Niche Wine Bar

Niche Wine Bar Seventh Anniversary Celebration at the Kiggins

Here’s something the crow about: Niche Wine Bar is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a party at the historic Kiggins Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Niche is located just north of the Kiggins, so you can stop in and enjoy a glass or a bottle of wine at Niche before you head on over the to theater. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and begin showing Portuguese films at 7 p.m., which we assure you will become more amusing and profound with each sip of wine.

Wear your party clothes, have your photo taken on the Kiggins’ Grand Staircase, and toast Niche’s seven glorious, wine-soaked (in a good way) years. If you’d like to purchase a bottle of wine at Niche and drink it at the Kiggins, the theater’s staff will be happy to open it for you for a corkage fee of $10. You may also purchase wine in advance and it will be waiting for you at the theater that night. Niche Wine Bar will open at 4 p.m., offering a huge selection of domestic and international wines and excellent small plates.

Tickets to the anniversary party are $12 per person, which also buys you a commemorative Niche wine glass and plenty of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Wine will be sold separately by the glass and by the bottle. Tickets are available to purchase at Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver) on online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/niche-7th-anniversary-tickets-38707210308?aff=es2.

Seven Years of Niche

Here’s something the crow about: Niche Wine Bar is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a party at the historic Kiggins Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Niche is located just north of the Kiggins, so you can stop in and enjoy a glass or a bottle of wine at Niche before you head on over the to theater. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and begin showing Portuguese films at 7 p.m., which we assure you will become more amusing and profound with each sip of wine.

Wear your party clothes, have your photo taken on the Kiggins’ Grand Staircase, and toast Niche’s seven glorious, wine-soaked (in a good way) years. If you’d like to purchase a bottle of wine at Niche and drink it at the Kiggins, the theater’s staff will be happy to open it for you for a corkage fee of $10. You may also purchase wine in advance and it will be waiting for you at the theater that night. Niche Wine Bar will open at 4 p.m., offering a huge selection of domestic and international wines and excellent small plates.

Tickets to the anniversary party are $12 per person, which also buys you a commemorative Niche wine glass and plenty of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Wine will be sold separately by the glass and by the bottle. Tickets are available to purchase at Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver) on online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/niche-7th-anniversary-tickets-38707210308?aff=es2.

Rosé Day at Niche Wine Bar

It’s sad but true: the season for rosé—that peachy-pink wine that pairs well with light summer foods and lazy, warm afternoons—is drawing to a close. Or maybe you don’t know if you like rosé yet…you just need to taste a few varieties and get better acquainted with it. Niche Wine Bar in downtown Vancouver has just the thing for you: Hump Day Rosé, a day devoted entirely to this rosy-colored—and broadly underestimated—wine.

Fortunately, Niche Wine Bar has just the occasion for rosé-seekers! Come to Niche Wine Bar between 4 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for the last Hump Day Rosé of the season. Sample from among more than a dozen different, thoughtfully chosen rosés. You can buy a glass or sample a flight. And of course there will be delectable nibbles designed expressly to pair well with rosé. There will also be a bit of bubbly on offer, as well—because you always need bubbles!

Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.

Rosé Day at Niche Wine Bar

It’s sad but true: the season for rosé—that peachy-pink wine that pairs well with light summer foods and lazy, warm afternoons—is drawing to a close. Or maybe you don’t know if you like rosé yet…you just need to taste a few varieties and get better acquainted with it. Niche Wine Bar in downtown Vancouver has just the thing for you: Hump Day Rosé, a day devoted entirely to this rosy-colored—and broadly underestimated—wine.

Fortunately, Niche Wine Bar has just the occasion for rosé-seekers! Come to Niche Wine Bar between 4 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for the last Hump Day Rosé of the season. Sample from among more than a dozen different, thoughtfully chosen rosés. You can buy a glass or sample a flight. And of course there will be delectable nibbles designed expressly to pair well with rosé. There will also be a bit of bubbly on offer, as well—because you always need bubbles!

Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.

