Lily Baran
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January 15, 2014
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Tahoe Players expands offerings to include community arts

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With so many outdoor activities at Lake Tahoe, things to do indoors, while appreciated, are limited — especially when it comes to arts and culture.

Tahoe Players has branched out from providing youth services in dance and drama and has created an awe-inspiring, all-inclusive community arts center at 920 Incline Way, now encompassing suites B, C, D and E.

The center boasts a brand new visual arts studio, music room, indoor play areas, reading/writing suite and large dance floor, which all can be used by all ages.

In addition to a host of new classes such as piano, guitar, theater, painting, singing and dance, the arts center is fashioned to provide a fun place for youth to meet after school.

It is also a place for parents of young children to play when they find themselves in need of an outing, parties, live music, conversation or community events. Tahoe Players invites anyone to host, teach, learn, volunteer, inspire, or interact with the arts center because the arts are for everyone.

Tahoe Players Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of others and attendance of our theatrical productions, such as our recent smash hits, “Les Miserables” and “Shrek The Musical.”

Two generous donations have been given toward improvements needed to open the center, but we are still in very great need of funding to help secure operational costs.

By increasing proficiency in music, theater, dance, cinema, recording, and visual and digital media, Tahoe Players will continue to add value, growth and culture to the community and its members.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Brews and Blues, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 20 — Live band hosted by Tristan Selzler. $15 admission or $6 donation and a six pack of beer to mix and match with your friends. Sit-ins welcome. Children’s activities and adult supervision provided next door for $5/hour.

Movies & Munchies, 7-10 p.m., Jan. 17 — Watch the award winning film based on the New York Times bestselling book, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Food and drinks are provided during the movie and a discussion about the film will be held after. Admission $5.

High Tea Party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 18 — Savor some delicious teas while learning proper tea etiquette and history. A perfect mommy-and-me event for ages up to 10 years. Suggested donation $10 per family.

Merlot and Monet, 5-8 p.m., Jan. 24 — Enjoy a night out with friends while you drink wine and let your creative juices flow. All painting supplies, wine and light instruction for all experience levels is provided for $20. Ages 21+ Children’s activities and adult supervision provided next door for $5 per child per hour.

Glow in the Dark Dance Party, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 — Have a blast with friends and classmates. Come dance to a live DJ while Tahoe Players provides glow-sticks, snacks, refreshments and constant adult supervision with a $10 admission. Middle School party is Jan. 31; Elementary School is Feb. 1.

Hip-Hop Open Mic, 6-10 p.m., Jan. 25 — Enjoy an entertaining night with friends of hip-hop music, dancing and freestyle competitions. Suggested $5 donation for students / suggested $10 donation for adults. Ages 16+ (BYOB for 21+).

Lily Baran is executive director of Tahoe Players. To learn more, or how to donate, visit www.tahoeplayers.org.


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