Entertainment Briefs

Winston band to play Christmas music at state capital in Salem on Dec. 19

December 15, 2015 — 

The Haut Aire Flute Choir, a seven-member band from Winston, will play a one-hour concert of Christmas music in Salem as part of the Music in the Capital Series.

The band consists of director Carla Rutter, Wanda Eddy, Michelle Juett, Esther Hanson, Steven Lounsbury, Carol Dunford and Pat Mehlhof. A bass flute and an alto flute are featured.

The concert is scheduled for Dec. 19 at the state capital rotunda, 900 N.E. Court St., Salem.

Information: 541-643-5997.

John Doan's "Christmas Unplugged" coming to Roseburg Dec. 20

December 15, 2015 — 

International touring and recording harp guitar John Doan, known best his Emmy-nominated special “A Victorian Christmas with John Doan,” is set to play at Roseburg High School on Dec. 20.

Doan is an associate professor at Willamette University’s music department and recently given the International Brand Laureate Award as the world’s leading harp guitarist. He has performed with the likes of Donovan, Burl Ives, Larry Carlton and Mason Williams.

His latest show, “Christmas Unplugged — Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit” will be staged 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at Roseburg High School, 400 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. The show includes comedy, sing-a-longs, archival photographs and “the sounds of a century ago played on period instruments” such as the harp guitar, classical banjo and various zithers.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students or $40 for families of four or more people.

Information: 503-764-8133

Douglas County Culture Coalition accepting grant applications

December 15, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Cultural Coalition has begun accepting grant applications for this years round of awards. The coalition accepts applications from local art, heritage and humanities organizations, and aims to support cultural participation throughout Douglas County.

The coalition is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust. Last year it awarded $15,800 to 25 organizations. Grant awards range from $250 to $1,000, and the deadline to submit an application is Dec. 30.

Applications may be found at dccoalition.org. Information: 541-271-2103

UCC instructor releases latest romance novel, 'Gillian's Heart'

December 15, 2015 — 

B.J. Bassett, a local author and instructor at Umpqua Community College, has released her latest novel.

“Gillian’s Heart,” a contemporary romance, follows Gillian Grant on her journey to restore the beach house her grandmother raised her in, while balancing love and battling with anorexia. Her life is further complicated when her alcoholic mother returns and claims ownership of the beach house.

The novel is available as an e-book as well as a paperback.

Information: 541-580-2239

UVAA's Fourth Annual Holiday Home Tour coming Dec. 13

December 15, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is hosting its fourth annual Holiday Home Tour, touring three “lavishly decorated” homes. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m.

Homeowners this year are Larry and Susan Putman, Ron and Daphne Sturtz and Tom and Janice Wimberly.

Tickets are $10 per person, available at the Arts Center at 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg or online at uvarts.com.

Information: 541-672-2532

UCC and Roseburg Concert Chorale performing "Messiah" on Dec. 4 and 6

November 23, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Concert Chorale and Umpqua Community College’s Performing Arts Department are hitting the stage for a production of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”

The performance will feature a 160-voice choir, combining the Roseburg Concert Chorale with the UCC Chamber Choir and the Umpqua Chamber Orchestra, as directed by Jason Heald..

Two performances are scheduled, the first starting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Church of the Nazarene, 235 N.E. Rice St., Myrtle Creek. The second is a matinee that will kick-off at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Roseburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1109 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.

Tickets are $7 per person or $15 per family.

Information: 541-440-4691

Douglas County Historical Society hosting Christmas tea Dec. 13

November 23, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Historical Society is holding its Christmas Tea this year on Dec. 13.

There will be cookies, punch, coffee and entertainment, as well as door prizes and a “special holiday display.”

The event runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Historical Society, 544 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.

Movie Listings through Nov. 5

October 29, 2015 — 

For today through Nov. 5

Garden Valley Cinema,

1750 N.W. Hughwood Court

541-672-7272

Our Brand Crisis, R – An American woman, well-versed in political campaigns, is sent to South America to help install a new leader but is thwarted by an old rival. Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie. NEW

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, R – Three scouts, on the evening of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship as they try to save their town from a zombie outbreak. Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan. NEW

Burnt, R – Adam Jones is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. Now he is trying to redeem himself at a new restaurant in London. Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruhl. NEW

Steve Jobs, R – The behind-the-scenes story of a digital revolution and the man at its epicenter. Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, R – Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a master plan. Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George.

Last Witch Hunter, PG-13 – The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the most horrifying witches in history. Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine.

