Five picks for live entertainment
This improvisational comedy trio — Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery — will present "A Completely Improvised Zombie Apocalypse" in the style of Jane Austen at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Look for a terrifyingly funny show filled with wit, romance, danger and brains ... lots of brains. Musical accompaniment will be by Darcy Danielson. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at hamazons.com, or $18 at the door.
Rock band L.E.F.T. — singer and guitarist Bret Levick, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Terreri and Don Harriss on keys — will perform Levick's original music, along with choice cover songs by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and more at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. There is no cover for the show.
'Motown Get Down'
A dance party featuring live sounds of Motown, soul and oldies performed by the Daniel Kelly Soul Project — singer Danielle Kelly, guitarist Paul Turnipseed, drummer Matthew Kriemelman, bassist Richard Meyer and Gordon Greenley on sax — will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased at elks944.org/buy. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Proceeds from tickets and bar sales will benefit CASA, a nonprofit that advocates the well-being of children under the care of Child Welfare. The dance is open to ages 21 and older.
Rogue Valley Symphonic Band
The community band, conducted by Don Bieghler, will present "Dracula's Playlight ... With a Twist!" a program of Halloween-themed music featuring J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Saint Saens' "Danse Macabre," Berlioz' "March to the Scaffold" from Symphonie Fantastique, and three movements from Julio Giroux's "Bookmarks from Japan" and more at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, $20 for a family of four, and can be puchased online at roguevalleysymphonicband.org or at the door.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
This concert experience pays tribute to folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Look for such hits such as "Mrs. Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Scarborough Fair" played by a live band and accompanied by cutting-edge lighting and projections. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $32, $35 or $38, $22, $25 or $28 for ages 22 and younger, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.