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

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Josephine County

CLIMATE CITY BREWING, 509 Southwest G Street, Grants Pass, 541-479-3725. Feb. 7, Be Mine Drag Lunch, 3-5 p.m., $20, includes drag show and limited lunch menu, call 541-244-1306 for reservations.

THE COPPER MUG COCKTAIL LOUNGE, 1320 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-295-8679. Feb. 14, Comedy Night: A Love Roast, with Freeway Ferrell, Nick Meier, Autumn Cummings, Kenzie McKillip and Nick Makar, 7 p.m., on heated patio, $5, limited to 50 people; Thursdays, karaoke, 8-11 p.m., on heated patio, no cover.

Jackson County

BRICKTOWNE BREWING COMPANY, 44 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-973-2377. Tuesdays, trivia, 5:30-7 p.m., outdoors. No cover.

JOHNNY B'S ROCKIN' DINER, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. Tuesdays, digital open mic, 8-11 p.m., no cover.

WINERIES

Josephine County

SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9985. Feb. 14, Lady & The Tramp, variety, 3-6 p.m. No cover.

Jackson County

DANCIN' VINEYARDS, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford, 541-245-1133. Feb. 5, David Cahalan, acoustic variety, 4-6 p.m., outside; Feb. 12, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic variety, 4-6 p.m., outside; Feb. 14, Paul Turnipseed, jazz, 4-6 p.m., outside. No cover, reservations suggested.

HUMMINGBIRD ESTATE, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point, 541-930-2650. Feb. 13, Shine Swing Duo, jazz, swing, 3-5 p.m., outdoors. No cover, reservations suggested.

RELLIK WINERY, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, 541-499-0449. Feb. 5, Marshall Stack, acoustic Americana, folk, 5-7 p.m.; Feb. 6, Holly Gleason, urban folk, 4-6 p.m.; Feb. 7, David Cahalan, acoustic variety, 4-6 p.m.; Feb. 14, Little Giantess, dream rock duo, 4-6 p.m. Music is outside, no cover, reservations recommended.

ROXYANN WINERY, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. Feb. 6, Phil Reed, folk, Americana, 3-5 p.m. No cover, reservations suggested.

STONERIVER VINEYARD, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent, 541-631-9583. Feb. 6, Highway Bound, country, 2-5 p.m.; Feb. 13, Jen Ambrose and Jon Galfano, acoustic blues, rock, jazz, 2-5 p.m. No cover, reservations suggested.

TRIUM WINES, 203 E. Main St., Talent, 541-625-9100. Feb. 14, Carla Bauer, 3-5 p.m. No cover, reservations suggested.

MUSIC

Jackson County

MARQUEE SESSIONS: DANIELLE KELLY SOUL TRIO, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 5, from the Holly Theater, Medford, on the Best NorthWest Facebook page. A livestreaming concert of vintage and neo soul music. Free.

"NEW YEAR, NEW US — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO NEW BEGINNINGS," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-6, 2 p.m. Feb. 7, livestream through Randall Theatre Company and Ghostlight Playhouse, randalltheatre.com. Ella Diaz, Brianna Gowland, Jessi Shieman and John Wing perform tunes from Broadway and beyond. Tickets $15 per household for nonsubscribers, free with subscription to Ghostlight Playhouse's Best Seat Club.

MARQUEE SESSIONS: MICAH MCCAW, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 12, from the Holly Theater, Medford, on the Best NorthWest Facebook page. A livestreaming concert of folk, blues, alt-rock. Free.

KATERINA ZAITSEVA, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, online through Oregon Center for the Arts, oca.sou.edu. Pianist presents livestream concert, with music by Mozart, Chopin, Schubert and Liszt, as part of the Tutunov Piano Series. Tickets $20.

MARQUEE SESSIONS: G–RAD, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 19, from the Holly Theater, Medford, on the Best NorthWest Facebook page. A livestreaming concert of electronic, hip hop music. Free.

