The opening of a new play, a fun night of music with Solid Air and the Wa She Shu It’deh Festival are all happening this week as a part of the Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival.
One of our most exciting summer events, The Wa She Shu It’deh Native American Arts Festival, sponsored by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, will take place at the Valhalla Grand Hall and lawn. You will not want to miss the basket weaving competition with more than 14 different categories. The Washoe are highly regarded for their master craftsmanship of baskets. In addition to the basket-weaving display and competition, there will be dancing and drumming performances, numerous native artists and performers, hand game demonstrations, cultural activities and Native crafts.
The festival will take place July 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
This event is free to the public.
Also this weekend is the opening of “Better Late,” a funny play from Larry Gelbart, the writer of the TV series “M*A*S*H” and the award-nominated screenplay “Tootsie.” It will be performed July 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Valhalla is also thrilled to welcome back the sounds of Solid Air, a music group based north of San Francisco and led by co-founders Allegra Broughton (vocals, guitar) and Sam Page (vocals, bass, baritone slide guitar). They have eight albums, including the Grammy-nominated CD “Solid Air: Allegra Broughton & Sam Page” and a song on Nina Gerber’s 2007 CD “Good Music with Good People.”
The band will perform July 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Ginger Nicolay-Davis is the president of the Tahoe Tallac Association Board of Directors. Her column appears in Lake Tahoe Action during the Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival.