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.

Sunday Night Showcase tickets still available
Marketplace, Art Show, and Car Show are all open to the public!



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.


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!


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!

7/14: Milwaukee ’64-’84 – Brick through the Window Book Event!

Brick Through the Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave & Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984

book release, signing, and reading
Friday, July 14, 7-10 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Soap Plant – Wacko

4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027


For the men and women who created the world of music in Milwaukee, the most American of cities, this book is not just an important historical document; it’s critical. Their story is told, and told well. In interviews with the players, and fantastic photos, the adventures and misadventures are chronicled with more gusto than the beer that made Milwaukee famous.
–Wayne Kramer, singer/guitarist/activist, founding brother, the MC5

In late-1970s Milwaukee, a compact circle of locals drew from their city’s cultural heritage, as well as the examples of New York, London, and Los Angeles, to embrace the new in the form of a dynamic punk rock scene. Drawing on influences from 1960s garage rock and early ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll, Milwaukee punks created a formidable body of work. A new book published by Brickboys/Splunge Communications, Inc., tells the story in the words of the pioneers and participants.

Brick Through the Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave & Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984 chronicles a small number of people who made history in a setting that produced internationally recognized bands such as the Violent Femmes, Die Kreuzen, Plasticland and Oil Tasters. Original interviews with such visionaries as the late Mark Shurilla and Richard LaValliere tell stories of imagination, creativity, resourcefulness, and sacrifice.

Nothing came easily for Milwaukee punks. The police were oppressive, city government was reactionary, the established media scoffed and mainstream rock fans were hostile. An industrial city sinking into the Rust Belt, Milwaukee had a deserved reputation for thrift and hard work, as well as a lingering socialist heritage. Milwaukee’s punks were able to build a scene on a shoestring; their work ethic lent itself to punk rock’s do-it-yourself ethos, and the scene was imbued with a sense of common purpose echoing the city’s history as a bastion of progress.

Compiled from hundreds of hours of interviews, Brick Through the Window brings vividly to life a short-lived period of creativity and excitement in a heartland American town that was home to a musical subculture more prolific and diverse than that of many larger cities.

At 7:00 p.m., on Bastille Day, Friday, July 14, author/editor, Eric Beaumont, and a legendary musician (to be confirmed soon) will celebrate the release of Brick Through the Window with a brief discussion and book signing, with recordings of music mentioned in the book, at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd.

Your book purchase is your ticket.

As Brick Through the Window makes abundantly clear, the city has a rich indie-rock past that has never been properly recognized or much beyond Lake Michigan. In testimony from hundreds of the scenesters who contributed to Brick Through the Window, the stories of James Chance, the Haskels, Die Kreuzen, the Frogs, Plasticland, Couch Flambeau and dozens more are told in loving, zany and potent recollections that will immediately resonate with anyone who’s ever spent real time in a shitty bar with a stage and a P.A.
-Ira Robbins, co-founder/editor, Trouser Press

Brick Through the Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave & Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984
by Steven NodineEric BeaumontClancy Carroll, and David Luhrssen
Published by Boswell Book Company
ISBN # 978-1491046975
6 x 9 x 1.8 in.
Shipping Weight: 2 lb.
Music | Rock n Roll | Punk | History | Biography
Price: $22
Click here to buy your copy online


Steve Nodine is a web developer and author of The Cease Is Increase: An Oral History of the Milwaukee Punk & Alternative Music Scene, interviews from which provide the foundation for this book.  Steve has written for the ShepherdExpress, OnMilwaukee.com, Loose magazine and Fall from Grace, in addition to several blog sites.  Steve was the lead singer for the Milwaukee-based bands Dark Façade and Between Walls and has recorded with the renowned Milwaukee noise band Boy Dirt Car.  His most recent musical project is as singer and songwriter for the Milwaukee band Newly Damaged.

Eric Beaumont is a musician, DJ, paralegal, and writer living in Milwaukee.  His literary criticism has appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, African American Review, Milwaukee JournalSentinel and ShepherdExpress.  As Eric Blowtorch he has written, performed, and arranged five albums, seven singles, and numerous songs on compilations and soundtracks.  As a solo singer/guitarist and bandleader, he has played across America and in London, Toronto, and Kingston, where he performed with the Alpha Boys Band.  Beaumont has lectured on Jamaican music and history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. His published interviews include those with George McGovern, Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello, KRS-ONE, Wayne Kramer, Linton Kwesi Johnson, De La Soul, Manic Street Preachers, Jeffrey Lee Pierce and filmmaker Karyn Kusama.

