The warrior princesses of improv comedy — Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery — will present "A Completely Improvised Holiday Classic," a ride on an impromptu sleigh ride of humor and hilarity inspired by such films as "It's a Wonderful Life," "Miracle on 34th Street" and "A Christmas Carol," at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Musical accompaniment will be by pianist Darcy Danielson. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at hamazons.com. Tickets will be $18 at the door. See hamazons.com for more information.
Jacksonville Victorian Christmas
Jacksonville celebrates the holidays with its Victorian Christmas, a celebration that continues the first three weekends in December, with some activities the weekend after Christmas. The town is decorated in natural greenery with white lights and red bows to evoke Christmases past. Look for photo opportunities with Father Christmas, strolling carolers, some in vintage costumes, and complimentary hot cider. The town's Jolly Holly Trolley offers on-off service at various locations around town to enable people to see everything that's going on. See jacksonvilleoregon.com/victorian-christmas.
The Black Sheep is bringing live music back to the British-style restaurant and pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. L.E.F.T. Trio — Bret Levick on guitar and vocals, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro and Greg Frederick on fretless bass — will play acoustic, roots-style music with a modern edge at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. See theblacksheep.com.
Portland recording artist and pianist John Nilsen will play holiday classics, some boogie-woogie, jazz and original music at his annual holiday shows at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Upper Rogue United Methodist Church, 18977 Highway 62, Shady Cove (admission by donation); 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass ($10 at door); 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent ($10 at door); 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford (admission free); and noon Saturday, Dec. 16, at Gold Hill United Methodist Church, 416 Fourth St., Gold Hill ($10 suggested donation). Nilsen is a 1979 graduate of Southern Oregon University, and he lived in the Rogue Valley for nearly two decades before relocating to the Portland area.
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms
Americana singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Klauder and singer and guitarist Reeb Williams will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Mountain House, six miles east of Ashland. Klauder and Reeb are touring behind Klauder's new album titled "Innocent Road," a full-length recording of his original songs. Portland-based Klauder is founding member of Foghorn Stringband and is a regular performer at the West Coast Country Music Festival in Greensprings. Tickets are $20; $10 for ages 18 and younger. Reservations and directions are available by calling 541-552-1665.