How to Live Life Boldly: Looking at the Life of Frida Kahlo Through Art Making and Wine Tasting

Angst Gallery is hosting a bold new event that explores that mysterious, delightful intersection between the fully engaged creative life, the artistic process, and—most importantly—wine. “How to Live Life Boldly: Looking at the Life of Frida Kahlo Through Art Making and Wine Tasting,” is a brief workshop led by artist Erin Dengerink and Niche Wine Bar proprietor/Angst Gallery owner Leah Jackson.

Come to Angst Gallery in downtown Vancouver from 6 to 8 p.m. for an exploration of Kahlo’s series of artworks that were inspired by her time spent in New York City. Kahlo (in case you didn’t know) was a famous Mexican artist who drew on her own life story to create passionate, surrealist paintings. Kahlo’s work about New York depicts her reaction to her  experiences in the city. Her work could be political, personal, and fantastical. Attendees will look at images of Kahlo’s artwork, discuss the ideas and symbols in her paintings, and experiment with making their own artwork based on Kahlo’s dynamic and psychological paintings.

The workshop will be paired with a tasting of wines that inspired by Frida’s persona. Students will taste and discuss the wines and no doubt be moved to wonder by the world of art and the art of wine. No prior wine knowledge needed and no artistic experience is necessary—beginners welcome! The cost is $35 per person and includes drawing materials, paper, and wine tasting. Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. To sign up, email Jackson at nichewine@gmail.com. This workshop is part of “The Art of Knowing,” is a new series of workshops which will pair great wines with the work of great artists from around the world.

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night

Enjoy an evening of wine and words at the next Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night, where you can hear published poets perform some of their work—in addition to poetry read aloud by other local poets, professional and amateur, published and not-yet-published. It’s a poetry salad. (If you want to know more, you can listen to a feature on Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic on OPB Radio’s State of Wonder! Click here to view the article or hear the audio file.)

September’s featured poet is Coleman Stevenson, the author of two collections of poems, “Breakfast,” and “The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609.” Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications such as The Portable Boog Reader, Gramma, Paper Darts, Seattle Review, E-ratio, Osiris, Louisiana Literature, Mid-American Review, and the anthology “Motionless from the Iron Bridge.” She has been a guest curator for various gallery spaces in the Portland area, and has also taught poetry, design theory, and cultural studies at a number of different institutions there including Portland State University, Mountain Writers Center, The Art Institute of Portland, and Columbia River Correctional Institution. She created and has taught the Image+Text track in the Certificate Program at the Independent Publishing Resource Center since 2015. She creates tarot cards and other divination products through her business, The Dark Exact. A collaborative text and image project with artist Aspen Farer, The Doppelgänger Museum, is ongoing.

Sign-ups for Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Angst Gallery and the show starts at 7 p.m. The evening is open to anyone with poetry to share. Nibbles and wine will be provided by Angst’s next-door neighbor, Niche Wine Bar. Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information, visit angstgallery.com. To learn more about the monthly Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Nights, visit printedmattervancouver.com or contact Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com or 360-910-1066.

Above image: Coleman Stevenson

Noir Nights: “The Killers”

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next “Noir Nights” film-and-wine pairing on Monday, Sept. 11, with “The Killers.” This 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 bad broads and wicked dames! 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.

Originally released in 1946 and directed by Robert Siodmak, “The Killers” stars Ava Gardner, Edward O’Brien, and featurs the film debut of the legendary Burt Lancaster! Lancaster plays Ole “Swede” Anderson, a seemingly innocent gas station attendant who isn’t quite what he seems. When two hit men come to town to take him out, it’s up to insurance investigator Reardon (O’Brien) to put all the pieces together, including his relationship with the sultry Kitty Collins (Gardner).

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. 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: Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster in “The Killers”

Sangria for All at Niche Wine Bar

Mmmm…summer and sangria: they just go together! Sangria—that delightfully refreshing wine punch from Spain and Portugal—is usually made with red or rosé wine, chopped fruit, sunny citrus slices, and other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy. It’s served over ice or well-chilled, and is just the thing to beat the heat.

Niche Wine Bar in downtown Vancouver is offering “Sangria for All,” from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, which just happens to be the very same day that kids in the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts head back to the classroom. So get a sitter for the evening and celebrate the return to normalcy with a couple glasses or Niche’s special-recipe sangria. And if you don’t have kids? Well, you get sangria, too! We’re sure you’ve done something worth celebrating.

Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.

Sangria for All at Niche Wine Bar

Mmmm…summer and sangria: they just go together! Sangria—that delightfully refreshing wine punch from Spain and Portugal—is usually made with red or rosé wine, chopped fruit, sunny citrus slices, and other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy. It’s served over ice or well-chilled, and is just the thing to beat the heat.

Niche Wine Bar in downtown Vancouver is offering “Sangria for All,” from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, which just happens to be the very same day that kids in the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts head back to the classroom. So get a sitter for the evening and celebrate the return to normalcy with a couple glasses or Niche’s special-recipe sangria. And if you don’t have kids? Well, you get sangria, too! We’re sure you’ve done something worth celebrating.

Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.

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.

Greek Night at Niche Wine Bar

Break some plates and shout “Opa!” at Niche Wine Bar‘s Greek Night, from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19. Niche is celebrating the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and the Greek deities who gave Wonder Woman her powers with a Greek-inspired menu from Chef David Higginbotham, paired with six Greek wines chosen by Niche’s proprietor and wine expert, Leah Jackson. (Hmmm…we wonder if she will serve retsina, a pungent white wine infused with pine resin. It’s an acquired taste but delightfully refreshing!) Fifteen “passports” will be given away throughout the evening, with each passport containing information about Greece, maps, and room for your tasting notes. To whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek at the menu:

  • Grilled artichokes with feta, garlic, and lemon
  • Zucchini cakes
  • Greek salad
  • Braised local goat or lamb with stewed tomatoes, oregano, yogurt, lemon, and garlic

Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.

Greek Night at Niche Wine Bar

Break some plates and shout “Opa!” at Niche Wine Bar‘s Greek Night, from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19. Niche is celebrating the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and the Greek deities who gave Wonder Woman her powers with a Greek-inspired menu from Chef David Higginbotham, paired with six Greek wines chosen by Niche’s proprietor and wine expert, Leah Jackson. (Hmmm…we wonder if she will serve retsina, a pungent white wine infused with pine resin. It’s an acquired taste but delightfully refreshing!) Fifteen “passports” will be given away throughout the evening, with each passport containing information about Greece, maps, and room for your tasting notes.

To whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek at the menu:

  • Grilled artichokes with feta, garlic, and lemon
  • Zucchini cakes
  • Greek salad
  • Braised local goat or lamb with stewed tomatoes, oregano, yogurt, lemon, and garlic

Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night

Enjoy a lazy summer evening with a glass of wine and a few well-chosen words. Come to the Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night to hear Oakland poets Tongo Eisen-Martin and Derek Fenner perform some of their work—in addition to poetry read aloud by the North Bank’s most notable poets, both published and not-yet-published.

Eisen-Martin is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry book, “someone’s dead already,” and his poetry has been featured in Harper’s Magazine. He is also a movement worker and educator whose work in Rikers Island was featured in the New York Times. He has been a faculty member at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, and his curriculum on the extrajudicial killing of Black people, “We Charge Genocide Again!” has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His next book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, will be the 61st Pocket Poets book published by City Lights.

Fenner is an artist, educator, and researcher. He completed a BFA in painting and photography from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA in writing and poetics from Naropa University. After a decade of experience as an art educator in the juvenile justice system, he is completing a doctorate in education. His research interests include youth justice, youth participatory action research, decolonizing methodologies, and art-centered learning. He co-founded Bootstrap Press (http://www.bootstrappress.org/) in 2000, which has published over 40 books. His latest book of poems is “Hermeticities & Others,” published in 2016.

Sign-ups for Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night  start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at Angst Gallery and the show starts at 7 p.m. The evening is open to anyone with poetry to share. Nibbles and wine will be provided by Angst’s next-door neighbor, Niche Wine Bar. Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information, visit angstgallery.com. To learn more about the monthly Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Nights, visit printedmattervancouver.com or contact Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com or 360-910-1066.

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Kansas City Confidential

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next series of Noir Nights films starting on Monday, July 10, with “Kansas City Confidential.” 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.

In this classic heist film, four robbers hold up an armored truck and get away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck delivery driver, is accused of involvement in the heist, and sets out to discover who set him up and to exact revenge. He follows a trail that leads him to a web of hired killers and corrupt police in Mexico. Also starring Jack Elam, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster and Lee Van Cleef. Interesting point of trivia: Kansas City Confidential is the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.

