Broadway singing star Steffanie Garrard Leigh will be joined by Rogue Valley musicians, including other singers, during a gala fundraiser to help rebuild and restore Ashland’s Ukrainian “sister city” Sviatohirsk from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Historic Ashland Armory.
Review: This month a good part of the English-speaking world celebrated the 400th anniversary of the publication of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio. Rounding off this month’s First Folio series of events at the Ashland Public Library are a talk Tuesday and concert Thursday.
Sage on Stage: Can you hear me now? What to do when you can’t hear an actor — plus, what are some of the many stage-related superstitions?
Soccer fans especially, take note: A play now at Southern Oregon University is for you and anyone with an interest in the greater themes that can be found in women’s sports. SOU Theater presents their first production of the academic year “The Wolves” by Sarah DeLappe. The show has five of its eight performances left, wrapping up on Sunday, Nov. 19.
An Ashland High School graduate who went on to play Mary Poppins in a Broadway musical will come home for the holidays to perform with the Rogue Valley Symphony in its pops concert Dec. 15-17 at Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Angus Bowmer Theatre.
“She Kills Monsters” opens a four-show run Thursday at Ashland High School’s Mountain Avenue Theatre with a new theater teacher at the helm. The school’s fall production involves mystery, imagination, adventure and several technical elements, said new theater teacher Shaun Hennessy.
The Oregon Cabaret’s holiday comedy, “Christmas at the Prime Rib Playhouse,” opens Friday, Nov. 17. The production is the professional premiere of Erik Stein’s original holiday comedy.
Frustrated at having to host free community meals outdoors instead of inside Pioneer Hall as in past years, organizers of the free meals are inviting others unhappy that those who need the free food have no alternative but to eat outdoors in the cold to join in a demonstration of solidarity by dining together outside Monday afternoon, Dec. 11.
Community adults who would like to pass on knowledge and skills to others for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s spring term are invited to submit course proposals by Friday, Dec. 15.
Reader photos: Friday evening, on the second night of Hanukkah, some 70 people gathered on Ashland Plaza to hold a vigil for a permanent Gaza cease-fire in the light of newly lit menorah candles.
Ashland Parks & Recreation Commissioners listened to a litany of mostly good news at their regular business meeting Wednesday, including a new PVC liner for the Daniel Meyer Pool at a cost of $61,000 and opening a new mountain bike trail.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has announced plans to offer free opioid overdose reversal kits to middle and high schools throughout the state. Ashland Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove shared his support for the increase in availability of Narcan, the brand name for a device that delivers naloxone, to Oregon schools, including in Ashland.