Kiggins Theatre

Ice Guardians

The Kiggins Theatre is offering a one-time-only showing of the acclaimed hockey documentary, Ice Guardians, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.This is a special Tugg screening with a Q&A session after the film featuring Portland’s own Paul Gaustad, formerly of the Portland Winterhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and—most recently—a retired veteran of the Nashville Predators. The event will be hosted by former Portland Winterhawks play-by-play announcer Dean “Scooter” Vrooman.

Ice Guardians tells the story of on-ice enforcers struggling to rise through the professional ranks of the world’s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new-found fight for the existence of the role itself. Exploring one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport, Ice Guardians looks into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League: the enforcer. Few understand this position and fewer appreciate what is involved in becoming an enforcer. Ice Guardians steps beyond the hype and talks directly to the players themselves. Through their eyes, tough exteriors are shed to reveal the humanity behind a role that may not exists much longer.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 and available at the door or online at tugginc.com. Five percent of ticket sales (Tugg’s event promoter share) will be donated to the Winterhawks Amateur Hockey Association. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Ice Guardians at the Kiggins

The Kiggins Theatre is offering a one-time-only showing of the acclaimed hockey documentary, Ice Guardians, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.This is a special Tugg screening with a Q&A session after the film featuring Portland’s own Paul Gaustad, formerly of the Portland Winterhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and—most recently—a retired veteran of the Nashville Predators. The event will be hosted by former Portland Winterhawks play-by-play announcer Dean “Scooter” Vrooman.

Ice Guardians tells the story of on-ice enforcers struggling to rise through the professional ranks of the world’s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new-found fight for the existence of the role itself. Exploring one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport, Ice Guardians looks into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League: the enforcer. Few understand this position and fewer appreciate what is involved in becoming an enforcer. Ice Guardians steps beyond the hype and talks directly to the players themselves. Through their eyes, tough exteriors are shed to reveal the humanity behind a role that may not exists much longer.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 and available at the door or online at tugginc.com. Five percent of ticket sales (Tugg’s event promoter share) will be donated to the Winterhawks Amateur Hockey Association. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Hunting Film Tour

Year Four of the Hunting Film Tour premiered last summer in Bozeman, Montana, and now it’s made its way to Vancouver, with a stop at the independent Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 16. “Ridgeline Redemption” is a two-hour, conservation-minded, fair chase film showcasing expert hunters traveling to some of the Earth’s wildest regions…and the magnificent, majestic animals they seek. The stories are compelling and the cinematography is breathtaking (see the trailer below from the 2015/2016 Hunting Film Tour).

Discounted tickets are available at the Vancouver Sportsman’s Warehouse at 11505 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. or by calling 360-604-8000. Tickets are also available for $15 online or through the Hunting Film Tour website for $18. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and the film will begin promptly at 7 p.m. The film is best enjoyed with friends and maybe a craft brew or two from the Kiggins’ Marquee Lounge upstairs.

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 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.

February’s line-up of comic talent includes headliner Don Frost (one of Willamette Week‘s Top Five Funniest People of 2016) 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. in downtown Vancouver.

Wayne’s World Birthday Bash

If you came of age in the 90s—or even if you were already of age—you will totally remember Wayne’s World, dude. Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, the movie Wayne’s World (originally released in 1992) is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). (Oh, for the good ol’ days, when shiftless headbangers were so adorable!)

Anyhow, back to the plot synopsis. From Wayne’s basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called Wayne’s World, on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of Wayne’s World—and he also wants Wayne’s girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra.

If, like me, you can’t do math easily in your head, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Wayne’s World (a.k.a. WW25), and the North Bank’s two independent theaters, the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver and the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas, are celebrating with a special “Birthday Bash” extended version of the film, featuring the film’s director and cast members with an introduction by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers. Stick around after the end credits roll for an on-screen conversation with director Penelope Spheeris, Tia Carrere, Colleen Camp, Robert Patrick, and special presentation with Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Lorne Michaels and Rob Lowe.

The Kiggins Theatre is showing the Wayne’s World Birthday Bash on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 8, and the Liberty Theatre is showing it on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Visit each theater’s website—www.kigginstheatre.net or www.camasliberty.com—for showtimes and ticket pricing.

Comedy on Tap

comedy-on-tap_thumbThe Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 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.

February’s line-up of comic talent includes headliner Don Frost (one of Willamette Week‘s Top Five Funniest People of 2016) 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. in downtown Vancouver.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Starting Friday, Feb. 10, the Kiggins Theater in downtown Vancouver and the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas will show all the Oscar-nominated short films, starting with animated shorts, followed by live action films and then moving on to short-subject documentaries.

