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Upstairs Gallery, 420 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Michael Yurkovic, a long-time Placerville resident, for the month of April. His work features paintings of local historical sites, landscapes and flowers. The public is invited to view his work and meet the artist on Saturday, April 20 from 5-8 p.m.
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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through May 5, is featuring Carlotta Tormey, watercolor painter, illustrator and winner of many awards and acclaim. She has worked as designer, art director, teacher and free lance professional artist. Also the focus is on photographer, Craig Koski. Koski’s colorful and dynamic style produces emotion by digitally manipulating colors. The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with extended hours until 9 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk on April 20. There will be music by Caroll Tuttle and Friends. For more information call 530-642-2944.
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Rinconart Studio and Gallery, 440 Main St. in Placerville, this month features artist Garleanne Mason. She paints a broad range of subject matter including landscapes, still life, portraits, figures, Gold Country historical sites and Victorian houses. For Third Saturday Art Walk there will be beverages and appetizers. For more information call 530-621-4799.
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Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is celebrating April with the theme, “Natural Wonders.” Member artists have been working in their various media to express their own visions of the wonders of nature. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.
Findleton Estate Winery, 3500 Carson Road in Camino, is having an inspiring evening of music by Joaquin Fioresi on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in the tasting room. Enjoy the free concert and some wine. For more information call 530-644-4018 or 530-644-0714.
Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having karaoke with Ellen on Friday, April 19 at 9 p.m.; music by the Remedy on Saturday, April 20 at 9 p.m.; Jonny Mojo and Friends on Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m.; singer songwriter open mic on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.; and Doug Not Josh on Thursday,April 25 at 7 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Tiffani Shiro and Hugh Hoeger on Friday, April 19; Ann Marie Fielding on Saturday, April 20. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features free entertainment every Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aerorocks — A Salute to Aerosmith Friday, April 19; ESP (classic rock, Top 40) Saturday, April 20; Steel Breeze (classic rock, pop) Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20; California Cowboys (country) Sunday, April 21; Fastlane (classic rock, Top 40) Monday through Thursday, April 22 through 25. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
The Pleasant Valley Grange is hosting its annual Talent Contest on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the grange hall, 4765 Pleasant Valley Road in Placerville. There will be two categories, a 15 and under age group and a 16 and over age group with $100 in prize money for both categories. The acts must be no more than 2 minutes long and no lip syncing is allowed. The winners will advance to the state competition in October. To find out more about the contest contact Luci at 530-644-2875 or [email protected]
The Union Mine Jazz A and B will be performing “Jazz at the Coz” — Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, April 19. This is a rare opportunity for the public to enjoy the bands in a nonschool setting. The music is from 7 to 9 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more details call 530-620-2786.
El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents “A Walk in the Park” — exploring public spaces and use through parks and art is the concept. ArtSpace has been converted into an indoor park complete with trees, sculptures, and even a puppy. There is an artists’ reception Saturday, April 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 530-295-3496.
The Placerville Elks Lodge No. 1712 is having its Spring Fling Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 20 at the lodge, 3821 Quest Court in Shingle Springs. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. After dinner there is dancing to the tunes of DJ Norm Hammond. Tickets are $15. To attend call 530-672-9120.
Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having Sheri Hoeger for a fun-filled evening of teaching to paint spring flowers on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The $40 fee includes all materials and a glass of wine. To sign up contact Sheri at 916-501-1790 or [email protected]