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NIGHTLIFE

Josephine County

ALIBI TAVERN, 1220 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-2854. Wednesdays, karaoke, 8-11 p.m.

CEDARWOOD SALOON, 1345 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-6160. Dec. 3, DJ Finattik, dance music, 8 p.m.-midnight, no cover.

CORVETTE BAR & GRILL, 1831 N.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-226-2856. Thursdays, karaoke, 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Fridays, Tim Mitchell, acoustic variety, 7-11 p.m.; Saturdays, Steve's DJ and karaoke, 7-11 p.m.; Sundays, karaoke with Judi, 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, DJ Finattik, 7-11 p.m. No cover.

FLESPY'S BAR & GRILL, 670 Fruitdale Drive, Grants Pass, 541-244-1678. Wednesdays and Fridays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

MILL STREET MUG SHOTS, 145 N.E. Mill St., Grants Pass, 541-479-6212. Dec. 2, open mic and karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 4, DJ Finattik, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

OLD BARN TAVERN, 2039 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-0222. Thursdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight; Fridays, DJ dance party, 7-11 p.m.; Saturdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

RASCALS, 20215 Williams Highway, Williams, 541-846-9303. Dec. 4, Return of the Vibes, reggae, 7-10 p.m., $5.

SAM'S CORNER, 6401 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-299-0069. Saturdays, karaoke, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

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SHENANIGANS AT HERB'S, 515 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-476-1668. Thursdays, karaoke, 4:30-11:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, karaoke, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. No cover.

THE SOUND LOUNGE, 225 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-479-0712. Dec. 3, Dead AF and Spunj, experimental, 9 p.m.-midnight, $10, at eventbrite.com; Dec. 4, The Bouray, funk, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover; Dec. 10. Ras Gabriel and the 4Word Band, reggae, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover; Dec. 11, Wisoul, DJs, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover.

THE 238 BAR, 1620 Williams Highway, Grants Pass, 541-507-1447. Thursdays, open mic, 7-10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, DJ, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

WEEKEND BEER COMPANY, 1863 N.W. Washington Blvd., Grants Pass, 541-507-1919. Dec. 5, Yoga Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon, $20, includes a beverage, advance reservations; Tuesdays, trivia, 6-8 p.m. No cover.

WILD RIVER BREWERY AND PIZZA, 249 N. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-3556. Wednesdays, open mic, 5-8 p.m. No cover.

WILD RIVER PUB, 533 N.W. F St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4456. Dec. 16 acoustic jam, 6-8 p.m. No cover.

Jackson County

BELLA UNION, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1770. Dec. 2, Paul Jenny, acoustic variety, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 3, Nick Garrett-Powell, acoustic variety, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 4, Nick & Shae, rock, blues, jazz, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 9, David Pinsky & Phil Newton, acoustic blues, 7-9 p.m. No cover.

THE BLACK SHEEP, 51 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6414. Dec. 3, Levity Circus Collective, aerial silk dancing, 9-10:30 p.m., $5; Dec. 5, Bekkah McAlvage, acoustic folk, country, bluegrass, 7-9 p.m.; Thursdays, karaoke, 8:30-10:30 p.m., no cover; Sundays, Celtic music session, 2-5 p.m., no cover; Tuesdays, open mic hosted by Robbie Dacosta, 7:30-9:30 p.m., no cover; Wednesdays, Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m., no cover.

BOOMTOWN SALOON, 105 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-702-2252. Wednesdays, acoustic open mic, 8-10 p.m. No cover.

CALLAHAN'S MOUNTAIN LODGE, 7100 Old Highway 99 S, Interstate 5 Exit 6, south of Ashland, 541-482-1299. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, John Hollis, acoustic variety, 5-8 p.m. No cover.

CHADWICKS PUB AND SPORTS BAR, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-770-1234. Dec. 3-4, Comedy Club, 8-10 p.m., $15.

DOWNTOWN MARKET CO., 231 E. Main St., Medford, 541-973-2233. Dec. 3 and Dec. 5, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic variety, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. No cover.

GRAPE STREET BAR & GRILL, 31 S. Grape St., Medford, 541-500-8881. Dec. 3-4, Saucy, rock, pop, funk, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 10, The Reverberays, surf rock, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 11, Gypsy Gillis, rock, blues, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dec, 15, Rogue Blues Society jam, hosted by Peter Cipes Band, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 18, Blowin' Smoke, country, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

THE GROWLER GUYS, 345 Lithia Way, Ashland, 541-708-0827. Dec. 9, Game Night, 6 p.m. No cover.