MARQUEE SESSIONS: JEREMY OLIVERA, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 26, from the Holly Theater, Medford, on the Best NorthWest Facebook page. A livestreaming concert of indie rock music. Free.

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

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER, 6 p.m. Saturdays, Cynthia's Home Sweet Home, 1038 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5953. Interactive, outdoor murder mystery dinner theater. $30 per person for show and five-course meal; reservations required.

Jackson County

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 ages 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.

Douglas County

ONLINE AUDITIONS, through Feb. 6, online through Umpqua Actors Community Theatre, Roseburg, 541-673-2125, www.uact-theatre.com. Auditions for "Help Desk," a comedy featuring customer service calls that spiral into absurdity for both customer and employees. Up to 20 performers ages 16 and older required. Production will be rehearsed and performed online.

CHILD'S PLAY

Josephine County

HOW TO SPROUT A READER, 10:30-11 a.m. Feb. 18, online through Josephine Community Library, 541-476-0571, josephinelibrary.org. Virtual storytime for ages 5 and younger, and tips on how to lead your own at home. Free; register by phone or info@josephinelibrary.org.

KINDERMUSIC LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART PLAYDATE, 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 20, Music4Kids Learning Center, 141 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-582-0123, www.music4kids.com/Playdates. 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 Kindermusic CD and instrument for each child. $20 per child, $5 per sibling, advance reservations online.

MONTHLY CRAFT KITS FOR CHILDREN, noon-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Josephine Community Library branches, 541-476-0571, josephinelibrary.org. New kits available for pick up each month at all four branches, Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Williams and Wolf Creek, while supplies last. Free.

Jackson County

VIRTUAL SATURDAY STORYTIME, 11 a.m. Feb. 6, online through Barnes & Noble, BN.com/storytime. Reading of "All Because You Matter" by Tami Charles, on Barnes & Noble Facebook page or YouTube channel. Free.

VIRTUAL SATURDAY STORYTIME, 11 a.m. Feb. 13, online through Barnes & Noble, BN.com/storytime. Reading of "Milo Imagines the World" by Matt de la Pena, on Barnes & Noble Facebook page or YouTube channel. Free.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN OREGON, 413 W. Main St., Medford, 541-772-9922, kid-time.org. Digital programs, storytimes, music, activities. Free.

SCIENCEWORKS, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6767, scienceworksmuseum.org. Video demonstrations of science-related topics, downloadable science projects and activities to do at home, livestream science education programs, science news segments. Free.

ART

Josephine County

GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-B S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. "Down the Rabbit Hole," zentangle drawings and mixed media constructions by Cindy Hernandez, through February.

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, visit gpmuseum.com. "Oregon Coast," paintings exploring the Oregon Coast Trail, by Kristen O'Neill, Feb. 11-March 26.

Jackson County

ART & SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-9006. "Why We Paint," small artworks with written comments by gallery artists about their first inspirations, through Feb. 27; COVID-safe reception, 2-7 p.m. Feb. 5, by appointment, with guest artist Cilette Swan with jewelry creations in silver and stone. Exhibit also can be seen on the gallery's website and YouTube channel.

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

ART PRESENCE ART CENTER, 206 Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-899-3759, art-presence.org. Work by gallery artists; also viewed on gallery's website and Facebook page.

ASHLAND ART WORKS, 291 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-4735. Artist Members Exhibition, through March.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562. "Novellas," narrative art by women for Women's History Month, by gallery artists plus Ondrea Levey and Stacey Dressen McQueen, Feb. 18-March 27.

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. "Minimal/Maximum," fine art photography by Tom Glassman and Bruce Bayard, and "Baldassare's Italio Gardens," plein-air paintings by Susan Austin, Katy Cauker, Susan DeRosa, Kim Faucher, Claire Harkins, Susan Keilling and Jean Mailander, through Feb. 19.

