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Many entertainment venues are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Some events are being held online. Others are subject to last-minute scheduling changes due to ever-changing measures to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

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MUSIC

Jackson County

SOU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, livestream, oca.sou.edu. Performance of "Evolution" on the Oregon Center for the Arts YouTube channel. Free.

MUREL GARCIA-HART, Nov. 20, livestream, oca.sou.edu. Soprano presents "The Realm of Song," her master's recital on the Oregon Center for the Arts YouTube channel. Free.

WOMEN OF BROADWAY, 5 p.m. Dec. 5, livestream, via osfashland.org. Vanessa Williams performs Broadway showtunes, pop songs, personal stories, broadcast from the Schubert Virtual Studios in Manhattan. Tickets $30, proceeds benefit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

"A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER," A TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE OF OREGON HOLIDAY CONCERT, 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-12, Dec. 18-19, 3 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. A song-and-dance revue featuring 14 current TMTO and alumni cast members performing holiday music from Broadway and Hollywood. All seats $25.

ON STAGE

Josephine County

"THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16-19, 2 p.m. Dec. 20, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. Heartfelt and touching comedy about the importance of family during the holidays. With live shows to limited audiences and livestreamed online. Tickets to live show are $18 singles, $60 for groups of four; tickets for livestream are $15 for one-two viewers, $30 for three-four viewers, $50 for groups of five or more.

Jackson County

— CANCELED — "SCROOGE IN ROGUE," Nov. 19-Dec. 31, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. When the cast of 20 fall ill from food poisoning, the three remaining actors soldier on by playing every role in a musical version of "A Christmas Carol." Tickets $25, $36, $39.

— CANCELED — "HARVEY," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-21, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055. An eccentric man has a companion no one else can see: a 6-foot tall rabbit. All seats $25, reserve tickets by phone; face coverings required.

"THE CAROLYN BRYANT PROJECT," streaming, through Nov. 22, centerfornewperformance.org. A 2018 drama by OSF Artistic Director Nataki Garrett and Andrea LeBlanc conjures the specter of Emmett Till's 1955 murder Free.

"THIS IS WHO I AM," various dates and times, Nov. 29-Dec. 27, performed and broadcast live, get link at osfashland.org. An estranged father and son reunite over Zoom. Tickets $15 per individual, $30 per household.

CHILD'S PLAY

Josephine County

"I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY" STORYBOOK WALK, through November, starting from The Emporium, 202 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. Families can stroll downtown on their own time and pace to read a story depicted in store windows; each chapter directs readers to the next location. Free; see josephinelibrary.org for more info and a printable map.

"STONE SOUP" STORYBOOK WALK, through November, starting from City Hall. 222 Lister St. Cave Junction, 541-592-4778. Families can stroll downtown on their own time and pace to read a story depicted in store windows; each chapter directs readers to the next location. Free; see josephinelibrary.org for more info and a printable map.

Jackson County

PINE STREET BOOK READ CHALLENGE, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 5, downtown Central Point, 541-664-3228. Read "It's Christmas, David," by David Shannon depicted in storybook pages displayed in the windows of downtown businesses. Free.

ART

Josephine County

GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-B S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. Artifical pumpkins turned into works of art by gallery members, through November.

Jackson County

ART & SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-9006. "Back to the Garden," mixed media paintings by Marjett Schille, through Nov. 28.

ART PRESENCE, 206 Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-899-3759, art-presence.org. "Season of Cheer," holiday treasures show, through Dec. 27, get virtual tour online; "Angels Show," Dec. 3-27.

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

GALLERIE KARON, 500 A St., Ashland, 541-482-9008. "Out of Africa, Out of Ash," photography by Judy Benson La Nier, who was burned out of her home studio by the Sept. 8 Almeda Fire, plus items for holiday gifts, through November.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562. Original new work by Betty LaDuke and end-of-the-year Gallery Artists Salon, through Dec. 4.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland, 541-482-1983. Work by gallery artists, including paintings and fine art prints by Thomas Houston, chine colle etchings by Yugi Hiratsuka, aquatint etchings by Stephen McMillan and paintings by Erin Lee Gafill, ongoing.

