THEATRE—The instant 1966 Broadway classic and 12-time Tony winner Cabaret will see yet another revival in the perfect setting, The Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Set in 1931 in Berlin, the play is set it the Kit Kat Club, where metaphors for the political situation during WWII abound. And don’t forget lunch or dinner, served before the show. 1 and 8 pm. Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 241 Hargadine Street, Ashland. $21—$39.
fri 29—sun 31
Mountain Bird Festival
FESTIVAL—Don’t let the Hitchcock’s classic The Birds scare you away from the species. They are more scared of you than you are of them. Dust off your binoculars and your guidebook to support the Klamath Bird Observatory. The KBO completes habitat and avian population studies in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southwest Oregon and Northern California. Check klamathbird.org for the full schedule. ScienceWorks, 1500 E Main Street, Ashland.
Children’s Heritage Fair
FAIR—Educate your kids on what chores used to be. Taking out the trash is a cakewalk compared to milking cows, wheat grinding and weaving. And hopscotch or a sack race will be Angry Birds any day. The farm animals will be eagerly waiting for attention too—as soon as their stalls are mucked out. 11 am—4 pm. Historic Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point.
Sights and Sounds in the Valley
FUNDRAISER—Come out to support the Sight & Hearing Center’s vision and hearing programs in a beautiful setting. Live music, a silent auction, wheel of fortune, a raffle, appetizers, wine and guide dogs in training and guide dog puppies, of course, will all be a part of this good cause. 5—7 pm. Caprice Vineyards & Alpacas, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. $15.
OSF Green Show
GREEN SHOW—Free dates for you and yours are set Tuesdays through Sundays for the whole summer! The OSF Green Show kicks off on June 2 with a performance by Fujitan Theater of Peking Opera and continues through October 11 with different music, dancing, lectures and swashbuckling acts every night. 6:45 pm. On the Bricks at OSF, 15 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland. Free.
Portland Cello Project
MUSIC—Though the Portland Cello Project proudly states on their website that no two shows are alike, we get a little heads up with their Britt title, “Bach, Brubeck & Beck.” The PCP constantly mixes genres and the groups that they play with. The one guarantee? There will be some epic celloing. 8 pm. Britt Pavilion, 350 First Street, Jacksonville. $15—$20. Children 12 and under, Free.
MUSIC—Join the revival. The soul/hip hop/funk revival, that is. There’s nothing dirty about Portland-based Dirty Revival’s sound, but once you start dancing, the dirtiness is up to you. They will be joined by local funk/soul group Shawn Montgomery and The New Groove. So, yes there will definitely be dancing. 10 pm. Grants Pass Community Center, 234 SW L Street, Grants Pass. $10.
MUSIC—The Luminaries bring their hip hop mission of world peace to the grand re-opening of The Wellsprings from their hometown of LA. Recently returned from a tour in Hawaii, the Luminaries are obviously unique in their field, rapping about the good and honorable with a strong emphasis on service. 7 pm. The Wellsprings, 2253 Rogue Valley Hwy 99 N, Ashland. $10—$20.
Gold Dust Day
GOLD—Catch the gold fever and see the shiny stuff that brought so many people so far. Start the day off right with a 5 or 10K run, followed by a parade and street fair with food and vendors. Educational demonstrations will show the history of gold mining and you may even pick up a few tips on how to strike it rich. 8 am. Downtown Gold Hill.
COUNT—Why count sheep to try and sleep when you could count butterflies to try and save a species? The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is holding this BioBlitz to get a few extra eyes on the sky to count and record all the species of butterflies found in the Monument. Dinner and a slideshow afterwards. Pre-registration at cascadesiskiyou.org/bioblitz required. 8 am—8 pm. Pinehurst Elementary School, 15337 OR-66, Ashland.
MUSIC—Though it can be difficult to replicate an improvisational band like Phish, Portland-based Shafty uniquely gets the job done. Not only do they pay tribute to the one and only Phish, they create their own takes on “conventional Phish,” creating fans along the way. Their show is complete with superb light engineering. 9:30 pm. Milagros, 1465 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland. $10.