Your Tahoe Weekend: SnowFest! begins, Great Ski Race and more!
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
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1. Brave the Shave
Join the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation in partnership with St. Baldrick’s for the “Brave the Shave” fundraising event where children with cancer collect “pledges” or financial support to shave their heads.
When: Friday, March 3 | 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: Heavenly Mountain Resort, South Lake Tahoe
2. North Lake Tahoe SnowFest! 2017
The 36th annual celebration brings 10 days and nights of events at area resorts including events, parades, races, parties, concerts and theater performances. This Saturday’s big events are in Tahoe City (parade) and Gar Woods in Carnelian Bay (polar bear swim).
When: Friday, March 3 to Sunday, Mar. 12
Where: Varies by event
Cost: Varies by event
3. Arts for the Schools presents: The Second City
Enjoy an evening of comedy with The Second City comedy troupe that launched the careers of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and hundreds more. You’ll be laughing from start to finish; recommended ages 18+.
When: Friday, March 3 | 7 p.m.
Where: North Tahoe Event Center
Cost: General admission: $25; Seniors: $20; VIP: $30-$35
4. Ski for MS at Squaw Valley
This day-long fundraising event will bring skiers and riders together to help people with MS and their families thrive.
When: Saturday, March 4 | 8 a.m.
Where: Squaw Valley
Cost: $25 per person
5. Dancing with the Tahoe Stars
The 5th annual event benefits Tahoe Arts Project and features 10 South Shore stars who will dance with 10 professional partners. Enjoy moves from west coast swing, Bollywood, samba, country, salsa, musical theater, hip-hop, jazz and the pasa doble.
When: Saturday, March 4 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Montbleu Resort, Stateline
Cost: Adults: $25, Children: $10
6. Uphill/Downhill Dash
Earn your turns by skinning, snowshoeing or running to the top of the mountain at Diamond Peak, then ski or snowboard down. A less competitive, recreational course will also be available.
When: Saturday, March 4 | All day, 6:30 a.m. registration
Where: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village
Cost: Entry fee $10
7. Girls Science Club Workshop
Encourage girls’ interest in science with KidZone’s Science Club observing and experimenting in various science and engineering projects.
When: Saturday, March 4 | Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: KidZone Museum, Truckee
Cost: $175 for 5 Saturdays
8. The Show Ponies
Unwind with a cocktail to the smooth sounds of The Show Ponies, performing energetic, soulful music influenced by the folk genre — this is sure to be a swinging good time.
When: Saturday, March 4 | 10 p.m.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room
9. The Great Ski Race
This is the main fundraising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, a nonprofit and all-volunteer organization. Join in on this year’s 40th annual race, one of the largest cross-country ski races west of the Mississippi.
When: Sunday, March 5 | All day
Where: Tahoe City to Truckee
Cost: Adults $70; 18 and under $25 (cost increases day of race)
10. Art of Mixology
Use freshly cut herbs, classic ingredients and infused liquors as The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe teaches you to craft three cocktails paired with appetizers. 24-hour advance reservations required.
When: Sunday, March 5 | 3-4 p.m.
Where: Manzanita restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Cost: $50 per person
Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at email@example.com, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.