Thursday, April 12
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.
Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Havurah Synagogue and Temple Emek Shalom will join for the annual commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. The director and some of the cast of the Collaborative Theater Project’s recent powerful performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be on hand to talk about how putting on the play impacted them. Rabbi David Zaslow will share about his experience in Auschwitz last year as part of the March of the Living program and Rabbi Joshua Boettiger will bring some “poetry of witness” from Paul Celan, Nellie Sachs, and others. There will be a memorial candle-lighting ceremony, songs and prayers and more. Admission is free and open to all. Call 541-488-2909 or 541-488-7716.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5, and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Game Knights: No matter what kind of “Knight” you are, there is a board game to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.
Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday, April 13
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
Science Lecture: Brian Stonelake, Southern Oregon University Senior Instructor of Mathematics, will present “Hyperoperation Absurdity,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Room 151 in the Science Building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. In this talk, Stonelake will discuss hyperoperations, which is a sequence of operations for compounding numbers that increase in growth iteratively without assuming any material prerequisite math knowledge. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.
Author Talk: Susie Herrick will discuss her co-authored book “Your Story is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice“ at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Molly’s Revenge: Celtic band Molly’s Revenge — piper David Brewer, fiddler John Weed and guitarist Stuart Mason will present a lively performance of Irish and Scottish music at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $18 in advance and are available at mollysrevenge.com/shows. Tickets will be $20 at the door. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Band du Pays Swing: The band — singer Kacie Bower, sax and clarinet player Stephen Gagné, percussionist Jenny Gray, guitarist Tony Brussat and upright bassist Jeff Addicott — will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For reservations, call 541-535-7957.
The Gryphon Trio: The violin, cello and piano trio, along with soprano Patricia O’Callaghan, will present “Broken Hearts and Madmen,” a program of music by Astor Piazzola, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Jelly Roll Morton, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The trio will perform music by Beethoven, Wijeratne and Mendelssohn, without O’Callaghan, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the music hall. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for students and Oregon Trail cardholders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. Pre-concert lectures are at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 132 of the Music Building.
Saturday, April 14
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. See snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.
Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of artisans display handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.
Ashland Community Bike Swap: Bikes and related equipment will be for sale or trade from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $1. Those interested in selling bikes can register and drop them off from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, or from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. See RVTD.org/bikeswap or call 541-552-2264.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a conversation, “Love, Betrayal, Desire and Destiny,” with dramaturg Julie Felise Dubiner and actors Ella Saldana North, Esperanza America and Eduardo Enrikez at noon Saturday, April 14, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
Garden Storytime: Preschoolers are invited to a garden-themed story and activity time from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6995.
Stolen Moments: Guitarist Dan Fellman, vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and upright bass player Walter Lindley will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and Gypsy jazz at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Sunday, April 15
Presentation: Local artist Kaki Shields will present “Altered Books,” showing the art she creates using discarded books at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Following the presentation, Shields will show attendees how to create their own works of art. Admission is free but you must bring your own books to create book sculptures. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Lauren Lind will present “Illicit Pleasure in the Georgian and Regency Periods.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Big Library Read Book Club: Download the free eBook “Flat Broke with Two Goats” by Jennifer McGaha and then join in the discussion group at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Roy Zimmerman: Satirical musician Roy Zimmerman will perform “Rezist,” a collection of songs about peace and justice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is $20. See royzimmerman.com.
Tatsiana Asheichyk and Lisa Nichols: The piano and flute duo will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camille Saint-Saens, George Handel, Bela Bartok, Frederic Chopin and Luigi Boccerini at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland. Admission is by donation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ashland Emergency Food Bank. A reception will follow the concert.
Ashland Calendar: April 12
Thursday, April 12