Your Tahoe Weekend: Tom Sims Retro event, Alibi beer tastings and more | SierraSun.com

Your Tahoe Weekend: Tom Sims Retro event, Alibi beer tastings and more

Participate in Tahoe Donner's Skogsloppet cross-country race and fundraiser this Sunday.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at cwalker@sierrasun.com.

1. Winter Lecture Series – Franc Casey and Friends

Tahoe Maritime Museum presents a lecture series, this event will feature Franc Casey and Friends. Guests can expect to hear inspiring stories about wooden boats in this second of a two-part series.

When: Friday, March 24 | 5 p.m.

Where: Tahoe Maritime Museum, Tahoe City

Cost: Free

Online: tahoemaritimemuseum.org

2. 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Enjoy award winning environmental and adventure films that support local activism. The event promotes taking action in environmental responsibility and will feature a silent auction, special guests, an Activism Area and VIP section and benefits the Sierra Nevada Alliance and Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership.

When: Friday, March 24 | 7-10 p.m.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Stateline

Cost: Ticket package costs vary

Online: sierranevadaalliance.org

3. Alibi Ale Works Beer Tasting at New Moon

Taste delicious craft brews from Incline Village-based Alibi Ale Works and have a look at all of the healthy options New Moon has to offer. This event benefits the Sierra Avalanche Center to fund backcountry avalanche forecasting in Tahoe.

When: Friday, March 24 | 5-8 p.m.

Where: New Moon Natural Foods, Truckee

Cost: $10, age 21+ only

Online: sierraavalanchecenter.org

4. March Madness Basketball Viewing

Head to the Vinyl Showroom on the South Shore for drink specials, HD projections screens and multiple HD TVs. Reserved seating and sports book betting is available for this weekend’s NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games.

When: Friday-Sunday, March 24-26

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: Free viewing

Online: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

5. Tom Sims Retro World Championship

Boreal Mountain Resort hosts a two-day event in celebration and as tribute to Tom Sims’ legacy — 40 years of SIMS Snowboards. The event lasts all weekend long and has different tiers to register for based on how old your board is.

When: Friday-Sunday, March 24-26

Where: Boreal Mountain Resort

Cost: $75 – $150, depending on division entered.

Online: rideboreal.com

6. Tahoe Trees in Watercolor & Mixed Media

This art workshop teaches participants to create a collage of fun and interesting trees using mixed media. No previous painting or drawing skills are necessary and all supplies to create your masterpiece are included in the class.

When: Saturday, March 25 | 3-5:30 p.m.

Where: Atelier Truckee

Cost: $55

Online: ateliertruckee.com

7. Conversations with History: An Evening with Greg Palmer

Don’t miss this speaker series featuring Greg Palmer’s stories on the first wagons over the Sierra Nevada. The discussion will cover the Stephens Townsend Murphy Party of 1844, known as the “Lost Party,” as guests enjoy refreshments for purchase.

When: Saturday, March 25 | 5 p.m.

Where: Donner Memorial State Park

Cost: $5 donation kindly requested

Online: http://www.sierrastateparks.org

8. Sneaky Creatures Concert

Described as “an unusual blend of rock, jazz and Dixieland funk” this is one show not to miss. The septet is from Kings Beach and is sure to get you on your feet.

When: Saturday, March 25 | 10 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

9. Skogsloppet Cross-Country Ski Race

Skogsloppet, Norwegian for “race through the forest,” invites all to join a cross-country ski race fundraiser for Truckee’s Middle and High School Nordic ski teams. The event is in its 25th year and will be along a fun 15-kilometer course.

When: Sunday, March 26 | 7:30-11 a.m.

Where: Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Ski Center

Cost: Adults: $30, 19 and under: $20 ($10 more on race day)

Online: tahoedonner.com

10. Free Après Ski Flow at Wanderlust

Join in on this free community yoga class sponsored by Clif Bar. The poses will focus on hips, low-back and hamstrings as well as all other essential ski muscles, tuning in on breath and alignment.

When: Sunday, March 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Wanderlust Yoga Studio, Village at Squaw Valley

Cost: Free

Online: squawalpine.com