The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss
THE TAHOE TEN: upcoming events you CAN’T miss
1. Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival
The third annual event will offer all attendees a chance to witness aerobatic flying, peruse static displays and meet leaders in the aviation community, among other forms of fun. This year’s festival serves as a salute to veterans, and will again feature retired Air Force Col. Bud Anderson.
Where: Truckee Tahoe Airport, Truckee
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11
2. Concerts at Commons Beach
The annual summer outdoor concert series continues Sunday with a performance (weather permitting) from SambaDa, which has been dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band — its music works hard to unite the Americas.
Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City
When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 12
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 “Penguins Movie.”
Where: Tahoe Vista Recreation Area
When: 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 13
Cost: Free ($5 parking fee for non NTPUD residents)
4. Bluesdays Tuesdays
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 Haden Sayers. In celebration of summer, Bluesday guests receive discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages and food and drink specials.
Where: Village at Squaw Valley
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14
5. Free music in Crystal Bay
The Crown Room on Friday will host New Orleans prog rock funk band Earphunk, followed by a Red Room after party with the Congress. Then, on Saturday, the Red Room plays host to a trio of DJs in IJV, Multipleks and Crispylicious.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino
When: 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10-11
6. Tahoe Star Tours
Inspired by the growing popularity of the annual summer star gazing series in the Northern Sierra, Tahoe Star Tours is back at its viewing venue, the Dark Skies Cosmoarium, for those who want to learn about and experience the night sky. This weekend: “Dolphin in the Cosmic Ocean.”
Where: Northstar California
When: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 11
Cost: $35 adults, $20 kids
7. Achilles Wheel at Bar of America
Enjoy free music twice this weekend in downtown Truckee with Achilles Wheel, a Northern California group that specializes in high-energy roots, world and rock & roll jams.
Where: Bar of America, 10040 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10-11
8. Adventure Film Series
From skiing down the tallest peaks in the Himalaya to kayaking across the Aleutian Islands, these films inspire you to chase our dreams. This weekend is a double feature from prized mountain bike production studio Anthill Films — “Arrival” and “Not Bad.”
Where: California 89, 10156 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11
9. Truckee Thursdays
Truckee’s most popular weekly summer event continues next week with food trucks, art displays, local business booths, a beer garden, a free outdoor concert from The Brothers Stout and much more.
Where: Downtown Truckee
When: 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16
10. 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: Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19
Cost: Ticket packages vary