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Christmas Holiday Concerts at Lake Tahoe and Truckee   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

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The holidays are here and it’s time to get into the spirit of things with local choirs and concerts. Be sure not to miss any of these marvelous events! The venues are located throughout the Tahoe Basin as well as Carson City and Reno. Visit their websites for locations, times and to buy tickets.

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TOCCATA TAHOE SYMPHONY AND CHORUS – HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Various locations: Incline Village, Reno, Carson City, Squaw Valley, South Lake Tahoe

Visit their website for venues, dates and times:

http://toccatatahoe.com/public/calendar.php

 

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TRUCKEE TAHOE COMMUNITY CHORUS

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Lake Tahoe’s 2016 Concours d’Elegance   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

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The Thunderbird

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Long time locals have often lazily just called this ‘The Wooden Boat Show’, but as South Shore has a similar event by that name, it’s more accurate to call it by it’s real moniker – The Concours d’Elegance. This marvelous annual event is put on every year by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation.

This year’s Condours is this weekend, August 12 and 13 in Homewood, at Obexer’s Boat Company.  Friday’s hours are from 10am-4:30pm and Saturday from 9am-4:30 pm, with the ‘Roar Off’ at 4pm.

Sporting a large display of vintage boats from across the country, connoisseur’s  of these lovely nods to Tahoe’s past delight not only those who own and cherish these boats, but everyone who has the pleasure of viewing them.

The Opening Night Dinner is on Thursday evening for the first 150 people who make reservations, but what is truly wonderful about this event is that it is being held at the new location of the Tahoe Maritime Museum. Located in what was the original log building of the Tahoe Tree Company on the West Shore just out of Tahoe City, even if you don’t sign up for the dinner, it’s well worth visiting the museum where you can wander and explore more of the history of Tahoe’s maritime past. (Future post on the museum itself coming soon.)

On Sunday there is also a Ladies Luncheon or the Men’s Grill.

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Photo by Joan Spelletich

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Pre-sale tickets are $25, ($3o the day of), or both days pre-sale for $35 ($40 the day of). Children under 12 get in free!

For more information on the event or to buy your tickets, go to their website: laketahoeconcours.com

For more information on the Tahoe Yacht Club: www.tahoeyc.com

For hours of operation and more information on The Tahoe Maritime Museum: www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org

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2016 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Joy Strotz

 

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It’s time for the Bard on the Beach during Lake Tahoe’s annual Shakespeare at Sand Harbor event. Long time locals as well as visitors look forward to this every year for an evening of thespian delights overlooking one of Lake Tahoe’s most scenic beaches.

This year’s event hosts two plays, Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ and the jukebox musical ‘Forever Plaid’.

The productions almost always have an interesting twist, with performances, sets and costumes placed in settings and times other than the medieval. Even though you may have seen a particular Shakespearean play before, you are guaranteed to never have seen it quite like this.

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Photo by Joy Strotz

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In addition, every Monday hosts a variety of other performances under the stars. Broadway on the Beach sadly has already sold out, but there are still tickets for other performances, including the Sierra Nevada Ballet’s performance of Cinderella, the Reno Jazz Orchestra, Ann Hampton Callaway, a performance with the Reno Philharmonic of Ol’ Blue Eyes on the Beach and a Trails and Vistas World Concert.

The Monday night performances have become some of my favorites. The ballets are always lovely and with the lake as background, it always adds a touch of ethereal beauty to the performance.

Last year we were treated to an evening of The Beatles on the Beach with the Classical Mystery Tour, and I have to say, everyone had a blast. Not only was the music wonderful, but the musicians were as close to plausibly seeing the Beatles during their heyday as one is likely to get. By the end of the evening the crowd went wild, and there is nothing quite like seeing everyone from age 7 to 70 in a semi mosh pit in the front and singing along. The entire evening was a complete hoot and I only hope that the Shakespeare Festival will invite them back in the future.

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Last year’s Beatles on the Beach with the Classical Mystery Tour and the Reno Philharmonic. Photo by Michelle Portesi

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But the real fun of the Shakespeare Festival is getting together with friends and family for an evening under the stars. Packing a gourmet picnic dinner has usually been our thing, but the venue has added an impressive array of vendors on site, with gourmet dishes you can order ahead of time, which will be ready for pick up before you enter the show. Just the ticket for a hassle free evening on the beach.

The Shakespeare Festival starts July 8th and runs through August 21, with other special performances through September 10th. The Monday night Showcase Series tend to sell out fast, so order your tickets today!

For more information, order tickets and to even order your meals, go to: laketahoeshakespeare.com

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