Rock the Kasbah, R – A down-on-his luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on tour in Afghanistan and tries to bring her to prominence. Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis.

Goosebumps, PG – A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after his imaginary creatures are loosed on the town of Greendale. Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush.

Bridge of Spies, PG-13 – An American lawyer is recruited by the C.I.A. during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance.

Jen and the Holograms, PG – A small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar and learns many life lessons along the way. Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Molly Ringwald.

Crimson Peak, R – After a tragedy, an author is torn between love for a childhood friend and a mysterious stranger, finding herself in a house that bleeds, breathes and remembers. Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston.

Pan, PG – Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to Neverland, discovering fun, danger and his destiny... to forever be known as Peter Pan. Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara.

Martian, PG-13 – During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm, and he is left behind by his crew. Watney has, however, survived and finds himself stranded on a hostile planet, trying to use his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to contact Earth. Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels.

Hotel Transylvania 2, PG – Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half-vampire, half-human grandson in the hopes of keeping Mavis in the hotel in this animated film. Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg.

Intern, PG-13 – Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker takes a position as a senior intern for an online fashion site after he realizes retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, Renee Russo.

Music for the Arts kicks off at UVAA Nov. 6

October 28, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association will get its 2015-16 season going on Nov. 6 with a performance from Michael Mendenhall.

Mendenhall has been playing music professionally for more than four decades. The piano and organ player cites jazz, New Orleans R&B and Chicago blues as his influences. He current plays locally with several groups, including Fratelli, Mo’Jo Boogie and Frank McCracken and the Firecrackers.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Tickets cost $25 for UVAA members and $30 for nonmembers. Members and nonmembers can purchase season tickets for $125 or a table for six at a single show for $125.

Information: 541-672-2532.

Movie Listings through Oct. 29

October 22, 2015 — 

For today through Oct. 29

Garden Valley Cinema,

1750 N.W. Hughwood Court

541-672-7272

Steve Jobs, R – The behind-the-scenes story of a digital revolution and the man at its epicenter. Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen. NEW

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, R – Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a master plan. Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George. NEW

Last Witch Hunter, PG-13 – The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the most horrifying witches in history. Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine. NEW

Rock the Kasbah, R – A down-on-his luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on tour in Afghanistan and tries to bring her to prominence. Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis. NEW

Goosebumps, PG – A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after his imaginary creatures are loosed on the town of Greendale. Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush. NEW

Bridge of Spies, PG-13 – An American lawyer is recruited by the C.I.A. during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance. NEW

Jen and the Holograms, PG – A small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar and learns many life lessons along the way. Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Molly Ringwald. NEW

Crimson Peak, R – After a tragedy, an author is torn between love for a childhood friend and a mysterious stranger, finding herself in a house that bleeds, breathes and remembers. Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston.

Pan, PG – Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to Neverland, discovering fun, danger and his destiny... to forever be known as Peter Pan. Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara.

Walk, PG – In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit attempts to realize his dream, walking the void between the World Trade Centers. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon.

Martian, PG-13 – During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm, and he is left behind by his crew. Watney has, however, survived and finds himself stranded on a hostile planet, trying to use his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to contact Earth. Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels.

Hotel Transylvania 2, PG – Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half-vampire, half-human grandson in the hopes of keeping Mavis in the hotel in this animated film. Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg.

Intern, PG-13 – Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker takes a position as a senior intern for an online fashion site after he realizes retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, Renee Russo.

Local tattoo parlor offering free tattoos memorializing UCC tragedy

October 7, 2015 — 

Local tattoo parlor Tapestry Tattoo is offering free tattoos memorializing the tragedy at UCC.

Beginning at noon Sunday at Tapestry Tattoo, 1110 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg, the tattoo parlor will ink up residents who wish to tattoo small memorials such as “UCC Strong,” or the Oregon outline, but tattoo artists are open to suggestions. The event will run until about 7 p.m.

A henna artist will also be on hand to offer free henna tattoos.

Tattoo artists encourage donations, 100 percent of which will benefit the victims of the tragedy.

Information: 541-957-5422.

Movie Listings through Oct. 8

October 1, 2015 — 

For today through Oct. 8

Garden Valley Cinema,

1750 N.W. Hughwood Court

541-672-7272

Sicario, R – An idealist FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the U.S./Mexico border. Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin. NEW

The Martian, PG-13 – During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm, and he is left behind by his crew. Watney has, however, survived and finds himself stranded on a hostile planet, trying to use his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to contact Earth. Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels. NEW

Hotel Transylvania 2, PG – Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half-vampire, half-human grandson in the hopes of keeping Mavis in the hotel in this animated film. Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg.

