Sunburst Clay and Glass, 429 Main St. in the Fairchild Building in Placerville, is open Saturdays and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p. m. and for Third Saturday Art Walk, Jan. 19 from 5 to 8 p m. Stop by to view raku pottery, fused glass jewelry, photography and watercolors. For more information call 530-417-0744.
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Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating the many images of American jazz musicians. This is a concert poster for Billie Holiday. She began singing in New York clubs as a teenager. Her career spanned many years working with jazz greats such as Count Basie, Artie Shaw and Lester Young. It was in January 1939 that Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra recorded “Jeepers Creepers.” American jazz artists paved the path for R&B and rock and roll music. 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.
Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting through Feb. 3, Dory Ann Schachner as featured artist. Her beautiful pencil renderings of animals and people are truly exceptional. She also uses photography and digital painting with great skill. She is a self-taught artist with a full-time career as a college psychology teacher. The gallery is also featuring Susan Preissner, creator of elegant silver jewelry and colorful fused glass art. Her sophisticated pendants, earrings, bracelets and fused glass pieces show a balance of design and color. Her work reflects high technical skills and great control of the medium. The cooperative gallery of 45 artists is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by the gallery for Third Saturday Art Walk on Jan. 19 to meet the artists. There will be Irish and folk music by Coon Hollow, Alan Fuller and Jenny Rutherford. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
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. Artists’ receptions are Jan. 19 and Feb. 16. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in the Pleasant Valley area, is offering wines from the cellar starting Friday, Jan. 18. For more information call 530-622-7221.
Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents music singer/songwriter Phillip Reddin on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and music by guitar and upright bass jazz duo 530 Jazz on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having DJ by Old Griff on Friday, Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. There is no cover. On Saturday, Jan. 19 Dog Park Justice is playing at 9 p.m. There is no cover. On Thursday, Jan. 24 is DJ by Old Griff at 9 p.m. There is no cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.
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. Live By The Groove (Top 40, dance) Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, Spazmatics (’80s, dance) Friday, Jan. 18, Top Secret (Top 40, classic rock) Saturday, Jan. 19, Aces Up (country) Sunday, Jan. 20, Chili Sauce (R&B, classic rock) Monday through Thursday, Jan. 21 through 24. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
Grace Patriot Winery, 2701 Carson Road in Placerville, is having its second anniversary celebration on Saturday, Jan. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be olive oil tasting, cheese pairings, wine specials and more. To get all the specifics call Breanna Kernan at 530-642-8424.
Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, is offering blending sessions with the winemaker on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20. Participants will be guided through a wine blending session with the winemaker and they will taste and evaluate the characteristics of each wine to be blended. Next teams of two will be formed to create a blend. Once each team has perfected its blend, the team will present the blend to the group. Finally, there will be a blind tasting to determine the best blend in the group. The winning team will get four bottles of wine from the Tasting Room. To be a part of this fun and informative time call 530-642-2021 or visit fentonherriott.com.
dkcellars, 7380 Vineyard View Drive in Fair Play, is having restock your cellar special discounts on Friday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19. For more information call 530- 620-1132 or go to dkcellars.com.
Holly’s Hill Vineyard, 3680 Leisure Lane in the Pleasant Valley area, is having a Patriarche Barrel Tasting on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winemakers Carrie and Josh will guide guests through the 2012 Patriarche components — mourvedre, syrah, grenache and counties) from the barrel and the 2011 Patriarche (bottled). Futures of the 2011 and 2012 will be offered as well as light appetizers. No reservations or advance tickets are required. Call 530-344-0227 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
Winemaker Charles B. Mitchell is having a Salon Tasting in the Wine Cave, 8085 Perry Creek Road in Fair Play, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a flight of six wines paired with artisan cheese and charcuterie. For reservations call 530-620-2402.
Galleries and businesses on Main Street in Placerville, are open for Third Saturday Art Walk, Jan. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy demonstrations, refreshments, music and more. For more information call 530-672-3436.
Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, is having an artist’s reception with fine art impressionist painter DJ Lanzendorfer on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information call 530-626-9463.
Zia’s, 312 Main St., is presenting Hill Country on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Join Mel and Joan as they bring on another great night of playing bluegrass, western swing and other selections. Enjoy something sweet off the tasty menu, a glass of vino or a beer to quench your thirst, and enjoy the music. For more information call 530-642-9427.
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room presents legendary performer and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. He is both a founding member of one of the biggest and most important American bands of all time, the still-active and thriving Allman Brothers Band, and a critically acclaimed solo talent. A natural artist gifted with a beautifully soulful and distinctive voice as well as brilliant keyboard and guitar expertise, Allman is a legendary performer who, more than 30 years down the road, still loves making music as much as ever, both with the Allman Brothers Band and his own combo. Call 800-HARRAHS or 775-588-6611 for more information.
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.
El Dorado Community Concerts Association is presenting concerts for the 2012-13 season at Union Mine High School, Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane. Sonic Escape, a flute, violin and cello trio, is performing Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door. For tickets or more information call 530-622-4218.
Cameron Park Community Services District is sponsoring an adult art class starting Thursday Jan. 31. Artist Dana Childs guide students on a rewarding and successful journey using a choice of watercolor, graphite, pen and ink, oil or acrylic paints. To view Childs’ work and history go to takeflightarts.com. Bring your own supplies. To sign up call 530-677-2231 or go one line at cameronpark.org.