Clancy Carroll is a musician, record label owner and music writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  His past bands including Ozone, the Ones, the Dominoes, the Clancy Carroll Band, 3 On Fire, c2, and AlNiCo have released numerous 45s, EPs, CDs, and compilation tracks.  As King and CEO of Splunge Communications, Inc., he has released records by the likes of the Prosecutors, Triple Forbidden Taboo, Wanda Chrome and the Leather Pharaohs and Fuckface, as well as the double-CD compilation History in 3 Chords: Milwaukee Alternative Bands 1973-1982.  Carroll has written record reviews, reviewed live shows and conducted interviews for Autonomy, Milwaukee’s first punk fanzine; Express; and Milk magazine, in which “Clancy’s Kookie Corner” was a reader’s favorite.

David Luhrssen lectured at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.  He is the author of Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen and Hammer of the Gods: Thule Society and the Birth of Nazism.  He is the coauthor of War on the Silver Screen; Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel; Changing Times: The Life of Barack Obama; A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890 and Searching for Rock and Roll.  He has contributed to Women and War and The International Discography of the New Wave, and has been published in Historically Speaking, History Today, Journal of American History, Wisconsin Academy Review and other journals.  Luhrssen is Arts & Entertainment Editor and Film Critic of Milwaukee’s weekly ShepherdExpress.  He has written for Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, the Milwaukee Journal, Op, New York Rocker, Trouser Press and other publications.  He is a commentator on film for WUWM-FM, Milwaukee’s NPR affiliate, and is a co-founder of the Milwaukee International Film Festival.

Only books purchased from La Luz de Jesus are eligible for signing.
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Call (323)663-0122 to order by phone.

7/8: Scot Sothern – Big City Book Release at La Luz de Jesus

Scot Sothern Big City
Book release and signing party

Saturday, July 8th, 6-9pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Soap Plant – Wacko

4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Deliciously strange and compelling, delightfully lurid and fun, Scot Sothern’s debut novel reads like a feral mashup of Cormac McCarthy and William Gibson amped on cornjuice and spiderbite. -Mark Haskell Smith

In the latest work of art-prose from the incomparable Stalking Horse Press, Scot Sothern shows that he’s not just a linguistic power-hitter, but a dynamic storyteller, too. There’s enough imagination on every page of BigCity for an entire novel. – D. Harlan Wilson, author of Battles without Honor or Humanity and Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance

The job of the novelist is to conjure a whole world, and Scot Sothern has done that in spades here. Lush, large-hearted, antic, and fiercely feminist, BigCity is unlike anything else I’ve ever read. – Ron Currie, author of Every Thing Matters, The One-Eyed Man

An explosion of language and characters, a fast-and-loose yet potent and authentic way with our American history, rude and gross and gorgeous and hilarious and heart-rending — “Big City” is everything you want in a novel, bold and challenging and surprising. I love it! – Julie Powell, author of Julie& Julia

Scot Sothern’s profane western satire Big City, is a novel with an unforgettable cast, including the wild Bitch Bantam, pulp writer Slab Pettibone, and his sidekick FuzzyWuzzy the bear in a tale as moving as it is scandalous. Big City  is the birth of feminism, robber barons, media stardom, and motion pictures, where teeming masses have come for a new life and a throw of the dice; with gritty realism and absurdist comedy, Big City is a fantastical adventure and love story examining the dynamics of change and the politics of natural selection.

Scot Sothern: Big City
Publisher: Stalking Horse Press (March 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997062975
ISBN-13: 978-0997062977
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
Price: $20.00

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

However – the Marketplace, Art Show, and Car Show are all Open to the Public!

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

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!
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!

Enjoy the curated car show, shop the Tiki Marketplace,
listen to DJs and live music!
Saturday, August 12th – Sunday, August 13
Hours: 9am – 5pm







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

Custom Tikis and mugs

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

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

Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
Bath and Body Works

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


Mr. Smiley

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

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

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
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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

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.


6/9: Harley Flanagan Cro-Mags Hard-Core Life of My Own Book Event

Harley Flanagan, Hard-Core Life of My Own
book release, signing, and reading
Friday, June 9, 7-10 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

La Luz Harley FlanaganJoin Cro-Mags frontman Harley Flanagan for this book signing event featuring readings, stories & more!

“Don’t even pretend to talk about New York… if you don’t read this. Harley Flanagan’s incredible story is not just the history of New York hardcore, of which he is a founding father, but a history of New York itself. It’s all here, an amazing series of unlikely coincidences, catastrophes, accomplishments, and associations. Chances are if it happened in New York and it was important and interesting, Harley Flanagan was somewhere in the room. If you care anything about music history, punk rock, hardcore or just a ripping good story, this book is the punch in the face you want and need.”
– Anthony Bourdain

“Harley Flanagan is not like you or me. Most of us grew up in relative safety and security. Harley came up like a feral animal, fending for himself in the ’70s Lower East Side jungle of crime, drugs, abuse and poverty. By age 10 he was a downtown star at Max’s Kansas City and CBGB, drumming in his aunt’s punk band The Stimulators, and socializing with Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Cleveland’s Dead Boys. Everyone thought it was so cute, but it wasn’t.” – Steven Blush, author American Hardcore

Harley Flanagan provides a fascinating memoir: a child prodigy and family friend of Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg, at a young age he became close to many stars of the early punk rock scene like Joe Strummer of The Clash and was taught to play bass by members of the famed black punk band Bad Brains. He started playing drums for the New York punk band the Stimulators when he was 11 years old; playing at places like Max’s Kansas City with some of the most notable names in the punk scene. He then went on to start the notorious hardcore band Cro-Mags.

