Kiggins Theatre

VANTalks

VANTalks—like TED Talks, only better because it’s in Vancouver—is the North Bank’s annual forum for sharing innovation, ideas, and ingenuity. It’s your chance to see inside the growing ecosystem of innovators, disrupters, professionals, and social entrepreneurs who are Southwest Washington’s agents of change. The next VANTalks will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at the Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $15 or $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.vantalks.org.

Each VANTalks will feature a line-up of live speakers (and if you’re interested in being a future presenter, VANTalks welcomes your curiosity, drive, and passion to the stage; find out more at www.vantalks.org.) May 24th’s speakers include:

  • Bruce Elgort, computer technology instructor, Clark College: “How We Work: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century”
  • Adriana Vela, founder of NanoTecNexus: “Technology Convergence: Shaping the Technologies that Shape Us”
  • Jessica Brown, Burgerville manager: “Do You Want Fries with That? How Self-Awareness + Love = Powerful Change”
  • Doug Harness, insurance educator: “Driving Miss Daisy: The Future of Self Driving Cars”
  • Kevin Getch, director of digital strategy, Webfor: “Expose Yourself”
  • Erika Laws, executive director of Impactful Women NW: “Impactful Women: The How-to Guide”
  • Eric Smith, creative director, “Getting Over Yourself: How to Start a Creative Practice that Sticks”
  • Melissa Sokolsky Haviv, activist and Fulbright scholar: “What Doing the Impossible Taught Me About Reality”

The event will last approximately two hours, and beer, wine and snacks and food from the lobby are welcome in the theater. To purchase tickets now, click here or visit www.vantalks.org. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

VanTalks, May 24

VANTalks—like TED Talks, only better because it’s in Vancouver—is the North Bank’s annual forum for sharing innovation, ideas, and ingenuity. It’s your chance to see inside the growing ecosystem of innovators, disrupters, professionals, and social entrepreneurs who are Southwest Washington’s agents of change. The next VANTalks will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at the Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $15 or $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.vantalks.org.

Each VANTalks will feature a line-up of live speakers (and if you’re interested in being a future presenter, VANTalks welcomes your curiosity, drive, and passion to the stage; find out more at www.vantalks.org.) May 24th’s speakers include:

  • Bruce Elgort, computer technology instructor, Clark College: “How We Work: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century”
  • Adriana Vela, founder of NanoTecNexus: “Technology Convergence: Shaping the Technologies that Shape Us”
  • Jessica Brown, Burgerville manager: “Do You Want Fries with That? How Self-Awareness + Love = Powerful Change”
  • Doug Harness, insurance educator: “Driving Miss Daisy: The Future of Self Driving Cars”
  • Kevin Getch, director of digital strategy, Webfor: “Expose Yourself”
  • Erika Laws, executive director of Impactful Women NW: “Impactful Women: The How-to Guide”
  • Eric Smith, creative director, “Getting Over Yourself: How to Start a Creative Practice that Sticks”
  • Melissa Sokolsky Haviv, activist and Fulbright scholar: “What Doing the Impossible Taught Me About Reality”

The event will last approximately two hours, and beer, wine and snacks and food from the lobby are welcome in the theater. To purchase tickets now, click here or visit www.vantalks.org. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

VSO Chamber Series: City Girl

The May 21 concert at the Kiggins brings F.W. Murnau’s 1930 silent movie (some of which was shot in Oregon) to the big screen with an original score conducted by the composer himself and featuring four members of the VSO. Paul will lead violinist Tatiana Kolchanova, violist Angelika Furtwangler, cellist Dieter Ratzlaf, and clarinetist Igor Shakhman in this performance, which artfully combines sight and sound. There will be a question-and-answer session with the conductor following the movie.

Tickets are $25 per person, or $10 for students with ID, available online here. Refreshments from the Kiggins will be available before and during the performance. The entire VSO will perform two more concerts this spring, on June 3 and 4, at the Skyview Concert Hall. The orchestra is currently offering discounts on tickets for its upcoming 39th season; to learn more, visit www.vancouversymphony.org or call 360-735-7278. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1101 Main Street in downtown Vancouver.

3 Grands Concert at the Kiggins

The sixth annual 3 Grands Concert features magnificent music from three grand pianos onstage at once. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at the Kiggins Theatre. Tickets are $35 per person—available online at Brown Paper Tickets—and include one drink voucher for beer, wine, or a soft drink. Snacks and pizza by the slice are also available for purchase.

The concert will feature award-winning blind pianists Mac Potts, Nick Baker, and Brent Gjerve, as well as vocalist Darcy Schmitt and a few special guests. The event will also offer a small live auction and raffle with fun and unique items. Proceeds from this event will benefit programs at the Pacific Foundation for Blind Children, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works closely with the Washington State School for the Blind to assist in meeting the needs of students throughout the state of Washington who are blind or visually impaired, increasing their opportunities for success and independence.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main Street in Vancouver. Doors will open at 6 p.m. so that you can find your seat and enjoy some refreshments before the concert begins, although food and drinks are also welcome in the auditorium during the performance.

