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Tiki Oasis: A Trip to the Tropics

TIKI OASIS: TRIP TO THE TROPICS
August 3-7, 2022
San Diego, CA

Event: TIKI OASIS – Trip to the Tropics
Website: www.tikioasis.com
Date: August 3 – 7, 2022
Location: Town and Country Resort, 
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Media Contact: Lee Joseph, Reverberations Media

  • Media photos, interview opportunities, and press credentials are provided upon request. 
  • Scroll down for a quick list of performers and DJs,
  • Tiki Oasis Art Show and Marketplace are FREE and open to the public the weekend of the event. Check out the Marketplace vendor list at this link – Art Show artist info at this link
  • Seminar tickets are available ala carte without an event pass!

Tiki Oasis is the original and largest Tiki event in the world. Enjoy five nights and four days of live music, pool lounging, fashion shows, swanky suites, sunset dinners, disc jockeys, art exhibits, educational seminars, busting Tiki Marketplace, and tropical cocktails curated by top mixologists and so much more!

This year, Tiki Oasis celebrates the Caribbean Islands and their influence on Tiki subculture with Tiki Oasis: A Trip to the Tropics. When we think of Tiki subculture, we think of Polynesia, but the influence of the Caribbean — from its tropical flavors, rum, dance, and Mid-Century upbeat music — has also shaped the Polynesian Pop scene we know today.

This year’s theme will be explored through educational seminars, literature, movies, and entertainment from live bands, dancers, and disc jockeys. 

Tiki Oasis will explore the flavors of the Caribbean islands with seminars, tastings, and cocktail sampling. Agriculture from the Bahamas to Trinidad includes sugarcane, bananas, coffee, tobacco, citrus, and cacao. These flavors influenced the creation of classic tropical cocktails such as the Puerto Rican Piña Colada, Panama’s Bird of Paradise Fizz, and the Jamaican Planter’s Punch, all of which influenced what we now call “Tiki Drinks.”

Tiki Oasis will also celebrate the music and dance of the region. The original Afro-Caribbean music of Trinidad known as Calypso is authentic island music and was an early influence on Jamaican Rocksteady, Ska, and early Reggae. The dance styles are often described as fluid, sensual, and rhythmic. Popular vibrant dances included the mambo, rumba, and merengue that borrow and riff from mixing African, European, and indigenous cultures. 

Tiki Oasis is being held at Town and Country Resort. Family-owned since it was built as a 40-room roadside lodge in 1953, Town and Country, Mission Valley’s first hotel, underwent major expansions in 1968 and 1969. In honor of Town and Country’s history and mid-century roots, the hotel completed a $70 million dollar renovation in 2020 and has been re-imagined into a modern retreat unlike any other hotel in San Diego!

Tiki Oasis is an All-Inclusive Event

Our event prides itself on being all-inclusive; everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! At Tiki Oasis, we make a concerted effort to ensure all our attendees feel valued, safe, and free to be their most authentic selves. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion where differences are both appreciated and respected, via our

The Core Values of Tiki Oasis

  • Tiki Oasis is a family-run small business. Our core values are a reflection of who we are.
  • Tiki Oasis promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion; we empower marginalized groups and encourage social justice through dialogue and action.
  • Tiki Oasis promotes education and the sharing of ideas and knowledge, we believe in the historic preservation of American Pop Culture through the lens of modern-day values.
  • Tiki Oasis promotes sustainable practices with a deep commitment to conservation and positive choices that support the health of our planet.

Musical performers
Black Widows Empire, Hale’iwa Island Trio, Hilo Hi-Flyers, Hula Dancers Nani Makav, IXTAHUELE, Jackie Mendez band, Joey Altruda, Los Pakalolos, Maikai Gents, Martini Kings, Messer Chups, NEW Smokin’ Menehunes, Par Avion, Street Scorchas, Surfer Joe Bovver, Swamp Zombies, The Aggrolites, The Amalgamated with Sugar Brown, The Bomboras, The Capsouls with Tony Green, The Go-Go Gorillas, The Intoxicats, The Surfrajettes, The Wyld Gooms, Thea Triffid, Tony Green, Tropicales, Jimmy Psycho, The Volcanics

DJs
Becky Ebenkamp, CK Smart, DJ Astro 138, DJ Boss Harmz, DJ Hi-Tide Vincent & Magdalena, DJ Shangri-La, Domenic Priore, Elizabeth Mix it Up, Eric Musick, Joey Altruda, Junor Francis, Lee Joseph, Lili Bird and Lono Calls, Madame X, Marv Mack, Mike & Anja, Nuria, Shawn Atkinson, Tony Sanchez, Tropicana Joe, DJ Zombierella

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ARIZONA TIKI OASIS 2022, April 28-May 1 – Valley Ho, Scottsdale

Event: Arizona Tiki Oasis
Website: www.aztikioasis.com
Date:
April 28th – May 1st, 2022
Location:  Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Media Contact: Lee Joseph,  Reverberations Media

Welcome to Arizona Tiki Oasis 2022, an island lifestyle meet-up, held in the middle of the desert at one of the best-preserved Mid-Century hotels in America; Hotel Valley Ho (est.1956). Enjoy a wide range of resort activities while sipping tropical cocktails and wearing your festive aloha wear. Bask in a variety of curated experiences: sip crafted cocktails by top mixologists; browse the pop-up Art Show; relax in a cabana by the pool; learn about mid-century style, design, and lifestyle from experts; schedule a soothing spa treatment; sway to the Tiki Oasis soundtrack; shop the outdoor marketplace with a variety of artists, makers, and traders; and, of course, enjoy the overall island-in-the-desert vibe.


