Your Tahoe Weekend: Yonder Mountain String Band, Easter egg hunts and more |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Yonder Mountain String Band, Easter egg hunts and more

Colorado-based bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band will perform Friday night at the Crystal Bay Casino.
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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. Sunny Ozell at Moody’s

Songstress Sunny Ozell, who is the wife of iconic actor Patrick Stewart (think Star Trek and X-Men), will bring her patchwork of blues, jazz, classic country and gospel to downtown Truckee this weekend. Ozell is playing in support of her upcoming album “Take It With Me” (out April 1), which features original songs and re-imaginings of rarities from the American songbook.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 25-26

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

Cost: Free


2. Yonder Mountain String Band at Crystal Bay Casino

Bluegrass powerhouse Yonder Mountain String Band, which expands the bluegrass genre to realms of rock and improvisation, will fill the Crystal Bay Casino will its signature sound Friday night.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, March 25

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cost: $30 advance; $35 day of show


3. Drop Theory at CBC Red Room

Truckee-based funk band Drop Theory will bring its high-energy funk-centric sound to the CBC Red Room for a free show Saturday.

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, March 26

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

Cost: Free


4. 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, March 25

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

Cost: Free


5. Dippin’ Sauce at Bar of America

Matt Rainey, a Northern California guitarist with a taste for the blues, will lead his band Dippin’ Sauce into Truckee this weekend for a two-night stand at Bar of America.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 25-26

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

Cost: Free


6. BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the South Shore with a showing at the MontBleu Showroom on Monday. Go on a big-screen expedition to exotic landscapes, learn about remote cultures and be inspired to explore the world outside.

When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 28. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Where: MontBleu Lake Tahoe

Cost: $16 advance; $20 day of show


7. Brunch, Easter Egg Hunt at Squaw Valley Inn

Celebrate Easter at PlumpJack Cafe with a delicious brunch and Easter egg hunt on the PlumpJack Patio. This special brunch menu features gourmet entrees, sweet and savory sides, and spring cocktails.

When: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27

Where: Plumpjack Cafe, Squaw Valley

Cost: Prices for brunch vary


8. Easter at Northstar California

Easter Activities will take place all day in the Village and on the Mountain for everyone to enjoy including an Easter Egg Dash, the Easter Bunny roaming the Village and Mountain, live music, a face painter and balloon twister, and a jelly bean counting contest.

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27

Where: Northstar California, Truckee

Cost: Prices vary


8. Easter Egg Hunt at Diamond Peak

Roam for eggs at Diamond Peak Ski Resort for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs are hidden all over the mountain, including golden eggs with special prizes in them. Participants must have a valid lift ticket for the day of event or a season pass.

When: 9 a.m. Sunday, March 27

Where: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village

Cost: Lift ticket or season pass


9. Joy and Madness at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

Joy and Madness, a nine-piece soul and funk explosion out of Sacramento, will rock the stage of Hard Rock Lake Tahoe for a free show Saturday night.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 26

Where: Hard Rock Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: Free


10. ‘The Passion According to St. Matthew’

The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present J.S. Bach’s masterpiece “The Passion According to St. Matthew” on Good Friday at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village. The program will feature selections from Part Two of the Passion, and will be performed in English.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 25

Where: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village

Cost: $25 adults; $20 seniors; $5 students aged 19-23 with valid ID; free for youth 19 and under


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