Everest, PG-13 – A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Worthington.

Intern, PG-13 – Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker takes a position as a senior intern for an online fashion site after he realizes retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, Renee Russo.

Black Mass, R – This is the true story of Whitey Bulger, a brother of a state senator, and the most infamous violent criminal in South Boston, who became an FBI informant. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, PG-13 – After having escaped the maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with obstacles. Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee.

Visit, PG-13 – A single mother finds that things in her family’s lives go very wrong after her two children visit their grandparents. Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan.

Walk in the Woods, R – After 20 years out of country, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S. and decides that the best way to reconnect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson.

War Room, PG – A seemingly perfect family looks to solve its problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman. Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, PG-13 – Ethan and his team face one of their most impossible missions yet, trying to eradicate the syndicate — an international rogue organization bent on destroying the IMF. Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg.

Guitarist Timothy Patrick set to play My Coffee on Friday

September 30, 2015 — 

Guitarist Timothy Patrick is set to play My Coffee & The Wine Experience at 5 p.m. Friday.

Patrick, who has been a professional entertainer since 1984, plays acoustic guitar in the Eugene area — mostly at night clubs and wineries. He has a stated mission of creating memorable experiences “through music, stories, images and comedy.”

The show will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday at My Coffee & The Wine Experience, 1700 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg. There will be a $4 cover.

Information: 541-229-1230.

Marching ensemble to compete in Pacific Coast Invitational on Saturday

September 28, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Marching Ensemble will take the field at Sprague High School, at 2373 Kuebler Blvd., Salem, on Saturday for the Pacific Coast Invitational.

Competing against 11 other bands, RME will showcase its new flight-themed marching show while vying for the event’s top honors. The band’s first show will be at 10:45 a.m., and it could perform again in the evening depending on its scores.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for college and high school students, $5 for kindergarten to eighth-grade students and free for younger children.

Information: 541-670-9063.

New art gallery opening in Drain Oct. 2

September 24, 2015 — 

A new art gallery in Drain, called the DIVA Gallery and Art Center, will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 2. The gallery’s opening will also usher in a Friday Night Art Walk with nearby shops.

At DIVA, live music, refreshments and the inaugural show, titled “Welcome to Drain,” will be on display, including works from artists such as Susan Applegate and Eugene-based artist Jerry Ross.

The event will kick off at 5 p.m. at 128 W. C Ave., Drain. Several nearby businesses will also show their own art, demonstrate crafts and serve refreshments for the art walk. The event will take place on the first Friday of each month in Drain.

Information: 541-870-5442.

Weekly A&E Calendar

September 24, 2015 — 

FRIDAY

Acoustic Blend — 5 p.m., My Coffee & the Wine Experience, 1700 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg. Light rock ’n’ roll favorites. $4 cover. 541-229-1230

Red Dragon Irish Band — 7 p.m., Little Brothers Pub, 428 SE Main St, Roseburg. Traditional songs from the British Isles. 541-672-0912

“The Diary of Anne Frank” — 7:30 p.m., Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard, Roseburg. Anne Frank’s remarkable diary illuminates a coming-of-age story amid the chaos of war and religious persecutions in World War II. Directed by Tolley Evans. $12 for adults, $5 for children. 541-673-2125

Saturday

“The Diary of Anne Frank” — 7:30 p.m., Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard, Roseburg. Anne Frank’s remarkable diary illuminates a coming-of-age story amid the chaos of war and religious persecutions in World War II. Directed by Tolley Evans. $12 for adults, $5 for children. 541-673-2125

SUNDAY

“The Diary of Anne Frank” — 2 p.m., Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard, Roseburg. Anne Frank’s remarkable diary illuminates a coming-of-age story amid the chaos of war and religious persecutions in World War II. Directed by Tolley Evans. $12 for adults, $5 for children. 541-673-2125

SEPT. 29

Mare Wakefield and Nomad — 7 p.m., Lookingglass Grange, 7426 Lookingglass Road. The award-winning singer-songwriters play Americana, country and folk and are on tour promoting their latest record “Poet on the Moon.” Tickets $12 per person. 541-580-9210.

