Top 5 Shows at Lake Tahoe
  • Phoenix will perform with Alt-J at the Grand Sierra Resort on Dec. 5

    Phoenix will perform with Alt-J at the Grand Sierra Resort on Dec. 5


    The list of must-see live shows in the Lake Tahoe area continues to grow. Take a look at a few hot concerts and events you don’t want to miss.


    Phoenix, Dec. 5

    8 p.m.

    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

    2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV

    (775) 789-2000

    Tickets: $30+


    Phoenix is an alternative rock band from Versailles. Vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d’Arcy, and guitarist Chris Mazzalai started playing together as a “garage band” based out of Mars’s house in the suburbs of Paris, France. Their music has been featured in such films as Shallow Hal and Lost In Translation. In 2006, the band themselves appeared in Marie Antoinette, which like Lost In Translation, was directed by Sofia Coppola, Thomas Mars’ partner.


    The Gathering 2013, Dec. 6

    6 p.m.

    Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

    15 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV

    775) 588-6611

    Price: Free


    Come be a part of the annual local gathering. There will be films, music, art and a raffle with gear, including a snowboard. The first 100 people will receive a free lift ticket to Sierra at Tahoe. All of the funds from the raffle will be donated to the Sugar Pine Foundation for a spring planting.

    ‘Coming Home’ features skiing/snowboarding with the Tall Treez crew and friends. This film gives you an insider look to riding in Lake Tahoe, one of the Mecca’s of skiing/snowboarding and some of the shredders who consider it home. It was produced by local filmmaker Martin Rubio.


    Stand Up for Staches: A Comedy Show, Dec. 6

    9 p.m.

    Mellow Fellow of Truckee

    10192 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA

    (530) 553-1333

    Tickets: $5 suggested donation


    The first weekend of December will feature a rare sight for Truckee: a stand up comedy show. The show “Stand Up for ‘Staches,” will feature three local Reno comedians with Rick D’Elia, a professional comedian, headlining. The primary purpose of this show is to raise funds for Movember, a nonprofit that supports many men’s health initiatives. Movember supports the Movember Foundation, the Livestrong Foundation, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Join local resident Mark Manning, the host and event organizer, for a raucous evening full of laughs and ‘stache. Opening comedians: Ethan Pickett, Sean Pearson, and Matt Wiegand.


    Food For Thought Craft Fair, Dec. 7

    10 a.m.

    3246 N. Carson St, Suite 119

    Carson City, NV

    (775) 885-7770

    Tickets: $5


    Treat yourself to a unique shopping extravaganza from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the NorthTowne Plaza. All proceeds benefit Food For Thought! Food For Thought provides hungry children in our community with nutritious bags of food for the weekends. For more information, visit


    The Nutcracker, Dec. 7

    7 p.m.

    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

    2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV

    (775) 789-2000

    Tickets: $25-$50


    Bay Pointe Ballet is an exciting new Bay Area ballet company under the direction of Bruce Steivel, former Artistic Director of the Nevada Ballet Theatre of Las Vegas. Steivel is known internationally for his teaching and choreography. His adaptation of The Nutcracker is pleasing to adults and children alike. Bay Pointe Ballet travels with more than 30 of the best San Francisco Bay Area dancers.