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Out & About: First Friday Artwalk

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland is the place to be for an eclectic mix of visual delights, intimate music and tasty treats and it’s a tribute to American show business cabaret-style

Friday night, make plans to spend a cool summer evening at Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk. Stroll the galleries and bistros of Ashland’s historical downtown and railroad districts for a perfect blend of striking imagery, intimate music and food and drink. Maps of featured exhibits and eateries are available at participating galleries or on the Ashland Gallery Association website. Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After the Artwalk, head down to The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant for great food and high-flying entertainment. Starting at 9 p.m., The Curtain Climbers Aerial Dance Company is set to provide the thrills as they soar overhead, while the Circus Tribal Bellydance Troupe is shaking things up on the floor. A $3 cover charge gets you in the door and minors are welcome until 11 p.m. The Black Sheep Pub is on the plaza in Ashland.

From vaudeville to jazz, it’s a celebration of American show business at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Two of the Cabaret’s most popular performers, Christopher George Patterson and Kymberli Colbourne, are teaming up in the theatre’s newest production, “Song and Dance”. This original Cabaret show features high energy dance numbers, classic standards and Broadway show tunes. “Song and Dance” runs Thursdays through Mondays until November 4. Contact the Oregon Cabaret Theatre for dinner reservation and ticket information.