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8/4: The 11th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention at Alpine Village


THE 11TH ANNUAL SURF GUITAR 101
Saturday, August 4
11 AM – MIDNIGHT


What: 11th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention (SG101)
When: Saturday, August 4th, 12, noon to 12 midnite
Where: The Alpine Village Steinhause
833 W. Torrance Blvd. Torrance Ca. 90502
www.alpinevillagecenter.com/alpine-steinhaus
$40 CASH AT THE DOOR


The 11th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention

Featuring:
The Blue Hawaiians (Los Angeles)
Tremolo Beer Gut (Denmark)
Surfer Joe (Italy)
the Kaisers of Kalifornia (Argentina)
Les Agamemnonz (France)
Urban Surf Kings (Canada)
PJ & the Galaxies (South Bay, first wave band)
Frankie & the Pool Boys (San Francisco)
a tribute to The Sentinals (So Cal)
Black Flamingos (New Jersey)
King Pelican (Texas)
Fascinating Creatures of the Deep (Santa Cruz)

Also, special guests, amazing raffles, vendors galore, all taking place at Alpine Village! Meet and greet friends from all over the world as we gather for a day dedicated to the Surf Guitar!

Do you have a love for traditional surf music played on a Fender Jaguar, straight through a 1963 Fender Reverb tank, then blasted through a blonde Fender Showman? So do the members of SurfGuitar101!

The SG101 Convention started in 2008 when the members of www.surfguitar101.com agreed there should be an annual meet & greet for members. The convention features bands, gear, and gives the occasional performing enthusiast a chance to show off their skills on stage. Additionally, a plethora of vendors present their music, merch, and gear up for sale.

The 11th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention event celebrates surf music in all forms, from the instrumental tunes that influenced the forefathers, to the bands that created and developed that unmistakable sound, to the current domestic and foreign bands today, either carrying on the tradition of instrumental surf ‘n’ drag tunes in their pure form or progressively changing the face of the genre. There is something for everyone!

Web links:
FB home page
FB event page
SG101 forums

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Jesika von Rabbit: June L.A., July Southern States, SFTRI, New Album


JESIKA von RABBIT, the former leader of Joshua Tree’s hi-desert trailblazers, GRAM RABBIT, will be performing two shows in Los Angeles, and touring through the Southern states with her longtime musical cohorts, the cinematic psychedelic spaghetti-western SPINDRIFT. A new 45 has been released on Sympathy for the Record Industry and her second solo album will be released the early fall.

Jesika von Rabbit by Jessica Janos

Photo Credit: Jessica Janos

(download a PDF of this press release at this link )

In the past few months, JESIKA von RABBIT has released a stream of digital singles, as well as a 45 RPM record featuring “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” b/w “Din Ho” on the revived Sympathy for the Record Industry label. In the fall of 2018, von RABBIT will release Dessert Rock, her second solo album and the follow-up to her 2015 LP Journey Mitchell, both on Dionysus Records. While Journey Mitchell is laden with new wave-influenced synths, keyboard melodic and infectious dance beats, Dessert Rock is an avalanche of appetizing amalgams that incorporate hints of calypso, sci-fi, psychedelic, rock, electro, and funk.

von RABBIT’s current band line-up includes former GRAM RABBIT guitarist and independent producer Ethan Allen, Dionysus Records’ Lee Joseph on bass, and drummer, Dan Kashuck. von RABBIT has performed at Desert Daze on the bill with IGGY POP and SLEEP and has shared stages with a diverse roster of acts including WANDA JACKSON, CAT POWER, DEATH VALLEY GIRLSTHE CRYSTAL METHOD and has toured with EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. Dubbed “The Queen of the Hi-Desert”, von RABBIT has a menu item named after her at the world renown Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA – the delicious “Nachos von Rabbit” and in spring of 2018, once again won Best Front Woman of the Coachella Valley at the Coachella Valley Weekly Music Awards.

She is drop dead gorgeous and has an absolutely incredible voice. But von RABBIT is more than a pretty chick singer. She is an innovative creator and expressionist as well as one hell of an entertainer… Her show is brilliantly nonsensical; a sonic and visual spectacle that is unlike any other and you cannot take your eyes away. She is an artist that you just have to keep coming back to see because you evolve every time you do. – Coachella Valley Weekly

JESIKA von RABBIT LINKS
EPK
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM

JUNE 2018 LOS ANGELES DATES
6/21: Harvard and Stone
6/22: Boardners

JULY 2018 SOUTHERN TOUR DATES WITH SPINDRIFT
7/10: Club Congress, Tucson, AZ
7/11: Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX
7/12: Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX
7/13: Hotel Vegas, Austin, TX
7/14: Armory D.E., Dallas, TX
7/15: Santo’s Bar, New Orleans, LA
7/16: The Earl, Atlanta GA
7/17: The Cobra, Nashville TN

UPCOMING JESIKA VON RABBIT HI-DESERT SHOW DATES
9/1: Campout Festival, Pioneertown, CA
10/5: Joshua Tree Music Festival
10/27: Halloween Show at Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA.

