Tahoe Film & Foodie Guide 2022-23

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The Films

Quality Ski Film Tour
Oct. 27 | Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley

The second annual Quality Ski Time Film Tour offers an all-new lineup of ski films, a little something for every skier, such as a not-yet-released episode of “The Fifty Project” from Cody Townsend, the action-packed, powder-fueled Blank Collective movie “Feel Real” and a few doses of storytelling, inspiration, humor and shredding. Film tour stops include giveaways and athlete poster signings. Portion of all proceeds from ticket sales goes to Protect Our Winters. | salomon.com

TRAILER > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbzdsqpffKQ

The Pow Town Revival Film Tour
Oct. 29 | RMU | Truckee

The Pow Town Revival Film Tour is a showcase of short films for snow people featuring: “Chameleon” by Deviate Films, “YUP” by Sammy Carlson, “Logbook” by Wiley Miller, “Delete” by Strictly and more to come. Free showing starts at 7 p.m. | powtownrevival.com

TRAILER > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvisuqF-Ids&t=15s

Nov. 5-6 | Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater | Reno, Nev.

Using the power of film, art and ideas, Mountainfilm inspires audiences to create a better world. Mountainfilm festival brings together a community of filmmakers and change makers, showcasing documentary films that celebrate adventure, activism, social justice, environment and indomitable spirit. | mountainfilm.org

TRAILER > https://vimeo.com/mountainfilm

Nov. 9 | Tahoe Art Haus | Tahoe City

“Ark” is a story of friendships built in the mountains and bonded through a love of snowboarding. Stacking clips on steep aspects, featured terrain and good landings from British Columbia to Japan, Austria to Alaska made for an unforgettable season. | tahoearthauscinema.com

TRAILER > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roAyNph-muo

Nov. 5 | Reno Ballroom
Nov. 11 & 12 | Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

A killer storm cycle in the Monashees, adaptive back-country riding like you’ve never seen before, the ultimate grass skiing run and Alaska twice. Come along for the biggest days with the 73rd annual Warren Miller film, “Daymaker,” then get ready for your own because there’s no better day than one out on the hill. Showings at 7:30 p.m. | warrenmiller.com

TRAILER > https://vimeo.com/748893146?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=2048628

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Nov. 5 | Yuba Theater | Downieville
Nov. 18 | Community Arts Center | Truckee
Nov. 19 | The Virgil | Reno, Nev.

This year’s theme is Currents of Hope, featuring awe-inspiring, award-winning films about this unique natural world and outdoor adventure for a cause. | mountainareapreservation.org, wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

TRAILER > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NunIpq4AGqw

Tahoe Film Fest
Dec. 1-4 | Area venues | North Lake Tahoe

This annual environmental film festival will present an important section of new and exciting productions from the U.S. and Latin America that have been screened in various festivals throughout the world. Films TBA. | tahoefilmfest.com

Backcountry Film Festival
Nov. 12 | Alibi Ale Works Truckee Public House

Backcountry Film Festival is a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the back-country snow-sports community. Funds raised at each screening stay in the community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. Show at 6 p.m.; tahoebackcountryalliance.org | winterwildlands.org

TRAILER > https://vimeo.com/760154511

Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
Jan. 7 | Bally’s Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

Get ready to attend a showcase of adventure in one of the most scenic places in the world. Lake Tahoe is home to year-round opportunities for adventure so it is only fitting that it would play host to the celebration of adventure of all kinds. | laketahoefilmfestival.com

TRAILER > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKv-5lIdk8Q&list=PLdfKnA_z3gN9h1E6fqu6nFHPJ2D2rP3lh

Hosting a show? Enter your listing at TheTahoeWeekly.com/Events.

The Contests

The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest is now accepting submissions for television pilots, short scripts and feature screenplays. The contest’s goal is to connect screenwriters with producers and other industry professionals and get his or her works produced. | renoscreenplays.com

Diamond Peak will not be hosting its Diamond Cut video contest this year. Mt. Rose and Kirkwood have not yet announced if its film and videos contests will return for the 2022-23 season.

Foodie Events

Tahoe Club Crawl
Every Saturday | Hard Rock Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

The crawl schedule is based on the best events in town each season to the best nightclubs in Northern Nevada. Get a welcome shot at each of the venues visited and free putt-putt golf at Flatstick Pub. | tahoeclubcrawl.com

Third Thursday Downtown Sparks
3rd Thursday | Victorian Square | Sparks, Nev.

Expect good food, cold drinks, live entertainment, crafts, chef demos, movies on the big screen and all the art you can handle. | 39northdowntown.com

Downtown Wine Walk
1st Saturdays | Carson City, Nev.

Downtown Wine Walk is held the first Saturday of every month, except in January. Participants receive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to stroll through downtown sipping and tasting the afternoon away. | downtowncarson.org

Wine Walk
3rd Saturdays | Riverwalk District | Reno, Nev.

The Wine Walk along the Truckee River is from 2 to 5 p.m. on every third Saturday of the month. | renoriver.org/wine-walk

Foam Fest
Until Oct. 31 | Area venues | Truckee

Buy a ticket and visit local partner breweries to support Achieve Tahoe’s outdoor recreation programs for people with disabilities. | achievetahoe.org

Dinner & Haunted Ghost Tour
Oct. 27, Nov. 10 | Gold Hill Hotel | Virginia City, Nev.

The evening starts with a gourmet dinner in the Crown Point restaurant of Gold Hill Hotel, the eighth most haunted location in Nevada. Then, have drinks in the 150-year-old bar once frequented by Mark Twain before going on a tour with a Northern Nevada Ghost Hunter through the hotel’s haunted rooms. | visitvirginiacitynv.com

Battle Born Chili Cook-Off
Oct. 28 | The Chateau | Incline Village, Nev.

Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline celebrates Nevada Day with the Chili Cook-Off. Restaurants compete for the title “Best Chili in Town.” Enjoy chili tastings, libations, live music and line dancing lessons and more. | tahoeinclinerotary.org

Chemistry of the Cocktail
Nov. 4 | The Discovery | Reno, Nev.

Get ready to mix up some fun at The Discovery’s annual fundraising event. Tour uncharted jungle scenery and view rare animal species, as you sample jungle-inspired cocktails and a delicious menu created by the experts at Blend. | nvdm.org

Bubbles & Bow Ties
Nov. 5 | Hard Rock Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

The adult prom is returning to the South Shore this fall. Get ready to sparkle and shine, dress up and put on your dancing shoes. The event that raises money for juvenile diabetes offers free champagne, dress-up and dance contests, crowning of king and queen and a silent auction. | bubblesbowties.com

Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival
Nov. 6 | Lone Eagle Grille | Incline Village, Nev.

The theme for the 32nd annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival is Gather in Gratitude. Enjoy wine and chocolate tastings with heavy appetizers and live music. Proceeds benefit Sierra Community House. | sierracommunityhouse.org

Passport to Dining
Nov. 10 | North Tahoe Event Center | Kings Beach

North Tahoe Business Association brings together 30 restaurants, caterers, breweries and wineries for a night of unlimited tastings to excite the palate, along with a raffle and silent auction. | northtahoebusiness.org

2022 Eclipse Release Party
Dec. 1 | FiftyFifty Brewing Company | Truckee

The barrel-aged beer party of the year is returning to its roots. This release party offers unlimited pours of vintage and current Eclipse, charcuterie, passed appetizers, pizza slices, commemorative glass and Eclipse bottle. | fiftyfiftybrewing.com

The Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl
Dec. 3 | Street C | Virginia City, Nev

Have some fun during the Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl with festival specialty holiday drinks at featured locations. The saloon crawl starts at 11 a.m. | visitvirginiacitynv.com

Holidays in the Hills
Dec. 3-4 | area venues | Placer County

Sip, shop and explore your way through the Placer Wine Trail, 19 local wineries decked out for the holidays. Enjoy holiday discounts, new wine releases, treats and food trucks, Santa stops, live music and a Toys for Tots toy drive. Tickets are on sale now. | placerwine.com

Crawl Reno
Dec. 10, March 11 | The Reno Arch | Reno, Nev.

Crawl Reno offers special event crawls such as the Santa Crawl on Dec. 10, which has more than 20,000 Santas filling downtown, and the Leprechaun Crawl on March 11. Costumes are a must. | crawlreno.com

Alton Brown: Beyond the Eats
Dec. 16 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.

Television personality, author, TV star Alton Brown brings his Beyond The Eats – The Holiday Variant tour to Reno. Fans can expect “more cooking, more comedy, more music and more potentially dangerous science stuff with a sprinkle of seasonal spices.” | pioneercenter.com

Brew Ha Ha
Jan. 28 | Nugget Casino Resort | Sparks, Nev.

Enjoy more than 100 beers at this fundraiser for Sierra Arts Foundation. The night includes entertainment from New Wave Crave, an 80s tribute band, a surprise guest comedian and a silent auction. | nuggetcasinoresort.com

The Filmmakers

“Buried” released nationwide
Greenwich Entertainment has released the documentary “Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche,” an account of the deadliest avalanche in U.S. ski resort history. Locals Jared Drake and Steven Siig directed and produced the film, which takes viewers back to the catastrophic avalanche that hit Alpine Meadows Ski Area in March 1982. The film is scheduled to be released on streaming platforms and DVD this fall. | buriedfilm.com

TRAILER > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4NpOlJ_O-I

Katie Burrell film to be shot in Tahoe
Director, comedian and self-proclaimed “professional leisure athlete” Katie Burrell has teamed up with Tahoe-based Realization Films, the creative force behind “Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche,” to film a new movie this fall in North Lake Tahoe. | weaklayers.com, rfilms.com

“Magic in the Mountains” released
Coolfire Studios’ documentary film “Magic in the Mountains” is now available for purchase or rental on streaming platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Fandango and other services.

The film tells the story of how Palisades Tahoe (then known as Sq**w Valley), a little-known ski area in California, won the bid for the 1960 Winter Olympics and, with the help of Walt Disney.| @magicinthemountainsfilm

TRAILER > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfEeApTGOTI

“Donner Party Horror and Heroes” aired
The Forlorn Hope Expedition is the focus of an episode of the Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” series for the episode “Donner Party Horror and Heroes.” The episode is available for viewing on the Discovery+ channel. | discovery.com

“Lost on Purpose” released
Lost Sierra Productions and director Chris Ruedy has released the film “Lost on Purpose” and is working to schedule a Tahoe-area release, according to Ruedy. The film features Yuri Hauswald, Kurt P Gensheimer and others on a film tour of the Lost Sierra region, including the Lost and Found Gravel Festival course and the Sierra Buttes Trails Stewardship’s Connected Communities Project. The film will be shown in Quincy on Oct. 26 at the Locals Film Festival with local dates TBA. | lostsierraproductions.com

TRAILER > https://vimeo.com/701357507

“Lake Tahoe in the Movies” exhibit
Stop by the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City to see its exhibit “Lake Tahoe in the Movies,” an interactive exhibit, that will run through summer 2023.

The exhibit features the original 1920s movie projector from Tahoe Tavern Resort, original set and costume design images from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, private notes from locals who were on set, newspaper articles about local extras and — the highlight of the exhibit — a short film created by Patrick Yun. He took the best cuts of iconic scenes of the Tahoe area and arranged them with accompanying music. | northtahoemuseums.org