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Your Tahoe Weekend: SnowFest! in Kings Beach, Tainted Love and more!

Cassandra Walker cwalker@sierrasun.com

TAHOE-TRUCKEE — 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 cwalker@sierrasun.com.

1. North Lake Tahoe SnowFest! 2017

The 36th annual celebration continues this weekend with the culmination of 10 days and nights of events across the North Shore. This weekend, Kings Beach is on display, with a parade set for 11:30 a.m. in downtown highlighting the festivities.

When: Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12

Where: Varies by event

Cost: Varies by event

Online: tahoesnowfestival.com

2. Golden Reunion Weekend at Diamond Peak

All past Diamond Peak employees are invited back for a fun weekend of events, reminiscing and live music as part of the ski resort’s 50th anniversary celebration.

When: Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12

Where: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village

Cost: $50 for past employees who register in advance

Online: diamondpeak.com

3. 2017 Audi FIS World Cup

Squaw Valley will host the women’s Audi FIS World Cup event all weekend long, featuring slalom and giant slalom races from the world’s best skiers, live music, shopping, fireworks and more.

When: Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12

Where: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Cost: Free events, free music, free transportation

Online: squawalpine.com

4. Opening Reception for ‘Image Nation’ Display

The Truckee Public Arts Commission will host an open opening reception is planned for its spring 2017 art display, Image Nation, featuring photos, self portraits and pictures of Nevada County veterans’ hands. Wine will be served along with yummy nibbles.

When: Friday, March 10 | 5-7 p.m.

Where: Truckee Community Recreation Center

Cost: Free

Online: facebook.com/truckeepublicartscommission

5. Todd Morgan Live at Cottonwood Restaurant

Enjoy the retro rock sounds of Todd Morgan as you savor delicious dishes in the cozy and elegant atmosphere at Cottonwood.

When: Friday, March 10 | 7 p.m.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee

Cost: Free music, pay for food/drinks

Online: cottonwoodrestaurant.com

6. Winter Beach Party

Start welcoming warmer temperatures with some tropical fun, live music, food specials, games and a snow sculpture contest at Tahoe Donner in northern Truckee.

When: Saturday, March 11 | noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Cost: Free event

Online: tahoedonner.com

7. Tainted Love at the CBC

Head over to the Crystal Bay Casino for a fun night of live musical entertainment performed by Tainted Love, an acclaimed ’80s music cover band hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area.

When: Saturday, March 11 | 9 p.m.

Where: Crown Room, Crystal Bay Casino

Cost: $25 + ticket fees

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

8. Snow Camping 101

Join this backcountry skills course led by the TRTA and learn to approach your winter camping activities safely and comfortably with weather and trip planning, leave no trace practices, backcountry cooking and keeping warm.

When: Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, March 12

Where: Tahoe Meadows, north of Incline Village

Cost: Non-TRTA Members: $100; TRTA Members: $85

Online: tahoerimtrail.org

9, 13th Annual ‘I-Did-A-Run’ Dog Pull Race

Wind down North Lake Tahoe’s SnowFest! 2017 with this canine and crowd favorite, which also raises money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Dogs of all sizes will compete by weight class in a sled pull for prizes.

When: Sunday, March 12 | Registration at noon, race at 1 p.m.

Where: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Cost: $20 per dog, includes a goody bag for the pup

Online: tahoedonner.com

10. Something Blue Wedding Expo

The expo will feature top Tahoe wedding vendors for florists, DJs, bakeries and local venues. Get ideas and rates for wedding plans leave with a keepsake gift bag.

When: Sunday, March 12 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa, Stateline

Cost: $10 at the door

Online: montbleuresort.com

Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at cwalker@sierrasun.com, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.




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