Not sure how to spend another perfect bluebird weekend in sunny Lake Tahoe? Surprise surprise, there’s a whole bunch of happenings going on in the area, and if laying out on the beach isn’t enough, maybe it’s one of these activities that will get you going!
–The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is in full swing. This year’s performance is of the classic, Twelfth Night. If you’re interested check out laketahoeshakespeare.com for more details. Options are open for both Saturday and Sunday.
-Maybe you’re down with Science Fiction? If you are, you are one stoked dude or dudette! Well, you’re probably a dude, but nonetheless the Science Fiction Convention is in Reno. Check out their page for more details and get ready for some serious Star Trek talk.
–Squaw Valley USA Pro/AM Disc Golf Tournament. For two days, this Saturday and Sunday, Squaw is hosting their first ever PDGA Sanctioned C Tournament. The tourny will consist of two rounds of disc golf, 18 holes each, with one round played each day.
-How about a Greek Festival? For traditional music, food, and dancing head on down to Reno and get your Greek on!
–Mom’s and annoying wife’s, are you paying attention yet? Good. The Boatwork’s Mall is having an Arts and Crafts Festival. This is guaranteed enjoyment for you when you strategically rope your significant others into this one.
-Northstar Mountain Run (Saturday only). The Third Annual Northstar Mountain Run is a 10.2 kilometer (what, is this not America?) race that starts in their Village, and ends at the top of Mt. Pluto. You can hike down after the race, get a ride down from the lifts, or get off the mountain with some help from Shaun White’s entourage of private helicopter-planes (make sure you call about that last one). The only thing we’re not sure of, besides that last option for getting off the mountain, is how it’s called a Mountain Run if the mountain is flat? Well, we’re confused, but check out their website for more details anyway.
–Reno Gay Pride Festival. The largest annual LGBT event in Northern Nevada (bigger than Burning Man?) kicks off their festivities at Wingfield Park, 11 a.m, Saturday.
–Wanna learn something about bats? Then you might want to check out Saturday’s lecture at the Fish Hatchery entitled, “Bats, Masters of the Night”. The lecture starts at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Environmental Research Facility in Tahoe City.
-Looking to sharpen those cooking skills? Stellas in Truckee, located at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, is hosting a demonstration class from 11 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. this Saturday. The focus will be on flavorful salads and wine pairings. Price includes wine tastings and lunch. Call for more details, (530) 582-5655.
–Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic. Housed at the Northstar Bike Park, join LUNA pro Marla Streb for a women’s only downhill clinic from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $150 per person, or $110 for any females that have a 2011 Mountain Bike Park Season Pass. Price includes mountain bike lift ticket, lunch, and personal instruction. Space is limited to 10 people. Click on www.active.com to sign up or for more details.
–Reno is going off this Saturday, especially if you’re a cowboy! Head over to the beautiful Hawkins Ampitheater for this years Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering . Of course there will be country-western music, some cowboy poetry, and even some stand-up comedy, cowboy style, to entertain the masses. It might just be worth a visit for the BBQ dinner. Food starts being served at 4:30, with doors opening at 5:30, and performances starting at 6:30. Check out their website for more information.
–Northstar Adult Golf Clinic. There’s Adult Golf Clinics held at Northstar each Sunday throughout the summer. Click here for more details.
–Concert on Commons Beach! Come party with the rest of us this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. This week is Mama’s Cookin and the Dead Winter Carpenters. Always fun, always free! Thank You Tahoe City!
–Wildflower Hike at High Camp with a Naturalist. This Sunday, meet at 10:40 a.m. at the cable car. From Squaw: “This hike will focus more on alpine botany than on covering terrain, but with all the remaining snow, the group may have to hike around a bit to find patches of vegetation. Steve Matson and Will Richardson will co-lead. Difficulty/Elevation Gain: mostly rolling and easy. Hikers should arrive 10 minutes early to purchase Cable Car ticket and meet the group. All hikes start at High Camp, el. 8,200’ and last approximately 2 hours. Following the hike spend the day at High Camp, a mountaintop oasis offering fun for the whole family. Last Cable Car down is at 5pm. Hikes are limited to 30 participants. Please contact Will Richardson for registration and for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org; 530.587.6895″.
Well if that’s not an ecclectic lineup of events, we don’t know what is. Of course you can always just go for a swim, do some rock climbing, take a hike, or just sit in your yard and watch the stars come out after sunset. Whatever you do, just make sure you have fun, and throw a raddness yell in there whenever appropriate (or not)!