Swingin’ at the Kiggins

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.

Science on Tap: Chicks Dig Science!

Picture a scientist. What do you see? Beakers? Check. Lab coats? Check. Wild fuzzy hair? Check. Old white dude? Check. Girl? Not so much. Today, right now, girls are killing it in math and science. They are taking more science credits in high school than boys and earning higher grades. What they aren’t doing is choosing science careers. Why is that? What does science have to say about this persistent gender gap? Dr. Brandy Todd, a.k.a. Eugene SLUG Queen Professor Doctor Mildred Slugwak Dresselhaus, director of the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE), has spent the last 10 years researching and implementing engaging, hands-on science with girls. At this next Science on Tap, Dr. Todd—in a presentation called “Girls, Goggles, and Blowing Stuff Up”—will dive deep into the obstacles girl scientists face, share what parents, teachers, and allies can do to support budding girls scientists, and extol the virtue of a wicked set of bangs. You can get advance tickets for this show here.

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions (“Better Learning Through Beer”) and Washington State University Vancouver. The presentation starts at 7 p.m., but the Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so you can find a seat and purchase yummy refreshments: beer, wine, soda, pizza, and theater-style popcorn and candy. Tickets are $8 in advance (click here to purchase online) or $10 suggested donation at the door. Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of a few dollars. Come anyway and donate what you can! Buying a ticket in advance merely confirms that you will have a seat at the event.

Reimagined Radio at the Kiggins: City of Weird

Could your life use an extra dose of weirdness? Come to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, for the Willamette Radio Workshop‘s staged presentation of the locally bestselling book, “City of Weird,” a collection of 30 original stories set in Portland. Live voice actors and Foley sound effect artists will reinterpret some of the book’s 30 original stories, tales that “blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, its bookstores and bridges and solo volcano, as well as the tradition of sci-fi pulp magazines,” according to the Powell’s Books review. Garnished with digital SFX, music, and visual backdrops, it promises to be a strangely memorable evening.

There will be one performance only at the Kiggins. Admission is $5 for adults or $3 for children under 12 years old. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so that you can purchase concessions—including wine or beer—and to make yourself comfortable in the beautifully restored 1930s-era theater with comfy leather seats and plenty of drink-holders.

This show is in partnership with WSU’s Creative Media & Digital Culture Program. “Reimagined Radio” is a project of Radio Nouspace and is focused on the re-creation of legendary radio dramas in front of live audiences. To learn more about this particular production, check out Scott Hewitt’s excellent article in The Columbian.

Acclaimed documentary “Tomorrow” at the Kiggins

Just in time for Earth Day, acclaimed documentary “Tomorrow” opens Friday, April 21, at the Kiggins Theatre.

Shortly after having her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (“Inglourious Basterds”) became aware that humankind’s environmental impact on the planet had reached a critical stage, which could threaten human life as we know it. Conscious of the kind of world her son would grow up in, Laurent teamed up with partner Cyril Dion to make “Tomorrow,” a documentary about our environmental and social challenges.

The film’s incredible success lies in their choice not to frighten—though the facts are sobering—but to inspire; to go beyond disaster scenarios and share concrete solutions as implemented by hundred of communities around the world. Traveling to ten countries, from the urban farms of Detroit to an English town that mints its own David Bowie currency to encourage local spending, from a completely sustainable village in southern India to the progressive schools of Finland, Laurent and her colleagues introduce viewers to people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their shared ideas and examples make “Tomorrow” an essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. All seats are $9 except for Monday, when all tickets are $6. The film will be shown daily, April 21 through Tuesday, April 25. See http://www.kigginstheatre.net/movies/tomorrow/ for exact showtimes.

Tomorrow at the Kiggins

Just in time for Earth Day, acclaimed documentary “Tomorrow” opens Friday, April 21, at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver and also at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas.

Shortly after having her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (“Inglourious Basterds”) became aware that humankind’s environmental impact on the planet had reached a critical stage, which could threaten human life as we know it. Conscious of the kind of world her son would grow up in, Laurent teamed up with partner Cyril Dion to make “Tomorrow,” a documentary about our environmental and social challenges.

