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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring the very popular “Love is in the Air” show with art work inspired by the theme love and romance. Above is Leslie Chamber’s version of this theme in the form of her ceramic vase entitled “Lover’s Kiss.” 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.
El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents “Mightier than the Sword” through March 2. Words are truly mightier than the sword in this all media exploration of the written word paired with interactive art. This show dovetails with Poetry Out Loud, the high school poetry recitation contest. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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.
It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Friday Night Comedy Open Mic on Friday, Feb. 22; music by Dana LeBlanc on Saturday, Feb. 23; and Brides Night to create labels on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Drop in for delectable tidbits, wine pairings and music in an intimate setting. For more information call 530-303-3792.
Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having karaoke with Ellen on Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m.; music by Out of the Blue on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m.; Jonny Mojo and Friends on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.; singer songwriter open mic on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.; and Rick Hussong and Jaime Lynn on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.
Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents music by guitar and upright bass jazz duo 530Jazz on Friday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Southern low country marshland blues mixed with bluegrass by Austin Quattlebaum on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Hugh and Sherri Hoeger on Friday, Feb. 22; Tiffani Shiro on Saturday, Feb. 23; and Sunday afternoon trivia. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, 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. Duane Patton Trio (R&B) Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23; Steel Breeze (classic rock, Top 40) Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23; Aces Up (country) Sunday, Feb. 24; Fresh (Latin, classic rock, Top 40) Monday through Thursday, Feb. 25 through 28. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
Cuisine on Carson is Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. This fun event features wine tasting and food pairings at each of the Carson Road Wineries and is free to the public if they bring their own wineglass. Those who forget a wineglass can purchase one at any of the wineries for $5 and enjoy the day at all the wineries.
36 Handles, 1010 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills, is presenting Bad Iron on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. For more information call 916-941-3606 or got to [email protected]
Madroña Vineyards, 2560 High Hill Road in Placerville, is having the “Other Red Wine” blending event on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24. This event will feature blending of El Tinto. Winemaker Paul Bush will start the session with the base wine and will have components to work with in blending. El Tinto is a challenging wine to blend so this should be a great educational experience and fun. too. Tickets are available by calling 530-644-5948.
The Vintners of Amador County are presenting Behind the Cellar Door on March 2 and 3. For more information and to purchase tickets visit amadorwine.com or call 209-245-6992 or 888-655-8614.