Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Jan. 19, 2022

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Five things to do in the coming days

By , Columbian staff writer

Cooped up

The Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, is hosting CooperCon 2021, the 50th anniversary of D.B. Cooper’s skyjacking, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, when experts will discuss America’s only unsolved skyjacking. See $20 bills from the ransom money found and other Cooper items and get books signed by the authors. Admission for both days is $20. Buy tickets at

Laugh at Lloyd

The Vancouver Symphony’s Chamber Music Series welcomes pianist Rodney Sauer to the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, for the showing of Harold Lloyd’s 1923 comedy “Safety Last” at 7 p.m. tonight. The concert begins with an overture, followed by the film accompanied by live music. Tickets are $25 or $10 for students with ID. Find out more at or 360-735-7278.

The sound of music

Gypsyroadshow will host a live musicians’ open mic at Barberton Grange from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 17, plus a virtual open mic from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10. Musicians of all ages can share their musical talents. A sound system is provided but bring mics if possible. Those attending the live events must be vaccinated or wear masks. For details, contact Michael Hatfield at or 360-609-6628.

Word out

Clark County’s poet laureate Armin Tolentino will lead the free Seedlings Writing Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Cascades Presbyterian Church, 9503 N.E. 86th St., Vancouver. Students age 16 and older will generate new writing together. No experience is necessary. RSVP at This is an indoor event and all participants must wear masks.

Snazzy jazz

The Clark College Jazz Band presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fort Vancouver High School auditorium, 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver. Admission is free, although donations to the Clark College Music Department are welcome. Masking, socially distanced seating and contact-tracing sign-in are required. Find more details about Clark College’s jazz program at