5 picks for things to do
Left Edge Percussion
The percussion ensemble — artistic director Terry Longshore, Reed Bentley, Greyson Boydstun, Jenny Gray, Jake Riggs and Drew Wright — will present composer Michael Gordon’s “Timber!” with video projections by David Bithell and Cody Bustamante for a multi-sensory experience at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $10 and $5, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk, offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Othello,” at noon Saturday, March 17, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
King Roy Wing
This folk and Americana band — singer and songwriter Michael Henry, upright bassist Jenica Smith, mandolin player Gaur Groover and violinist Hanna Winters —will debut its first album, “Peace of Mind,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at La Baguette Music Cafe, 340 A St., Ashland. Admission is $10.
New Zealand-born accordionist Grayson Masefield will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St., Ashland. Masefield, a world champion of classical and contemporary music, studied in France with Frederic Deschamps, and he performs regularly around the world and at such prestigious venues as the Coupe Mondiale in Croatia. Tickets are $15, $5 for kids, and will be available at the door. Call 541-488-7777 for information.
This Americana band — led by Drew Emmitt on mandolin and Vince Herman on guitar — will perform Wednesday, March 21, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. The band’s newest album, “Something Higher,” features 12 new songs and is set for release May 4. Singer and songwriter Keller Williams opens the show. Tickets are $35 in advance and are available at liveatthearmory.com, Music Coop in Ashland or Immortal Spirits in Medford. Tickets will be $40 the day of the show. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. The show is open to ages 21 and older.