This week’s action: Sope, skateboards and supergroups this week (opinion) |

This week’s action: Sope, skateboards and supergroups this week (opinion)

You may very well find yourself having the same facial expressions as these kids if you attend this year's El Bowlrrito skateboard competition.
Adam Jensen / File Photo |

It’s been said that Lake Tahoe doesn’t have much of a spring, that winter turns to summer before you know it; but spring has been making more of an appearance in recent years with thunderstorms in May and June. The storms aren’t always a buzzkill because they usually only affect a relatively small area. When they do open up, however, the amount of rain they bring can be downright impressive. Thunderstorms are expected though the weekend at the South Shore, so it’s probably good to keep an eye on the weather. Here are a couple (indoor) picks for this weekend:

Cinco De Mayo

Bill Martinez, executive director of the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center, had me sold on the nonprofit’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration as soon as he mentioned the food. Los Mexicanos, Tacos Por Favor Catering, Jalisco Grill and Taqueria Jalisco will contribute to the annual celebration at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Lodge. There’s plenty more going on at the Friday event as well, but I’d set up next to the buffet.

El Bowlritto

The level of skateboarding at this annual competition, located at the Skatehouse Skate Park Saturday, is likely to blow your mind. Skaters come from around the region to compete and are sure to shred Skatehouse’s bowl in ways not yet imagined. The venue provides up-close spectating, a half dozen bands are set to perform and the after-parties go through Sunday.


A supergroup reunion is going down at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, and for anyone who likes rock music, it will be one not to miss. Chickenfoot added a second South Shore Room show Sunday after Saturday’s show sold out. There were still tickets available to the second show Wednesday afternoon.

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at

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