The week in Cloverdale: Nov. 18-24
~ The Gary Johnson Quintet performs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, watch the Chicago Bears take on the San Francisco 49ers at San Francisco during Monday Night Football on one of the three big screen TV’s in the Vino di Amore Wine Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or the bottle, as well as water, coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages. No cover charge. 894-6166.
~ Monday Night Shorts, staged readings of eight 10-minute plays, will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Plays contain adult language and situations which may not be suitable for children. No admission. 894-2214.
~ A Merchant Open House and Reception will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 at The Artful Eye, a newly-opened contemporary art gallery located at 210 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Discounts, door prizes and gifts for all who attend. 894-7449.
~ The Blue Jazz Combo, will play an eclectic mix of Blues and Jazz with a dash of Country from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Bruce Halbohm’s soulful and unique sound showcases his custom-built guitjo creations. Constructed of wine boxes, bar-b-que lids and hubcaps, the captivating guitjo is a cross between a guitar and a banjo. Halbohm will be joined by Greg Hester on piano, Jim Passerell on bass, and Tom Belton on drums. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. No cover charge. 894-6616.
~ Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at The Finishing Touches Interior Design Studio, 115 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and special savings on their large selection of gifts and home décor items. 894-8665.
~ Hired Guns, with Jonathan Ungles and Adam Herman, both on guitar and harmonica, along with Chaz Woody on banjo, will perform a repertoire of original acoustic blues, rags and string-band tunes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First Street. No cover charge. 894-9610.