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Nightlife

Josephine County

• ALIBI TAVERN, 1220 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-2854. Saturdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover.

• ART'S RED GARTER, 126 S. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-4222. April 7-8, DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.- 1 a.m., Wednesdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

• BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. April 7, guitarist Matt Combe and singer-songwriter Amanda Davis, 6-9 p.m. No cover

• CASA AMIGA, 200 McDonald Lane, Grants Pass, 541-956-8602. April 8, Howard Hori, easy listening light rock, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.

• CEDARWOOD SALOON, 1345 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-6160. April 7-8, Hot Gossip, vintage rock, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursdays, open jam with AJ, 7-11 p.m. No cover.

• COCINA 7 TAQUERIA, 132 Blodgett Road, Williams, 541-846-6666. Thursdays, open mic, 7 p.m. No cover.

THE G SPOT, 24099 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-592-5220. April 8, Kelly Thibodeaux and Etouffee, swamp rock, 8-11 p.m., $10-$12; Thursdays, open mic, 7-10 p.m., no cover; Wednesdays, karaoke with Jammer Dave, 8 p.m.-midnight, no cover.

• G STREET BAR AND GRILL, 125 S.E. G St., Grants Pass, 541-956-5427. April 6, Hardway Bend, rock, post-grunge, Chrysalis, rock, metal, experimental, 9-11 p.m.; April 7-8, Flat Patty, alt metal rock; April 13, SIP, grunge. Music is 8 p.m.-midnight, unless otherwise noted. No cover.

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• THE HAUL, 121 S.W. H St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4991. April 7, Adam Knight and Orion, singer, songwriter, 7L30-9 p.m., DJ Finattick, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; April 8, downstairs, Hollis Peach, progressive folk duo, 9 p.m.; April 8, upstairs, Dancehaul April: Nerd Out, LGBTQ social for all ages, 6-8:45 p.m., dance party for 21 and older, with DJ Cumalong, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5 suggested. No cover.

• HERB'S LA CASITA, 515 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-476-1668. Fridays and Saturdays, Sights and Sounds DJ, modern dance music, in the Vault, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; daily, karaoke in Shenanigans, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover.

• HEROES AMERICAN CAFE, Grants Pass Shopping Center, 943 S.W. D St., Grants Pass, 541-291-9295. Wednesdays, Steve Keim, acoustic eclectic folk, folk rock, rock, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

• JD'S SPORTS BAR AND BREWERY, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, 541-471-0383. April 7-8, The Roadsters, country, country rock, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

• THE LAUGHING CLAM, 121 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1110. April 7, The Rhythm Kings, blues, 7-10 p.m.; April 8, Allison Scull and Victor Martin, acoustic roots, folk, jazz, blues, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

• MCGREW'S, 33105 Redwood Highway, O'Brien, 541-596-2202. April 7, Brian Risling and Airtight Alibi, funk, rock, blues, 9 p.m.-midnight, $3 donation.

• MUG SHOTS, 145 N.E. Mill St., Grants Pass, 541-479-6212. Fridays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

• OLD BARN TAVERN, 2039 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-0222. Saturdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

• RIVER'S EDGE, 1936 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-244-1182. Fridays and Saturdays, Scott Head, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5-8 p.m. No cover.

• ROGUE ROASTERS, 610 S.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-6134. April 7, Lauren Medley, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

• THE SOUND LOUNGE, 225 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-479-0712. April 7, Cherry and the Lowboys, bluesabilly, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover; April 8, Pandora, on the patio, 6-8 p.m., April 8, Arkaik, attic, Graveburner, Exulansis, hardcore, 8 p.m.-midnight, suggested $5; April 9, Fun Jam, with Ernie Maynard and Friends, 7-10 p.m. No cover, unless noted.

• SPEAKEASY TAPROOM & WINE BAR, 208 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-450-4248. April 7, Gary Margason and Sage Satori, acoustic duo, 8-11 p.m.; April 8, Relative Soul, acoustic blues, rock, jazz, duo, 8-11 p.m.; Tuesdays, salsa/bachata dancing, lesson 8:30 p.m., open dance 9-11 p.m., $5; Wednesdays, Catchin' Eddies, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Pints and Paints 6:30 p.m., $40-$45, call to confirm. No cover, unless noted.

• STITCHES! BAR & GRILL, 670 Fruitdale Drive, Grants Pass, 541-244-1961. April 7-8, Jim Lesher and Western Express, country, country rock, 8:30-12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

• TAYLOR'S COUNTRY STORE, 202 S. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-5358. April 7, Steve Berg, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.

• THE WHAMMY BAR, 1620 Williams Highway, Grants Pass, 541-479-0910. April 14, Gary Margason, acoustic guitar and vocals, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

• WILD RIVER BREWERY AND PIZZA, 249 N. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-3556. April 8, Dale Hopper, old-time country, 6-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, open mic, 6-8 p.m. No cover.

• WILD RIVER PUB, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4456. April 14-15, Comedy Night, with Sherry Japhet and Edward Gaines, hosted by Kris Vandehey, 8 p.m., $7 advance, $10 door; April 20, third Thursday acoustic jam, 6-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Mike Brons, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

Jackson County

• APPLEGATE RIVER LODGE, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate, 541-761-9353, www.liveatthegate.com. April 12, The Good Time Travelers, Americana, folk, rock duo, $15 advance, $20 door; April 18-20, Melvin Seals and JGB, jam band, $25 advance, $30 door; April 24, Head for the Hills, progressive string music, $13 advance, $15 door; April 30, Hot Buttered Rum, West Coast bluegrass, $17 advance, $20 door; May 7, Shook Twins, indie folk-pop, $15 advance, $20 door. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted; tickets at the door or online.

• BAMBOO ROOM AT KING WAH'S, 1182 Court St., Medford, 541-772-1820. April 8, Boss' Daughter, Dos Tacos, 9:45 p.m.; April 9, Steaksauce Mustache, Senorda, Exulansis, 9:45 p.m; April 12, Last Giant Band, with guests, 5 p.m; April 12, Pleasures, with guests, 9:45 p.m. Cover.