STUDIO 151, 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. "Other Works Elizabeth York," mixed media sculptural work, including two books of spontaneous art therapy, a series investigating time, sacred geometry, Buddhas in wall relief form and abstract sculptural figures, through February,

LITERARY

Josephine County

VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB, Fridays through February, through Josephine Community Library, 541-476-0571, josephinelibrary.org. Group reads and discusses "An Outsider's Guide to Humans" by Camilla Pang on a Facebook group. First set of questions based on the introduction through Chapter 4 will be posted Feb. 5.

VIRTUAL POETRY READING, 1-2 p.m. Feb. 12, online through Josephine Community Library, 541-476-0571, josephinelibrary.org Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani reads his work, followed by a Q&A; free, advance registration to receive Zoom link, Q&A questions must be submitted in advance.

OREGON READS ALOUD, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 26, online through SMART Reading program, avcast.me/smartreading. Day-long read-a-thon featuring fun and inspiring readings of children's books — the Rogue Valley will be in the spotlight at 2:30 p.m. with local guest readers — followed by a live online fundraiser. Free.

WINTER READING CHALLENGE, through March 31, Josephine Community Library, 541-476-0571, josephinelibrary.org. Track time spent reading through Beanstack to earn badges and collect raffle tickets for prizes, such as gift cards and books. Free, must register to participate.

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

ALEXANDRA BRACKEN & VICTORIA AVEYARD, 4 p.m Feb. 4, online through Barnes & Noble national Facebook page, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. Authors discuss Bracken's young adult novel "Lore." Free.

ROGUE READS BOOK DISCUSSION, 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 7, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Discussion of "Red at the Bone" by Jacqueline Woodson, via Zoom. Free.

ADAM GRANT, 4 p.m Feb. 8, online through Barnes & Noble national Facebook page, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. Author discusses his book "Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know." Tickets $35.67, with signed bookplate.

MEDFORD LIBRARY BOOK CHAT, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Book discussion group reads "Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta" by Richard Grant , via Zoom. Free.

LOVE THROUGH THE AGES PANEL, 4 p.m. Feb. 10, online through Barnes & Noble national Facebook page, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. Discussion with Julia Quinn, Jasmine Guillory, Eloisa James, Alisha Rai, Sophie Jordan, Free.

ROGUE READS BOOK DISCUSSION, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 11, jcls.org, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Discussion of "Brown Girl Dreaming" by Jacqueline Woodson, via Zoom. Free.

"FOUR HUNDRED SOULS" PANEL, 4 p.m. Feb. 11, online through Barnes & Noble national Facebook page, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. bram X. Kendi, Keisha Blain, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Imani Perry and Wesley Lowery discuss "Four Hundred souls: A Community History of African-America, 1619-2019." Free.

WINE & WORDS, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group features local authors and local wines; this discussion centers on "Lucy Lied" by M.J. Daspit. Free.

CHRISTIN LORE WEBER, 5 p.m. Feb. 12, online through Art Presence Art Center, 541-941-7057, art-presence.org. Upper Applegate-area author reads from her new novel "No This But This," online via Zoom. Free, registration required.

GUY FINLEY, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, online through Barnes & Noble on Instagram, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. Author of "Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together" talks about love and relationships. Free.

ROGUE READS TEEN BOOK CLUB, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 16, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Discussion of "If You Come Softly" by Jacqueline Woodson, via Zoom. Free.

GOLD HILL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Jan. 19, jcls.org, 541-855-1994. Book discussion group reads "Afterlife" by Julia Alvarez, via Zoom; free, advance registration.

RANDOM FANDOM: THE STORIES OF KASIE WEST, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 20, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Discussion group looks at West's love stories, characters, themes and what comes next, via Zoom. Free.

TWEEN BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Feb. 20, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Out of the Easy" by Ruta Septys, via Zoom. Free.

JACQUELINE WOODSON, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 21, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Best selling author discusses her work, via Zoom. Free, registration required.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted" by Ian Millhiser, via Zoom. Free.

BOOKS@NOON, noon-1 p.m. March 2, 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. March 2, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "I Was Anastasia" by Ariel Lawhon, via Zoom. Free.

