Thursday, Jan. 25
Bicyclists Rally: Siskiyou Velo will hold a rally at 5 p.m. at Medford City Hall in support of bicycle facilities for all ages and all abilities. The rally supports efforts to ensure that future bike facilities in Medford will serve everyone: youth, adults, seniors, people with disabilities and families. Everyone who rides a bike or would like to ride a bike is welcome. For more information, email Gary Shaff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Talk: Poet Susanne Peterman will offer a reading of her book, "When I Go, Selected French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. 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, Jan. 26
Historic Park Tour: Take a self-guided tour through Lithia Park in Ashland using Ashland Parks and Recreation's story map, which highlights historic sites and features throughout the park. The map is available online at ashlandparksandrec.org. Call 541-488-5340.
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.
Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.
Stardust Trio: Singer Kacie Bowers, bassist Michael Barth and guitarist Tim Church will perform jazz and swing standards from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
L.E.F.T.: Rock 'n' roll band L.E.F.T. — singer and guitarist Bret Levick, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Terreri and Don Harriss on keys — perform Levick's original rock, along with covers of songs by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and others at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Cuarteto Latinoamericano: String quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Founded in Mexico in 1982, Cuarteto Latinoamericano is a leader of Latin American music for string quartet. Look for a program of music by Brouwer, Mignone and Villa-Lobos. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for full-time students and Oregon Trail Card holders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. A free pre-concert preview and lecture will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Music Recital Hall.
Saturday, Jan. 27
Wedding Show: The Southern Oregon Wedding show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Look for a bridal fashion show, cake sampling, a groom’s lounge, chances to win prizes and more. Every bride attending will receive a free bridal planner, provided by Rosebud Multimedia, and the first 50 brides in the door each day will also receive a free tote bag. Admission is $2, or free with two cans of food for ACCESS. To register see soweddingshow.com.
Waggin' Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS ) "Pay What You Want" for books fundraiser will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan.27 , and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway (99) in Phoenix. Book purchases support FOTAS programs. This is a cash or check only sale.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts an A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. There is a suggested donation of $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Le Cirque Centre: The Empyrean Aerialists of Le Cirque Centre will present artistic director and choreographer Lorenzo SantaBarbara's "Fettuccine: A Time for Laughter" at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Ashland High School's Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave. SantaBarbara's funny and uplifting tale is set in southern Italy and follows bumbling waiter Rigoletto as he struggles to connect with a charming new friend. Look for aerialists, trapeze artists, silk and hoop dancers and physical comedy. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Call 541-301-6804 for information.
Stolen Moments: Guitarist Dan Fellman, vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and Walter Lindley on upright bass will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and Gypsy jazz from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 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.
Evening of Scottish Music: Singer, guitarist and mandolin player Brian Freeman, fiddle and mandolin player Crystal Reeves and singer Jim Finnegan will present Freeman's annual celebration of Scottish songs written and collected by Robert Burns at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St., Ashland. Burns, who lived from 1759 to 1796, is known by many names, the national poet of Scotland among them. He loved women, nature, a good story and song. Flutist Tish McFadden and Celtic harp player Kathleen Page will present pre-show music. Tickets are $15, $5 for age 11 and younger, and can be purchased at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., or at the door. Call 541-482-1915 for additional information.