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Monthly Archives: August 2013

This Week in Tahoe

Special Events & Entertainment at Tahoe South

 Friday 8/30/13

Brad Paisley – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys 2013 Summer Concert Series: 6:00 PM. With Chris Young and Lee Brice. (775) 588-2411 www.harveystahoe.com/shows.html

The Improv at Harveys – Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Willie Barcena and Kat Simmons: 9:00pm, (800) 427-8397 www.HarveysTahoe.com

“Illusion Fusion” Starring Award-Winning Master Magician Alex Ramon at the Horizon Casino Resort:  8:00 PM Featuring mind-blowing illusions, slight-of-hand close-up, and unique, never-before-seen magic that defines the word “art”. (775) 588-6211.  Become a Facebook fan for prizes, contests and giveaways, www.facebook.com/IllusionFusion

“Heavenly Valley Days on Labor Day” Car Show at the Heavenly Village: August 30 – September 2.  Side walk sale, trophies, poker run, $40 package/$25 per day.  Open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Brought to you by Good Samaritans Safe Ride. (530) 541-7300. 1001 Heavenly Village Way www.goodsamsaferide.com

Kiwanis Community Fair at Heavenly Mountain’s Base Lodge: Fri. Sat. & Sun Aug. 30, 31 & Sep 1. Fun, family-centered weekend hosted by Kiwanis, Optimist, Boys & Girls Club, Choices for Children, Live Violence Free and Tahoe Turning Point to benefit local service clubs and non-profits who provide services to families and children in South Lake Tahoe. Carnival, with rides, games and a 40′ Ferris Wheel! Cooking, flower, preserve and local art competitions! Pine Cone Race! (530) 541-4594. 3860 Saddle Rd.

 

Saturday 8/31/13

The Mavericks at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe: South Shore Room 7:30 PM. (775) 588-6611. 15 US Hwy 50 www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows.html

The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race: The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race pits South Shore’s two Mississippi paddlewheelers, The Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II, in a four-mile race along the shoreline to determine the coveted Tahoe Cup and lake supremacy. Passengers can join the party aboard either boat for an only-at-Tahoe experience with memories, brunch and drink specials. Neither boat will go to Emerald Bay. The race begins at 11:00 AM. Tahoe Queen at Ski Run and the M.S. Dixie II at Zephyr Cove. A no-host bar is available. Parking at Ski Run Marina will be $10.00 per vehicle. $25 including brunch. (530) 543-6191 www.zephyrcove.com

The Improv at Harveys – Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Willie Barcena and Kat Simmons: 8:30 & 10:30pm, (800) 427-8397. www.HarveysTahoe.com

“Illusion Fusion” Starring Award-Winning Master Magician Alex Ramon at the Horizon Casino Resort:  8:00 PM Featuring mind-blowing illusions, slight-of-hand close-up, and unique, never-before-seen magic that defines the word “art”. (775) 588-6211. Become a Facebook fan for prizes, contests and giveaways, www.facebook.com/IllusionFusion

“Heavenly Valley Days on Labor Day” Car Show at the Heavenly Village: August 30 – September 2.  Side walk sale, trophies, poker run, $40 package/$25 per day.  Open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Brought to you by Good Samaritans Safe Ride.  (530) 541-7300. 1001 Heavenly Village Way www.goodsamsaferide.com

Kiwanis Community Fair at Heavenly Mountain’s Base Lodge: Fri. Sat. & Sun Aug. 30, 31 & Sep 1. Fun, family-centered weekend hosted by Kiwanis, Optimist, Boys & Girls Club, Choices for Children, Live Violence Free and Tahoe Turning Point to benefit local service clubs and non-profits who provide services to families and children in South Lake Tahoe. Carnival, with rides, games and a 40′ Ferris Wheel! Cooking, flower, preserve and local art competitions! Pine Cone Race! (530) 541-4594. 3860 Saddle Rd.

“The Male Room” – Lake Tahoe’s only all-Male Review at Blu Nightclub inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa: Doors 7:00 PM & Show 8:00 PM. Every Saturday, Blu Nightclub will transform into the ultimate spot for a girls night out, as handsome men with chiseled abs and barely visible costumes couple dynamic dance moves with up close and personal gestures to the pleasure of screaming women. Admission will just be $15 per person. (775) 586-2000.  55 Highway 50. www.montbleuresort.com

Boogie Nights at Blu Nightclub Inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa: Flash Dance Friday. Wear leg warmers or off the shoulder T-shirts and get in for free! Boogie the night away on our lighted dance floor while shaking your groove thing to the largest collections of disco balls you’ve ever seen! Doors: 9pm. Must be 21+. FREE admission with 70s/80s attire! (775) 588-3515. 55 Hwy 50. www.boogienightslaketahoe.com

 

