From Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Tony-award winning plays, to premier sports opportunities, to the Oregon Wine Experience and more, Medford and Southern Oregon events provide a lineup that is sure to please.
212 East Main Street212 East Main Street, Ashland, OR
Ashland is just a sweet place to getaway after a busy week, where abundance of world-class spas, boutique shops and award-winning restaurants can seriously hurt one’s wallet. In the last couple of years Ashland has also established itself as the capital of all things chocolate! Over the course of one weekend in March Ashland welcomes over 40 chocolate companies at the annual Oregon Chocolate Festival.
The festival is completely dedicated to Oregon chocolatiers and their amazing creations. Vendors present a variety of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tease taste buds of over 1500 visitors. ...Read More
311 N Front Street311 N Front Street, Central Point, OR
Central Point, Ore. Join more than 100 vendors from Oregon and beyond at The 12th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival, a farmers market-style event featuring the largest selection of Oregon cheese, wine, beer, cider and crafts you can find. Sample, enjoy and purchase local, artisan cheese, unique foods and specialty beverages. Take a tasting class, meet and greet with popular cheese author Gordon Edgar, chat with cheesemakers, and enjoy our beer garden.
Where: Next to the Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop at 311 N. Front St, Central Point, Oregon 97502.
When: 10a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday March 19th, 2016
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Guests aged 21+ have the option of purchasing a $10 tasting ticket that includes wine, beer and cider sampling along with a commemorative Oregon Cheese Guild wine glass. Tickets go on sale January 2016.
Who: This is a family friendly event. Children under 12 are admitted free and a supervised play area will be provided.
More than 90 films are screened throughout the five-day festival, including documentaries, features, shorts, and animation. Some films are suitable for children. The cost per film ranges from $6-$13. In addition to the films, there are parties, discussions and more. All of these events require a ticket – even if the event is free....Read More
Jackson County Fairgrounds 1 Penninger Rd1 Penninger Rd, Central Point, OR97502 Time: 11am-4pm
With over 10, 000 attendees...The Home Show is a home-centric event designed for all stages of building, remodeling, landscaping and decorating. It includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home’s comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.
Varsity Theatre 166 E Main St166 E Main St, Ashland, OR97520 Time: Times Vary
Local audiences will have an opportunity to watch the Animated and Live Action Shorts that have been nominated for an Academy Award® starting Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland. Proceeds from the Friday evening screenings will benefit the non-profit Ashland Independent Film Festival. The program will run for a week at the Varsity.
Separate tickets are required for the two screenings.
Tickets: Regularly priced tickets are $9. Ashland Independent Film Festival members receive a $2 discount off of the regular ticket price at the door for the benefit screening. Discounts are not available online....Read More
The Beautiful and scenic Paschal Winery Gallery is showcasing Marcy Greeneʻs newest series of paintings. Open everyday from noon until 6pm, "Air Born" runs from Jan. 7th - Feb. 23rd. Open House will be Jan. 28th 2-5pm.
Belle Fiore Winery 100 Belle Fiore Ln100 Belle Fiore Ln, Ashland, OR97520 Time: 5-7pm
Ben Gault, Pianist
Ben is a lifetime Rogue Valley resident. He worked as a court reporter in Medford from 1964 to 1998 (perfect day gig for a piano player). He began playing piano at about age 10 and developed a love of classic jazz and swing from an early age. He started playing casual gigs during his college years and has done so off and on since.
He has performed in numerous local venues, usually in small combos. His repertoire consists primarily of compositions published during the first half of the 20th century. He tells us that he is really nuts about the music of composers like W. C. Handy, James P. Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Walter Donaldson, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, and many others of that era. His playing style, he says, could be described as “pre-bop piano jazz improvisation with a subtle touch of Harlem stride now and then.” Asked who his favorite piano man/band leader would be, he says: “Bill Basie, without any doubt, is the coolest of all.”...Read More
Belle Fiore Winery 100 Belle Fiore Ln100 Belle Fiore Ln, Ashland, OR97520 Time: 12-2pm
Bil plays an inspired and crystalline improvisational seven string jazz guitar, combining the Bachlike chordal movements of George Van Eps with a fluid fingerstyle and running bass line. The amazing guitarist Gene Bertoncini refers to Bil’s guitar playing as: “…miraculous, spontaneous, harmonic wizardry” and Howard Alden, one of the preeminent seven string players in the world said, in concert, “You’ve got one of the nation’s finest seven string jazz guitarists right here in Ashland, Oregon: Bil Leonhart.”...Read More
Based on the popular 2003 Helen Mirren movie (which in turn was based on a true story), the plot is rather simple: After the death of her best friend's husband from cancer, spirited Yorkshire housewife Chris Harper hatches a scheme to raise money for a memorial to him. She encourages her friends to create a saucy calendar - using the middle-aged women of their village as nude models. The idea stuns the husbands and a wary young photographer. Gwen Overland directs this hilarious and touching play.
Tickets: $18 - $34...Read More
Medford Airport Super 8 Motel 4999 Biddle Road4999 Biddle Road, Central Point, OR
If your looking for something different, and the weather isn't cooperating, go for a swim in a heated indoor pool and get your heart racing as you go down the 80-foot waterslide.
Sunday's, Monday's and Tuesdays at the Super 8 Motel , for $6 ($5 if you bring your own towel) the first 15 people can swim and go down the slide to your hearts content!
Times are from 11am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm...Read More
Angus Bowmer Theatre 206 E Main St206 E Main St, Ashland, OR97520 Time: 8pm
A new life—that comes at a price
For Jason, things are finally looking up. The terrifying journey that he and his wife, Medea, endured to travel from southern Mexico to Los Angeles is now in the past, and he’s found steady work and a bright future—or at least that’s what his new boss promises. But Medea, still traumatized by their ordeal, fears their nightmare isn’t over. In this retelling of Medea, OSF’s resident playwright Luis Alfaro blends tragedy, wry humor, Mexican folklore and a bracingly modern setting to unleash the power of Euripides’ ancient tale, seen through the lens of immigrants in the United States. ...Read More