5 picks for things to do
'Singin' in the Rain'
This splashy musical follows the story of a silent film production company and its cast as they make the difficult transition from silent films to "talkies." Look for magical songs such as "Singin' in the Rain," "Make 'Em Laugh," "Good Morning" and others. Shows are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Randall Theatre, 520 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $20 or $22 for reserved seating and can be purchased at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pay-what-you-want tickets are available 30 minutes before shows.
Bluegrass band Foxfire will reunite for two shows: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent; and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass. The band formed in 1984 and enjoyed nearly 14 years of success as a national and international touring band. It has six albums to its credit, including the new "Retrospective," a collection of 22 previously recorded songs. Today's lineup includes Larry Bulaich Wilder on banjo, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, Jeff Jones on mandolin, Glenn Freese on guitar and Peter Koerella on bass. Tickets for each show are $10 to $20 on a sliding scale and can be purchased at the doors.
Siskiyou Film Festival
KS Wild will present its 16th annual Siskiyou Film Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Grants Pass High School Performing Arts center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. The Siskiyou Film Fest focuses on the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and features award-winning films about people creating real world solutions to today's challenges on a local, regional and global scale. This year's feature film will be "A River’s Last Chance," chronicling the history of the Eel River in Northern California. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at siskiyoufilmfest.org or Oregon Books and Games, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass. Tickets will be $20, $15 for seniors and students, at the door.
Open the Door for Three
Fiddler Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O'Hare and bouzouki player Pat Broaders are Open the Door for Three. The group plays a combination of tunes from centuries-old collections, contemporary melodies and fresh arrangements of old and new songs. Its newest release, "The Joyful Hour," includes music from O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody of the 1920s, the Patrick McDonald and Goodman collections, along with traditional music of Ireland and Cape Breton. Open the Door for Three will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $20.
Ashland singer Tiffany Cooper will debut her new recording, "Satin Mood: A Tribute to Julie London," at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Cooper captures London's sultry jazz vocals on such hits as "Cry Me a River," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Basin Street Blues," "Bye-Bye Blackbird" and others in a playful style. She will be accompanied by Joe Cohoon on upright bass and Ed Dunsavage on guitar. Reservations are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at siskiyoumusicproject.com.