While Tahoe resorts are blowing sham snow at witching hours, residents of the South Shore are frantically stamping out their last leg of hiking and mountain biking before Mother Nature’s snowfall. More and more, locals are retreating indoors after sunset to the comfort of warm recipes and hot beverages. This November, South Lake Tahoe’s venders and organizations dig the hibernation vibe, offering cozy indoor activities, such as wine tasting and gastronomy extravaganzas as well as films, plays, live music, and “Pray for Snow” parties that will heat up any ski bum counting down the days till powder.
Award-Winning Documentary “FLOW”
Where: Lake Tahoe Community College’s Aspen Room
When: Thursday, November 12th, 6:30 p.m.
LTCC’s Geology Club and Library presents Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary, “Flow.” The film investigates one of the most significant environmental issues of the new millennium – The World Water Crisis. Salina exposes the increasing privatization of the world’s declining fresh water reserves through a series of interviews with scientists and activists, all the while, petitioning the lingering question “Can anyone truly own water?”
The Importance of Being Earnest
Where: Duke Theatre, Lake Tahoe Community College
When: Thursday – Saturday
- Nov 12 – 14 and Nov 19-21 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov 22 matinee at 2 p.m.
Cost: $7 general admission, $5 seniors, $4 LTCC student body cardholders
Take a seat in Lake Tahoe Community College’s Duke Theater for Oscar Wilde’s beloved classic romantic comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” put on by LTCC’s Theatre Department. Laugh as Jack, a frequent runaway from his mundane country life, makes numerous visits to his new love Gwendolen in the city, under a fabricated brother façade, conveniently named Earnest. Meanwhile, Jack’s buddy Algernon is leather tramping around the country, also under the fictitious name Earnest, and becomes enamored with Jack’s ward, Cecily. Without a doubt, LTCC’s presentation of Wilde’s stealth-loaded plotline, witty dialogue and comical characters, will leave viewers red in the face from laughter.
Sierra-at-Tahoe Pray for Snow Party
Where: Murphy’s Irish Pub
When: Thursday, November 12th
- 6 p.m. – Sierra-at-Tahoe and Double Whammy season pass holders only
- 7 p.m. – Doors open to the public
- 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Snow Calling Contests
Sierra-at-Tahoe gives back to their loyal season pass holders, sponsoring free appetizers and drinks at Murphy’s Irish Pub, starting at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., doors open to the public and the waiting-for-winter bash begins with live DJ performances on the back deck along side an outdoor mini ramp where local skaters can do their thing.
The snow-call contest begins at 8 p.m. Sierria-at-Tahoe is calling all local singers, dancers, musicians, yodelers, rappers, poets and other talents to grace the floors of Murphy’s Irish Pub on November 12th. Snow rituals are judged on volume, audience involvement, and creativity. The winner of the snow-call contest will receive a 2010 Sierra-at-Tahoe season pass! Other contests will follow, awarding gear from DC, Skull, Candy, Nikita, Vex, Opal, and Powderhouse.
Soroptimist International “An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting”
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Convention Center
When: Friday, November 13th, 6 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Must be 21 to attend
Take this opportunity to give back to the community! Voted “Best of Tahoe” year after year, the annual food and wine tasting event will feature tasty respite from 18 plus local restaurants as well as 32 wineries and breweries. In addition to toothsome wine and food pairings, a silent auction and raffle will take place.
Tickets can be purchased from a Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe member or through a mail-in fax ticket order form.
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe has been a long-time philanthropist to women and children in the South Shore community, via educational scholarships, youth activity sponsorships, and donations to the Lake Tahoe Women’s Center.
Where: Harrah’s South Shore Room
When: Saturday, November 14th, 7:30 P.M.
Witness illustrious guitar legend and eight-time-Grammy-winner Jose Feliciano in Harrah’s massive South Shore Room on November 14th. Internationally acclaimed as “the greatest living guitarist,” Feliciano was one of the first Latin musicians to break into the English music industry. Guitar Player Magazine tagged him with a “Best Pop Guitarist” title, adding him to their “Gallery of the Greats.”
Jose has showcased his talent all over the world, accompanying many top-notch symphonic orchestras, like the London Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Born blind in 1945, Jose breathes life into the modern music industry, demonstrating that bona fide talent is still rewarded.
The Fresh Ketch Pray For Snow Party
Where: The Fresh Ketch
When: Wednesday, November 18th at 8 p.m.
A local tradition for over two decades, the annual Pray for Snow Party at The Fresh Ketch showcases entertainment, prizes, contests, and of course, praying. Abiding by the law of attraction, winter worshipers and party participants engage in the supported notion of group prayer, urging the Tahoe heavens to gloriously dump powder on its avid ski towns below.
Pints & Paddles Cruise Aboard the Tahoe Queen
Where: The Tahoe Queen, Ski Run Marina
When: Thursday, Nov 19th 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Cost: $30, $5 off with local identification
Beginning boarding the Tahoe Queen this November 19th at 6 P.M., for a night of renowned Sierra Nevada brews and roots reggae with live local band Truckee Tribe. A complimentary first beer and a keepsake pint glass are included in the ticket price. Food is available for purchase onboard. Whether you opt to gawk at a high-altitude rendition of Van Gogh’s starry night on the top deck of the Queen, or sway to Truckee Tribe’s funky bluegrass, ska, and reggae beats on the bottom floor, a memorable evening awaits.
The Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation Ski Swap
Where: Montbleu Convention Center
When: Friday & Saturday, November 20 and 21
- Friday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. – “Moonlight Madness Pre-Sale” $5 admission, kids under 12 free
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – free admission
Come support The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation, which aims to benefit young athletes interested in Alpine Ski Racing, competitive Freestyle, and Snowboard Programs. Beyond skiing and riding, The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation organization builds social skills among its young athletes, through friendly competition and team bonding.
The ski swap, which has become an annual staple of the South Shore, offers deals on new and used equipment, as well as clothing and accessories. Now is the time to gear up for the upcoming winter season!
Mission Mountain Wood Band
Where: Harrah’s South Shore Room
When: Friday, November 27th, 7:30 P.M.
Nurse your ears this November with a masterpiece performance by five-piece Mission Mountain Wood Band, in cahoots since 1970. Hailing from Montana, Mission Mountain Wood Band plays every genre from bluegrass, to rock, to country – often fusing the three. In addition to an eclectic set list, Mission Mountain Wood Band has acquired an impressive show record, playing over 300 gigs each year, notably running as an opener for The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt, and Jimmy Buffet.