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5 picks for live entertainment

Buena Vista Social Club

The release of Buena Vista Social Club's 1997 album barely turned heads in the world music industry. However the record — with its sculpted tunes and warm, acoustic rhythms — steadily kept selling, building almost entirely by word-of-mouth until it achieved critical acclaim. The group has toured with different lineups since the album's release. This appearance will include leading lady Omara Portuondo and guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Rutendo Marimba will perform at 6 p.m. in the Britt Performance Garden. Tickets are $48 for reserved seating, $35 for lawn seating, $29 for ages 12 and younger, $216 for premium blanket seating for four, $108 for premium blanket seating for two, and can be purchased online at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 541-773-6077.

Slow Corpse with The Mondegreens

Ashland alt-rockers Slow Corpse — Dash Curtis,  Cole Zollinger, Brenton Clarke, Cesar Perez and Mitchell Winters — will perform with Seattle rock 'n' roll band The Mondegreens at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Brickroom Gathering House, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. Slow Corpse's airy progressive music can be found on the band's two EPs, "Hound" and "Moon." The Mondegreens'  — Jack Knight, Russell Rabut, David Friedlander and Scotty Jenkins — take on rock 'n' roll includes elements of R&B, psychedelia and folk. The cover is $5.

Tie Days in Shady Cove

The eighth annual summer celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at Shady Kate's Boutique, 21584 Highway 62, Shady Cove. The fair will host more than 90 vendors selling antiques, vintage and recycled furniture, jewelry, pottery, fiber art, vintage and tie-dye clothing, photography, exotic plants and flowers. The bandstand will feature B. Wishes and the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers on both days. Other events include a craft beer bar hosted by Standing Stone Brewing Co., a mule-driven covered wagon providing shuttle service, raffles, silent auctions, face painting for kids and a bubble gum-blowing contest. Mexican food, ice cream sandwiches, organic sodas, shaved ice cones, coffee and donuts will be available. Bugs-R-Us will display live bugs. Tie Days also includes a canned preserves competition. Eagle Point Mayor Bob Russell and freelance food writer Sarah Lemon will be among the judges. Call 541-821-2120 or see www.facebook.com/tiedays'16.

Radio Control Aircraft Show

The Rogue Eagles Radio Control Club presents its 38th Annual Charity Air Show from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at Agate Skyways, off East Antelope Road, Eagle Point. The show features radio-control World War I and II replicas, electric planes, jets, gliders and novel aircraft such as Snoopy and the Red Baron, Batman and Superman. Visitors can test their skills using a radio-controlled flight simulator, and candy will be dropped on the runway for kids to grab. There will be drawings for radio-controlled airplanes. Tickets for drawings are available at the air show and Al's Cycle & Hobby in Medford. Food and beverages will be available. To get there, take Highway 62 and turn east on Highway 140. Follow 140 3.5 miles to East Antelope Road, turn right and travel one mile to the entrance of Agate Skyways. Admission is $5; $10 per vehicle, and kids get in free. Proceeds benefit Children's Miracle Network. See www.rogue-eagles.org.

'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

This musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning film was nominated for 11 Tony Awards. Erik Connolly stars as suave, sophisticated Lawrence Jameson, who makes his living by persuading wealthy women to fund his political cause. Eoghan McDowell plays the unstylish Freddy Benson, who swindles women out of money with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. The story twists when both men target a young heiress, played by Sabrina Hebert. Olivia Harrison directs. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 2 at Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at www.camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250. Tickets are $18 to $36. A performance to benefit Medford Soroptimist International Club will show at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Tickets are $25 and available only at Paddington Station in Ashland, Country Quilts in Jacksonville, Judy's Central Point Florist, Medford Visitors Center next to the Harry & David store on Center Drive, or through members of Soroptimist Medford. Call 541-973-4186.

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