SELECT VIDEO LINKS
PSYCHIC SPICE” (2015)
GOING DOWN” (2016)
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME” (2017)

SELECT AUDIO LINKS
INNUENDO” (2018)
MAKE ME FEEL BETTER” (2018)

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June ’18: Jasmine Worth, Christopher Ulrich, Ave Rose, Frank Forte at La Luz de Jesus


June 1 – July 1
Artist Reception, Friday, June 1, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

In June 2018, La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by four artists with very divergent styles and practices; Jasmine Worth, Christopher Ulrich, Ave Rose, Frank Forte

Jasmine Worth  Future Past
Future Past is Jasmine Worth‘s fifth exhibition with La Luz de Jesus.  She is a contemporary painter who creates depictions of the symbolic and surreal using techniques and imagery of classical painting. Worth draws on personal experiences that parallel the more significant cultural background, the subconscious being a gateway for commentary on the world around her. The seamless blending of the iconic with the visceral blurs the line between what is sacred and what is profane.

Christopher Ulrich – Into the Light

 

Christopher Ulrich is a painter of surreal, iconographic images. He is influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy, and the vastness of cosmic reality. Illuminating this dark journey with insight, heart, and determination he strives to understand the revelations that are uncovered in the work.

Frank Forte – The Exploration of the Cartoon Myth

Frank Forte‘s second exhibition with La Luz de Jesus is inspired by a steady diet of classic cartoons, comics and horror films. Frank continues to explore the realm of disturbed characters that seem trapped in a nightmarish animated world. This new series of paintings incorporate the re-appropriation of figures and images we know from the yesteryear of the animated film as well as introducing Frank’s original characters. The Exploration of the Cartoon Myth tries the fuse the old and the new and act as a launching point for the next series of works.

Ave Rose Whimsical Windows

Ave Rose’s Whimsical Windows are vignettes of Taxidermy Automata each their own unique story of life and death fortune and tragedy. A gold-gilded Amazon Tree Boa skeleton plays the role of sorcerer spinning and twisting protecting the sacetimental rose with its beautiful striped petals that are said to hold the power of eternal youth. A coyote skull with its fangs and jaw opened full revealing beehive bouquet a jeweled wasps nest filled multicolored gems that are attended to and lovingly cared for by gold gilded honey bees.

To view full show statements and previews, check out the La Luz de Jesus Current Exhibitions page

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3/17: Glenn Barr @ Warshaw’s Provisions during San Diego’s South Park Walkabout


Glenn Barr Drawings and Prints show at Warshaw’s Provisions
during South Park San Diego Walkabout

Saturday, March 17, 2018
6-10 PM

Warshaw’s Provisions
2209 30th St,
San Diego, CA 92104
www.warshawsprovisions.com

On March 17th the legendary Detroit artist Glenn Barr will be having a prints and drawings show in San Diego. This first time appearance of Glenn Barr in San Diego will take place in the gallery at the iconic Warshaw’s Provisions during the South Park Walkabout.

Glenn Barr’s surreal creatures, specters and tragic characters live in a seedy universe, drenched in the grit and haze of a post-apocalyptic urban dreamscape. His Detroit work has been labeled Pop Surrealism, Pop Pluralism, Lowbrow, Underground, Regional, Outsider, Ashcan or as he coins the phrase “B Culturalism”. www.glbarr.com

The event will feature musical performances by The Lucky Charms featuring Robert Lopez a/k/a El Vez and members of the Schizophonics, The Loons, The Nephews, and The Slashes.

Warshaw’s Provisions is a South Park, San Diego shop specializing in mid-century modern goods and hand crafted home decor featuring fireplaces by Modfire, Malm Fireplaces and Radiate Campfires. Curator / owner Dave Warshaw is a founding member of San Diego bands The Creepy Creeps, and Creepxotica.

Upcoming art shows at Warshaw’s Provisions
7/28/18: Grant Brittain
10/20/18: Doug P’Gosh
12/1/18: Marco Almera

 

Check out Warshaw’s Provisions at
www.warshawsprovisions.com
Instagram: @warshaprovisions
Facebook: facebook.com/warshawsprovisions

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2/24: tokidoki x iHasCupquake Launch Event & Signing


tokidoki x iHasCupquake Launch Event & Signing
Saturday, February 24, 11am–3pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Soap Plant / Wacko
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-0122
www.laluzdejesus.com

tokidoki has teamed up with iHasCupquake for an adorable collaboration!
To celebrate, we’re hosting a pop-up shop, signing and a bunch of fun activities!