Oct. 2

Acoustic Blend — 7 p.m., Little Brothers Pub, 428 S.E. Main St., Roseburg. Live music 541-672-0912

“The Diary of Anne Frank” — 7:30 p.m., Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard, Roseburg. Anne Frank’s remarkable diary illuminates a coming-of-age story amid the chaos of war and religious persecutions in World War II. Directed by Tolley Evans. $12 for adults, $5 for children. 541-673-2125

Oct. 3

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band — 10 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Bluegrass music and fresh vegetables at the Umpqua Valley Farmer’s Market. Free admission.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” — 2 p.m., Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard, Roseburg. Anne Frank’s remarkable diary illuminates a coming-of-age story amid the chaos of war and religious persecutions in World War II. Directed by Tolley Evans. $12 for adults, $5 for children. 541-673-2125

Movie Listings through Oct. 1

September 24, 2015 — 

For today through Oct. 1

Garden Valley Cinema,

1750 N.W. Hughwood Court

541-672-7272

Hotel Transylvania 2, PG – Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half-vampire, half-human grandson in the hopes of keeping Mavis in the hotel in this animated film. Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg. NEW

Everest, PG-13 – A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Worthington. NEW

Intern, PG-13 – Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker takes a position as a senior intern for an online fashion site after he realizes retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, Renee Russo. NEW

Perfect Guy, PG-13 – After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman becomes involved with a guy who seems almost too good to be true. Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut. NEW

Black Mass, R – This is the true story of Whitey Bulger, a brother of a state senator, and the most infamous violent criminal in South Boston, who became an FBI informant. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, PG-13 – After having escaped the maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with obstacles. Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee.

Visit, PG-13 – A single mother finds that things in her family’s lives go very wrong after her two children visit their grandparents. Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan.

Walk in the Woods, R – After 20 years out of country, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S. and decides that the best way to reconnect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson.

War Room, PG – A seemingly perfect family looks to solve its problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman. Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie.

Straight Outta Compton, R – The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes hip-hop with their music and tales about life in the ’hood. O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, PG-13 – Ethan and his team face one of their most impossible missions yet, trying to eradicate the syndicate — an international rogue organization bent on destroying the IMF. Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg.

Ant Man, PG-13 – Armed with a super suit that allows him to shrink and increase his strength, Scott Lang must help his mentor Dr. Hank Pym pull a heist to save the world. Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly.

Minions, PG – Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he is a person in a court of law. Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth.

Inside Out, PG – Uprooted from her Midwest life and living in San Francisco, young Riley and her emotions — joy, fear, anger, disgust, sadness — come into conflict on how to best navigate a new city, house and school. Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader.

Auditions for 'The Nutcracker' to be held Oct. 4

September 23, 2015 — 

Young dance students can audition to be extras in Eugene Ballet Company’s production of “The Nutcracker” on Oct. 4. Auditions will be held at the Knights of Pythias Hall, 638 S.E. Rose St., Roseburg.

Auditions will start at 11 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., and students will compete for roles such as party guests, angels, baby mice and more. A representative from the Eugene Ballet Company, who is staging the show, will be present.

The performance will be staged Nov. 22 at Umpqua Community College. The show will benefit the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights, which in turn donates its proceeds to the Rotary Club for student scholarships in Douglas County.

Students selected for the performance will be asked to pay a $5 audition fee.

For more information or for the audition schedule, call 541-673-5792.

Country music duo Mare Wakefield and Nomad to play Lookingglass Grange on Sept. 29

September 23, 2015 — 

Singer-songwriters Mare Wakefield and Nomad will hit the Lookingglass Grange on Tuesday as part of their tour to promote their latest record “Poet on the Moon.”

The husband-and-wife duo has garnered attention for Wakefield’s singing and award-winning songwriting and for Nomad’s piano skills. They were recently named finalists at Kerville’s NewFolk Songwriting Competition in Texas and earned “Emerging Artist” recognition at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York.

Wakefield and Nomad will perform at 7 p.m., Sept. 29 at the Lookgglass Grange, 7426 Lookingglass Road.

Tickets cost $12 per person, and refreshments will be provided.

Information: 541-580-9120.

Canadian musician David Myles playing UCC Oct. 12

September 23, 2015 — 

Canadian singer-songwriter David Myles, whose music combines jazz-influenced ballads with pop and folk music, will be stopping in Roseburg soon as part of the Live On Stage! Roseburg concert series.

The New Brunswick–born showman is a composer and singer who co-created the best-selling rap single in Canadian history, “Inner Ninja.” Myles will appear alongside a trio — two guitarists and a bassist — that has won dozens of awards in its own right.

The concert will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg. Admission is free to Live On Stage Roseburg! members, or tickets are available to adults for $30 per ticket, $15 for full-time students or $75 per family.