ROGUE GALLERY, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. New work by gallery artists, through Dec. 18; "Winter's Tale," artwork by Rogue gallery staff, through Dec. 22; "20/20 Hindsight," annual Members' Exhibition, Nov. 20-Dec. 22.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, Ashland, 541-552-6245, sma.sou.edu. "John Brown's Vision From the Scaffold, Part 2," paintings by Daniel Duford, "Sacrifice," paintings by Elizabeth Malaska, and photos from Mark Tribe's 24-hour film on the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, through Dec. 10; admission free, suggested $5 donation.

STUDIO AB, 621 A St., Ashland, 541-482-2253. Charcoal, pastel and graphite pieces by Ann DiSalvo and photo-based digital collage by Bruce Allen Bayard, ongoing.

Douglas County

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS CENTER, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532. Studio Art Quilt Associates, works by Cindy Kenagy and Diane Williams, paintings by Judy Hoiness, "Fibers," from quilters summer class, installation by Roberta Lavadour, through Dec. 24.

THE ART GALLERY AT UCC, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4692. "UCC Annual Student Art Show," virtual exhibition of 62 works by 46 Umpqua Community College students; go to umpqua.edu/art-gallery for link to the showcase.

LITERARY

Josephine County

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

GOLD HILL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Nov. 20, jcls.org, 541-855-1994. Book discussion group reads "Spoonbenders" by Daryl Gregory, via Zoom; free, advance registration.

TWEEN BOOK CLUB, 2-3 p.m. Nov. 21, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Merci Suarez Changes Gears" by Meg Medina, via Zoom. Free.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 24, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "How Change Happens" by Cass Sunstein, via Zoom. Free.

EAGLE POINT FRIENDS BOOK CLUB, 2-3:15 p.m. Dec. 1, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" by Walter Mosley, via Zoom. Free.

MEDFORD LIBRARY BOOK CHAT, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Book discussion group reads a book to be determined, via Zoom. Free.

RESILIENT READS: A BUSINESS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, noon- 1 p.m. Dec. 16, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Small business owners share new ways of doing business, via Zoom. Free.

FAIRS/FESTS

Josephine County

PACIFICA WINTER FEST, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 29, Pacifica, 14615 Water Gap Road, Williams, 541-846-1100. Fifteen or more vendors selling locally made items, with CD music from local musicians. Admission is free.

ROGUE WINTERFEST — VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION, Dec. 1-6, online, roguewinterfest.org. Online bidding for unique experiences and items. The link to register and bid opens Dec. 1.

ROGUE WINTERFEST — VIRTUAL GALA & GRAND AUCTION, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, online, roguewinterfest.org. A selection of elaborately decorated holiday trees designed by local artists is available for bidding. A preview of trees and the link to register and bid opens Dec. 1.

COMMUNITY NATIVITY FESTIVAL, Dec. 4-31, online, gpcommunitynativityfestival.org. A short film showing Nativity sets from around the world is available on YouTube. Get link at the Nativity Festival website. Free.

ROGUE WINTERFEST — VIRTUAL VISITS WITH SANTA, 6 p.m. Dec. 5-6, online, roguewinterfest.org. Two 30-minute recorded shows with Santa and friends leading festive crafts, stories and entertainment. Free; get link at Rogue Winterfest website.

Jackson County

FESTIVAL AT THE VILLAGE, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 27-29, Dec. 10-13, Dec. 17-20, Medford Center Plaza, 711 Medford Center, Medford, 510-882-9929. Outdoor stage performances with dancers, carolers, magicians, acrobats and more, with decorated kiosks. Free.

MISCELLANY

Josephine County

HOLIDAY GIFT & CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-660-4772. Vendors sell locally made art, fine crafts, handmade chocolate and other gift items. Free admission.