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. Additional 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.

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Kansas City Confidential

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next series of Noir Nights films starting on Monday, July 10, with “Kansas City Confidential.” 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.

In this classic heist film, four robbers hold up an armored truck and get away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck delivery driver, is accused of involvement in the heist, and sets out to discover who set him up and to exact revenge. He follows a trail that leads him to a web of hired killers and corrupt police in Mexico. Also starring Jack Elam, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster and Lee Van Cleef. Interesting point of trivia: Kansas City Confidential is the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.

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. Additional 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: Lee Van Cleef and Dona Drake in a scene from Kansas City Confidential

Wednesday Rosé Day at Niche Wine Bar

Go ahead and admit it: you really, really like rosé. Or maybe you don’t know if you like rosé yet…you just need to taste a few varieties and get better acquainted with it. Niche Wine Bar in downtown Vancouver has just the thing for you: Hump Day Rosé, a day devoted entirely to this pretty pink—and broadly underestimated—wine. Come to Niche Wine Bar between 5 and 9 p.m. on the last Wednesdays in June, July, and August to sample from among 14 different, thoughtfully chosen rosés. (That’s June 28, July 26, and Aug. 30.) You can buy a glass or sample a flight. And of course there will be delectable nibbles designed expressly to pair well with rosé. There will also be a bit of bubbly on offer, as well—because you always need bubbles!

Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.

Wednesday Rosé Day at Niche Wine Bar

Go ahead and admit it: you really, really like rosé. Or maybe you don’t know if you like rosé yet…you just need to taste a few varieties and get better acquainted with it. Niche Wine Bar in downtown Vancouver has just the thing for you: Hump Day Rosé, a day devoted entirely to this pretty pink—and broadly underestimated—wine. Come to Niche Wine Bar between 5 and 9 p.m. on the last Wednesdays in June, July, and August to sample from among 14 different, thoughtfully chosen rosés. (That’s June 28, July 26, and Aug. 30.) You can buy a glass or sample a flight. And of course there will be delectable nibbles designed expressly to pair well with rosé. There will also be a bit of bubbly on offer, as well—because you always need bubbles!

If you’re planning to serve wine at your Fourth of July celeberation—and honestly, who isn’t?—Niche has a beautiful selection of patriotically red, white and pink wines for your barbecues and get-togethers. Niche will be closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, July 2-4, so stop in by Saturday and proprietor Leah Jackson will help you pick out the perfect wines for your holiday menu.

Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Rififi

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are ready to welcome you to the next showing in the Noir Nights series on Monday, June 12, with the recently restored version of Jules Dassin’s classic heist film, “Rififi.” Called “the best of all heist movies,” by the Village Voice’s Alan Scherstuhl, Rififi is the story of Tony Le Stéphanois (Jean Servais), who has just returned from prison after taking a rap for Jo le Suédois (Carl Möhner), and is ready to settle a few scores and mastermind a brilliant jewel heist. A worldwide smash hit, Rififi earned director Dassin the Best Director prize at Cannes and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.

The Noir Nights 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.

Tickets to individual films are $10 and include 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. Additional 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.

Noir Nights: Rififi

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are ready to welcome you to the next showing in the Noir Nights series on Monday, June 12, with the recently restored version of Jules Dassin’s classic heist film, “Rififi.” Called “the best of all heist movies,” by the Village Voice’s Alan Scherstuhl, Rififi is the story of Tony Le Stéphanois (Jean Servais), who has just returned from prison after taking a rap for Jo le Suédois (Carl Möhner), and is ready to settle a few scores and mastermind a brilliant jewel heist. A worldwide smash hit, Rififi earned director Dassin the Best Director prize at Cannes and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.The Noir Nights 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.

Tickets to individual films are $10 and include 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. Additional 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.

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Asphalt Jungle

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next series of Noir Nights films starting on Monday, May 8, with “The Asphalt Jungle.” 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.

Tickets to individual films are $10 and include 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. Additional 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: a scene from Asphalt Jungle with Jean Hagen and Sterling Hayden