• BELLA UNION, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1770. April 6, The Brothers Reed, acoustic indie folk pop, 7-10 p.m.; April 7-8, Mercy Duo, blues, 8- 11 p.m.; April 13, Seth Hansson, acoustic, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

• BLACK SHEEP PUB AND RESTAURANT, 51 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6414. April 7, Curtain Climbers Aerial Dance Company, 9-11 p.m., $3; Sundays, Celtic music jam, 2-5 p.m., no cover.

• BOOMTOWN SALOON, 105 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-702-2252. April 8, Saucy, rock, 8:30 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

• BRICKROOM, 35 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6030. April 6, The Brothers Comatose, Americana rock, with Lowest Pair opening, 9 p.m., $15 advance; April 7, The Novelists, folk, pop, 9 p.m., $10; April 14, 100 Watt Mind, rock, with Wooden Indian Burial Ground opening, 9 p.m., $10 general, $8 students; April 22, Redwood Son, roots, Americana, country, 9 p.m., $10 with CD, $5 no CD; April 26, T Sisters, folk, Americana, bluegrass, 9 p.m., $10. Advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com.

• CALLAHAN'S MOUNTAIN LODGE, Interstate 5 Exit 6, south of Ashland, 541-482-1299. Saturdays through Wednesdays, Ken Hart, guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, John Hollis, guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m., no cover.

• CATTLEMEN'S, 108 Depot St., Rogue River, 541-582-1631. April 7, DJ Greene, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, karaoke, 8 p.m., no cover.

• CHADWICKS PUB AND SPORTS BAR, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-770-1234. April 7-8, Comedy Night with opener J.R. Berrard and headliner Charlie Wiener 9-10:30 p.m., $10, karaoke after comedy.

• GRANITE TAPHOUSE, 23 S. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-5055. Saturdays, DJ dance music, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

• GRAPE STREET BAR & GRILL, 31 S. Grape St., Medford, 541-500-8881. April 6, Burlesque Peep Show featuring The Doll Pack, 7 p.m., $15 door, $7 standing; April 7, Tina & The Mix, classic rock and blues, 8 p.m.-midnight, no cover; April 8, TC & The Reactions, R&B, 8 p.m.-midnight, no cover.; April 11, Ashland Blues Society jam with Barrelhouse, 6:30-9:30 p.m., no cover.

• HABANEROS, 142 N. Front St., Medford, 541-779-9770. April 7, The Evening Shades, indie rock, progressive pop, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. No cover.

• THE HOMESTEAD PUB , 119 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-299-0644. April 8, Hog Wild, rock, 9 p.m.-1 a,.m. No cover.

• HOWIE'S ON FRONT, 16 N. Front St., Medford, 541-773-5767. April 7, The Rogue Underground, singers songwriters, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; April 8, Fallen Theory and Chrysalis, CD release party, with Tall Boy, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Wednesdays, Trivia Night, 7-10 p.m.; Thursdays, 1980s DJ dance music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

• J'VILLE TAVERN, 125 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1170. April 7, Distilled-Spirit Rebellion, honky tonk country rock, 9 p.m.-midnight; Tuesdays, open mic, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

• JEFFERSON SPIRITS, 404 E. Main St., Medford, 541-622-8190. Sundays, open mic with The Robbie DaCosta Trio, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

• JOHNNY B'S ROCKIN' DINER, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. April 8, Bryan McPherson with Matthew Frantz; Shows at 9 p.m. Cover charges vary.

• LA BAGUETTE MUSIC CAFE, 340 A St., Ashland, 541-482-0855. April 6, Jim Quinby and Julia Rupp, Great American songbook, 7-9 p.m., no cover; April 12, Jazz in the Morning, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., no cover; April 14, Joanne Rand, folk, CD release, 7 p.m., $10-$15, sliding scale.

• THE LITTLE BROWN JUG, 104 S. Pacific Highway, Talent, 541-535-3447. Fridays and Saturdays, karaoke, 9 p.m. No cover.

• MORRTON'S, 980 Phoenix Road, Medford, 541-772-3154. April 7, Jim Friend, acoustic guitar and vocals, 8-10 p.m. No cover, all ages.

• OBERON'S RESTAURANT & BAR, 45 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6652. April 6, The Barnyard Bucketeers, string band, 8-11 p.m.; April 7, Bearcoon, 9 p.m;-midnight; April 8, The Coax, 9 p.m.-midnight; April 9, Dan Engle and Friends, 6-9 p.m.; April 11, Teton and Extended Skin Contact, 9-11 p.m.; April 12, Finnegan Hopper, 8-10 p.m.; Mondays, open mic, 9-11 p.m. No cover.

• PIER 21, 841 Stewart Ave., Medford, 541-776-3263. April 7-8, Gypsy Gillis, classic rock, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursdays, karaoke, 9 p.m. No cover.

• ROCKY TONK SALOON & GRILL, 333 E. Main St., Medford, 541-973-2887. April 7-8, DJ dance music, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, cover; April 11, Carter Winter, with Jones and Fischer, 7:30 p.m., $5 advance, $8 door; Tuesdays and Fridays, free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m.; Thursdays, open mic, 8 p.m., no cover.

• SMITHFIELDS PUB & PIES, 23 S. Second St., Ashland, 541-482-7437. April 8, Danielle Kelly Trio, jazz, standards, 9-11:30 p.m.; April 9, Greg Frederick and Carla Bauer, 7-9:30 p.m.; Mondays, Robbie DaCosta, blues, rockabilly, 8-11 p.m.; Tuesdays, karaoke, 9-11:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Trivia, 8-10 p.m. No cover.

• STANDING STONE BREWING COMPANY, 101 Oak St., Ashland, 541-482-2448. April 9, Hollis Peach, progressive folk duo, 3-5 p.m.; No cover.