VETERAN SALUTE, 11 a.m. Nov. 21, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, 726 N.E. Seventh St., Grants Pass. Tribute to veterans. Free.

TURKEY TROT, 7:30 or 9 a.m. (with staggered start times), Nov,. 26, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001, grantspassymca.org. A Thanksgiving morning 5k run and 2-mile fun run with costumes and prizes for all ages, and with COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines. Registration for the 5k is $25; for the fun run, it's $10 for individuals, $35 for families. Late registration is through Nov. 24, for an additional $10 fee per registration; no day-of registration allowed.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON THE MIDWAY, 5-11 p.m. Dec. 4-Jan. 1, Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-3125. Drive-thru viewing of decorated buildings and trees, with a live manger scene and some Santa visits, times to be determined. Free.

HOLIDAY EVENT, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 5, downtown Cave Junction, 541-592-3326. Walk or drive-thru to see holiday lights and decorations, then drop by the Illinois Valley Visitors Center, 201 Caves Highway, for photos with Santa and for a gift and goodie bag. Free.

FORT VANNOY FARMS COMPETITIVE LIGHTS DISPLAY, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 16-27 (closed Dec. 24-25), Fort Vannoy Farms, 5791 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, 541-479-3765, fortvannoyfarms.com. Drive-thru holiday lights experience, voting for favorites. $5 per car; homemade hot chocolate, hot cider and sweet treats for sale at entrance.

LAST-MINUTE GIFT SALE, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 19, Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-3215. Vendors sell Christmas gift items. Free admission.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA CEREMONY, noon, Dec. 19, IOOF Cemetery, 2131 N,E. Foothill Blvd., Grants Pass, wreathsacrossamerica.org. Welcome, presentation of colors, national anthem, invocation, tributes, benediction, laying of wreaths. Free.

SATURDAY ARTISAN AND CRAFTERS MARKET, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fifth Street, between E and F streets, Grants Pass, 541-476-2371. Locally made arts and crafts for sale.

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.

Jackson County

GINGERBREAD JUBILEE COMMUNITY TOUR, Nov. 20-22, Collier Creative Center, 50 N. Fir St., Medford, 541-779-8195, ext. 303, craterian.org. Window display of one-of-a-kind gingerbread creations; outdoors and physically distanced. Free. Tour also will be available online.

ROGUE VALLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 28-29, Fry Family Farm Store, 2184 Ross Lane, Medford. Outdoor gathering of local artists offering handmade gift items and food trucks. Free admission, donations for Almeda Fire relief efforts.

HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, noon-1 p.m. Dec. 2, online, 541-774-6996, jcls.org "Persistence: Chinese Labor and the Southern Oregon Railroads," 12th in a year-long history lecture series called "Windows in Time." Free.

HOLIDAY MARKET, noon-6 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5, Jackson County Expo, Central Point, 541-774-8270, attheexpo.com. Thirty local business owners sell products and services outside in the Isola Arena. Admission is free, face coverings required.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ART DAY, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 12, 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.

Portland area

ZOOLIGHTS, Nov. 23-Jan. 10 (except Dec. 25), Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland, 503-226-1561, oregonzoo.org. Drive-thru and walk-thru holiday displays with more than 1 million lights. Walk-thru (Thursday-Monday) $13-$23; drive-thru )Tuesdays and Wednesdays) $30-$40 per car; tickets must be purchased online in advance; ticket sales currently on hold due to new statewide measures to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

CASINOS

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. Brady Goss, Nov. 19; Hank Shreve Duo, Nov. 20-21; Bri Marie, Nov. 25-26; Joe Stoddard, Nov. 27-28; Chad Freeman, Nov. 27-29; Mask-uersade Ball New Year, Dec. 31.

Portland area

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977. Tower of Power with Average White Band, Feb. 27; Ken Jeong, March 13.

Oregon coast

CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. Comedy on the Coast, Nov. 20-21.

MILL CASINO, North Bend, 800-953-4800.

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.

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


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