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NIGHTLIFE

Josephine County

BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. Dec. 6, Jesse Kennemer, acoustic guitar, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 8, Scott Head, acoustic guitar, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

CEDARWOOD SALOON, 1345 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-6160. Dec. 6-7, Saucy, pop, rock, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

CLIMATE CITY BREWING, 509 Southwest G Street, Grants Pass, 541-479-3725. Thursdays, Mike Brons, guitar and vocals, 5:30-8 p.m. No cover.

THE COPPER MUG COCKTAIL LOUNGE, 1320 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-295-8679. Dec. 5, Comedy Open Mic, 9-10 p.m.; Dec. 6, Flashback Friday, music from 2000 to present. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Dec. 7, Top 100 Dance Party, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Dec. 12, The John Dough Boys, punkgrass, folk rock, 8-11 p.m.; Wednesdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sundays, pong tournaments, 2-6 p.m., open mic music, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover.

DOROTHY GALE'S EVENTS CENTRE, 144558 Williams Highway, Williams, 541-846-1850. Dec. 14, visionary art by Timothy White and acoustic music by Windsong & Friends, David Kai and Charles Miller., 6-10 p.m. Free admission.

DOUBLE TAPS TAPROOM AND CRAFT SPIRITS, 945 N.E. D St., Grants Pass, 541-916-8475. Dec. 13, Tipsy Paintbrush, 6:15 p.m., $35, advance registration; Dec. 13, Country Christmas and Ugly Sweater Party, with music by Dustin Clark (of Fogline), 7:30-9:30 p.m., no cover; Dec. 14, Doves and Vultures, alt rock, 6-9 p.m., no cover; Fridays classic car meet-up, 6-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Trivia Night, 6-7:30 p.m., no cover.

FLESPY'S BAR & GRILL, 670 Fruitdale Drive, Grants Pass, 541-244-1678. Dec. 7, DJ Fluffy, 9;30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursdays, DJ Finattik, 9 p.m.; Sundays, Westbound, southern rock, outlaw country, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

THE G SPOT, 24099 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-592-5220. 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. Dec. 6-7, The Rockets, classic rock, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. No cover.

THE LAUGHING CLAM, 121 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1110. Dec. 6, Top Secret, eclectic originals and covers, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 7, Mike Cruz, acoustic covers, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

MCGREW'S, 33105 Redwood Highway, O'Brien, 541-596-2202. Dec. 6, Diamond Rose, variety, 9 p.m.-midnight, $3.

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

ROGUE BARBERS, 304 S.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-1275. Dec. 7, Leg Lamp Lighting, 6:55-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, Jam Night, all levels, 7 p.m. No cover.

SHENANIGANS AT HERB'S, 515 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-476-1668. Fridays and Saturdays, Sights and Sounds Unlimited Hip Hop, DJ Chili Dog, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover; Sunday-Thursday, Krank It Up Karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thursdays, karaoke 3-7 p.m. , no cover.

THE SOUND LOUNGE, 225 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-479-0712. Dec. 5, Spunj, and Dubtonic Kru, reggae and throwdown, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 6, Danielle Kelly Soul Project, 9:30 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 7, Refresh DJ Series 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Dec. 12, Dead Chemist, jazz, hip hop, and The Shaky Harlots, vintage surf rock, 9-11 p.m. No cover.

TAPROCK NORTHWEST GRILL, 971 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass. Tuesdays, Salsa/Bachata Party, 7:30-9:30 p.m., with Latin dance lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing 8-9:30 p.m., free, no partner necessary.

TAYLOR'S COUNTRY STORE, 202 S. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541- 592-5358. Dec. 6, Jen Ambrose, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.

VICE BREWING COMPANY, 220 S.W. H St., Unit A, Grants Pass, 541-916-9060. Thursdays, trivia, 6:30 p.m., no cover.

WEEKEND BEER COMPANY, 550 S.W. Sixth St., Suite G, Grants Pass, 541-507-1919. Dec. 8, Evergreen Wreath Making, 2-5 p.m., $50, reservations; Dec. 14, Holus Bolus, psychedelic acoustic loops, 6-8 p.m.; Thursdays, Jug of Punch, traditional Irish music, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 14, Holus Bolus, psychedelic acoustic loops, 6-8 p.m. No cover.

WILD RIVER BREWERY AND PIZZA, 249 N. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-3556. Dec. 7, Tim Mitchell, rock covers, 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. Dec. 10, Mike Brons, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m., no cover; Dec. 19, acoustic bluegrass Americana jam, 6-9 p.m., no cover.

WOLF CREEK INN, 100 Front St., Wolf Creek, 541-866-2474. Dec. 6-7, Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21, "Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, dinner theater, 5:30 p.m., $35, reservations.

Jackson County

APPLEGATE LODGE, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate, 541-761-9353, www.liveatthegate.com. Sundays, Sunday Nights Unplugged, acoustic music jam, 7-11 p.m., no cover.

AQUA RESTAURANT AND BAR, 31 Water St., Ashland, 541-488-2782. Dec. 7, Happy HoliGays — Dancing Queens, drag show, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5; Tuesdays, swing dance lesson and jazz dance, 7-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, open mic, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

BELLA UNION, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1770. Dec. 5, Chris Baron, acoustic, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 6, Bustin' Out, ock, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 7, Nick Garrett-Powell, acoustic, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 12, Rogue Rage Duo, Delta blues, 7-9 p.m. No cover.

