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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Sept. 28, 2023

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Try This: Farmers Market, Improv Night with BlackProv and Friends, ‘Hidden Histories’

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Fresh and fabulous

The Vancouver Farmer’s Market at Eighth and Esther streets is open for the 2023 season and is now in full bloom, featuring locally grown, seasonal produce, fresh flowers and an array of artisan products like soap, honey, baked goods, nut butters, pottery, potted plants, garden starts, coffee, wine, jewelry, leather goods, clothing, kombucha and mead (to name a few; see the vendor map at maps.managemymarket.com/5641). Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Learn more at vancouverfarmersmarket.com.

Laugh out loud

Magenta Theater is hosting an Improv Night with BlackProv and Friends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 1108 Main St., Vancouver. BlackProv is an improvisational troupe featuring the talents of Michael Buchanan, Leann Johnson and Jamie Montgomery — three seasoned improv actors coming together to entertain through the lens and experiences of people of color. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance at magentatheater.com or $15 at the door. Beverages and concession-style snacks are available in the lobby before and during the show.

In perspective

The Clark County Historical Museum’s Speaker Series continues at 7 tonight with “Hidden Histories: The South Vietnamese Side of the Vietnam War” at 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Admission is free. Historian Julie Pham, CEO of the consulting firm CuriosityBased, draws from interviews with 40 South Vietnamese military veterans in the United States and illuminates how people can remember historical events differently. From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, enjoy the free Museum After Hours. For details, visit cchmuseum.org.

True colors

Aurora Gallery, 1004 Main St., Vancouver, is hosting a free opening night reception 5-9 p.m. Friday for “Prismatic Palette,” an exhibit of new, vividly colorful works by artist Gregory Gorham. Two collections of Gorham’s latest work will be on display: “Prismatic Forest” featuring acrylic paintings of birch, aspen, beech and mountain ash; and “Harbor Colors,” a series of fishing vessels inspired by the lively fishing harbors of Oregon and Washington. Learn more at www.gregorygorham.com or facebook.com/gregory.l.gorham.

Support and defend

At 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, director Erik Flint and curator Heidi Pierson of the Lewis Army Museum in Tacoma will present “Exploring Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Military.” This presentation will cover key moments and significant shifts in military policy and practice, which reduced discrimination and allowed more opportunities to serve. The lecture is free to attend but reservations are recommended at friendsfortvancouver.org.