The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss
1. Concours d’ Elegance
The 43rd annual show returns to the scenic West Shore of Lake Tahoe this weekend, featuring some of the world’s most iconic and historic wooden boats. The event includes an awards ceremony Friday night and a roar off at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Obexer’s Boat Company, Homewood
When: All day Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8
Cost: Free to attend
2. Music on the Beach
The annual summer outdoor concert series on the beach in Kings Beach wraps up for the 2015 season Friday with a performance from local bluegrass band The Wrinkle.
Where: Kings Beach State Recreation Area
When: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7
3. Concerts at Commons Beach
The annual summer outdoor concert series continues Sunday from the shores of Lake Tahoe with a fun performance by the Honey Island Swamp Band, whose music can be best described as “Bayou Americana.”
Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City
When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9
4. Sierra Crest 30K/50K
The Auburn Ski Club will present the inaugural Sierra Crest 30K/50K, a point-to-point trail run that takes advantage of some of the Truckee/Donner Summit region’s best singletrack. Volunteers welcome for all events.
Where: Start at Tahoe Donner, finish at Auburn Ski Club
When: 7 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8
Cost: Free to watch; registration is closed
5. Diego’s Umbrella in Crystal Bay
The casino’s Crown Room boasts amazing acoustics, offering one of the best places in the entire region to see a live show. Find our for yourself Saturday with a show from Diego’s Umbrella, San Francisco’s ambassadors of gypsy rock.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8
6. Tahoe City’s 152nd Birthday
Join a bevy of residents at the Greatest Party On Earth — Tahoe City Day, with a focus on the town’s 152nd birthday. Fun activities include a Tahoe City historic walking tour, oral history interview videos, a golf tournament and a parade.
Where: Throughout Tahoe City
When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8
Cost: Most events free
7. Twain’s Tales of Tahoe
Enjoy stories of Lake Tahoe’s honorable history at “Tales of Tahoe & Other Climes,” a performance by Mark Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne (an Incline Village resident).
Where: Casey’s Round Hill Center, Tahoe’s southeast shore, off Highway 50
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8
Cost: Tickets are $20
8. Lake Tahoe SummerFest
Lake Tahoe SummerFest’s fourth season, “Passport to a World of Music,” continues, featuring masterpieces translated by renowned artists and a nationally acclaimed orchestra of 40 players. International guitarist Ana Vidovic is the feature musician this weekend.
Where: Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village
When: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 7-9, performance times vary
Cost: Tickets start at $85
9. Truckee Bike Park Dual Slalom
The first of two dual slalom mountain bike races will offer exciting action while raising money for improvements to the up-and-coming Truckee Bike Park.
Where: Truckee Bike Park, Truckee
When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8
Cost: $35 entry fee; free to watch
10. Tahoe Symphony Orchestra
The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with “Mozart in the Mountains,” opening with Mozart’s Sinfonie Concertante KV 364, performed by soloists Alex Eisenberg, violin and TianTian Lan, viola.
Where: Cornerstone Church, Incline Village
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8
Cost: $25 general admission