Information: www.roseburgcommunityconcerts.org.

Auditions for UACT's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' start Sept. 27

September 23, 2015 — 

A staging of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Umpqua Actors Community Theatre will raise the curtain on Nov. 30, but auditions are right around the corner.

On Sunday and Monday at 6:30 p.m., UACT will hold auditions for the play, which follows young Charlie Brown as he tries to find the true meaning of Christmas with the rest of the Peanuts gang. Roles are offered for six boys and six girls between the ages of 10 and 16.

Melody Schwegel and Jannie Prawitz will direct the play. The play, which was originally a classic television special written by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, was adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffe.

Auditions will be held at UACT, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Information: 541-673-2125.

Movie Listings through Sept. 24

September 17, 2015 — 

For today through Sept. 24

Garden Valley Cinema,

1750 N.W. Hughwood Court

541-672-7272

Black Mass, R – This is the true story of Whitey Bulger, a brother of a state senator, and the most infamous violent criminal in South Boston, who became an FBI informant. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch. NEW

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, PG-13 – After having escaped the maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with obstacles. Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee. NEW

I’ll See You In My Dreams, PG-13 – A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Mary Kay Place. NEW

Love and Mercy, PG-13 – In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with an emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde masterpiece. By the 1980s, he is a broken and confused man under 24-hour watch by what many consider a shady therapist. John Cusak, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti. NEW

Visit, PG-13 – A single mother finds that things in her family’s lives go very wrong after her two children visit their grandparents. Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan.

Transporter Refueled, PG-13 – Former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme fatale and her sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin. Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol.

Walk in the Woods, R – After 20 years out of country, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S. and decides that the best way to reconnect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson.

No Escape, R – In their new overseas home, an American family finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, trying to escape immediate execution. Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan.

War Room, PG – A seemingly perfect family looks to solve its problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman. Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie.

Straight Outta Compton, R – The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes hip-hop with their music and tales about life in the ’hood. O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, PG-13 – Ethan and his team face one of their most impossible missions yet, trying to eradicate the syndicate — an international rogue organization bent on destroying the IMF. Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg.

Ant Man, PG-13 – Armed with a super suit that allows him to shrink and increase his strength, Scott Lang must help his mentor Dr. Hank Pym pull a heist to save the world. Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly.

Minions, PG – Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he is a person in a court of law. Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth.

Inside Out, PG – Uprooted from her Midwest life and living in San Francisco, young Riley and her emotions — joy, fear, anger, disgust, sadness — come into conflict on how to best navigate a new city, house and school. Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader.

Jurassic World, PG-13 – Twenty-two years after the events of the original Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar is now a fully functional dinosaur theme park. After 10 years of operation, with attendance declining, a new attraction is created to spark visitor interest, which backfires terribly. Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio.

Open rehearsals for Roseburg Concert Chorale start Sept. 15

September 11, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Concert Chorale will open rehearsals for its winter concert on Sept. 15, and the rehearsals will be held each Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane, Roseburg. No audition required, and new singers will be accepted through Sept. 29.

The chorale, directed by Dr. Jason Heald, will be joined by the Umpqua Chamber Orchestra in two performances of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah.” Concerts will be held Dec. 4 and 6 in Roseburg and Myrtle Creek, respectively.

Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Singers must provide their own score, or purchase them at rehearsal for $10. There will also be a $10 singer fee. Performing in the chorale can also be taken for credit at Umpqua Community College.

Information: 541-496-0748.

Quilt honoring organ donors on display at ECEC through Oct. 7

September 11, 2015 — 

A special patchwork quilt honoring people who donated tissue and organs will be on display at the Elkton Community Education Center until Oct. 7.

The piece, called “The Threads of Life Quilt,” is on loan from Portland-based nonprofit Donate Life Northwest. Each square honors organ donors and was sewn into the fabric by their friends or family. The quilt is part the center’s “Quilts of Many Colors” show.

The center is open daily Tuesdays through Fridays in the fall and is located at 15850 Highway 38W, Elkton.

Information: 541-584-2692.

Eugene band The Koz to return to Henry Estate Winery Saturday

September 10, 2015 — 

Eugene-based rockers The Koz will return to Henry Estate Winery on Saturday, the band’s first performance since playing its annual festival “Henry Goes Wine.”

Starting at 4:30 p.m., the winery, located at 687 Hubbard Creek Road, Umpqua, will host a watch party for the Oregon versus Michigan State football game. Then, at 7 p.m., The Koz will take the stage with a laser light show.