Event details:
Get a chance to shop the full collaboration
We will have a signing with Simone Legno from tokidoki and Tiffany + Mario from IHasCupquake

Photobooth
Sweets
tokidoki costume character
Games
Giveaway poster for the first 300 people

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12/7: Rodney Bingenheimer Xmas LP Release Party La Luz de Jesus


Rodney Bingenheimer
Santa’s got a GTO Vol. 2
Record Release & Gearhead Magazine Release Party
Thursday, December 7th 7-10PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Rodney Bingenheimer, or Rodney on the Rock as he is better known, has introduced the world to some of rock’s most beloved bands. This December, Gearhead Records is proud to be releasing Rodney On The Rock Presents: Santa’s Got a GTO Vol. 2., join Rodney on this album as he shares some of his favorite Christmas songs by some of his most beloved bands including CJ Ramone (bass player of The Ramones), The Glitter Critters a.k.a The Wolly Bandits (with Clem Burke of Blondie on drums), actress Tipper Newton’s pop girl band Color TV, UK’s Peter 118, The Tearaways who wrote Rodney’s Sirius Radio theme song, David Bowie collaborator KristeenYoung, The Ramonas, Kat Meoz, Frankie and the Studs (featuring the daughter of Gilby Clark from Guns and Roses), The Dollyrots, Karen Basset of The Pandoras. Lisa Mychols and more! Released on limited edition vinyl this album includes a free digital download coupon with bonus tracks and is available as a digital download card. The album sports eye-catching original album art by Doug Mansfield, guitarist for The Mansfields who have a track on this album as well.

The album retails for $21.95 and will be available for purchase in advance from the gallery, or at the event.

Also in December, the yearly print edition of Gearhead® Magazine Issue #20 will be released! Known for its coverage of rockers, custom cars, rebels, and artists since 1993, the new issue features an interview with, Dean Moon: Creator of Mooneyes Go With Moon, an interview with world renowned tattooist “Cuz’n” Bill Lorenz (his eye-popping painting graces the cover of the magazine), World Famous DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and his GTO, The Race of Gentlemen: Up Close and Personal, Hollywood legend Fantastic Fig and His Curious Cars, Eva Von Slut and the San Francisco Music Scene and fabulous Indie Record, Book and Music Reviews.

To support the release of Rodney on The Rock Presents: Santa’s Got a GTO Vol. 2 album and print magazine, Gearhead® will be celebrating at La Luz De Jesus Gallery with performances with bands from the album including The Mansfields, Peter 118, The Tearaways, Kat Meow, Color TV and other surprise guests! There will be magic by Fantastic Fig, food, drink and merry mischief for all. Join us for an evening of fun, music, art, drinks and pop-culture at its finest! Both items will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public on a first come first served basis.

Date: Thursday, December 7th, 2017. 7-10pm
Location: La Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Bl. Hollywood CA 90027

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Preview Images – Krofft Super Art Show at La La Land Gallery


Krofft Super Art  Show
August 26 – September 25
Reception for the Artists, August 26 at 7 PM – 11 PM

La-La Land Gallery
6450 Santa Monica Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90038
www.lalalandgallery.com

Sponsored by Greenbar Distillery & TheLitJungle
Facebook event invite at this link

JUST IN! SELECT SHOW PREVIEW IMAGES!

Sid & Marty Krofft were the creative imprinting for a whole generation. The colors and the concepts were one of a kind. The amazing stuff they did you couldn’t get away with today. It was like Willy Wonka every Saturday morning. Sid’s career stemming back to The Barnum and Bailey Circus till now is such an amazing untold story that artist and La La Land Gallery curator Kii Arens felt it was time to pay tribute, with this fabulous Krofft Super Art Show !

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Tiki Oasis 17 Symposium List by Day

Tiki Oasis 2017 – International Intrigue
Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Bali Hai
Crowne Plaza
San Diego, CA.
www.tikioasis.com

TIKI OASIS WEEKEND TICKETS SOLD OUT IN MINUTES –
Sunday Night Showcase tickets still available
Marketplace, Art Show, and Car Show are all open to the public!

TIKI OASIS 17 SYMPOSIUM LIST

Friday

Tiki Oasis Morning Vinyasa Yoga w/Valentina
This vinyasa yoga class will create a beautiful flowing sequence setting you up for a wonderful day! Pairing breath to movement will give you a feeling of unification in your mind, body and spirit. This class strives to help you become in-tune with your body through stretching, opening, strengthening and aligning it.

Spy Bop Royale: Music for the Sophisticated Secret Agent
An exploration into the mysterious realm of exotica from the world of International Espionage. From the musical origins of the globe trotting International Detectives to the Euro-Spy explosion of the 60’s. David Broussal from Spy Bop Royale will delve into the influences, composers, films, T.V. shows, and most of all the tunes!

Make Your Own Foam Board Tiki w/ Eric October
Tiki Artist Eric October will instruct you in the steps to cut and paint an 8×10 foam board Tiki. The first 40 attendees will be provided with all the tools and materials needed to create a ready-to-hang piece or art!
Please note: This class requires the use of sharp cutting tools.

Motel Tiki w/ cultural historian Heather David
Postwar economic prosperity drew people to the roads in record numbers—for business as well as for pleasure. In response to the sharp increase in American mobility, independently owned roadside motels rapidly materialized along the nation’s thoroughfares. In an effort to attract business in a highly competitive market, many motel owners embraced exotic themes. The Polynesian-themed motel was a natural extension of the mainland’s fascination with the South Pacific. With names like Kon Tiki, Kona Kai, and Waikiki, tropical motels once dotted the country. Get your sun hat on and Kodak camera ready… because we are taking a mid-century road trip to paradise. It’s time for MOTEL TIKI.

