BrewFest, live Rogue Valley music, winter markets and more: Jan. 14
Editor’s note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm events.
The Rogue Broadband Winter BrewFest will feature more than 70 taps dispensing a wide selection of microbrews, ciders, seltzers, energy drinks and regional wines from across the Pacific Northwest from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, and from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Featured breweries include Cascade Lakes, Cascadia Cider, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes, Gilgamesh Brewing, Hop Valley, Laganitas Brewing Company, Mad River Brewing, Wild Ride Brew Co., Worthy Brewing and others. Also look for live music by local bands and big-screen TVs featuring live NFL games. Tickets range from $20 to $25, $5 for six additional tastings. All tickets include a BrewFest souvenir glass. Masks are required. For further information or to purchase tickets see attheexpo.com or call 541-774-8270.
Spanish Language Group: English speakers with at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish can meet at 11 a.m. Fridays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Look for casual, supportive conversation and interpretation. Native speakers are welcome to help. Full vaccination and masks are required. Call 541-779-1829.
Brain Games: Seniors ages 55 and older are invited to play games such as Scrabble, Boggle or Dominoes, put together puzzles, or do a creative coloring project in adult coloring books from 2 to 4 p.m. the second Friday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
Scarlet: Multi-instrumentalist Scarlet, double bassist Timothy Kelly, and percussionist Michael St. John, will perform a mix of jazz, blues, country, and rock at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at Rellik Winery 970 Old Stage Rd. Central Point. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. See slopes.org.
John Dabaco: Jazz pianist John Dabaco will perform standards and classics at 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at the Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden, 40 S. First St., Ashland. See hearsayashland.com or call 541-625-0505.
Calysta Cheyenne: Vocalist Calysta Cheyenne, guitarist Tim Church, bassist Dave Miller and Paul Schmeling on saxophone will perform a variety of jazzy standards at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at The Hivve, 164 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $15 and are available online at thehivve.simpletix.com. A livestream option will also be available; see youtu.be/z_Sp1LzU-m4.
Sun Head: Hear alternative rock and folk with jazz and fusion overtones at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.
Auto Europa Ashland Car Club: People interested in European classic and exotic cars can meet from 8 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Water Street Café, 10 Water St., Ashland. The club often goes on cruises to various locations throughout the valley. For further details, see AutoEuropaAshland.com.
Winter Bird Walk: Stroll through North Mountain Park in search of over-wintering birds with local birding experts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Participants should bring binoculars; the Nature Center will have a few available for check-out. Admission is $10. All proceeds support NMP Nature Center and its programs. For further information and to register see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at email@example.com or call 541-488-5340.
Low-cost pet vaccines: Make an appointment for your pet to get vaccinated and licensed at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, on Saturday, Jan. 15. This drive-thru, appointment-only clinic is open to dogs and cats, as well as puppies and kittens. Vaccinations available for dogs are rabies and distemper/parvo booster. Vaccinations available for cats are rabies and distemper/rhino/calici booster. No nail trimming done. Pet owners must call the shelter to schedule or reserve a spot online at fotas.org/vaccinations by Friday, Jan. 14. All dogs six months of age and older are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. Distemper/parvo vaccinations are $15 each; rabies vaccinations are $10 each. License fees vary based on the dog’s neuter/spay status and length of licensing selected, and discounts are available for veterans and seniors 62 and older. This is a cash-only clinic, with the exception of license fees, and all pets must be in good health. Pets that are on antibiotics, in heat or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated. All dogs six months of age and older are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. Call 541-774-6654.
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground in Ashland, will be open for skating every day through Feb. 20, weather permitting. Admission is $5, $4 for ages 6-13, and free for ages 5 and younger. Skate rentals are available for $3. Concessions will be closed, and masks are required. Call 541-552-2258 or see ashland.or.us/icerink for schedule and admission information. All changes in participation requirements, scheduling, skating lessons and programs will be posted to the website.
Medford Cars & Coffee: Car enthusiasts can meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday at 2780 E. Barnett Road, Medford, near Starbucks and Mountain Mike’s Pizza. The group will not hold meetings in the event of rain or snowy weather. Find Medford Cars and Coffee on Facebook for further information.
