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Out & About: First Weekend of November

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend, an award winning musician will visit the Rogue Valley, bringing with her instruments from around the world and families can explore an unseen world at new exhibit. The Rogue Valley Symphony is including a special treat with it’s November series of concerts.

Grammy-winning flutist Rhonda Larson will join the Rogue Valley Symphony for three performances this weekend. Larson is an internationally known flutist, composer, and bandleader who plays traditional and multicultural flutes from all parts of the world. This weekend concerts are tonight at the SOU Recital Hall, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at Medford’s Craterian Theater at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at the Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.

Both the big and small can learn about a world so small we can’t see it. ScienceWorks in Ashland hosts and interactive exhibit this weekend allowing families to explore nanoscale science. Kids can build a giant carbon nano-tube while parents come to better understand the societal and ethical implication of the new technology. ScienceWorks is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The lights are about to fade on the 2012 season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival but there’s still time for you to catch a show. Tickets are still available for some shows including “Romeo and Juliet”. It’s the classic story of star-crossed lovers set in the California territory of the 1840′s. Also playing to final houses this weekend, “Medea-Macbeth-Cinderella”, a one of a kind musical mash-up of three classic tales. Tickets are also still available for “Troilus and Cressida” and “Party People”. Contact the Oregon Shakespeare Festival box office for information.