Ashland and surrounding region
love's labor's lost: Dale luciano directs William Shakespeare's comic look at love. The King of Navarre and three lords who are his close companions decide to devote themselves to three years of study and not give in to the company of women. Their oath is put to the test in short order when the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive on a visit to the King's court. The play will run at 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, May 28-31, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, at the Dorothy Stolp Center Stage Theatre, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $18 regular, $16 senior, $5 students. Call 552-6348.
the mystery of irma vep: Pat Patton directs Charles Ludlam's parody of Gothic suspense films. Two actors portray eight characters in this quick-change comedy. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday with a brunch matinee at 1 p.m. Sunday through May 31, at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $19-$31 and $19 for previews. See oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.
The servant of two masters: Tracy Young directs an adaptation by Young and Oded Gross of Carlo Goldini's farce about the servant Truffaldino who attends to two masters without either of them knowing about the other. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
macbeth: Gale Edwards directs William Shakespeare's tragedy that follows Macbeth's ascent to the Scottish throne and the carnage it leaves in its wake. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
death and the king's horseman: Chuck Smith directs Nobel prize-winner Wole Soyinka's African tragedy set against the backdrop of a colonial mindset and a vibrant, mystical culture in peril. Through July 5, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
the music man: Bill Rauch directs the musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. Con man Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa, under the guise of teaching music to the children, while actually planning to bilk their parents. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
dead man's cell phone: Christopher Liam Moore directs Sarah Ruhl's funny film-noir odyssey that begins when a man dies at a restaurant. When his cell phone keeps ringing, the woman at the next table answers it. Through June 19, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
things we do: Peter Alzado will direct a series of plays and events concerned with the conflict in the Middle East including "Masked" by Ilan Hatsor, "Rachel Corrie" adapted by Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner, "The Jewish Wife" by Bertolt Brecht and "A Tiny Piece of Land" by Mel Weiser and Joni Browne-Walders. The shows will run at 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and 2 p.m. Sunday through May 31, at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 for all four plays. See oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.
Friday, May 29
spotlight on hoagy carmichael: Camelot Theatre's tribute to the music and life of the songwriter opens at 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, and runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through June 7, at 101 Talent Avenue at Main Street, Talent. Tickets are $18. Reserved seating is available for an additional $2. Tickets are available at the theater, online at camelottheatre.org or by calling 535-5250.
senior recital: Southern Oregon University music student Elizabeth Lord, soprano, will give a senior recital at 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event is free. Call 552-6101.
Bottle shock film: The Science of Wine celebration at ScienceWorks will present a showing of the film at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. There will be an introduction and Q&A with Brenda and Mark Lhormer, the movie's producers. Tickets are $7.50 and are available from the Varsity Theater or online at ScienceOfWineAshland.com. Call 482-6767 ext. 32.
teen theater: Planned Parenthood Teen Theater will present "Greatest Hits" at 7:30 p.m. Friday May 29, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The show will feature favorite scenes about relationships, sexuality and growing up. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students at the door. Call 770-3331, ext. 1015.
Saturday, May 30
The Science of Wine Gala: The Science of Wine Gala at ScienceWorks Museum will feature music, dancing, wine tasting, food, a Mystery Bottle Raffle and a live wine auction from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The Mixers will provide dance music, Dan Fellman and Friends will provide jazz music. Tickets are $60, $50 for ScienceWorks members. Admission includes a tasting of two wines from each winery and unlimited food. Tickets are available at ScienceOfWineAshland.com or by calling 482-6767 ext. 32.
music for peace: The Rogue Valley Peace Choir and Peace House will present the duo of activist singers and songwriters, "Emma's Revolution," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday May 30, at the Ashland Community Center on Winburn Way. The Rogue Valley Peace Choir will open. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and are available at Paddington Station and Music Coop in Ashland. Call 482-8915.
barbershop quartet: The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present "Sherwood Forest Follies" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Crater High School Performing Arts Center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point. The concert will feature Rogue Valley Harmonizers, Delusions of Grandeur and Southern Oregon Sound Women's Chorus, Sweet Adelines International. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students ages 15 and under. Call 535-8212.