BIRD & RYE, 23 S. Second St., Ashland, 541-482-7437. Dec. 7, Bekkah McAlvage and Jef Fretwell, country, folk, roots, 8-10:30 p.m.; Mondays, Robbie DaCosta, blues, rockabilly, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

THE BLACK SHEEP, 51 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6414. Dec, 6, Flyers, Dancers and Circus Folk, aerial dancing, 9 p.m., $5; Dec. 7, Creekside Strings, acoustic, 2-4 p.m., no cover; Dec. 7, Ashland Hiogh School Orchestra, holiday music, 8-10 p.m., no cover; Dec. 8, Dayton Mason, gypsy jazz guitar, 7-9 p.m., no cover; Dec. 14, Green HAUS, drag show, 2 p.m., $5; Tuesdays, open mic with Robbie DaCosta, 8:30-10:30 p.m., no cover; Wednesdays, Blades of Grass, acoustic bluegrass, 8-11 p.m., no cover; Thursdays, dart tournament, 7:30 p.m., game night, 8 p.m., no cover; Sundays, Celtic music, 2-5 p.m., no cover.

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

BRICKROOM, 35 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6030. Dec. 6, Spunj, pop, 9 p.m., $5; Dec. 7, Farrow and the Peach Leaves, county, rock, 9 p.m., $5; Dec. 13, The Coffis Brothers, roots rock, 9 p.m, $5; Dec. 14, Landon Wordswell, hip hop rap, 9 p.m., $10.

CALLAHAN'S MOUNTAIN LODGE, Interstate 5 Exit 6, south of Ashland, 541-482-1299. Mondays and Tuesdays, Michael Kemp, guitar, 6-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, John Hollis, piano, 6--9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays., Lee Stewart, piano, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

CHADWICKS PUB AND SPORTS BAR, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-770-1234. Dec. 6-7, Comedy Night, with opener Bjorn Mike Devore and headliner Phil Johnson, 8 p.m., $10.

COMMON BLOCK BREWING COMPANY, 315 E. Fifth St., Medford, 541-326-2277. Dec. 18, Paint & Sip, 6-8 p.m., $40, reservations at eventbrite.com.

THE COPPER PLANK, 454 Highland Drive, Medford, 541-779-4031. Dec. 10, Steve Keim, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

GRAPE STREET BAR & GRILL, 31 S. Grape St., Medford, 541-500-8881. Dec. 5, Winter Showcase, aerial arts and pole dance, 7-9 p.m., $10-$20 at poleshow.ticketbud.com; Dec. 6, Rogue Underground, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 7, Danielle Kelly Soul Project, jazz, retro soul, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 10, Rogue Blues Society jam with Kenny Holmes and the Blues Daddys, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 12, Latin Dance Night, bachata class 7:30 p.m., social dance 8-10 p.,m., $7 class and social or $5 social only.

HABANEROS, 142 N. Front St., Medford, 541-779-9770. Dec. 6, Leroy Jenkins, rock, funk, reggae, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Dec. 7, DJ Coco, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. No cover.

HEARSAY, 40 S. First St., Ashland, 541-625-0505. Fridays, Rose Van Dyne, piano and vocals, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. No cover.

HOWIEE'S ON FRONT, 16 N. Front St., Medford, 541-773-5767. Dec. 6, The John Dough Boys, folk-rock, punk-bluegrass, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

INDIGO GRILL, 7360 Highway 238, Jacksonville, 541-702-2320. Fridays, trivia, 8 p.m. No cover.

J'VILLE TAVERN, 125 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1170. Dec. 6, Robbie DaCosta, blues, rockabilly, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

JEFFERSON SPIRITS, 404 E. Main St., Medford, 541-622-8190. Wednesdays, live music, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

LA BAGUETTE MUSIC CAFE, 340 A St., Ashland, 541-482-0855. Dec. 7, Thor Polson, solo piano, with guest Alan Adler, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ; Dec. 11, Jazz Jam, 10 a.m.-noon.

LUNA CAFE & MERCANTILE, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland, 541-482-3372. Dec. 8, Danielle Kelly Trio, jazz, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

MORRTON'S, 980 Phoenix Road, Medford, 541-772-3154. Dec. 6., Incognito Duo, light rock, 8-10 p.m. No cover.

OBERON'S RESTAURANT & BAR, 45 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6652. Dec. 12, Sing Your Bells Off Karaoke, 7-9:30 p.m.; Fridays, Dan Engle and Friends, Irish, 6-9 p.m.; Mondays, open mic, 9 p.m.; Thursdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

OSMO'S ALEHOUSE, 522 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-816-4422. Dec. 20, Bekkah McAlvage, country-folk, 6:30-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, open mic and jam, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

PIER 21, 841 Stewart Ave., Medford, 541-776-3263. Dec. 6-7, Ring of Trees, rock, pop, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, open jam night, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

ROCKY TONK SALOON & GRILL, 333 E. Main St., Medford, 541-973-2887. Dec. 21, Ugly Sweater Party, with silent auction, 6:30-9 p.m., benefits Now I Can.

THE ROGUE GRAPE, 36 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-622-8622. Dec. 6, Nicole Dahl and Rick Millward, rock, pop, standards, 6-10 p.m.; Dec. 9, Danielle Kelly and Paul Turnipseed, jazz duo, 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 10, Paint & Sup, 5:30 p.m., $30, reservations; Thursdays, open mic, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

ROGUE RIVERS WATERING HOLE, 108 Depot St., Rogue River, 541-582-1631. Thursdays, open mic with Wiz Krissa, 7-10 p.m. No cover,

THE TALENT CLUB, 114 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-2721. Dec. 6, Fortune's Folly, alt rock from Eugene, 9 p.m.-midnight, $10; Dec. 7, Petty Thievery, Tom Petty tunes, 8 p.m.-midnight, $20 at eventbrite; Dec. 11, Johnathan Scales, steel pan jazz-funk, 7-10 p.m., $10; Dec. 13, More Fatter, funk, soul, jazz, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., cover; Dec. 14, Zepdrix, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix music, 9 p.m.-midnight, $25.

THE URBAN CORK, 330 N. Fir St., Medford, 541-500-8778. Dec. 27, Mark Charles Hill, light rock, classic country, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

WALKABOUT BREWING COMPANY, 921 Mason Way, Medford, 541-734-4677. Dec. 8, Taurie Michele, acoustic pop, rock, 4-6 p.m.; Dec. 12, Eric Leadbetter, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-8 p.m. No cover.

WILD GOOSE CAFE & BAR, 2365 Ashland St., Ashland, 541-488- 4103. Dec. 5, The New Autonomous Folksingers, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 6, Dave Scoggin Duo, 5:30-7 p.m., karaoke, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Dec. 7, karaoke, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, Jim Quimby, piano jazz, 6-8 p.m., open mic, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 9, The Nightcrawlers, old-school blues, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 10, Justin Gordon, new classic rock, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 11, Q&A Duo, piano jazz, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 12, Craig Martin & Friends, blues and jazz, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

WINERIES

Josephine County

AUGUSTINO ESTATE VINEYARDS, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-1881. Dec. 7, Matt Johnson, piano, 1-4 p.m No cover.

SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9985. Dec. 6, Lee Stewart, acoustic, 5-8 p.m. No cover.

TROON VINEYARD, 1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9900. Dec. 14, Blind Tasting Education Session, how to deduce wines with no information, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call for details.

Jackson County

BELLE FIORE WINERY, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland, 541-552-4900. Dec. 5, David Cahalan, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, Not Too Shabby, jazz, pop, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7, Holiday Artisan Market, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Dec. 7, Christmas Choir, holiday music, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, Rod Perone, classical and jazz guitar, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 11, Son Ravello, folk, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 12, Ben Larsen, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5:30-7:30 p.m. No cover.

CLIFF CREEK CELLARS AT THE VINEYARD, 1015 McDonough Road, Gold Hill, 541-855-5330. Dec. 28-29, Wine-O Weekend, bingo with a wine twist, noon-5 p.m., games begin every hour, $10.

EDENVALE WINERY, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, 541-512-2955, ext. 2. Dec. 14-15, Children's Christmas Tea with Mr. and Mrs, Claus, $15 per child over two, reservations; Dec. 31, New Year's Eve brunch, with 1920s theme, noon-3 p.m, call for reservations.

GRIZZLY PEAK WINERY, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland, 541-482-5700. Dec. 21, Broceliande and Kevin Carr, Celtic music and stories, 6-9:30 p.m.

KRISELLE CELLARS, 12956 Modoc Road, White City, 541-830-8466. Dec. 7, David Cahalan, acoustic guitar and vocals, 1-4 p.m. No cover.

PASCHAL WINERY, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957. Dec. 12, John Nilsen, piano, 7 p.m., $10-$15; Dec. 14, Band Du Pays, swing dance lesson, 7 p.m., music 7-9:30 p.m., $10; Dec. 21, Ed Dunsavage Trio and guests, winter solstice jazz party, 7 p.m., $10-$25, siskiyoumusicproject.com.

RELLIK WINERY, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, 541-499-0449. Dec. 7, The Little Giantess, roots rock, 4-6 p.m., no cover; Dec. 8, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic guitar and vocals, 4-6 p.m., no cover; Dec. 12, Ladies That Shine Diaper Drive Fundraiser, live music, food, 6-8 p.m., tickets required.

ROXYANN WINERY, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. Dec. 6, Jeff Kloetzel and Bob Evoniuk, pop, rock, folk, blues, 6-8 p.m., $5-$7; Dec. 7, Danielle Kelly and Paul Turnipseed, jazz, 1-3 p.m., no cover; Dec. 8, Gypsy Rogue, 1-3 p.m., no cover; Dec. 13, John Nilsen, holiday piano concert, 6 p.m., $10, $5-$7.

SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville, 541-899-9120. Dec. 6, Adam Gabriel, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-8 p.m., no cover; Dec. 7, Holly Gleason Trio, folk, country, 6-8 p.m., no cover; Dec. 90, Paint & Sip, $40, reservations; Dec. 11, Nick Garrett-Powell and Shae Celine, jazz, 6-8 p.m., no cover.

STONERIVER VINEYARD, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent, 541-864-9234. Dec. 14, Zak Knutson, rock, pop, country, 4-6 p.m. No cover.

MUSIC

Josephine County

DAYTIME KARAOKE, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Cascade Retirement, 1357 Rewood Circle (three-story building), Grants Pass, 541-479-1284. Legacy Karaoke hosts karaoke open to community members of all ages. Free, with free refreshments.

FIGHTING HUNGER WITH HARMONY, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, River Valley Church, 405 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5556. Rogue Community College Concert Band plays holiday music, to benefit Josephine County Food Bank. Admission free, nonperishable food items or monetary donations accepted.

TOYS FOR TOTS BENEFIT CONCERT, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Rogue Auditorium, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. Rogue Community Chorus, Rogue Singers and Rogue Valley Youth Ensemble perform holiday music to benefit Toys for Tots. Free, bring new, unwrapped toy.

JOHN NILSEN, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5369. Pianist performs holiday classics, jazz, new and old compositions. $10 at the door.