Hula & Tahitian Dance 101 w/ Honey Hula-la
Honey Hula-la is a professional Polynesian dancer, competitor, and instructor for 17 years. Join Honey Hula-la in a beginner Hula & Tahitian Dance class! Wear clothes you can easily move in.

The Secret World of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” w/ Robert Short
James Bond creator, Ian Fleming’s other spy Napoleon Solo and his co-agent for the U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) Illya Kuryakin stepped out of shadows in Sept. 22 1964 to become television’s first network spy series. In its four year run, it became a worldwide cultural phenomenon that would eventually influence everything from fashion, comic books, movies and television shows such as “Mission Impossible”, “Get Smart” and even “Hullaballoo”. Join long time U.N.C.L.E. fan, Robert Short, who appeared on the original series, served as the UNCLE technical adviser (yes, there is such a thing) on “The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.” TV movie and worked on the recent Warner Bros. “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” feature film, as he takes you behind-the-scenes and into the incredible secret world of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

Snake Dance w/ Violetta Beretta
Distract your foes with the charm of the snake dance. In this dance class you will learn unique dance choreography that is sexy, slithering and sizzlin’ from Hawaii’s Burlesque Sweetheart Violetta Beretta! Wear comfortable clothing. No live snakes will be part of this symposium.

Mystery at the Mai-Kai w/ “Swanky” Tim Glazner
A multimedia presentation about the history of the Mai-Kai through an in -depth look at one of its most iconic creations, the Mystery Drink. You’ll see rare video, hear interviews with those involved, and travel back to the high days of the mid-century in this documentary style seminar featuring celebrity customers, like Johnny Carson and the New York Yankees, beautiful and legendary servers like Bettie Page, and a wide ranging supporting cast like Bunny Yeager.

The Spy Who Came In From The Pool
NYC cocktail enthusiasts and bloggers Karen McBurnie and Vicky Sweat bring you….Mission Intoxible: Good afternoon, agents. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to report for a briefing on the swinging spies and supervillains from the screen and page, and their suave or sinister beverages. Prepare to stop the diabolical bad-taste-niks of S.W.I.L.L. and obliterate a cocktail or two from our liquid arsenal.

Tiki Oasis Storytelling: “My First”
Do you remember your first time at Tiki Oasis? Your first Mr. Bali Hai? The first time you met your Tiki best friend/ partner/spouse/ohana? Come share your story! In Hawaii, the ancient art of storytelling is called mo’olelo, and like those customs of old and new storytelling series like The Moth, we’re inviting people to get up and share their stories of their Tiki Oasis firsts — hilarious or sad or kooky or fun, it’s all part of the shared experience and oral history of our beloved weekender. And if you don’t want to perform*, come and listen and be a part.

Mastering the Bump & Grind w/ Dirty Martini
Join classically trained dancer Miss Dirty Martini as she breaks down the basics of burlesque dance for dancers of all levels. Perfect for those students who have not experienced a movement class before, Miss Martini introduces the classical dance class structure in a friendly and positive atmosphere. Class starts with a warm up emphasizing movement based in jazz, ballet and Middle Eastern dance techniques that strengthen the abdominal core and help to promote an economy of movement within the body. Proper alignment and coordination is the focus while students learn how to shake what they’ve got and carry it with pride. The class progresses with exercises developed to enhance proper deportment and stage presence enhancing each person’s individuality. The building blocks of burlesque choreography are emphasized while students learn a short routine to Miss Martini’s striptease music favorites.

Tiki 101 – The Rise, The Fall, The Resurrection, The Redemption w/ Brother Cleve
A “history in a mug” that follows the evolution of tropical drinks, the folks who made them, and the places that served them, beginning with its roots in the 1920’s, filled with photos, music, movies, all told from Brother Cleve’s unique perspective as a tiki lover since the 1960’s, and a participant in its 90’s revival.

Hacking Nature to produce a modern Rum w/ Bryan Davis
According to GQ, Bryan Davis is “One of the most raved about young distillers in the US”. His work, studying the science of distillation and maturation, spans two decades. Over the years he has been obsessed with gaining creative control over the spirit and has managed to successfully hack the barrel creating many award-winning rums that have the chemical signature profile of 20-year-old rum. Join Bryan Davis on a journey through flavor – enjoying sips of dense rich rum along the way.

Saturday

Hangover Stretch it out Class with El Vez
Hangover be gone! Get your body moving in this early morning stretch class. El Vez will lead you through a gentle warm-up that will wake you up and get your body, mind and SOUL ready to take on the rest of the Tiki Oasis weekender! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…. let’s go!!

Forbidden Art of the Theremin – Espionage & Fantasy w/ Robert Silverman
Learn about the double-life of Leon Theremin as a brilliant electronic inventor and Soviet Spy! This lecture includes video clips from famous movies featuring the Theremin, a live demonstration of the Theremin AND a chance to play the Theremin!