If you plan on seeing all the films at the Kiggins, save money and purchase an Oscar Shorts punchcard for $30—otherwise, all seats are $9, except Bargain Monday, when tickets are $6. For a complete list of films and showtimes, see the Kiggins website at www.kigginstheatre.net. If you’re going to catch the Oscar Shorts program at the Liberty, tickets are sold at the regular prices: $4.50 before 6 p.m., $5.50 after 6 p.m., and $3.50 for all shows on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more details, visit www.camasliberty.com. For more information about the films to be shown, check out http://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/. Here are the programs that will be showing at both theaters:

  • ANIMATED SHORTS (running time: 87 minutes; good for kids 8 and up, except for the final film)
    Borrowed Time – USA, 7 minutes
    Pearl – USA, 6 minutes
    Piper – USA, 6 minutes
    Blind Vaysha – Canada, 8 minutes
    The Head Vanishes – 9 minutes
    Asteria  – 5 minutes
    Once Upon a Line – 7 minutes
    Pear Cider and Cigarettes – Canada and UK, 35 minutes (not appropriate for children)
  • LIVE ACTION SHORTS (running time: 134 minutes, suitable for ages 15+)
    Sing – Hungary, 25 minutes
    Silent Nights – Denmark, 30 minutes
    Timecode – Spain, 15 minutes
    Ennemis Interieurs – France, 28 minutes
    La Femme et la TGV – Switzerland, 30 minutes
  • DOCUMENTARY SHORTS, PROGRAM A (running time: 76 minutes, suitable for ages 16+)
    Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes
    Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24 minutes
    4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes
  • DOCUMENTARY SHORTS, PROGRAM B (running time: 85 minutes, suitable for ages 16+)
    Watani: My Homeland – UK, 39 minutes
    The White Helmets – USA, 41 minutes

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Don’t have the time or money to travel to Banff, Canada, for the Banff Mountain Film Festival? No problem, because the festival will come to you at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4. Downtown Vancouver’s magnificently restored Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St.) will host the 40th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which brings the films of this legendary festival to audiences around the world (450 locations in 40 countries, to be more precise).

The World Tour is a carefully curated section of films, focusing on subjects ranging from the exploration of remote, nearly inaccessible landscapes and little-known mountain cultures to short films or “Radical Reels” about daring extreme sports. The World Tour films are shown to almost 400,000 people in 40 countries. Tickets are $20 per person for one night—or a $36 pass for both nights—and can be purchased  online in advance or at the door.

There are many locations around Washington State that are hosting the tour, but none could be more delightful than the large screen, cushy seats, and beautifully updated interior of the Kiggins, which also sells beer and wine from its concession stand in the lobby. If you’d like to relax in style, migrate upstairs to the Marquee Lounge, an Art Deco throwback to the theater’s 1936 origins. For more information about the Banff Mountain Film Festival, visit www.banffmountainfestival.ca. To view clips from the films on the tour, visit www.banffcentre.ca/node/832.

Waynes’ World Birthday Bash

If you came of age in the 90s—or even if you were already of age—you will totally remember Wayne’s World, dude. Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, the movie Wayne’s World (originally released in 1992) is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). (Oh, for the good ol’ days, when shiftless headbangers were so adorable!)

Anyhow, back to the plot synopsis. From Wayne’s basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called Wayne’s World, on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of Wayne’s World—and he also wants Wayne’s girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra.

If, like me, you can’t do math easily in your head, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Wayne’s World (a.k.a. WW25), and the North Bank’s two independent theaters, the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver and the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas, are celebrating with a special “Birthday Bash” extended version of the film, featuring the film’s director and cast members with an introduction by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers. Stick around after the end credits roll for an on-screen conversation with director Penelope Spheeris, Tia Carrere, Colleen Camp, Robert Patrick, and special presentation with Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Lorne Michaels and Rob Lowe.

The Kiggins Theatre is showing the Wayne’s World Birthday Bash on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 8, and the Liberty Theatre is showing it on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Visit each theater’s website—www.kigginstheatre.net or www.camasliberty.com—for showtimes and ticket pricing.

