Live Rogue Valley music, markets and more: Jan. 21
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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.
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.
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.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the River Station, 510 E. Main St., Rogue River. 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.
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 email@example.com or call 541-488-5340.
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.
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.
Stardust Quartet: Singer Victoria Lawton-Diez, guitarist Tim Church, bassist Dave Miller, and Allan Adler on sax, will play a mix of Latin, American standards, Latin, Spanish, and French songs and pop music 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.
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.
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.
Bad Art Night: Teens ages 13 and older can create “bad art” and showcase it in a contest to win a “tacky trophy” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave. All art will be displayed in the Teen Library afterward. For further details 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.
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.
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.
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra — a 17 piece big band — along with vocalist Dianne Strong-Summerhays, will play music for listening and dancing in the style of Count Basie and Duke Ellington at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
‘Friends! The Musical Parody’: The hit off-Broadway show, “Friends! The Musical Parody,” hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The show lovingly lampoons TV’s “Friends,” celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. This delightfully naughty confection plucks the best moments from the show’s 10 years and recreates the moments through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp, winning over audiences along the way. Please note the show is intended for mature audiences and contains adult language and themes. Tickets are $38, $35, $32 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.
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.
Jen Ambrose: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose will play a mix of original blues, soul and folk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 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.
Percussion concert: So Percussion, Left Edge Percussion, the SOU Percussion Ensemble and local high school students will perform Jason Trueting’s “Amid the Noise” during a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. All event attendees must show proof of vaccination card (actual card, or photo of it on your phone), or a negative COVID-19 test (from a health center, hospital, or doctor’s office — no home tests accepted) within 48 hours of the concert date for admission at the door. For further details, see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
Jones: Joshua and Shelley Kristen Jones will perform covers of popular classic rock, R&B, pop, jazz standards, and originals at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
So Percussion: Chamber Music Concerts will present a concert by So Percussion — Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting — at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The program will feature music by Angélica Negrón, Jason Treuting, Viet Cuong, Vijay Iyer, Julia Wolfe, Nathalie Joachim, and Caroline Shaw. For more than 20 years, So Percussion has redefined chamber music for the 21st century, brining to life a vibrant percussion repertoire in classical music, pop, indie rock and more. Since its first performance as a student ensemble in 1999, So Percussion has appeared at many of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Paris Philharmonie, the Barbican Centre, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Walt Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, the Lincoln Center Festival, and at the international TED conference in 2016. Tickets are $36 to $45, $5 for full-time SOU students and Oregon Trail Card holders. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before the concert is required for entry, and masks are required while in the building. Tickets are available online at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling the Box Office at 541-552-6154.
Water World Puppet Theater: Preschoolers can create a miniature water world puppet theater with recycled tea boxes to explore some of our most precious resources — oceans, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water — from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. All materials will be provided. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.
Rock n’ Ebnother: The band Rock n’ Ebnother will perform classic rock and pop tunes at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of classic and current rock, pop and original music at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Phil Reed: Phil Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.