HEMI AND HOGS BAR & GRILL, 100 E. Jackson St., Medford, 458-225-9288. Dec. 3, live music, 8-11 p.m.; Thursdays, live band karaoke, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

JEFFERSON SPIRITS, 404 E. Main St., Medford, 541-500-1349. Dec. 2, The Brothers Reed, acoustic indie folk pop, 6-8:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, Danielle Kelly Trio, soul, R&B, 6-8 p.m.; Sundays, open mic with Robbie Dacosta, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

JOHNNY B'S ROCKIN' DINER, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 458-226-2722. Dec. 2, Comedy Night, with Freeway Farrell, Nic Lanier, David Ledbetter and Chaz Logan Hyde, 9 p.m., no cover; Dec. 3, Steven, Outside the Deerfence, 8:30-11:30 p.m., no cover; Dec. 4, Takilma, eclectic rock, with Mr. Bee opening, 8-11 p.m., no cover; Dec. 8, The Toasters, ska, with Step It Up and Go opening, 8-11 p.m., $10 at brownpapertickets.com; Dec. 9, Wayward Blues & Co., rock, 8-11 p.m., no cover; Tuesdays, open mic and jam, 8-11 p.m., no cover.

LUCKY'S, 336 Second Ave., Gold Hill, 541-855-5547. Dec. 5, Rock Candy, rock, blues, 4-8 p.m.; Saturdays, karaoke, 6-10 p.m.; Wednesdays, karaoke, 5-9 p.m. No cover.

LOCAL 31 PUB, 31 Water St., Ashland, 541-708-6813, Dec. 3, The Shaky Harlots, garage rock, with Template, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, $5; Wednesdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover.

THE MINERS' BAZAAR, 235E. California St., Jacksonville, 541-702-2380. Dec. 4, dried floral wreath workshop, 2-4 p.m., $65, advance reservations.

ROCKY TONK SALOON & GRILL, 333 E. Main St., Medford, 541-973-2887. Dec. 3, Billy Lund and Whiskey Weekend, country, with Highway Bound, country, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 17, Ugly Sweater Party, with music by Highway Bound, country, 9 p.m.-midnight.

THE ROGUE GRAPE, 515 Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville, 541-622-8622. Dec. 6, Adam Gabriel, acoustic variety, 6-8 p.m., no cover; Dec. 9, Ugly Sweater & Adults-Only Cookie Decorating Party, 5-9 p.m., no cover. Dec. 30, Bubbles & Frommage, $30, advance reservations.

THE TALENT CLUB, 114 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-2721, talentclublive.com. Dec. 3-4, Petty Thievery, Tom Petty tribute, 8 p.m.-midnight, $20 at ticketleap.com; Dec. 12, Stillhouse Junkies, original roots, blues, funk, soul, bluegrass, 8 p.m.-midnight, $15, at ticketleap.com.

WINERIES

Josephine County

AUGUSTINO ESTATE VINEYARDS, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-1881. Dec. 4, David Cahalan, acoustic variety, 1-4 p.m. No cover.

SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9985. Dec. 3, Adam Gabriel, acoustic variety, 5-8 p.m. No cover.

Jackson County

ANCHOR VALLEY WINE CELLAR, 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville, 541-702-2355. Dec. 10, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic variety, 5-7 p.m. No cover, call for reservations.

BELLE FIORE WINERY, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland, 541-552-4900. Dec. 2, Shine Swing Duo, jazz, swing, 5:307:30 p.m.; Dec. 3, Blades of Grass, bluegrass, folk, Americana, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dec. 4, Tim Church, acoustic variety, 1-3 p.m., Not Too Shabby, rock, blues, jazz, pop, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dec. 5, Rod Petrone, classical and jazz guitar, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 8, Phil Reed, acoustic indie folk pop, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 9, Jon Galfano, acoustic soft rock, easy listening, 5:30-7:30 p.m. No cover, call for reservations.

DANCIN' VINEYARDS, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford, 541-245-1133. Dec. 16, Paul Turnipseed, jazz, blues guitar, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 17, David Cahalan, acoustic variety, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

DUNBAR FARMS, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-414-3363. Dec. 3, Connor Reese, acoustic variety, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Music is on the porch, no cover.

EDENVALE WINERY, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, 541-512-2955, ext. 2. Dec. 18, Children's Christmas Tea, activities, snacks, treats, $20 per child, advance reservations.

HUMMINGBIRD ESTATE, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point, 541-930-2650. Dec. 4, Shine Swing Duo, jazz, sing, 3-5 p.m. No cover.

