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5 Best Bets for entertainment this weekend

‘Sense and Sensibility’

When Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters are tossed out of their home by a selfish half-brother, marriage prospects become bleak, and when love — or what looks like love — comes calling for the girls, they are whirled into a tangle of gossip, scandal and unexpected fortune. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Showtimes and ticket prices are available at osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161.

Dancing (and Dining) in the Streets

Rock band The Evening Shades will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Middleford Alley in downtown Medford. Follow the music and find menus at nearby tables. Call in to the particular restaurants and food will be delivered to your table. Then dance in the street. Bring nonperishable canned food to donate to ACCESS.

Southern Oregon Songwriters

Southern Oregon Songwriters will host an open mic at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Pony Espresso, 545 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Joshua Paul and singer Brook Paul will be showcased. Find Southern Oregon Songwriters Association on Facebook or call 541-899-3757.

Caballito Negro

Flutist Tessa Brinckman and percussionist Terry Longshore, along with flutist Elizabeth McNutt and percussionists Chris Whyte and Jared Brown, will perform “songbirdsongs,” a collection of miniature pieces for piccolos, ocarinas and percussion, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors, and free for full-time students.

David Bromberg Quintet

Back with “The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing but the Blues,” guitarist David Bromberg and his band will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $38, $48 or $58 and can be purchased at roguetheatre.com, by calling 541-471-1316 or at the door. The show is open to ages 21 and older.

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