• THE TALENT CLUB, 114 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-2721. April 6, Scott Pemberton, Portland guitarist, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.; April 8, Jelly Bread, funk rock from Reno, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover; April 10, Marco Benevento, experimental jazz rock piano, with The Lucy Ring, 9 p.m., $15 advance, $20 door; No cover.

• TOUVELLE LODGE, 9367 Table Rock Road, Central Point, 541-826-4855. April 9, The Spiral Kings, rock, 2-6 p.m. No cover.

• THE WILD GOOSE CAFE & BAR, 2365 Ashland St., Ashland, 541-488-4103. April 7, Dave Scoggin, 6-7:30 p.m., karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-midnight; April 8, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight; April 9, Jim Quinby, 6-8 p.m., Little Thom's Open Mike, hosted by Dave Hampton, 8:30-11:30 p.m. No cover.

Wineries

Josephine County

• SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9985. April 7, Ellipse, adult contemporary rock duo, 5-8 p.m. No cover.

• TROON VINEYARD, 1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9900. April 16, Easter celebration, noon-4 p.m., with Easter egg hunts (1 and 2 p.m.), music by Dan Daniella and Oregon Rain, obstacle course, bounce house, Easter egg decorating, balloon man, face painting, petting zoo, food trucks; free admission, $5 sack lunches for kids.

Jackson County

• AGATE RIDGE WINERY, 1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point, 541-830-3050. April 7, Bonfire Friday, with acoustic music by Mark Charles Hill, 5-8 p.m. No cover.

• BELLE FIORE WINERY, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland, 541-552-4900. April 6, Ed Dunsavage Trio, jazz; April 7, Savanna, country-western, folk-rock, originals; April 8, Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman, classical, jazz, gypsy guitar; April 9, Joe Cohoon Trio, jazz, noon-2 p.m., Jon Galfano, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5-7 p.m.; April 12, Ed Dunsavage, jazz guitar; April 13, Jef Ramsey Duo, bluegrass, country, swing. Music is 6-8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. No cover.

• CAPRICE VINEYARDS, 1320 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-482-3798. Alpaca fiber wet felting hat class, April 8, 15, 22; May 13 and 20, 1 p.m., $75-$85, advance reservations; watercolor workshop, April 19-20, $180, 541-210-5575.

• DANA CAMPBELL VINEYARDS, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, 541-499-0449. April 9, trivia, 3-5 p.m.

• EDENVALE ENOTECA, 17 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-3377. April 7, The Elephant Band, 5:30-8 p.m. No cover.

• GRIZZLY PEAK WINERY, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland, 541-482-5700. April 10, 3 Fiddlers, 3 Traditions, Danish, American and Native American fiddlers play solo and together, 7 p.m., $15.

• LEDGER DAVID CELLARS, 245 N. Front St., Central Point, 541-664-2218. April 14, Annieville, blues, 5:30-7:30 p.m. No cover.

• PASCHAL WINERY, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957. April 8, Band du Pays, swing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $10, with a free dance lesson at 7 p.m.

• ROXY ANN WINERY, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. April 7, The Fret Drifters finger-style guitar, 6-8 p.m., $5-$7; April 9, fundraiser for Max; Mission, 3-6 p.m., with music by Sonido Alegre, Pete Herzog, Gary Nelson, David Pinsky and Phil Newton, raffles and silent auction, $5 donation.; April 12, LEFT, eclectic rock, with guest, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $5.

• SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville, 541-899-9120. April 7, Hollis Peach, progressive folk duo; April 8, Frankie Hernandez, acoustic soul, funk, blues; April 12, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic guitar and vocals. Music is 6-8 p.m., no cover.

Music

Josephine County

• ROCK CONCERT, 6-10 p.m. April 8, Eaden Ballroom, 244 S.W. K St., Grants Pass. Music by Short Stories, emo post-hardcore from San Diego; Citysick, emo-indie rock from Chico; Goldberg, Every Day, Source of All Sorrows, metalcore from Central Point. $5.

• JACKYL, 8 p.m. April 8, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, www,roguetheatre.com. Hard rock, heavy metal, Southern rock, for ages 21 and older, with Black Halo opening. $30.

• BRIAN CHRIS ROGERS, 7:30 p.m. April 8, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557. R&B, reggae and funk from Sacramento, Calif. $15.

• ROGER CLYNE AND THE PEACEMAKERS, 8 p.m. April 13, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, www,roguetheatre.com. Pop-tinged Americana, for ages 21 and older; $20.

• ACOUSTIC JAM, 6-9 p.m. April 20, Wild River Pub, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-476-5426. Folk, bluegrass, old-time, country, jam session for pickers and singers of all levels. Free.

• OLIVIA MILLERSCHIN, 7 p.m. April 27, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, bandsintown.com. Indie folk-jazz singer songwriter. Tickets at the door, price to be announced.

• COMMUNITY MUSIC NIGHT, 6-9 p.m. May 7, May 21, Bridgeview Community Church, 5181 Holland Loop Road, Cave Junction, 541-592-3923. Acoustic music jam. Free.

Jackson County

• SOU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES, 7:30 p.m. April 6, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Contemporary compositions inspired by hand drumming traditions from around the globe, with guest Hands On'Semble. $5-$10.

• VOICES OF THE APPLEGATE, 7 p.m. April 7, Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, 405 E. California St., Jacksonville, 541-846-6988. Variety of music, from jazz to classical. Free, donations welcome.

• SEMI-TONED, 7:30 p.m. April 8, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. All-male a cappella group perform "Game of Tones" program. $27, $30, $33 general, $19, $22, $25 youth.

• NESHAMA CARLEBACH, 7:30 p.m. April 8, Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-488-7716, Jewish singer-songwriter. $25 advance.

• VOCAL COMPETITION WINNER, 2 p.m. April 9, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-261-5776, https://red.vendini.com. Bass-baritone Brad Walker performs selections by Berlioz, Gounod, Handel, Schubert, Shostakovich. $15 general, $5 students.

