Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans in his newest book, "Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom." He'll discuss his book at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
The Young Dubliners
Before leaving for a 10-day tour of Ireland in late March, Los Angeles band The Young Dubs take a spin around the country with a stop in Ashland. The band's sound is called Celtic rock for its fusion of traditional Irish instruments and modern rock. It's newest is "Nine," The Young Dubs' first independently released album. The show is set for 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Brickroom Gathering House, 35 N. Main St. Cover is $10.
Bob Haworth and John Hollis
The guitar and vocal duo will present "Tales and Tunes from the Folk Music Era," an old-fashioned hootenanny, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Eagle Point Grange, 5 S. Shasta Ave. Singer and songwriter Haworth was a member of folk group The Brothers Four for five years, and a member of The Kingston Trio for 20 years. Singer and guitarist Hollis is a regular performer at Callahan's Lodge near Mount Ashland. Haworth and Hollis will trace the rise of folk music from Woody Guthrie through Peter, Paul and Mary and others. The audience is invited to sing along. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or eaglepointgrange.bpt.me or by calling 541-826-9873. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Wood Brothers
Folk trio The Wood Brothers — upright bassist Chris Wood, guitarist Oliver Wood and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix — perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Their newest albums, "Paradise" and "Live at the Barn," were released in 2015 and 2017, respectively, on independent label Honey Jar Records. Husband and wife duo The Mastersons open the show. Tickets are $35, $15 for students, and can be purchased by calling 541-552-6348.
This rip-roaring Restoration comedy by English playwright Aphra Behn follows three English cavaliers who launch romantic intrigues during carnival week in Venice. Their escapades ensnare them with two adventurous Spanish sisters, a thieving con-woman and a vengeful courtesan. Dawn Monique Williams directs. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, March 1-3 and 8-10, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, in the Main Stage Theatre in the newly remodeled Theatre Arts Building, 475 University Way. Tickets are $21, $18 for ages 60 and older and $6 for full-time students, and are available at oca.sou.edu/events or by calling 541-552-6348.