For February, shes upped the bar with a trunk show featuring the enormously popular steampunk jewelry designs of Melissa Tomerlin, who peddles her amazingly well-priced techno trinkets, golden wasps and gear-laden lockets under the brand name of Gold Bug. She knows what people want to pay and doesnt overvalue her product, Shearer says of the uber-local artist, who lives three blocks from the store and makes great potential loot for someones Valentine.
Shop, chat and sample Valentine-inspired refreshments from 6 p.m. to midnight along the 1200 block of East 17th Avenue; to sweeten the deals even further, Shearer is donating 20 percent of the evenings sales to the Bresma Orphanage in Haiti. Visit www.soulhaus.com or call 303-861-4375.
Sat., Feb. 6, 6 p.m.-midnight, 2010