• PIONEER HISTORY IN STORY & SONG, 2 and 3:30 p.m. April 9, Jacksonville Library, 340 W. C St., Jacksonville, 541-245-3650. Troubador David Gordon spotlights "19th century Women Poets and Ballad Composers." Admission $5; proceeds help maintain and preserve historic Jacksonville.

• BLAKE MCGEE AND CHI-CHEN WU, 7:30 p.m. April 9, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Music for clarinet and piano. $5-$10, free for students.

• VOICES OF THE APPLEGATE, 3 p.m. April 9, Applegate River Ranch House, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate, 541-846-6988. Variety of music, from jazz to classical. Free, donations welcome.

• JOANNE RAND, 7 p.m April 14, La Baguette Music Cafe, 340 A St., Ashland, 541-482-0855, info@labaguettemusiccafe.com. Psychedelic folk singer songwriter celebrates her new CD "Roses in the Snow and Drought." $10-$15, sliding scale.

• HIP HOP POETRY OPEN MIC, 87-9 p.m. April 10, Black Swan, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Community shares poetry, music, dance, theater, with guest artist Cedric Lamar, OSF actor. Free. Events repeated May 8 and July 10.

• THE BRITT GUITAR TRIO, 7 p.m. April 14, Hilltop Music, 205 N. Phoenix Road, Phoenix, 541-488-3869, www.siskiyoumusicproject.com. Grant Ruiz, Page Hamilton and Ed Dunsavage perform jazz, flamenco, Brazilian and pop music in solo, duo and trio settings, to raise scholarship funds for students to Britt Guitar Weekend. $20 advance, $25 door, $10 students.

• VASEN, 8 p.m. April 19, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, ijpr.org. Swedish trio on guitar, 5-string viola and nyckelharpa. $26 general, $10 students.

• HOLLY HOFMANN AND MIKE WOFFORD: THE ART OF THE DUO, 7 p.m. April 20, Old Siskiyou Barn, Ashland, 41-488-3869, www.siskiyoumusicproject.com. Flautist and pianist perform. $25 general, $20 members, $10 students.

• THE POLISH AMBASSADOR, 7:30 p.m. April 20, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, www.liveatthearmory.com. Electronic musician, with opener to be announced, for 21 and older. $30 advance, $35 door.

• TUTUNOV PIANO SERIES, 7:30 p.m. April 21, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Flutist Luis Meireles and pianist Maria Jose Souza Gue perform as a duet. $20.

• STARS ON STAGE: CELEBRATING STATE SOLOISTS, 7 p.m. April 23, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Jackson County winners of the District 8 solo music competition perform. Free.

• LEFT EDGE PERCUSSION, 7:30 p.m April 26, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Contemporary percussion music. $10 general, $5 seniors, free for students.

• LITTLE RIVER BAND, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Craterian Theater, Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Classic rock, to benefit the Use Your Gift Foundation, $25 and $35.

• PACIFICA STRING QUARTET, 7:30 p.m. April 28, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, chambermusicconcerts.org. Program includes music of Mozart, Shulamit Ran, Shostakovich. $33 and $38, $5 for full-time students and Oregon Trail Card holders.

• SOUTHERN OREGON JAZZ ORCHESTRA, 8-10 p.m. May 3, Eagles Lodge, 2000 Table Rock Road, Medford, sojazzorchestra.com. Sixteen-piece big band. Free.

Portland area

• OREGON ZOO AMPHITHEATER, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland, 503-226-1561, zooconcerts.com. June 21, Seu Jorge — The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie; June 23, John Prine; July 22, 2Cellos; July 23, Natalie Merchant; Aug. 16, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Rick Springfield; Sept. 9, Mac DeMarco. Call or go online for times and ticket prices.

Northern California

• RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET, 7:30 p.m. May 10, Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St., Crescent City, Calif., 707-464-1336. Original gypsy jazz. $12-$20.

On Stage

Josephine County

• "THE MUSIC MAN," 7 p.m. April 7, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-244-0033, oneeleventheatrecompany.com. Musical about a con man who swindles naive Iowa townsfolk, but falls in love with the town librarian. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $8 children 8 and younger.

• "WEIRD SISTERS," 7 p.m. April 7-8, April 14-15, North Valley High School, 6741 Monument Drive, Grants Pass, 541-479-3388. Three social outcasts stoke the ambitions of a star high school football player, in an eerie resemblance to Shakespeare's classic tragedy "Macbeth." Tickets $5 general, $4 students and seniors.

• "THE FANTASTICKS," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 14-May 7, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. Romantic musical about a boy, a girl and their fathers who try to kep them apart. Tickets $20. Preview is 7:30 p.m. April 13, $5; April 20 is pay-what-you-can actors' benefit.

Jackson County

• "LEADING LADIES," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays, April 7-30, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055, www.ctporegon.org. Two down-and-out actors pose as an ailing woman's long-lost nieces to get a cut of her estate. $20 general, $15 students and seniors.

• "MARRY ME A LITTLE," 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays, through April 9, Randall Theatre Company, 10 E. Third St., Medford, 541-632-3258, randalltheatre.com. Stephen Sondheim's revue-style musical about two lonely New York single people living in separate one-room apartments. Opening night $15, with 6:30 p.m. reception; reserved seating $12 (through March 26), other seats pay-what-you-want at the door, subject to availability.

• "NOISES OFF," 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through April 9, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. A classic door-slamming farce set behind the scenes of a new stage show. $22-$36.

• "ON GOLDEN POND," 7:30 p.m. April 13-14, 2 p.m. April 15, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Family drama explores the often choppy waters of a long marriage and the parent-child relationship. $18.

• "MEN OF TORTUGA," 8 p.m. April 15 and April 22, 2 p.m April 16 and April 23, Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, ashland, 541-646-2971, www.ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org. rehearsed staged reading of the dark comedy in which businessmen plot to assassinate a despised political leader. $15, tickets at Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, and online.

• "THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED: SPOTLIGHT ON BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS AND THE BIG BOPPER," 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 16, Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-5250, www.camelottheatre.org. Musical celebration of the contributions of three rock singers killed in 1959 plane crash. Tickets $22-$33.

