal Bay Casino on Saturday night.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9
6. Burton Mountain Festival all weekend
The Burton Mountain Fest is riding into Northstar this weekend. The event offers equipment demos and activities for the whole family. The best part? It’s free.
Where: Northstar California, Truckee
When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Jan. 8-10
7. Brrroque Masters Concert Series
The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village on Friday as part of the 11th annual WinterFest with the Brrroque Masters concert series.
Where: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8
Cost: $25 adults; $20 seniors; $15 youth/students; $5 students ages 19-23
8. Backcountry Experience Series
Designed to provide a safe and welcoming introduction to backcountry skiing and boarding, the 2016 Backcountry Experience Series — presented by Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Mountain School and Dynafit — will kick off Saturday at Diamond Peak.
Where: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9
Cost: $149 single tour package
9. Sessions Relaunch Party at The Soul House Project
If you believe in Tahoe, snowboarding and sessions, head to the Soul House Project on Sunday for its Sessions Relaunch Party. The event will feature PBR and craft beers, a raffle (all proceeds are given to the Rocker Memorial Statepark Fund), a showing of the new snowboard film Viva Sessions, and live music from the hometown band Easy Giant.
Where: The Soul House Project, Truckee
When: 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10
10. Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman at Sierra-at-Tahoe
An autograph signing by Maddie Bowman, the 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident who took home gold in the women’s ski halfpipe during the 2014 Winter Olympics, will be part of Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Subaru Conquer Winter Day on Saturday.
Where: Sierra-at-Tahoe, Twin Bridges
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9