Chateau Faire le Pont Wine and Art Night 5 p.m. Wednesday; Chateau Faire le Pont, 1 Vineyard Way; $12 suggested donation 667-9463
Painter Don Nutt is the featured artist for the winery’s first night of art showings, curated by Lily Sonderstrom of Waterville’s Harvest House Gallery. The event takes place monthly, featuring regional art and artists. The admission donation, earmarked for the Waterville Arts Association, buys gourmet hors d’oeuvres and a glass of premium wine.
“Geology of Leavenworth,” lecture 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; $5 548-7584
Geologist Brent Cunderla shares a slideshow and discusses how the landscape of Leavenworth was formed. The Upper Valley Historical Society co-sponsors the event.
Harvest House Gallery Second Sunday 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Harvest House Gallery and Supper Club, 217 E. Ash St.; $42.50; harvesthousegallery.com 745-9955
Landscape artist Don Nutt is the special guest showing and discussing work at the restaurant-gallery’s curated event. The evening starts off with a reception and wine, and continues with live jazz and a five-course French dinner. Make reservations at the number above.
Susie Cowan, paintings Reception 7 p.m. Saturday; Soap Lake Art Museum, 410 E. Main St.; free 885-6131
Tacoma artist Cowan crafts Day of the Dead altars, skeletons and dreamscapes in her paintings, on display through Nov. 29 at the Soap Lake gallery. Show up for this opening reception and take in live music from Victoria Gary and Gary.
Jack Nisbet, “The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest” 7 p.m. Nov. 12; Merc Playhouse, 101 Glover St.; free 996-2685
Spokane writer Nisbet shares his latest at the Merc. His publication about explorer Douglas reveals the Northwest’s visage during the time of the first European visitors, and addresses suspicion that the early naturalist conceived a child with a Canadian fur trader’s daughter.
Holiday gift show Nov. 14 through Jan. 2; Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St.; free 997-2787
Local and regional artists showcase their work at Confluence Gallery’s annual sale. All items are available for purchase. The display closes Jan. 2.