Teen theater livestream, virtual events: July 17
Ashland Children’s Theatre
The Teen Mystery Theatre will present a single virtual performance of “The Key to Her Heart,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, via Zoom. The performance brings a world of private detectives, capable gals, hoodlums, and femme fatales to the virtual stage in this film noir-style comedy. This year’s Teen Mystery Theatre is utilizing costumes, props and virtual backgrounds to create the noir world and bring the separate actors to the same set using “Zoom magic.” “The Key to Her Heart” is written and directed by Eve Smyth and produced by Kate Sullivan. The performance is pay-what-you-can, and virtual seating is limited. See ashlandchildrenstheatre.com for sign-ups, email info@ashlandchildrenstheatre or call 541-414-8676.
OSF streams full-length play
O!, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s new streaming service, is offering full-length video recordings of Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays, playable on most devices. Viewers can see “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through July 22. The on-demand ticket is priced at $15 and is good for 48 hours. Go to osfashland.org and click on “Streaming Online.”
Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform their monthly livestream concert web series, “Front Row with Gypsy Soul,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The band will debut some new material for its upcoming 2020 album, “Beneath The Covers 1, Vol II,” as well as older favorites. The duo will do two, four- to six-song sets with a 10 minute Q-and-A section at “intermission.” See gypsysoul.com, click “shows and dates,” and find a “virtual tip jar,” where you can use PayPal or a credit card to start the show. The show is a “pay-what-you-want” basis. You do not have to sign up for anything unless you would like to be sent a reminder for the concert or you’d like to be part of the chat/comments during the concert.
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
The climate action group will host a general meeting via Zoom and Facebook Live at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. The presentation, “Digging In — Master Gardner Meets Master Climate Protector,” given by Cultivate Oregon Co-Director and local organic farmer Rhianna Simes, will discuss restoring the health of soils in domestic gardens and yards by increasing the soil organic matter, and offer tips on how to keep carbon in the soil as we grow food for our own table. For a complete experience, please have a plate or bowl of soil from your yard on hand. The Zoom meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. for social time. To join the virtual meeting, send a request to email@example.com. To watch via Facebook Live, see facebook.com/SOClimate.
Jackson County Library Services will host professional storytellers Alton Takiyama-Chung and Will Hornyak for virtual programs as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program. Takiyama-Chung will present stories from Hawaii, of WWII Japanese-Americans, and Asian folktales, at 2 p.m. on select Thursdays through Aug. 6. Hornyak will tell stories from American tall tales, Native American myths, Mexican fables, Russian fairytales, and more, at 2 p.m. every Friday through July. These free storytelling programs are intended for all ages. Some of the events will be live Zoom programs, and others will be prerecorded programs available through the JCLS YouTube channel. To register, visit the JCLS online events calendar at jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-8689.
Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour
Two text-based virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk through Jacksonville History” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. Learn about multiple escapes from the historic Jackson County Jail, illegal liquor stashes, the discovery of local gold, railroads and more during the “Walk” tour. New “stops” are added weekly. The “Beekman” tour shares tidbits from the family’s life and Jacksonville history. New material is added every Monday and Thursday. For further information call 541-245-3650 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soroptomist of North Valley Garden Tour
The 17th annual garden tour will be held virtually through Aug. 31. See eight diverse gardens, ranging in style from local pollinator and country gardens to the formal Shakespeare Garden at Hanley Farm. A donation of $10 is recommended. Proceeds will go to support Soroptomist of North Valley’s Live Your Dream Award program, which provides education grants for women. To access the tour, see Gardens4Good.online.
Schneider Museum of Art
The art museum at Southern Oregon University offers a new virtual exhibit, “Celebrating Wild Beauty,” available on its website, sma.sou.edu, through July 25. This exhibition presents work by seven artists that pay homage to the 20th anniversary of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Call to artists for virtual ‘Fringettes’
The Oregon Fringe Festival is looking for artists of all types to showcase their creativity on “Fringettes,” a virtual cabaret of short vignettes showcasing the creativity of its contributors for shows that will air the final Friday of each month. Each spring, the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University produces the Oregon Fringe Festival, a multi-day event celebrating outrageous creativity in the arts. The virtual “Fringettes” was originally produced as part of the Oregon Fringe Festival. See oregonfringefestival.org/fringettes