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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.

Fridays and Saturdays, DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Wednesdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

BLUE MONKEY NOODLE HOUSE, 144 S.E. Seventh St., Grants Pass, 541-295-8844.

BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. Nov. 2, David Modica acoustic guitar,, 6-9 p.m.; Nov. 4, Nick from Nowhere, piano, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 6, Fondue and Brew Night with Jesse Kennemer on acoustic guitar, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

CEDARWOOD SALOON, 1345 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-6160. Nov. 2-3, Saucy, classic and contemporary rock, funk, disco, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursdays, open jam, 7-11 p.m. No cover.

CLIMATE CITY BREWING, 509 Southwest G Street, Grants Pass, 541-479-3725. Tuesdays, Salsa/Bachata Party, 7-9 p.m., with Latin dance lesson at 7 p.m., dancing 7:30-9 p.m., no partner necessary, $5.

COCINA 7 TAQUERIA, 132 Blodgett Road, Williams, 541-846-6666. Thursdays, open mic, 7 p.m., sign-ups start at 5 p.m. No cover.

DOUBLE TAPS TAPROOM AND CRAFT SPIRITS, 945 N.E. D St., Grants Pass, 541-916-8475. Nov. 15, Whiskey Education Tasting, 5:30-7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Trivia Night, 6-7:30 p.m. No cover.

THE G SPOT, 24099 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-592-5220. Oct. 25, McTuff,funk, jazz, 9 p.m.- midnight, $10; Thursdays, open mic with B Wishes, 7-11 p.m., no cover; Wednesdays, karaoke with Jammer Dave, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover.

G STREET BAR AND GRILL, 125 S.E. G St., Grants Pass, 541-956-5427. Nov. 2-3, live music, 8 p.m.- midnight, no cover. Nov. 4, Paint and Sip, 3 p.m., $40, 541-450-1284.

THE HAUL, 121 S.W. H St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4991. Nov. 2, Beaux Cheveux, Slow Corpse and Steve Ward Moore, indie, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

IRON OAR, 915 Galice Road, Merlin, 541-479-3881. Saturdays, pool tournament, 7 p.m., $6 entry.

JD'S SPORTS BAR AND BREWERY, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, 541-471-0383. Nov. 2-3, live music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

THE LAUGHING CLAM, 121 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1110. Nov. 2, Sonido Alegro, gypsy, Latin-flavored originals, 7-10 p.m.; Nov. 3, B Wishes, covers and originals 6-9 p.m. No cover.

MCGREW'S, 33105 Redwood Highway, O'Brien, 541-596-2202. Nov. 2, Funky Joe Medina, raw blues, 9 p.m.-midnight, $3.

MUG SHOTS, 145 N.E. Mill St., Grants Pass, 541-479-6212. Fridays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight. 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.

RASCALS BAR & GRILL, 20275 Williams Highway, Williams, 541-846-9303. Nov. 3, The Rogue Underground, eclectic rock, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5.

RIVER'S EDGE, 1936 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-244-1182. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Scott Head or David Modica, acoustic rock, blues, jazz, folk guitar, 5:30- 8 p.m. No cover.

SHENANIGANS AT HERB'S, 515 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-476-1668. Nov. 2-3, The Roadsters, classic rock, country, 9 p.m.; Sunday-Wednesday, karaoke 8 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thursdays, karaoke 3-7 p.m., hip hop DJ Niko, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

THE SOUND LOUNGE, 225 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-479-0712. Nov. 1, Burlesque Bingo, dancers, comedians, and games, prizes, 7-9 p.m., $5; Nov. 1, Leonard Griffe Band, blues, 9-11:30 p.m.; Nov. 2 Deja Neaux, jazz fusion, funk, soul; 9 p.m.-midnight; Nov. 3, Refresh, live DJs, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Nov. 4, Devine Era, Vomittface, and Graveburner, metal show, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover, unless noted.

TAYLOR'S COUNTRY STORE, 202 S. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541- 592-5358. Nov. 2, UR Mom, acoustic rock, blues, country soul; 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.

THE WHAMMY BAR, 1620 Williams Highway, Grants Pass, 541-479-0910. Nov. 1, open mic jam, 8-11 p.m.; Nov. 6, Paint Night, , 7 p.m., call for ticket information. No cover.

WILD RIVER BREWERY AND PIZZA, 249 N. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-3556. Nov. 3, Guppy, acoustic Americana, 6-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, open mic, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

WILD RIVER PUB, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4456. Tuesdays, Mike Brons, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m.

WOLF CREEK INN, 100 Front St., Wolf Creek, 541-866-2474. Nov. 3, Gary Margason, acoustic guitar and vocals, 7-9 p.m.; Nov. 9, "Time of Your Life," dinner theater with Top Hat Theatre, 6-8 p.m, $30 adults, $12 children; Nov. 10, "Time of Your Life," dinner theater with Top Hat Theatre, 7-9 p.m, $30 adults, $12 children.