Grants Pass Growers Market: Find local seasonal produce, baked goods, beverages and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. Masks are required while in the market. See growersmarket.org.
Pet Adoption: A special SoHumane pet adoption day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan.15, at Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dogs recently rescued from California on the Saving Train will arrive before the adoption event. These are healthy, adoptable pets who have been overlooked or have run out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. Every pet will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered before going home. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.
Teen Random Fandom: Teens are invited to meet to discuss a variety of literary and pop culture topics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. On Saturday, Jan. 15, the manga and anime series “Fruits Basket!” will be discussed. Games, crafts and more will follow the discussion. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.
Daniel Nickels Band: Guitarist and singer Daniel Nickels and his band will perform light rock and indie pop at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of classic and current rock, pop and original music at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.
DeLuxe: The band DeLuxe will perform covers of classic rock tunes at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315 for reservations.
Ring of Trees: The Southern Oregon rock band will perform original songs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
Company Grand: The funk and soul band Company Grand, based out of Bend, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.
Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Janet Inada, owner of Rogue Valley Roses and consulting rosarian for the American Rose Society, will present “Bringing Roses Through Draft and Range of Rose Classes.” The “Tip of the Month” will be presented by Trisha Kohut, Master Gardener and RVRS program chair. Kout will speak on mulching roses. All are welcome; masks are required. For more information, call 541-450-1029 or 541-471-7091 or find Rogue Valley Rose Society on Facebook.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315 for reservations.
Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ‘60s-style Chicago blues duets at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.
Highway Bound: The Country music trio featuring Erica Flynn on vocals, and guitarists Jimi and Alex Detweiler will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
‘Whose Live Anyway?’: Four of the top improv comedians in the business — Ryan Stiles, Joel Murray, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and musical director Bob Derkach — take to the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. These quick-witted virtuosos of the comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will make theatergoers roar with laughter in this interactive comedy. The 90-minute show features some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones. No topic is off limits, and no scenario is too outrageous in this unscripted show. Please note the show may contain adult language and themes. Tickets are $53, $50, or $47, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. Prior to admission, audience members must present a photo ID and proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to performance date; those not fully vaccinated or children under the age of 12 must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance time, or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours. Masks must be worn at all times while inside the Craterian.
Take & Make: Kids and their families can stop by any JCLS branch to pick up a take-and-make craft kit during select dates. Each library branch offers a unique craft for every age group, from preschoolers to adults, and all need supplies are included in the kit. For details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar, or call the library branch in your area.
Paul Schmeling Band: The Paul Schmeling Band will perform jazz standards from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Martino’s Restaurant and Lounge, 58 E. Main St., Ashland. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-4420.
Rogue Valley Growers Winter Market: Seasonal produce, bakery items, specialty foods, drinks, art, crafts and more are available from local vendors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 22, at the Phoenix Plaza Civic Center, 220 N. Main St. SNAP/EBT accepted. Masks are required. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Social Benefit Dance Club: Dance to music performed by Darren Kuykendall at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. You do not need a partner to participate. Admission is $5-$6. Call 541-727-7070.
Art From the Sea: Kids ages 6 and older can create a sea creature using real materials from the ocean at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-864-8880.
Tea Time Tuesday: Teens ages 13 to 18 can join in a book discussion with tea and dessert provided from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Jan. 18, will be “The Marrow Thieves” by Marie Dimaline. Pre-register for the discussion, then pick up the book (yours to keep), tea and a snack two weeks prior to the event at the Medford Teen Library desk to participate. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.
Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a dynamic a cappella chorus for women, under the direction of Martha Segura, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Masks are required and COVID safety protocols are in place. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.
