3 to 4 p.m. Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Free. 541-899-7438 or www.jcls.org.
Award-winning science fiction author Robin Sheahan will discuss her new book "Storm of Arranon — Fire and Ice," which received an honorable mention in Writer's Digest's 2013 Self Published Book Awards in the middle grade, young adult division. Sheahan will also be signing copies of the book.
7:30 p.m. Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets cost $46, $52 or $58 and can be purchased at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000. The show will contain adult themes and language.
Comedian Lewis Black's live performances offer a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment. More of a cranked-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
'cabaret' at ashland high school
2 p.m. Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. General seating costs $15, $10 for seniors and students, and tickets can be purchased at Paddington Station, Tree House Books, Music Coop and online at www.showtix4u.com. Reserved seating costs $20 and is only available online at www.showtix4u.com or by calling 866-967-8167.
Sparks fly when young American writer Cliff Bradshaw falls for cabaret performer Sally Bowles in this musical set in 1931 Berlin at the seedy Kit Kat Klub. Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Jeremy Johnson directs, and choreography is by Carolanne Marano.