Things to do Feb. 7-13: Vietnamese music, Organ Evensong, Hot Tuna, wine & chocolate

The Fresno BeeFebruary 5, 2014 

"Milkweed" by Lenna Winther-Sax is one of the works in the "One Off" show at Spectrum Art Gallery.

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Alternative photography at Spectrum

Through Feb. 23 / Spectrum Art Gallery, 608 E. Olive Ave. / www.spectrumartgallery.org, (559) 266-0691 / Free

Lenna Winther-Sax's "Milkweed," an example of a daguerreotype, is one of the works in the show "One Off" at Spectrum Art Gallery. The show highlights alternative photographic processes.

Heart healthy at K-Jewel

Through Feb. 27 / K-Jewel Art Gallery, 1415 Fulton St. / www.kjwl.com, (559) 497-5118 / Free

In conjunction with Hadassa, the American Jewish volunteer women's organization, K-Jewel Art Gallery presents a group show featuring works from 30 artists. Artists represented include Mimi Mott Smith, Chris Sorensen, Terry Ellsworth, Bill Wolfmann, Margaret Hudson and Lucy Pierson. Proceeds go to cardiac research.

Finding artistic inspiration in Yosemite

2-4 p.m. Saturday / 40982 Highway 41, Oakhurst / www.yosemitethisyear.com / Free

Oakhurst's Gallery Yosemite and Timberline Gallery are hosting the Yosemite "Rocks" Artistic Learning Series on the second Saturday of each month through September. February's offering is a special children's program focusing on drawing, beading and weaving. Events include an "aBEARham Lincoln" coloring and drawing contest and classes on drawing, beading and weaving and "How to Draw What You See in Nature."

Vietnamese music

7 p.m. Saturday / Casa de Fuego, inside Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, 711 Lucky Lane Coarsegold / $20 / 1-866-7WIN-WIN, www.chukchansigold.com

Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has a close relationship with KBIF 900 AM, The Central Valley's Asian Voice. The radio station serves the Asian community with Hmong, Punjabi/Hindi, Japanese and Vietnamese programming. That includes artists such as Trân thái Hoa and Thanh Tuyên, who will play 7 p.m. Saturday at Casa de Fuego inside the casino.

Great organ works at annual Galloway Evensong

4 p.m. Sunday / First Congregational Church of Fresno, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. / (559) 227-8489 / Free

Scott Horton, music director and organist at the First Congregational Church, will perform at the annual Galloway Memorial Organ Evensong. The event incorporates scripture, prayer and congregational singing. The program includes organ works by Bruhns, Lindberg, Cook and Vierne.

Wine & chocolate

Saturday and Sunday / participating wineries / prices vary / www.fresnocountywinejourney.com and www.maderawinetrail.com

The Twin Rivers Vintners Association and The Madera Wine Trail mix wine and chocolate this weekend for Valentine's Day. The Fresno County Wine & Chocolate Lovers Weekend is a two-day wine-tasting event, noon-6 p.m., and features 10 wineries, two breweries and two tasting rooms, all within eight miles of Highway 99. It is free for people who bring their own glass.

The Madera Wine Trail's Wine and Chocolate Weekend runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., costs $25 in advance and $30 at the event and features 10 wineries in Madera County, plus live music, shopping and gourmet food.

Electric love 2014

8 p.m. Thursday / Rainbow Ballroom, 1725 Broadway St. / $10-$15, $20 VIP / (559) 475-4340, www.edmmusicjunkies.com

Rave kids and EDM junkies (that's electronic dance music) will be out in force for Electric Love 2014. The 18-and-over event features Argentine DJ/producer trance duo Heatbeat, plus DJ LS, Yo Issak, Mike Efex, Mattography, Jon Incredible, Jake Iluminate, Aotas and Party Nation. This is a return trip for Heatbeat. The duo played Fulton 55 in June.

Global dance party

9 p.m. Friday / Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. / $10 / (559) 412-7400, www.fulton 55.com

In the late '60s, Mick Jagger was quoted as saying Los Angeles was "so jaded."

"It's still so jaded," says Autumn Harrison, singer, co-composer and multi-instrumentalist for the Argentinian musical collective Salt Petal, who plays 9 p.m. Friday at Fulton 55 as part of the monthly Pinche dance party.

Salt Petal looks to have passed that test, playing high-profile festivals like the Los Angeles Times' Festival of Books and Make Music Pasadena.

Harrison started the band in 2009 with Argentinian guitarist Rodrigo Gonzalez. Stylistically, they blend Argentinian folk music, Brazilian tropicalia and Cumbia to create a new style of bilingual up-tempo indie rock.

Sounds of Mardi Gras

Through 6 p.m. Sunday / Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2233 Ventura St. / Various ticket prices or $95 for a three-day pass / (559) 292-3999, www.fresnodixie.com

You'll hear the sounds of Dixieland pouring from the Radisson Hotel during Fresno Dixie Society's annual "Sounds of Mardi Gras Festival." This is the 30th year for the four-day event, which runs through Sunday night and features jazz and Dixieland bands playing in four of the hotel's ballrooms. There will be dancing. Daily events include a coronation ceremony (with king and queen) and several themed parades. This year, Fresno City Council Member Sal Quintero presents a proclamation claiming the second weekend in February for Fresno Dixieland Sounds of Mardi Gras.

Hot Tuna

7:30 p.m. Tuesday / Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. / $34.50-$44.50 / (559) 485-9050, www.towertheatrefresno.com

Hot Tuna was born in 1969 as a side project for Jefferson Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. The band has been playing its variation of Airplane's blues-rock since — with a few years' hiatus.

These days, the band plays mostly acoustic sets, which it will do Tuesday night at the Tower Theatre. Guitarist David Lindley joins the show.

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