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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Sept. 1, is featuring the award-winning oil paintings of Elaine Wallin. Also featured is Craig Milliron whose beautifully hand crafted wood pieces are functional and decorative and make unique ideas for gifts. In addition Lisa Aikenhead, wild life photographer is showcased this month. The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on Sept. 21. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
The 47th annual Mother Lode Art Exhibition runs through Aug. 25, at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave in Placerville. The public is invited to view the art from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and voting for the People’s Choice Award. The show is free. For more information visit placervillearts.com.
Gold Hill Winery, 5660 Vineyard Lane in Placerville, is having “Wine Down Fridays” — a casual evening of local musicians, great wine and excellent beer on the second and fourth Fridays. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy a glass of wine or beer on the deck until 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. On Friday, Aug, 23 Doug Not Josh is playing. For more information call 530-906-1663.
The Folklore Lounge, 372 Main St. in Placerville, is having Jeff Chamberlain play mellow classic and contemporary tunes Friday night at 7:30. For more information call 530-621-4147.
Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having karaoke with Ellen on Friday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m.; music by Out of the Blue on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 9 p.m.; Tri Tones on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m.; singer songwriter open mic on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m.; and Patrick Walsh on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Bill Gunn on Friday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. and Tamra Godey on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having music by Dog Park Justice on Friday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m. and Rebel Punk on Saturday, Aug. 24. There is a $5 cover charge. For more information call 530-626-0336.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features a lounge and bar with Karaoke every Thursday. There is free entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Bands are on-stage from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Audioboxx (classic rock, rock) is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24 For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
The Purple Place, 323 Green Valley Road, is having classic rock by Train Reck Band on Friday, Aug. 23 from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information call 530- 677-9450 or 916-933-2616.
Holly’s Hill Vineyards, 3680 Leisure Lane in Placerville, is celebrating a decade of Holly’s Hill’s Patriarche. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25 taste all the vintages ever produced along with some appetizers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call or 530-344-0227 or e-mail [email protected]
The folks at Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, are in a Polynesian mood and having A Taste of Hawaii luau on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be Hawaiian music and dancers, and a Hawaiian-style menu. To make a reservation go to fentonherriott.com/events.htm or call 530-642-2021.
Experience Theater in the Vineyard at David Girard Vineyards, 741 Cold Springs Road in the Gold Hill area, on Saturday, Aug. 24. “Art,” a one-act play stars Graham Drake-Maurer in a dark comedy about a wanna-be art connoisseur Serge who buys a white painting with white lines. His best friend Marc is skeptical that anyone would spend money on such a piece. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain is at 7:30 p.m. No tickets are necessary. There is a suggested donation of $7. This is a PG-13 performance with some strong language.
Music in the Alley, 262 Main St. in Placerville, between the Cary House Hotel and the Kinkade Gallery, is two Saturdays a month from 6 to 9 p.m. Take a stroll down the alley on Aug. 24 for music and dancing. For a band schedule call 530-344-7087.
Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents Hippiefolk on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.
The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., presents MerryGold, McCoy Tyler Band and Patrick Walsh on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. There is an $8 cover charge. For more information visit thecozmiccafe.com or call 530-642-8481.
The band Rock Skool will be playing classic rock songs from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s at Saturday Night in the Park, Aug. 24 at the El Dorado Hill Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. Enjoy the music, vendors, games and fun from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information call the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce at 916-933-1335.
Mount Aukum Winery, 6781 Tower Road in Mt. Aukum, is featuring local artists, in partnership with art-related nonprofit programs in El Dorado County on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at An Afternoon of Art, Authors and Wine. Visitors can discover art by local artists, meet published authors, sample award-winning wines and enjoy gourmet appetizers. To make a reservation call 530-620-1675.
Durango’s Mexican Restaurant, 263 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is featuring Eric Hill and Rick Hussong on Taco Tuesday on Aug. 27. Music is from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information call 530-626-0841.
El Dorado Hills Town Center presents free Thursday concerts “Live on the Boulevard” every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Steven Young Amphitheater. On Aug. 29 Skynnyn Lynnyrd (tribute) is playing. For more details and to check out the entire entertainment schedule visit Town Center’s Website at eldoradohillstowncenter.com or call 916-932-2150.