• "THE ALL NIGHT STRUT" 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, April 21-June 25, with 8 p.m. Wednesday shows added in June, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. Musical celebration of the music of the 1930s and '40s. $22-$39.

• "ON THE TOWN WITH GINGER ROGERS," 2 p.m. April 22, Calvary Church, 520 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-632-3258, randalltheatre.com. Fashion show and tribute to the Hollywood icon who called the Rogue Valley her home, with silent and live auctions including items from Rogers' personal collection. Tickets $30, includes food and drink; benefits the Randall Theatre Company's new performance venue. Audience encouraged to wear 1940s dress.

• NORTHWEST DANCE PROJECT, 7:30 p.m. April 22, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Contemporary dance troupe. $27, $30, $33 general, $10 youth.

• LATINX PLAY PROJECT, April 28-30, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, contact 800-219-8161, www.osfashland.org/LxPP. Three days of play readings, panel discussions, development workshops related to Latin art, theater and culture. Most events free, but require tickets; get schedule online.

• OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, through Oct. 29, Ashland, 541-482-4331, www.osfashland.org. The 2017 season continues with "Mojada," through July 6; "Henry IV, Part 1" and "Hannah and The Dread Gazebo," through Oct. 28; "Julius Caesar," through Oct. 29; "Shakespeare in Love," through Oct. 29. Next up: "UniSon," April 23. Dates, times and ticket prices vary.

Douglas County

• "LEND ME A TENOR," 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 23, Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-673-2125, www.uact-theatre.com. Farcial story of a man disguises himself as an Italian opera tenor about to make his American stage debut. $5-$12.

Child's Play

Josephine County

• WILD WEEKENDS, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through April 29, Wildlife Images, 11845 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-0222. Day camp for children 7-12, with themed educational activities. $25-$30 per session. Upcoming sessions: "Dirt Made My Lunch," April 8; "Feelin' Froggy," April 15; "Radical Reptiles," April 22; "Critter Kitchen," April 29.

• YOUNG MASTER GARDENERS, 11:30 a.m.-noon and 3-3:45 p.m. April 12, Josephine Community Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. Program looks at good weeds and bad weeds, the difference between natives and invasives. Free; morning program for 5 and younger, afternoon for 6 and older.

• SENSORY FRIENDLY GYM, 10 a.m.-noon April 15, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. For children with special needs, with visits with Canine Angels, followed by open swim. Free.

• EASTER CELEBRATION, noon-4 p.m. April 16, Troon Vineyard, 1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9900. Egg hunts at 1 p.m.(ages 1-6) sand 2 p.m. (ages 7-11) plus obstacle course, bounce house, petting zoo, face painting, egg decorating, music by Dan Daniella and Oregon Rain. Free, with $5 sack lunches for kids, plus food vendors.

• INDOOR PLAY GROUP, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. Games, activities for toddlers, preschoolers and older children. Free; parents must stay with children.

• BABY RHYME TIME, 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Grants Pass Branch Josephine Community Libraries, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass., 541-956-2059, 541-474-3101, ext. 232. Parents and babies up to 2 years old meet for storytime and playtime with others. Free.

• PRESCHOOL PLAY TIME, 9-11 a.m. Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. Physical activities and sports for kids 3-4. Free; parents must stay with children.

• SHALLOW WATER PLAY HOUR, 10-9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. Youth ages 3-5 and their parents play water games, swim. $5 per family for nonmembers, free for members.

• FAMILIES AT PLAY, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Illinois Valley Library, 209 W. Palmer St., Cave Junction, 541-592-4778. Storytime and play time for toddlers, preschoolers and older children, parent support group. Free; parents must stay with children.

Jackson County

• EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m. April 15, Beck Field at Rogue River Middle School, Rogue River, 541-660-6162. Egg hunt for kids 10 and younger, area for toddlers, refreshments. Free.

• EASTER EGG HUNT, 11 a.m. April 15, Phoenix High School, 745 N. Rose St., Phoenix. Egg hunt for ages toddlers-11, plus face painting, free Easter buckets, free child fingerprint kits, refreshments, drawings. Free.

• KID TIME DISCOVERY EXPERIENCE, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford, 541-772-9922, www.kid-time.org. Interactive exhibits and classes that promote imagination and cooperative play. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $4-$8.

• SCIENCEWORKS, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6767, www.scienceworksmuseum.org. Exhibits and activities related to energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering, other sciences. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission $8-$10, free for kids under 2, $1 every first Sunday.

Art

Josephine County

• FIRST FRIDAY LIVE, 5-9 p.m. April 7, downtown Grants Pass, grantspassport.com. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free. See art listings below for individual venues.

• ANN & SHAN'S 224 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-226-2339. Wildlife and pet portraits on rock slabs and canvas and custom painted yard art by Rose Saenz, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with snacks and a drawing.

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY, members of the Josephine County Artists' Association show their paintings. For April: Paula Lundy and Yovette Bronson at U.S. Bank, 400 S.W. Sixth St., Yovette Bronson at Umpqua Bank, 1670 Williams Highway.

• BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. Colorful abstract paintings by Peace, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with music by Matt Combe and Amanda Davis.

• CANDELA DANCE STUDIO, 122 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-291-7900. First Friday Live Dance, 7:30-11 p.m. April 7, with west coast swing lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Admission $8.

• FIREHOUSE GALLERY, 214 S.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass, 541-956-7489. RCC Art Faculty Exhibit, work by Karl Brake, Dana Bussel, Tommi Drake, Pat Enos, Jennifer Eufusia, Irene Kai, Ted Helard, Phil Fishwick, Carl Seyboldt, through April 28. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with ceramic department Throw-a-thon to benefit Empty Bowls Project, 3-7 p.m.

• GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-B S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. Watercolor paintings of animals by Marianne Nielsen, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with artist demonstrations from 5:30-8 p.m.