NAUMES SUNCREST WINERY, 1950 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-608-1755. Dec. 4, The Giantess Duo, dream rock, blues, jazz, 2-5 p.m. No cover.

ASCHAL WINERY, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957. Dec. 9, Jefferson Classical Guitar Society, 6-8 p.m., No cover.

RELLIK WINERY, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, 541-499-0449. Dec. 4, Lilli Waron, 4-6 p.m.; ec. 5, New VCintage Jazz, 4-6 p.m. Music is outside, no cover, call for reservations.

ROXYANN WINERY, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. Dec. 3, The Roadsters, classic rock, 6-8 p.m., $7-$10; Dec. 10, The Brothers Reed, ; Dec. 12, Paul Schmeling Quartet, jazz, standards, 3-5 p.m., $5; Dec. 18, holiday wine pairing with music by Dirty Cello, blues and bluegrass, 6-8 p.m., $75. Call for reservations or reserve tickets online.

SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville, 541-899-9120. Dec. 4, Holly Gleason, urban folk, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 8, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic variety, 6-8 p.m. No cover. Call for reservations.

STONERIVER VINEYARD, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent, 541-631-9583. Dec. 4, Wild & Blue, country, gospel, light rock, 2-4 p.m. No cover. Call for reservations.

TRIUM WINES, 203 E. Main St., Talent, 541-625-9100. Dec. 3, The High Bushy Tails Quartet, folk, Americana, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

MUSIC

Josephine County

ROBERT CRAY, 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.org. Blues, for ages 21 and older. Tickets $45 general, $55 reserved, VIP package available.

MESSIAH SING-ALONG, 3 p.m Dec. 5, River Valley Church, 405 N.E. Sixth St., Grats Pass, 541-955-4833. Community singers join a small orchestra and soloists to perform Handel's classic Christmas music, followed by holiday carols. Free.

GRANTS PASS HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT HOLIDAY CONCERTS, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-474-5710. High school bands, choir and orchestra present a program of holiday and seasonal music. Open to the public, masks required.

PIGS ON THE WING, 8 p.m. Dec. 11, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.org. Pink Floyd tribute band, for ages 21 and older. Tickets $25 general.

MUSIC4KIDS CHRISTMAS RECITAL, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Rivers of Life Four Square Church, 450 S.W. J St., Grants Pass. Students perform seasonal songs. Free.

SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERTS, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass. A program of holiday and seasonal music by the middle school orchestra (6 p.m.) and band (7:30 p.m.). Free, masks required.

BRUCE COCKBURN, 8 p.m. Dec. 14, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.org. Folk singer songwriter, for ages 21 and older. Tickets $35 general, $45 and $55 reserved.

SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, South Middle School, 350 W. Harbeck Road, Grants Pass. A program of holiday and seasonal music. Free, masks required.

TAYLOR RED, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-479-2199, jococoncerts.org. Identical triplets showcase sibling harmony and multi-instrumentalist skills performing country and pop music. Tickets by subscription — $75 adults, $10 students, $160 families — to Josephine County Community Concerts. Call for availability.

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY — MASTERWORKS 4: TRIANGLE OF LOVE, 3 p.m. Jan. 23, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-708-6400, rvsymphony.org. Pianist Vijay Venkatesh joins the orchestra to perform work by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Tickets $18, $24, $30, $38, $46. Or watch a digital recording of it at noon Jan. 28 for $20 per person.

DIEGO FIGUEIREDO, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-479-2199, jococoncerts.org. Brazilian jazz guitarist. Tickets by subscription — $75 adults, $10 students, $160 families — to Josephine County Community Concerts. Call for availability.

SONS OF SERENDIP, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-479-2199, jococoncerts.org. Quartet offers fresh interpretations of popular music with unique instrumentation. Tickets by subscription — $75 adults, $10 students, $160 families — to Josephine County Community Concerts. Call for availability.

Jackson County

FRIDAY MUSIC SHOWCASE, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays, online through Oregon Center for the Arts, 541-552-6101, oca-sou.edu. Music appreciation course, with concerts by various musicians. Free. Winter break Dec. 10-Jan. 3; concerts resume Jan. 7.

OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 4, Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford, 541-956-0618. Acoustic music for all ages. Admission by donation. Masks required.

SOU SPECTRUM CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland, 450 S. Mountain Ave., oca.sou.edu. A sampling of ensembles from the SOU music program, plus SOU music students and alumni. Free.

ROGUE VALLEY CHORALE, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Vocal group performs the Christmas movement from Handel's Messiah, with the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra playing period instruments and soloists. Tickets $25 adults, $10 students and children.

