5 picks for live entertainment
'The Pine Mountain Lodge'
Oregon Cabaret Theatre premieres this new musical holiday show written by managing director Rick Robinson and directed by artistic director Valerie Rachelle. When a returning World War II veteran is tasked with shuttering his late father's upstate New York hotel, he discovers the place haunted by two quarreling ghosts — former lovers and famous dance partners. These ghosts put aside past grievances and convince the young man to stage one last show to save the hotel. Thirteen songs by Irving Berlin are sprinkled throughout the show. It opens Friday, Nov. 18, and runs through Dec. 31 at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 241 Hargadine St., Ashland. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays and select Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $35, $21 for bistro seating.
Rogue Valley Mini-Maker Faire
The inaugural Rogue Valley Mini-Maker Faire will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The Faire will be an interactive, family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Guests include Portlander Annika Schindler, costume designer for LAIKA Studios; Danny Scheible, Sacramento-based creator of TAPIGAMI, an artform using tape and imagination; Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, authors of the book 3-D Printing ScienceProjects from Los Angeles; and members of Star Wars Oregon. Food and coffee will be available. Admission is $10, and tickets are available online at roguevalleymakerfaire.com.
'The Book of She'
Le Cirque Centre's Empyrean Aerialists will perform the story of "The Book of She," written, choreographed and directed by Lorenzo SantaBarbara, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Le Cirque's aerial theater, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 12, in Ashland. The performance is a fundraiser for the aerialists who've been invited to perform in Los Angeles. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Le Cirque Centre or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. See firstname.lastname@example.org, socircus.org or call 541-301-6804.
David Pinsky 'Journey to Memphis' All-Star Show
Blues artist and winner of the 2016 Cascade Blues Association's solo competition, David Pinsky will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Howiee's on Front, 16 N. Front St., Medford. Pinsky will by joined by Phil Newton and The Rhythm Kings for a night of rockin' rhythm and blues. The show is a fundraiser to send Pinsky to compete in February at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Admission to the show at Howiee's is free, but donations will be accepted.
Bad Film Society
Celebrate a night of Technicolor at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main St., Ashland. Maria Montez, known as “the Queen of Technicolor,” stars in the 1940s trash masterpiece "Cobra Woman." She plays the queen of a mythical kingdom and as her evil sister who has taken over the throne. Lon Chaney Jr. stars as a mute thug. Also look for the 1934 Technicolor comedy short titled "Good Morning, Eve!" along with other colorful shorts, trailers and cartoons. Bring a Thanksgiving-style dish to share at the potluck dinner, along with bad DVDs, tapes or books to give away. Admission is $4.