GLACIAL GENES: Oregon Stage Works artistic director Peter Alzado directs local playwright Molly Best Tinsley's exploration of nature and relationships during the phenomenon of global warming. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 16, at 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 and $12 for students. Call 482-2334.

GLACIAL GENES: Oregon Stage Works artistic director Peter Alzado directs local playwright Molly Best Tinsley's exploration of nature and relationships during the phenomenon of global warming. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 16, at 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 and $12 for students. Call 482-2334.

out of the box — Pandora's Pandemonium or The Evils in the Box: Oregon Stage Works Ashland Children's Theatre performance class will present a free performance of a new play, a comic re-telling of the Greek myth of Pandora's box at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at 191 A St., Ashland. Two casts will perform the 25-minute play back to back. Call 482-2334.

A Company of Wayward Saints: Ashland High School presents George Herman's tale of La Compagnie de Santi Ostinanti, a classic improvisational troupe that tell stories with masks, comedy, drama and song. These Renaissance-style performers arrive on the scene almost 400 years after the peak of Commedia dell'Arte popularity. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Nov. 15, at Mountain Avenue Theater, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland.. There will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $10 for general seating; $15 for reserved. Call 482-8771.

an enemy of the people: Southern Oregon University Theatre Arts Professor D.L. Smith directs an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's 1882 drama presented in the Center Square Theatre, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 6-8, and Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 13-16. Matinees will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16. Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 552-6348.

RING AROUND THE MOON: David Kelly of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival directs this comedy of wealth and power among the French by playwright Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 13-15, and Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 20-23. Matinees are at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, at the Center Stage Theatre, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 552-6348.

aLI BABA: Oregon Cabaret Theatre artistic director Jim Giancarlo directs and choreographs this reprise of the 1998 show he wrote with music by Jim Malachi and Darcy Danielson. The tale of Ali Baba's hero's quest, aided by Scheherazade and the Genie, is a panto derived from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte full of cross-dressing, puns, topical references and broad physical comedy. The show previews at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 ($19). The show runs at 8 p.m. nightly with 1 p.m. brunch matinees on Sundays Nov. 14 through Dec. 31 (no performances Nov. 18, 24, 27; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 24 and 25), at First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $21-$31. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. daily, 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays and closed Tuesdays. See oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.

Events

Friday, Nov. 14

big band singers: Camelot Theatre will present "Spotlight on The Girl Singers of the Big Band Era" with Gayle Wilson. The show previews at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13 ($14), and opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 23, at 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $18. Reserved seating is an additional $2. The theater box office is open from 1-5 p.m. Call 535-5250.

siskiyou saxophone orchestra: The 18-piece orchestra will present "Saxophone Colors," a showcase of original music by Arthur Frackenpohl and Walter Hartley, as well as arrangement by Beethoven, Holst, Joplin and Glazounov, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $10; free for students. See sou.edu/music or call 552-6101.

lucy Kaplansky: St. Clair Productions presents singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplansky in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, $10 for youth 12-17. Children under 12 admitted free with paying adult. Tickets are available at the Music Coop, Ashland; on-line at www.stclairevents.com; or by calling 535-3562.

rock bands: Monster Mash Up III will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Provolt Grange, 14458 Williams Highway, Provolt. This is the third in a series of events that started at The Talent Club earlier this spring. The event will feature original hosts The T Club as well as State of Jefferson, Outpost, and Oregon Transplant (formerly Frankie Hernandez Band). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.. This is an all ages event with food and drinks available. For more information call: 541-761-9353

Saturday, Nov. 15

contra dance: There will be a contra dance with live music by Ribolo and calling by Susan Petrick from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Walker School gym at Walker and Homes Avenues, Ashland. Beginning instruction will be available from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The dance is sponsored by the Ashland Folk Music Club. Tickets are $6 for members, $8 for non-members and $5 for students high school and older. Children in middle school and younger, as well as watchers are admitted free. Call 552-1039.

youth symphony: The three ensembles of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Southern Oregon University's Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at Paddington Station, Ashland; Larry's Music in Medford; and tickets for the Nov. 15 performance in Medford are also available through the Craterian Theater's box office. Call 779-3000.

theater benefit: Gumshoe Gourmet will host an improv comedy show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Black Swan Theater, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The show contains a range of theater games exploring a variety of themes from local history, current events, murder and mayhem. Half the money goes to the players; the other half goes into a Gumshoe Actors' Fund to help out any company actor. Tickets are $15. See gumshoegourmet.com or call 535-5494.

