The Oregon Shakespeare Festival may be the main draw, but Ashland is overflowing with talent. From experimental theater to Broadway musicals, the town sees an amazing range of theater productions. To find out what's going on while you're in town, pick up a free copy of The Sneak Preview. If you've had enough Shakespeare or happen to be in town when the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is not staging performances, check out the performance calendars of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets (tel. 541/488-2902; www.oregoncabaret.com), a professional dinner theater; Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St. (tel. 541/482-2334; www.oregonstageworks.org), a small theater staging everything from classics to world premiers; or the town of Talent's little Camelot Theatre Company, 101 Talent Ave. (tel. 541/535-5250; www.camelottheatre.org), which specializes in making live theater affordable. The university also has its One World Concert Series (tel. 541/552-6461), which brings in touring musical acts and other performers.
For a glass of wine before or after a show, Liquid Assets Wine Bar, 96 N. Main St. (tel. 541/482-WINE ; www.liquidassetswinebar.com), is the place to go. They serve some tasty, light meals here, too. Alternatively, you can sample and sip local wines at EdenVale Enoteca, 17 N. Main St. (tel. 541/482-3377; www.edenvaleenoteca.com), which is conveniently located right on the plaza. If you're just looking for someplace to heft a pint of local microbrew, stop by Standing Stone Brewing, 101 Oak St. (tel. 541/482-2448; www.standingstonebrewing.com). Or to keep with the merrie olde England theme of Ashland, head to The Black Sheep, 51 N. Main St. (tel. 541/482-6414; www.theblacksheep.com), an English pub on the plaza. Thursday through Saturday nights, you can do a little dancing at the Nuevo Latino restaurant Tabu, 76 N. Pioneer St. (tel. 541/482-3900; www.taburestaurant.com).
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