This week’s action: Boats, art and bikes around the lake this weekend (opinion) |

This week’s action: Boats, art and bikes around the lake this weekend (opinion)

Caitlin Row
Tribune Managing Editor
The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is planned for this weekend on Tahoe's West Shore.
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This weekend is all about relaxation — some lake time, dog time and down time while enjoying all that Tahoe has to offer.

Looking for your own zen-tertainment this weekend? I suggest downloading the free Viridi app to your smartphone. It’s fun (and strangely soothing) — with a focus on building a succulent garden, watering it and watching it grow with daily attention. iTunes describes Viridi as “a safe haven,” and “a place you can return to for a moment of peace and quiet whenever, and wherever you need it.

“While not fully realistic (they’re very forgiving), your succulents will require some maintenance and can die from over- or under-watering. Name your favorite plants, give them special care and attention, and they might even flower for you.”

Lake Tahoe Basin offers some family friendly, relaxing fun as well, spanning boats, arts and music.

Here are three weekend picks:


Head to Tahoe’s West Shore for the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, a big wooden boat show spanning Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13.


It’s a bit of a drive, but worth it all the same — Incline Village Fine Art Festival is planned for North Shore’s Preston Field Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14.


There is a full event schedule for the south end of Lake Tahoe this week, including Lionel Richie performing on Saturday, the Meyers Mountain Bike Festival Saturday and Sunday, and the Steve Miller Band Thursday.

Pick up Lake Tahoe Action, publishing Fridays, around the South Shore or read entertainment stories online:

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