Science on Tap: Games & the Origins of Life

Einstein famously said, “God does not play dice with the universe.” But could games have anything to do with the origins of life on Earth? At the Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap—”Game Theory, Cooperation, and the Theory of Life”—Dr. Niles Lehman, professor of chemistry at Portland State University, will introduce the concept of game theory and make a connection between game theory’s principles and how life may have arisen on the Earth some four billion years ago. Surprisingly there may be a link between strategies that “players” use when in competitions, and the strategies that molecules use to behave in a life-like fashion. This evening of science, beer, facts (actual, not alternative) and fun will begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1. (Please note: this is one week earlier that usual; Science on Tap is normally held on the second Wednesday of the month.)

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions 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.

Science on Tap: Games & the Theory of Life

Einstein famously said, “God does not play dice with the universe.” But could games have anything to do with the origins of life on Earth? At the Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap—”Game Theory, Cooperation, and the Theory of Life”—Dr. Niles Lehman, professor of chemistry at Portland State University, will introduce the concept of game theory and make a connection between game theory’s principles and how life may have arisen on the Earth some four billion years ago. Surprisingly there may be a link between strategies that “players” use when in competitions, and the strategies that molecules use to behave in a life-like fashion. This evening of science, beer, facts (actual, not alternative) and fun will begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1. (Please note: this is one week earlier that usual; Science on Tap is normally held on the second Wednesday of the month.)

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions 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.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

BanffMountainFilmFestDon’t have the time or money to travel to Banff, Canada, for the Banff Mountain Film Festival? No problem, because the festival will come to you at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4. Downtown Vancouver’s magnificently restored Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St.) will host the 40th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which brings the films of this legendary festival to audiences around the world (450 locations in 40 countries, to be more precise).

The World Tour is a carefully curated section of films, focusing on subjects ranging from the exploration of remote, nearly inaccessible landscapes and little-known mountain cultures to short films or “Radical Reels” about daring extreme sports. The World Tour films are shown to almost 400,000 people in 40 countries. Tickets are $20 per person for one night—or a $36 pass for both nights—and can be purchased  online in advance or at the door.

There are many locations around Washington State that are hosting the tour, but none could be more delightful than the large screen, cushy seats, and beautifully updated interior of the Kiggins, which also sells beer and wine from its concession stand in the lobby. If you’d like to relax in style, migrate upstairs to the Marquee Lounge, an Art Deco throwback to the theater’s 1936 origins. For more information about the Banff Mountain Film Festival, visit www.banffmountainfestival.ca. To view clips from the films on the tour, visit www.banffcentre.ca/node/8327.

Ocean Waves at the Kiggins

Rarely seen outside of Japan, Ocean Waves is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed coming-of-age story, and you can see it at the Kiggins Theatre starting Friday, Jan. 20. Based on Saeko Himuro’s best-selling novel and directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, Ocean Waves was the first Studio Ghibli film directed by someone other than studio founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Full of shots bathed in a palette of soft pastel colors and rich in the unexpected visual details typical of Studio Ghibli’s most revered works, Ocean Waves is an accomplished teenage drama and a true discovery.

As a bonus to Studio Ghibli fans, the Kiggins will also present the hilarious “Ghiblies: Episode 2,” a 25-minute short film from Studio Ghibli featuring several comedic vignettes and caricatures of Studio Ghibli staff. Utilizing new animation techniques and software that would later be used on “My Neighbors the Yamadas,” “Ghiblies: Episode 2” hasn’t been released in North America until now.

The film will be shown once every day from Friday, Jan. 20, through Tuesday, Jan. 24. Click here for showtimes. All shows are in Japanese with English subtitles. All seats are $9, except for Monday showings, when all tickets are $6. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Debbie Reynolds in “Mother” at the Kiggins

Missing Debbie Reynolds already? The Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver is here to help! You can see Reynolds at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, in the touching comedy, “Mother.” Reynolds—who earned a Golden Globe nomination for this role—costars with writer/director Albert Brooks as a straight-talking spitfire of a woman whose twice-divorced sci-fi writer son decides to try to figure his life out by moving back in with her. Also starring Rob Morrow, Lisa Kudrow, Vanessa Williams and John C. McGinley. Admission is free. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.  Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Kiggins, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

 

Carrie Fisher, Chevy Chase in “Under the Rainbow”

Missing Carrie Fisher already? The Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver is here to help! You can see Fisher and Chevy Chase in the 1981 screwball comedy “Under the Rainbow,” which takes a fictionalized, behind-the-scenes look at the Wizard of Oz’s Munchkin contingent. This offbeat movie uses takes 150 little people—cast as Munchkins and staying in one Culver City hotel during filming while indulging in some high-energy partying—to spin zany onscreen mayhem with touches of romance between casting agent (Fisher) and special agent (Chase) plus cockeyed espionage involving a German agent (Billy Barty) and a Japanese spy (Mako). Co-stars Eve Arden, Adam Arkin, Joseph Maher and Pat McCormick deliver tall orders of laughter, while smashing into small-fry shenanigans at every turn. The film will be shown at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. No admission price! The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Kiggins, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

