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Planes on Paper
Singers and songwriters Navid Eliot and Jen Borst, better known as Yakima, Washington, folk duo Planes on Paper, are touring in support of their new album, “Edge Markings,” on nonprofit Rainwater Records. They’ll perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Brickroom, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. Advance tickets are $8 and available at brownpapertickets. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Hear Planes on Paper at SoundCloud.
Artists’ Workshop Annual Show
This group of accomplished artists opens its 34th annual show and sale Friday, Aug. 3, at Art Presence Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. A reception will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Look for landscapes, florals, still lifes, and abstracts in a variety of media. This year’s show features 16 artists, including Steve Bennett. The group was founded in 1979 by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 26.
The orchestra, conducted by Teddy Abrams, will showcase pianist Jonathan Biss at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive. Look for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major. Tickets are $45 for premium reserved seating, $25 for general reserved seating, $20 for lawn seating, $10 for children and students, and can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.
Ashland Children’s Theatre
Teen Mystery Theatre will present “Fade to Black,” a film noir-style comedy set in 1945 on a Hollywood movie set where there’s more drama behind the scenes than in front of the camera. Written and directed by Eve Smyth and Kate Sullivan, shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Advance tickets are $10, $5 for students, and can be purchased at Music Coop or Tree House Books in Ashland. Tickets will be $12, $6 for students, at the door. See ashlandchildrenstheatre.com.
The Santa Fe, New Mexico, marimba ensemble will perform traditional Zimbabwean music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Unity Drum & Dance will open the show. Food and beverages will be available. No outside alcohol will be permitted. Admission is by donation. See rogueworldmusic.org.