Swingin’ at The Kiggins

Almost every day in the shop I get asked “Where can I go all dressed up in Vintage” or “Where can I go locally to dance and listen to live music?” We created an event to give an answer to these questions…..

Event flyer 2 FINAL

I had recently helped as a stylist for a marketing shoot. Garret Olmstead, co-owner of Locksmyth Salon with his wife Becca, has been creating and perfecting a pomade for mens hair, mustache and beard. The shoot was to promote his new product, Bru Pomade Dapper Man. As we worked together we developed a great fashion relationship especially when it comes to vintage. Garret specializes in classic mens cuts and shaves. His work is incredible. This day turned into a ongoing conversation to pull local creatives together to plan an event showcasing vintage fashion from head to toe, music and dance. An event that will give local people of all ages a time to celebrate classic entertainment.


Most Everything Vintage shoot at The Kiggins Theatre

Garret and I teamed up with Dan at The Kiggins Theatre along with Sammuel Murry-Hawkins,conductor for the Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra, Christi Clay from local group The Juleps and Zef Aidan Wolf, local classic dance instructor.
The 12-piece orchestra features music from 1918-1939 so we needed to find a decade where all of us crossed paths and chose the 30’s. With a little research Richard, program director at The Kiggins, gave us an incredible list of movies to choose from. Our pick…. 1938 College Swing featuring George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye and Bob Hope. A fun ol’ Black and White comedy full of head to toe fashion, live music and dance. Plus, The Kiggins opened in 1936 so felt this movie would be perfect.
So here it is….
We are excited to announce our community event, Swingin’ Vancouver! May 12th and 13th. Two duplicate nights. The film, College Swing, will be preceded with live music performed by (12 piece) The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra and choreographed swing dance by Zef Aidan Wolf and company. On Friday there will be pre-show (6:45-7:35pm) musical entertainment in the upstairs lounge by The Juleps!
Presented by Bru Pomade Dapper Man and Most Everything Vintage.

The Juleps Promo - Rockabilly

The Juleps

Ne Plus De Jass Orchestra
Come with your family, plan a special date or give tickets as a one-of-a-kind Mothers Day gift. Come dressed in 20’s-50’s vintage if you wish and enjoy an evening (or two) of music, dance and fashion!
Doors: 6:45 and show at 7:45
All ages show
Tickets pre-sale $15 / $18 at the door.

To purchase tickets go on-line to The Kiggins Theatre website

If you would like a FRONT ROW SEAT to this special event, we will be selling 20 tickets for each night for $25 each. Available at Most Everything Vintage. Cash only for these tickets.

Want to really make this a special night? Downtown Vancouver is filled with fantastic eateries and drinkers. Here are some of our top picks to dress up and dine in downtown.
The Grocery Cocktail and Social – Prohibition style – hand crafted cocktails and locally sourced ingredients for their seasonal (delicious) menu. 21+. Open until 2am
Willems on Main – A neighborhood restaurant dedicated to local sourcing, seasonal ingredients, and a rustic approach to Northwest cooking. Open until 9pm. Call to make reservations. All ages
Niche Wine Bar –  Offers great wine and a welcoming vibe with a warm friendly feel. Niche is a place for guests to mingle, enjoy good wine and relax. The food is great too! Open 4-10pm
The Grant House – Whether you’re in the mood to relax with a glass of wine on the veranda, have a leisurely lunch on the garden patio, or join them for dinner, The Grant house staff will take care of you. All ages. Call to make reservations. Open 11am – 8pm.
Greys at the Park – Naturally Northwest Bar and Grill, offering fresh, local cuisine in a comfortable environment. All ages. 6:30am – 10pm. Call to make reservations.
Warehouse ’23 – Delicious eats and drinks with a beautiful view of the Mighty Columbia River. All ages. Open 11:30am – 11pm. Call to make reservations.
Pacific House – Locally sourced ingredients combined to make comfort food with a Pacific Northwest flair. Open until midnight. All ages.
Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro – Hawaiian inspired eats and drinks. Incredible sushi! All ages. Open until 11pm. Call for reservations.
Cellar 55 Tasting Room – Wine tasting room. Featuring wines from: Five Star Cellars – Walla Walla, Basel Cellars – Walla Walla, VanArnam Vineyards, Yakima Valley. Open Friday 12-9 and Saturday 12-8. 21+
Tap Union Freehouse – A fun, 30’s style, place to go for incredible beer and eats to go along with it! 25 rotating taps. The menu is simple, with an emphasis on local produce, simple dishes, and comfort favorites. Open until midnight. All ages.
The Uptown Barrel Room – Really good food. Great atmosphere and a knowledgeable staff. Good options for gluten free. All ages. Open until midnight.

La Bottega – Classic Italian cuisine…. Magnifico! Love this place. All ages. Open until 9:30. Call for reservations.
Vinnies Pizza – NY style pizza. One of my favorite pizza places of all-time! All ages. Open until 10pm.
Ice Cream Renaissance – You can’t get any more vintage then an ice cream parlor. Please put two straws in a shake and send us a picture! Delicious hand-made ice cream. All ages. Open until 11pm.
Loowit Brewing – How about vintage video games…. and great beer. All brewed on location! All ages. Open until 10pm.I could go on and on with more and more places to go…. Low Bar, Thai Orchid, Luxe., Sushi Mo (try the Vancouver Roll!), Jerusalem Cafe…. The list is incredible and long for eats and drinks downtown! Here is a Downtown Vancouver WA full map thanks to the Vancouver Downtown Association.

Hope to see you at The Kiggins! Let us know if you have any questions. You can email us at info@mosteverything.us or stop by the shop.

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