Get Up & Go: Friday, Oct. 31
Friday, Oct. 31
Canned Food Drive: The Ashland High School Booster Club will hold a canned food drive from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Ashland High School in front of the gym on Morse Street. The club will gather nonperishable food items, and for each two items participants will receive a raffle ticket. Raffle prizes include gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops. Call 541-905-0992.
Spookadelic Halloween Funktacular: On Friday, Oct. 31, the annual Halloween bash at the Historic Ashland Armory will feature live dance music by Afrolicious and uPhonic SoundSystem, along with music by DJ El Papachango. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets can be purchased at www.liveatthearmory.com, Music Coop and at the door. The event is open to ages 21 and older.
Side Pocket: Guitarist Leonard Griffie, drummer and vocalist Billy Rock Smith and bass player Mark Cunningham will play blues, soul and old-school R&B from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Terry Longshore: The director of percussion of Southern Oregon University's Department of Music will present the world premiere of Mark Applebaum’s “Composition Machine No. 1,″ for solo performer, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Longshore will play various acoustic and electronic percussion instruments. Applebaum is an associate professor of music composition and theory at Stanford University.
Darkwing Manor and Morguetorium Museum: Visit a haunted museum from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at 4192 Coleman Creek Road, Medford. Admission is $10 per person, and proceeds will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jackson County. Darkwing Manor is a multiple award-winning haunted house, and not recommended for children 10 and younger. Call 541-512-1891 or see www.darkwingmanor.com.
Randall Theatre Company Haunted House: The theater's Nightmare Chamber Haunted House runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, inside the Randall Theatre's 10,000-square-foot warehouse at the corner of Third and Front streets in Medford. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door, at www.randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258.
Southern Oregon Humane Society Haunted House: Just Scream Halloween presents a haunted house from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at 711 E. Main St., Medford, to benefit the dogs and cats of the Southern Oregon Humane Society. Admission costs $5 per person. No children younger than 7 will be admitted, and children 7 through 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Gold Hill Museum Haunted House: The haunted house is open from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at the Gold Hill Museum, 504 First Ave., Gold Hill. It's the Gold Hill Historical Society's fifth annual haunted-house fundraiser. The family-friendly event is appropriate for all ages. Call 541-855-1182 for information.
Haunted Trolley Tours: Take a trolley ride and see what lurks behind the lace curtains and wooden shutters of Jacksonville’s historic homes Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The 45-minute tours leave at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. from the Jacksonville Visitor's Center at the corner of West C and North Oregon streets. Tickets cost $10, $5 for children 11 and younger, and can be purchased in advance at the Jacksonville Visitor's Center, by calling 541-899-8118 or immediately prior to each tour time, subject to space availability. Parents are asked to exercise their judgment about a child's participation. Call 541-899-8118 for information.
Saturday, Nov. 1
Market Day: The Ashland growers market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Oak Street, between East Main Street and Lithia Way, and the Medford market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Pear Blossom Park, on Bartlett Street between Fourth and Sixth streets, in downtown Medford. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers: The ensemble will host an open, acoustic jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in, and dancing is encouraged. Admission is by donation. Dancing is encouraged. Call 541-779-8145 or see www.ootfa4.org for information.
Fiber Arts Show: Fiber arts enthusiasts, artisans and vendors will showcase their unique artwork and products made from animal and plant fibers at FiberMania from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. Admission is free. To learn more or to sign up for classes, see www.fibermania.org or call 541-218-1169.
Willamette Writers: Author and Southern Oregon University writing professor Craig Wright will present "You Already Have a Voice" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third St. Admission is $10. A workshop titled "Making the Most of Your Voice" follows from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35. Bring two to four pages of current writing to the workshop. Preregister by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see www.willamettewriters.com/southernoregon.
Broadway Songs: Enjoy songs from the musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and other works by the Gershwin brothers performed by Tim Holt from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Audience members are encouraged to sing along. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Sunday, Nov. 2
Mt. Ashland Fundraiser: The Southern Oregon premiere of the snowboard film "Really Gotta Wanna" will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Following the presentation, rock band Jive Coulis will perform. Proceeds will go to the improvement of Mt. Ashland's terrain park. Tickets cost $12, or $10 in advance through www.mtashland.com.
Bad Film Society: The public is invited to a special election-themed Bad Film Society event beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Ashland Elks Dungeon on Will Dodge Way, the alley between East Main Street, Lithia Way and First and Second streets in Ashland. The evening includes an episode of "That's My Bush" lampooning the Pres. George W. Bush years, a short starring Richard Pryor as the first black president and the feature film "Idiocracy" about a dumbed-down future society. Please bring a dish for a potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m. A $4 donation is requested to support the Elks. See www.badfilmsociety.org.