Jackson County

BELLA UNION, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1770. Nov. 1, Chris Baron, 7-9 p.m.; Nov. 2, Rick Millward, 8-11 p.m.; Nov. 3, Chris Baron, 8-11 p.m.; Nov. 8, David Pinsky, acoustic blues, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

THE BLACK SHEEP, 51 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6414. Tuesdays, open mic with Robbie Dacosta, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Magic Night, 6-9 p.m.; Thursdays, dart tournament, 7:30 p.m., game night, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Celtic music, 2-5 p.m. No cover, unless noted.

BOOMTOWN SALOON, 105 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-702-2252. Nov. 3, Hog Wild, rock, soul, blues, classic rock, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, open mic, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

BRICKROOM, 35 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6030. Nov. 1, The Summit, withy Illuminati Congo, with Worth opening, hip hop dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Nov. 8, Petunia and The Vipers, hillbilly swing, 1920s steam punk, 9 p.m., $10; Nov. 10, Random Rab, chillwave, 9 p.m., sold out.

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. Nov. 2, Airtight Alibi, funk, fusion, 9 p.m.-midnight; Tuesdays and Thursdays, karaoke, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

CHADWICKS PUB AND SPORTS BAR, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-770-1234. Nov. 2-3, Comedy Night with opener Bayiyyih Mudd and headliner Big Al Goodwin, 8 p.m., $10, karaoke after comedy.

THE EDGE NIGHTCLUB & PATIO, 25 S. Riverside, Medford. Nov. 2, Latin Night, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Nov. 3, DJ dance, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

4 DAUGHTERS IRISH PUB, 126 W. Main St., Medford, 541-779-4455. Saturdays, Jug of Punch, Irish music, 4-6 p.m. No cover.

GRAPE STREET BAR & GRILL, 31 S. Grape St., Medford, 541-500-8881. Nov. 2, L.E.F.T., indie roots, 8-11 p.m.; Nov. 3, The Girls, with the Rogue Suspects, 8-11:30 p.m., $10.; Nov. 8, Latin Night, bachata class, 8- p.m., social dance, 8:30-10:30 p.m., $7. No cover, unless noted.

HABANEROS, 142 N. Front St., Medford, 541-779-9770. Nov. 2-3, live music, 9 p.m.-midnight $5.

HEARSAY, 40 S. First St., Ashland, 541-625-0505. Nov. 2, Bathtub Gin Serenaders, swing, 10 p.m. No cover.

THE HOMESTEAD PUB , 119 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-299-0644. Nov. 3, The Spiral Kings, classic rock, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

HOWIEE'S ON FRONT, 16 N. Front St., Medford, 541-773-5767. Nov. 3, The Bouray & Bremer, funk-hop, 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.

IPUB, 137 E. Main St, Ashland, 541-482-8572. Wednesdays, karaoke, 10 p.m. No cover.

J'VILLE TAVERN, 125 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1170. Nov. 2, Black Lung Riot, swamp rock, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

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

JOHNNY B'S ROCKIN' DINER, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. Nov. 1, Midnight Track, The Hasslers, country, Americana, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Nov. 2, Within Sight, Separating the Seas, The Anima Effect, and YHWH, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.; Nov. 3, The Apollo Era, disco, dance, rock, 9 p.m.; Nov. 7, Stonecutters and Dead Leslie, 8 p.m. Cover charges vary.

LA BAGUETTE MUSIC CAFE, 340 A St., Ashland, 541-482-0855. Nov. 2, Jazz Combo, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Nov. 3, Mark Turnbull jazz singer songwriter, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Nov. 7, La Baguette House Band, 10 a.m.-noon. Cover charges vary.

LOFT BRASSERIE, 18 Calle Guanajuato, Ashland, 541-482-1116. Nov. 15, Dayton Mason, gypsy jazz, 7-9 p.m. No cover.

LUNA CAFE & MERCANTILE, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland, 541-482-3372. Doug Warner, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with 2Hawk Vineyard wine tastings. No cover.

MORRTON'S, 980 Phoenix Road, Medford, 541-772-3154. Nov. 6, Rogue underground Comedy, 9-11 p.m. No cover.

OBERON'S RESTAURANT & BAR, 45 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6652. ; Nov.1, West of Roan, Appalachian and British folk, 9-11 p.m.; Nov. 3, Blooming Fire, psychedelic alternative, 8-11 p.m.; Nov. 4, Neil Gregory Johnson, singer songwriter, 9:15 p.m.; Nov. 7, Jacob, guitar, vocals, 8-11 p.m.; Nov. 8, The Hasslers, alt country, Americana, 9 p.m.; Sundays, Corner Boys, Irish, 6-9 p.m.; Mondays, open mic, 9 p.m. No cover.

OSMO'S ALEHOUSE, 522 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-816-4422. Nov. 6, Not Your Mom's Game Night, board games, 6:15-8:30 p.m. No cover.

PIER 21, 841 Stewart Ave., Medford, 541-776-3263. Wednesdays and Thursdays, open jam night, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

ROCKY TONK SALOON & GRILL, 333 E. Main St., Medford, 541-973-2887. Oct. 27, Haunted Halloween Party, with costume contests, DJ dance music, 9 p.m.; Oct. 28, Demun Jones, Charlie Farley, country, 6 p.m.-midnight, for 21 and older, $10 advance, $15 door; Tuesdays and Fridays, free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., no cover.