Sunday 9/1/13  

Sample the Sierra – A farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine, and art in the Sierra Nevada: 1 – 5 pm. You’ve heard of the farm to fork movement, right? Imagine sipping a big bold El Dorado County wine, perfectly paired with fare from the region’s best chefs, prepared with fresh seasonal produce grown within a 100 miles from where you stand. Look forward to sampling award winning wines from the Sierra foothills including wines from returning vintners such as David Girard Vineyards, Shadow Ranch Winery, and Crystal Basin Cellars. Peruse booths with unique handmade products including jewelry, alpaca apparel, herbs, spices and gourmet chocolates. Enjoy live entertainment including music, storytellers and cooking demonstrations. (775) 588-1728 ext. 303 or email Emily@TahoeChamber.org Ski Run Blvd between Larch and Tamarack. www.samplethesierra.com 

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza: This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes and designs. The show features a simultaneous music broadcast that can be heard on local stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL – AM 1490. Show begins at 8:30pm. The fireworks are visible from all over town. Below are some of the sweet spots to get a front row seat:

•    The Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II: South Shore’s two Mississippi paddlewheelers offer a unique opportunity to view the light show from the water. Board the Tahoe Queen for a Dinner Dance Cruise or the M.S. Dixie II for a Fireworks Cruise. Both feature live entertainment and fantastic views of the evening’s display. Log onto www.laketahoecruises.com.

•    Nevada Beach: Located about two miles east of the Nevada casinos on Elk Point Road, Nevada Beach is the ideal setting for a family barbecue at the beach. A wide, sandy shoreline leads down to the sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe. Charcoal barbecues and picnic tables dot the beach. The view across the lake to the West Shore and Desolation Wilderness is unsurpassed. And the view of the fireworks display is one of the best in town.

•    Timber Cove Marina: Offering front row seating that fills up fast.

•    Bijou Community Park: Set back from the shoreline and boasts a skate park, disc golf course, dog park, golf course, and playground to keep the whole family entertained while holding your ideal viewing spot

•    The Tallac Historic Site: Off Emerald Bay Road, has an east-view perspective with nearby Baldwin Beach. For the more adventurous, the top of Mount Tallac offers a bird’s eye view of the fireworks extravaganza, but don’t forget your headlamp for the trek back down.

•    Edgewood-Tahoe:  Watch the fireworks show front and center from the beach to the south of Edgewood Tahoe’s clubhouse. www.EdgewoodTahoe.com

•    Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach:  Corner of Hwy 50 and Lakeview Ave.

Please respect the environment and only leave your footprints behind. (530) 544-5050
The Improv at Harveys – Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Willie Barcena and Kat Simmons: 9:00pm, (800) 427-8397 www.HarveysTahoe.com

“Illusion Fusion” Starring Award-Winning Master Magician Alex Ramon at the Horizon Casino Resort:  8:00 PM Featuring mind-blowing illusions, slight-of-hand close-up, and unique, never-before-seen magic that defines the word “art”. (775) 588-6211.  Become a Facebook fan for prizes, contests and giveaways, www.facebook.com/IllusionFusion

“Heavenly Valley Days on Labor Day” Car Show at the Heavenly Village: August 30 – September 2.  Side walk sale, trophies, poker run, $40 package/$25 per day.  Open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Brought to you by Good Samaritans Safe Ride.  (530) 541-7300. 1001 Heavenly Village Way www.goodsamsaferide.com

Kiwanis Community Fair at Heavenly Mountain’s Base Lodge: Fri. Sat. & Sun Aug. 30, 31 & Sep 1. Fun, family-centered weekend hosted by Kiwanis, Optimist, Boys & Girls Club, Choices for Children, Live Violence Free and Tahoe Turning Point to benefit local service clubs and non-profits who provide services to families and children in South Lake Tahoe. Carnival, with rides, games and a 40′ Ferris Wheel! Cooking, flower, preserve and local art competitions! Pine Cone Race! (530) 541-4594. 3860 Saddle Rd.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show from Brooks’ Deck at Edgewood Tahoe:  6:30 PM. Plan to enjoy an amazing Labor Day buffet and watch the fireworks show front and center from the beach and Brooks’ Deck at Edgewood Tahoe’s clubhouse. This year’s event will be a superior, exclusive event with limited tickets available. (775) 588-2787. 100 Lake Parkway.  www.edgewood-tahoe.com/latest-news/221-labor-day-fireworks-show

Fireworks Dinner Dance Cruise Aboard The M.S. Dixie II: Boarding at about 5:30 PM. Departing Zephyr Cove Resort at 6:00 PM and returning at 9:30 PM. Live entertainment and fantastic views of the evening’s display. Book early… these cruises sell out quickly! $129 for Adults or Children. (530) 543-6191. 760 Hwy 50. www.zephyrcove.com

Fireworks Dinner Dance Cruise Aboard The Tahoe Queen: Boarding at about 6:00 PM. Departing Ski Run Marina at 6:30 PM and returning after the Fireworks show approximately 9:30 PM. Live entertainment, dinner and fantastic views of the evening’s display. Book early… these cruises sell out quickly! $129 for Adults or Children. (530) 543-6191. 900 Ski Run Blvd. www.zephyrcove.com

Tips from a Local

Having lived in Lake Tahoe for 15 years we have seen many restaurants come and go.  Just recently some friends and I revisited one of our former Lake Tahoe favorites – The Beacon Bar and Grill located at Camp Richardson.  We went for “Wild Wednesday” – a local tradition and a good reason to take a few hours off work and enjoy why we call Tahoe home!  The Beacon is located on the beach – and features live music most days during the summer.  It is the home of the “Rum Runner” – which also happens to be at a special price on Wild Wednesday.  Try the Calamari, we think it is the best in town – or the Lobster and Shrimp Po’ Boy.  It’s the best you will get this side of N’awlins.

