Last Tuesdays Poetry, 7 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, with open mic slots. Wendy Chin-Tanner, the founding editor of Kin Poetry Journal, will read from her collection "Turn." Barnes & Noble, Vancouver Plaza, 7700 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver; 360-253-9007 or bn.com/events
Fall Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m. Featuring the Clark College Jazz Ensemble and the Hockinson High School Jazz Band. Gaiser Hall Theater, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver; free. 360-992-2188 or www.clark.edu
Ricky Lee Jackson Band, Shawna Quade, 6 to 8 p.m. A benefit for the Veterans Community Garden and Clark County Food Bank, video appearance by Jonathan Jackson. Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St., Vancouver; $20. 360-892-2030 or www.clarkcountyvetscourtboard.org
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
November 14, 2014 6 a.m.
The Hoosegow is the latest to occupy the restaurant space just south of the Clark County Courthouse. The bistro is open weekdays only, serving breakfast and lunch. The menu focuses on barbecue favorites using meat smoked on premises and it offers a few other items as well. There are plans to extend business hours when a beer and wine permit is issued.