Tickets cost $20, which includes a glass of wine. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Information: 541-459-5120.

Fisher's Flowers & Fine Art hosting artist reception on Sept. 18

September 10, 2015 — 

The works of two Oregon painters will be celebrated at a reception Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Fisher’s Flowers & Fine Art, 638 W. Harrison St., Roseburg.

The artists are Portland-based pastel artist Nathalie Equall and acrylic painter Diane Williams, of Winchester, and their works will be on display at the gallery until Nov. 5.

The reception is free. Information: 541-672-6621.

Live On Stage Roseburg! opens season Sept. 22

September 10, 2015 — 

The Fireworks Ensemble, which bills itself as “an acoustic chamber band,” will open the 2015-16 season for Live On Stage Roseburg! on Sept. 22.

The group was founded in 2000 by composer and bassist Brian Coughlin. Its current program, “American Tapestry,” celebrates the range of popular American music by incorporating classical music, rock ’n’ roll, bluegrass and hip-hop. The band tours throughout the United States and is currently the ensemble-in-residence at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium.

The Fireworks Ensemble will hit the stage at 7 p.m. at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg. Admission is free to Live On Stage Roseburg! members, or tickets are available to adults for $30 per ticket, $15 for full-time students or $75 per family.

Information: www.roseburgcommunityconcerts.org.

September 10, 2015 — 

TONIGHT

Tapas & Tunes — 6 p.m., Salud Restaurant and Brewery, 537 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg. Musical guest Joe Ross electric guitar and mandolin while Salud provides food and drink specials. 541-673-1574.

FRIDAY

Neil Gregory Johnson — 5 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville. Neil Johnson is a country and blues singer-songwriter from the Northwest. Information at www.neilgregoryjohnson.com 1-800-548-8461.

Moonglow — 5 p.m., My Coffee & The Wine Experience, 1700 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg. Tunes from the Great American Songbook. $4 cover charge. 541-229-1230

Music Off Central 2015 — 6 p.m., Central Park, Sutherlin. Music by Michael Fowler Band, free event.

Saturday

Joe Ross Latin Shindig Music — 10 a.m., Umpqua Valley Farmers Market, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Musician Joe Ross might play anything from Latin to bluegrass, Celtic to jazz, polka to swing music. Free admission. 541-530-6200

Country Music Express — 1 p.m., Sutherlin Senior Center, 202 W. Central Ave, Sutherlin. Music, snacks and coffee. Everyone is welcome.

The Scott Allen Band — 3 p.m., Central Park, Sutherlin. Benefit concert for the Sutherlin Lions Club’s Sight and Hearing Benefit Concert. The Scott Allen Band pays tribute to Johnny Cash. Food and drinks will be served. Concert is free.

Neil Gregory Johnson — 5 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville. Neil Johnson is a country and blues singer-songwriter from the Northwest. Information at www.neilgregoryjohnson.com 1-800-548-8461.

SUNDAY

Music Off Central 2015 — 6 p.m., Central Park, Sutherlin. Features The Good News Express. Free event.

WEDNESDAY

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band — 6:30 p.m., Blackbird Bistro, 1969 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. Bluegrass music. 541-673-9759.

UVAA to host 5th Annual Umpqua Plein Air Painting Event

September 9, 2015 — 

Artists from throughout the northwest will be in Douglas County to participate in the 5th Annual Umpqua Plain Air Event on Sept. 16. The event is hosted by the Umpqua Valley Arts Association.

The plein air artists will practice a centuries-old tradition of painting outdoors, and their works will be juried by Mike Hernandez, an art director at DreamWorks Animation and a nationally renowned plein air painter.

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 with a quick-draw competition at Fir Grove Park. On Sept. 17 and 18, artists will participate in paint outs throughout the county in locations such as the North Umpqua River, Doc Bailey’s Farm and River Forks Park.

Top works, chosen by Hernandez, will be announced at the plein air gallery opening at 1 p.m. Sept. 19.

Information: 541-672-2532.

Ye Olde Art Shoppe hosting artist reception on Sept. 12

September 9, 2015 — 

Myrtle Creek’s local art gallery Ye Olde Art Shoppe is hosting a reception for artist Loren Dowdy, an oil and acrylic painter, on Sept. 12.

The reception will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and there will be no charge for admission. Refreshments will be served.

Ye Olde Art Shoppe is located at 106 N.E. Oak St., Myrtle Creek.

Information: 541-863-6843.

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