Arts & Culture

Covering Tahoe Truckee events, music, arts, culture, books, and astrology.

Open your mind with Lavendar Roses


Twelve years ago, a group of seven lesbian women in Santa Rosa, Calif., wrote a play entitled Lavender Roses. The play, incorporating music and humor, was a way to share their life experiences, with a special focus on their spiritual journeys. To this day the play continues to be invited into communities all over Northern California. And now, on Nov. 17, Lavender Roses comes to the Elks Lodge in Grass Valley.

Staff Picks for reading in the new year


What books were read by Moonshine staffers last year? Sara and Mayumi talk about their most memorable.

‘I just want to say’


Two summers ago, I went to Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day in Meeks Bay. As I approached the event grounds, a voice stopped me in my tracks. It was enveloping and soothing, carried on crystalline sound that emanated from a makeshift stage next to Lake Tahoe’s shore. I stood, transfixed, as the small woman with dreads finished her set.

Resorting to Madness


The film explores the impacts of the modern ski resort industry, saying it is a modern-day gold rush, where 'poor planning, economic disparity and sprawling development' are destroying the environment and local communities.



Osha Elegado contemplating her perfect dog lifestyle in Truckee. Photo by Mayumi Elegado.

Real Beauty


'What is it about High Sierra that is so wonderful? High Sierra gives each person a true feeling of personal freedom. What better way to spend Independence Day weekend than to celebrate our freedom'.

In His Dreams


Experience the ethereal in this world-class extravaganza of dancers, contortionists, aerialists, stilt walkers, live musicians and actors...



Art Envisioning the Future of Suburban Space in America

Vagabond Opera


An imaginative ensemble of unique talents, Vagabond Opera hails from Portland, Oregon, but performs a global repertoire in many languages.