March 29 - 31
The Insider's guide to the most happenin' events around town.
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.
Reason not to go: Your purple Descente powder suit loses its shiny luster in the rain.
Saturday, March 30
Best Place to Watch Your Kids Duke it Out For Plastic Eggs
What: Truckee Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Regional Park
Sponsored by the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District, this all-out egg scramble is a Truckee tradition. Kids are divided into groups by age and race to gather up as many plastic eggs as they can grab. The Easter Bunny arrives at 11:00am, and the Hunt begins at 11:30am. Bring your own basket. Free games and activities are planned for after the Hunt, and prizes will be given for Best Easter Hat and Best Easter Basket.
Reason to go: 8,000 plastic eggs for the taking!
Reason not to go: You’re headed to Commons Beach in Tahoe City for the 2013 Spring Eggstravaganza, featuring egg hunts, face painting, and more. Hunts start at 10am.
Saturday, March 31
Best Way to Regain Your Sanity After a Weekend of Bunnies and Pastel Eggs
What: Donavon Frankenreiter
Where: Crystal Bay Club
Former professional surfer and longtime Jack Johnson friend, Donavon Frankenreiter brings his acoustic folk, surf rock to the CBC on Sunday. $17 in advance; $22 day of show.
Reason to go: It’s you last chance to be an adult before you are faced with a week of kids at home during spring break.
Reason not to: Unlike your kids, you don’t have Monday off.