Festival Noons: Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St. Tom Bryant, dramaturg for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Great Society," will present the lecture "Guns or Butter? The impact of the Vietnam War on Lyndon Johnson's presidency, his Great Society social programs and the civil rights movement in America." Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members and $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Lithia Artisans Market: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays on Calle Guanajuato behind the Ashland Plaza. The outdoor arts and crafts market features fine art and a variety of wares by local artists and artisans, as well as live music. Call 541-301-9811 or see www.lithiaartisansmarket.com.
'The Normal Heart': 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The 2014 film adapts the Tony award-winning play about the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are free, but limited to four per order. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.
'Common Threads': 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The 1989 documentary film covers the first decade of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S., and director Jeffrey Friedman will be on hand for a Q&A session about the film’s 25th anniversary. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.