Thursday, March 25
debbie friedman: Acoustic songwriter Debbie Friedman will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Friedman takes her inspiration from the Torah and the Old Testament to create contemporary Jewish music performed in the style of Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. She teaches music at the Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Tickets cost $22 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for ages 12 through 17. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at Music Coop, the Havurah, online at www.stclairevents.com or by calling 541-535-3562.
Friday, March 26
miranda lambert: Country music recording artist Miranda Lambert will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. The show is part of "Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars," Lambert's first headline tour. Lambert broke onto the country music scene in 2003 and signed with Epic Records. Her 2005 debut album, "Kerosene," was a platinum seller. Lambert's third album, "Revolution," was released last September. Tickets cost $29.75 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
snatam kaur with guruganesha singh: The singer and guitarist will present songs of the Punjabi Sikh musical tradition at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Advance tickets cost $25 and are available at Sound Peace. Tickets will cost $30, $10 for children, at the door. Visit www.spiritvoyage.com/snatam or call 541-324-7971 for more information.
Saturday, March 27
eighteen individual eyes: Seattle-based alternative music group Eighteen Individual Eyes will play at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Musichead, 350 S. Riverside Ave., Medford. The quartet's EP, "Slightly Frightened," was released in January. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 541-857-1745.
chris chandler and paul benoit: Poet Chris Chandler and guitarist Paul Benoit will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. The duo is touring to support its album, "So, Where Ya Headed." Chandler's and Benoit's show will include spoken word and music rooted in Americana and blues with themes that include politics and modern culture. Frankie Hernandez will open the show. Admission is $10. Call 541-301-2924. See story, Page 6.
Sunday, March 28
SASSY!: "Stage and Screen Sing-along, Yeah," a monthly musical theater sing-along led by Laura Derocher and David Gabriel, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Mountain Meadows Community Clubhouse, 857 Mountain Meadows Drive, Ashland. Darcy Danielson, musical director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will be the accompanist. The theme for the March 28 sing-along will be the arrival of Spring, and songs will include "It Might As Well Be Spring," Younger Than Springtime" and others. The event is open to all ages. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for students. Refreshments will be served midpoint of the program. Call 541-552-0910.
Monday, March 29
tumbledown: Legionnaire, 96.9 The Rogue and Rockstar will present rock bands Tumbledown, TallBoy and S.A.T.O.R.I. at 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the Medford Elks Lodge, 202 N. Central Ave. Giveaways will be available at the all ages show. Advance tickets cost $7 and are available at Shoes Right Here, The Store, Black Rock Coffee and The Bomb Shelter. Tickets will cost $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 541-601-0176.
Wednesday, March 31
hapa benefit concert: Hawaiian music group Hapa, featuring the acoustic guitars of Barry Flanagan and Nathan Aweau, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. For more about ASF, visit www.ashlandschoolsfoundation.org. Tickets to the show are available online at www.hapainashland.com and at Paddington Station. Call 510-220-5779. See story, Page 3.
lisa ornstein and andre marchand: The folk musicians will perform acoustic instrumentals from the region of Quebec, Canada, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Advance tickets cost $15 and are available at Music Coop. Tickets will be $10 to $20 at the door. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.
Thursday, April 1
the ashland poetry trio: Poets Angela Howe-Decker, Petra Whitaker and Amy Maclennan will read from their original works at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029.
Saturday, April 3
francesco buzzurro and richard smith: The jazz and classical guitar duo will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Buzzurro attended the Conservatory of Trapani in Italy and studied guitar with Stefano Palamidessi. Smith is jazz guitarist based in Los Angeles. Tickets cost $10, $5 for students. Call 541-488-3869 or e-mail email@example.com for reservations.
poetry reading: Peter Sears, author of "The Brink," "Tour," "Luge" and "Green Diver," will read from his works at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Sears is founder of the Oregon Literary Coalition and a co-founder of Friends of William Stafford. Call 541-488-0029.
GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS: The troupe of performers from the People's Republic of China will present the art of Chinese acrobatics at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets cost $29 to $35, $20 to $26 for ages 18 and younger and are available at the Craterian box office, at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Tuesday, April 6
ASHLAND BLUES SOCIETY: Ashland's premiere blues society will host an open blues jam at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Admission to the jam is free, but donations will be accepted. Visit www.ashlandblues.org or call 541-840-9314.
Wednesday, April 7
jai uttal: The chanter will be joined by Danial Paul on tabla for an evening of Indian kirtan at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Advance tickets cost $20 and are available at Music Coop, at www.stclairevents.com or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets will cost $22 at the door.
Thursday, April 8
call for talent: Registration for Intercambrio.Oregon, an intercultural talent showcase to be held Saturday, April 17, at Kids Unlimited in Medford, will be open until Thursday, April 8. Singers, dancers, actors, musicians and other performers may register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 541-552-0630. Registration is open to all ages, and it is free.
Performances and venues
Thursday, March 25