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Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring the art of the Grateful Dead. 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. For more information call 530-622-1235.
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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Aug. 3, is showing the beautiful and bold pastels of Judy Perry. Perry brings a thoughtful, masterful painterly technique to her glowing scenes of nature using strong forms but soft edges. Also featured is painter, Isabella Jeanette Ryder, whose work in acrylic, ink tense watercolor pencils and oil explores abstract and textural forms by weaving two paintings together to express a unique and original concept in art. 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 Aug. 17. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
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The Placerville Downtown Association is presenting Banners on Parade on Main Street through Oct. 19. This event features painted banners on the light posts on Main Street. A walking tour map of these artful pieces will be available at several Main Street locations. At the end of the show, the banners will be auctioned on Oct. 19 at the Art and Wine Festival. For more information call the Placerville Downtown Association at 530-672-3436.
El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, is showing the Sierra Pastel Society’s Signature Member Art Show through July 27. There is an artists’ reception on Saturday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Awards will be presented during the reception. For more information call 530-295-3496.
Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, is presenting Sunset Sippin’ with music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. Enjoy music, wine and handcrafted wood-fired oven pizzas by Hey Day Café. Cost is $5 per car. Call 530-622-8094 for more information.
Gold Hill Winery, 5660 Vineyard Lane in the Gold Hill area, 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, July 26 Bill Taylor is playing. For more information call 530-906-1663.
Grace Patriot Wines, 2701 Carson Road in Placerville, is having the 2013 Sundown at the Barn Summer Music Series featuring John Pless on Friday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for non-wine club members and free for wine club members. Bring a picnic or snacks and enjoy a free wine tasting. For more information call 530-642-8424.
It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Karaoke with Celeste on Friday at 8 p.m. Drop in for delectable tidbits, wine pairings and music in an intimate setting. For more information call 530-303-3792.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features an all-new stage, 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. Superlicious (’70s and ’80s dance hits) Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
Zac Jack Bistro, 3275 Cameron Park Lane in Cameron Park, features Tamra Godey on Fridays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information call 530-676-2969.
El Dorado Hills Community Services District is presenting concerts at the community park on Harvard Way. On Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Ike and Martin is playing. For more information call 916-933-6624 or go to edhcsd.org.
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road in Fair Play, 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. Each lobster is 1 1/4 plus pounds. The price will be $29.99 in addition to the Endless Pizza price. Call 530-620-3467 to RSVP and reserve a lobster. Dine in the cellar, under the trees or at the bocce court. Play bocce ball and visit while enjoying CBM wine.
Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jaquier Court in Placerville, is taking part in the Carson Road Music Festival on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. This is the third and final event for the Carson Road Wineries this year. Each of the wineries will feature music to go with the wine tasting experience. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and take time to play a game of bocce ball. To get more information about this free event call 530-642-2021 or visit fentonherriott.com.
Holly’s Hill Vineyard, 3680 Leisure Lane in the Pleasant Valley area, is cleaning out the basement and parting with some classics at the Library Wine Tasting and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appetizers will be served. The tasting is free to club members and $5 per person for non members. To get more details call 530-344-0227 or e-mail [email protected]
Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, is serving a four-course luncheon on the Vineyard Patio on Saturdays and Sundays. Pairings 2012 combines a chef’s creativity with the beautifully crafted Miraflores wines. Diners will be able to talk to the chef du jour and on some occasions there will be a sommelier present to describe the wines and give tips. On Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 Christian Masse is the chef. For reservations call 530-647-8505.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Tiffani Shiro and Hugh Hoeger on Saturday, July 26. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
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 July 27 for music and dancing. For a band schedule call 530-344-7087. The night is sponsor by Ambiance, It’s Personal Wine, Winterthill Olive Oil, Heracain Productions, Prestige House of Beaute and Claudia Marie Chocolateria.
Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, is presenting Bump City — a tribute to Tower of Power on Saturday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information call 530-303-3749.
“Kacie’s Ride For Hope” is putting on the famous “Man Bellies and Hairy Backs Car Wash” to help support the ride, and donating proceeds to the Center for Violence-free relationships. The car wash is Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Breaker Glass, 131 Placerville Drive in Placerville. All donations accepted. For more information go to kaciesrideforhope.com.
Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, will have Christian Kiefer, author of “The Infinite Tides” signing his novel on Sunday, July 28 at 11 a.m. Kiefer’s book, recently released in paperback, has received high praise from reviewers. It is a Booklist Top Ten First Novel, on Publishers Weekly Best Books of Summer list, and the Kirkus Reviews list of Best Fiction of 2012. For more information call 916-941-9401.
The El Dorado Western Railroad is running on the second and fourth Sundays weather permitting, from noon to 4 p.m. This is a fun ride originating at the “train station” on Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs. Tickets are $5 for 9 and over and $3 for 3 to 8 year olds. For train schedules and information about this exciting project of the El Dorado County Historical Museum call 530-621-5865.
Marco’s Café, 7221 Highway 49 in Lotus, is presenting music by Tiffani Shiro and Hugh Hoeger on Sunday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Come enjoy the music and bring a hearty appetite to enjoy the Italian food in an outdoor atmosphere. For more information call 530-642-2025.
Ecstatic Dance Placerville at the Oddfellows Hall, 467 Main St. in Placerville, is on the second and fourth Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m. This is an all ages, drug and alcohol free, DJ-ed community dance and movement therapy session. To learn more visit ecstaticdance.org or call 530-626-6030.
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. 1 Cash Prophets — Johnny Cash Tribute is playing. Bring out a blanket, chairs and picnic to enjoy the summer night under the stars with family and friends. For more details and to check out the entire entertainment schedule visit Town Center’s Website at eldoradohillstowncenter.com or call 916-932-2150.