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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

Josephine County

JONNY LANG, 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Blues, for 21 and older. $45 general, $55 and $65 reserved.

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND, 8 p.m. March 23, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Blues rock, for 21 and older. Tickets $45 general, $55 and $65 reserved.

MARC COHN, 8 p.m. April 21, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Ticket information not available.

LOS LOBOS, 8 p.m. April 23, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Tejano rock, for 21 and older. Tickets $45.

DAVID ARCHULETA, 8 p.m. May 7, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. "American Idol" runner-up sings pop, for 21 and older. Tickets $30 general, $35 and $40 reserved.

DAVE MASON, 8 p.m. June 8, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Classic rock, for 21 and older. Tickets $45 general, $55 and $65 reserved.

PIGS ON THE WING, 8 p.m. Oct. 9, 2021, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Pink Floyd tribute band performs 1975 "Wish You Were Here" album and other music from the Roger Waters era, for 21 and older. Tickets $25.

Jackson County

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.

THE MODERN GENTLEMEN, 7 p.m. May 28, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Four-part harmony. $30-$35.

ON STAGE

Josephine County

"THE NUTCRACKER BALLET," 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11-13, SouthGate Cinema, 1625 Ringuette St., Grants Pass, 541-476-4641, gpnutcracker.org. Stillpoint Productions' popular holiday show featuring local dancers is filmed for viewing on the big screen. Tickets $10.

"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," Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com.

"I DO! I DO!," Dec. 4-20, Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford, 541-632-3258, facebook.com/randalltheatre. In-ghouse and livestream Details to be annouced.

"SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 12, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055. A Sherlock Holmes mystery mixed with a bit of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," done in a vintage radio-style show with live sound effects. Ticket information to be announced; dates and times are tentative.

"THIS IS WHO I AM," various dates and times, Dec. 5-27, performed and broadcast live, get link at osfashland.org. An estranged father and son reunite over Zoom. Tickets $15.99 per individual, $30.99 per household.

THE HAMAZONS: A COMPLETELY IMPROVISED HOLIDAY CLASSIC, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, online, hamazons.com. An unscripted tale inspired by classic films such as "It's a Wonderful LIfe" and "Miracle on 34th Street," filmed in front of a live audience in 2017. Free, donations welcome. Get link starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at hamazons.com.

"'TIS THE SEASON," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Dec. 13, Dec. 18-19 and Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Dec. 20 and Dec. 27, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055. An original musical tribute to the holiday season. Ticket information to be announced; dates and times are tentative.

AN R-RATED MAGIC SHOW, 8 p.m. April 9, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Grants Freeman presents raunchy comedy and magic for ags 18 and older. Tickets $26, $34, $42.

COLIN MOCHRIE PRESENTS: HYPROV: IMPROVE UNDER HYPNOSIS, 7:30 p.m. May 1, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Comedy and hypnosis. Tickets 30-$48.

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.

KINDERMUSIC JINGLE JANGLE PLAYDATE, 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 12 141 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-582-0123, www.music4kids.com/Playdates. Interactive music, dance and play class for ages 18 months to 7 years, with a participating adult; includes a craft and a Kindermusic CD and instrument for each child. $20 per child, $5 per sibling, advance reservations online.

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; "Cradles Rock," original mini oil and watercolor paintings by Jenay Elder, Charlotte Peterson and Judy Richardson, Dec. 3-Jan. 2, with artist talk 3-7 p.m. Dec. 4.

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, and "20/20 Hindsight," annual Members' Exhibition, through 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

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

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.

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.

ROGUE READS: GOLD HILL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 18, jcls.org, 541-855-1994. Book discussion group reads "Red at the Bone" by Jacqueline Woodson, via Zoom; free, advance registration.

RANDOM FANDOM, 12:30-:30 p.m. Dec. 19, jcls.org, 541-855-1994. Celebration of books by American author James Riley, "Story Thieves" and "Half Upon a Time,", via Zoom; free, advance registration.

TWEEN BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 19, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads ""If You come Softly" by Jacqueline Woodson, via Zoom. Free.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 22, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "New Power" by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, via Zoom. Free.

FAIRS/FESTS

Josephine County

— CANCELED — PACIFICA WINTER FEST, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 29, Pacifica, 14615 Water Gap Road, Williams, 541-846-1100.

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 ON THE PLAZA, 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

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. 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.

Jackson County

FESTIVAL OF TREES, through 2:30 p.m. Nov. 28, downtown Rogue River. Themed decorated trees on display for silent auction bids at several downtown businesses. Proceeds provide gifts for local children in need.

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.

Douglas County

CHRISTMAS MARKET, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, 541-440-4394. A variety of handcrafted items - clothing, home decor, baked goods, spices, lotions, soaps, wood crafts, metal sculptures, art - for sale. Free, with strict COVID-19 restrictions in place.

Portland area

ZOOLIGHTS, through Jan. 10 (except Dec. 25), Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland, 503-226-1561, oregonzoo.org. Drive-thru holiday displays with more than 1 million lights. $40-$65 per car; tickets must be purchased online in advance.

CASINOS

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. Bri Marie, Nov. 26; Joe Stoddard, Nov. 27-28; Chad Freeman, Nov. 27-29.

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. Oregon/Oregon Statre Civil War Viewing Party, Nov. 27

MILL CASINO, North Bend, 800-953-4800. Ben Rice, Nov. 27-28; Festival of Trees, virtual showcase and auction, Dec. 10; Comedy, Fridays and Saturdays.

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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