North Lake Tahoe in 72 Hours – Dec. 13 and 14, 2008 | SierraSun.com

North Lake Tahoe in 72 Hours – Dec. 13 and 14, 2008

5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12Artist reception for Sesko at The RockVisiting artist, Carole Sesko, will hold an opening reception showcasing her bold and colorful art from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec.12 at The Rock. Sesko is the second artist in an ongoing series of rotating exhibits. Her art will be on display Dec.11 through Jan. 4.Trained in design as well as art, Sesko began painting with acrylic on canvas in 1993 and eventually developed a technique of layering metallic paint with solid colors to achieve iridescence and vibrancy. Her recent art work has become more dimensional as she enjoys experimenting with various colors and new ideas. In addition to her work as an artist, she also designs exterior and interior color schemes, cabinetry and storage systems, as well as functional art.Opening gallery hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5-7 p.m., or to schedule an appointment please call (530) 412-0639 or visit http://www.carolesesko.com. Details: (530) 550-2252.

5-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 Moonlight Jazz NightCelebrate the holidays with the North Tahoe Middle School Laker Jazz Band under the full moon at Jakes on the Lake Friday, Dec. 12. Listen to the Laker Jazz Band while you do your holiday shopping inside the Boatworks mall from 5 to 6 p.m. and then come and listen to some jazz music while you enjoy dinner or cocktails at Jakes on the Lake. Jakes will be featuring an extended happy hour until 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the North Tahoe Middle School Jazz Band.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12Experience Nairobi at the Rock Re-live the adventures of Leslie Brown in Nairobi with a short slide show, featuring fantastic still photos of the amazingly beautiful women and children of Kenya. The first 50 people arriving will also receive an early Christ-mas gift, an English-Spanish translation of the I Am! Affirmation Book for children.Bring your children, teachers and friends to learn about children just like yours, living on the other side of the world in conditions no child should endure, and still they feel joy and happiness at the idea they can be and do anything they want! RSVP by calling (530) 386-7032. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 Christmas ChoirThe North Lake Tahoe Drama Club presents its winter production of Christmas Choir, a straight parody of choir politics at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. The play, sponsored by the Lahontan Community Foundation, will be showing one night only. Special appreances will be made by the Clauses and attendants can expect the entire production to last around one hour. Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door. North Tahoe High School is located at 2945 Polaris Road, Tahoe City, Calif. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 Truckee Drama Club presents All in the Timing The Truckee High School Drama Club announces opening night of its fall production of six one-act plays from the collection All in the Timing, by David Ives, Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Directed by students Tayler Riley and Trish Ryan, expect a night of laughs and love at the newly refurbished Truckee High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults at the door. 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12Drop Theory to rock Auld DublinerDrop Theory, an up-and-coming Truckee band, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the Auld Dubliner in the Village at Squaw Valley. This foursome plays a mix of choice covers and dynamic originals featuring tight arrangements, body-shakin grooves, and high-energy solos. Come hear some refreshing music and pray for bountiful snowballs. No cover charge. 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12Lakeside presents NautilusOut of the woodwork, Nautilus came together through common friends with similar musical goals. Over the past few months they have been working hard on building up their set list of the funkiest, nastiest soul-jazz tunes influenced by the late 1960s jazz greats. They have just begun to play out in local venues and parties, inducing a forceful shaking in the hip region, and uncontrollable shouts during climactic solo-ing. Nautilus will perform at Lakeside Pizza in Tahoe City at 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12.10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 Santa photos The North Tahoe Business Association and North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce invite all children, adults, and pets to Family and Pet Photos with Santa at 8445 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach (across from the Kings Beach State Park). Photos will be taken by Erskine Creative Photography and printed on site for $7. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13Sip and shop locals day Head over to the Village Center in Incline Village for its annual Sip and Shop Local day on Saturday, Dec. 13 from noon 5 p.m. Shop for gifts and get specials and discounts while sipping seasonal beverages at participating merchants. A special Shop Local holiday bazaar will feature local crafters and other specialty gift vendors. Village Center is decked out with lights and Christmas scenes painted in many of the storefront windows. Purchase your Shop Local Wallet Card for a $10 donation to Parasols Holiday Giving Program and enjoy discounts at over 30 businesses in Incline Village and the north shore.2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 Truckee Drama Club presents All in the Timing The Truckee High School Drama Club announces its fall production of six one-act plays from the collection All in the Timing, by David Ives, Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Directed by students Tayler Riley and Trish Ryan, expect a night of laughs and love at the newly refurbished Truckee High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults at the door. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 Trio Minsareh to play at MoodysLike a prism showing the colors in light, the Trio Minsareh goes for new sound colors and new ideas in band playing. A team of densely interacting improvisers, the three accomplished and well-studied musicians play with powerful and dramatic intensity, fresh lyricism, a sense of melody that is all their own and a great openness for improvisation and innovation. The Trio Minsareh will perform Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 8 p.m. inside Moodys Bistro and ounge, located inside the historic Truckee Hotel on Commercial Row. Details: (530) 587-8688 or visit http://www.moodysbistro.com. No cover charge. 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 Dan Hicks andamp; the Hot Licks present Holidaze in HicksvilleDan Hicks band, the Hot Licks, consists of a violinist, bassist and a second guitarist, along with a pair of female singers who partake in call-and-response from the bandleader. Certainly not the mainstream, the sound is jazzy swing with some folk and country-and-western tendencies. Hicks and his band will present Holidaze in Hicksville, an off-shoot from a Christmas jug band featuring parodies like Rudolph the Bald-Headed Reindeer at the Crystal Bay Casino on Saturday, Dec. 13. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. Visit http://www.crystalbaycasino.com to purchase tickets online. 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13Granite rocks Lakeside PizzaLocated in South Lake Tahoe, CA Granite has been rehearsing for about two years and in August 2008 finally recorded a demo of cover songs. Coming from diverse musical backgrounds, the set list reflects the various influences each member brings to the band with songs ranging from blues to rock to metal. Granite about having fun and producing a high energy show. As the name implies, Granite is a band that rocks and will be bringing down the house at Lakeside Pizza at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13.1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail JamSnowBomb and Squaw Valley USA present the Second Annual Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam on Sunday, Dec. 14. Registration will take place at 9 a.m., practice sessions start at 11 a.m. The Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam is free for spectators, as it is scheduled to take place on Searchlight (lower Exhibition) located near the base of the mountain. Entry fee for all riders is $10 and helmets are mandatory for competitors. Athletes under 18 need to have a parent or guardian present at registration. 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14Truckee Drama Club presents All in the Timing Dont miss your last chance to catch Truckee High School Drama Clubs fall production of six one-act plays from the collection All in the Timing, by David Ives, Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Directed by students Tayler Riley and Trish Ryan, expect a night of laughs and love at the newly refurbished Truckee High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults at the door. 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 Author speaksEver wonder what everyone will do when technology fails? It just so happens Truckee author Matthew Stein wrote a book about that exact scenario. Stein will be talking on the topic of Peak Oil Prep and Making the Shift to Sustainability Sunday, Dec. 14 at Truckee Book andamp; Bean, located at 10009 West River Street in Downtown Truckee. Admission is free. 4-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 Pre-holiday, half-priced sushi at DragonflyPack in your protein for that long drive home; bring a friend to Dragonfly for sushi and you eat free! Indulge your sushi cravings and take advantage of Dragonflys pre-holiday, half-priced sushi special starting Sunday, Dec. 14 and running through Friday, Dec. 19.Dragonflys extensive sushi menu incorporates a unique take on sushi classics. The innovative Tropical Bliss roll integrates mixed curry seafood and shrimp topped with escolar, papaya tropical salsa and goji berry. The Tempura Ahi-Escolar Roll with mango, basil, spicy tuna salad and a creamy habanero-kaffir lime sauce is another house favorite.Sushi is served from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The sushi bar is first come first served. Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Rd. , right in the heart of downtown Truckee . For more information, visit dragonflycuisine.com or call (530) 587-0557.