Waltah Clarke: Mission Exotica w/ Mike Skinner
Beachboy, playboy, entrepreneur…Waltah Clarke embodied the allure of the tropics. From his Beachboy days during the Golden Age of Waikiki, becoming Don the Beachcomber’s right hand man, helping build the International Market Place in Honolulu to owning the largest chain of South Seas Resort Wear stores with shops in Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Honolulu and even Disneyland…he led a Hawaiian Way of Life. An unsung hero of Polynesian Pop Culture, Waltah was the Merchant of Hawaiian Romance!

Bond Girl – Make-Up Tutorial w/ Nikki Napalm
You can achieve a classic smokey cat eye, the perfect nude lip, and vicious cheekbones in this Live Make-up Tutorial with pin-up expert Nikki Napalm! You will learn all the tips and tricks to achieve that sultry 60’s Bond Girl look! Ka Pow! This symposium is an informative look-and-learn demonstration where you will be watching, taking notes, video, audio and asking questions.

The Devil-Ettes Spy Dance Party Au Go Go
Learn all the spy-au-go-go dance moves to keep you go-goin’ no matter where you roam! San Francisco’s sweethearts The Devil-Ettes will teach you how to Frug in Fiji, Swim in Sweden, Hully Gully in Hungary, Boogaloo in Barbados and Twist at Tiki Oasis! Bring a water bottle. Go Go Boots are optional!

The Art of Tiki – A Preview w/ Sven Kirsten & Otto von Stroheim
“The Art of Tiki” is the title for the upcoming 21st Anniversary TIKI ART SHOW at La Luz gallery and for Sven Kirsten’s NEW BOOK of the same name to be published in conjunction with the exhibition. This book allows Sven to focus on what got him into Tiki in the first place: Tiki ART! The exhibition and book will show both rare vintage Tiki art, and modern revival Tiki art. Less academic and more irreverent pure visceral Polynesian Pop imagery will be released to the Tiki-hungry public. You will get to see a preview of this eye candy and hear Sven’s and Otto’s humorous recollections of the early Tiki archeology and art scene.

Ultimate Cool: The Great 60s Spy Craze! w/ Danny Beiderman
Come spy with us as Danny Biederman—author of “The Incredible World of Spy-Fi” and writer/producer of Discovery Channel’s “Hollywood Spytek”—revisits the pop culture SPY CRAZE that shook the world in the 1960s. Flashing back through stories and film clips, you’ll learn—or reminisce—about the coolest movies and TV series ever—James Bond and beyond. It was an era when every TV network and neighborhood theater featured tales of heroic secret agents defeating evil masterminds with a mix of exotic weapons, clever gadgets, expert karate, witty repartee and oodles of charm … and never a doubt that the kiss of a beautiful woman signaled either imminent danger or reward for mission accomplished! Don your trench coats and shades and slink on over for this flashback to the coolest of times!

The Suffering Bastard: Joe Scialom, International Barman of Mystery w/ Jeff “Beachbum” Berry
Cairo, Havana, London, Paris, Rome, Istanbul, New York, San Juan — from the 1930s through the 1960s, legendary mixologist “Joe The Bartender” was everywhere and nowhere, always one step ahead of governments who suspected him of espionage because he served so many heads of state, generals, and journalists. This seminar reveals the untold story of the trained chemist who spoke eight languages and survived two revolutions, imprisonment, and exile to create such infamous exotic drinks as the Suffering Bastard and the Tropical Itch. Presented by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, who spent two years tracking down his elusive subject.

Tiki Oasis Book Club Presents: GOLDFINGER by Ian Fleming
Tiki Oasis is pleased to present the undisputed master of international espionage: Bond… James Bond. Written in 1959, “Goldfinger” is the 7th of the Bond novels by Ian Fleming, featuring the debonair 007 and the deliciously dastardly villain, Auric Goldfinger –the man with the Midas touch. Corrupt canasta, a killer bowler hat, Pussy Galore and her Flying Circus — this is one of the best and most iconic of all the Bond novels (and films). Will Bond save the world economy from a madman who wants to take down Fort Knox? Will the world be smashed by SMERSH? Come to Tiki Oasis Book Club and find out! Though Bond preferred shaken martinis to mixed mai-tais, it will be an Operation Grand Slam! Book club is hosted once again by Karen Finlay!

Pin-Up Hairstyling with Lola Demure
From sleek espionage chic to under-the-radar cool, which famous spy is your style icon? Lola Demure will guide you thru a step-by-step process to create your own vintage hair style masterpiece! Most demonstration will be look-and-learn, but bring a comb, brush and some clips should you you get inspired to play along with your own lovely locks! All attendees will receive a goodie bag of sample products.

Jason Lee hosts “Unplugged at Tiki Oasis”
Time to get unplugged with Jason Lee! Bring your guitar and learn some spy-tastic guitar licks from the master himself! With an extensive background in recording for television networks and performing live with his band, the R.I.P.tides, this is surely a class not to miss. All skill levels welcome! Jason will have on hand a few extra guitars and might even sneak in an amp or two. Look forward to sharing the love of guitar and learning new techniques!

