Kiggins Theatre

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 10. 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 Tristian Spillman. A northwest staple, Spillman has appeared several times at Bridgetown Comedy Festival. His energy, sense of fun, and upbeat comedic style have landed him a regular feature at Harvey’s Comedy Club. He hosted and founded Comedy Night @The Bagdad, the longest weekly stand-up showcase in Portland, lasting for nearly eight years. Tristian has hosted over 500 shows, including over four years of comedy show at the Kiggins. Thursday will be a special evening, because Spillman will be recording his first-ever live feature album and loud laughers are welcome.

Joining Spillman will be joined by some of the audience’s favorite comics from prior shows: Alex Avery, Amanda Lynn Deal, Carter, Eric Cash, Isaac Pendergrass, Justin Ammerman, Laci Day, and Steven Tye. 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: ECLIPSE-O-MANIA!

The Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap —”The Sights, Safety, and Science of the Great American Eclipse”—at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, will answer every question you ever had about the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. On this day, the continental United States will experience its first total eclipse since 1979, and its first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918. With over 12 million people in the path of totality and nearly 200 million within a single day’s drive, this may become the most watched eclipse in world history. From what you can expect to see to how to stay safe to the current and historical science that eclipses have brought us, this talk should give you all the information you need for an unforgettable eclipse experience!

The speaker, Dr. Ethan Siegel, was born in New York, majored in three different things as an undergrad, and got his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. (See? It never hurts to be a little indecisive.) After postdoctoral research focusing on dark matter and cosmic structure formation, he became a physics professor and a professional science communicator. The communication was more fun, so now he writes and speaks full time, including for Forbes, and NASA. His blog, Starts With a Bang, was voted the internet’s top science blog by the Institute of Physics and also by Real Clear Science. His first book, Beyond the Galaxy, is available today (and yes, he has copies to sign), and his second, Treknology, about the real-life science behind the technologies envisioned by Star Trek, comes out in October.

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 check with the Kiggins’ box office) 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. (…and reserving a seat is recommended, since this topic will not doubt be popular.)

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 10. 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 Tristian Spillman. A northwest staple, Spillman has appeared several times at Bridgetown Comedy Festival. His energy, sense of fun, and upbeat comedic style have landed him a regular feature at Harvey’s Comedy Club. He hosted and founded Comedy Night @The Bagdad, the longest weekly stand-up showcase in Portland, lasting for nearly eight years. Tristian has hosted over 500 shows, including over four years of comedy show at the Kiggins. Thursday will be a special evening, because Spillman will be recording his first-ever live feature album and loud laughers are welcome.

Joining Spillman will be joined by some of the audience’s favorite comics from prior shows: Alex Avery, Amanda Lynn Deal, Carter, Eric Cash, Isaac Pendergrass, Justin Ammerman, Laci Day, and Steven Tye. 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.

Above image: the beer mug on the left is doubled over laughing. Either that or it’s crying because it’s empty.

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Double Indemnity

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next “Noir Nights” film-and-wine pairing on Monday, Aug. 7, with “Double Indemnity.” This next film series gives you film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films—all for one price! This next set of movies will focus on a “femme fatale” theme, so get ready for some killer dames and bad broads! 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.

Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson star in this Billy Wilder classic about an insurance salesman (MacMurray) who lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance scam by seductive wife of one of his clients (Stanwyck). What could go wrong?

Tickets to individual films are $10 and includes the wine tasting and collectible ticket. If you’d prefer not to see the film, you can enjoy just the wine tasting for $5. If you’d like to attend the whole series, $40 gets you admission to all three films and wine tastings as well as a collectible Noir Nights wine glass. Collectible glasses are available for $10.

The pre-show tastings begin at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Science on Tap: Eclipse-o-Mania!

The Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap —”The Sights, Safety, and Science of the Great American Eclipse”—at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, will answer every question you ever had about the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. On this day, the continental United States will experience its first total eclipse since 1979, and its first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918. With over 12 million people in the path of totality and nearly 200 million within a single day’s drive, this may become the most watched eclipse in world history. From what you can expect to see to how to stay safe to the current and historical science that eclipses have brought us, this talk should give you all the information you need for an unforgettable eclipse experience!

The speaker, Dr. Ethan Siegel, was born in New York, majored in three different things as an undergrad, and got his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. (See? It never hurts to be a little indecisive.) After postdoctoral research focusing on dark matter and cosmic structure formation, he became a physics professor and a professional science communicator. The communication was more fun, so now he writes and speaks full time, including for Forbes, and NASA. His blog, Starts With a Bang, was voted the internet’s top science blog by the Institute of Physics and also by Real Clear Science. His first book, Beyond the Galaxy, is available today (and yes, he has copies to sign), and his second, Treknology, about the real-life science behind the technologies envisioned by Star Trek, comes out in October.

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 check with the Kiggins’ box office) 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. (…and reserving a seat is recommended, since this topic will not doubt be popular.)

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Double Indemnity

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next “Noir Nights” film-and-wine pairing on Monday, Aug. 7, with “Double Indemnity.” This next film series gives you film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films—all for one price! This next set of movies will focus on a “femme fatale” theme, so get ready for some killer dames and bad broads! 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.

Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson star in this Billy Wilder classic about an insurance salesman (MacMurray) who lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance scam by seductive wife of one of his clients (Stanwyck). What could go wrong?

Tickets to individual films are $10 and includes the wine tasting and collectible ticket. If you’d prefer not to see the film, you can enjoy just the wine tasting for $5. If you’d like to attend the whole series, $40 gets you admission to all three films and wine tastings as well as a collectible Noir Nights wine glass. Collectible glasses are available for $10.

The pre-show tastings begin at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Above image: look out behind you! It’s Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray.

Harry Potter Birthday Bash at the Kiggins Theatre

In honor of Harry Potter’s 37th Birthday on July 31, Vancouver’s very own Ministry of Magic (Vancouver’s Downtown Association) is joining forces with Wizards and Muggles alike to bring Harry Potter’s Birthday Bash to life at the Kiggins Theatre, every day from Saturday, July 29, through Monday, July 31. So make an appointment at Madam Primpernelle’s Beautifying Potions (Glam Beauty Bar) and stop by Gringott’s Wizarding Bank (IQ Credit Union) to make a withdrawal and secure your passes now!

The Harry Potter Birthday Bash invites fans and new readers of all ages to celebrate with a magical weekend event featuring all eight Harry Potter films, plus these special activities: a Hunt for Deathly Hallows, a Magical Photo Booth, Professor Trelawney’s Popcorn Predictions, Dobby’s Dance Party, and appearances by many of the beloved witches and wizards from Hogwarts! You may even see a Death Eater lurking about…and, if you are lucky, The Boy Who Lived himself!

A special menu, filled with magical concoctions—like Butter Beer, Mrs. Weasely’s Bacon Sandwiches, and treats off the Hogwart’s Express trolley—is brought to you by the Ministry of Magic. Other sponsors and magical destinations are 12 Grimmauld Place (Erik Morton State Farm), our very own Quidditch Arena (Source Climbing Center), Beauxbatons Academy of Magic (Confettii Couture), and the Daily Prophet Photo Studio (Aevum Images).

Passes are available now through the Kiggins Theatre’s website or at the Kiggins box office during regular hours. But be warned: prices go up on the day of show, although some day passes will be available. Tickets can be traded in for passes at Wonder Witch (Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie) starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. The Kiggins is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Girls ROAR: Fierce Young Storytelling

The very first Girls ROAR—an offshoot of ROAR: Fierce Female Storytelling—will be held at the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. This event provides a platform for girls’ voices from ages 12 to 17, while encouraging unity, courage, and self-esteem. The stories they will tell are the product of a special Girls ROAR workshop, taught by facilitators who helped the girls shape their narratives and find their own true voices.