SOU CHAMBER CHOIR, 3 p.m. Dec. 5, SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland, 450 S. Mountain Ave., oca.sou.edu. Seasonal concert of carols from around the world. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free for full-time SOU faculty, staff and students, free to livestream.

JAKE SHIMABUKURO — CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Ukulele master brings joy to the world with a holiday show. Tickets $39, $42, $45 adults, $28, $31, $34 ages 22 and younger.

SISKIYOU SINGERS, online concert, starting Dec. 10, siskiyousingers.org. The Siskiyou Singers, under the direction of Mark Reppert, perform "The Most Wonderful Time," a program of holiday pieces in a wide range of styles to celebrate the hope and spirit of the season. Free, donations welcome.

ANGELA CHENG & ALVIN CHOW, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Siskiyou Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Tutunov Piano Series continues its 10th anniversary season with the duo-piano performance of selectionss from by Brahms, Dvorak, Copland, Hirtz, Milhaud, Debussy and Ravel. Tickets $25 general, $20 seniors.

"THE GREAT RANDALL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11, 2 p.m Dec. 12, Ghostlight Playhouse, 115 E. Main St., Medford, 541-690-8810, randalltheatre.com. A holiday celebration in the style of the classic Christmas specials from decades gone by. Tickets $20 per person for in-house, $15 per household for livestream viewing.

"WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE," 2 p.m. Dec. 18, Ghostlight Playhouse, 115 E. Main St., Medford, 541-690-8810, randalltheatre.com. An unusual Christmas card inspires Lauren James to discover its meaning by searching through cards from her past, with live performance and video. $15 per person for in-house, $10 per household for livestream viewing.

SOUTHERN OREGON REPERTORY SINGERS, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 3 p.m. Dec. 19, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-0900. repsingers.org. "The Waiting Sky" program features music from the Renaissance to the present by both well-known and emerging composers. Tickets $25. Masks, proof of vaccination and photo ID required.

TOMASEEN FOLEY'S "A CELTIC CHRISTMAS," 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. A showcase of Irish stories, dance and sing, featuring a cast of champion dancers and musicians. Tickets $32, $35, $38 adults, $22, $25, $278 youth.

WINTER SOUNDWALK, through 9 p.m. Jan. 6, downtown Ashland, rogueworldmusic.org. Stream or download an audio stream of 12 music groups from around the world, along with a map, for a self-guided, interactive tour of visual installations of art. Free.

THE PIANO MEN, WITH JIM WITTER, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Music of the 1970s from the songbooks of Billy Joel and Elton John. Tickets $33, $35, $38 adults, $22, $25, $28 ages 22 and younger.

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY — MASTERWORKS 4: TRIANGLE OF LOVE, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland; 3 p.m. Jan. 22, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-708-6400, rvsymphony.org. Pianist Vijay Venkatesh joins the orchestra to perform work by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Tickets for Ashland concert: $36, $32, $48, $58; Tickets for Medford concert: $18, $32, $36, $44, $52. Or watch a digital recording of it at noon Jan. 28 for $20 per person.

JESSE COOK, 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Guitarist and his band present rhythm and rhumba. Tickets $29, $32, $35 adults, $20, $23, $26 ages 22 and younger.

SO PERCUSSION, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Siskiyou Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6154, chambermusicconcerts.org. Percussion ensemble performs work by modern, contemporary composers. Tickets $45 and $36 reserved, $10 SOU faculty and staff, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders.

Douglas County

UMPQUA SINGERS, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Centerstage Theatre, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4691. Holiday music.

UCC CONCERT BAND, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4691. Holiday music.

Oregon coast

FLORENCE WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Jan. 28-29. Florence Events Center, Florence. 541-997-1994, wintermusicfestival.org. Bands play bluegrass, new and traditional folk, Americana, plus workshops, jam sessions, food and drink. Lineup includes Growling Old Men, Appalachian Road Show, Kristen Grainger and True North, Karla Bonoff. Early bird tickets (until Nov. 30): $35 for Friday night, $25 for Saturday afternoon, $44 for Saturday night, $87 for two-day pass; regular prices (starting Dec. 1): $42 for Friday night, $31 for Saturday afternoon, $49 for Saturday night, $98 for two-day pass;

ON STAGE

Josephine County

"THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL," 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m Sundays, Dec. 3-19, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. A quirky family rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas with help from an even quirkier angel. Tickets $18. Masks required.