SMITHFIELDS PUB & PIES, 23 S. Second St., Ashland, 541-482-7437. Mondays, Robbie Dacosta and Friends, rockabilly, blues, 8-11 p.m.; Tuesdays, karaoke, 9-11:30 p.m.; Thursdays, trivia, 8-10 p.m. No cover.

THE TALENT CLUB, 114 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-2721. Nov. 1, Black Market Comedy, 9 p.m.-midnight, $10; Nov. 2, LDW, Talking Heads music 9 p.m.-1:30 p.m., $15; Nov. 3, Love Lust and Leather, burlesque, drag, and more, 10 p.m.- midnight, $8 advance, $10; door.,

THE TOP, 23 S. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-5055. Sundays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, bingo, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

THE URBAN CORK, 330 N. Fir St., Medford, 541-500-8778. Nov. 7 Wine Club, Party, food and music, 4-7 p.m. No cover.

WALKABOUT BREWING, 921 Mason Way, Medford, 541-734-4677. Nov. 1, Mercy Duo, soul, blues, pop, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Nov. 8, Pete Herzog, backporch blues, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.

WILD GOOSE CAFE & BAR, 2365 Ashland St., Ashland, 541-488- 4103. Nov. 1, Jimmy Pinwheel Band, 8-11 p.m.; Nov. 2, karaoke, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Nov. 3, karaoke, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, Jim Quinby, 6-8 p.m.; Little Thom's open mic, 8-11p.m.; Nov. 5, TSA Trio, 8-110:30 p.m.; Nov. 7, Gene's Themed Open Mic, 8-11 p.m.; Nov. 8, Craig Martin and Friends, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

WINERIES

Josephine County

SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9985. Nov. 2, Kentucky Blend, folk, Americana country, 5-8 p.m. No cover.

TROON VINEYARD, 1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9900. Nov. 10-11, Wine Club Release Party, noon-5 p.m., with appetizers and music by David Modica, 1-4 p.m.

Jackson County

BELLE FIORE WINERY, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland, 541-552-4900. Nov. 1, Son Ravello, singer-songwriter, 5-7 p.m.; Nov. 2, Not Too Shabby, pop, blues, R&B, contemporary, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, Hannah Cooper, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5-7 p.m.; Nov. 7 David Cahalan, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5-7 p.m; Nov. 8, Turnipseed Trio, New Orleans jazz, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

GRIZZLY PEAK WINERY, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland, 541-482-5700. Nov. 8, Open the Door for Three, Irish music, 7-9 p.m., $20 advance, $22 door.

KRISELLE CELLARS, 12956 Modoc Road, White City, 541-830-8466. Nov. 8-11, Tempranillo Celebration, with food pairings and activities: Nov. 9, 4-7 p.m., Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with Grant Ruiz playing Spanish guitar 2-5 p.m., Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. No cover.

PASCHAL WINERY, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957. Nov. 4, live music TBA, 4-6 p.m.; Nov. 6, Jefferson Classical Guitar Society,6-8 p.m. No cover.

ROXY ANN WINERY, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. Nov. 2, True Reactions, R&B, 6-8 p.m., $5-$7; Nov. 4, Bret Levick and Gene Black, eclectic indie rock, 3-5 p.m., no cover.

SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville, 541-899-9120. Nov. 2, Marshall Stack, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-8 p.m.; Nov. 3, Danielle Kelly Trio, jazz, standards, 6-8 p.m.; Nov. 7, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-8 p.m. No cover.

MUSIC

Josephine County

BELLS OF GRANTS PASS, 4 p.m. Nov. 3, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fifth Street and Evelyn Avenue, Grants Pass, 541-761-2899."Down Memory Lane" program features music from the past. Free.

OMIZA RIVER, 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 129 N.W. E St., Grants Pass, 541-476-5600. Singer-songwriter duo leads service of gratitude, grace and taking time in the holiday season, with original nourishing songs and mantras for support and levity. $10 donation at the door.

ROCK CONCERT, 6-11 p.m. Nov. 4, Eaden Ballroom, 244 S.W. K St., Grants Pass. Music by I'm a Lion, I'm a Wolf, indie; Dearheart, post-emo from Seattle; Southwest Royal, soda pop punk,. $5.

SCRATCHDOG STRINGBAND, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557. Innovative bluegrass from Portland. Tickets $15.

ACOUSTIC JAM, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 15, 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.

COMMUNITY DRUMMING CIRCLE 6-7 p.m. Nov. 16, Applegate Library, 18485 N. Applegate Road, Applegate. Open to the public; bring a drum if you have one. Free.

WILLIE WATSON AND CHARLIE PARR, 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316 roguetheatre.com. Country-blues, folk, for 21 and over only. $20.

Jackson County

COLT FORD, 8 p.m., Nov. 1, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Country rap, for all ages. $25-$30; tickets at Magic Man, Music Copp and online.

JEROME ROSE, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Pianist performs for the Tutunov Piano Series. Tickets $20, free for full-time students.

