Best Bets: 5 picks for the week
Explore the secrets Jacksonville’s historic Beekman Bank when regional historian Ben Truwe leads 45-minute candlight tours at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, through the bank. Admission is $5. Tours are limited to a 12 people, and reservations are required. Visitors must bring flashlights. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-245-3650 for reservations.
Pablo Estigarribia and Adrian Jost
The duo performs tango for piano and bandoneón, from classics such as “El Choclo” to original compositions, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 at the door. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
‘Mardi Gras in New Orleans’
Musicians Doug Warner, Don Harriss, Bishop Mayfield, Jennifer Davis, David Bolen, Jade Chavis, Greg Frederick, Dirk Price and Chris Pearson will pay tribute to the blues, funk and rumba boogies of the Big Easy at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at the at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for the sounds of The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, The Subdudes, Trombone Shorty and others. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Touring behind its newest album, “Life in the City,” this Brooklyn-based, nine-piece ensemble will present its explosion of funk, alternative, rock, and R&B at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Progressive soul, rock and R&B artists Object Heavy will open the show. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at Immortal Spirits in Medford, Music Coop in Ashland, or at liveatthearmory.com. Tickets will be $30 the day of the show.
The Choir of Man
This ensemble of nine will present boisterous pub songs and foot-stomping dance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The brainchild of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay, the 90-minute show promises to have the audience dancing in the aisles. Tickets are $42, $45 or $48, $30, $33 or $36 for ages 22 and younger, and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.