Best Bets:5 picks for things to do
Aloft Circus Arts
An all-female contemporary circus company will present “Brave Space,” at 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Levity Circus Collective, 280 E. Hersey St., #15, Ashland. The interactive show includes interdependent acts of aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at bit.ly/2WIrD78 or $25 at the door. Audience members must be able to sit on the floor, stand up and walk around for the duration of the performance. Anyone who needs assistance or a chair to sit in should mention so when purchasing tickets. See aloftcircusarts.com
American Band College
The 30th anniversary concert of the American Band College of Central Washington University will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The band will feature two 100-member “Directors’ Bands,” with members from 40 states and Canada. Special guests include horn soloist Chris Castellanos; trumpet soloist Allen Vizzutti; and conductors Johan de Meij, Loras Schissel and Col. Mike Bankhead. The band will perform original works by guest conductor/composer Frank Ticheli, along with traditional bandstand songs such as “Marche Militaire Francaise,” “Porgy and Bess,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Tickets are $25, $15 for youth ages 6 to 18, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Dancing (and Dining) in the Streets
Broadway Phil and the Shouters — singer and harmonica player Phil Newton, guitarists Dave Day and Jake Thompson, bassist Gary Davis and drummer David Mathieu will perform West Coast blues, R&B and roots rock from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, in Middleford Alley in downtown Medford. Follow the music and find menus at nearby tables. Call in to the particular restaurants, and food will be delivered to your table. Then dance in the street. Bring nonperishable canned food to donate to ACCESS. Dancing (and Dining) in the Streets takes place the third Friday of each month through Sept. 20, with different band or DJ performances each month. Find Dancing and Dining in the Streets on Facebook for more information.
‘Not The Count of Monte Cristo?!’
In this musical comedy, a subpar actor and playwright has a dream of producing his own live staged version of the classic story “The Count of Monte Cristo,” but he doesn’t have enough actors to put on his play and must rely on two friends who want nothing to do with his dream, and he has no budget for sets or costumes. As the three characters hurry on and off stage in a production meant for 16 actors, hilarity ensues. Directed by Elliot Anderson. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday through June 22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford. Advance reserved tickets are $24. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pick-your-price tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.
Third Friday Art Walk
Galleries, restaurants and studios in downtown Medford unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.com.