Best Bets: Five picks for this weekend
Irish fiddler Frankie Gavin will perform traditional music at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Named the fastest fiddler in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records, Gavin includes humor and stories about growing up in Ireland in his shows. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Stand-up comedian Brian Regan will present his observational and self-deprecating humor at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Regan’s new, four-episode sketch-comedy series, “Stand Up and Away!” produced by Jerry Seinfeld, was released Dec. 24 on Netflix. Tickets are $44, $47 or $50 and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Rock ‘n’ roll band L.E.F.T. — singer, songwriter and guitarist Bret Levick, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Terreri and keyboard player Don Harriss — will perform Levick’s original rock, along with covers of songs by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and others at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. Call 541-500-8881 or see grapestreetbarandgrill.com.
Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre
The troupe will present “Legends of Coyote,” a compilation of humorous trickster tales performed with puppets, masks and costumes inspired by Pacific Northwest Native American art, at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Admission is free. Bring new or gently used books to donate to the Storytelling Guild. See storytellingguild.org or facebook.com/storytellingguild.
Bob Haworth and John Hollis
The acoustic duo — Haworth of Kingston Trio fame and Hollis of Callahan’s Lodge fame — will present a performance of up-beat music featuring vintage folk, cowboy tunes, original songs and more from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Bella Union Restaurant, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-1770 or see bellau.com.