Portland music and performance group MarchFourth! will perform its brassy funk, rock and jazz — replete with acrobats, stilt walkers and more — at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. San Francisco Gypsy rock band Diego's Umbrella will open the show. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com. The show is open to ages 21 and older.
Portland rock band The Decemberists will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville. The band's newest, "What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World," was released in 2015. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney will open the show. Ashland band Slow Corpse will perform at 6 p.m. in the Performance Garden. Premium lawn blankets for four are $224, $112 for two. Lawn seating is $39, $29 for age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488. No outside alcohol will be allowed at this concert.
'Henry IV, Part Two'
King Henry IV is at his end, and as his realm swirls with conspiracies and military threats on two borders, his son and heir, Prince Hal, still doesn’t seem up to the task of sovereignty. Hal’s friend, Falstaff, longs to unleash his own brand of anarchy when the old king dies and Hal is crowned. Shakespeare’s tale of damaged friendships and hard choices — bridging the gap between the youthful abandon of "Henry IV, Part One" and the war-tempered "Henry V" — illuminates the making of a most unlikely monarch. The show runs through Oct. 29 in the Thomas Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 800-219-8161 for tickets.
Portland rock, blues and funk band Stoning Giants — singer Larry Sawyer, guitarist C.J. Ries, drummer Jonathan Nadal and bassist Jedediah Jester — will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Johnny B's, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford. The band is touring behind its newest CD, "Clear as Mud,' released in 2014. Hear Stoning Giants at reverbnation.com/stoninggiants.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 30th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations, will include a full day of fundraising activities starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Look for a bake sale in the Angus Bowmer Theatre; a kids' lemonade stand and an information fair on the courtyard bricks; and an arts and treasures sale in the Thomas Theatre. The festivities will culminate with a reading of the musical "Cabaret" at 2 p.m. in the Angus Bowmer Theatre and the Daedalus Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Tickets are $35 for the play reading, $40 or $45 for the variety show, and can be purchased at osfashland.org or by calling 800-219-8161.