Abendmusik: Twelve students from Southern Oregon University's Department, accompanied by SOU opera coach Laurie Hunter, will perform a concert of art song and operatic masterpieces at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the SOU Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The concert is a benefit for the SOU Chamber Choir to raise funds for its spring concerts in Germany and the Czech Republic, including a performance in Tomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany, the home church of J. S. Bach. Tickets are $10. Call 552-6101.

guitar duets: There will be an evening of duets with Bil Leonhart and Presila Quinby, James Edwards, Robert Dubow, Dave Rogers and Roma Sprung at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the First Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and $5 for student at the door. Call 840-0832 for information.

african singing: Learn South African choral music and movement with Val Rogers from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Ashland Community Center, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland. All levels welcome. Bring a snack. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $15 for students. Call 482-1429.

Sunday, Nov. 16

Violin recital: Music at St. Mark's presents a free concert with Larry Stubson, violin, and Cynthia Stauffer, piano, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fifth and Oakdale, Medford. The recital will include works by Mozart, Debussy, Franck, and Saint-Saens. Stubson is associate concertmaster of the Rogue Valley Symphony and a retired music educator. Stauffer has presented solo recitals as well as performing chamber music. Call 858-8037.

mark turnbull: Composer, singer, actor Mark Turnbull will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. Call 301-7006.

Monday, Nov. 17

sou concert: The Southern Oregon University Music Department will present guest artist Gleb Karpushkin on the French horn at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the SOU Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Professor of music Alexander Tutunov will accompany Karpushkin, in addition to playing solo works on the piano. Tickets are $15 for general admission and free for students. Tickets and season passes may be purchased by calling 552-6101 or by visiting the music box office prior to the performance. See sou.edu/music.

music and art: David LaChapelle will present his photographs based on the Zohar, the Jewish Kabbalistic text and speak of their origin at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Rabbi Marc Sirinsky will open the evening with chant, supported by musician friends from Temple Emek Shalom. LaChapelle will combine words, sound, storytelling and art. Prints of LaChapelle's Zohar images will be available for purchase. Admission is $10-20 sliding scale. Proceeds will support LaChapelle's cancer treatment. Call 488-3623.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

dance concert: Dancing People Company, in conjunction with South Medford High School, will present "Muses and Moving," a dance performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the school auditorium, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The performance is the culmination of a two-week dance immersion program with the dancers and the students. Tickets are $10 and $8 for students at the door. Call 488-9683.

Friday, Nov. 21

floater: The band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Rogue Theatre, 143 SE H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 471-1316.

alice dimicele: The singer and her band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Williams Grange Hall, Williams. Cost is $10 and up, sliding scale. See AliceDiMicele.com or call 541-846-1322.

ski film: "Under The Influence," a 16 mm high-definition ski and snowboard film by Teton Gravity Research, will premiere in Southern Oregon at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. This film follows the exploits of today's top riders as they traverse the globe in search of the unique terrain and conditions that emerged from one of the deepest winters in recorded history. This is an all-ages event and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Special musical guests will include Diligence Company and feature Indubious. Food and beverages will be available. Door prizes will be given away. Silent auctions items, including an adult ski pass to Mt. Ashland and a raft trip on the Rogue River, will be available for bidding until the final band begins. All proceeds benefit the Mt. Ashland Racing Association.

Saturday, Nov. 22

siskiyou singers: The Siskiyou Singers will present "The Ardent Suitor: Johannes Brahms' Folksongs, Gypsy Songs and Lovesong Waltzes" at 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 22, and 4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 23, at the Music Recital Hall of Southern Oregon University, 1250 siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Artistic director Dave Marston will conduct the choir of 130 voices from around the Rogue Valley and pianists Joseph Yungen and Ashley Hoe will accompany. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door, and $5 for youth 18 and under. Tickets are available are Paddington Station, Tree House Books and the Music Coop, Ashland; and Grocery Outlet, Medford. See siskiyousingers.org or call 482-5290.

belly dance: Idena and Ayesha, Oasis Dance Company will present an "Enchanted Evening of Belly Dance" from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The show will also feature Ruby, AODC, Circus Tribal, Kajmir and Maia Alexander. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available by calling 770-2556 or 951-2522.

Sunday, Nov. 23

organ concert: Members of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a free concert, "Hymn Festival: Songs for the Journey," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford. The program will feature hymns and songs that tell the story of pilgrimage, praise, struggle, heartache, and hope along life's journey. There will be hymns from Appalachia, England, Germany, Wales, Ireland, Argentina, and South Africa. Call 482-3075.