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.
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.
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.
Piano Recital: Alexander Tutunov, Christine Eggert and Thor Polson, joined by Joyce Stevens of Jacksonville, Michele Alspach, Pat Daly and Anthony Boc, will present a program of classical favorites and jazz at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Sjolund Auditorium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive. Look for works by Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, Maurice Ravel, Astor Piazzolla and others, along with Polson's arrangements of pieces by Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans. The show is sponsored by the Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Music Teachers Association. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds will be put toward scholarships for Rogue Valley music students. Call 541-535-2089 for information.
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.
Sunday, Jan. 28
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 19. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.
Film Festival: Equus International "On the Trail" Film Tour will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Ashland High School's Mountain Avenue Theater. The festival will feature winning films from the Equus International Film Festival, "We Are All Here to Heal Together" and "The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom." Doors open at 1:30 p.m.. Also look for refreshments and a silent auction. Tickets are $20.This event is a fund raiser for the Riding Beyond Free program for revitalizing breast cancer survivors through guided interactions with horses. Tickets are available online at ridingbeyond.org, at Paddington Station, Be Cherished Hair Salon and at the door.
Ice Skating Doll Party: The Southern Oregon Figure Skating Club is hosting its ninth annual Doll Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at The RRRink, 1349 Center Drive, Medford. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental, games, refreshments, mini-lessons and more. Participants should arrive by 1:30 p.m. for registration. The first 100 skaters will receive goodie bags. For more information, call 541-770-1177 or see www.therrrink.com.
Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan 28, 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.