OSF virtual concert, Rogue Valley livestreams: Nov. 13
Ashland Independent Film Festival — ‘Best of The Fests’
The Ashland Independent Film Festival, presenting the second film in its virtual film series, offers “The Dilemma of Desire” in collaboration with Ashland’s boutique, As You Like It: Love Revolution. The film will screen on AIFF’s Eventive film channel from Friday, Nov. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 19. “The Dilemma of Desire” explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies and — ultimately — power. This film is intended for mature audiences only. A Q-and-A with director Maria Finitzo and moderated by Kim Marks, owner of Ashland’s boutique, As You Like It: A Love Revolution, will follow the screening. Tickets are $10. For further information and to purchase virtual tickets, see ashlandfilm.org.
‘The Carolyn Bryant Project’
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, along with CalArts Center for New Performance, presents a free online encore screening of the world premiere production of “The Carolyn Bryant Project,” created by OSF Artistic Director Nataki Garrett and Andrea LeBlanc, and directed by Garrett. The production will be available for viewing through Sunday, Nov. 22. Set in August 1955, “The Carolyn Bryant Project” follows the murder of Emmett “Bobo” Till, a 14-year old Chicago youth, who walked into a store in Money, Mississippi, to purchase 5 cents worth of bubble gum from Carolyn Bryant, a 21-year-old, white mother of two. Bryant’s husband, Roy, and his brother, J. W. Milan, would be acquitted of Till’s murder by an all-white male jury, only to confess to the murder a year later in a Look Magazine article. This case helped catalyze the modern Civil Rights movement and deeply resonates amid today’s ongoing struggle for racial justice. To watch “The Carolyn Bryant Project,” and for more information, see centerfornewperformance.org/streaming. OSF will present additional engagement experiences on its digital platform, O! at osfashland.org/digital.
End-of-life choices presentation
Local retired RN and hospice volunteer Jan Row will discuss end-of-life choices at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, via Zoom. End of Life Choices of Oregon is an organization comprising doctors and regional volunteers who are trained to provide skilled professional guidance with the Death With Dignity Act and other end of life options. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.
Consider This — Women in Business Panel Discussion
Join in a panel discussion with local women business owners to learn how they have navigated challenges to find or create opportunity for success from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, via Zoom. Panelists include Nicole Ibarra (The Ikigai Project), Tiffany Perez (Tiffany’s at Home), Natalie Castañeda (Swap Don’t Shop & Style Council), Marisa Brown (Venus Promotions) and Abigail Schilling (Medford Cowork Collective). To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.
Reading and Discussion
This reading group will meet at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, via Zoom, to discuss “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-8679.
Laura Benanti Concert
The 2008 Tony-winning star of “Gypsy,” Laura Benanti will perform a live virtual concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. This concert is part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Women of Broadway” series. Tickets are $30, and proceeds support OSF. After purchasing your ticket, a link for the concert will be sent by email. You will also receive an additional 72 hours of on-demand viewing after the show airs. For tickets and more information, see osfashland.org.
KS Wild ‘At Home’ Dinner & Auction
The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center will host its annual fundraising event virtually this year, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Music will be performed by Firekeeper and Alice DiMicele, and a take-home meal can be purchased from Sweet Beet Station, 100 E. Main St., Talent, or VinFarm, 111 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Also look for a Zoom dance party with DJ Jahfirm, games with prizes, a live auction and more. A weeklong online silent auction will be held Monday through Saturday, Nov. 9-14, on KS Wild’s website. Tickets are $15, and all proceeds supports KS Wild’s conservation programs focusing on forests, waterways, wildlife, and climate. To purchase tickets or for further information, see kswild.tofinoauctions.com/2020.
Oregon author Jennifer Greer will discuss her debut novel, “A Desperate Place,” which is set in Jackson County, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
The genealogical society will host Andrea Patterson, who will present “Audie Murphy: Life of a Veteran Hero” in honor of our veterans from 1:30 to
3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, via Zoom. Patterson will tell the story of Murphy, a soldier who during World War II received “every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian Awards for heroism” and, in 1945, the Medal of Honor. Following the war, he made over 40 feature films, including the dramatization of his heroics during World War II, “To Hell and Back,” and, in 1961m he starred in the TV series, “Whispering Smith.” Admission is free. To register, go to rvgslibrary.org/FormPage.asp?FormID=19 and choose the presentation from the program dropdown menu. You’ll receive an email the day before the program with your Zoom link. For further information, see rvgslibrary.org.
Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour
Three text-based virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk through Jacksonville History,” “Beekman Bank Nuggets,” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. New material is added weekly. For further information, call 541-245-3650 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medford Teen Advisory Group
Motivated teens in grades 7 to 12 can meet virtually to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, make crafts, and make the decisions on programming and displays and more at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.
Resilient Reads — Business Book Discussion Group
This monthly book discussion group of business owners and entrepreneurs will meet at noon the third Wednesday of every month (Nov. 18), via Zoom to share inspiration and ideas about how to navigate current and lasting economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each session includes a talk from a guest speaker, a Q-and-A session and a roundtable discussion. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.
Virtual Haunted House Escape Room
Pre-teens and teens can help “rescue” a JCLS librarian who is “trapped” inside an old haunted house from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. Using Zoom, teens and their teammates will maneuver through a series of puzzles, riddles and codes to help the librarian escape before time runs out. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.
Gold Hill Book Club
The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older will meet at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month, via Zoom. On Friday, Nov. 20, the book to be discussed will be “Spoonbenders” by Daryl Gregory. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-855-1994.
Rogue Valley Symphony ‘Digital Journeys: Concert Detours’
The Rogue Valley Symphony continued its new series, “Digital Journeys: Concert Detours,” with the second online performance available free to the general public on the symphony’s YouTube channel. Search YouTube for “Rogue Valley Symphony” to see posted concerts. The third concert detour will include “Romanian Folk Dances” by Bela Bartok, “Musica Celestis” by Aaron J. Kernis, and “Holberg Suite” by Edvard Grieg. It will be available to RVS subscribers Nov. 20 and to the general public after Dec. 1.
Ashland Children’s Theatre
The local children’s theatre arts company will present a double-feature live, online performance “The Wise & Clever Maiden,” plus “A Silly Journey,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, via Zoom. Both “The Wise and Clever Maiden” and “A Silly Journey” were inspired by lesser-known but traditional stories, each telling a tale of the simple things in life proving best. These rustic adventures are written and directed by Eve Smyth, and produced by Kate Sullivan. Sunday’s show also offers a short showcase of the Musical Theatre Dance class. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $10. See ashlandchildrenstheatre.com, email info@ashlandchildrenstheatre or call 541.414.8676 for tickets and further information.
Ashland High School Theatre — ‘Clue’
The theatre arts students at Ashland High School will present a live, virtual stay-at-home version of the play “Clue” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. A comedy based on the iconic 1985 Paramount Pictures movie that was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, “Clue” is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. With Wadsworth the butler leading the way, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer trying to figure out the who, where, and with what, as the body count stacks up. Directed by Jonathan Luke Stevens. Tickets are $12 and are available online at ashland.k12.or.us/calendar.asp?eventid=10258. For more information, call 541-482-8771.
Warren Miller Snow Sports Documentary
The 71st feature film from Warren Miller Entertainment, “Future Retro,” will be shown at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, virtually this year. In the film, progressive, young female skiers Lexi duPont and Amie Engerbretson journey to the heart of deep-rooted ski culture in Switzerland, and freeskiers Baker Boyd and Victor Major rip the endless peaks of Iceland, using a 1,300-year-old farm as their base camp. Forrest Jillson and Tanner Rainville head to Alaska to sample Points North Heli-Adventures’ seemingly endless terrain near Cordova. Tickets are $30, and are good for up to four people. Ticket holders will receive access via a single device. Each attendee will be entered to win a door prize as well as receive coupons and more. A one-hour pre-show will begin at 7 p.m. featuring narrator and host Jonny Moseley who will give a behind the scenes look through interviews with the film’s athletes, vintage Warren Miller footage, sponsor highlights and more. See https://warrenmiller.com/virtual-tour/west-coast for tickets and further information.