"NUTCRACKER BALLET," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 2 p.m. Dec. 12, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Dec. 19, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-476-4641, gpnutcracker.org. Stillpoint Productions presents its holiday classic. Opening night tickets are $10 for all seats, in advance only. For other performances, Section A tickets are $15 all seats, Section B tickets are $12 adults, $10 youth 3-17 and seniors 62 and older. On sale online or at Shop River Rock and at the door (except opening night).

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 per person for show and five-course meal; reservations required.

Jackson County

THE HAMAZONS — "A HOLIDAY CLASSIC," 2 and 8 p.m Dec. 11, 3 p.m. Dec. 13, Belview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, hamazons.com. Unscripted improvisational comedy inspired by such films as "It's a Wonderful Life," "Miracle of 34th Street" and "A Christmas Carol." Tickets $15, in advance only.

"CHRISTMAS, CONTIGO," 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. various days, through Dec. 31, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, oregoncabaret.com. Holiday story set in a Cuban neighborhood in Hialeah, Florida, with themes of family, the immigrant experience and memories. Tickets $29, $39 and $43.

"ELF — THE MUSICAL," 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 31, Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-5250, camelottheatre.org. An orphan raised on the North Pole tracks down his real family in New York City. Tickets $33-$38.

"THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 2, Collaborative Theater Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055, ctpmedford.org. A magical holiday adventure based on the C.S. Lewis classic. Tickets $30 adults, $25 seniors and students, online and by phone.

"IT'S CHRISTMAS, CAROL," 7 p.m. evenings, 3 p.m. Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. all other matinees, Wednesdays through Sundays, through Jan. 2 (contact for exact schedule), Angus Bowmer Theatre, Ashland, 800-219-8161, osfashland.org. Three ghosts take a miserly businesswoman through time and space to reckon with how she's abandoned humanity for hollow capitalism. Tickets $35-$80. Masks, photo ID and proof of vaccination — or recent negative COVID test results — required.

"SPOTLIGHT ON BOBBY DARIN," 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 7-30, Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-5250, camelottheatre.org. Showcase of the singer's greatest hits, including "Beyond the Sea," "Splish Splash" and "Mack the Knife." Tickets $20-$38; 8 p.m. Jan. 6 preview is $20.

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Improvised comedy and song based on audience suggestions. Tickets $47, $50, $53.

FRIENDS THE MUSICAL PARODY, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Loving lampoon of the popular TV sitcom, for mature audiences. Tickets $32, $35, $38.

Douglas County

"2021 CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW," 6 p.m Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 3-19, Grand Victorian Theatre, 828 N. Old Pacific Highway, Myrtle Creek, 541-863-5000, grandvictoriantheatre.com. Variety show with Christmas skits and sing-alongs served with a four-course dinner. Tickets $60 adults, $30 children under 14.

"ELF — THE MUSICAL," 7 p.m. Dec. 9-11, Dec. 15, Dec. 17-18, 2 p.m. Dec. 12, Dec. 18-19, Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, 541-673-2125, uact-theatre.com. An orphan raised on the North Pole tracks down his real family in New York City. Tickets $15 adults, $10 children 12 and younger. Masks required.

CHILD'S PLAY

Josephine County

KINDERMUSIK JINGLE JANGLE PLAYDATE, 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 19, Music4Kids Learning Center, 141 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-582-0123, www.music4kids.com. Class is full. Interactive music, dance and play class for ages 18 months to 7 years, with a participating adult; includes a craft and a Kindermusik CD and instrument for each child. $20 per child, $5 per sibling, advance reservations online.

Jackson County

SCIENCEWORKS, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6767, scienceworksmuseum.org. Exhibits and activities related to energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; attendance is limited, masks required; order tickets in advance online or by phone; admission $8-$12.50, $3 every first Sunday. Free online activities also available.

ART

Josephine County

GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-A S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. "Holiday Creations," work by more than a dozen gallery artists, through December. Open for First Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 3.

GLASS FORGE GALLERY AND STUDIO, 501 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-0815. Open for glass-blowing demonstrations. Call to schedule.

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. "Reclaimed Creations," sculptures of animals in motion by Sayaka Ganz, through Dec. 18. Open for First Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 3.

SOUTHERN OREGON GUILD GALLERY, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-659-3858. Work by gallery members, ongoing.

Jackson County

ASHLAND GALLERY WALK, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 3, downtown Ashland, 541-488-8430, ashlandgalleries.com. Artists' receptions at downtown galleries.

THIRD FRIDAY ART WALK, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 17, throughout Medford. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free.

AMERICAN TRAILS, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2553. Arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, ongoing.

ART & SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-9006. "Sunrise, Sunset," work by gallery artists, Dec. 3-24; exhibit open house 10 a.m. -7 p.m. Dec. 3. Exhibits also accessible on the gallery's website and YouTube channel.