FAIRS/FESTS

Jackson County

20TH ANNUAL ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, April 15-29, 541-488-3823, ashlandfilm.org. Approximately 100 new independent features and short films, with an emphasis on the subjects of activism and the arts, with Q&As, virtual parties and mixers. Tickets range from free-$10, discounts for members, seniors, students and financial hardship.

Portland area

MCMINNVILLE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Feb. 18-28, mcminnvillefilmfest.org. Screening of 127 films over 10 days in 13 screening blocks, with live opening night and closing awards ceremonies. Individual tickets to any of the 13 screening blocks are $10 each, all-access pass to all screenings is $85, opening and closing day events are free.

MISCELLANY

Josephine County

FRONT PORCH QUILT SHOW, online, ongoing, msquilters.com. Members of the Mountain Stars Quilters Guild show quilts, with a different theme each month. February themes are "Valentine's Day," All Things Hearts" and "Something Red." Free.

— CANCELED — 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

AIFF BEST OF THE FESTS: BLACK VOICES MATTER, Feb. 12-21, online, 541-488-3823, ashlandfilm.org. Virtual screening of "Through the Night," a documentary portrait of an African-American daycare provider and the ecosystem of parents and children she works in Tickets $10 AIFF members, $12 nonmembers.

CHINESE NEW YEAR, Feb. 13, online through socca.us. Celebrate the year of the ox with live presentations by San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, everyday life stories of early Chinese Oregonians, interactive family program with magician and balloon twister Perry Yan; these require advance online registration, open now until enrollment is full. Instant access program — no registration required — include cooking demonstration, children's show, healing arts of tai chi and qi gong, local gold mining history and more; get schedule at socca.us.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ART DAY, noon-2 p.m. Feb. 13, 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.

WILD & SCENIC SISKIYOU FILM FESTIVAL SILENT AUCTION, 12:15 a.m. Feb. 19- 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26, online at siskiyioufilmfest.org. Bidding for outdoor gear, local experience packages, wellness services, overnight adventures, private hikes and more.

AIFF BEST OF THE FESTS: BLACK VOICES MATTER, Feb. 19-28, online, 541-488-3823, ashlandfilm.org. Virtual screening of "17 Blocks," illuminating an ongoing national crises through one family's deeply personal saga living 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol. Tickets $10 AIFF members, $12 nonmembers.

WILD & SCENIC SISKIYOU FILM FESTIVAL, 6 p.m. Feb. 26, online at siskiyioufilmfest.org. Award-winning films about nature, community activism, conservation, water and other environmental topics. Tickets $15 singles, $30 group.

JACKSON COUNTY SPORTSMEN'S & OUTDOOR RECREATION SHOW, Feb. 26-March 4, plus March 12-31, online at exposureshows.com. Digital exhibitors, attractions, speakers covering the outdoor recreation industry, from boating, camping and hiking to hunting, fishing and climbing, to outdoor clothing and gear to guides and lodges. Free; links to the show will be posted on the website on opening day.

HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, noon-1 p.m. March 3 online, 541-774-6996, jcls.org "Jacksonville's German-Speaking Settlers," third in a monthly, year-long history lecture series called "Windows in Time." Free.

"TALKING BACK: SPEAKING TRUTH," through March, osfashland.org. Six-part web series explores the growing movement for justice in American regional theater. Episode 1, available now; Episode 2, available Jan. 24; Episode 3, available Feb. 7; Episode 4, available Feb. 21; Episode 5, available March 7; Episode 6, available March 21. Free.

"ASH LAND," online, osfashland.org. Short film about a Black woman who has turned her back on herself. Free, visit osfashland.org and click on "Now Playing."

CASINOS

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. Dave Hank Duo, Feb. 5-7; The Brothers Reed, Feb. 10-11; Rekless Kompany, Feb. 12-14.

Portland area

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977.

Oregon coast

CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. Job Fair, Jan. 26-27.

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