• GLASS FORGE GALLERY AND STUDIO, 501 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-0815. Artwork by Brandon Davis, paintings and carvings by Dorae Bowen, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with live glass blowing demonstrations.

• GRANTS PASS BRANCH LIBRARY, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. "Anywhere But Here: The History of Housing Discrimination in Oregon," a seven-panel exhibit of photos, text and quotes, through April 8.

• GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. "Best of the Best," student art show, with work from 15 high schools in Josephine and Jackson counties, April 7-May 11. Open for First Friday Live, 4-8 p.m. April 7, with finger foods by the Grants Pass High School Culinary Arts class.

• ILLINOIS VALLEY FINE ARTISTS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Rogue Community College Belt Building, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-592-6351. Artists work in all media, with Gene Drake available for lessons.

• THE KITCHEN COMPANY, 301 S.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-4955-5311. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with Jessica O'Dell sharing samples of peanut butter, dark chocolate, mint and milk chocolate truffles.

• LAVENDER STREET BOUTIQUE, 124 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with a one-night-only sneak peak at the store.

• THE NEW NAPA WINE COMPANY, 114 S.E. G St., Grants Pass, 541-218-3359. Paintings by Brandace Rojo, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with Rojo doing a painting that will be raffled off.

• PLAZA QUILTING & SEWING, 311 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-660-5757. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with The Grants Pass Brass Quintet playing out front.

• REBEL BRICKS, 229-A S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-244-1933. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with display of new toys, demonstrations and Madrona Elementary School students raising money with candy sales.

• ROGUE ROASTERS, 610 S.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-6134. Paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil by Cassandra L. Auker, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with music by Lauren Medley.

• SANDI'S CANDIES, 145 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-660-8838. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m April 7, with Easter chocolates and other treats.

• SOUTHERN OREGON GUILD GALLERY, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-659-3858. "Spring Currents," artwork by gallery artists, through May.

• SPURLOCK ART & WINE, 220-A S.W. H St., Grants Pass, 541-660-0366. Abstract acrylic paintings by Lissa Spurlock, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with free wine tasting.

• UNTITLED 2.0, 119 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, www.untitled2gallery.com. "e' bender-webb in the twenty-first century,," one-man exhibit of paintings, sculptures and mixed media assemblages tackling societal topics such as politics, war, abandonment and abuse, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7.

• VINTAGE OUTLET AND CONSIGNMENTS, 117 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-295-7540. Inventive furniture and rustic home decor made from reclaimed wine barrels by Alex Nelson of Rogue Barrel WRX, through April. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. April 7, with artist Peter Sedlow showing and talking about his life-sized clay model of the proposed bronze statue of Brady Adams.

• WISEMAN GALLERY, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, 541956-7241. "Eros and Thanatos," mixed media consideration of beauty, vulnerability, pain and brokenness, by Susan Hensel, through April 7; "They Lay Down Their Bones," large-scale mixed media on paper by Sarah Nguyen, reflecting folklore, nature and daily life.

Jackson County

• ASHLAND GALLERY WALK, 5-8 p.m. April 7, downtown Ashland, 541-488-8430, 877-PLAN-ART. Artists' receptions at downtown galleries.

• THIRD FRIDAY ART WALK, 5-8 p.m. April 21, throughout Medford. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free.

• ART AND SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-9006. "The Wanderer," oil paintings of the natural world by Diana Wright Troxell, through April.

• ART DU JOUR GALLERY, 213 E. Main St. Medford, 541-770-3190. Work by gallery artists, ongoing.

• ART PRESENCE, 206 Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-899-3759. "New Beginnings," artwork about life, change, growth by gallery artists, through April 30.

• ASHLAND ART CENTER, 357 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-301-5975. Work by Leonard Lea, Paula Fong, Marty Hogan, Amy Godard, Michael Corcoran, Martin Ball, through April; plus work by gallery artists, ongoing.

• ASHLAND ART WORKS, 291 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-4735. "Celebrating Silk," vibrant hand-painted scarved by Connie Simonsen, through April.

• CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, Art Building, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, 541-212-0292. "Soil Continuity," printed and video works by Hannah Bakken; "grand nuances," abstract landscapes by Tiffany Hokansan; "How Is It," photos by Teague Wasserman; "Folk Tales," paintings by Piper George; "Neutral Figures in the Foreground," oil paintings by Tess Meier; "A Bundle Full of Wildflowers," abstract compositions by Paige Gerhard, April 7-27.

• GALLERIE KARON, 500 A St., Ashland, 541-482-9008. "Artist As Poet," sketches and photos by Steve Diffenbacher, photographs by Johan Bernstein, portraits by Rebecca Gabriel, sumi-e ink drawings by Liz Shepherd, all paired with and incorporating poetry, through April.

• HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562. Lush, colorful paintings by Gabriel Mark Lipper, through March 31. Figurative and abstract paintings by Vince Carl and soft atmospheric minimal landscapes by Carol Ingram, through May 2; reception 5-8 p.m. April 7.

• HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING, 280 E. Hersey St., No,. 11, Ashland, 541-482-1983. Found object metal sculptures by Margie Mee, through April, plus work by gallery artists, ongoing.

• JACKSONVILLE LIBRARY, 304 W. C St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1665. Photography by Kathleen Hoevet, through April 19.

• NIMBUS, 25 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-3621. Contemporary paintings, glass, wood, ceramics and jewelry by gallery artists, ongoing.

• THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY, 357 E, Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2772. Images by Leonard Lea, through April.

• PIONEER VILLAGE, 805 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-702-1804. Paintings by Anne Brooke, through April 19.

• ROGUE GALLERY, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. New work, in watercolor, acrylic, oils, pastels, photography and collage, from 37 Rogue Gallery members, through April 22.

• SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Avenue, Ashland, 541-552-6245, www.sou.edu/sma. "Convergence: Digital Media and Technology," through May 27.

