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Swingin’ at the Kiggins
May 12, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Celebrate the 30s and the wonderful world of swing music at The Kiggins Theatre with live choreographed dancing, a 12-piece jazz orchestra, the close vocal harmonies of The Juleps, and the classic 1938 musical College Swing starring Bob Hope, Martha Raye and George Burns and Gracie Allen. Swingin’ at the Kiggins is expected to be so popular, it’s being presented on two consecutive nights: Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. This evening of fun, fashion, and high-energy dancing is the result of a partnership between The Kiggins, Most Everything Vintage, and Bru Pomade, which is launching a new product called Dapper Man. The event is, in part, an answer to the question, “Where can I go after I get all dressed up in my fabulous vintage clothes?”
The film will be preceded with live music performed by the Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra and choreographed swing dance by Zef Aiden Wolf and Company. On Friday, there will be pre-show entertainment by The Juleps in The Marquee upstairs lounge. So come dressed in all your vintage finery and enjoy an evening (or two) of music, dance, and fashion. And here’s a bold idea for those who haven’t yet decided on a Mother’s Day gift: if the mom in your life loves to get dressed up and dance, this is a gift is a sweet, sweet deal.
The doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:45 p.m. Presale tickets are $15 or $18 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.kigginstheatre.net—and then, if you don’t already have that perfect swingin’ outfit, swing on by Most Everything Vintage at 815 Washington St. for a spectacular collection of dresses and menswear from that era. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/408721786178632/, where you’ll also find a list of places in downtown Vancouver to grab a bite and a cocktail before or after the show. To learn more about Bru Pomade, a line of men’s hair and beard products made in Vancouver by Garret and Becca Olmstead of Locksmythe Salon, visit www.brupom.com.