5 Things to do today, Tuesday, May 19
Art Class: Model Painting
Hone your portrait skills or paint whatever you like, from beginners to advanced painters. Advice and guidance is offered to attendees of this open paint time. Fresno Art Hub, 2005 N. Van Ness Blvd., Fresno, (559) 248-0148, www.fresnoarthub.com, $10. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Have you always wanted to try salsa dancing? Beginning and advanced dance lessons are offered before each dance, so arrive early and put on your dancing shoes. No partner needed. The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main St., Visalia, (559) 636-9463, www.cellardoor101.com, $5 includes free lessons. 8 p.m.
Food: Farmers Market
This market focuses on locally grown and organic food by offering produce from many vendors, including tree fruit, berries, vegetables and grass-fed meats. River Park, 220 E. Paseo Del Centro, Fresno, (559) 437-4855, free. 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Music: Jazz at the Library
JazzFresno presents Dick Douty, classical and jazz tubist, speaking on “The Roots of Jazz.” He will cover the origin of the evolving, improvisational art form, as well as the vital role jazz has played in American history. Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 E. Perrin Ave., Fresno, http://www.jazzfresno.org/, free. 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Theatre: Saving Planet Poochie
The “Poochies” have been banished to Earth for their non-conformist displays in violation of Planet Poochie’s rules and expectations and are in store for some amazing discoveries when they discover they are not alone in the universe. The Creative Center’s Jon Ginsburg Gallery, 410 E. Race Ave., Visalia, (559) 733-9329, savingplanetpoochie.brownpapertickets.com , $8. 12:30 p.m., 7 p.m.