Saturday, October 16, 2021
Oct. 16, 2021

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Try This: Cinema of Horrors; Halloween on Franklin; ‘War of the Worlds’

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Film fright

Get scared in your car at the Cinema of Horrors Drive-in at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Classic horror flicks with live monsters and special effects start at 7 p.m. on select dates through Oct. 31. Gates open at 5 p.m. for photo-ops and food vendors. Tickets are $49 to $69 per car at or call 971-266-1781; some dates are sold out.

Scary big

The Halloween yard display at 4616 N.W. Franklin St., Vancouver, stretches over four properties and features 12-foot skeletons and pumpkin monsters, a ghoulish gondola, a 7-foot dragon, zombies, a giant spider and characters from film and TV. It’s open for free viewing 7 to 9 p.m. daily through Oct. 29 with lights, animatronics, holograms and music. Get details at

Outside the lines

Clark College’s art professors present Lane Departure, a virtual exhibit through Nov. 12. An opening reception will be held at noon Friday via Zoom with links available from The exhibit explores how much has changed during the pandemic and highlights new work that’s a departure, in theme or medium, from the artists’ usual practice. For details, contact the director of Archer Gallery at 360-992-2246.

Viva virtuosos

The Young Artists’ Competition final round is 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Main St., Vancouver. The performance will also be livestreamed at Nine young competitors will vie for medals, cash prizes and a chance to perform with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The concert is free but tickets must be reserved at or 360-735-7278. Masks are required to attend in person.

Alien invasion

“The War of the Worlds” will air from 1 to 2 p.m. on Vancouver’s KXRW-FM (99.9 FM), Portland’s KXRY-FM (91.1 FM or 107.1 FM) and KUIK-AM (1360 AM). The Re-Imagined Radio production features a rewritten script inspired by Orson Welles’ classic 1938 radio broadcast, with action based in Vancouver and Battle Ground. After the broadcast, the performance will be available online via the stations’ websites and will be archived at