Your Tahoe Weekend: Bowie tribute, ski resort closings, Kids Fest! & more |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Bowie tribute, ski resort closings, Kids Fest! & more

The Kitchen Dwellers will bring their foot-stomping bluegrass to the Crystal Bay Casino for a free show on Friday.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this snowy weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

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1. The Kitchen Dwellers at Crystal Bay Casino

The Kitchen Dwellers, a four-piece blue-grass outfit from Bozeman, Mont., will bring their foot-stomping sound to the North Shore for a free show at the Crystal Bay Casino.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, April 15

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

Cost: Free


2. Chi McClean at Cottonwood

Singer-songwriter Chi McClean, an acoustic rocker whose songs are marked by a haunting southern style, will perform a free show at the Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar in Truckee.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, April 15

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

Cost: Free


3. Jenni, Jesse and Dave of Dead Winter Carpenters at Moody’s

Three-fifths of Dead Winter Carpenters, a high-energy alternative country band hailing from the North Shore, will perform back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee this weekend.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 15-16

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

Cost: Free


4. The Routine at Bar of America

San Diego-based rock band The Routine — a five-piece collective melding electric blues, soul and world music — will play two free shows at Bar of America this weekend.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 15-16

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

Cost: Free


5. ‘Cumbia Dance Party’ featuring Candelaria at CBC

Oakland-based Candelaria will bring their blend of soulful Colombian rhythms, vibrant horns, country guitar, female-fronted vocals and Jamaican dubs to the CBC for a free show Saturday.

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, April 16

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

Cost: Free


6. Snow golf tournament at Alpine Meadows

Rescheduled from last week: Ditch the ski jacket for a collared shirt and khakis and take your best shot in the 33rd annual Alpine Meadows Snow Golf Tournament. The 9-hole course stats at the top of Summit Express Chair and meanders down to the bottom of Alpine Bowl Chair.

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 16

Where: Top of Summit Express, Alpine Meadows

Cost: Free


7. Coburn Station at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

Hailing from Truckee, Coburn Station will bring a soulful blend of blues rock and psychedelic jams to the South Shore for a free show at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Truckee rock band is on the heels of their debut album, “Coming Home.”

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 15

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: Free


8. David Bowie tribute at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Space Oddity, David Brighton’s tribute to the late music icon David Bowie, will bring the spirit and style of Bowie’s performances to life Sunday at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: $22.93 plus fees


9. Kids Fest! at Mt. Rose

Bring your younger skiers and riders up to enjoy the spring snow plus a little fun in the sun at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe’s annual Kids Fest! Free popcorn, snow cones and face painting are included.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 17

Where: Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Reno

Cost: Lift ticket or season pass


10. Closing Day at Diamond Peak

With plenty of snow on the slopes, Diamond Peak Ski Resort extended their season one more week as it closes for the season on Sunday. Additionally, happy hour drink specials will begin at 2 p.m., including $3 draft beers all day long.

When: Sunday, April 17

Where: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village

Cost: Lift ticket/season pass


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