ZEPPARELLA, 8 p.m. Dec. 13, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass., 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. All-female hard rock tribute band plays music of Led Zeppelin, for 21 and older. Tickets $25.

"THE GIFT," 5 p.m. Dec. 14, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1360 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-6313. Inter-faith program with more than 100 singers and musicians performing favorite Christmas songs set to new choral arrangements. Free, but ticket required for seating; call for information.

3 RIVERS CHORALE, 3 p.m Dec. 14, Immanuel United Methodist Church, 200 W. Watkins St., Cave Junction, 541-592-2981. "Alleluia! The Glory of Christmas" program featuring voice, harp and cello. Admission by donation.

CHARLIE PARR AND DEAD HORSES, 8 p.m. Dec. 14, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass., 541-471-1316, Country blues, with Intuitive Compass opening, for 21 and older. Tickets $20.

3 RIVERS CHORALE, 3 p.m Dec. 15, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 N.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass, 541-592-2981. "Alleluia! The Glory of Christmas" program features voice, harp and cello. Tickets $15; sold at Aquarius Books, Great Northwest Music and at the door.

FOUNTAINVIEW ACADEMY ORCHESTRA AND SINGERS, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1360 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-6313. Program "What Can I Give Him" features inspiring and festive Christmas music. Free, but ticket required for seating; available after Nov. 25.

ACOUSTIC JAM, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 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.

INTUITIVE COMPASS, 8 p.m. Dec. 23, Dorothy Gale's Event Centre, 144558 Williams Highway, Williams, 541-846-1850. Original Western folk music, with Dumpster Joe and The Jazz Villains, jugband music, opening. $10-$20, suggested donation

SARAH DION-BROOKS, 7:30 p.m. Jan., 11, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 S.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. Southern Oregon singer songwriter performs on solo piano. Tickets $18; food and drinks for sale.

JASON LYLE BLACK, 3 p.m. Jan. 12, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-479-2199, jococoncerts.org. Comedic pianist performs as part of Josephine County Community Concerts. Tickets by subscription, call for availability.

BLACK, WHITE & THE BLUES, 5 p.m. Feb. 22, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Fundraiser for the Grants Pass Museum of Art includes music by Danielle Kelly, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. Tickets $75 singles, $525 for a table of eight.

Jackson County

SOU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. "Revolution" program features music from 1930-41.. $10 general, free for full-time students.

MIKE TAMBURO, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 6-7, Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Ashland, 541-482-3776. Sound healing concert and meditations. $20 advance, $25 door.

OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7, Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford, 541-779-8145. Acoustic music for all ages. Admission by donation.

ROGUE VALLEY CHORALE & ROGUE VALLEY CANTARE CHORUS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. "Home for the Holidays" program features holiday favorites and guest soloist Chris Thompson. Tickets $23 and $16 adults, $5 students and children.

OLOX, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, The Havurah , 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 431-488-8282. Transformational ecstatic journey through arctic sound. Tickets $10 advance, $25 door; sold at Music Coop in Ashland and brightstarevents.net.

SOU CHOIRS CONCERT, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Chamber Choir and Concert Choir perform sacred and secular holiday music from around the world. $5-$10.

JOHN NILSEN, 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Pascal Vineyard, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7857. Pianist performs holiday classics, jazz, new and old compositions. $10 at the door.

YOUSSOUPHA SIDIBE, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-535-3149, brightstarevents.com. Senegalese West African harp player. Tickets $20 advance, $25 door, $30 premium seating.

JOHN NILSEN, 6 p.m. Dec. 13, RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. Pianist performs holiday classics, jazz, new and old compositions. $10 at the door.

SISKIYOU SINGERS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 3 p.m. Dec. 14-15, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, siskiyousingers.org. Program features Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony fo Carols" and other holiday and seasonal classics. Tickets $20 general, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders; sold at Music Coop in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford and online.

JOHN NILSEN, noon Dec. 14, Gold Hill United Methodist Church, 416 Fourth St., Gold Hill, 541-855-7224. Pianist performs holiday classics, jazz, new and old compositions. $10 suggested donation.

SOUTHERN OREGON CONCERT BAND, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Central Medford High School, 815 S, Oakdale, Medford, 541-324-0404. Program of holiday music. Free.

WINTER SOLSTICE JAZZ PARTY 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Paschal Winery. 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, siskiyoumusicproject.com. Ed Dunsavage Trio and guests play holiday favorites and jazz classics. $25 general, $20 Siskiyou Music Project members, $10 students.

SOUTHERN OREGON REPERTORY, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 3 p.m. Dec. 22, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-0900, repsingers.org. "December Clear and Bright" program features work by Palestina, Erik Esenvalds, Gabriel Jackson and Randall Stroope and rarely heard carols from around the world. Tickets $15 and $42, $5 for Oregon Trail Pass holders.

NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 31, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6980. Music by local musician Dennis Caraher. Free.

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA CONCERT, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-708-6400, rvsymphony.org. Strauss waltzes and polkas, duo pianists, surprise guests. Tickets $50, $75 (includes pre-concert reception), $150 (includes pre- and post-concert receptions).

CHRISTOPHEREN NOMURA, 3 p.m. Jan. 12, SOU Music Recital Hall, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-833-3066, humanity/tickets.com. World-renowned baritone performs 'With Malice Toward None, With Charity For all" vocal recital, with pianists Daniel Lockert and Jodi French, to benefit Anima Mundi Productions, a nonprofit working to heal the soul of the world through arts. Tickets $33 and $39.

THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS, 8 p.m. Jan. 16, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Country-bluegrass, with Yonder Mountain String Band, alt rock, opening, for all ages. Tickets $29.50.

AARON WATSON, 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Country, with Chancy Williams and Younger Brothers Band opening, for all ages. Tickets $25.

WYNONNA JUDD AND THE BIG NOISE, 8 p.m. Jan. 29, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Country, for all ages. Tickets $55, $75, $85.

Northern California

BARRIO MANOUCHE, 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St., Crescent City, Calif., dnaca.net. Octet plays original compositions influenced by gypsy jazz and swing, with flamenco dancer and African sacred dancer. Tickets $12-$18.

ON STAGE

Josephine County

"CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS," 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7, Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21, Wolf Creek Inn, 100 Front St., Wolf Creek, 541-866-2474. Top Hat Theatre Company presents holiday show dinner theater. $35, includes dinner, one glass wine or beer and show; reservations required.

"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6-22, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. A distraught businessman is rescued from the brink of suicide by a guardian angel. Tickets $18; $5 preview 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5; Dec. 12 is pay-what-you-can.

POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER, 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass., 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Dogs, cats, parrots and other performing pets, for all ages. $25 adults, $20 children.

"THE HAWAIIAN NUTCRACKER," 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 N.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass. Members of the 3 River Chorale and Hula O Nuku Aina hula school present songs and dances for the holidays. Admission by donation.

"RETURN TO OZ," 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Lorna Byrne Middle School, 102 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction. Dell'Arte International uses masks, movement and physical comedy to tell the story of Dorothy, Scarecrow and sassy chicken's adventure against the unstoppable Nome King. Free.

OLD TIME RADIO PLAYERS, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15-16, Floral Building, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-659-7723. Winter variety show. $12 with advance reservations, $14 door, $10 for groups of eight or more with reservations.

"A BIGFOOT CHRISTMAS," 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Lorna Byrne Middle School, 101 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction, bigfootchristmas.bpt.me. RiverStars Performing Arts performers search from Forks State Park to the Caves for the one and only Bigfoot — what they find is even more mysterious. Tickets $20 reserved, $10 minimum pay-what-you-can.

"THE NUTCRACKER BALLET," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Dec. 22, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-476-4641, gpnutcracker.org. A girl is transported to a magical world. Tickets $10 for opening night, other shows are $12, $15 and $20.

TEASE THE SEASON BURLESQUE SHOW, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec, 212, The Haul, 121 S.W. H St., Grants Pass, eventbrite.com. Sexy holiday burlesque show. $15 general seating, $80 VIP table for four, $100 couch seating for five.

"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

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Four improv comedians host interactive comedy skits. Tickets $47, $50, $53.

THE HAMAZONS — HOLIDAY CLASSIC, 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland., hamazons.com. Unscripted comedy improv inspired by such films as "It's a Wonderful Life," "Miracle on 34th Street," A Christmas Carol" and other holiday classics. Tickets $15 advance, $18 door.

"THE VELVETEEN RABBIT," 11 a.m. Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555, Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055. Children's tale of the friendship between a young boy and his toy rabbit. Tickets a suggested $5 at the door,

"PETER PAN," 1-2 p.m. Dec. 7, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford; 541-774-8689. Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents story of the Darling children, Peter Pan and Captain Cook. Free.

"A CHRISTMAS STORY," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 13-29, Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford, 541-632-3258, randalltehatre.com. The story of a young boy's quest to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. $20-$24, reserved, pick-your-price seating ($5, $10, $15) available for seats remaining unsold 30 minutes before curtain.

TANYA'S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, 8 p.m. Dec. 14, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Burlesque and circus, for 21 and older only. $30, $100 table for two, $500 table for 10.

"FROZEN JR.," 3 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Teen Musical Theater of Oregon presents fairy tale musical about the strength of sisterhood. All seats $15.

TOMASEEN FOLEY'S A CELTIC CHRISTMAS, 3 and 7:30 .m. Dec. 22, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Celtic song, music, dance, stories from the West of Ireland. Tickets $32, $35, $38 adults, $22, $25, $28 22 and younger.

"THE SNOW QUEEN," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 29, (no show Nov. 28), 1:30 p.m. matinees added Dec. 21 and Dec. 28), Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055, cptoregon.org. Adaptation of Hans Christen Andersen's coming of age adventure about a girl's quest to save her friend from the Snow Queen. Tickets $28 adults, $25 seniors, $20 children and students; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 preview is $15; pre-show opening night gala, 6:45 p.m. with catered food and wine at no additional charge.

"PETER PAN," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 31, plus 2 p.m. Dec. 21, Dec. 24, Dec. 28, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-5250, camelottheatre.org. Musical story of a boy who won't grow up. Tickets $30-$38, $10-$20 rush tickets (one hour before curtain, as available), pay-what-you-can preview 8 p.m. Nov. 27.

"MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET," 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 1 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 31, (no shows Dec. 3, 10, 17, 25) Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. A department store Santa claims he's the real Kris Kringle. $29, $39, $43.

Douglas County

POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER, 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6, Grand Victorian Theatre, 828 N. Old Pacific Highway, Myrtle Creek, 541-863-5000. Dogs, cats, parrots and other performing pets, for all ages. $30 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children; at brownpapertickets.com.

"EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD…AND THEN SOME," 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 15, Betty Long Unruh Theater, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., roseburg, 541-673-2125, www.uact-theatre.com. Three actors take audience on ride through abridged versions of every holiday tale they can think of. $15 adults, $10 children 12 and younger.

