Best Bets: Five picks for this weekend
‘Angels in America: Millennium Approaches’
Regarded by many critics as the best American play of the past 50 years, “Millennium Approaches” is the first of two plays in Tony Kushner’s epic “Angels in America,” an eloquent, heartfelt, theatrically thrilling, surprisingly funny examination of the AIDS crisis, fraying relationships and the soul of America during the 1980s. Directed by Jim Edmondson. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through June 1, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at Southern Oregon University in the Theatre Arts Building, 491 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for full-time students. Tickets are available at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.
Power R&B band True Reactions — Thom Cammarota on bass and vocals, Emily Mann on vocals, Jen Marie on keyboards and vocals, Paul Stafford on guitars, Jon Glaser on drums, Tom Reilly on tenor sax and Patrick Oberlinon on trumpet — will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315
Step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays, May 25 through Sept. 2, at the Beekman Bank Museum, 110 W. California St, Jacksonville. See the gold scales, look in the teller drawers and walk into the vault while costumed docents share stories about the bank’s founder, pioneer life and 19th-century banking practices. A $3 donation is suggested, and proceeds go toward preservation and maintenance of the bank. Call 541-245-3650 or see historicjacksonville.org.
Movies in Lithia Park
Find family movie fun under the stars the second and fourth Fridays through Sept. 27 at the Butler Bandshell, 150 Winburn Way in Lithia Park, Ashland. Movies begin at dusk. On Friday, May 24, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” will be shown. Wireless “Silent Disco” headphones will be available to rent, and refreshments will be available for purchase. A $5 donation is requested. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ashland Parks Foundation. All movies will be rated PG. See ashland.or.us/parks or call 541-488-5340.
Singer, songwriter and banjo player Greta Gardnier will perform original folk songs at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.