• SHEPHERD'S DREAM, 629 A St., St., Ashland, 541-708-5439. "Grape Expectations," watercolor paintings by Kay Myer, through April; reception 5-8 p.m. April 7, with treats, music by Joshua Jerue and free drawing.

• STEVENSON UNION GALLERY, Stevenson Union, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Southern Oregon University, Ashland, 541-212-0292. "Here's Looking at You Looking at Me Looking at You," an examination of communication, point of view and physical and idealogical distance, with photographs by Dan Cheek, sculpture and painting Karin Davis and internal and external landscapes by Summer Ventis, April 7-28.

Douglas County

• THE ART GALLERY AT UCC, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4692. "Ambivalently Yours," exploration of feminist convictions and concerns, through May 5.

• GALLERY 7, Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. "Beauty of the Farm and River," artwork by Jan Barba Horn, through May 29.

• UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS CENTER, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532. "Spells," a collaboration between fiction writer and five photographers; "Presence," artwork by Elaine Balderston; "Graphic Content," artwork by Anvil Collective; "In Search of (Im)Possibilities," artwork by Roseburg High School students; "Spring Collection," artwork by Holly Wilson (Werner)," through April 28.

Literary

Josephine County

• ECKANKAR BOOK DISCUSSION, 10:30 a.m. April 8, Grants Pass Branch Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-7648. Ongoing study of "Wisdom of the Heart" 3.

• CHRISTIAN WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP, noon-1:30 p.m. April 11, All the World Christian Center, 239 S.E. G St., Grants Pass (use door between the cleaners and the church), 541-441-0932, writerkate@mail.com. Guest speaker Steve O'Dell, author of "The Nephilim Project." No membership fee, donations welcome.

• POETRY SHARING, 7-9 p.m. April 14, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Read or listen to poems on the theme "A Little Goes a Long Way." Free, donations welcome.

• AUTHOR INNOVATIVE MARKETING, 2:30-4 p.m. May 2, Rogue Valley Retirement, 1001 N.E. A St., Grants Pass, 541-643-9289, doranne@yourbodybook.com. Authors work together to promote their craft, increase public awareness, expand readership, increase sales.

• JOY LUCK BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 2-3:30 p.m. first and third Thursday, Countryside Village, 1700 Kellenbeck Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-7665. Long-time book discussion group reads and discusses one book per month; fifth Thursday is a no-host lunch outing.

Jackson County

• BOOK EVENTS, Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-0029. April 6, Stephen Gray, author of "Cannabis and Spirituality," 7 p.m.; April 13, poetry reading with Barry Kraft, 7 p.m.; April 17, poetry reading with Pepper Trail, Amy Miller, Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew and Catherine McGuire, 7 p.m.; April 18, Susan Conrad, author of "Inside: One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage," 7 p.m.; Free.

• MASLOW PROJECT BOOKFAIR, 10 a.m. April 8, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Bookfair and book drive to support Maslow Project's literacy program.

• POETRY READING, 1-2:30 p.m. April 9, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Readers celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing their own verses or favorites by others. Free.

• SECOND TUESDAY BOOK CHAT, 5:30 p.m. April 11, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-6415. Book discussion group reads "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Free.

• AUTHOR TALK, 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 12, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Mystery writer Naomi Hirahara talks about her Officer Ellie Rush series. Free.

• POEMSPEAK, 6-7 p.m. April 12, Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles St., Gold Hill, 541-855-1994. Listen and share favorite poems.

• BOOKS ON SATURDAY, 10-11 a.m. April 15, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-8679. Book discussion group. Free.

• EXPLORATIONS OF AGING BOOK GROUP, 2-3:30 p.m. April 19, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group, facilitated by Gaea Yudron. Free.

• THIRD THURSDAY LIBRARY BOOK GROUP, 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 20, Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St., Central Point, 541-664-3228. Readers share about their favorite books. Free.

• BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 1:30-3 p.m. April 25, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics" by Richard Thaler. Free.

• SISKIYOU SLEUTHS BOOK GROUP, 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 26, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Mystery discussion group. Free.

Douglas County

• COMIC CON, 10 a.m.-5 p.m April 22, Winston Community Center, 440 S.E. Grape Ave., Winston, 541-679-5501. Meet professional comic creators, costume contests, activities and programs for children, panels and workshops. Free.

Fairs, Fests

Josephine County

• SPRING GARDEN FAIR, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m April 23, Josephine County Extension, 215 Ringuette St., Grants Pass, 541-476-6613. Plants and plant starts, garden art, hanging baskets, garden-related vendors. Admission is free.

Jackson County

• ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, April 6-10, various venues, Ashland, 541-488-3823, www.ashlandfilm.org. Screenings of more than 100 films, plus filmmaker talks, parties and gatherings. Films are $13 general, $12 seniors, $6 students, $5 Oregon Trail Card holders; filmmaker talks free, ticket required; parties $30 and $75.

• PEAR BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, April 7-8, downtown Medford, 541-890-1828, pearblossomparade.org. Celebrate spring with: smudge pot stroll (5-9 p.m. Friday); street fair (3-10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday); Pear A Fare (3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m Saturday); run (7 a.m. Saturday); bike rides ( 9 a.m. Saturday); parade (11 a.m. Saturday); golf tournament (Saturday & Sunday). See website for individual event tickets or registration.

• ROGUE VALLEY EARTH DAY, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22, ScienceWorks Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, roguevalleyearthday.net. Exhibits on everything from recycling and sustainable gardening to conservation and pollinator programs, earth-friendly crafts, kids activities, entertainment, food vendors. Admission is free.

Douglas County

• EARTH DAY & ENERGY FAIR, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg. Booths and exhibits on organic gardening, green living, energy efficiency, local waterways, crafts, poetry, art contest, live music. fashion show, food booths. Free admission.

Portland area

• BETACON GAME EXPO, 10 a.m. April 15-16, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, betacon.org. Exhibitors show latest video game innovations, speakers, presenters and panel discussions, game play, contests and giveaways. Admission $8-$12 general for single day, $15-$35 weekend pass.

Misc.