"DEAR HEARTS AND GENTLE PEOPLE," noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-864-8850. David Gordon shares songs sung on the Oregon Trail. Free.

OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 3, Eagle Point Grange, 5 s. Shasta Ave., Eagle Point, 541-779-8145. Acoustic musicians of all ages. Admission by donation.

LISA KOCH, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 800-838-3006, brownpapertickets.com. Seattle singer-comedian performs quirky songs and lots of laughs. Tickets $18 advance (by phone or online), $20 at the door.

TWIDDLE, 8 p.m., Nov. 6, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. High-def shred blends jazz, classical, bluegrass, reggae and funk, for all ages, $18 advance, $22 door; tickets at Immortal Spirits in Medford, Music Coop in Ashland.

ANNA TIVEL WITH JUSTIN GORDON, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Headwaters Building, 84 Fourth St, Ashland, annativel.bpt.me. Folk, Americana, bluegrass. $15.

RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, , SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6154, chambermusicconcerts.org. Stringplayers from Russia perform works by Elgar, Bekmambetov, Dvoark. $35-$53, with discounts for full-time students, Oregon Trail Card holders and those 19-35.

SOUTHERN OREGON CONCERT BAND, 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ace., Medford, 541-324-0404. Patriotic music and poetry in honor of Veterans Day. Free.

MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS, 3 p.m. Nov. 18, North Medford High School, 1900 Keene Way Drive, Medford, 541-734-4116, jcconcerts.org. Pianists Alexander Tutunov and Brian Hall perform a variety of music. $25.

BABY BASH, 8 p.m., Nov. 18, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Rap, for ages 18 and older, with Josia, Cream Mob and Angelo Florez, opening. Tickets $15 early bird, $30 general advance, $60 meet-and-greet swag bag, $38 door, cash only.

Douglas County

3 LEG TORSO, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave., Roseburg, 541-236-2566. Violin, cell, accordion trio performs original compositions based on modern chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin and gypsy music. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students; sold at While Away Books and at the door.

VETERANS DAY CONCERT, 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4691. UCC Symphonic Band and Roseburg Concert Chorale perform rousing patriotic favorites and traditional selections. Admission $10 general, free for students and veterans.

JAZZ INSIDERS AND FRIENDS, 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage Theatre, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4693. UCC faculty jazz trio presents original and traditional jazz selections, with guest artists from the UCC faculty and jazz community. $10 general, free for students.

Northern California

SEFFARINE, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St., Crescent City, Calif., 707-464-1336, dnaca.net. Ensemble plays traditional Arabic and Andalusian pieces, compositions influenced by Spanish flamenco, Persian classical and American jazz. Tickets $12-$18.

ON STAGE

Josephine County

"I HATE SHAKESPEARE," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3, Nov. 9-10, North Valley High School, 6741 Monument Drive, Grants Pass, 541-479-3388. Student Nik Johnson directs this fast-paced introduction to The Bard, with a modern twist, plus zombies, a talking cow and Jerry Springer. Tickets $5 general, $4 students.

"THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME" 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m Sundays, through Nov. 4, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. A young man with autism tries to solve the murder of his neighbor's poodle. Tickets $15, or $12 each for groups of 10 or more.

"DECISION HEIGHT," 7 p.m. Nov. 9-10, Nov. 16-17, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-474-5710. The story of friendship and self-discovery among several women training to be Air Force Service pilots during World War II.. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students; sold at Oregon Books, GPHS bookkeeper, at the door.

"THE NUTCRACKER BALLET," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 2 p.m. 23, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-476-4641, gpnutcracker.org. Holiday classic about a girl who is given a remarkable nutcracker and dreams of a prince and a fantastical adventure. In Section A, $20 all seats; in Section B, $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors; Dec. 15 performance is $15 all seats.

DINNER TO DIE FOR, 6 p.m. Saturdays, Cynthia's Home Sweet Home, 1038 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5953. Interactive murder mystery dinner theater. $30, reservations required.

Jackson County

"DON'T TELL JANE," 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055, www.ctporegon.org. Reading of a comedy in which the Bennett sisters from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" encounter a vampire. $5 available one hour before each performance.

NEVERLAND — THE STORY OF HOW PETER BECAME PAN, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Musical about J.M. Barrie's creation of Peter Pan. $60, $72, $78.

"BLOOD WEDDING," 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1-18, Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, 541-415-0394, theatreconvivio.com.A bride-to-be's upcoming wedding is jeopardized by the arrival of her former lover, resulting in a clash of values, wills and old grudges. $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students; Oct. 31 preview is half-off for those who arrive in costume.

"SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS," 8 p.m. Nov. 1-3, Nov. 8-9, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Black Box Theatre, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca@sou.edu. Spiritual seekers confront their inner demons during a silent retreat and find their vow of silence at odds with their need to connect. $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 students.

"ROBOPOCALYPSE: THE MUSICAL," 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland, puppeteersforfears.com. New, original R-rated puppet horror musical cyberpunk comedy odyssey. $10 advance, through brownpapertickets.com.

