Thursday, Oct. 5
Art Exhibit: Southern Oregon University's Schneider Museum of Art will present fall exhibitions beginning on Thursday, Oct. 5, from artists Nat Mede, Loren Munk of Brooklyn, N.Y. and the late Clifford Wilton of Ashland, in addition to a selection of works titled "Highlights of the Permanent Collection," at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., Ashland. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. , Oct. 5, and feature wine from Cliff Creek Cellars and live music by SOU student Anthony Bock. The gallery's hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Friday, Oct. 6, through Dec. 16. See sma.sou.edu of call 541-552-6245 for more information.
Author Talk: Author Victoria Leo will talk about her book, “Red State Blue Heart,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Greta Matassa and Ed Dunsavage: Jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage and Seattle-based singer Greta Matassa will team up to present "The Art of the Duo" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $25. Reservations are available at siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Tarun Bhattacharya: Indian classical music master Tarun Bhattacharya will perform on a santoor — an instrument similar to a dulcimer, played by striking it with a pair of small, spoon-shaped wooden hammers — at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $20. See grizzlypeakwineryinfo.com or call 541-482-5700.
Friday, Oct. 6
Call to Teen Writers: The Medford Teen library is sponsoring a scary story writing contest through Oct. 21. Teens are invited to visit the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., to pick up a writing prompt then write a scary story of 500 words or fewer. Prizes will be awarded to the top three stories and featured at the annual Spooky Story Read-Aloud Oct. 30. Call 541-774-8685 or see jcls.org.
Center for the Visual Arts: Fall exhibits feature student, faculty and community artists and are open Friday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for photography by Matika Wilbur, "Project 562," in the Retzlaff gallery; the annual "Tiny Art Show" can be found in the Thorndike, Meyer Memorial, Art department chairs, Boise-Cascade and JELD-WEN galleries. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 6. The galleries' hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Film screening and Q&A: "Rebels on Pointe," a film that follows Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — a male drag ballet company founded in 1974 by a group of New York City ballet enthusiasts, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. The film, directed by Southern Oregon University alumnus Bobbi Jo Hart, juxtaposes behind-the-scenes access and intimate stories of its dancers, highlighted by playful, entertaining performances of traditional classical ballet in parody form and "en travesti." Hart will attend the screening and host a Q-and-A. An after-party dance will be at 9:45 p.m. at the Ashland Springs Hotel. Tickets are $25 for the movie and the dance, or $15 for the dance party only, and can be purchased on ashlandfilm.org.
Sonic Gravity Jazz Quartet: The jazz quartet will preform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Hearts and Hands, 225 E. Main St., Ashland. The quartet features David Bylsma on cello, Eric Foster on piano, Steve Schein on tenor saxophone and Kathy Dorris on percussion.
Son Ravello: Singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso, singer Manda Bryn Severin and pianist Jason O’Neill-Butler will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Saturday, Oct. 7
Talent Harvest Festival: The annual Harvest Festival in downtown Talent kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. The 5K, 10K Run and Walk takes off at 8 a.m. The main attraction, the Grand Parade will travel along Main Street at 10 a.m. Live music by Ur Mom, Ashland Taiko and The Rogue Suspects starts at 11 a.m. on the City Hall Stage. A clown and puppet show and dancing by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre will be at the Skate Park. Look for growers' booths, food vendors, children's activities and a car and motorcycle show. There will be arts and crafts booths and a car and motorcycle show.
Community Market: An indoor and outdoor community market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Produce, art, crafts, housewares, yard-sale items and other goods are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email email@example.com.
Bear Creek Salmon Festival: Look for salmon returning to Bear Creek at the 13th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Enjoy live music, games and activities, a demonstration of Native American traditional salmon cooking and much more. Refreshments will be available from Sultan's Delight food truck. See bearcreeksalmonfestival.net or call 541-488-6606.
Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers: The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers will host its monthly jam session from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Phoenix Grange, 209 N. Main St. The jam will feature traditional fiddle tunes and vocals. Acoustic musicians may sit in, and dancing is encouraged. Admission is by donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org for information..