Your Tahoe Weekend: Science-inspired art, pond skimming and more
May 4, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Artist Reception with Sara Smith
Riverside Studios will feature Sara Smith for this month’s First Friday artist showcase. Smith’s work is influenced by science, nature, human and animal social systems in a collection depicting a mother and bear cub.
When: Friday, May 5 | 5-8 p.m.
Where: Riverside Studios
2. South Pacific
Truckee High School drama club presents the famous Roger & Hammerstein musical South Pacific set in WWII. Guests will enjoy a raffle, silent auction and concessions at the show.
When: Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6 | 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 7 | 2 p.m.
Where: Truckee High School Theater
Cost: Adults: $15; Students & Seniors: $10
3. Hacienda de la Sierra
Celebrate the 31st Cinco de Mayo Bash at Hacienda de la Sierra in Incline Village, serving up great Mexican food and a fun night of dancing, live music, competitions, prize giveaways and more.
When: Friday, May 5 | 4 p.m.
Where: Hacienda de la Sierra
Cost: Free entertainment
4. A Day of Practice and Discussion
Explore mindfulness-based stress reduction with facilitators Jackie Griffin and Katie Merino Townsend practicing gentle movement, walking and sitting with guided meditation.
When: Saturday, May 6 | 9 a.m.
Where: For Goodness Sake
Cost: Free, pre-registration required
5. 27th annual Cushing Crossing
The long-anticipated event hits this weekend at Squaw Valley featuring a celebrity judge panel for the over-the-top pond skimming spectacular.
When: Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m.
Where: Squaw Valley
Cost: Free on-mountain event
6. Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Show
A must-see event presenting Pink Floyd’s music through 50,000 watts of concert quality sound set to cutting-edge laser and lighting effects.
When: Saturday, May 6 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South shore Room
Cost: $23 – $31
7. An Evening with Sierra Hull
The Crystal Bay Casino will set the stage for Sierra Hull to serenade a seated crowd with her mandolin and unique, beautiful sound. An after-party is to follow with Royal Jelly Jive.
When: Saturday, May 6| 9 p.m.
Where: Crystal Bay Club Crown Room
Cost: $20 plus ticket fees
8. Convergence: Truckee Dance Factory Showcase
Truckee Dance Factory is holding their first showcase with exciting, energetic performances by pre-professional companies: Quality Control, Inspire, and Floor Mechanix.
When: Sunday, May 7 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Olympic Valley Lodge
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
9. A Day of Healing Arts Fundraiser
Join in a day of fun events, including yoga, aerial fabrics, and budokon as a fundraiser for the performing arts. Chair massage, sauna and wax sessions are available in addition to local artisans.
When: Sunday, May 7 | 9a.m – 6 p.m.
Where: Tahoe Flow Arts Studio
Cost: Free entertainment
10. Community Benefit and Wine Tasting
Join in the elegant wine event with over $50,000 in goods and services offered along with delicious varietals and appetizers. Proceeds benefit local youth and social service programs.
When: Sunday, May 7 | 11a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge
Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door
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.