The Quadrumvirate: Smuggler’s Cove, Hale Pele, Lost Lake, and False Idol LIVE!
To commemorate Martin Cate’s 10th Annual Tiki Oasis Cocktail Symposium, he has brought together for the first time each of his four unique tiki concepts for a celebration of what makes the tiki bar an enduring and vital part of American cocktail culture. Featuring a journey through the evolution of both décor and exotic cocktails and peppered with interviews and drink demonstrations, you’ll learn and taste your way through tiki’s golden era and modern revival. Learn from the owners and bartenders what shapes their ideas on cocktails, service, and sharing tiki culture with their communities. Representing three states, more than 300 cocktails, and over 1600 rums, experience how the most awarded tiki bars of the modern era spread a message of aloha and escapism.

Tiki Tasting – SPECIAL EVENT!
This special event is NOT part of any other Tiki Oasis Ticket package. Enjoy samplings from over 8 Tiki Makers of amazing products!

Sunday

Tiki Tot Tour w/ King Kukulele
Create lasting memories for your kids with the annual Tiki Tour of the Crowne Plaza (formerly the Hanalei Hotel). The kids will have a blast as they tour the hotel grounds with King Kukulele meeting up close and personal many ‘tiki’ friends. Every year this event features many (secret-to-the-tots) Tiki celebrities!

Charles Phoenix
Be prepared for your national pride to swell when the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century car culture, space age style, landmark attractions, festive fashions, outrageous architecture, theme parks, and much, much more. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle eye for oddball detail, Charles presents a crazy kaleidoscope of his “found” vintage Kodachrome slides, hi-octane road trip discoveries, eye-popping test kitchen creations and “best of guide” to local attractions, past and present. Don’t miss this fun-filled, action packed, extravaganza of great American pop culture all in glorious COLOR !!!

Suzanne Long and the Modern Tropical Cocktail
Come learn how to mix some of Suzanne Long’s most famous modern tropical classics in this brand new class for Tiki Oasis 2017! Together we will make the Black Orchid and Gunpowder Swizzle, plus a special all new cocktail never before released to the public. We’ll taste each ingredient, talk about the importance of choosing rums for each cocktail, and have a hands on technique lesson.

Tyree, Black Velvet and South Pacific Artist w/ CJ Cook
Ralph Burke Tyree was an American artist of the mid-twentieth century who had a prolific career painting scenes from the South Pacific. His love of the islands was sparked as a WWII Marine posted to Samoa where he became the resident marine-base artist. After the war, he split his years between California and the Pacific, capturing the quiet exoticism of island people and landscapes in oil on board and black velvet. He was one of the premier artists of the Tiki culture movement that swept the United States in the 1960s and which is having a rebirth today.

Uke Jam
Join us for the annual Tiki Oasis Uke Jam! King Kukulele will be hosting this session, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atrium. There is no fee to join in, and don’t worry about being experienced in your playing, just bring a ukulele. You never know who will stop by!

Tiki Oasis San Diego Bartenders Battle
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Celebrity Death Match, the Thunderdome: none of these contests of grit and skill included cocktails. Shame on them. The Tiki Oasis Bartenders Battle will pit some of the best bartenders in San Diego against each other in a no-holds-barred, head- to-head cocktail throw-down. Sample some of the best, most innovative Tiki cocktails in San Diego while you cheer on your bartending champion. They all may battle but only one can win!

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Tiki Oasis 17 Marketplace, Open to the Public! 8/12-13 San Diego



Tiki Oasis 2017 – International Intrigue

Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Bali Hai
Crowne Plaza

TIKI OASIS WEEKEND TICKETS SOLD WITHIN MINUTES OF RELEASE!
However – the Marketplace, Art Show, and Car Show are all Open to the Public!

TIKI OASIS 17 MARKETPLACE
Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Craftsmen, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to Tiki Oasis creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world. Many vendors create limited edition items specifically for the Tiki Oasis weekend shoppers. The marketplace also features DJs and live music! Marketplace vendor listing below.

Saturday, August 12: 
Indoor Marketplace: 10am – 5pm
Outdoor Marketplace: 10am- 4pm

Sunday, August 13:
Indoor Marketplace 10am – 5pm
Outdoor Marketplace 10am – 5pm

TIKI OASIS 8TH ANNUAL ART SHOW
Join us for our 8th annual art show at Tiki Oasis featuring all original artwork. Curated by Tiki Oasis co-producer Baby Doe Stroheim, this art show will be open to the public all weekend long!
ARTIST LIST AND PREVIEWS COMING SOON!
Friday, August 11, 10am – 9pm
Saturday, August 12, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, August 13 10am-5pm
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Artist Reception: TBA – stay tuned!

TIKI OASIS 9TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW
Enjoy the curated car show, shop the Tiki Marketplace,
listen to DJs and live music!
ENTERTAINMENT AND AUTO LIST COMING SOON!
Saturday, August 12th – Sunday, August 13
Hours: 9am – 5pm

TIKI OASIS 17 MARKETPLACE VENDOR LIST

 

 

 

 

 

A Classic Paradise by SHOPVDM
Wide range of apparel for women and men inspired by travel and fashion.

