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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Nov. 5 through Dec. 2, is featuring the outstanding photography of Soroush Mostafanejad. Soroush seeks out unusual subjects and exciting color and then with his professional photographic techniques and modern computer technology enhances and prints his own work on canvas. In addition, the gallery is featuring the unique and original pottery of Lisa Bone. Bone creates exquisite raku and other saggar fired pottery and uses intricate carving and glazing techniques. The gallery of professional artists is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on Nov. 17. 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, is exhibiting “The Collectors,” an all media invitational show through Nov. 17. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Tiffani Shiro and Hugh Hoeger on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and by Dan Gormley on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. For information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
Thai cooking class is Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. Learn how to prepare a traditional Thai dinner and learn about common ingredients and how to combine them to develop the desired flavors and enjoy the meal prepared during the final hour of class. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign-up call 530-677-2231 or visit cameronpark.org.
Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, is having portraits in the vineyard by K. Walker Photography Studio on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Imagine your family portrait taken in our beautiful fall vineyards. For more information call 530-647-8505.
Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents music by Joaquin Fioresi on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 4 James Israel is playing from 5 to 7 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.
The Empty Bowls Supper Fundraiser is Saturday, Nov. 3 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, Frisk St. in Placerville. Enjoy bread and beverage and a hearty homemade soup served in a handmade ceramic bowl donated by local potters and school students. Keep the ceramic bowl as long as supplies last. The bowl is a reminder that hunger exists in the community and around the world. Suggested donations of $15 per person are requested. For more information go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, is calling all poetry lovers for Poetry Off-the Shelves on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Share original poetry, a special poem from a favorite poet or come and listen. For more information contact the library at 530-621-5540.
Sequoia at Wedgewood, 643 Bee St. in Placerville, continues the 2012 comedy season on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music by Tamra Godey and guests. The laughs start at 8 p.m. in the Sequoia Empire Ballroom. Tickets are $15 by reservation and $20 at the door. To make reservations call 530-622-5222 or go to sequoiaplacerville.com.