Thursday, Nov. 2
Author Talk: Author Carol Beers will talk about her novel “Over the Edge” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Friday, Nov. 3
Center for the Visual Arts: An opening reception for new fall exhibits will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 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 Aimee Dahlin's "A Light That Never Goes Out" collection in the Retzlaff Gallery; Danielle Olsen's "My Studio" work in the Thorndike Gallery; Kelsey Goldman's photography collection "Natural States" in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Dewy Burton's collection "Lessons" in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; John Cimperman's collection "Transcendence" in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Sherry Amoore's "Rainbow Warriors" collection in the JELD WEN Gallery. The exhibition will be shown through Sunday, Nov. 29. The galleries' hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners needed. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Hollis Peach: Roots and progressive folk duo Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert will perform during “Pasta With a Purpose,” a dinner of pasta, salad and dessert, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at the Ashland Community Resource Center, No. 4, 611 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Kids 10 and younger eat for free. Proceeds will benefit Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland. Call 541-631-2235 for information.
VOCES8: Pronounced "VOH-ches 8," the British vocal ensemble will present "Choral Dances," a program of music by William Byrd, Benjamin Britten, Sergei Rachmaninov and others — including Van Morrison and Duke Ellington — at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $33 or $28, $5 for students and Oregon Trail card holders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org, by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348, or at the door.
Saturday, Nov. 4
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.
House Concert: Michal Palzewicz and Pat O'Scannell will play early viola da gamba music at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at a house concert in Ashland. Tickets are $20 to $25. Reservations and directions are available by calling 541-482-9757 or emailing email@example.com.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Jive Mountain: The trio will perform Americana and roots music following a presentation by the Jackson County Fuel Committee at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Schoolhouse, 1219 N. Valley View Road, Ashland. Bring sweet or savory finger foods to share. There will be dancing, a fire ring, tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer and wine. Admission is $10. Arrive early for the best parking.
Sunday, Nov. 5
Jefferson Baroque Showcase: San Francisco baroque violinist Michael Sand and Jefferson Baroque Orchestra's harpsichordist Margret Gries will perform "Back to Bach," a program of seldom-heard sonatas by J.S. Bach, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $15; $10 for seniors. Age 18 and younger and Oregon Trail card holders get in free.
Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
'People for Puerto Rico Benefit Concert': The Alice DiMicele Band, with Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, rock bands L.E.F.T. and The Rogue Suspects, and bluegrass band 33 String Drive — along with a lineup of Rogue Valley talent featuring duo Inger Jorgensen and Paul Turnipseed, Phoenix Sigalove, Diane Patterson, duo B Wishes and Jack Hopfinger, Frankie Hernandez, Bishop Mayfield, Shybo Torres and Marc Gostnell — will join forces from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. The event is open to all ages, and there will be a designated area with adult beverages. Admission is a minimum of $20, and there will be raffles for a guitar, music, massage certificates and more. Proceeds will benefit victims of Hurricane Maria. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Monday, Nov. 6
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
Tai Chi for Seniors: Tai Chi for adults 50 and older is held from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays for beginners at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced class is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $4. Call 541-488-5342.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Color Mondays: Adults are invited to express their creativity through coloring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies are provided. Call 541-744-6996 or visit jcls.org.