Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is showing the award-winning abstract paintings of Ramona Beckwith. Also featured are the delightful abstract figures and clay masks of Donna Bamford and the handsome fine art landscape photography of Doug Parks. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com.
El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents The Overflow-Kinetic Water Installations through Sept. 28. A deluge of art to be refreshed by. There is an artists’ reception Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grace Patriot Wines, 2701 Carson Road in Placerville, is having the Old West Trio playing at the season finale of the Sundown at the Barn Summer Music Series on Friday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bring a picnic or snacks, a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the music and the wine. To get the rest of the information call 530-642-8424.
Gold Hill Winery, 5660 Vineyard Lane in Placerville, is having “Wine Down Fridays” — a casual evening of local musicians, wine and beer on the second and fourth Fridays. Bring a picnic supper. There is no cover charge. On Friday, Sept. 27 Gary Allen is playing. For more information call 530-906-1663.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Left of Cool on Friday, Sept. 27 and Dana and Friends on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having music by Stellar with Pointdexter on Friday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. and Full Funky on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. For more information call 530-626-0336.
Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, presents “Deathtrap” to Sept. 26. Evening shows are at 7 p.m. and matinées are at 2 p.m. For reservations go to imagination-theater.org or call the IT! box office at 530-642-0404.
The Olde Coloma Theater, 380 Monument Road, presents ”Hilda’s Haunted Hilltops Halloween Retirement Home” or “Remember the Golden Fool” on weekends through Sept. 28. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. For reservations or information call 530-626-5282 or e-mail at email@example.com.
The Placerville Arts Association annual Studio Tour is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Visit the studios and chat with the artists. The tour booklet is free and is available at the El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace, 459 Main St. and Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville and many other businesses. The tour book can also be downloaded in PDF form at the PAA Website placervillearts.com.
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 2013 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, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 Christina Macamaer, season four winner of Hell’s Kitchen is the chef. For reservations call 530-647-8505.
Spiritual Center for Positive Living, 3104 Ponte Morino, Suite 100, in Cameron Park, is presenting The Vision Workshop — Living Your Life Full Spectrum on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information call 530-677-2300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Showcase Saturday at Town Center along the boulevard is Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fourth Saturday festivities include wine tasting by local wineries, live music on the boulevard, Town Center businesses showcasing specials and give-a-ways and a free concert in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Visit eldoradhillstowncenter.com for more details.
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 Sept. 28 to hear Bob Rawleigh. For a schedule call 530-344-7087. The night is sponsored by Ambiance, It’s Personal Wine, Winterhill Olive Oil, Heracain Productions, Prestige House of Beaute and Claudia Marie Chocolateria.
The 25th annual Antique Street Faire on Main Street in Placerville is Sunday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main Street is closed to traffic so that the antiques and collectibles dealers can showcase their wares. There will also be food, refreshments and more at this free event sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For more information contact placerville-downtown.org or 530-672-3436.
Findleton Estate Winery, 3500 Carson Road in Camino, is having music by the Jimmy James Band on the Pine Stage on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. Visit this family-friendly winery for a free concert under the cool pines. Bring and low-back chair and snack and enjoy the music and some wine. For more information call 530-644-4018 or 530-644-0714.
The Folklore Lounge, 372 Main St. in Placerville, has an open mic and acoustic jam every Monday at 7 p.m. For more information call 530-621-4147.
Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, will have D.J. MacHale, author of the hugely popular 10-volume “Pendragon” series for young readers, to sign copies of the first book in his new trilogy on Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. For more information call 916-941-9401.
American River Conservancy is partnering with the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a monthly fishing night at the Wakamatsu Colony Farm in Gold Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Try casting techniques, catch a few bass and enjoy the serenity at the historic farm. Participants must have a valid California fishing license. Adults only. To sign up and get all the information call 530-621-1224.
Durango’s Mexican Restaurant, 263 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is featuring Eric Hill and Jonny Mojo on Taco Tuesday on Oct. 1. Music is from 5 to 8 p.m. Mojo and Hill perform acoustic blues, folk, and classic rock with Eric Hill on harmonica/flute/vocals, and Jonny Mojo on acoustic guitar/vocals. For more information call 530-626-0841.