Things to do: Dec. 27, 2013

By From page B2 | December 27, 2013

Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting through Jan. 5 the Small Wonders Show. This exhibit is miniature art works in paintings, photographs and three-dimensional forms. “The Wah Hop Chinese Store in Coloma” is a Small Wonders acrylic painting by Jean Stiles. These special tiny but elegant works may be framed to be hung on a wall or placed on a stand. Other three-dimensional works are in the form of jewelry, mosaic, wood or pottery. 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 Dec. 21. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website

Placerville Flowers On Main, 318 Main St., is showing artwork by Joe Banuat. For more information call Judie Stewart at 530-622-1121.

El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents “Telling Yarns — Wearable and Performing Arts Merge” to Jan. 4. The show demonstrates how wearable arts and performing arts collide in a profusion of color and motion. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, has a diverse array of art, marvelous and unique, created by local artists. The gallery will be re-opening on Dec. 27. For more information call 333-2787 (ARTS) or visit

Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, presents “Les Misérables” to Dec. 30. For tickets go to or call the IT! box office at 530-642-0404.

The Placerville Drive Business Association is having the Hangtown Holiday Ice Rink at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, to Jan. 5. from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. There is an New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31. For events, fees and more information visit

It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring karaoke with Celestial Sounds on Friday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. Drop in for delectable tidbits, wine pairings and music in an intimate setting. For more information call 530-303-3792.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having music by Island of Black and White on Friday, Dec. 27. There is a $5 cover charge. Truly Terrifying is on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. On Tuesday, Dec. 31 is New Year’s Eve Masquerade Element of Soul and They Went Ghost is playing at 9 p.m. There is a $15 cover charge. For more information call 530-626-0336.

The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory, Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive, has trained observatory docents to show the many celestial wonders of the universe as seen through several telescopes. To view the sky continue to the back parking lot to the left of the observatory gate. Admission is free to the public. The observatory is open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings weather permitting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. November through April and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. May through October. For more information and nightly closure updates go to or call 530-642-5621 ext. 9.

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road, is having Endless Pizza and Salad on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. Create pizzas using the many toppings and watch the pizza cook in the Napolese wood fire pizza oven for $10. In addition to Endless Pizza and Salad there will be live Maine lobsters for $20 more. Each lobster is 1 1/4 plus pounds. Call 530-620-3467 to RSVP and reserve a lobster. Dine in the warm cellar. Play bocce ball and visit while enjoying CBM wine.

Wine Party Weekend at the Nello Olivo wine tasting room, 643 Bee St. in Placerville, is on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 28 and 29. The star of the party is the new 2011 Merlot. The ’06, ’09 and ’10 merlots garnered gold medals in wine competitions and the folks at Nello Olivo Wines think the ’11 may be even better. There will be wine tasting, lunch and a celebration of merlot. Call 530-409-5603 for more information.

Winery by the Creek, 8085 Perry Creek Road in Fair Play, is having a Private Salon Tasting in the Wine Cave on Saturday, Dec. 28. Guests will enjoy a six-wine flight paired with artisan cheeses and charcuterie in the elegant tasting room hosted by winemaker Charles B. Mitchell. For more details and reservations call 530-620-2402.

Madroña Vineyards, 2560 High Hill Road in Camino, is going out with a pop on Saturday, Dec. 28 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Toast memorable moments from 2013 with Madroña’s Estate Grown Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres in the romantic, candle lit cellar. This is a black-tie optional event. This is the perfect evening for those who like a quiet New Year’s Eve at home but want to celebrate a few days early. For reservations call 530-644-5948 or go to

The Folklore Lounge, 372 Main St. in Placerville, is having Bogg return with a vibrant, signature fusion of classic and contemporary jazz to welcome the 2014. There will be food and drink specials. The music starts at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-621-4147.

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