Fisher & Reynolds at the Kiggins

Missing Carrie Fisher already? The Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver is here to help! You can see Fisher and Chevy Chase in the 1981 screwball comedy “Under the Rainbow,” which takes a fictionalized, behind-the-scenes look at the Wizard of Oz’s Munchkin contingent. This offbeat movie uses takes 150 little people—cast as Munchkins and staying in one Culver City hotel during filming while indulging in some high-energy partying—to spin zany onscreen mayhem with touches of romance between casting agent (Fisher) and special agent (Chase) plus cockeyed espionage involving a German agent (Billy Barty) and a Japanese spy (Mako). Co-stars Eve Arden, Adam Arkin, Joseph Maher and Pat McCormick deliver tall orders of laughter, while smashing into small-fry shenanigans at every turn. The film will be shown at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Come back at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, to see Fisher’s mother, Debby Reynolds, in the touching comedy, “Mother.” Reynolds—who earned a Golden Globe nomination for this role—costars with writer/director Albert Brooks as a straight-talking spitfire of a woman whose twice-divorced sci-fi writer son decides to try to figure his life out by moving back in with her. Also starring Rob Morrow, Lisa Kudrow, Vanessa Williams and John C. McGinley.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Admission for both films is free. Doors will open at 12:30 for both films. For more information about the Kiggins, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

Above image: Fisher and Chase in a scene from Under the Rainbow.

Science on Tap: The Physics of Fun

Come to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, for the lighter side of physics—more specifically, the Science Circus and the Physics of Fun with master juggler Rhys Thomas of JuggleMania. Often compared to the bubbly, bendy action of a Pixar movie, Science Circus blends mature science with comedy to create a show the Smithsonian Institution has called “wonderful.” Audience members will observe gravity’s constant acceleration through bowling ball juggling (?!), gyroscopic stability through glass bowl spinning, centripetal force with cowboy lariats, center of balance from a six-foot tall unicycle, and inertia with a classic tablecloth pull. Thomas will teach you about physics with hilarity and dexterity, describing and demonstrating physics concepts with the irresistible force of levity.

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions 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.

“David Bowie Is” at the Kiggins

David Bowie died one year ago today, on Jan. 10, 2016. The Kiggins Theatre is marking this date by showing the award-winning documentary about the most popular exhibit in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s history, “David Bowie Is.” The exhibition—which sold tickets faster than any other in the museum ever had, before or since—features a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive.

This film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibit’s curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide expert insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.

See David Bowie Is at the Kiggins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. This is a one-night-only showing. Tickets are $10 per person, available online by clicking here. For more information, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

David Bowie at the Kiggins

David Bowie died one year ago, on Jan. 10, 2016. The Kiggins Theatre is marking this date by showing the award-winning documentary about the most popular exhibit in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s history, “David Bowie Is.” The exhibition—which sold tickets faster than any other in the museum ever had, before or since—features a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive.

This film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibit’s curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide expert insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.

See David Bowie Is at the Kiggins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. This is a one-night-only showing. Tickets are $10 per person, available online by clicking here. For more information, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

Comedy on Tap

After starting life as a simple stand-up comedy night and going through iterations such as The Slate Comedy Showcase, the Couve’s funniest Thursday night has settled on the beer-friendly moniker “Comedy on Tap.” (An astute move, because we Couvies do love our brews.) The first Comedy on Tap of 2017 promises to be a seriously good one, featuring headliner Susan Rice, named Portland’s Funniest Person 2015 by Willamette Week (and we’re sure she’s only gotten funnier since then). Rice will be joined on stage by Jenna Zine, Jake Silberman, and Dylan Jenkins.

Comedy on Tap starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Kiggins Theatre. The doors open at 7 p.m. so you can come early, snag a good seat, and get comfy with a brew or two from the Kiggin’s swanky Marquee Lounge upstairs. January’s Comedy on Tap is sponsored by The Thirsty Sasquatch, with several local craft beers specially chosen by the Sasquatch’s brewski experts (brexperts?).

Tickets are $10 per person, available online now by clicking here. The Kiggins Theatre is located in downtown Vancouver at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.