A Pin Ups Closet
Pin-up, Rockabilly and Vintage inspired clothing, purses and housewares

Ains & Elke
handmade, vintage and creative goods

All The Shiny Things
Vintage costume, jewelry and accessories

Amber Ray Accoutrements
Handmade Sparkly Hair Flowers

Bachelor Pad Magazine
The New Digest of Atomic Age Culture

Badland Beads
Handcrafted jewelry using reclaimed vintage and vintage inspired materials

Bali Mantra
handmade jewelry and clothing

B. G. Reynold’s Syrups
Made in Small Batches

Big Toe Art
Tiki and Kuston Kulture inspired original art, prints, mugs and much more

Bosko
Custom Tikis and mugs

Bowana
Original artwork, mugs and pendants.

Boy Drinks World
Small batch bitters and cocktail extracts made by hand in San Diego 

Buzz Rhino
Tiki Lamps

Clee Sobieski
Original Art, Paintings and Prints

Clever Vintage Clothing
vintage clothing

Christine Benjamin
Paintings, Tiki Art, Dolls and More!

Coral Reef Islands Hawaiian Furniture

Cronos Style

Culture Cove Gallery
Retro surf, Tiki, Hawaiian and mid century modern themed art
Official Tiki Oasis vendor for Tiki Oasis T-shirts and Posters!

Devon Devereaux
Artist out of Portland

Dionysus Records & Featured Entertainment
An assortment of rockabilly, exotica, surf, instrumentals and garage on vinyl and CD. Throughout the weekend you can also find numerous Tiki Oasis performers selling their releases directly to their fans in the Dionysus booth.

Donnaland Vintage Variety
Wheelin’ and dealin’ vintage clothing, costume jewelry and vintage treasures from Missouri!

Eric October
Original Tiki Art

Fancy Fruits

Frog Island Tikis
Crazy cool carvings from the Pacific NW

Gecko’z South Sea Arts
Tiki Mugs and Polynesian art

Grider
Handmade Metal Pendants, Belt Buckles, Mugs and Much More!

Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
Bath and Body Works

Heidiline
Aprons, Bags, Accessories

Iconic Atomic
Vintage Clothing

Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Unique handmade ceramic designs that will enhance your tiki lounge and art collection.

Laurel Canyon 1969
Vintage clothing

Little Lost Tiki
Paintings and drawings by Ken Ruzic.

Loco Lindo

Mahalo Tiki
Handmade and unique Tiki mugs and collectables

Match Accessories
Vintage inspired wooden and plastic costume jewelry

Mele Tiki Guys
Handcrafted ornaments, décor, stocking stuffers and original art

mFrankm

Mr. Smiley

Ms. Formaldehyde
Horns, Hair flowers, Jewelry, Hair fascinators and Hats

MTKAHUNA Vintage
Polynesia Vintage Hawaiiana, Tiki, surf and beach.

Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cart
Italian Ice

Norm Daniels
Tikis, hula girls and old Kombis in oil paint

The Oblong Box Shop
Original Novelty Prints by Denialle Von Fitch. Novelty print apparel for Mid Century Modern connoisseurs.

Organic Jewelry by Allie
Handcrafted jewels made of natural media

Orgeat Works Ltd.
Orgeat Syrup

Pin Up Clothing
The best in vintage designed clothing and accessories

Pop Culture Explosion!
Cool vintage audio, video, and vinyl of lounge, exotica, bachelor pad, surf, hot rod, garage, rockabilly, hot guitar and more!

Popular Naughty
Trashtastic t-shirts

Poster Pop
Stickers, T-shirts, posters, prints and original paintings by our artists Shag, Aaron Marshall, Von Franco, and more!

Raw Formed Jewelry
Handmade nautical, island inspired jewelry and accessories

Retro Ruthie
Custom made in the USA – Tiki attire for men and woman.

Redhead Sadie Vintage
vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry and more

Shawn Dickinson

Shell in the Pacific
Vintage Tiki Polynesian Pop items collected since 1998 from thrift stores, flea markets and Tiki artists

Shima Ceramics

Smokin’ Tikis
Hand-carved coconut palm Tikis, masks, torches and more!

Sweet Siren Designs
Handmade vintage inspired jewelry and clothing

Switched on Designs
Vintage jewelry and clothing

Swoonful
Unique specialty flavors

The Art of Doug Horne
Original art and limited edition prints and tiki mugs.

Thor Stor
The artwork of Tom Thordarson

Tiki Bongos
South Seas Treasures, Apparel and Vintage Kicks

Tiki Diablo
Hand carved tikis, ceramics, and more

Tiki King
Neat handmade Tiki and Ukulele stuff since 1994

Tiki Lounge Clay and Ceramic Designs

Tiki Oasis Merchandise
Special swag made just for Tiki Oasis

Tiki Rob
Maui Made Tiki Mugs and Ceramic Pendants

Tiki Tommy
Vintage Aloha wear including a huge selection of vintage Aloha shirts!

