Friday, Feb. 9
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
Indie Film Fest: Cafe-Girl Productions and Cafe-116 will present Indie-Bites: A Night of Edible Films, a presentation of locally made short films and hor’deorves inspired by the films’ themes, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Cafe-116, 116 Lithia Way, Ashland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour. Featured films include the first episode of Cafe-Girl Productions’ "Hearts-Sick: First Impressions” and “Catatonia of the Fairies," Bison Motion Pictures' “Four Daughters," “Rose & The Devil” and “Impending Sale,” Celtic Ray Filmworks' “A Short Dialectic on the Possibility of Hope in 2017” and “Start the Revolution Without Me,” and “The Witching Hour” from Wicked Pixie Productions. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at indiebites.ticketleap.com or at the door. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Call 541-226-5886 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Son Ravello: Singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso, singer Manda Bryn Severin and pianist Jason O'Neill-Butler will perform original folk from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Schubert Ensemble: The London-based ensemble — violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano — will perform music by Hummel, Faure and Schubert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and music by Frences-Hoad, Vaughn Williams and Dvorak at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. 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. CMC also will offer free pre-concert lectures one hour before each show in Room 132 of the Music Building. At 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, a free concert preview and lecture will be offered in the recital hall.
'A Tribute to the Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald': Singer Sue Carney will perform swing, bebop and standards by First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 9-10 and 16-17, at 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 11 and 18, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Carney will be accompanied by Mark Reppert on keys, Steve Fain on bass and Steve Sutfin on drums. Looks for songs "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "How High the Moon," "Oh, Lady Be Good," "Fascinating Rhythm" and more. Fitzgerald won 14 Grammys during her career, and was named Best Female Singer by Downbeat magazine 21 times. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at LiviaGeniseProduction.org, Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, or at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 10
Pet Adoption: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host a special adoption day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Grange Co-Op, 225S. Front St., Central Point. There will be a variety of dogs looking for their forever home. Adopters will receive a pet themed gift bags and there will be chances to win prizes. All dogs will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, de-wormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org or see SoHumane on Facebook. For more information call 541-779-3215.
Siskiyou Film Festival: KS Wild will present its 16th annual Siskiyou Film Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Grants Pass High School Preforming Arts center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. The Siskiyou Film Fest focuses on the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and features award-winning films about people creating real world solutions to today's challenges on a local, regional and global scale. This year's feature film will be "A River’s Last Chance," chronicling the history of the Eel River in Northern California. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at siskiyoufilmfest.org or Oregon Books and Games, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass. Tickets will be $20, $15 for seniors and students, at the door. Food prepared from locally sourced ingredients by Chef Kristen will be available. Also look for booths showcasing more than 20 local orginizations.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will pair up to perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Sunday, Feb. 11
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.
Peace Choirs: Five peace choirs from Oregon and Northern California will present "One Voice" from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The program will feature messages of peace, hope, social justice, equity and environmental stewardship presented by Rogue Valley Peace Choir, Emandal Chorale, Portland Peace Choir, Eugene Peace Choir and In Accord Community Choir. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 541-531-6121 or see roguevalleypeacechoir.org.
Tiffany Cooper: Ashland singer Tiffany Cooper will debut her new recording, "Satin Mood: A Tribute to Julie London," at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Cooper capture's London's sultry jazz vocals on such hits as "Cry Me a River," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Basin Street Blues," "Bye-Bye Blackbird" and others in a playful style. She will be accompanied by Joe Cohoon on upright bass and Ed Dunsavage on guitar. Reservations are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at siskiyoumusicproject.com.