"INTO THE WOODS," 8 p.m. Nov. 8-10, Nov. 15-16, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Main Stage Theatre, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca@sou.edu. A cavalcade of fractured fairy tales set to music by Stephen Sondheim, answers the question about happily ever after. $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 students.

THE SECOND CITY — MADE IN AMERICA, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Comedy improv and satire on the nation's peculiarities and foibles. $32, $35, $38.

"ROSENCRANTS & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD," 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays,. 2 p.m. Sundays,through Nov. 11, Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-5250, camelottheatre.org. Tom Stoppard play tells the story of Hamlet from the point of view of Hamlet's school chums, exploring question of identity and illusion. $27-$34.

"PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE," 8 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 11, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904. $22-$36.

"WALTER CRONKITE IS DEAD," 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 18, plus 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland, ashlandcontemporarytheatre,org. Two women of opposite political stripes are stranded together at an airport and shape their ideas on community, culture and motherhood. Tickets $18, at Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, online and at the door.

""EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)," 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays 1 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 21-Dec. 31, (no shows Nov. 22, Nov. 26)Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. A small company of actors lead a fast-paced, comedic tour through the holidays. $25-$39.

Douglas County

"THE NUTCRACKER BALLET," 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-7700. Eugene Ballet Company presents story of a young girl's journey to a magical land. Tickets

"CHARLES DICKENS WRITES A CHRISTMAS CAROL," 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 23-Dec 16 Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-673-2125, www.uact-theatre.com. On Christmas Eve, Charles Dickens argues, berates and battles with the characters he's trying to write about. $6-$13.

CHILD'S PLAY

Josephine County

DAY OF THE DEAD BILINGUAL STORYTIME, 1-2 p.m. Nov. 3, Grants Pass Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. Crafts and stories in English and Spanish celebrating the Latin American tradition of honoring those who have died. Free; costumes welcome.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME DRIVE, through Nov 3, three Grants Pass locations, jococostumedrive on Facebook. Collection of new and gently used costumes and accessories for children 12 and younger. Drop off donations at Evergreen Federal Bank, 969 S.E. Sixth St., Magic Man, 216 S.W. G St. or 6408, 1867 Redwood Ave., No. 9, KidZone at Club Northwest, 2160 N.W. Vine St.

W.I.L.D. — WILDERNESS INTEGRATED LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Williams, contact info@williamscommunityforestproject.org. Outdoor educational program for children to develop physical and social skills, love and respect for woodlands. By donation. Contact to register.

YOUNG MASTER GARDENERS, 11:30 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m. Nov. 14, Josephine Community Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. Kids learn all about flower bulbs. Free; morning program for 5 and younger, afternoon for 6 and older.

SENSORY FRIENDLY GYM, 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 17, 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.

BABY RHYME TIME, 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Grants Pass branch library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-956-2059, 541-301-1537. Parents and babies up to 24 months meet for nursery rhymes and playtime. Free.

YOUTH SKILLS PROGRAM, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Grants Pass, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays in Williams, 707-481-3403, thesharpeningstone.com. Wilderness education for ages 7-9 and 10-13, with games and activities to help youth experience nature. $30 per student per day; registration in one-month blocks only.

Jackson County

EXPLORE THE MAGIC HARRY POTTER EVENT, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Activities, games, cosplay, LEGO building, special offers and give-aways. Free admission.

KID TIME CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, 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 $6-$10.

SCIENCEWORKS, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6767, www.scienceworksmuseum.org. Exhibits and activities related to energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering, other Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; admission $10-$12, free for kids under 2; admission $2 every first Sunday.

ART

Josephine County

FIRST FRIDAY LIVE, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2 downtown Grants Pass, 541-450-6180, facebook.com/grantspassfirstfridaylive. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free. See art listings below for individual venues.

ART IN THE COMMUNITY, members of the Josephine County Artists' Association show their paintings. For November: Carla Griffin at US Bank, 400 S.W. Sixth St.; Kathleen Headley at Umpqua Bank, 1670 Williams Highway.

BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. Photographs by Donna Torres, through November. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m., with guitar music by David Modica.

CHESI JO'S BABY BOUTIQUE, 307 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-476-8094. Open for First Friday Live, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 2, with a holiday open house featuring cookies and cider and 20 percent discounts,

GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-B S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. Hand-drawn Christmas ornaments by Judy Davidson, Nov. 1-30. Open for First Friday Live, with demonstrations by the artist, who will be taking custom orders.

GLASS FORGE GALLERY AND STUDIO, 501 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-0815. Artwork by members of Brushstrokers, through November. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2, with music by Mike Brons,

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. "All the Love We Cannot See," contemporary oil paintings by Allen Smith exploring the artist's wonder at the existence of our being and depth of human spirit, through Nov. 9. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2.

THE HIVVE, 164 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. "Reflections," paintings by Paul Silas Trapp that challenge viewers' approach to viewing art, standards of color theory, rules of perspective and scale, through November. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2.

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, 541-955-5311. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2, with samples of Pumpkin Delight.

MY LITTLE CORNER CAFE, 130 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. "iMind," shaped paintings by Claudia Marchini that create a contemplative space for consideration of modern life and our growing reliance on technology and the growing "cloud" of information, through November.

SANDIE'S CANDIES & FUDGERY, 145 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-9112. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2, with two holiday fudge flavors: peppermint snowflake and pumpkin.

SOUTHERN OREGON GUILD GALLERY, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-659-3858. "Dog Daze," work by gallery artists, featuring photographs of a recent trip to Morocco by Jim Lettis, through Nov. 3.

TRUE JUICE, 124 N.W. D St., Grants Pass, 541-441-4541. Open for First Friday Live, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 2, with $5 gift cards for anyone wearing a Blue Zone T-shirt.

26 SWORDS TATTOO, 214 N.W.Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-244-1141. "Brick by Brick Collective Art Exhibition" original pieces of art by Jayme Goodwin, a tattoo artist from California, with prints and originals available for purchase. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2.

UNTITLED 2.0, 119 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, www.untitled2gallery.com. "The Isles of Amnesia," hypnotic paintings of memory by Paul James Cunningham, through November. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2.

WISEMAN GALLERY, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, 541-956-7481. "The Chromatic Image," artwork of Debra Gardner Abarca, Vince Carl and Karen Staal, through Dec. 6.

Jackson County

ASHLAND GALLERY WALK, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2 downtown Ashland, 541-488-8430, 877-PLAN-ART. Artists' receptions at downtown galleries.

THIRD FRIDAY ART WALK, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 16, throughout Medford. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free.

AMERICAN TRAILS, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2553. Indigenous arts and crafts, Native American jewelry and wildlife art, ongoing.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-326-6960. Watermedia paintings by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass that focus on abstraction, through November.

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.

ART SALON, 2 p.m. Nov. 25, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Monthly program in which local artists discuss the evolution of art and present digital photos of their work. Nov. 25 is painter Gabriel Mark Lipper.

ASHLAND ART CENTER, 357 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2772. "Through Our Eyes: Reflections on Nature," interpretations of nature by watermedia artists Janette Brown and Katherine Dron, guitar series and intuitive pieces by Bridget Reynolds, through November.

ASHLAND ART WORKS, 291 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-4735. "Rogue Valley Views," woodworking, furniture and paintings, through November.

BERRYMAN GALLERY, at the Craterian theater, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-772-8118.

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, Art Building, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, 541-212-0292. "Koan" by M.a.z.; "Acts of Gradual Progression," by Sheila Lam and Bridget Quinn; "Feminine Strength" by Madelein Farmer, Clee Ferris and Syd Rvinsky; "Interphalangeal Floras" by Megan Ross and Syd Rvinsky; "Spoon Theory" by Milo Violet; "Sketch" by introduction to drawing students, Nov. 2-29.

GALLERIE KARON, 500 A St., Ashland, 541-482-9008. "Faces, Hidden and Revealed," through November.

GALT GALLERY, 40 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-625-4014. "Animals of the Spirit" through November.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562. "Animal Crackers," two- and three-dimensional work honoring animals, by Wayne Armstrong, Don Ajello, Laurel Bustamante, Steven Dewey, Penelope Dews, Bab Wague Diakite, Claire Duncan, Marly Eidsness, John and Robin Gumaelius, Carol Ingram, Pamela Kroll, Betty LaDuke, Jhenna Quine Lewis, Gabriel Mark Lipper, Barbara Masey, Robert Schlegel, Karen Staal, Wataru Sugiyama, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Aggie Zed and Stan Peterson, Nov. 2-Dec. 31.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland, 541-482-1983. Work by Thomas M. Houston, Russell Chathan, Stephen McMillan and others, through November.

LIQUID ASSETS, 96 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-9463.

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. "Tiger Lily," images by Heinz Danzberger, through November.

PONY ESPRESSO COFFEE HOUSE & CAFE, 175 Lithia Way, Ashland, 541-482-2583. Paintings by Mera Oliveria, through November.

ROGUE GALLERY, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. "What is the Question,"dreamlike landscape photographs by Lewis Anderson and Darcie Sternenberg, through Nov. 2; "Southern Oregon Impressions," pastel and watercolor paintings by Marilyn Hurst, through Nov. 16; new work — acrylic, assemblage, clay, mixed media, mosaic, oil, paper collage, pastel, photography, watercolor — by 37 gallery members, through Dec. 20.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, Ashland, 541-552-6245, sma.sou.edu. "Terrain: The Space Between" work by Vija Clemins, Judy Ofadd and Ed Ruscha, from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation; "Field Burns," solo exhibition by Patrick Collier; "Outland About," work by Carl Diehl and Susan Murrell, through Jan. 5.

SHEPHERD'S DREAM, 629 A St., Ashland, 541-708-5439. Acrylics on canvas by Linda J. Dixon and other Rogue Valley artists, through November.

STUDIO A.B, 621 A St., Ashland, 541-482-2253. New work by Ann Di-Salvo and Bruce Bayard, ongoing.

STUDIO 151, 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, studio151ashland.com. Mixed media, sculptural work, wall art, through November.

Douglas County

THE ART GALLERY AT UCC, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4692. Visual Arts Faculty Show, through Dec. 6.

