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PHOTO COURTESY OF E. MONKS HACK
Set a course
Locals have the chance to attend the debut book-signing event for local author E. Monks Hack’s first book in her Compass Rose Voyager series. Hack will be signing and talking about her book The Eyes of Eshnunna: An Adventure in Mesopotamia and her antique-dealing heroine, Compass Rose on Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Bookstore, 1137 N. H St., Suite Q, Lompoc. The event is free, but will include the book and merchandise to purchase. More information is available at compassrosevoyager.com or 735-9729.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHUMASH CASINO RESORT
Don Rickles has a long and illustrious reputation as one of America’s favorite insult comics, lampooning everybody from Frank Sinatra to the president of the United States. He is also well known for acting in films as diverse as Casino and the Toy Story movies. Rickles, sarcastically nicknamed “Mr. Warmth,” will bring his fiery brand of stand-up comedy to the Chumash Casino Resort on Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Cost is $45 to $85. More information is available at 1-800-CHUMASH or chumashcasino.com.
IMAGE COURTESY OF NANCY YAKI
Keenest of eyes
Flying Goat Cellars in Lompoc is currently featuring the work of local painter Nancy Yaki, a lifelong professional painter revered for her photorealistic style and deep depictions of nature. Some of Yaki’s lauded and award-winning artwork will show at Flying Goat Cellars through March, and an artist’s reception event will happen Feb. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m., including live music by Yaki’s husband Matt Yaki, wine tasting, Robbins Family olive oil tasting, artisan bread, and honey form Hush Honey. Flying Goat Cellars is located at 1520 E. Chesnut Ct., Unit A, Lompoc. More information is available at 736-9032 or flyinggoatcellars.com.
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