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

ART PRESENCE ART CENTER, 206 Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-899-3759, art-presence.org. "Angels Show," artwork depicting angels by various artists, Dec. 3-26.

ASHLAND ART WORKS, 291 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-4735. Holiday Showcase. unique gift items by local artists, including hand painted sil scarves, sterling silver jewelry, ceramic work, cutting boards, note cards, through December.

ENCLAVE STUDIO, 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-301-5738. Painting, sculpture and mixed media by Gabriel Mark Lipper, Nicole Wasgatt, Corey Kahn, Inger Nova Jorgensen and Robyn Forsyth, ongoing.

FIBER ARTS COLLECTIVE, 37 N. Third St., Ashland, fiberartscollective.com. Work by about 30 artists, including sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering and felting, collage, painting, printing, stenciling, beading and assemblage pieces.

GALLERIE KARON, 300 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-9008. "Gifts by the Gifted," showcase of work by more than 30 artists, from African and Asian works, jewelry and poetry books to stuffed animals, all suitable for holiday gifts, Dec. 2-31.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562. Gallery Artist Gift Salon, works by gallery artists suitable for holiday gifts, Dec. 2-24. Exhibits also accessible on the gallery's website.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland, 541-482-1983. Work by gallery artists, ongoing.

PROJECT SPACE GALLERY, 106 Talent Ave., Suite 5, Talent, 541-621-7767. Work by Sarah Burns and Julian Bell, ongoing.

ROGUE GALLERY, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. "6x6 Art Show," mixed media on small wood panels by gallery artists, through Dec. 3; "About Space," annual members' exhibit, through Dec. 23; new art by gallery members, through Dec. 22; "Light Waves," mixed media works by Wendy Hines, through Jan. 7.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, Ashland, 541-552-6245, sma.sou.edu. "A Shrine for a Shrine," paintings, collages and assemblages by Bruce Burris, accompanied by two essays from Oregon-based arts writers Patrick Collier and Bean Gilsdorf; and "We Take the Long Way," work by neurodiverse artists, through Dec. 9. Admission free, suggested $5 donation.

STUDIO 151, 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. Mixed media sculptural work by Elizabeth York, ongoing. All proceeds support York's Shine a Light organization, raising awareness about, preventing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking.

Douglas County

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS CENTER, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532. 2021 Members' Exhibit and pieces from the permanent collection, through Dec. 23.

LITERARY

Josephine County

BOOK SIGNING, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3, In His Timeframe, 139 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1541. Illustrator Linda Gray signs copies of the new children's book "Mike O'Rhiza: Earth's Best Friend" by Michael Amaranthus.

BOOK READING & SIGNING, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 11, Weekend Beer Company, 1863 N.W, Washington Blvd., Grants Pass, 541-507-1862. Author Michael Amaranthus and illustrator Linda Gray read from and sign copies of their new children's book "Mike O'Rhiza: Earth's Best Friend." Free.

NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB, through Nov. 30, through Josephine Community Library Facebook group, josephinelibrary.org. Weekly discussion group reads "The Wrong Kind of Indian" by J.C. Mehta, with discussion questions posted every Saturday. Free.

ROGUE WRITERS, 5-7 p.m. every other Thursday, Grants Pass, 541-660-6150, cpitts2575@charter.net. Peer writing group, open to all levels. Call for meeting date and location. Free.

Jackson County

ROGUE READS, December through February, through Jackson County Library Services, jcls.org. Reading program encourages readers of all ages to read and discuss the same books. This year's program features titles related to themes of indigeneity, community and the environment. Free.

FREE BOOKS, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 1-7 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 2-23, Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-864-8850. An assortment of free books suitable for holiday gifts.

BOOKS@NOON, noon-1 p.m. Dec. 7, online, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Readers share about what they're reading, via Zoom; free, advance registration.

EAGLE POINT BOOK CLUB, 2-3:15 p.m. Dec. 7 jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Dispatches From Pluto" by Richard Grant, via Zoom. Free.

MEDFORD LIBRARY BOOK CHAT, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Book discussion group reads The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd, via Zoom. Free.

GOLD HILL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 17, jcls.org, 541-855-1994. Book discussion group reads "Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles, via Zoom; free, advance registration.

RANDOM FANDOM, 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 18, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group discuss "Stranger Things," via Zoom. Free.

TWEEN BOOK CLUB, 2-3 p.m. Dec. 18, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Fangirl Vol. 1: The Manga" by Sam Maggs (adapter) and Rainbow Rowell (author), via Zoom, for ages 11-18, Free.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 28, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent" by Isabel Wilerson, via Zoom. Free.

