Your Tahoe Weekend: The makings for a fun-filled weekend |

Your Tahoe Weekend: The makings for a fun-filled weekend

Cassandra Walker |

Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

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1. Electrify Rock N’ Roll Burlesque

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe brings a performance of burlesque dance numbers to classic rock music spanning the ages for guests age 21 and over.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe | 50 US Hwy 50, Stateline, Nev.

When: Friday, Jan. 19 | 9 p.m.

Cost: $20


2. Ike & Martin Performance

Jake’s on the Lake invites guests to enjoy food, drinks, and live music presented by local favorites, Ike & Martin.

Where: Jake’s on the Lake | 780 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

When: Friday, Jan. 19 | 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Free entertainment


3. Free Wine Tasting

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub at Tahoe Donner invites guests age 21 and over to sip and savor various wines from Skinner Vineyards and Winery, free of charge, on Friday.

Where: The Lodge Restaurant & Pub | 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee

When: Friday, Jan. 19 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free


4. Dinner Show From the Old Streets of Truckee

Richard Blair entertains the crowd with original songs about Truckee’s rich history. Guests will enjoy appetizers from Smokey’s Kitchen and proceeds benefit the Tahoe Truckee School of Music.

Where: Art Truckee | 10072 Donner Pass Road., Truckee

When: Saturday, Jan. 20 | 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $55


5. Most Excellent Problems Performance

The Truckee High School Drama Club brings scenes and monologues to life during their performance, “Most Excellent Problems.” These students are preparing for an upcoming theater festival competition next month.

Where: Truckee High School Theater | 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: Thursday, Jan. 18 – Saturday, Jan. 20 | 7 p.m.

Cost: Adults: $10, Children & Seniors: $5


6. Winter Fireworks

Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show from Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows every Saturday through March.

Where: Squaw Valley | 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley

When: Saturday, Jan. 20 | 6 p.m.

Cost: Free event


7. Twilight Snowshoe Tour

Northstar California Resort welcomes guests to enjoy a guided snowshoe tour as the sun goes down. Equipment is available for rent.

Where: Northstar California Resort | 5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee

When: Saturday, Jan. 20 | 5-7 p.m.

Cost: Adults: $59, Children age 10-12: $41


8. Art of Mixology

Learn from cocktail mixologist experts to create classic cocktails in Manzanita Bar at The Ritz-Carlton. Advance reservations are required, guests must be 21 or older.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee

When: Sunday, Jan. 21 | 4-5 p.m.

Cost: $60 per person


9. USCSA Rail Jam Competition

Homewood will host a freestyle event series for collegiate athletes within the USCSA on Sunday from the Lakeview Terrain Park, which will be closed to the public.

Where: Homewood Mountain Resort | 5145 West Lake Blvd., Homewood

When: Sunday, Jan. 21 | 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: Free event with lift ticket or season pass.


10. International Ski for Light

Tahoe Donner will host Ski for Light, a week of skiing for visually impaired cross-country skiers around the world.

Where: Tahoe Donner XC | 15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee

When: Sunday, Jan. 21 – Sunday, Jan. 28

Cost: Weeklong event: $950 per person for double-occupancy; $1,265 for single-occupancy.


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

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