Contact Susan Rochester, gallery manager, Susan.Rochester@umpqua.edu

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM, 123 Museum Drive, Roseburg, 541-957-7007. The Joe Burgess Collection of vintage and replica bicycles, tricycles and pedal toys from 1870s through 1970s, through January 2019. Admission $8.

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS CENTER, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532. "Found in the Wilderness," locally crafted furniture and artwork by Oregon artists; "Angles," group juried exhibit; "The Unlimited Journey," work by Jan Horn; "The Beginning of Time," work by Kim Kimmerling; "A Fresh Star,t" work by Sutherlin middle school students, Nov. 2-Dec. 12.

LITERARY

Josephine County

BOOK SIGNING, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Aquarius Books and Gifts, 528 N.E. E St., Grants Pass, 541-479-4000. Sheri Engler presents "The Pearls of Wisdom — A Fairy Tale Guide to Life's Magic Secrets for All Ages. Free hands-on angel blessing with each purchase.

ECKANKAR BOOK DISCUSSION, 10:30 a.m. July 14, Grants Pass Branch Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-7648. Ongoing study of "Wisdom of the Heart" 3. second Saturday

AUTHOR SIGNING, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3, Oregon Books and Games, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass, 541-476-3132. Carol Coleman presents "Almost Heaven" and Wally Coleman presents "Valley of Little Rivers."

AUTHOR INNOVATIVE MARKETING, 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 6, Brookdale Independent Living, 1357 Redwood Circle, Grants Pass, 541-643-9289, doranne@yourbodybook.com, www.aimforwriters.com. Authors work together to promote their craft, increase public awareness, expand readership, increase sales. every first Tuesday, year round ok 6/2018

POETRY SHARING, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Read or listen to poems on the theme "What's Happening Now." Free, donations welcome. Meets every second Friday.

CHRISTIAN WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP, noon-1 p.m. Nov. 13, All the World Christian Center, 237 S.E. G St., Grants Pass (use door between the cleaners and the church), 541-441-4907, writerkate@mail.com. Writers share their writing. No membership fee, donations welcome. every second Tuesday no meeting in July , August, December

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

AUTHOR TALK, 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-0029. Thompson Barton presents his nonfiction book "Please Lie to Me." Free.

BOOKS@NOON, noon-1 p.m. Nov. 6 Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Readers share about what they're reading. first Tuesday.

BOOK LAUNCH, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-488-0029. Barry Thalden launches his new book "The Lost Commandment: A Spiritual Revelation and Self-Love Revolution." Free, with book signings and refreshments.

PHOENIX LIBRARY BOOK CLUB, 2 p.m. Nov. 8, Phoenix Library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix, 541-535-7090. Book discussion group reads books about Napoleon. Free. meets second Thursday

AUTHOR TALK, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Nicole Chung presents her biography "All You Can Ever Know." Free.

AUTHOR TALK, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-0029. Jan Wright presents "Oregon Outcast: John Beeson's Struggle for Justice for Indians, 1853-1889." Free.

AUTHOR READING, 5 p.m. Nov. 9, Art Presence, 206 E. Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-941-7057. Sharon Mehdi presents her books "Eleanor Bobbin" and 'the Great Grandmother." Free.

WRITERS GUILD OF ROGUE RIVER, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 10, Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-321-5215. Writers of all genres write and critique one another. Free. meets second and fourth Saturdays.

RANDOM FANDOM BOOK CLUB, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 10, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Discussion of "Vlkogbrothers" books by John Green.

AUTHOR TALK, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-0029. Sharon Dean presents her novel "Leaving Freedom." Free.

MEDFORD LIBRARY BOOK CHAT, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-6415. Book group reads "Alan Turing: the Enigma" by Andrew Hodges. Free. meets second Tuesday

POETRY NIGHT, 6-7 p.m. Nov. 14, Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles St., Gold Hill, 6541-855-1994. Share original poems, works by a favorite poet or enjoy listening to others. Free.

GOLD HILL BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Nov. 16, Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles St., Gold Hill, 541-855-1994. Book discussion group reads "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee. third Friday

AUTHOR MEET-AND-GREET, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 17, Ruch Library, 7919 Highway 238, Ruch, 541-7899-7438. Local authors of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and children's book meet the public, share their books. Free,

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group. Free. fourth Tuesday

SISKIYOU SLEUTHS BOOK GROUP, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Mystery discussion group reads "Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg. Free. last Wednesday; no meetings July/August

FAIRS/ FESTS

Josephine County

HOLIDAY GIFT AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, noon-7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-660-4772. Vendors sell a variety of handmade gifts, arts and crafts, clothing and accessories, Christmas decor and sweets. Admission $1.

WANDERING REEL TRAVELING FILM FESTIVAL, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Barnstormers Theater, 112 Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.org. Two collections of short films, "Moments in Time" on Saturday, "Outsiders" on Sunday. $10 per screening.

Josephine County

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, rogueriverkeeper.org. Happy hour and silent auction (5 p.m.), presentations and films about nature, conservation, activism, environmental justice (6 p.m.). $20 general, $15 students, $10 children, $59, includes membership, pint glass and drink ticket.

