Tahoe Action: Party for the Trails, Scaggs, Musical Play, Improv Players on stage

Tahoe Rim Trail Association Party at AleWorX

Eat some food and have a drink this weekend and support Lake Tahoe trails in the process.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has partnered with AleWorX in South Lake Tahoe to host a shindig summer to kick off this upcoming season of trail work and advocacy.

The one-day event begins with brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., there is an outdoor equipment raffle from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., information booths will be set up by Tahoe Climbing Coalition, Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, The League to Save Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness Volunteers, Take Care Tahoe and Tahoe Fund, and The Embers Foundation from 3-7 p.m., live music by The Residents from 1-5 p.m. and Island of Black and white from 6 p.m. at 10 p.m.

Food and options include mimosas, pizzas, salads and small bites, burgers, brats and fries from the Backyard Bar and Grill, a beer wall featuring local and regional brews and the day’s drink special. Cocktail Corner.

AleWorX is donating all food and beverage proceeds of the day to support the Tahoe Rim Trail.

For more information visit https://tahoerimtrail.org/event/tahoetrailmixer/.

The Musical Spitfire Grill at the Duke Theater at the LTCC

In a town with no future, comes a woman with a past.

Based on the hit 1996 film, The Spitfire Grill is a heartwarming and inspiring musical tale of redemption, perseverance and family.

Percy Talbot has just been released from a five-year prison sentence and is trying to find a place for a fresh start. Based on a page from an old travel book, she travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. Local sheriff Joe Sutter, who is also Percy’s parole officer, finds him a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill – the only restaurant in this struggling town.

The Spitfire grill is for sale. But with no interested buyers, Hannah decides to raffle it off. The entry fee is $100 and the best essay on why you want the grill to win. Soon the mail arrives by the full wheelbarrow and things are definitely heating up at the Spitfire Grill.

This musical triumph is an inspiring celebration of new beginnings and the power of what one person can do.

Performances started on Thursday but last until this weekend and the next. Showtime is at 7 p.m. June 9-11 and June 16-18 at the Duke Theater at Lake Tahoe Community College. There is an afternoon at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday June 12.

For more information visit https://www.blackicetheatreco.com.

Boz Scaggs will be at Bally’s on Saturday.

Boz Scaggs at Bally’s on Saturday

Longtime American singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs will be at Lake Tahoe this weekend.

Scaggs rose to fame in the 1960s as the guitarist and sometimes lead singer of the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several US Top 20 solo singles, including the well-known hits “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle” from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.

Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band in San Francisco in 1967, playing on that group’s albums Children of the Future and Sailor, before launching his solo career with the 1968 LP Boz Scaggs.

Scaggs will have celebrated his 78th birthday three days before coming to Bally’s Lake Tahoe at Stateline. Scaggs continues to write, record music and tour.

He will perform from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 11.

Tickets are $65.50 plus taxes and fees, but they are limited starting Wednesday.

iMPRoV players will be in Valhalla from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tahoe iMPRoV Players at Valhalla Art, Music and Theater Festival

Tahoe iMPRoV Players turn audience suggestions into hilarious scenes composed on the spot. Their improv journey began as ComedySportz of Lake Tahoe in 1993. Three years later, they became the Tahoe Players iMPRoV.

Celebrating nearly 30 years at the lake, the Tahoe Improv Players bring their best to Valhalla. Tahoe’s best value in entertainment for the whole family. They invent stuff, you’re kidding… it’s simple.

iMPRoV players will be in Valhalla from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Other dates include: Tuesday July 5th and Tuesday August 2nd.

Parking is limited in Valhalla and often fills up by 6:30 p.m. When the parking lot is full, you can park in the parking lot near the green gate on Hwy 89 and enter the site. Please wear comfortable shoes and allow time to walk in case the parking lot is full.

If you have a disabled sticker, sign or plaque, there are several disabled spaces.

For more information call 530-541-4975 or email [email protected].

Jenni Charles, Jesse Dunn from Dead Winter Carpenters in Valhalla

Crossing paths for the first time at a music festival in the hills of Northern California, Jenni (fiddle/vocals) and Jesse Dunn (guitar/vocals) embarked on a musical journey that spanned over of a decade.

Interweaving elements of folk, classic country, bluegrass and rock, the duo perform varied sets that are both engaging and endearing. Their writing and their vocal harmonies bend the ear and settle in the soul. Together, Jenni and Jesse spawned Dead Winter Carpenters, 5-piece bluegrass rockers based in North Lake Tahoe who continue to record and tour nationally today.

They will be at Valhalla Valhalla Tahoe Art, Music & Theater from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.

Tickets are $80 for a 2-person table and $180 for a 6-person table.

William N. Fernandez