Willamette Valley

BILL MAHER, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Eugene Center, Eugene, 541-682-5000, hultcenter.org. Stand-up comedy, mature subject matter; no opening act. $49.75, $59.75, $69.75, $89.75, plus service fees.

CHILD'S PLAY

Josephine County

YOUNG MASTER GARDENERS, 11:30 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m. Dec. 11, Josephine Community Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. Kids learn what happens to flowers and trees and other plants in the winter. Free; morning program for 5 and younger, afternoon for 6 and older.

INDOOR PLAY GROUP, 9-11 a.m. Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, 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.

Jackson County

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 Exhibits: Sportsology, through Dec. 31. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.daily; admission $10-$12, free for kids under 2; admission $3 every first Sunday.

ART

Josephine County

FIRST FRIDAY LIVE, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, 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 December: Barbara Newland at Umpqua Bank, 1670 Williams Highway, JR Raysin at Major Art & Framing, 1951 Redwood Ave.

BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. New acrylic and watercolor landscapes by Linda Smith, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with guitarist Jesse Kennemer.

CHESI JO'S BABY BOUTIQUE, 307 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-476-8094. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with Santa and Mrs. Claus — photos taken by Ashlyn Photography at special pricing — and goodies.

DIAMOND CANNABIS, 300 S.W. Sixth St, Grants Pass, 541-916-8355. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with music by Dawna Crocker, face painting by Dale Woods, multiple vendors from different companies, spin wheel for prizes.

GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-B S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. "Holiday Creations," one-of-a-kind ornaments by gallery artists, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with artists demonstrating their one-of-a-kind ornaments.

GLASS FORGE GALLERY AND STUDIO, 501 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-0815. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with glass-blowing demonstrations, music by the Hidden Valley High School choir and possibly some special guests, and treats.

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Annual membership exhibition with 165 pieces on display, through Dec. 19. Open for First Friday Live, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6.

GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC, 220 S.W. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with students and staff performing Christmas music, cider and cookies for shoppers.

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 lessons from the book "Making Color Sing." $5 donation per session. Dues $30 per year.

KING JEWELERS, 221 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-3777. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with a showcase of brilliant custom cut gemstones.

MY LITTLE CORNER CAFE, 124 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with cello music by Charlie Jarvis, accompanied on guitar and vocals by family and guests.

ROGUE VALLEY BREWING SUPPLY, 123 S.W. K St., Grants Pass, 541-295-8700. Open for First Friday Live, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with a Farewell to Sleigh'R party featuring surf rock by The Reverberays, beer specials and samples from Ninkasi Brewing

SANDI'S CANDIES & FUDGERY, 145 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-9112. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, with holiday fudge samples, beer samples from Double Taps Tap Room, and a chance to enter the Stockings for Soldiers giveaway.

SOUTHERN OREGON GUILD GALLERY, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-659-3858. Pre-Holiday Show, new artwork, literary work, jewelry, decorative and useful items by area artists, through Dec. 31.

UNTITLED 2.0, 119 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, www.untitled2gallery.com. Paintings and poetry by Jeffrey Sully, through December Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6.

WILD ROGUE EMPORIUM, 202 S.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-0220. Open for First Friday Live, 6 p.m. Dec. 6, with outdoor karaoke caroling.

Jackson County

ASHLAND GALLERY WALK, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 6, downtown Ashland, 541-488-8430, 877-PLAN-ART. Artists' receptions at downtown galleries.

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

ART & SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-9006. "Songs of the Earth and Sea," mixed media meditations by Marjett Schille, Dec. 6-29; reception 5-8 pm. Dec. 6.

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. "Angels Show, angel art by various artists, Dec. 6-29; "Holiday Treasures," art gifts by local artists, through Dec. 29; reception 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7.

ASHLAND ART CENTER, 357 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2772. "Art With a Heart," collage by Susanne Petermann, mixed media by Marcy Greene and fiber art by Jo Ann Manzone, Dec. 6-29.

ASHLAND ART WORKS, 291 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-4735. Work by gallery artists, ongoing.

ASHLAND CUSTOM FRAME, 340 A St., Ashland, 541-488-2899. Oil paintings by David William, Terry, through January.

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, Art Building, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, 541-212-0292. "People I've Been," self-portrait collages by Syd Rvinsky, "The Politics of Dead Rats," collection of student work, "Acts of Gradual Progression," work by Sheila Lam and Bridget Quinn, "Tiny Art Show," works that are 3-by-3 inches or smaller by SOU students and community members, through Dec. 5.

GALLERIE KARON, 500 A St., Ashland, 541-482-9008. Gifts by the Gifted, artwork by 32 artists, through December.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562. "'Tis the (40th) Season," new work by gallery artists and work by new artists, Dec. 6-29; reception 508 p.m. Dec. 6.

HAVURAH SYNAGOGUE, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-488-7716. "TOWB," the seven days of creation painted in tapestry by Shirley Cunningham, through December.

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

ROGUE GALLERY, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. "Seeing Red," annual members' exhibit, through Dec. 21; "The Natural Perspective," photographs by Judy Benson LaNier, through Jan. 17.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, Ashland, 541-552-6245, sma.sou.edu. "Highlights of the Permanent Collection and Masterworks on Loan," "Together/Juntos," work by Justin Favela; "Excerpts from a Book I'll Never Write," work by V. Maldonado" "Self Help Graphics & Art: A Selection of Prints," through Dec. 14. Suggested $5 admission.

SHEPHERD'S DREAM, 42 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-5439. "Rogue Valley and Beyond," photography by Pat Moore, through December.

