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Henry Pech

Five picks for things to do

Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo

Look for professional cowboys and cowgirls competing in rodeo events Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. There will be kids activities and an outdoor saloon with live music by Billy Lund and Whiskey Weekend on Friday and Fogline on Saturday. Gates open at 6 p.m. Main attractions get underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18, $23 for reserved seats, $10 for ages 12 and younger, and can be purchased at the gates.

‘The White Liars’ and ‘Black Comedy’

Randall show postponed: Randall Theatre’s opening performance of “The White Liars” and “Black Comedy” has been moved to Thursday, June 7. There will no shows Saturday or Sunday, June 2 or 3. See randalltheatre.com for details.Two one-act farces by Peter Shaffer promise lots of laughs as characters deal with one awkward situation after another. “Liars” follows rock star Frank, his business manager Tom, and a fortune-teller as they try to get one over on each other. “Black Comedy” finds a struggling artist and his fiance throwing a party to impress her bombastic father. Shows are at 7 p.m. June 7-9 and 14-16, and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 10, and 17, at Randall Theatre, 10 E. Third St., Medford. Tickets are $20, $17 on Thrifty Thursdays.

Bathtub Gin Serenaders

This nine-piece jug band-jazz ensemble — without the jug — will host an all-ages dance party at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Geos Building, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Look for pre-World War II hot jazz and smoky blues and music by Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and others. Admission is $3 to $5.

Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ

The sixth annual festival will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3283 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Look for brews from Walkabout, BricktownE, 10 Barrel, Arch Rock, Wild River, Opposition and Lost Coast; food from Fired Up Food Truck, Old Steam Engine BBQ, Heart and Bowl and CABA Authentic Argentine Empanadas; and live music by Jack Attack, Waking Hazel, The Brothers Reed, Eight Dollar Mountain and Dusty Green Bones Band. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and can be purchased at roguebbb.org. Non-beer drinkers can get in for $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Rogue Valley Food System Network and Rogue Farm Corps. Kids 15 and younger get in free.

‘The Legend of Henry Pech’

Author Jack McDermott of Pennsylvania will read from his nostalgic reflection on the life and quiet wisdom of a true mountain man, Henry Pech of Oregon, at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Pech is a modern-day mountain man who lives a simple, yet refined, lifestyle. Published by Page Publishing, McDermott’s debut novel is an affectionate homage to a friend and mentor. Proceeds from book sales will benefit Lake Creek Historical Society.

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