ASHLAND CULINARY FESTIVAL SIP, SAMPLE AND TASTE, noon-5 p.m. Nov. 10-11, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland, ashlandchamber.com. Includes chef and junior chef competitions, vendors with samples, demonstrations. Admission $30-$40 per day, $45-$50 for both days, $15 for youth.

Douglas County

FALL CRAFT FAIR, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, 541-679-6838. Vendors sell a variety of hand-crafted items. Admission one canned food donation.

CHRISTMAS

Josephine County

ROGUE WINTERFEST, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-890-5472, roguewinterfest.org. Holiday spectacle that raises money for children, adults and families with mental health needs in Josephine County. Events are: Gala and Grand Auction (5 p.m. Nov. 29, sold out); Golden Social (1-4 p.m., Nov. 30, $5 advance); Weekend Holiday Events (10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 1-2, $3-$5, at the door); Culinary Christmas Classic and Silent Auction (6 p.m., Dec. 3, $65 advance).

Douglas County

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 5:30-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 18-Jan. 1, River Forks Park, Roseburg, 541-637-5742, uvfestivaloflights.com. Walk- or drive-through 90 light displays, plus Holiday Village (Thursday-Sunday), giant nutcracker, visits from Santa, cider and souvenirs. $10 per car; wagon rides $5 (Thursdays through Sundays)

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, 541-440-4359. Vendors sell a variety of hand-crafted items. for the holidays. Admission $4-$5, free for 12 and younger.

MISCELLANY

Josephine County

DOME OF THE DEAD HALLOWEEN DANCE, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, Takilma Community Building, 9367 Takilma Road, Cave Junction, 541-592-3911. Music by The Fire Flies (9 p.m.) and DJ Neuro, costumes encourages, food for sale. Admission $10-$20, sliding scale.

TURKEY TROT, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 22, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. 2-mile fun run/walk and 5k races, with check-in at 7:30 a.m. Run/walk is $5 per peron, $20 per family; 5k is $15 per person.

THE HEARTH, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 N.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass, 503-860-1574, 541-890-3015. Storytellers share on the theme "Unconditional," stories about animals. $5 at the door, to benefit Rogue Valley Humane Society.

Jackson County

WILD TRIBAL MEDICINE DANCE, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 1. Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Ashland, 541-482-3776. Ecstatic dance. $10-$15.

OREGON QUILTERS PROJECT QUILT SHOW, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1, Southern Oregon Historical Society History Center, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford, 541-488-8395. Historic quilts documented in the National Quilt Index. Free admission, suggested $5 donation.

SALMON RUN CLUSTER DOG SHOWS, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1-4, Jackson County Expo, Central Point, 541-479-9694. Four days of obedience and rally trials for both purebred and mixed breed dogs. Free for spectators.

THE NIGHTMARE CHAMBER, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 2-3, Randall Theatre, 10 E. Third St., Medford, randalltheatre.com. High-scare, horror-based haunt, with special effects, with the theme "Evil Dead: Endless Nightmare." Admission $12; $2 off tickets available at all Magic Man Fun Shops.

HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, noon Nov. 7, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, noon, Nov. 14, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-773-6536, 541-774-8679. "Oregon Outcast, John Beeson: Indian Rights Activist," the 11th in a year-long history lecture series called "Windows in Time." Free.

FIRST FROST CELEBRATION, 5-10 p.m. Nov. 17, Ashland Ice Rink, 95 Winburn Way, Ashland, 541-488-5340. Discount skating (5-7 p.m.), hockey exhibition, figure skating performances, DJ music during recreational skate (7:30-10 p.m.), Toys for Tots collection, snacks concessions.

GINGERBREAD JUBILEE COMMUNITY TOUR, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 17-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-799-8195, ext. 303, craterian.org. View gingerbread creations. Admission $3.

RAILROAD PARK, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, through October, 799 Berrydale Ave., 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.

CASINOS

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. Price is Right Live Stage Show, Nov. 24-25; karaoke, Tuesdays; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

Northern California

RAIN ROCK CASINO, 777 Casino Way, Yreka, California, 530-777-7246.

Portland area

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977. Skid Row with Slaughter, Nov. 3; Pacific Northwest Tattoo Expo, Nov. 10-12; Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond Tribute, Nov. 17; Civil War Viewing Party, Nov. 23; Jo Koy, Dec. 15; Brian McKnight, Jan. 19; Kevin and Caruso's Magique, March 9; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

Oregon coast

CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. Comedy on the Coast, Nov. 2-3; Paula Abdul, Nov. 2-3; Williams & Ree, Nov. 17; The Oak Ridge Boys, Dec. 7-8; Comedy on the Coast, Dec. 14-15; Josh Turner, Jan. 18-19; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

MILL CASINO, North Bend, 800-953-4800. BOSTXY, Nov. 10; Festival of Trees, Dec. 4; Comedy Night, Wednesdays; Trivia Night, Tuesdays and Thursdays; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

THREE RIVERS CASINO, Florence, 541-997-7529. Paul Reiser, Nov. 10; lounge entertainment, ongoing.


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