RING AROUND THE MOON: David Kelly of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival directs this comedy of wealth and power among the French by playwright Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 20-23. Matinees are at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, at the Center Stage Theatre, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 552-6348.

aLI BABA: Oregon Cabaret Theatre artistic director Jim Giancarlo directs and choreographs this reprise of the 1998 show he wrote with music by Jim Malachi and Darcy Danielson. The tale of Ali Baba's hero's quest, aided by Scheherazade and the Genie, is a panto derived from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte full of cross-dressing, puns, topical references and broad physical comedy. The show runs at 8 p.m. nightly with 1 p.m. brunch matinees on Sundays through Dec. 31 (no performances Nov. 24, 27; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 24 and 25), at First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $21-$31. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. daily, 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays and closed Tuesdays. See oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.


Thursday, Nov. 20

celtic music: The son and father duet of Julian and Jeff Jones perform mostly Celtic tunes and songs on fiddle and guitar from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Paddy Brannan's Irish Pub, 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 488-0178 or 488-5770.

Friday, Nov. 21

violin concert: Music at St. Mark's presents a free violin recital performed by Larry Stubson, violin, and Cynthia Stauffer, piano, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fifth and Oakdale, Medford. The Recital will include works by Mozart, Debussy, Franck, and Saint-Saens. Stubson is associate concertmaster of the Rogue Valley Symphony and a retired music educator. Stauffer has presented solo recitals, as well as performing chamber music. A reception will take place following the concert. Call 858-8037.

big band singers: Camelot Theatre presents "Spotlight on The Girl Singers of the Big Band Era" with Gayle Wilson at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 23, at 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $18. Reserved seating is an additional $2. The theater box office is open from 1-5 p.m. Call 535-5250.

floater: The band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Rogue Theatre, 143 SE H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 471-1316.

alice dimicele: The singer and her band perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Williams Grange Hall, Williams. Cost is $10 and up, sliding scale. See AliceDiMicele.com or call 541-846-1322.

ski film: "Under The Influence," a 16 mm HD ski and snowboard film by Teton Gravity Research premieres in Southern Oregon at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. This film follows the exploits of today's top riders as they traverse the globe in search of the unique terrain and conditions that emerged from one of the deepest winters in recorded history. This is an all ages event and doors open at 6:30. Special musical guests will include Diligence Company and feature Indubious. Food and beverages will be available. Door prizes will be given away. Silent auctions items, including an adult ski pass to Mt. Ashland and a raft trip on the Rogue River, will be available for bidding until the final band begins. All proceeds benefit the Mt. Ashland Racing Association.

concert: "The Playful Violin" featuring Robert Dubow with Jennifer Schloming on piano takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the First United Methodist Church, 175 North Main St., Ashland. This is the third in the First United Methodist Church Organ Restoration Concert Series. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students. Tickets are available at Paddington Station, Ashland; The Grocery Outlet, Medford; or at the door. Call 482-3647.

Saturday, Nov. 22

siskiyou singers: The Siskiyou Singers present "The Ardent Suitor: Johannes Brahms' Folksongs, Gypsy Songs and Lovesong Waltzes" at 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 22, and 4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 23, at the Music Recital Hall of Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $5 for youth 18 and under. Tickets are available at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and the Music Coop, Ashland; and Grocery Outlet, Medford. See siskiyousingers.org or call 482-5290.

belly dance: Idena and Ayesha, Oasis Dance Company present an "Enchanted Evening of Belly Dance" from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The show will also feature Ruby, AODC, Circus Tribal, Kajmir and Maia Alexander. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available by calling 770-2556 or 951-2522.

Sunday, Nov. 23

organ concert: Members of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists present a free concert, "Hymn Festival: Songs for the Journey," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford. The program will feature hymns and songs that tell the story of pilgrimage, praise, struggle, heartache and hope along life's journey. There will be hymns from Appalachia, England, Germany, Wales, Ireland, Argentina and South Africa. Call 482-3075.

baroque music: Jefferson Baroque Orchestra presents "Italians Abroad," the first in this season's series of Showcase Concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St., Ashland. The program features 17th century virtuoso music for violin popularized across Europe by composers such as Giovanni Battista Buonamente, Dario Castello, Biagio Marini and Girolamo Frescobaldi. The featured soloist is Baroque violinist Rose Barrett. Other performers include Margret Gries, Baroque violin and organ; Doug Sears, cornetto; Mark Jacobs, sacbut (Baroque trombone); Rachel Streeter, organ; and Jim Rich, dulcian. Tickets are $8 and $5 for students at the door or call 592-2681

Saturday, Nov. 29

jazz singers: The Jefferson State Choral Coalition will perform "Celebrate!" at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Music Recital Hall, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $10. Call 552-6101.

Sunday, Nov. 30

advent festival: An old-fashioned Advent Festival takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, in Wesley Hall, First United Methodist Church of Ashland, 175 North Main St., Ashland. Children and adults share in the making of gift crafts, singing Christmas carols, and sipping warm soup. There is no entry fee, but an optional donation for the soup may be offered to benefit the local food bank. Call 482-3647.

piano concert: Eda Jameson presents a free piano concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Dr., Medford. The program will include selections by Mozart, Beethoven, Ginastera and Chopin. Donations will be accepted for the church's building fund.

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