This will be a night of intimate, brave, compelling storytelling by 15 young women who have a lot to say about what’s going on around them. Over four group sessions featuring improvisation, storytelling techniques, and one-on-one instruction, they are ready to take the stage at the Kiggins.

Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/1464?siteToken=WxtzsI6OCkSMiLYqPrAyPA%3D%3D. Tickets at the door are $18. The show lasts approximately 120 minutes. You can learn more on ROAR’S Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoarVoices/, or go to ROAR’s website at www.roarvoices.com. To apply for a future Girls Roar workshop, email girls@roarvoices.com. The Kiggins is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Girls ROAR at the Kiggins

The very first Girls ROAR—an offshoot of ROAR: Fierce Female Storytelling—will be held at the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. This event provides a platform for girls’ voices from ages 12 to 17, while encouraging unity, courage, and self-esteem. The stories they will tell are the product of a special Girls ROAR workshop, taught by facilitators who helped the girls shape their narratives and find their own true voices.

This will be a night of intimate, brave, compelling storytelling by 15 young women who have a lot to say about what’s going on around them. Over four group sessions featuring improvisation, storytelling techniques, and one-on-one instruction, they are ready to take the stage at the Kiggins.

Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/1464?siteToken=WxtzsI6OCkSMiLYqPrAyPA%3D%3D. Tickets at the door are $18. The show lasts approximately 120 minutes. You can learn more on ROAR’S Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoarVoices/, or go to ROAR’s website at www.roarvoices.com. To apply for a future Girls Roar workshop, email girls@roarvoices.com. The Kiggins is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Harry Potter’s Birthday Bash at the Kiggins

In honor of Harry Potter’s 37th Birthday on July 31, Vancouver’s very own Ministry of Magic (Vancouver’s Downtown Association) is joining forces with Wizards and Muggles alike to bring Harry Potter’s Birthday Bash to life at the Kiggins Theatre, every day from Saturday, July 29, through Monday, July 31. So make an appointment at Madam Primpernelle’s Beautifying Potions (Glam Beauty Bar) and stop by Gringott’s Wizarding Bank (IQ Credit Union) to make a withdrawal and secure your passes now!

The Harry Potter Birthday Bash invites fans and new readers of all ages to celebrate with a magical weekend event featuring all eight Harry Potter films, plus these special activities: a Hunt for Deathly Hallows, a Magical Photo Booth, Professor Trelawney’s Popcorn Predictions, Dobby’s Dance Party, and appearances by many of the beloved witches and wizards from Hogwarts! You may even see a Death Eater lurking about…and, if you are lucky, The Boy Who Lived himself!

A special menu, filled with magical concoctions—like Butter Beer, Mrs. Weasely’s Bacon Sandwiches, and treats off the Hogwart’s Express trolley—is brought to you by the Ministry of Magic. Other sponsors and magical destinations are 12 Grimmauld Place (Erik Morton State Farm), our very own Quidditch Arena (Source Climbing Center), Beauxbatons Academy of Magic (Confettii Couture), and the Daily Prophet Photo Studio (Aevum Images).

Passes are available now through the Kiggins Theatre’s website or at the Kiggins box office during regular hours. But be warned: prices go up on the day of show, although some day passes will be available. Tickets can be traded in for passes at Wonder Witch (Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie) starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. The Kiggins is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

ROAR: Fierce Female Storytelling

ROAR is a bi-monthly storytelling event that showcases seasoned storytellers, improvisers, writers, slam poets, and surprise guests, with female empowerment and courage as the underlying theme. This Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., ROAR will bring five powerful women to the stage to share inspiring, honest, and raw stories from their lives. This storytelling series is a collaboration between the landmark Kiggins Theatre and Erika Worth, a writer, actress, poet, performance artist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and storyteller.

