Your Tahoe Weekend: Styx, Shred The Love, Taste of Truckee, and more |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Styx, Shred The Love, Taste of Truckee, and more

Boarding For Breast Cancer's 10th annual “Shred The Love" will take place Saturday at Sugar Bowl Resort.
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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. Taste of Truckee at Tahoe Donner

Kick off spring at Tahoe Donner’s annual Taste of Truckee gourmet food and wine event. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and food connoisseurs, the event offers a variety of delicious offerings from local restaurants and wineries. Additionally, an all-day trail pass for Sunday is included with an event ticket.

When: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, March 20

Where: Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area

Cost: $35 adults, $20 kids/juniors (age 20 and under) in advance; $45 adults, $30 kids/juniors day of event.


2. Full Moon Snowshoe on the West Shore

Explore the natural and cultural history around the Hellman-Ehrman estate and Lake Tahoe in this Ranger-led Full Moon Snowshoe tour. Cost of the event includes a guided tour, snowshoes and parking.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Where: Sugar Pine Point State Park, Day Use area

Cost: $25 adults; $10 children 12 and younger


3. Tainted Love Brings Hits of the ‘80s

Tainted Love, an acclaimed cover band based in San Francisco, will bring a deep collection of ‘80s hits to the North Shore, including songs like Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cost: $25; $45 booth seat


4. Come Sail Away with Styx at the Montbleu

Legendary American rock band Styx, best known for melding pop rock and hard rock, will bring their bevy of hit songs — such as “Come Sail Away,” “Mr. Robot,” and “Show Me the Way” — to the South Shore on Friday night.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 18

Where: Montbleu Resort Lake Tahoe

Cost: $55.50 and up, plus fees


5. Zoo Station at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

Zoo Station, a U2 tribute band, will bring their repertoire of more than 150 U2 songs — from “With or Without You” to “Beautiful Day” — to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday night.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: Free


6. Kelly Bentson at Cottonwood

Soulful vocalist and classical acoustic rocker Kelly Bentson will bring her unique sound to Truckee for a free show Friday night.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 18

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

Cost: Free


7. Battlehooch at Moody’s

Battlehooch, a six-piece outfit from San Francisco, will unleash its cross-pollination of psychedelia and modern pop two nights in a row in downtown Truckee.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 18-19

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

Cost: Free


8. Paul Covarelli at River Ranch

Truckee guitarist Paul Covarelli, who plays everything from classic rock to southern rock, will perform free shows Friday and Saturday in Tahoe City.

When: 4-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 18-19

Where: River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, Tahoe City

Cost: Free


9. Boarding For Breast Cancer event at Sugar Bowl

The 10th annual “Shred The Love” — meant to inspire and promote a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means for breast cancer prevention — will take place Saturday at Sugar Bowl Resort. The day will include on-hill fun, live music, a silent auction and more with the proceeds benefiting Boarding For Breast Cancer.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Where: Sugar Bowl Resort, Norden

Cost: Athletes must donate a minimum of $25 to participate


10. Blues Monster at Bar of America

Blues Monster, a blues band from the North Lake Tahoe and Reno area, will bring their combination of R&B, funk, jazz and Chicago-style blues to downtown Truckee for a free show Friday at Bar of America.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 18

Where: Bar of America, Truckee

Cost: Free


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