Five picks for live entertainment
’On the Town’
Randall Theatre's first show in its Jacksonville location, 520 N. Fifth St., is "On the Town," a fast-paced musical that follows three sailors on 24-hour leave in 1940s New York City. Each has his own dreams for the day, and the story crackles with music by Leonard Bernstein. Look for such tunes as “Come Up to My Place,” “Lucky to Be Me,” “Some Other Time” and “New York, New York.” Robin Downward directs. Shows are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 25-27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Pay-what-you-want tickets are available at all shows. Reserved seats are $20. See randalltheatre.com or call 541-632-3258.
Celebrate Buncom Day
The ghost town of Buncom will come alive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Buncom Historical Society. Festivities will include a parade at noon, along with the regionally famous chicken-splat contest, live music, face painting, a book and plant sale, a country store, kids activities. Ken Phillips will be the "ghost host," telling stories about the occupants of the buildings at Buncom. Victory Dogs will be at the site with hot dogs, and snacks, beverages and other goodies will be available. To get there, follow Highway 238 to Ruch, turn south at Ruch onto Upper Applegate Road, travel three miles, then turn left on Little Applegate Road, travel another three miles to reach Buncom. Admission is free.
The outdoor Jacksonville Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, May 28 through Oct. 15, at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St. Look for fresh produce, baked bread, naturally raised beef, beverages and treats, along with a variety of arts and crafts. More than 70 vendors will be at the shady site. Live music will be featured from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market is pet-friendly.
Cascade Clarinet Consort and Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra
The Southern Oregon University wind ensembles will present "Groove Machine," a program of music by composer Marc Mellits, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. Look for Mellits's "Groove Canon," "Mara's Toys," "December" and "Groove Machine" from his work "Revolution." Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office, by calling 541-552-6348 or at the box office in the music hall. Students get in free.
Petunia and the Vipers
This Vancouver, British Columbia, band means business. Petunia and the Vipers — acoustic guitarist and vocalist Petunia, electric guitarist Stephen Nikleva, lapsteel guitarist Jimmy Roy, drummer Paul Townsend, bassist Joseph Lubinsky and trumpeter Jack Garton — will play roots-based guitar rock, cowboy yodeling, gritty rockabilly, horn-driven swing and more at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Brickroom Gathering House, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $10. Don't miss it.