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Best Bets: Five picks for this weekend

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

In this renowned comic play, adapted by William Ritch, and performed by the Ashland Children’s Theatre, the world of humans and fairies collide, love is lost and found, and found again. The play is introduced with a charming prequel, ‘Fairy Revels’, set in a fairy-filled world, where sprites rehearse a play, “Romano & Asiago,” for their king and queen. Performances are set for 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at The Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Advance tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available in Ashland at Tree House Books, 15 N. Main St., and Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Admission at the door is $12, $6 for students. See ashlandchildrenstheatre.com or call 541-414-8676 or 541-301-4549 for information.

Sol Seed

Eugene-based reggae fusion band Sol Seed will perform an all-ages concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Walkabout Brewery, 921 Mason Way, Medford. Admission is free. Find Sol Seed on Facebook.

Derek Brown

Saxophonist Derek Brown of BeatBoxSax fame will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Crossing genres from jazz to classical to funk, Brown’s playing style makes use of creative, new “beatbox-like” technique. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.

AIFF Preview Night

The Ashland Independent Film Festival will hold a preview night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Learn about AIFF2019, see clips from festival films, pick up a Pocket Guide, and get information on special guests and new events. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission is $10 donation. See ashlandfilm.org or call 541-488-3823.

‘A Comedy of Tenors’

The characters from Ken Ludwig’s musical Lend Me a Tenor are back — this time in Paris, on the eve of a star-studded concert where three famous tenors are scheduled to perform together. Of course, everything that can go wrong does, including clandestine love affairs, romantic misunderstandings and enormous operatic egos threatening to cancel the entire concert. Directed by Paula Waterbury. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford.. Tickets are $20. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pick-your-price tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.

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'A Comedy of Tenors'