The Weepies: Folk-pop duo The Weepies — singers, songwriters and guitarists Deb Talen and Steve Tannen — will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Both singer-songwriters, each has won critical acclaim for their solo work and as a duo. The Weepies have announced that their January 2022 tour will be their last. Tickets are $35, $15 for full-time SOU students. Tickets can be purchased online at sou.universitytickets.com. Masks are required; attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVD-19 test within 48 hours of the concert date for admission at the door. For further information see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at the museum, located at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The interactive museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Many exhibits will be modified to reduce touch surfaces — fewer hands-on activities — and increase physical distancing. Exhibits that will be temporarily closed include Bubble-ology, the Jam Room, Dark Science and Pacific Crest Cove. Masks are required for visitors ages 5 and up, and recommended for children ages 2 through 4. Staff and volunteers will be masked. Admission is $12.50, $10.50 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older, and free for kids under age 2. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. To purchase tickets or for more information, see scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Casual Memoir Writing: Adults 18 and older can learn how to write and complete a short memoir of a specific memory in one sitting using a simple method from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St. Writing samples and supplies will be provided. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.
Medford Senior Center Bingo: The Medford Senior Center will host bingo games for adults at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Medford Senior Center, 510 East Main St.; $8 for six cards for 10 games. Must be 18 or older to participate. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For further details on the games or for a full listing of activities and services available, see medfordseniorcenter.org.
Yarnia: Children 8 and older can learn to knit or crochet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Supplies and instruction are provided. All levels welcome. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.
Son Ravello: Indie singer-songwriter and Oregon Shakespeare Festival musician, Michael “Mysha” Caruso, will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Rogue Blues Society: The Rogue Blues Society will hold a jam session from 6 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. Social distancing rules must be followed and maintained on stage, including that vocalists provide their own microphones; masks must be worn when away from your table. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com, find Rogue Blues Society on Facebook or call 541-500-8881.
Eagle Point Book Sale: Book sales are held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.
Danielle Kelly Jazz Trio: Singer Danielle Kelly, guitarist Paul Turnipseed and bassist Jeff Addicott will play a mix of jazz styles at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and there are prizes for winning teams. Call 541-779-4455.
Comedy Improv Sessions: The Rogue Valley Improvers, led by Thomas Hartmann who trained with Second City Chicago, will hold free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. For further information, email email@example.com.
The Motet: Denver-based dance funk band The Motet — singer Lyle Divinsky, guitarist Ryan Jalbert, bassist Garrett Sayers, drummer Dave Watts, Joey Porter on keys, Drew Sayers on sax and Parris Fleming on trumpet — will perform an all-ages show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets are $25. Tickets are available online at liveatthearmory.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the concert is required. Masks must be worn unless eating or drinking. For further information, call 541-488-7001.
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, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Friday, Jan. 21, the book to be discussed will be “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.
Shae and Jenni: Singer Shae Celine along with guest, Jenni, will perform at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
The Bouray: The three-piece band will play funk, hip-hop, American folk and rock ’n’ roll at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free and preregistration is not required. For further information see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-5340.
Tween Book Club: This readers club for ages 11 to 18 will meet at 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, except January (which will be held on Jan. 22), at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Saturday, Jan. 22, the book to be discussed will be “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.
Mercy Duo: The soul, pop and R&B duo — singer Lynda Day and guitarist Dave Day — will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
Ambrose & Galfano: The guitarist and composer Jon Galfano along with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose, will perform classic rock and pop tunes at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Youth Chorus : The Rogue Valley Chorale Youth Choruses will present “May You Always Have a Song,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the auditorium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The choruses are made up of youths in third grade up to 12th grade. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available at the door. For further information. see roguevalleychorale.org.
Highway Bound: The country music trio featuring Erica Flynn on vocals and guitarists Jimi and Alex Detweiler will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
Dan Fellman and Grant Ruiz: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Jesse Cook: Canadian guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook and his band will perform his signature blend of flamenco, jazz, classical, world, blues and pop rhythms and instrumentals at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Cook composed his first album, “Tempest,” more than 25 years ago. He could not imagine that such a humble recording, in which he played all the instruments, would launch a music legacy with thousands of concerts performed around the world, over two million albums sold, five PBS specials and tens of millions of digital views. Tickets are $35, $32, $29, or for ages 22 and younger, $26, $23, $20 and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. Before admission, audience members must present a photo ID and proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to performance date; those not fully vaccinated or children under the age of 12 must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance time, or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours. Masks must be worn at all times while inside the Craterian.