HOLIDAY

Josephine County

ROGUE WINTERFEST — VIRTUAL GALA & GRAND AUCTION, 7 p.m Dec. 2, online, through roguewinterfest.org. Twenty elaborately decorated holiday trees and a grand gingerbread house, all designed by local artists, are up for bidding, to benefit three Josephine County mental health agencies. It's free to participate.

ROGUE WINTERFEST — VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION, Dec. 2-5, online, through roguewinterfest.org. Online bidding for unique experiences and items, to benefit three Josephine County mental health agencies. It's free to participate.

DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING, 7-7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Holiday Plaza, Fifth and G streets, Grants Pass. Holiday festivities, with Santa arriving via Zoom at 7:15 p.m. and the tree lighting at 7:30 p.m.

LIGHT SHOW WITH SANTA, 6-8 p.m Dec. 3, Moose Lodge, 330 Merlin Ave., Merlin, 541-659-0579. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, homemade goodies for sale, donations of nonperishable food for the local food bank.

COMMUNITY NATIVITY FESTIVAL, 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m Dec. 4, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1969 Williams Highway, Grants Pass. Display of hundreds of Nativity sets from around the world. Free.

VINTAGE TOY & TRAIN SHOW & SWAP MEET, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4, Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass, 845-518-5490. Vendors show and sell a variety of vintage items. Admission $5.

CHRISTMAS ON THE MIDWAY, 5-10:30 p.m. daily, Dec. 5-26, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-476-3215. Drive-thru display of holiday decorations and lights. Free.

COMMUNITY HOLIDAY EVENT, 4-7 p.m. Dec. 11, Illinois Valley Visitor Center parking lot, 201 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-3326. Santa and Mrs. Claus distribute goody bags and gifts to families in need. pose for photos. Free.

GRANTS PASS CHRISTMAS PARADE, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Sixth and Seventh streets from D to K streets, 541-244-8013. Floats, music groups, Santa, with the theme "It's a Wonderful Life." Free.

WINTER WONDERLAND, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11-12, Dec. 18-19, Wildlife Images, 11845 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-0222. Animal experiences, holiday lights, photos with Santa, warm beverages and snacks. Admission $16 adults, $14 seniors, $9 children.

LAST MINUTE GIFT SALE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 18, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-476-3215. More than 50 vendors with holiday gift items and decor, hourly door prizes. Free admission.

CHRISTMAS PAST, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 18, Schmidt Gardens, Gazebo and barn, 508 S.W. Fifth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-7827, 541-479-5398. Learn about German holiday traditions, meet Kris Kringle, enjoy cookies and cider. Free; tour of the Schmidt House not available.

Jackson County

POINSETTIA FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Ashland Greenhouses, 650 E. Ashland Lane, Ashland, 541-482-2866. Large poinsettia display, festive music, photo booth, candy guessing game, raffle ticket for prizes with each purchase. Free admission.

HOLIDAY MARKET, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4, Rogue River Community Center, 132 Broadway St., Rogue River, 541-582-0609. Original artwork, crafts, holiday decor, jewelry, tea and coffee, baked goods, gift items. Free admission.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS PARADE, 10 a.m. Dec. 4, California Street, Jacksonville, 541-899-8118. Floats, costumed characters, bands, animals, vintage vehicles and more. Free.

WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 4, Pear Blossom Park Blocks, North Bartlett Street, Medford. Holiday tree lighting, coloring contest, photos with Santa, live performances, candy cane hunt (4:30 p.m.), booths and activities, fireworks.Free.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS, 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Pine Street and City Hall, Central Point, 541-664-3221, ext, 130, centralpointoregon.gov/parksrec.Parade, tree lighting (6 p.m), Santa's workshop, Christmas crafts, hot cocoa and goodies. Free.

BREW POP & SANTA FEST, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 10, 2-8 p.m. Dec. 11, Jackson County Expo, attheexpo.com. Craft brbews and selzters to sample. Tickets $5 for six tastes, $10 for cup and six tastes.

HOLIDAY MARKET, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 11-12, Applegate Lodge, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate, 541-846-6082. Local products and crafts by area artists and artisans, food vendors, live music, games for kids, virtual Santa photo booth

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND COCOA, 7 p.m. Dec. 17-18 and Dec. 23, meet at Santo Community center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford., 541-774-2400 Driving tour of Christmas lights displays. $19 per person.