Josephine County

• THROW-A-THON, 3-7 p.m. April 7, FireHouse Gallery, Fourth and H streets, Grants Pass, 541-476-2373. Local potters create bowls for the 2017 Empty Bowls Project, which raises money for and awareness of hunger in Josephine County. Free.

• KALMIOPSIS CELEBRATION, 6-9 p.m. April 7, Deer Creek Center, 1241 Illinois River Road, Selma, 541-597-8530. Potluck and music by Fire Your Boss. Space is limited, RSVP required.

• ROYAL FAMILY KIDS BANQUET & AUCTION, 5 p.m. April 8, Parkway Christian Center, 229 N.E. Beacon Drive, Grants Pass, 541-237-8010. Dinner, guest speaker, live and silent auctions, to benefit children in foster care in Josephine County. Tickets $25.

• SOUP FOR THE SOULS, 5 p.m. April 8, Lorna Byrne Middle School, 101 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction, 541-592-5332. Soup and bread dinner to benefit Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance. Tickets $15.

• BENEFIT AUCTION, 5:15-8 p.m. April 8, Wild River Pub, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-218-1949, 541-659-9566. Live and silent auctions to benefit music, art and literacy programs at Manzanita School. Free admission.

• HORSE SHOW AND GYMKHANA, 9 a.m. April 8-9, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-660-5767. Gymkhana is Saturday, horse show is Sunday, hosted by Josephine County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. Free for spectators.

• THE HEARTH, 7 p.m. April 13, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 N.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass, 503-860-1574, 541-890-3015.Stories on the theme "Warning," plus music by Pete Herzog and Phil Newton and Passion Flutes. $5 at the door, to benefit Josephine County Search & Rescue.

• PARKING LOT SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 15, Washington Federal Bank, Fourth and G streets, Grants Pass, 541-665-0440. Rogue Valley Rose Society sells roses, plants and other items.

• PARTY FOR A CURE, 6-10 p.m. April 15, Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 562-455-3328, 541-479-0232. Dinner, no-host bar, live auction, to benefit Josephine County Relay for Life. $25 singles, $45 couples.

• MARCH FOR SCIENCE, 10 a.m.-noon April 22, Riverside Park, 304 E. Park St., Grants Pass. Earth Day rally in support of science and scientists.

• TASTE OF THE ROGUE, 5 p.m. April 22, Boys & Girls Club. 209 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5258. Sample local foods, beers and wines, silent and live auctions, to benefit Boys & Girls Club. Tickets $125.

• TEEN NIGHT, 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays, Boys and Girls Club, 209 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1923, ext. 115. Ages 13-18 enjoy football, foosball, open gym, pool air hockey, and dodgeball. Free.

Jackson County

• HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, noon April 5, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, noon, April 12 Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996, 541-773-6536. "Southern Oregon Smokejumpers," the fourth in a year-long history lecture series called "Windows in Time." Free.

• STAMP SHOW, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Central Point, 541-770-5466. Ten dealers sell stamps and supplies, appraise collections, stamp exhibits, door prizes. Admission free.

• HIGH TEA AND FASHION SHOW, noon April 8,Rogue River Community Center, 132 Broadway, Rogue River, 541-582-0609. Tickets $12.

• LIVE MUSIC ECSTATIC DANCE, 7-9 p.m. April 12, Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Ashland, 541-482-3776. Music by Fractal. $10, all ages.

• BIKE SWAP, noon-2 p.m. April 15, The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-552-2264, rvtd.org. For those looking to buy or sell a bike and related equipment. Admission $1.

• MARCH FOR SCIENCE, 11 a.m. April 22, ScienceWorks Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Earth Day rally in support of science and scientists.

• RAILROAD PARK, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, through October, 2222 Table Rock Road at Berrydale Avenue, Medford, 541-774-2400. Steam train rides, model railroad layouts, historic railroad equipment, Hogwarts Express remote control train, antique telegraph system, educational exhibits. Admission and parking are free.

Douglas County

• QUILT SHOW, 110 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21-22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, 541-844-8056. Judged and exhibited quilts, raffle quilt, vendors, classes, worksops, door prizes. Admission $6.

• AUTO SWAP MEET, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-8, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland, portlandraceway.com. Vendors offer automotive treasures, from memorabilia to mini bikes, tools to transmissions. Admission $7 per day, free for 11 and younger.

Casinos

Douglas County

• SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-772-5425. UFC 210 Viewing party, April 8; Hard Day's Night, tribute to the Beatles, through April 16; Brewers Grade, April 19-23; Hank Shreve Band, April 26-30; Littletown, May 3-14; Mark Chestnutt, May 13; Easy Rider Brotherhood, May 17-21; Dylan James Clark, May 24-28; Amy Clawson, May 31-June 4; karaoke, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Portland area

• SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977. Wine & Spirits Fair, April 22; The Commodores, April 29; RV Palooza, May 11-14; Terry Fator, May 19-20; Rock The Mountain, June 16; The Car Show, June 17; Lisa Lampanelli, June 24; Kool & The Gang, July 15.

Oregon coast

• CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. UFC 210 Viewing Party, April 8; Three Dog Night, April 21-22; Gary Allen, May 5-6; King of the Cage, May 27; Clint Black, June 22-23.; casino 22nd Anniversary fireworks, June 24; Air Supply, July 6-7; Beach, Bacon & Brews, July 15; Surf City Car Show, Aug. 26.

• MILL CASINO HOTEL, North Bend, 800-953-4800. Trivia Night, Tuesdays, through April 25; Merrill, April 28-29; Tine Turner tribute, April 29; BBQ Blues and Brews on the Bay, May 26-28; fireworks over the bay, July 3; cribbage tournament, Sept. 1-5; Salmon Celebration, Sept. 9-10; Comedy Night, Wednesdays; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

• THREE RIVERS CASINO, Florence, 541-997-7529. UFC 210 Viewing party, April 8; The Hit Men, May 12;-13; Cruise Oregon Car Show, July 11; So You Think You Can Sing, Wednesdays.


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