Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, May 5 through June 1, will feature Karen Hunziker. Hunziker works in mixed media consisting of ink, watercolor pens and pastel. Russian scenes and folk art are her passion and she tries to add a little whimsy to each intricate drawing. Also featured are Lori Anderson painter of vibrant colorful pastoral scenes in oil and acrylic and Lorrene Davis jewelry maker who works with polymer clay and silver. The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on May 19. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents “Bricolage” — art crafted from found and recycled objects. The show is up through May 31. ArtSpace hours are Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays from noon-6 p.m. and every Third Saturday from noon-8 p.m. For more information call 530-295-3496.
The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, presents First Friday Blues Night with Jonny Mojo and special guests Frankie Soul, James Easterwood and Pete Rose, for a night of rockin’ blues and dueling electric guitars at 8 p.m. For scheduled shows visit thecozmiccafe.com or call 530-642-8481. All ages are welcome.
It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Shilo and Marion Trio on Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, May 3 is music by the 3 G’s. On Thursday meet a winemaker and enjoy wine tasting and food pairings from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information call 530-303-3792.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Micro Blue Duo on Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having Esample on Friday, May 2 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Saturday, MAy 3 Simms Band is playing at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Thursday it is DJ Old Griff at 9 p.m. For more information call 530-626-0336.
Marco’s Café, 7221 Highway 49 in Lotus, is presenting music by Clan Dyken on Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Come enjoy the music and bring a hearty appetite to enjoy the Italian food in an outdoor atmosphere. For more information call 530-642-2025.
The Ponderosa High School auto shop program and the Rescue Fire Department are joining forces to put on a fundraiser on Saturday, May 3. It is the Rescue Road Test. Bring your car to the Rescue Firehouse between 9 a.m.and 1 p.m. and auto shop students will do a service check. There will be Model T cars, hot dogs and sodas and T-shirts. This great fundraiser was developed, conceived and executed by Ponderosa High School junior Alistair Young.
Knotty Pine Lanes, 2667 Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines, is having a bowling tournament on Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m. to raise money for the Destination Dancers of Pollock Pines trip to Disneyland to dance in the Christmas parade. The tournament will help raise the money to finance the trip. For more information call Katie at 530-417-7776.
The United Methodist Women’s Annual Tea and fashion Show is Saturday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m.-2p.m. at the church, 3301 Green Valley Road in Rescue. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 530-677-4910.
A fundraiser to restore Old City Hall, 487 and 489 Main St. in Placerville, is on Saturday, May 3 from 5-9 p.m. with live music by 120 West, prizes, food and drinks and tours of the building. For more information call 530-391-1490.
Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville, is having a VW Hangout on Sunday, May 4. The gathering starts at 8 a.m. Enjoy breakfast on the patio and music by Rita and Soul. Proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado. For more information call 530-621-1003.
LotusHocusPocus welcomes Sylvia Herold, Bay Area singer, guitarist extraordinaire for an afternoon of harmony-rich swing, folk, country and pop music with Chuck Ervin, upright bass, vocals joined by special guest, the foothills’ own Keith Little, vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist on Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. To get more information about the event and the band visit lotushocuspocus.com/houseconcerts or call 530-622-4914.
Pine Lodge, 6231 Pony Express Trail, is having a Cinco de Mayo party on Monday, May 5 with free nachos. For more information call 530-644-2413.
The Powerhouse Pub, 614 Sutter St. in Folsom, is having Free Trade Band on Wednesday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m. Manos of Fate and Twilight Straggler will play after. For more information call 916-355-8586 or go to powerhousepub.com.
The Folklore Lounge, 372 Main St. in Placerville, is having an open acoustic jam on Monday, May 5 at 4 p.m. There is open mic hosted by Scott Walshaw every Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information call 530-621-4147.
Sienna Restaurant, 3909 Park Drive in El Dorado Hills, is having music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday, May 8 Scott and David is appearing from 7-10 p.m. For more information call 916-941-9694.