Plays




lend me a tenor: Diana Warner directs the Tony Award-winning comedy by Ken Ludwig. The show previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20 and 21 ($10). Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 22-Sept. 14, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seats are $2 extra. Call 535-5250.




Oklahoma!: The Children's Musical Theatre of Oregon production of the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II will feature more than 40 performers ages 10-21. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 21- 23, with a — p.m. matinee Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth 18 years and younger. See or call 779-3000.




archy mehitabel: Jim Giancarlo directs and choreographs Oregon Cabaret Theatre's staging of the quirky bohemian poetry of Don Marquis. Archy is a philosopher-poet in the body of a cockroach; Mehitabel is a free-spirited cat who claims to have been Cleopatra in a past life. The jazzy score is by George Kleinsinger and Joe Darion, with a hilarious book by Mel Brooks. The show runs at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays with — p.m. brunch matinees on Sundays through Aug. 31, at First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $21 Sunday evenings; $25 Sunday matinees; $26 and $28 for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Mondays; and $30, $32 for; Fridays and Saturdays. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and — to 6 p.m. daily; 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays; closed Tuesdays. See or call 488-2902.




the clay cart: Bill Rauch directs the 2,000-year-old Indian classic full of music, dance, action and romance in a world where gamblers, holy men, political fugitives and royal scoundrels intersect and good people triumph. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




A midsummer night's dream: Mark Rucker directs Shakespeare's comedy where young lovers, honest tradesmen, the royal court and the fairy world meet in the Athenian Wood in a dance-filled, joyful, youthful, funny take on midsummer magic. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




coriolanus: Laird Williamson directs Shakespeare's story of a Roman military leader unable to find the humanity to cope with the machinations of the Senate or the anger of the people. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




the further adventures of hedda gabler: Bill Rauch directs Jeff Whitty's dark comedy about Ibsen's character who is on a rollicking quest to liberate her story. (Strong language, mature themes) Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




othello: Lisa Patterson directs Shakespeare's story of the Moor, Othello, and his downfall at the hands of his deceitful military aide, Iago. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




our town: Chay Yew directs the classic drama by Thornton Wilder about the joys, tedium and heartbreak in the lives of the inhabitants of a small New England town. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




the comedy of errors: Penny Metropulos directs this music-infused, Wild West-themed production of Shakespeare's comedy about the misadventures of two sets of separated-at-birth twins. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Tracy Young directs Luis Alfaro's look at food, family and appetites. (Strong language, mature themes). Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




a view from the bridge: Libby Appel directs Arthur Miller's tragedy that probes the rules of love and loyalty against a backdrop of American immigration. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




Events




Friday, Aug. 15




britt classical: Violinist Midori will perform with the Britt Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Britt Festivals, Jacksonville. On the program are selections from Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovich. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. with Ilana Rubenfeld. Tickets are $51 reserved; $32 lawn; and $15 for ages 12 and younger. See brittfest.org or call 773-6077.




roy zimmerman: The singing satirist will perform with local group Monkfish at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The show is a benefit for the reelection of state Rep.Peter Buckley, D-Ashland. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Music Coop, Ashland, and the Jackson County Democrats Headquarters, Medford. For phone orders, call 301-7469.




summer concert series: The Rogue Suspects will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Agate Ridge Vineyard, 1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. Cover is $5. Light fare is available. See agateridgevineyard.com or call 830-3050.




peace village: The Second Annual Peace Village Festival for Peace and Sustainability will take place from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday Aug. 15; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99, Ashland. Admission is free. There is a benefit dance on Friday night. See or call 201-8787.




songwriters: The Southern Oregon Songwriters Association will host a concert of original new songs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Robert Pfaff Park, 635 Manzanita St., Central Point.




Saturday, Aug. 16




roy rogers: The multi-award-winning slide guitarist will perform with the Delta Rhythm Kings at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Rogue Theatre, 143 SE H St. Grants Pass. Opening act will be Dana Hubbard. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. See or call 471-1316.




Britt family concert: The Magic Circle Mime Company will present "The Orchestra from Planet X" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Britt Festivals, Jacksonville. Pre-concert children's activities begin at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $27 for reserved benches, center section; and $19 for adults and $9 for ages 12 and younger for open seating in side section benches and on the lawn. See brittfest.org or call 773-6077.




siskiyou summit: The bluegrass band will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Thunder Ridge Ranch, 600 Taylor Creek Road, Galice. Tickets are $8. Children admitted free. Bring your own picnic. See or call 471-2206.




violin concert: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present "The Playful Violin," a program of classical musicic with violinist Robert Dubow, accompanied by Jennifer Schloming, at noon, Saturday, Aug. 16, at Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6.75 for ages 17 and under. Tickets are available at the OSF box office.