ROAR’s next show features women  from their 20s to 60s representing different ethnic backgrounds and sexual identities. The speakers—Kahlie Towle, Samira Sahebi, Alina Aliyar, Leah Baer, and Jennifer Gerould, ranging in ages from 30s to 70s—will tell stories centered around the theme of “Freedom.” Advance tickets are $15, available online at http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/roar/. Tickets purchased at the door are $20. ROAR will donate 10% of the show’s tickets sales and concessions to the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation (NWCAVE), an organization which works to inform, educate, and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children.

ROAR will also introduce “Girls Roar” on Thursday, July 27, a workshop and show providing a platform for girl’s voices from ages 12-17, while encouraging unity, courage, and self-esteem. For more information about the show, or to see more upcoming events at the Kiggins, visit the Kiggins’s Events page at http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/. To learn more about ROAR and the women who’ll be performing, visit ROAR’S Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoarVoices/, or go to ROAR’s website at www.roarvoices.com. The Kiggins is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Score: A Film Music Documentary

The critically acclaimed “Score: A Film Music Documentary” brings Hollywood’s premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most widely known music genre: the film score. The documentary opens Friday, July 21, at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver.

Featuring hundreds of clips and interviews with such luminaries as Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Trent Reznor, Gary Marshall, James Cameron, Randy Newman, Rachel Portman, Leonard Maltin, Quincy Jones, Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat, Bear McCreary, Mark Mothersbaugh and Steven Spielberg—to name a very few. For more information, visit the movie’s official website at https://www.score-movie.com/. You can also get a sneak peek by watching the preview below.

The film will be shown daily through Wednesday, July 26. Check the Kiggin’s Theatre’s website at www.kigginstheatre.net for showtimes. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main Street in Vancouver. All seats $9 except for Mondays, when all tickets are $6.

Roar: Fierce Female Storytelling

ROAR is a bi-monthly storytelling event that showcases seasoned storytellers, improvisers, writers, slam poets, and surprise guests, with female empowerment and courage as the underlying theme. This Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., ROAR will bring five powerful women to the stage to share inspiring, honest, and raw stories from their lives. This storytelling series is a collaboration between the landmark Kiggins Theatre and Erika Worth, a writer, actress, poet, performance artist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and storyteller.

ROAR’s next show features women  from their 20s to 60s representing different ethnic backgrounds and sexual identities. The speakers—Kahlie Towle, Samira Sahebi, Alina Aliyar, Leah Baer, and Jennifer Gerould, ranging in ages from 30s to 70s—will tell stories centered around the theme of “Freedom.” Advance tickets are $15, available online at http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/roar/. Tickets purchased at the door are $20. ROAR will donate 10% of the show’s tickets sales and concessions to the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation (NWCAVE), an organization which works to inform, educate, and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children.

ROAR will also introduce “Girls Roar” on Thursday, July 27, a workshop and show providing a platform for girl’s voices from ages 12-17, while encouraging unity, courage, and self-esteem. For more information about the show, or to see more upcoming events at the Kiggins, visit the Kiggins’s Events page at http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/. To learn more about ROAR and the women who’ll be performing, visit ROAR’S Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoarVoices/, or go to ROAR’s website at www.roarvoices.com. The Kiggins is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Grease Sing-Along

Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is coming to town for the Kiggins Theatre‘s annual summer Grease Sing-Along. A restored digital print brings the highest-grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), back to school and back to life on the Kiggins’ big screen. Join Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and their T-Birds and Pink Ladies for Greased Lightning, Beauty School Drop Outs, and a carnival ride back to those amazing Summer Nights! Dressing up is highly encouraged. Here are the showtimes:

  • Friday, July 14, 6:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16, 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $9. Craft beer, wine, and theater-style snacks are available in the lobby and from the Marquee Lounge upstairs. Grease is the Word!For more info visit the film’s official site.

Grease Sing-Along

Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is coming to town for the Kiggins Theatre‘s annual summer Grease Sing-Along. A restored digital print brings the highest-grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), back to school and back to life on the Kiggins’ big screen. Join Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and their T-Birds and Pink Ladies for Greased Lightning, Beauty School Drop Outs, and a carnival ride back to those amazing Summer Nights! Dressing up is highly encouraged. Here are the showtimes:

  • Friday, July 14, 6:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16, 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $9. Craft beer, wine, and theater-style snacks are available in the lobby and from the Marquee Lounge upstairs. Grease is the Word!For more info visit the film’s official site.

