Try this: CooperCon 2021; Clark College Jazz Group; open mic


Shut in

The Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, hosts CooperCon 2021, the 50th anniversary of DB Cooper’s skyjacking, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, when experts discuss America’s only unsolved skyjacking. Discover $ 20 bills from found ransom money and other Cooper items, and get books signed by the authors. Admission for both days is $ 20. Buy your tickets at

Lloyd’s laugh

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music series welcomes pianist Rodney Sauer to the Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, for the screening of Harold Lloyd’s 1923 comedy “Safety Last” at 7 pm this evening. The concert begins with an overture, followed by the film accompanied by live music. Tickets cost $ 25 or $ 10 for students with ID. To learn more, visit or 360-735-7278.

The sound of music

Gypsyroadshow will host an open mic of live musicians at Barberton Grange from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 17, as well as a virtual open mic from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 10. Musicians of all ages can share their musical talents. A sound system is provided but bring microphones if possible. People attending live events should be vaccinated or wear masks. For more details, contact Michael Hatfield at or 360-609-6628.


Clark County Poet Laureate Armin Tolentino will lead the free seedling writing workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cascades Presbyterian Church, 9503 NE 86th St., Vancouver. Students aged 16 and over will generate new scriptures together. No experience is necessary. RSVP at This is an indoor event and all participants must wear masks.

Trendy Jazz

The Clark College Jazz Band performs their 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 music department at Clark College are welcome. Masking, remote corporate offices, and a contact tracing connection are required. Find more details about the Clark College Jazz Program at

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Henry R. Wright