A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 19, Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville, 541-245-3650, historicjacksonville.org. Costumed docents share the Victorian origins of popular Christmas traditions and observances, stories of Beekman and Jacksonville holiday festivities in the late 1800s. Tours $5 per person, reservations encouraged; masks required. A Christmas bazaar will be held on the grounds at the same times; bazaar admission is free.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, 4-6 p.m. through Jan. 2, downtown Ashland, 541-482-3486. Lighting of downtown holiday lights. Free.

WINTER SOUNDWALK, through 9 p.m. Jan. 6, downtown Ashland, rogueworldmusic.org. Stream or download an audio stream of 12 music groups from around the world, along with a map, for a self-guided, interactive tour of visual installations of art. Free.

Douglas County

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3-4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, 541-957-7010. Holiday items. Admission i$5, $4 with canned food donation, free for 12 and younger.

Portland area

ZOOLIGHTS, through Jan. 9, Oregon Zoo, Portland. oregonzoo.org/zoolights. Walk-through and drive-thru display of more than 1.5 million lights. Tickets are entry-times and must be purchased in advance. Drive-thru is $65 per car; walk-thru is $24 for adults, $19 for kids 2-11.

MISCELLANY

Josephine County

FILM SCREENING, 6-7 p.m. Dec. 2, Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Road, Selma. Showing of "Sagebrush to Sea: A Journey Across the Siskiyou Crest," about a 200-mile backpack from Mount Ashland to Crescent Beach. Free.

SOUTHERN OREGON FLEA MARKET, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 18, Commercial Building, Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, 541-295-5986. More than 100 tables of items. Admission free.

FRONT PORCH QUILT SHOW, online, ongoing, msquilters.com. Members of the Mountain Stars Quilters Guild show quilts, with a different theme each month. November is "Thankful for November."

WESTERN DANCE, 6-10 p.m. Fridays, Ralph's Place, 4570 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-291-0114. Live western music and dance. $5 donation.

BINGO, games at noon Sundays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Arts & Crafts Building, Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, 541-415-9000, 541-476-3215. $10 buy in. Check Friends of Jo Co Fairgrounds Bingo Facebook page for COVID-19 updates.

Jackson County

ONLINE AUCTION, Dec. 4-14, through the Rogue Gallery, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118, roguegallery.org. Original artwork, jewelry, travel packages, restaurant offerings, ceramics, Northwest wines, other donated items.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ART DAY, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 11, Rogue Gallery, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. Art projects, art scavenger hunt for families; children must be accompanied by an adult; free, materials provided, advance registration.

SOUTHERN OREGON FLEA MARKET, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 19, Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford, 541-295-5986. Up to 75 vendors set up outdoors in the parking lot. Admission $1.

ASHLAND ROTARY CENTENNIAL ICE RINK, Thursday-Sunday, through Feb. 21, Nutley Street and Winburn Way, Lithia Park, Ashland, 541-488-5340 (before Nov. 20) 541-552-2258 (after Nov. 20), ashland.or.us/icerink. Outdoor ice rink open to the public. Admission $5 adults, $4 ages 6-13, free for 5 and younger. Check online schedule for free skate hours, lessons, hockey times before heading out.

SOCIAL DANCING, 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Central Point. Live music by Darren Kuykendall, no partners required. Admission $5-$6, free for first-time visitors. Call Joyce, 541-727-7070.

BINGO, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Rogue River Community Center, 132 Broadway St., Rogue River, 541-582-0609. Regular games and specials with prizes, starting at 4 p.m. Masks required.

CASINOS

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. Let's Glow New Year's Eve Party, Dec. 31; Justin Shandor as Elvis, Jan. 8; Daughtry, Jan. 15; Larry The Cable Guy, Feb. 11; Foghat, Aug. 20.

Portland area

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977. New Year's Eve Celebration, Dec. 31.

Oregon coast

CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. UFC 269 Watch Party, Dec. 11; Comedy on the Coast, Dec. 17-18; Let's Glow Crazy New Year's Eve Party, Dec. 31; DJ dance music, Fridays and Saturdays, ongoing.

MILL CASINO, North Bend, 800-953-4800. UFC 269 Watch Party, Dec. 11.

THREE RIVERS CASINO, Coos Bay 541-808-9209.

THREE RIVERS CASINO, Florence, 541-997-7529. .

Northern California

ELK VALLEY CASINO, 2500 Howland Hill Road, Crescent City, Calif., 707-464-1020.

LUCKY 7 CASINO, 350 N. Indian Road, Smith River, Calif., 707-487-7777. Curtis Salgado, Dec. 3.; Fridays, live music, ongoing.

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


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