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Adam Jensen: Checking in — It’s what the cool kids do

Lavish Green will close out this year's Live at Lakeview series Aug. 27.
Adam Jensen | File photo

So much to do. So much to do. Even though there are signs summer is coming to a close, like some of the concerts wrapping up and schools getting started, there’s still plenty going on at Lake Tahoe this week. Looks like it will be another weekend of near-perfect weather, as well, so don’t be bashful in scratching off those outdoor to-do items.

Given the recent case of a missing Lake Tahoe paddleboarder turning up in Missouri, a friendly reminder: when heading outside, please let someone know where you’re going, when you’ll be back and check in when you return. These simple, common-sense safety measures can save a lot of headaches.

Also, a young bear got pretty bold in trying to break into my house this week. I’ve never really found a reason to be afraid of black bears, but be aware that they’re out there in search of food and getting ready for winter. Treat your trash accordingly.

Here are some of my picks for this upcoming week at Lake Tahoe:

Kanekoa

This Hawaiian act sounds super interesting and pretty much ideal for a relaxing Sunday. I was sold on the show when I read “electric ukulele.” The performance takes place Sunday at Tahoe Paradise Park, which is a great off-the-beaten path spot to spend some time. More information on the show is available on page 11.

Triple Crown of Bartending

Talking to Mike Peron of FNCTN, it sounds like the last leg of this bartending competition is going to be a great time. It’s got an “Iron Chef”-like twist, with secret ingredients thrown into the mix at the last minute. Bartenders are perpetually on their toes, and this competition looks like it will put that ability to a test. Plus, for those of drinking age, you’ll get to sip some drinks you’ve likely never had before. The event takes place Sunday at Steamers Bar & Grill. More on page 16.

D.L. Bliss STATE Park

The first time I made it out to D.L. Bliss a few years back, I ended up being shocked I had waited so long. The state park provides short walks to stunning views from cliffs above the lake. It’s a worthy item for anyone’s bucket list. It can be busy in the summer, so it’s probably best to get out there early if you’re going to need to park a car. Author Mark McLaughlin has more on page 18.

Live at Lakeview

Lavish Green brought the house down at their 20th anniversary show last month at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. I imagine they intend to do the same Thursday when they close out this year’s Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series. The concert series has the best backdrop in the world, and you’re bound to run into someone you know or make new friends. South Shore powerhouse Black Star Safari opens the gig, so there will be four hours of homegrown South Shore music to enjoy. It’ll be a good time no doubt. There’s more on Thursday’s show on page 11.

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at ajensen@tahoedailytribune.com.


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