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Local livestreams, virtual events: Nov. 20

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.

‘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.

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 info@historicjacksonville.org.

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.

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 warrenmiller.com/virtual-tour/west-coast for tickets and further information.

Teen Random Fandom

Teens are invited to meet to take a deep dive into the Disney series “Gravity Falls” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.

Tween Book Club

This readers club for tweens will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, via Zoom, to discuss “Merci Suárez Changes Gears” by Meg Medina. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.

Brain Books Discussion Group

The adult reading group will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, via Zoom to discuss “How Change Happens” by Cass Sunstein. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.

Rogue Valley Genealogy Society — Heirloom Genealogy

The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society will host presenter and former Southern Oregon Historical Society archivist Pat Harper, who will present “George Wright’s Life, Family, Philosophy and Notebooks,” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, via Zoom. Born in 1896, Wright, rancher, writer and occasional poet, lived in Northern California and Jackson County, primarily in the Soda Mountain Wilderness Area. He wrote several journals, and one of Wright’s valuable contributions is his account of hundreds of place names in the Klamath River/Hornbrook area of California, and the Soda Mountain Wilderness area of Oregon. Admission is $10, and registration is required. Once registration is completed, you will receive an email the day before the presentation with the Zoom link. For more details and registration, see rvgslibrary.org or call 541-512-2340.

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, Nov. 28. A pre-show will start at 5:45 p.m. with recordings and slideshow from the new album, “Cover Story.” In honor of the Swann and Morykit’s 29th anniversary, the duo will play all of their favorite tunes, both originals and covers. The show will be a little longer than usual. A 10 minute Q-and-A time will be given 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. A portion of the proceeds will be given for COVID-19 and Almeda fire relief.

‘This is Who I Am’

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in conjunction with PlayCo and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co., will host a livestream viewing of the world premier of Amir Nizar Zuabi’s newest play “This is Who I Am,” beginning Sunday, Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 27. Separated by continents, an estranged father and son reunite over Zoom. From their respective kitchens in Ramallah and New York City, they recreate a cherished family recipe and struggle to bridge the gap between them, one ingredient at a time. Directed by OSF Associate Artistic Director Evren Odcikin. Every showing of this play will be performed and broadcast live. Seating for specific dates is limited. Tickets are $15 per individual, $30 per household, and are available online at woollymammoth.net. For further information, call the OSF Box Office at 800-219-8161.

Teen Trivia

Teens can join in a live game of general knowledge trivia using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4 p.m. the last Wednesday (Nov. 25) of every month. Log into the Zoom meeting to see the questions and respond on the Kahoot app or website. You don’t need an account to play, just the app and the game PIN, which we will be provided during the Zoom meeting. This quiz will contain 70 questions on a variety of subjects, and the winner will get to choose a free book. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.

Rogue Winterfest

Josephine County’s largest holiday festival, Rogue Winterfest, will be held virtually this year. The event kicks off with a virtual silent auction, beginning on Dec. 1, and the festival runs through Dec. 6. The Virtual Gala and Grand Auction features decorated holiday trees created by local artists to enjoy and bid on at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Recorded shows with Santa and his friends, including craft-making, stories, entertainment and more, will be available at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5-6. Rogue Winterfest will be held virtually to help continue support of the Rogue Valley’s mental health organizations: Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon. For details and to register, see roguewinterfest.org.

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. See listing below.