Comedy on Tap: Billy Wayne Davis

The North Bank’s side-splittingest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, July 13. 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.

July’s headliner is funnyman Billy Wayne Davis. Originally from Crossville, Tennessee, Davis is a stand-up comic and writer who has performed in 41 states, four countries…and Texas. He’s appeared on Conan, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, voiced multiple characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a Morgan Spurlock documentary for CMT, named a 2015 Fresh Face by the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, opened for Grammy-winning Sturgill Simpson’s 30 city Living the Dream Tour, and has just released his second comedy album, “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.” Also featured will be Chaz Logan Hyde and Seth Milstein, with Don Elliot as host for the evening.

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: Decoding Feline Body Language

Dr. Tripp holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine as well as academic degrees in philosophy and music. He is an Affiliate Professor of Applied Animal Behavior at two veterinary schools, and certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Dr. Tripp has published over 40 articles on pet behavior, and given over 100 lectures to veterinary associations. In addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, he has presented in England, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Canada. He has appeared on Animal Planet over 20 times as a content expert. Dr. Tripp has also spoken at several previous Science on Tap events in both Portland and Vancouver.

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 check with the Kiggins’ box office) 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. (…and reserving a seat is recommended, since this particular topic tends to create a packed house.)

Grease Sing-Along

Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is coming to town for the Kiggins Theatre‘s annual summer Grease Sing-Along. A restored digital print brings the highest-grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), back to school and back to life on the Kiggins’ big screen. Join Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and their T-Birds and Pink Ladies for Greased Lightning, Beauty School Drop Outs, and a carnival ride back to those amazing Summer Nights! Dressing up is highly encouraged. Here are the showtimes:

  • Friday, July 14, 6:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16, 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $9 per person. Craft beer, wine, and theater-style snacks are available in the lobby and from the Marquee Lounge upstairs. Grease is the Word!For more info visit the film’s official site.

 

 

Comedy on Tap: Billy Wayne Davis

The North Bank’s side-splittingest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, July 13. 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.

July’s headliner is funnyman Billy Wayne Davis. Originally from Crossville, Tennessee, Davis is a stand-up comic and writer who has performed in 41 states, four countries…and Texas. He’s appeared on Conan, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, voiced multiple characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a Morgan Spurlock documentary for CMT, named a 2015 Fresh Face by the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, opened for Grammy-winning Sturgill Simpson’s 30 city Living the Dream Tour, and has just released his second comedy album, “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.” Also featured will be Chaz Logan Hyde and Seth Milstein, with Don Elliot as host for the evening.

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: Decoding Cats

The Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, is all about the strange and fascinating—although readily decipherable—ways that cats communicate with us and with each other. Have you ever watched a funny cat video (or your own cat) and wondered, “Why is the cat doing THAT?!” Dr. Rolan Tripp, veterinarian and animal behaviorist, will start with a basic introduction to feline body language. (Once you know what to look for, few things are as entertaining as “Cat Social Politics.”) Then we’ll analyze several internet cat videos, and after giggling, decode the underlying brain-muscle mechanisms of impulse control, reaction thresholds, and the fine line between quirky and crazy.

Dr. Tripp holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine as well as academic degrees in philosophy and music. He is an Affiliate Professor of Applied Animal Behavior at two veterinary schools, and certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Dr. Tripp has published over 40 articles on pet behavior, and given over 100 lectures to veterinary associations. In addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, he has presented in England, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Canada. He has appeared on Animal Planet over 20 times as a content expert. Dr. Tripp has also spoken at several previous Science on Tap events in both Portland and Vancouver.

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 check with the Kiggins’ box office) 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. (…and reserving a seat is recommended, since this particular topic tends to create a packed house.)