What's Up This Weekend?

February 22, 2013

What's Up This Weekend?

February 22 - 24

The Insider's picks for the most happenin' events around town.

Saturday, Feb 23

Best Reason to Hit Up Savers in Reno
What: Squaw Valley Prom
When: 8pm
Where:  Squaw Valley

Benefitting High Fives and CHARITYSMITH, the 9th annual event promises a night filled with hella cool DJs, a GoPro video booth, a bigtruck Headwear “Sew on Site," an Image Factory photo booth, and a costume contest for the most radical 1990’s spring break attire.

Reason to go: You’ve been looking for a reason to wear that Big Johnson t-shirt you’ve kept since high school.
Reason not to go: You’ll be at the Pain McShlonkey After Party across the parking lot at the Olympic Village Lodge (aka OVI aka Squaw Valley Conference Center).

Saturday, Feb 23

Best Thing to Do With the Kiddos on Saturday
What: Children’s Glow Stick Parade and Carnival
When: 4:30pm
Where: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

A kids' version of the Torchlight Parade with glow sticks for children 10 or younger who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on Tahoe Donner’s Snowbird run. Come early to secure a spot in the parade and get glow sticks by playing free carnival games. Music and snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade. Sign-up and carnival start at 4:30 p.m.; parade starts at 6:30 p.m.

Reason to go: It’s fun, free, and who doesn’t like glow sticks?
Reason not to: It's weird if you go to kids events and you don't have kids.

***And apologies for posting wrong information!***

The Pain McShlonkey Classic is March 30th, not today.

Saturday, March 30

Best Reason to Jump on Your Snollerblades and Shred the Gnar
What: The Pain McShlonkey Classic
When: All day
Where: Squaw Valley

This action packed on and off-mountain event is a hilarious tribute to legendary skier Shane McConkey in which pros and amateurs battle for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy and bragging rights.

Festivities begin with the pros taking on the amateurs in an anything-goes, all-out snowlerblade banzai downhill race. A jury of McConkey’s peers will hold a rigorous screening process to pre-select 30 amateurs based on their ability, character and wit. Later, a select group of pros will negotiate Squaw Valley’s legendary terrain on K2 Fatty snow blades in the Extreme Small Mountain Snowlerblade Invitational. Spectators are encouraged to dress up and celebrate the spirit of McConkey and his alter-ego, Saucer Boy.

Reason to go: This will hands down be the most fun you'll have in your 80's gaper gear all year. Extra bonus: trying to determine if that guy in line in front of you in the shiny purple Descente powder suit is serious.
Reason not to go: Hmm, can't think of one.

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