STUDIO 151, 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. Mandala art by Kaho Koinuma, mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York, through December.

Douglas County

THE ART GALLERY AT UCC, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4692. "Monsterbet," paintings by Heidi Bruckner, through Dec. 5.

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS ASSOCIATION, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532. "Welcoming," work by young emerging artists, "Line, Form and Life," life and human form drawings by Hans-Dieter Honscheid, "Gallery Northwest," work by Gallery Northwest members, "UVA's Clay Place," ceramic works bu UVA Clay Place students, "Freedom," work by teens from River Rock, Fowler House, Rising Light and the Juvenile Detention Center, through Dec. 24.

LITERARY

Josephine County

BOOK SIGNING, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 21, Josephine County Historical Society Research Library, 512 S.W. Fifth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-7827. Authors Jeannette Dickson, Wally Coleman and Joan Momsen will sign copies of their previously published books.

CHRISTIAN WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP, noon-1:30 p.m. Dec. 10, All the World Christian Center, 237 S.E. G St., Grants Pass (use door between the cleaners and the church), 541-218-5330, writerkate@mail.com. Writers share up to one page of their writing. No membership fee, donations welcome.

POETRY SHARING, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Read or listen to poems. Free, donations welcome.

SOMETHING ABOUT POETRY, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 14, Grants Pass library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. Learn about Pulitzer Prize winner and two-term Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway, write a poem in her style. Free.

AUTHOR INNOVATIVE MARKETING, 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 7, Washington Federal Bank, 290 Union Ave., 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.

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.

ROGUE WRITERS, 5-7 p.m. every other Thursday, Rogue Valley Retirement Center, 1001 N.E. A St., Grants Pass, 541-660-5641. Peer writing group, open to all levels. Call before attending. Free.

Jackson County

POETRY READING, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-488-7716. Rabbi Joshua Boettiger reads from his in-process collection "The Trouble With Omens" and Rabbi David Zaslow reads poems that focus on the soul in the world of time and space. Free.

BOOK CLEARANCE, noon-3:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-6415. Thousands of new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, records and more.

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR, noon-3 p.m. Dec. 8, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. More than 60 successful local author sell books in various genres, give short readings and talks, with prize drawings. Admission is free. For a complete list of authors and a schedule of speakers, visit jcls.org/programs/laf.

MEDFORD LIBRARY BOOK CHAT, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-6415. Book discussion group reads "Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think" by Peter H. Diamond. Free.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Climate: A New Story" by Charles Eisenstein. Free.

GOLD HILL BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 20, Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles St., Gold Hill, 541-855-1994. Book discussion group. Free.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 26, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group. Free.

BOOKS@NOON, noon-1 p.m. Jan. 7, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Readers share about what they're reading.

WINTER READS PROGRAM, through Feb. 29, Jackson County library branches, 541-774-6423, jcls.org. People of all ages can earn bingo squares by completing reading challenges, attending a library program, writing a book review, listening to a book or reading five books of their choice, to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Free.

HOLIDAY

Josephine County

ROGUE WINTERFEST — GALA AND AUCTION, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 5, Evergreen Bank's Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-841-8464, roguewinterfest.org. Catered dinner, local wines, live music, live auction of trees and artwork. Tickets $100, sold out.

ROGUE WINTERFEST — GOLDEN SOCIAL, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 6, Evergreen Bank's Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-841-8464, roguewinterfest.org. Tours of holiday tree displays for ages 55 and older only, with appetizers, beverages, live music Tickets $5, advance registration required.

COSMIC CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass. A display of cosmic wonders, music by advent choir, Tim Wallace and Michelle LeComte, refreshments. Free.

NATIVITY FESTIVAL, 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1969 Williams Highway, Grants Pass. Nativity sets from around the world, plus sets handmade locally or by local individuals, live entertainment, refreshments. Admission free,

HOLIDAY TEA, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Arts Building, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-287-0778. Light luncheon, musical entertainment, raffle, to benefit Three Rivers Medical Center. Tickets $35.

ROGUE WINTERFEST — WEEKEND HOLIDAY EVENTS, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7-8, Evergreen Bank's Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-841-8464, roguewinterfest.org. Holiday tree displays with family activities, live entertainment. Tickets $5 adults, $3 kids 5-17 and seniors 55 and older, $20 family pass for up to six people, sold at the door only.

CHRISTMAS PARADE, 6 p.m. Dec. 7, Sixth Street between K and G streets, Grants Pass, 541-476-7574. Floats, bands, yuletide entertainment. Free.

"A CHRISTMAS STORY" LEG LAMP LIGHTING, 8:15 p.m.-ish, Dec. 7 (after Christmas Parade), Rogue Barbers, 304 S.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-1275. Dancers doing a kick line and showcase of dance skills, live music, lighting of the leg lamp, food and drinks. Free.

ROGUE WINTERFEST — CULINARY CLASSIC AND SILENT AUCTION, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 9, Evergreen Bank's Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-841-8464, roguewinterfest.org. Tastings from area eating establishments, wineries and breweries, with live music by The Rogue Suspects, photo booth and silent auction. Tickets $75, advance reservations required.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 8:30-10 a.m. Dec. 14, Grants Pass Family YMCA. 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. Light pancake breakfast with Santa Claus. Free, photo ID required of nonmembers over 18,

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA, noon Dec. 14, Hawthorne Memorial Gardens, 2300 Upper River Road, Grants Pass, 5410476-5203. Ceremony honors veterans with the placement of wreaths on their graves and a gun salute. Free.

