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Try this: Downtown Alley Flea Market, Comedy on Tap, swing dance with Riverhouse Swing

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 11, 2024, 6:05am

Fabulous flea finds

Kindred Homestead Supply hosts the Downtown Alley Flea Market 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the alley next to the store at 606 Main St., Vancouver. Shoppers can find everything from handmade pottery and upcycled flannels to artisan soaps, lotions and art prints as well as crocheted, knit, sewn and other handmade treasures. Vendors will sell vintage furniture and home decor with live music from Ronald Records. Kids can enjoy the bubble machine and chalk art. Markets occur on the second Saturday of each month through October. Learn more at kindredhomesteadsupply.com.

Paper dreams

Art at the CAVE Gallery, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, will offer a free Collage Laboratory from noon-5 p.m. Saturday. This paper collage event, led by Greg Bee, is open to anyone 18 or older. Participants should bring magazines, scissors, adhesives such as glue sticks and a support to hold art. Some supplies will be provided (but please, no glitter or paint). Attendees are also welcome to bring snacks, beverages or a mug for tea. Learn more at artatthecave.com or contact Bee at greggybee@gmail.

Just joking

Two downtown Vancouver venues are offering live stand-up comedy this week, starting at 7:30 tonight with Comedy on Tap at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., with headliner Kermet Apio, winner of both the Seattle Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival. Tickets are $15 at kigginstheatre.com. Also see stand-up comedy at 7 p.m. Saturday at UnderBar, a basement speakeasy at 1701½ Broadway, hosted by Logan Loughmiller with headliner Mx. Dahlia Belle. The cover charge is $10 and attendees are encouraged to buy drinks. Get more details at underbar.biz.

Herbal how-to

The Camas Public Library is hosting a workshop, “Herbal Teas: Growing to Blending and Brewing,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. An herbal specialist from Garden Delights Herb Farm in Hockinson will offer an introduction to a selection of herbs and their properties and discuss why they are good for making tasty teas. Learn how to brew teas with different combinations of herbs and sample different herbal brews. No registration is necessary and the workshop is free to attend. Learn more at gardendelightsfarm.com.

Swing fling

Step back in time and swing dance with Riverhouse Swing at the Valiant Ballroom and Common Space, 111 W. Ninth St., Vancouver, on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Admission is $10. Beginner lessons will be offered at 6 p.m. and social dancing is at 7 p.m. For more information, email riverhouse.swing@gmail.com. Learn about other events at the Valiant Ballroom, such as a summer flea market and an art and artisans’ market, at thevaliantballroom.com/events.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Master Gardeners’ strawberry-growing workshop, live jazz at The Grant House and Re-Imagined Radio’s next broadcast — visit events.columbian.com.