The film’s incredible success lies in their choice not to frighten—though the facts are sobering—but to inspire; to go beyond disaster scenarios and share concrete solutions as implemented by hundred of communities around the world. Traveling to ten countries, from the urban farms of Detroit to an English town that mints its own David Bowie currency to encourage local spending, from a completely sustainable village in southern India to the progressive schools of Finland, Laurent and her colleagues introduce viewers to people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their shared ideas and examples make “Tomorrow” an essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. All seats are $9 except for Monday, when all tickets are $6. The film will be shown daily, April 21 through Tuesday, April 25. See http://www.kigginstheatre.net/movies/tomorrow/ for exact showtimes. The Liberty Theatre is located at 315 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, and the movie will be showing in its Granada Studio. Showings are April 21 through Thursday, April 27, with no showing on Wednesday, April 26. Tickets are $4.50 before 6 p.m. and $5.50 afterward, except Mondays, when all tickets are $3.50. See http://www.camasliberty.com/movie/205053/Tomorrow-(Demain) for exact showtimes. In the meantime, take a peek at the trailer below:

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Touch of Evil

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up to offer a second round of Noir Nights starting Monday, March 6. This film series pairs film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films. Niche proprietor Leah Jackson will be on hand to discuss the wines, which will also be available for purchase during the movie, and by the bottle as customers leave. Individual film tickets are $10, include the tasting.

The next series of Noir Nights focuses on the noir films of the legendary Orson Welles. Kicking off the series at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 is “The Lady from Shanghai,” which Welles wrote, directed, and starred in—along with his wife, Rita Hayworth. Welles plays a sap (to use a noir-era descriptive term) named Michael who finds himself drawn into a web of deceit and ultimately murder when he gets involved with a dangerous blonde (the normally redheaded Hayworth) and her disabled husband (a never-better Everett Sloane).

Up next is the notorious 1958 Orson Welles classic “Touch of Evil,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 10. Once again Welles is on both sides of the camera in this film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles with a special appearance by Marlene Dietrich, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Niche Wine Bar is located in the same building at 1013 Main St. For more details, visit www.kigginstheatre.net. All seats are normally $9, except for Mondays, when all tickets are $6.

Salt and Fire at the Kiggins

The Kiggins Theatre invites you to a special, one-time-only screening of Salt and Fire, an internationally co-produced thriller film directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo, Lo and Behold). The film, which made its debut at the Shanghai International Film Festival, was later selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the most recent Toronto International Film Festival.

Two ecologists (played by Veronica Ferres and Gael Garcia Bernal) are sent to South America as part of a U.N. investigation into an ecological disaster. They are quickly kidnapped by the villainous CEO (played by Michael Shannon) of a large company held responsible for the ecological disaster. But when a supervolcano nearby begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

This special advance NYFCS screening will include a special live-to-tape “talk back” with the enigmatic Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon. The movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. All seats are $10. Click here to purchase advance tickets online.

Special Screening of Salt and Fire at the Kiggins

The Kiggins Theatre invites you to a special, one-time-only screening of Salt and Fire, an internationally co-produced thriller film directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo, Lo and Behold). The film, which made its debut at the Shanghai International Film Festival, was later selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the most recent Toronto International Film Festival.

Two ecologists (played by Veronica Ferres and Gael Garcia Bernal) are sent to South America as part of a U.N. investigation into an ecological disaster. They are quickly kidnapped by the villainous CEO (played by Michael Shannon) of a large company held responsible for the ecological disaster. But when a supervolcano nearby begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

This special advance NYFCS screening will include a special live-to-tape “talk back” with the enigmatic Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon. The movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. All seats are $10. Click here to purchase advance tickets online.

The Red Turtle at the Kiggins

The visually stunning, Oscar-nominated new film from Studio Ghibli is coming to the Kiggins Theatre starting this Friday. The Red Turtle follows the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, film is a beautiful allegory exploring milestones in the life of a human being.

“Few films have used color and light with such acuity,” says the review in the Boston Globe, “from the near monochrome of moonlight on a desolate beach to the infinite, illuminated shades of green in a bamboo forest.” The Philadelphis Inquirer calls the movie “…a profoundly simple meditation on the many ways we’ve become alienated from nature and from the Earth.”

Showtimes are as follows:

  • Friday, March 24, 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 3:50 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 26, 3:50 p.m.
  • Monday, March 27, 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 p.m.

General admission is $9, except for Mondays, when all seats are $6. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main Street in downtown Vancouver. For a sneak peek at the film, see the trailer below:

VSO Chamber Series: Three Short Silent Films at the Kiggins

The Kiggins Theatre is the perfect location for the next performance in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The VSO Chamber Orchestra will play live accompaniment to three groundbreaking but not often seen silent comedies: “One Week,” a 1920s film starring Buster Keaton; “Fatty & Mabel Adrift,” a film from 1916 featuring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Mabel Normand; and “Gertie the Dinosaur,” from 1914, created by and starring Winsor McCay, an American cartoonist and animation pioneer.

This event provides the perfect opportunity for concert attendees not only to watch the presentation in comfortable surroundings, but also enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks and refreshments. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available for these and all 2017 events at vancouversymphony.org or 360-735-7278. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Immediately following the concert, a food and drink reception will commence next door to the theater at Niche Wine Bar. The reception is open to all concert attendees.

