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Go: Clark County’s Musical Roots, Jazz Festival, Marvel Universe Trivia Night

By , Columbian staff writer
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Get all your seeds for the 2019 growing season and meet other gardeners at the Seed Swap Jan. 27.
Get all your seeds for the 2019 growing season and meet other gardeners at the Seed Swap Jan. 27. The Columiban files Photo Gallery

1. Get your groove on

Find what moves you at the opening reception for the Clark County Historical Museum’s exhibit “Music, Movement and Sound: An Exploration of Clark County’s Musical Roots.” The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver, featuring hors d’oeuvres, singing and drumming by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Drum Group and live music by River Twain. Learn about the music of Native American nations, military music at the Vancouver Barracks and the legacy of Vancouver’s Piano Hospital. See the first piano to arrive in the Pacific Northwest and play a tune in the “instrument petting zoo.” Admission is $5, $4 for seniors and students, and $3 for kids under 18. 360-993-5679 or www.cchmuseum.org

2. Blow your horn

Clark College’s 57th annual Jazz Festival is a three-day celebration of jazz featuring 60 middle and high school jazz ensembles from all over Washington and Oregon, competing for top honors and culminating with the Dale Beacock Memorial Sweepstakes Award. The competition, which is open to the public, began on Jan. 24 and continues on Jan. 25 and 26 with nonstop jazz from morning until evening. Finals competitions start at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and Jan. 26. The Clark College Jazz Band will perform at noon and 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, and at 12:20 p.m. on Jan. 26. Public admission to the festival — held in Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way — is $5. For the complete schedule, see www.clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events/music/jazz_festival/index.php.

3. It’s a Marvel

Bring your superhero-obsessed friends to Marvel Universe Trivia Night at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E. 39th St., Vancouver, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Join other comic book fans for a night of pub-style trivia questions centered around the Marvel Universe and its panoply of caped and suited superhumans, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, Hulk and Captain America. Play as a team or on your own. Latte Da’s full food and drink menu will be available, including craft brews, fine wine and a bevy of frothy coffee concoctions. lattedacoffeehouse.com

4. Show up for show tunes

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra “Goes to Broadway” at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 and 7 p.m. Jan. 27 with the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and musical theater performer Susannah Mars, plus vocalists from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. Guests will be treated to an evening of Broadway tunes, including selections from “An American in Paris,” “Rodeo,”  “West Side Story” and “Oklahoma!” Performances are at Skyview High School Concert Hall, 1300 N.W. 139th St., Vancouver, and tickets are $34 or $10 for students. 360-735-7278 or vancouversymphony.org

5. Seeds of change

Get ready for gardening season and get to know other green thumbs from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at the North County Community Food Bank, 17 N.E. Third Ave., Battle Ground. The Seed Swap offers a chance to pick from a multitude of free flower and vegetable seed packets, plus a number of bare-root ornamental plants (also free). Nearly all the seeds are organic, non-GMO or heirloom varieties. Bring seed packets for the 2019 growing season and a snack to share — or just bring yourself. When you plant, you can even “grow a row” for sharing with the food bank when harvest time comes. Questions? Contact Liz Cerveny at executive.director@nccfoodbank.org or 360-687-5007. nccfoodbank.org