Saturday Market: An outdoor market for local artisans, handicrafts, imports, produce, and food will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturdays, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 North, Ashland. Live music, sauna, swimming, and spa will be available all day into the evening. Venders welcome. Call 482-3776.




Sunday, Aug. 17




sou guitar concert: David Rogers and Matt Dorris will perform classical and eclectic guitar solos and duets at — p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the First Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland. Featured will be popular Brazilian music by Celso Machado, ragtime music, classical duets, as well as David's original music. There will be performances on two historic and rare guitars from Southern Oregon University's Schuman Collection of Musical Instruments. Tickets are $10 at the door. See /music/rogers.html or call 552-6545.




britt classical: Pianist Jon Kimura will present a "Star-Spangled Evening" with the Britt Orchestra at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Britt Festivals, Jacksonville. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. by Jim Chubet. Tickets are $42 reserved; $28 lawn; and $15 for ages 12 and younger. See brittfest.org or call 773-6077.




sunday jazz: Back Porch Swing, a gypsy jazz quartet, will perform from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Cost is $5. Wine and refreshments are available. Call 776-2315.




park concert: Local band Pyramid will play a free concert of classic '60s through '90s rock from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Butler Band Shell, Lithia Park, Ashland.




Monday, Aug. 18




daedalus project: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present its annual two-day event to raise awareness and funds for AIDS-related research Sunday, Aug. 17 and Monday, Aug. 18. The event will feature a Sunday morning 5K Run/Walk, a Monday play reading at 1:30 p.m. in the Angus Bowmer Theatre and a 7:30 p.m. variety show on the Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion. Tickets for the play reading are $15; tickets for the evening variety show are $25 and $30. Tickets are available at the box office at 15 South Pioneer Street, by calling 482-4331 or online at .




Wednesday, Aug. 20




band concert: The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will present a free concert of marches, overtures, soloists, vocalists and patriotic music at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Butler Band Shell, Lithia Park, Ashland. Call 552-2266.




Thursday, Aug. 21




jazz in the gardens: Eden Valley Orchard's Jazz series will feature Gabriel the Technicians from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Voorhies Mansion, Eden Valley Orchards, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Cover is $5. Light fare will be available, along with wine, beer and soft drinks. Call 512-2955.




Twilight music series: Blues group the Rhythm Kings Trio featuring David Pinsky will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Wine and refreshments are available. Cost is $5. Call 776-2315.




blues at summer jo's: A summer music series featuring blues and jazz with John Trujillo and Friends will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through the fall at Summer Jo's, 2315 Upper River Road Loop, Grants Pass. Reservations are recommended. Call 476-6882.




theater performance: Genine Bar El will perform her original one-woman show "Rebirthing the Divine: A Journey to Kabbalah" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Through story-telling and song, Bar El portrays her touching and often humorous passage from Jewish American Princess to "woman of valor." Tickets are $5-$15 sliding scale. Tickets are available in the Havurah office Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to — p.m. See or call 488-7716.




Friday, Aug. 22




Central Point concerts: The three-member band Dandelion Jo will play folk and bluegrass from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Pfaff Park, Sixth and Manzanita streets, Central Point.




britt dance concert: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Britt Festivals, Jacksonville. Celebrating its 30th year, the dance company is known for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire. Tickets are $47 reserved; $29 lawn; and $15 for ages 12 and younger. See brittfest.org or call 773-6077.




ranch concert: Laurie Lewis, fiddle, and Tom Rozum, mandolin, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Thunder Ridge Ranch, 600 Taylor Creek Road, Galice. Tickets are $8. Children admitted free. Bring your own picnic. See or call 471-2206.




dance concert: The dance quartet Musa from Olympia, Wash., will perform ballet-based modern dance and live music at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Oak St. Dance Studio, 1287 Oak St., Ashland. Doors Open at 7:45; performance at 8:15. Tickets: $10-$15 sliding scale. Call 482-6821.




Saturday, Aug. 23




dance concert: The Medford Civic Ballet and selected students from the Dance Arts Academy will perform excerpts from their "Jewels of the Ballet," inspired by George Balanchine, choreographed by Mary Cowden Snyder, artistic director, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Bear Creek Park Amphitheater, Medford. The free concert also will include Dancers Studio from Klamath Falls, directed by Carla Brannon. Featured dance styles include ballet, jazz, lyric, modern, tap, hip hop and tango. Call 772-1362.




Sunday, Aug. 24




sunday jazz: The Robin Lawson Trio featuring vocalist Pam Lawson, will perform from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Cost is $5. Wine and refreshments are available. Call 776-2315.