FOSTER & ADOPTIVE PARENT CHRISTMAS MIXER, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 20, The Hiive, 164 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Refreshments, appetizers, games for adults only. Free, bring a $10 or less gift for an exchange.

CHRISTMAS PAST, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 21, Josephine County Historical Society Schmidt House and Barn, 508, S.W. J St., Grants Pass, 541-479-7827. Music and entertainment, make-and-take crafts for kids, Father Christmas, refreshments, Model A auto display (weather permitting). Free.

Jackson County

FESTIVAL OF TREES,10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Dec. 8, Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford, 541-732-6753. More than 60 ornately decorated holiday trees, visits with Santa, activities, Teddy Bear Hospital, entertainment, children's store. Admission $5, free for kids 2 and younger.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Gold Hill City Park, Gold Hill. Holiday lights, Santa, refreshments, caroling. Free.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA, 11 a.m. Dec. 14, Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Road, Eagle Point, 541-826-2511. Ceremony honors veterans with the placement of wreaths on their graves. Free.

A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 29, Beekman House Museum, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville, 541-245-3650. Take tours of holiday decorated historic home, learn about Victorian Christmas traditions and Jacksonville holiday festivities of the late 1800s; tours begin every 15 minutes and last about one hour. Admission $5, not recommended for kids under 7 or 8.

Douglas County

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, 541-957-7010. All kinds of holiday items for sale. Admission $5 or $4 with canned food donation, free for 12 and younger.

FAIRS/FESTS

Jackson County

HANUKKAH FEST, 4 p.m. Dec. 22, Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-488-7716. Latke dinner (for sale), beeswax candle and menorah making for children, dreidel games, communal candle lighting and songs, storytelling. Free.

MISCELLANY

Josephine County

JINGLE BALL BINGO, 7 p.m.-midnight Dec. 7, Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, brownpapertickets.com. Eight games of bingo, drag show revue, with performers from throughout the Northwest, food and bar service. Tickets $25, online; benefits Labyrs Society.

ART SHOW AND MUSIC, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 14, Dorothy Gales Events Centre, 144558 Williams Highway, Williams, 541-846-1850. Visionary art by Timothy White and acoustic music by Windsong & Friends, David Kai and Charles Miller. Free admission.

NEW YEAR'S EVE BINGO, 5-10 pm. Dec. 31, Rogue River Community Center, 132 Broadway, Rogue River, 541-582-0609. Twenty-five games (start at 7 p.m.), plus appetizers, prizes and more.

Jackson County

FILM CENTER OPEN HOUSE, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 6, 389 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-204-0427. Sneak peak at new Ashland Independent Film Festival Film Center, under construction, with short films and works of art by David Piches, meeting with staff. Free.

BENEFIT CELEBRATION, noon-3 p.m. Dec. 7, Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, 541-482-5330, Holiday gift bazaar, silent auction, music and entertainment, by-donation soup, salad, sandwich bar and by-donation dessert bar. Admission free, proceeds benefit Ashland Food Angels project.

HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, noon, Dec. 11 Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-773-6536, 541-774-8679. "The Amazing and All-too-short Career of Sheriff August Singler," twelfth in a year-long history lecture series called "Windows in Time." Free.

ELDING FROST — A WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, 8 p.m. Dec. 21, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Feast, theater, dance party, for 21 and older only. Dance only, $25; theater and dance, $45; feast, theater and dance, $97.

HOLIDAYS AT HANLEY, 10 a.m.-3 p.m Dec. 26, Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, 541-773-6536, sohs.org/holiday. Decorated farmhouse tours with talks about the home's history and holiday traditions. Tours $3-$5, reservations recommended.

HISTORIC BANK TOURS, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 29, Beekman Bank Museum, 110 W. California St. Jacksonville, 541-245-3650. Learn about 19th century banking practices. Free.

CASINOS

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. Captain Blue, through Dec. 8; UFC 245 Viewing Party, Dec. 14; Inner Limits, Dec. 11-15; EC Admas, Dec. 18-22; Roaring into 2020 New Year's Eve Party, Rekless Kompany, Dec. 25-29; Dec. 31; Justin Shandor as Elvis, Jan. 11; Chris Isaak, Feb. 15; Larry The Cable Guy, April 18; karaoke, Mondays and Tuesdays; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

Portland area

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977. The Clairvoyants, Dec. 7; Holiday Wine & Spirits Fair, Dec. 14; New Year's Eve Celebration, Dec. 31; Smokey Robinson, Jan. 18; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

Oregon coast

CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. Phil Vassar & Lonestar, Dec. 6-7; UFC Viewing Party, Dec. 14; Comedy on the Coast, Dec. 20-21; New Year's Eve Under the Big Top, Dec. 31; Three Dog Night, Jan. 10-11; Comedy on the Coast, Jan. 24-25; Dwight Yoakam, Feb. 7-8; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

MILL CASINO, North Bend, 800-953-4800. Festival of Trees, through Dec. 11; Abbacadabra, ABBA tribute, Dec. 31; The Young Bucs, Dec. 31; Journey Unauthorized, Jan. 18; Burns Night Celenbration and Dinner, Feb. 8; Comedy Night, Wednesdays; Trivia Night, Tuesdays and Thursdays; lounge entertainment, Fridays and Saturdays.

THREE RIVERS CASINO, Florence, 541-997-7529. Austin Lindstrom, Jan. 24.

Northern California

ELK VALLEY CASINO, 2500 Howland Hill Road, Crescent City, Calif., 707-464-1020. Roaring 20s New Year's Eve Party, Dec. 31.

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


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