Jazz choir: The Southern Oregon University Department of Music will present the Jefferson State Choral Coalition, directed by Kirby Shaw, at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The 45-person university and community ensemble will sing vocal arrangements and original works by Shaw. Tickets are $5. Students will be admitted free. Tickets are available by calling 552-6101 or at the music box office one hour before the performance.
new music: The Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA will present a program of new chamber works written by local composers and performed by the SyZyGy Ensemble at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Ashland Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program will feature North Medford High School student Diego Velásquez, winner of the first annual NACUSAsor Student Composition Competition. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students at the door. Call 488-5506 or 772-4022.
Sunday, May 31
student dance performance: Ballet Workshop and Oregon Chamber Dance Company with guest artist Susan Diviak will present their annual student demonstration at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Kid's Unlimited, Main 1, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The free event is a benefit for Kid's Unlimited. Call 899-3914.
alternative prom: There will be an all-ages dance from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 31, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The event began four years ago as a way to support gay youth who could not or did not feel safe attending their own proms. This year's theme is "Gender Riot! Celebrating the '60s and the Stonewall Riots' 40th Anniversary." There will be live music, theater performances, a costume contest and coronation. Tickets are $15-$30 sliding scale for adults, $10 for students. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.
Tuesday, June 2
percussion concert: The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 11250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $5. Call 552-6101.
Wednesday, June 3
peruvian music: Tito La Rosa, a descendent of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes, will perform a concert of ancient Peruvian music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance at Soundpeace and $20 at the door. Call 488-7716.
big band music: The Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at the Eagles Lodge, 200 Table Rock Road, Medford. The 15-piece orchestra will play a mix of swing, Latin and classic big band arrangements for dancing and listening. Call 499-8855.
Thursday, June 4
symphonic band: The Southern Oregon University Symphonic Band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 11250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $5. Call 552-6101.
Friday, June 5
jazz ensemble: The Southern Oregon University Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 11250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $5. Call 552-6101.
summer concert series: Agate Ridge Vineyard will feature Flipside performing a mix of classic and contemporary rock music from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 5, at 1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. Admission is $7. Bring a picnic. Wines available by the bottle or by the glass. Call 830-3050.
twilight concert series: Roxyann Winery will feature the jazz-folk stylings of Allison Scull and Victor Martin from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, at 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Call 776-2315.
Saturday, June 6
student recital: Southern Oregon University music student Leoni Lanzas, soprano, will give a senior recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event is free. Call 552-6101.
old time fiddlers: The group will hold its monthly jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Fruitdale Grange, 960 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass. The public is welcome to listen and dance and acoustic musicians of all ages are invited to sign up to play. Admission is by donation. Call 840-2156.
dance and chant: Shantala and Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe will perform sacred chanting (kirtan) at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland.
narnia: Le Cirque Centre students will perform "Narnia" based on "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The show combines dance, circus and theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 for adults and $8 for students at the door. Tickets are available at Le Cirque Centre, Music Coop and Tree House Books in Ashland. Call 301-6804.
Sunday, June 7
choir concert: The Southern Oregon University Choirs will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 7, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 11250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $5. Call 552-6101.
sitar concert: Father and son sitar players Pandit Shivnath Mishra and Deobrat Mishra will present a concert of music from India at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Talent Center of Ethnic Music, 1828 Anderson Creek Road, Talent. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Music Coop in Ashland. Call 944-7009.
sunset and music: Paschal Winery will present light jazz with Montage from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at 1122 Suncrest Rd., Talent. Montage is led by pianist Jana Kolsbun, with Tim Church on guitar; Dennis Freese on sax, flute, clarinet and vocals; Bruce McKern on bass; and Jeff Addicott on drums. Montage will perform each first Sunday of the month throughout spring and summer. Bring a picnic supper and dine indoors or on the deck or lawn. Admission is $3. Call 535-7957.