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Live Rogue Valley music, SOU Pantry Benefit Concert and more: Feb. 4

Southern Oregon University food pantry manager Tristan Carpenter shows off the success of the student pantry in 2019. See SOU Food Pantry Benefit Concert listing below: Photo courtesy of Kimberley Andresen

Editor’s note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm events.

*Note — Jackson County Library Services temporarily closed: All Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) branch locations will be closed through Sunday, Feb. 6, due to staff shortages experienced during the current surge of COVID-19 cases in Jackson County. Front door service will not be available during the closure. Book drops will be locked and unavailable for returns. Due dates will be extended for one week for any materials due during the closure. Pick-up dates for patrons’ holds will also be extended.

In Focus: SOU Food Pantry Benefit Concert

The Oregon Center for the Arts will host a concert benefiting the Southern Oregon University student food pantry at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The SOU Food Benefit Concert is an annual fundraiser where SOU students collaborate and produce this free community concert with the goal of raising awareness of college student hunger needs. Admission is free with either a non-perishable food or monetary donation, all to benefit the SOU Student Food Pantry. Top needed donations items include hearty soups (both meat and vegetarian), instant oatmeal, tuna fish, peanut butter, non-dairy shelf stable milk, canned beans (black, garbanzo, kidney, etc.), canned vegetables, granola bars, and other shelf stable items. Cash donations will be used to purchase other high demand foods and personal hygiene items. To contribute a tax-deductible donation through the SOU Foundation, see giving.sou.edu/food-pantry. For further details, see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.

Friday, Feb. 4

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.

Paul Turnipseed: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 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, Feb. 4, BricktownE Brewing Company, 44 S. Central Ave., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. See slopes.org.

Highway Bound: The Country music trio featuring Erica Flynn on vocals, and guitarists Jimi and Alex Detweiler will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Daniel Nickels: Guitarist and singer Daniel Nickels will perform ‘90s rock and indie rock at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

The Roadsters: Guitarists James Fletcher and Joe Carnes, bassist Billy Boy Santos, percussionists Annette Marie Fortino and Jerry Horton, and keyboardist Elena Shpatenko-Fletcher will play a mix of country, oldies, classic rock and pop at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

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.

Saucy: The five-piece band will play an eclectic mix of country, folk, rock and more at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Little Blue: Singer-songwriting band Little Blue will perform folk infused jams with flavors of bluegrass, along with a performance by Rumbleweed at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Saturday, Feb. 5

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.

Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 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 parksinfo@ashland.or.us or call 541-488-5340.

Ruch Book Sale: Book sales are held from noon to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, at the Book Barn, next to the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. Masks are required and book donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Ruch library’s programs and collections. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-7438.

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association: The group will hold a family-friendly public jam session and dance from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in and play, and dancing is encouraged. Admission is by optional donation. Masks are required. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.

Joseph Carroll: Guitarist and singer Joseph Carroll will perform a mix of light rock and pop at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Joyce Stevens Scholarship Benefit Recital: The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Music Teachers Association will perform a piano recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in the auditorium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Alexander Tutunov, Thor Polson, Pat Daly, Michele Alspach, Isaiah Spratt and others will perform a blend of classical favorites, jazz and new music. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds support the education of music students of the Rogue Valley. Socially distanced seating and masks are required throughout the performance. Call 541-535-2089.

Pacifica: Vocalist Alissa Weaver, guitarist and vocalist Jack Fischer, and drummer Michael Whipple will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Lily Jo’s Revolution: The trio, Lily Jo’s Revolution, will perform plugged in acoustic soulful originals along with select covers at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

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 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Holly Gleason: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform original folk along with a few covers at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Heavy Metal Concert: Pacific Northwest-based metal bands Phake, Four Dead Seasons, Within the Pyre, Thy Farewell, and Disymbolic will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. Must be 21 or older to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Doves and Vultures: Southern Oregon progressive rock band Doves and Vultures will perform along with acoustic guitarist Jared Gutridge (of rock band Blender) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Sunday, Feb. 6

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. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Naumes Suncrest Winery, 1950 Suncrest Road, Talent. See naumesfamilyvineyards.com or call 541-608-1755.

New Vintage Jazz: Django-inspired jazz trio — vocalist, violinist and guitarist Linda Powers, guitarist Michael Wells, and bassist Scott Johnson — will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Pebblestone Cellars, 1670 Pioneer Road, Phoenix. See pebblestonecellars.com or call 541-512-1704.