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

Lake in the Sky Air Show – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 23 – 25 at the Lake Tahoe Airport. Celebrate the biggest and best air show in the High Sierra! Fun for the whole Family. Beer & Wine Garden. Read more

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Boil ‘n Fry Day – Lake Tahoe Crawfish Music FestivalSaturday, August 24 MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. Crawfish fresh from Lake Tahoe will be paired with a Wild Side outdoor concert and carnival lawn games, served against a backdrop of the beautiful Sierra Nevada and a sunset you can’t match anywhere else in the world. Read more

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Tahoe Show Body Building Championships – Saturday, August 24. Lake Tahoe Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure & Fitness Championship in the MontBleu Convention Center. Read more

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The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race – Saturday, August 31. This will be the 21st match up in the “battle of the paddle” with the Dixie holding an 12-8 edge. Passengers can sign up for either boat, and during the race enjoy brunch. Read more

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Sample the Sierra – Sunday, September 1. A farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine, and art in the Sierra Nevada. Read more

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Labor Day Weekend Fireworks – Sunday, September 1. This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes and designs. Read more

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Tahoe GeoTourism Expo – Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8. Showcasing the Treasures of Tahoe through unique Geotourism adventures. Read more

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Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue – Ride to cure diabetes, Sunday, September 8. Tour de Tahoe around the Lake offers spectacular scenery, great food and support. A great opportunity to enjoy the end of Summer on the roadways around Lake Tahoe. Read more

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Lodging Specials for Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day in Lake Tahoe!  Stay 2 nights get the 3rd night FREE – at any of the following properties for Next Weekend - August 30- Sept 2!   Call us at (800) 698-2463 to take advantage of this special offer!

2498 Talbot – 2498T
2498 Talbot This spacious deluxe home is perfect for large families. Some of the many amenities include 3 TVs, 3 DVD players and an upgraded décor. Wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and forest can be…More information

Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps 10
2530 Talbot Avenue – 2530T
2530 Talbot Avenue You’ll definitely enjoy your mountain vacation in this rustic Tahoe home. Located near some of this area’s best mountain bike trails, as well as within 4 miles of Heavenly Ski Resort – you can’t beat…More information

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps 10
2543 Knox Avenue – 2543K
2543 Knox Avenue This newer centrally located home is a great place for a summer getaway or a winter ski trip. Amenities include 4 TVs (2 flat panels), a private hot tub, and a fenced back yard. A freestanding gas s…More information

Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
2288 Barton Avenue – 2288B
2288 Barton Avenue This spacious three bedroom home is packed with fun features. You will appreciate the convenience of a gas fireplace and game room equipped with a pool table. With room for ten, this house is a great…More information

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps 10
1870 Bella Coola Drive – 1870B
1870 Bella Coola Drive This mountain themed chalet provides a true Tahoe experience! Decorated with casual alpine touches, this home will be the perfect base for your next vacation. An open living area and a pool table in…More information

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps 10
2082 Lukins Way – 2082L
2082 Lukins Way This cozy cabin, nestled among the pines is waiting for your next vacation! It is perfect for Honeymooners, couples looking to get away from it all, or a small family retreat! The many amenities incl…More information

Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps 6
2233 Mewuk Drive – 2233M
2233 Mewuk Drive This cozy Tahoe cabin is a perfect place for a mountain getaway. Open beam ceilings, a wood burning stove, and a private hot tub are a few of the great features. Amenities include two TVs, a VCR, and…More information

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps 9
2644 William Avenue – 2644W
2644 William Avenue Convenient Cabin Minutes from Heavenly, Casinos and Beach~ You and your family or friends can enjoy a quiet stay in this residential cabin. Imagine a peaceful evening in front of the fireplace….More information

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps 8
3689 Spruce Avenue – 3689S
3689 Spruce Avenue This six bedroom cabin is perfect for a large group or family gathering. Amenities include a wood burning fireplace, 7 TV’s including a 46 inch flat screen in the living room, and a media room with…More information

Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps 16
930 Rubicon Trail – 930RT
930 Rubicon Trail You’ll have a great stay in this spacious Tahoe home. Amenities include a private hot tub, 2 TVs, 2 VCRs and a DVD player. The back yard also features a gas barbecue perfect for an afternoon gathering..More information

Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps 8