Tiki tOny
Whimsical exotic isle paintings, limited edition Tiki Mugs, hanging driftwood tiki birds, carved Tiki signs, and handmade mugs as well as $5 ceramic Tiki necklaces!

Tikiland
Nautical and Tiki décor items

Tiki Paws
Accessories for your fur babies

Très Noir Optics
Hand Made Eyewear for Men and Women

intage Gal Boutique
Reproduction Hawaiian Tiki dresses brilliantly colored with tropical & floral patterns.

Vintage Surf Natural Bamboo Frames
Vintage Surf and Hawaiian Art Prints and Frames

Volcano Designs

Woody Miller Art
paintings, ceramics, wood carvings and more

Zac’s Attic
Vintage Clothing

 

 

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7/7: La Luz de Jesus Summer Soiree Six Show – Six Artists!


La Luz de Jesus Summer Soiree Six!
a Six Artist Show featuring
Matt Adrian, Dos Diablos, Tracy Lewis, Sean Stepanoff, Annie Terrazzo, Vakseen

July 7 – July 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, July 7th, 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Matt Adrian
Matt Adrian splits his time between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree.

The mood that inspired these paintings came about as a direct, visceral response to the current American political disaster that is currently unfolding. They’re also very much of a place: Los Angeles. While the constant blue skies of Southern California can be enjoyable at first, for me the relentless march of day after day of blue skies occasionally take on an unsettling quality that’s hard to put a finger on. – Matt Adrian


Jorge Dos Diablos
Jorge is self-taught and works predominantly as a painter though also Jorge illustrates festival posters, album covers, and illustrates for print editorials. Jorge lives and works between Guadalajara and Los Angeles and has exhibited in Mexico, the United States, and France.

For some people, it is usual to take off the thorns, but others decide to leave them and watch them grow. I celebrate the hidden human emotions through the paint, I dig from the deepest, from the brain to the guts, from the heart to the stomach or the throat contained. This portraits from the inside of hell, they’re the discomfort nobody wants to see, and every day, they live with them. – Jorge Dos Diablos

Tracy Lewis
Tracy works primarily in transparent watercolor, layering luminous glazes of pure hue to give everything a candy coating of Easter-like color. Inspired by a collection of curiosities, along with a love of fairy tales, Art Nouveau and Old Hollywood Glamour, Tracy creates portraits of ephemeral beauty, often in a contradiction of disquiet and harmony; the compassionate femme fatale.

I am fascinated with the interconnectedness of all things, the strength, and fragility of our world, the duality of nature. The metamorphosis of life and death, the beauty of it all captures my imagination. By listening to nature’s incantations, I hope to portray in my work some of these delicate and unseen forces that surround us. – Tracy Lewis

Sean Stepanoff
In his second featured show at La Luz de Jesus, Sean Stepanoff takes his focus off of hipsters and hip-hop and focuses on the movies they love. Reinterpreting the aesthetic of Ghanaian Barbershop sign painting, he pays homage some of his favorite cult movies.

Annie Terrazzo
Annie Terrazzo surrounded herself with dreams. Her childhood was unorthodox and chaotic, having been raised by a mother who was a schizophrenic adult entertainer and a father who was a formula one race car driver. This chaos was countered by a large family who, through silversmithing and plein air painting, taught her the value of and method to making beauty in the world. After graduating from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA, Terrazzo began her career in trash portraiture, focusing on using found objects, newspapers, and magazines. Annie strives to create work that allows the viewer to recognize image and text based language that instantly draws in the viewer and it stands out among other contemporary art due to its familiarity, but also its originality and undeniable intention and masterful craftsmanship.

Back in January 2017, Annie Terrazzo was interviewed by the BBC about the looming Trump Presidency and what it would mean for her and her work. She said, “I’ve always desired to depict strong bad-ass women who would push through the system and overcome the hardships at hand. And now I think I’m just going to be stronger and more bad-ass about how I do that.” During the few months leading up to the La Luz Summer showcase, Annie broadened her scope to include more of these figures, such as women who are struggling to be viewed as more than sexual objects, to enduring bullying on the Internet, to defiant icons of our time. The pieces on display for the La Luz De Jesus summer group show are meant to elevate the viewer to find humor and strength in continuing to persevere in Trump’s world.


Vakseen LLC
While working on hit records has played a driving force in his career, it’s Vakseen’s (born Otha Davis III) passion for the arts that has served as his key to sanity in the entertainment business. The self-taught, Floridian has developed a distinct collage-influenced painting style (Vanity Pop) that fuses elements of cubism, photorealism, fashion design and pop surrealism into vibrantly alluring, abstract portraits. While most viewers assume they’re viewing collage or mixed media art, each creation is in fact meticulously hand painted directly on canvas. Drawing distinct inspiration from our fascination with popular culture, his gallant paintings are a celebration of women, beauty, duality, insecurity, and self-preservation. Currently based in Los Angeles, his paintings have been featured by Adidas, Complex, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, Vibe, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and Tupac Shakur’s estate, amongst others.

 

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