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North Lake Tahoe in 72 Hours – Feb. 20-22

Big Head Todd andamp; The Monsters will perform Friday, Feb. 20 at the Crystal Bay Casino. For more details, visit www.crystalbaycasino.com
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Mens Freeski Slopestyle PrelimsThe Winter Dew Tour 2008-09 will be in full effect as hundreds of skiers compete for a spot in the final rounds. Spectators can purchase a $15 gondola-only pass to watch the event. More details at http://www.northstarattahoe.com.

Mens/Womens Snowboard Slopestyle FinalTheres sure to be plenty of excitement in the final rounds as competitors soar on Lower Pioneer trail, featuring a host of hairy features. More details at http://www.northstarattahoe.com.

Free concert with Common and Tweak BirdWrapping up a full day of events as part of the Winter Dew Tour 2008-09, Grammy-nominated hip hop star Common and alternative rock band Tweak Bird will headline a free concert inside the Village at Northstar on the Verizon Wireless stage. This is an all ages show.

When Worlds CollideDiscover more about our solar system through the media of Sci-Fi movies with discussions following the movie that will expose the good and bad science of the films. Free prizes. This event is sponsored by Space Science for the Schools and will be held at the Incline Village Library. Call (775) 720-6999 or visit http://www.ss4s.org for details.

Sheldon Felich and Bud Worrell play at Cottonwood Hear your favorite Neil Young, Eagles and Dan Fogelberg songs and more when these longtime Tahoe-Truckee locals take over the Fireplace Room at Cottonwood. No cover charge.

Shotgun Wedding Quintet plays Baxters The Shotgun Wedding Quintet has quickly become one of the San Francisco Bay Areas top hip hop jazz bands. Known as the heart of the San Francisco Jazz Mafia, the band’s creative style has earned them a loyal following of jazz enthusiasts, hip-hop heads and electronic music fans.The Shotgun Wedding Quintet blends together a variety of musical personalities even an Emcee and a DJ are incorporated into the mix. Founder and co-composer Adam Thies holds down his duties on the bass while also playing the trombone and didgeridoo. Joe Cohen performs on the keyboard and laptop while playing and sampling his saxophone. Vocalist Dublin delivers a mix of freestyle/scatting/spoken word and plays the electric violin. Bay Area DJ/Producer Aspect drops beats and samples to build up the body of sound all produced on his record players and CD turntable. Bay Area percussion guru Patrick Korte samples and loops his drums while playing them live. Best yet, this show is free.

Spaceheater plays at Moodys Spaceheaters Blast Furnace, a six-piece ensemble that delivers a high-energy performance infused with Afro-Latin rhythms, is a rhythmically active ensemble that presents melodic and tight horns over an organic patchwork of Afro-Latin and hip hop rhythms. The band features the musical compositions and arrangements of Evan Francis, who has performed and recorded with a diverse list of musical luminaries and has appeared on The Tonight Show playing with Michael Buble.The band also features the electro acoustic-laced drumming of Patrick PDubL Korte and the deep pocket of Josh Hari on the bass, both talented rhythmists who have backed up artists such as Lyrics Born and Peter Rowan. Trombonist Garrett Smith, whose impressive resume of employers includes Prince, Maceo Parker, and George Clinton, joins the other musicians to help deliver an unforgettable, high-energy show. Best yet, this show is free.

Zanzibar performs at Bar of AmericaZanzibar plays a mix of infectious, danceable, grooves based on Afro-Funk, Latin, Funk and other styles in an original format. Cover charge is $5.

Big Head Todd andamp; The MonstersBig Head Todd andamp; The Monsters will perform at the Crystal Bay Casino in support of its newest album All The Love You Need. Tickets are $30, call (775) 833-6333.

Mens/Womens Snowboard Superpipe PrelimsCatch these professional athletes as they launch out of Northstars 18-foot superpipe on the third day of the last stop on the Winter Dew Tour 2008-09. Spectators can catch a $15 gondola ride to view the event. Details at http://www.norstarattahoe.com.

Mens Freeski Slopestyle FinalSee the best of the best ski for the gold in the mens slopestyle finals at the Winter Dew Tour 2008-09. The event will be held on Lower Pioneer at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com.

Jam 4 The Cure Sugar Bowl is teaming up with Boarding for Breast Cancer and The HERA Foundation to race and jam for the cure on February 21, 2009. The resort will be holding a rail jam in the Switching Yard Terrain Park. All entry fees from these events will go to help find a cure for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Sugar Bowl will have many sponsors on hand supporting the cause. All proceeds from the race and rail jam will be donated to these charities.

Womens Freeski Slopestyle ExhibitionSome of the best women freeskiers in the world will show off their skills in the slopestyle course on Lower Pioneer at Northstar at Tahoe.

Cycling in Africa Transport to Africa on two wheels as Ansley and Chad Wiles share slides from their recent cycling trip to Ethiopia and Tanzania. Slides will start rolling in the Winter Discovery Center yurt at 5:15 p.m. at Tahoe City Cross Country Center. Visit http://www.tahoexc.org for details.

Glowstick Parade andamp; CarnivalFun for the whole family starts at 5 p.m. at Tahoe Donner Downhill with live music, hor doeuvres, Bounce House and games. Load the Snowbird lift at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. Glowstick parade. This is a free event. Contact (530) 587-9444, ext. 0, for details.

An Intro to Oracle ReadingJoin Sharon Freewoman in this fun hour of insightful and transformative oracle reading in learning how to reveal the light within. The Rainbow Bridge at the Village in Squaw Valley, $25. Space is limited so sign up early (530) 584-6100.

Mens Freeski Superpipe FinalWatch the action under the bright lights as the best male freeskiers take their skills way out of the 18-foot superpipe in the finals of the Winter Dew Tour 2008-09 at Northstar at Tahoe. Ride the gondola for free if you just want to watch. Visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com.

Shotgun Wedding Quintet plays MoodysThe Shotgun Wedding Quintet will play Moodys Bistro andamp; Lounge in Downtown Truckee. This is a free show. See the Friday listing for more details abouut the band.

Spaceheater plays at Baxters Spaceheaters Blast Furnace play at Baxters Bistro in the Village at Northstar. This is a free show. See the Friday listing for more details about the band.

Keyser Soze moves to the Crown RoomKeyser Soze has emerged as a top ska band in the West Coast music scene, blending ska, dub, dancehall, soul, punk, hip-hop, funk, latin and jazz. Keyser Soze has shared the stage with The Wailers, Fishbone, Toots and the Maytals, The Specials Neville Staple, Eek-a-Mouse, Save Ferris, Dubcat, Michael Franti/Spearhead, Ozomatli, Warsaw, Expendables, Slightly Stoopid, Bargain Music, The Ziggens, B-Side Players and many more.

Womens Freeski Superpipe ExhibitionCheck out the ladies as they air out of the 18-foot superpipe at Northstar-at-Tahoe on the last day of the Winter Dew Tour 2008-09.

Womens Freeski Snowboard Superpipe FinalSaving the best for last, the men and women snowboarders will be set to launch out of the superpipe at Northstar-at-Tahoe in the last event of the Winter Dew Tour 2008-09.

Caboose Kicker KidsKids under 15 compete in the terrain park, while promoting Smart Style terrain park etiquette. Registration is $15 on the day of the event. Contest begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Caboose Terrain park. Register in the Judah Lodge at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.

Kids Who RipThe next generation is pushing limits like never before. Check out the free movie shown at The Ritz-Carlton Club, Lake Tahoe Membership Gallery at the Village at Northstar. RSVP by email: madeline.guzzo@ritzcarltonclub.com.


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