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Lisa Koch

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Lisa Koch

Singer and comedian Lisa Koch will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. This irreverent entertainer delivers a mix of comedy, theater and songs. With five solo albums to her credit, she’s a former member of comedy duo Dos Fallopia and cult quartet Venus Envy. She’s co-written shows such as “The Carpenters: Uncomfortably Close To You,” “Two’s Company, I’m a Crowd,” and “Ham for the Holidays: The Hamchurian Candidate.” Koch is the composer of off-Broadway musical “27, Rue de Fleurus” ... and one of her songs was sampled by Jay-Z. Tickets are $18 in advance and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com, by calling 800-838-3006, or at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets will be $20 door.

Nightmare Chamber Haunted House

Randall Theatre’s annual haunt will be open Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at the warehouse theater, 10 E. Third St., Medford. Tickets are $12. Tickets discounted $2 can be purchased at all Magic Man Fun Shops in Medford and Grants Pass. Fast passes are $15 and allow visitors to skip wait time. Regular tickets can be upgraded to Fast Passes for $5 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tutunov Piano Series

Pianist Jerome Rose will perform music by Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. An award-winning music scholar, Rose has played in concert halls around the globe. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.

The Girls

Singers Shae CĂ©line, Jade Chavis, Jenni Davis and Lisa Yriarte will perform harmonies and solos at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. Look for songs “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Higher Love,” “I’ll Be Loving You Always,” “Love Shack,” “Straight Up,” “Don’t Let Go,” and more, backed by rock, funk and soul band The Rogue Suspects. Admission is free.

Petunia & The Vipers

Retro roots combo Petunia and the Vipers breathe new life into genres of old-time Canadian and American country, swing, jazz and blues — all with a punk edge — at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Brickroom, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. Frontman Petunia sings in an authentic high and lonesome voice, and he manages a convincing yodel on some songs. Cover is $10.

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