PIANO: Peter Serkin, 12:30 p.m. Friday, Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Free; 541-552-6348.
CLASSICAL PIANO: Benefit piano recital, 3 p.m. Saturday, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Donation at the door; 541-552-6348.
TRAGEDY: "Electra," 8 p.m. today through Saturday, Black Box Theatre, Southern Oregon University, Ashland. $5-$20; 541-552-6348.
COMEDY: "Fools," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, North Valley High School, 6741 Monument Drive. $4-$5; 541-479-3388.
MUSICAL: "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. $30-$38; 541-535-5250.
IMPROV: The Hamazons, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. $15; 541-488-2902.
BOOK & MUSIC: Author Dennis Powers and musician Bob Haworth, 7 p.m. today, Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Free; 541-488-0029.
SPORT: Sportsmen's and Outdoor Recreation Show, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jackson County Expo, Central Point. $1-$8; attheexpo.com.
BEER: Zwicklemania, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Weekend Beer Company, 550 S.W. Sixth St., Suite G. Free; 541-550-0585. For Jackson County events, see oregoncraftbeer.org.
BENEFIT: Black, White & the Blues, 5 p.m. Saturday, Josephine County Fairgrounds. $75; benefits Grants Pass Museum of Art; 541-479-3290.
HISTORY: Holocaust speaker Marthe Cohn, 7 p.m. Tuesday, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. $20; 541-482-2778.
BADFLOWER: "OK, I'm Sick"
GARY CLARK JR.: "This Land"
DREAM THEATER: "Distance Over Time"
JOHN MAYALL: "Nobody Told Me"
TORA TORA: "Bastards of Beale"
Released this week:
LISA GARDNER: "Never Tell"
TOM KING: "Mister Miracle"
JAMES PATTERSON, MAX DILALLO: "The Chef"
PENELOPE SKY: "The Dictator"
"BACKTRACE": An amnesiac robber (Matthew Modine) is convinced to break out of the prison psychiatric ward to relive his memories with the help of a serum and try to find the cash he's stolen while eluding capture (by Sylvester Stallone and Christopher McDonald). R
"OVERLORD": On the eve of D-Day a group of paratroopers are dropped into a Nazi-occupied village to accomplish a mission that gets more and more complicated. R
"ROBIN HOOD": Robin Hood (Taron Egerton) joins a Moorish crusader (Jamie Foxx) against the heavy handed English king and his sheriff. PG-13
"A STAR IS BORN": Oscar-nominated reboot of the story of a fading star (Bradley Cooper) who discovers and falls for a talented young singer (Lady Gaga). But their relationship suffers as their careers move in different directions. R