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Virtual Medford Multicultural Fair, local livestreams: Sept. 25

The Hamazons

The Hamazons, also known as “The Warrior Princesses of Improv” — Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery — will premiere a recording of their 2018 show, “Science Fiction — The B Movies,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, via YouTube. Inspired by 1950s movies such as “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” and “The Blob,” the Hamazons deliver a full-length improvised story with science, suspense, and above all, humor. The screening will be provided for free, although $5 ticket donations will be accepted. The YouTube link will be provided on the Hamazon’s website, hamazons.com, an hour before the show begins. A live text chat stream will be available to make comments about the show or to “talk” directly with the Hamazons themselves.

Gypsy Soul

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, Sept. 26. A pre-show will start at 5:45 p.m. with recordings and slideshow from the new album, “Cover Story.” 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, and click on the link which will take you to the online platform Twitch. One there you will 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.

Drive electric presentations

The Southern Oregon Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Association will offer three, one-hour free virtual presentations tailored to the varied interests and budgets of potential electric vehicle buyers, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. For further information on each presentation, or to request a link, see socan.eco.

Go Clean Energy Conference

350Deschutes, a nonprofit climate organization, will host a free virtual conference from Monday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Oct. 2. The conference features 30 experts who will present on a variety of topics related to climate and energy. For a complete listings of presentations or to register, see gocleanenergy.org.

Ballet Folklórico dance

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage month, the Jackson County Library System will host Luisa Zaragosa, artistic director of Ballet Folklórico Ritmo Alegre, who will present a free, all-ages introduction to Ballet Folklórico. Dance instruction will take place via Zoom at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6-13. Participants will practice traditional folk dances and learn about the diverse cultures from different states of Mexico. To register, see jcls.org/nhhm.

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

The climate action group will offer a private pre-release screening of “Other Side of the Hill: Rural Perspectives on a Changing Climate,” a short film by James Parker and Juliet Grable, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, via Zoom. The film explores the impacts of a changing climate on rural Eastern Oregon — as seen through the eyes of local leaders — from innovative timber operations in Wallowa County to large scale solar farms in Lakeview, and more. To join the virtual screening, send a request to carmen@socan.eco. The film will not be available on any other platform. For further information, see socan.eco.

AIFF Varsity World Film Week

The Ashland Independent Film Festival will hold its annual Varsity World Film Week virtually this year, from Friday, Oct. 2, through Thursday, Oct. 15. Among the countries represented through the 15 selected films are Chile, China, France, Israel, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Iran, Hong Kong, Argentina and more. Several well-known films from the festival circuit, in addition to well-known directors, will be part of the event. Each film will be available on the festival’s Eventive film channel for 48 consecutive hours, and several will be accompanied by filmmaker Q-and-As. Tickets are $10. For further information or to purchase tickets, see ashlandfilm.org.

OSF ‘Dare to Dream Gala’

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will hold its annual “Dare to Dream Gala” virtually this year via the OSF website at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. The free evening of entertainment features entertainment from OSF actors and artists, talks by the new leadership team Nataki Garrett and David Schmitz, and opportunities to bid on OSF-inspired experiences, gifts and memorabilia in a silent auction. The event will be hosted by actor Christiana Clark and Associate Artistic Director Evren Odcikin. See osfashland.org or call 541-482-2111 for further information.

Ashland World Music Festival

Ashland’s annual music festival will be held virtually this year. Originally slated for Sept. 12, the event has been postponed until Friday, Oct. 23, because of wildfires in Southern Oregon. The event is free to livestream from the Facebook page @RogueWorldMusic and on the Rogue World Music website and Youtube channel. Featured artists this year include Americana-style folk band, The Nell & Jim Band, Ghanaian musician Okaidja Afroso from Ghana, West Africa, and Son De Cuba, a modern- and classic-style Cuban quartet, and more. For more information, visit rogueworldmusic.org/awmf or email anabyers@rogueworldmusic.org.

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. New material is added every Monday and Thursday. For further information, call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

Greater Medford Multicultural Fair (virtual): Join in a day of virtual entertainment and celebration of various cultures emceed by popular radio personality DJ Gemineye during the 27th annual Greater Medford Multicultural Fair. The livestreamed event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. DJ Gemineye will present an eclectic mix of music and dance, poetry and visual art from around the world, all performed by local artists. Also being presented are cooking demonstrations from some of the region’s chefs, multicultural storytelling for kids, opportunities to engage in diverse conversations and more. To join in, search for Greater Medford Multicultural Fair on Facebook, YouTube or the streaming platform Twitch. For further details, see instagram.com/medfordmulticulturalfair. Photo by Mary Wilkins-Kelly