Hard-Core: Life of My Own
by Harley Flanagan
Published by Feral House
ISBN # 978-1627310338
5.9 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches | Soft Cover. Pages: 448
Shipping Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Biographies | Memoirs | Music | Punk | Martial Arts
Price: $23.95
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Harley Frances Flanagan (born 1967) is the founder and bassist of the hardcore punk band, the Cro-Mags. When he was nine, Flanagan published a book of poetry with a foreword written by family friend, Allen Ginsberg. When he was eleven he was playing drums with the New York punk band the Stimulators. He is a father, husband and Renzo Gracie JiuJitsu instructor living in NYC.

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6/2: Gea*’s drawings of distress, dominance, and depravity at La Luz de Jesus

showing with
Nathan Anderson, 
Christopher Bales, Howard Hallis
June 2 – July 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2nd, 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Gea* is a Chilean-born, multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Her unique work encompasses drawing, painting, illustration, digital arts and media, photography, film, and animation. An autodidact, she has exhibited solo and in group shows in New York, Los Angeles, Santiago, Zurich, and Toronto and collaborated creatively with Momus, JG Thirlwell and Jeffrey Bützer.

Her delightfully kinky drawings of girls in various degrees of distress, dominance, and depravity draw on influences from Trevor Brown and Stu Mead to Suehiro Maruo and Francis Bacon, but with an informed femininity that makes her work unique and even obsession-worthy.


6/2 – 7/2: Intricate sculptures of Christopher Bales at La Luz de Jesus

Christopher Bales
showing with
Nathan Anderson, Howard Hallis, & Gea*
June 2 – July 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2nd, 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

It seems cheap to pigeonhole assemblage artist Christopher Bales’ work as mere steampunk: his aesthetic is older than that. Although he sometimes uses antique and vintage materials associated with the genre, such as metal cogs, the final product often looks more like an altar constructed from the rubble of a pre-Victorian cathedral.

Bales, who has been assembling these intricate sculptures since 1989, said he sources “an enormous amount of objects”—like broken wooden boxes, dolls, clocks, picture frames, figurines—from his weekly visits to flea markets and thrift stores.

When he starts a new piece, he says he doesn’t have a preconceived notion of what the end result will be, but following his intuition when layering cutouts of classic paintings over etchings with skulls and religious imagery creates enough detail for the viewer to stay engaged but not overwhelmed. –Sacramento Bee

Hope, Fear and the Journey to Earth is Christopher Bales third feature exhibition at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

6/2: Howard Hallis and the process of lenticulation at La Luz de Jesus

Howard Hallis
showing with
Nathan Anderson, Christopher Bales, Howard Hallis, & Gea*
June 2 – July 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2nd, 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

After graduating from UCLA in 1994, Howard Hallis worked as a personal assistant to professor Timothy Leary, collaborating with him on the book Surfing the Conscious Nets: A Graphic Novel. Hallis went on to create a tarot card deck based on the movie Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Howard’s parody of Jack Chick religious pamphlets, Who Will Be Eaten First?, based on the H. P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos, prompted Chick Publications to issue him a cease and desist letter, and his groundbreaking The Picture of Everything–a fifteen foot tall drawing that references all things Pop Culture, cemented Hallis’ reputation with the Wired crowd.

Howard helped to create websites for the animation studio Klasky Csupo, and produced the live-streaming death of Dr. Timothy Leary–at the cultural icon’s request.  He was a yidcore pioneer as the vocalist of GefilteFuck.  He has written articles for the alternative zine Ben Is Dead and the San Francisco Herald, self-published comics (Alien Man) and collaborated on publications for DC & Marvel. Howard is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on the character Doctor Strange and the process of lenticulation, which provides the medium for this exhibition–including a 22×28″ lenticular of The Picture of Everything.

6/2: Nathan Anderson at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Nathan Anderson
showing with Christopher Bales, Howard Hallis, & Gea*
June 2 – July 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2nd, 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Nathan Anderson is an artist and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Nathan is a graduate of The Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has his BFA in Filmmaking and has been exhibited in galleries all over the US and Canada.

His recent projects include the web series Northbound and following feature film Northstar and contributing designs for the trading card series based on Cartoon Network’s popular Adventure Time. His mural to LA Writer Charles Bukowski in the Los Feliz neighborhood of California is a go-to public art destination in a city renown for its murals.

Nathan regularly exhibits at Gallery 1988, Hero Complex Gallery, Creature Features Gallery, Gabba Gallery, and La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

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