Watson House: Indie rock band Watson House — Daniel Nickels and Dave Collie — will perform covers of modern and classics songs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz, Spanish and Brazilian instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Monday, Feb. 7

Bilingual StoryWalk: The Central Point Library will present a bilingual Storywalk of Eric Carle’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta,” placed against the back fence overlooking the park’s wetlands in William Mott Memorial Park, 2190 Jeremy St., Central Point. The Storywalk will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 7, through Monday, Feb. 14. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.

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.

Connor Reese: Singer-songwriter Connor Reese will perform a blend of witty originals and quirky reimaginings of classic tunes at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

Ballet Folklorico: Luisa Zaragoza, artistic director of Ballet Folklórico Ritmo Alegre, will offer a two-part, hands-on series on the traditional folk dances from the diverse cultures of different states in Mexico, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a practice skirt, handkerchief, and dance shoes if available. For further details email admin@balletfolk.org or call or text 541-841-0845.

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 artymorlan@gmail.com or call 541-488-4420.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

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.

Medford Senior Center Bingo: The Medford Senior Center will host bingo games for adults at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday 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.

Medford Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7 to 12 can meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, help make decisions on programming and displays in the teen library, make crafts and more at 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Medford Library Book Chat: Adults 18 and older can discuss selected books with others in this reading group at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Feb. 8, will be “Caste” by Isabelle Wilkerson. This meeting will also be available via Zoom. To reserve a copy of the book of the month, for further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

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.

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.

J Brothers: Brothers Mark and Scott Johnson will perform a mix of classic rock and pop at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 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. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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, Feb. 9, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Leftover Salmon: Purveyors of Americana music, Leftover Salmon digs deep into rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. The band will perform and all-ages concert along with the Kitchen Dwellers at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets are $30. 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. Tickets are available online at liveatthearmory.com. Call 541-488-7001. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 10

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.

Shine Swing Trio: The jazz trio, led by Steve Shine, will perform vintage jazz and classic swing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 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 forinfoman44@gmail.com.

Friday, Feb. 11

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, Feb. 11, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Barrel-Aged Minstrels: The Barrel-Aged Minstrels, an acoustic duo featuring Stephen Michael Moore on guitar and Michael Schwartz harmonica, will perform acoustic original songs and classic covers at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Trium Wines Tasting Room, 203 E. Main Street, Talent. See triumwines.com or call 541-625-9100.

Clayton Joseph Scott: Singer-songwriter Clayton Joseph Scott will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Gypsy Rogue: Guitarists Dan Fellman and Marc Camilo along with multi-instrumentalist Bob Rawlings will perform a variety of jazz styles at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Storm Large and Le Bonheur: *Note: This performance has been cancelled due to Storm Large being put on vocal rest after losing her voice. For more information see craterian.org or call 541-779-3000.

Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon: YSSO, conducted by Cynthia Hutton, will perform its Winter Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Grants Pass High School, 830 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass; Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Oregon Center for the Arts Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University, Ashland. The Winter Concert Series program, performed by 60 accomplished young musicians, includes the finale to “Symphony No. 2” by Piotr I. Tchaikovsky (Müller), the first and final movements of Ludwig van Beethoven’s (Leidig) “Fifth Symphony,” “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar (Barnard), and several movements from “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky (ed. Simpson). Tickets are $10, $5 for students with ID, or Oregon Trail card holders. Tickets for the Grants Pass and Ashland shows are available at the door. Tickets for the Medford concert are available at the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. Both the Craterian Theater and Southern Oregon University’s Oregon Center for the Arts require proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results to attend a performance. Patrons should be prepared to present an ID along with proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test or a negative rapid antigen test in accordance with each venue’s testing requirements for entry. Masks are required at all times inside all facilities. Attendees are asked to follow venue policies and protocols. See ysso.org, email at info@ysso.org or call 541-858-8859.

Tutunov Piano Series: The Tutunov Piano Series continues its 10th anniversary season with a live and livestreamed concert by featured guest pianist Ching-Yun Hu, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, and simultaneously livestreamed over the Oregon Center for the Arts YouTube Channel. Ching-Yu will perform an all-Liszt concert program that will feature six Lieder transcriptions, three concert etudes, and “Spanish Rhapsody.” Tickets for the live performance are $25; $20 for the livestream and can be purchesed online at sou.universitytickets.com. Masks are required; attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVD-19 test at the door. For further information, see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.

David Archuleta: American pop singer and runner-up in Season 7 of “American Idol,” David Archuleta will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $30-$40. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets and further information see roguetheatre.org or call 541-471-1316.