Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring the outstanding photography of Soroush Mostafanejad. He uses a professional photographic technique of “high dynamic range photographs that capture all the available light, tone and color through multiple exposures.” Also featured at Gold Country are the delightful stained glass designs of Linda Soos. Soos’ windows are unique, freeform mosaic style, glass on glass art. She draws inspiration from the nature. An extra feature this month is a special group exhibit of plein air paintings, photography and three dimensional art inspired by the the historical Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, now the location of Gold Hill Ranch. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with extended hours until 9 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk. Call 530-642-2944 for more information or visit the Website at goldcountryartistsgallery.com.
Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring the nature-inspired watercolor paintings and photography of Christine McClellan during the month of May. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.
Gold Hill Winery, 5660 Vineyard Lane, is having “Wine Down Fridays” — a casual evening of local musicians, great wine and excellent beer on the second and fourth Fridays. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy a glass of wine or beer out on the deck until 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. On Friday, May 24 Dennis Skinner is playing. For more information call 530 906-1663.
Marco’s Café, 7221 Highway 49 in Lotus, is having reggae music by Rebel Soldiers on Friday, May 24. This free show starts at 7 p.m. For more information call 530-642-2025.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features an all-new stage, lounge and bar with free entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Bands are on-stage from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Audioboxx (rock, classic rock) on Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, is presenting Bill Walsh and the Tall Boys on Friday, May 24 and Midnight Sanctuary on Saturday, May 25. For more information call 530-303-3749.
Hog Wild, 38 Main St., is having music by Hill Country Band on Saturday, May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-622-3883.
Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating Fat Tuesday, May 28 with a Cajun flair featuring music by Garratt Wilkin, Rick Turnage, Larry Park and Steve Schultz. There will be gumbo and more to match the music. For more information call 530-626-1091.