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Your Tahoe Weekend: Dummy Downhill, Northstar Pond Skim and more

The 16th annual Dummy Downhill returns to Diamond Peak Ski Resort on Saturday.
Courtesy Talbot Photography/Diamond Peak Ski Resort |

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.

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

1. Dummy Downhill at Diamond Peak

The 16th annual Dummy Downhill returns to Diamond Peak Ski Resort on Saturday. Build a dummy on skis or a snowboard that gets launched off a big jump on Show-Off and spectators can view the action from the Base Lodge Deck.

When: Saturday, April 2: 9 a.m. Dummy registration/check-in; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dummy Launch

Where: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village

Cost: Free

Online: diamondpeak.com/events

2. Jill Cohn at Cottonwood

Seattle singer-songwriter Jill Cohn, whose socially conscious songs are reminiscent of Lilith-era folk, will bring her toe-tapping Americana sound to Truckee on Friday night. Cohn is touring in support of her 11th album, “Heartstrings Touching Ground.”

When: 7 p.m. Friday, April 1

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

Cost: Free

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

3. Ike & Martin at Jake’s

Ike & Martin — a super-charged acoustic rock group playing modern classic pop music — will perform a free show at Jake’s On the Lake on Friday.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, April 1

Where: Jake’s On the Lake, Tahoe City

Cost: Free

Online: jakestahoe.com

4. Pond Skim at Northstar

Northstar California’s annual Pond Skim will be held Saturday as part of the resort’s Spring It On celebration. Participants, who must be 6 years old and above, will be judged on the best costume as well as pond crossing.

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 2

Where: Northstar California, Truckee

Cost: Free

Online: northstarcalifornia.com

5. Alpine Meadows Telemark Festival

This one-day festival to promote the Alpine Meadows Telemark Team and celebrate the Telemark skiing community will include clinics, fun races, food and tailgating.

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 2

Where: Alpine Meadows

Cost: $50 for season passholders; $89 for non-passholders

Online: squawalpine.com

6. Ardalan w/ Micah J and DJJD at Crystal Bay Casino

Ardalan, a San Francisco-based producer and DJ, will bring his body-moving beats to the North Shore for a free show Friday at the Crystal Bay Casino.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, April 1

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

7. VibeSquaD at CBC

VibeSquaD, considered Colorado’s most beloved bass music producer/performer/innovator, will look to bring the CBC dance floor to a frenzy with his soaring synth textures, hard-hitting drum patterns and crushing bass.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

8. Greg Golden Band at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

The Greg Golden Band, a five-piece classic rock band, will bring their set list of originals and cover songs — including ZZ Top, Rolling Stones, and Cream, among others — to Hard Rock Lake Tahoe on Saturday.

When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2

Where: Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: Free

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

9. Arran Harris & the Farm Band at Moody’s

Arran Harris & the Farm Band, which stirs up an infusion of old times blues, mountain music and funk, will put on a high-energy show this weekend in downtown Truckee.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 1-2

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

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

10. Ritch Shydner at The Improv

Stand-up comedian Ritch Shynder, who’s influences include George Carlin and Lenny Bruce, will perform on the South Shore at The Improv at Harvey’s this weekend.

When: 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 1-3

Where: The Improve at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: $25 Friday, Sunday; $30 Saturday

Online: ceasars.com/harveys-tahoe