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Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring artist Lee Conklin. He worked for Bill Graham in the early days of the San Francisco music scene doing “gig posters” for concerts. To this day he is still producing commissioned art. This well-known ink drawing of the lion was originally used as a Fillmore West concert poster for Santana. The band liked the lion art so much that Santana asked him to redo the image for the cover of their debut album. Conklin’s Fillmore posters remain amongst the most-popular and highly-prized with today’s poster collectors. Pop Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for Third Saturday Art Walk. For more information call 530-622-1235.
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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through March 3, is featuring the very popular “Love is in the Air” show with art work inspired by the theme Love and Romance. Above is Valerie Bye’s version of this theme in the form of her original watercolor painting. The gallery has many other works in painting, jewelry, photography, pottery, gourds, wood and glass reflecting this theme. The cooperative gallery of 45 local professional artists is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with extended hours until 9 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
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Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, features the beautiful jewelry of Victoria Perez Mott during the month of February. She uses her torch and kiln to create lampwork glass beads, fused and dichroic glass jewelry. Her designs feature semiprecious stones, pearls, bone, wood, metal and her own created sea glass. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.
The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., presents Ken Simms and his six-piece band on Friday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. For more information visit thecozmiccafe.com or call 530-642-8481.
Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents vocalist Bob Rawleigh on Friday, Feb. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Frankie Soul on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, blends a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. The new entertainment center features free entertainment every Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ice House Blues (blues) Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16; Audioboxx (classic rock, rock) Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16; Chaparral (country) Sunday, Feb. 17; and
Buddy Emmer Band (classic rock, Top 40, blues) Monday through Thursday, Feb. 18 through 21. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road, is having a “Bottle Your Own Wine Event” on Feb. 15 through 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. One of the most treasured and unique events during the year for wine lovers. Come for a true hands on experience in bottling wine and save some presidents. Fill clean, recycled wine bottles full of award-winning wine. Unlimited bottling. Clean, new bottles are available for purchase (75 cents per bottle). Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Zinfandel are $6.99 per bottle by the case and $9.99 individually. For more information call 530- 620-3467.
Slingshots, 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, is having a Mardi Gras party on Saturday, Feb. 16 with music by Frank Hannon ( Founding member from Testa). For more information call 530-676-9915.
Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road in Camino, is a great place to wine and fudge your Valentine through Sunday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to try the Rocky Draw Zinfandel and fudge special. For more details call 530-621-0175.
The south Fair Play wineries are serving Soups of the World on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10:45 a.m to 5 p.m. Six wineries— Bechard, Chateau Routon, Golden Leaves, Mellowood, Mount Aukum and Sierra Oaks — are serving wonderful soups with wonderful wine. Besides wine tasting there will be artisan breads and snacks, with each winery’s soups. The soup ticket includes a souvenir glass, recipe booklet and a full day of fun. A “culinary” guide will accompany you throughout the day and the Red Packet game gives all participants a chance to win prizes, including a case of wine. To purchase tickets go online to mountaukum.com.
Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in the Pleasant Valley area, is having wines, desserts and live music on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. To reserve a space go to [email protected] or call 530-622-7221.
Right next door at Holly’s Hill Vineyards, 3680 Leisure Lane, there is the Valentine’s Weekend Food and Wine Pairing with music by Nicholas Lefler on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be four courses featuring cod with cumin scented quinoa, tortilla soup, filet mignon with lemon and pepper on frittata and a cheese course. To attend call 530-344-0227 or contact [email protected]
Chevalier Winery, 5720 French Creek Road in Shingle Springs, is offering fabulous wines to celebrate love and Presidents’ Day on Saturday, Feb. 16; Sunday, Feb. 17; and Monday, Feb. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. For directions call 530-677-1676.
At Grace Patriot Wines, 2701 Carson Road in Placerville, the artist in everyone can participate in a three hour guided painting class with local artist Vicki Hough while enjoying Grace Patriot’s award-winning wines. Pinot and Paint: Valentine’s Edition is Sunday, Feb.17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to register call or e-mail Breanna at 530-642-8424 or [email protected]
The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville, presents Anne Roos on Tuesday nights. Enjoy the seasonal gourmet food and the Celtic harp music by Roos. For more information call 530-621-1003.
Brick Oven Pub, 2875 Ray Lawyer Drive in Placerville, is having music jams on Wednesdays in February at 6 p.m. Come in and jam with Jonny Mojo. For more information call 530-622-7420.