Your Tahoe Weekend: Cushing Crossing at Squaw, Afrolicious concert & more

Kaleb M. Roedel
The 26th annual Cushing Crossing will take place Saturday at Squaw Valley.
Courtesy Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows |


An earlier version of this events calendar contained an incorrect date for the Kentucky Derby Day celebration at the River Ranch restaurant. The correct date for that event is Saturday, May 7. The Sun regrets the error.

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.

Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at

1. Cushing Crossing at Squaw Valley

The 26th annual Cushing Crossing — the original pond skimming event that started a spring resort ritual — will take place Saturday. Filled with big spills and laughable thrills, the event is one spring spectacle you don’t want to miss.

When: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30

Where: KT Base Bar, Squaw Valley

Cost: $20 per person (cash only); free to attend


2. Afrolicious at Crystal Bay Casino

Afrolicious, a San Francisco-based collective that infuses afro, disco, funk and soul music, among others, will bring its vibrant sound to the North Shore for a free show.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, April 29

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cost: Free


3. One Sharp Mind at Olympic Village Resort

One Sharp Mind, a six-piece reggae/rock band based in Sacramento, will perform a mix of originals songs and covers during a free show on Saturday.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30

Where: Olympic Village Resort, Squaw Valley

Cost: Free


4. Linda Saxton at Cottonwood

Compelling vocalist Linda Saxton will bring her classic acoustic rock sensibilities to Truckee for a free show on Friday.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, April 29

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

Cost: Free


5. George Souza Trio at Moody’s

Guitar aficionado George Souza and his band will flash flamenco, jazz and blues stylings this weekend with back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee.

When: Friday-Saturday, April 29-30

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

Cost: Free


6. Bias & Dunn at Bar of America

Bias & Dunn, a two-piece acoustic duo hailing from Truckee, will play an eclectic mix of country, blues, classic rock and folk this weekend.

When: Friday-Saturday, April 29-30

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

Cost: Free


7. Kiwanis Benefit Auction at Sunnyside

The Annual Kiwanis Community Benefit Auction and Wine Tasting spring gala will take place on Sunday. Guests will enjoy deluxe appetizers and sip premium wines, and over $50,000 in goods and services will be offered in the auction.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 1

Where: Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, Tahoe City

Cost: $40


8. Scott Pemberton at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

Scott Pemberton, a ripping guitarist who plays a mix of jazz, Pacific Northwest-influenced rock, blues and West Coast funk will bring his “timber rock” to Stateline on Friday.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, April 29

Where: Hard Rock Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: $10


9. Don McEnery at The Improv at Harvey’s

Comedian, writer and actor Don McEnery — who’s writing standout credits range from “Seinfeld” to Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life” — will perform stand-up at The Improv at Harvey’s this weekend.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1

Where: The Improv at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe

Cost: $25 Friday, Sunday; $30 Saturday


10. Pink Floyd Laser Show

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular celebrates 30 years in 2016, and this weekend it’s coming to the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, complete with Pink Floyd’s fan favorites backed by stunning 3-D visuals.

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

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: $22.93 plus fees


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