Muskadine Blues Band
Harmonica player and vocalist Mark Adams, guitarist Steve O'Neill, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Tom Stamper will perform original music by Adams, along with blues music by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Paul Butterfield and Jimmy Reed, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8, on an outdoor stage at The Schoolhouse, 1219 N. Valley View Road, Ashland. Spring water and ice will be available. Gather at 3:30 p.m. Suggested admission price is $20.
Gene Black Art Exhibit
A collection of limited-edition photographs by Gene Black will be displayed through Aug. 3 at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Black, a guitarist for British singer Joe Cocker for about 15 years, photographed much of the art and architecture in European cities while touring with Cocker so that he could share his experiences with friends and family. A reception for Black will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the wine-tasting room. Rock band L.E.F.T. will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Black will sit in with the band during its second set. Admission is free for the reception; $3 for the live music. See geneblackphotography.com.
More than 40 hands-on activities such as arts, crafts, science projects, storytelling and stage performances will be offered during the 51st Annual Children's Festival from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 10, at the Britt Gardens, 350 First St., Jacksonville. Dragon Deli will offer food, and kids can "feed" litter-eating dragons Rosabelle and Pebbles. Admission is $3 per day for kids and adults. See www.storytellingguild.org.
San Francisco pianist Robert Schwartz will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms and Liszt at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Schwartz is a winner of the Ravel Prize, earned at the Marguerite Long International Competition in Paris. Conductor Hugh Wolff touts Schwartz as "one of the finest pianists of his generation." Admission is $25, $15 for age 18 and younger. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
The Bad Film Society
"The Deathless Devil," a 1972 remake of the 1940 "The Mysterious Doctor Satan," will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 9, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge. The 1972 film, made in Turkey, is a remake of the 1940 "The Mysterious Doctor Satan." It includes everything you'd want in a bad film: It's wacky, unrestrained and is full of mystifying logic. Rare and weird short films will be shown before the feature. Bring any bad DVDs, tapes or books you'd like to give away and a dish for the potluck dinner. Enter the lodge through the entrance on Will Dodge Way — the alley between East Main Street and Lithia Way and First and Second streets. Look for the "Elks Dining" sign. Admission is $4.