Kedi: A Documentary About the Cats of Istanbul

The Kiggins Theatre is one of a select number of locations across the country showing the remarkable  documentary, Kedi, about the cats of Istanbul.  Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years, they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame—and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree—this cat documentary, which follows the lives of seven of Istanbul’s cats, each with a distinct personality and compelling story—will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. You can see it at the Kiggins from Friday, March 17,  through Wednesday, March 15. Click here for showtimes, ticket prices, or to purchase tickets online. For a teaser, check out the trailer below:

Kedi: A Documentary About the Cats of Istanbul

The Kiggins Theatre is one of a select number of locations across the country showing the remarkable  documentary, Kedi, about the cats of Istanbul.  Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years, they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame—and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree—this cat documentary, which follows the lives of seven of Istanbul’s cats, each with a distinct personality and compelling story—will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. You can see it at the Kiggins from Friday, March 17,  through Wednesday, March 15. Click here for showtimes, ticket prices, or to purchase tickets online.

The Quiet Man at the Kiggins

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Kiggins Theater and Vancouver’s Downtown Association present the annual showing of The Quiet Man, the classic John Wayne-Maureen O’Hara film set in the rolling green hills of Ireland. Irish director John Ford fashions a charming valentine to the “auld sod” in this beloved and beautiful movie (filmed in glorious Technicolor, of course). Here’s a refresher on the story:

Irish-American boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne), recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his past and settle down to a life of tranquility, he has purchased the home of his birth from wealthy local widow, a transaction that has incurred the wrath of pugnacious squire Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who coveted the property for himself. As time goes by, Thornton falls in love with Danaher’s beautiful, high-spirited sister Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara), a traditional Irish girl with her own idea of how she should be courted and a brother who refuses to offer up the mandated dowry.

All tickets are $10, available at the door or online by clicking here. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m., but come early at 7 p.m. and see a live performance by the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. After the movie, you can nip over to Shanahan’s Pub & Grill for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

VSO Chamber Series at the Kiggins: Short Silent Films

The Kiggins Theatre is the perfect location for the next performance in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The VSO Chamber Orchestra will play live accompaniment to three groundbreaking but not often seen silent comedies: “One Week,” a 1920s film starring Buster Keaton; “Fatty & Mabel Adrift,” a film from 1916 featuring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Mabel Normand; and “Gertie the Dinosaur,” from 1914, created by and starring Winsor McCay, an American cartoonist and animation pioneer.

This event provides the perfect opportunity for concert attendees not only to watch the presentation in comfortable surroundings, but also enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks and refreshments. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available for these and all 2017 events at vancouversymphony.org or 360-735-7278. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Immediately following the concert, a food and drink reception will commence next door to the theater at Niche Wine Bar. The reception is open to all concert attendees.

Above image: a still shot from “Fatty & Mabel Adrift”

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, March 9. Comedy on Tap features laughs, brews, laughs, laughs, several chuckles, a guffaw, and also wine, cider or soda and any number of yummy snacks, nachos, pizza and buttery theater-style popcorn from the Kiggins’ concessions counter.

This month’s line-up of comic talent includes headliner Tyler Boeh, who will be joined by Andie Main, Jake Silberman, Isaac Pendergrass, and emcee Tristian Spillman. Comedy on Tap starts at 8 p.m. but the doors open at 7 p.m. so you can come early, snag a good seat, and get comfy with a brew or two. Tickets are $10 per person, available online now by clicking here. The Kiggins Theatre is located in downtown Vancouver at 1011 Main St.

Science on Tap: Evolution & BEER!

Have you ever sat down at a bar, ordered a beer, and thought to yourself, “Why do humans even have specific genes for breaking down alcohol?” The answer, as it turns out, takes you a long way back in human history; our relationship with yeast (the organism that makes alcohol) predates human evolution. At the Kiggins Theatre’s next Science on Tap, Dr. Kevin McCabe—Lab Supervisor at Full Sail Brewing and holder of a PhD in Molecular and Medical Genetics from OHSU—will take you through the history of primate alcohol consumption, the importance of yeast to human history, and how early microbiology turned the tables on yeast and gave humans control over our boozy destiny. The resulting presentation is “Evolution Under the Influence: Alcohol and the Coevolution of Humans and Yeast.” This evening of science, beer, facts and fun will begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5. You can get advance tickets for this show here.

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions (“Better Learning Through Beer”) and Washington State University Vancouver. The doors open at 6 p.m. so you can find a seat and purchase yummy refreshments: beer, wine, soda, pizza, and theater-style popcorn and candy. Tickets are $8 in advance (click here to purchase online) or $10 suggested donation at the door. Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of a few dollars. Come anyway and donate what you can! Buying a ticket in advance merely confirms that you will have a seat at the event.