 

TICKETS
www.aztikioasis.com/tickets
The Evening Resort Pass (21+ Thursday – Saturday): $99 includes Thursday Meet & Mingle, evening entry to resort pools with poolside entertainment, entry to curated evening events, and Intimate Tropical Tastings in various locations throughout the weekend.

The Deluxe Evening Resort Pass (21+ Thursday – Saturday): $200 includes all of the above plus an Arizona Tiki Oasis shopping bag stuffed with goodies from our sponsors, a limited-edition Arizona 2022 Tiki Oasis mug designed by Eekum Bookum, and an exclusive invitation to a VIP Kick-Off Cocktail Party.

LET’S HAVE A LUAU
In addition to the Arizona Tiki Oasis Resort Pass, we are delighted to announce that there will be a Luau on Friday night, hosted by Hotel Valley Ho! Enjoy a traditional pig roast, a fresh poke bowl station, grilled options including Crispy Cola Marinated Short Ribs and more, Hawaiian-themed desserts, and of course an array of fantastic cocktails. Don your best island attire and enjoy live music that will keep you in the aloha spirit.

SEMINARS
All seminar tickets are available for purchase a-la-carte, with or without a resort pass. Arizona Tiki Oasis seminars are conducted by dedicated and knowledgeable experts in all aspects of mid-century and Polynesian Pop Culture including mixology, fashion, architecture, art, music, landscape design, and more, and are as fun as they are educational!
Prices range from FREE – $50 per seminar.

Here are just a few of the many Arizona Tiki Oasis 2022 Seminars:
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Tiki, Creating a Tiki Garden, Agave Spirits in Tropical Cocktails, Arizona Tiki Oasis 2022 Bartender Battle, Conscious Tropical, Mocktails 101, Raffia Flowers and Pom Poms, Tiki in Pop Surrealist Art, Rudi Gernreich – Beyond The Topless Bathing Suit, RUM – The Spirit of Hawai’i, Spirits – Native Ingredients & Tropical Libations from the Big Island Down Under, The Tropical Temptations of the Pre-Tiki Lounge, Ukulele Strum & Sing, A Minimalist Take on Stocking Your Home Tiki Bar.

ARIZONA TIKI OASIS MARKETPLACE 
Arizona Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world and features over 60 marketplace vendors! Crafters, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to the Hotel Valley Ho, creating a unique shopping emporium unmatched throughout the world!

Saturday, April 30- Sunday, May 1: 10 am-4 pm
Hotel Valley Ho: 6850 E Main St., Scottsdale, AZ
Free and Open to the Public

ARIZONA TIKI OASIS ART SHOW
Join us for our 4th annual Arizona Tiki Oasis Pop-Up Art Exhibit. Curated by Tiki Oasis’s own co-founder Baby Doe, featuring over 25 top-international Tiki artists, this pop-up exhibit will be open to the public all weekend long!

Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1: 10 am-4 pm
Hotel Valley Ho: 6850 E Main St., Scottsdale, AZ
Free and Open to the Public

ABOUT TIKI OASIS
Southern California’s family-run Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2001 as a fundraiser to support the rehabilitation of the Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel, the most elaborate of a chain of five California Tropics Tiki motels and an important part of Tiki history. The event was moved to San Diego in 2006 to support the historic Bali Hai Restaurant and Hanalei Hotel. Now Tiki Oasis is proud to be the original and largest Tiki event in the world and features five nights and four days of live music, dance, DJs, vendors, fashion show, poolside entertainment, car show, kids activities, art exhibit, plus top experts giving educational presentations. Its sister event, Arizona Tiki Oasis made its successful debut in 2019 and brings the island lifestyle to the desert in full Mid-Century glory. 

THE CORE VALUES OF TIKI OASIS

  • Arizona Tiki Oasis is a family-run small business. Our core values are a reflection of who we are.
  • Arizona Tiki Oasis promotes equality, diversity and inclusion; we empower marginalized groups through dialogue and action.
  • Arizona Tiki Oasis promotes education and the sharing of ideas and knowledge; we believe in historic preservation of American Pop Culture through the lens of modern day values. 
  • Arizona Tiki Oasis promotes sustainable practices with a deep commitment to conservation and positive choices that support the health of our planet.
  • Arizona Tiki Oasis benefits the Arizona Preservation Foundation.


INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Arizona Tiki Oasis acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale AZ is located in the Salt River Valley on the ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Piipaash (Maricopa), whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. We acknowledge the sovereignty of these nations. We were honored to have Vice President Ricardo Leonard from Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (www.discoversaltriver.com) for a land acknowledgment presentation at Arizona Tiki Oasis 2021.

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Tiki Oasis goes Virtual August 14-16 2020


Tiki Oasis Goes Bananas… oh we mean, VIRTUAL!

Tiki Oasis goes Virtual! We are excited to announce a full virtual weekender! Throughout the weekend you can enjoy our Tiki Oasis TV program including meet-ups, seminars, live entertainment, a HUGE Virtual Marketplace, and more, more, more! 

FULL SCHEDULE, LINKS, and DETAILS at www.tikioasis.com

FRIDAY 8/14:4pm – 5pm – Seminar: ‘Disney Goes Tiki’ with David “Dr. Skipper” Marley. Proceeds benefit Walt Disney Family Museum ($15 Tickets on Sale!)

6pm – 8pm – Virtual Marketplace Cocktail Hour, get to know the artists, makers, and traders of Tiki Oasis hosted by Audrey Moorehead {free event}

8pm – 10pm – Ape ‘Supersonic’ record release party, hosted by APE. NEW music, film clips, Tiki carving, and mug raffle hosted by exotica band APE! Listen in to hear about Ape’s first-ever vinyl record. {FREE event}

SATURDAY 8/15:10am – 11:30am– Shopping in Pajamas: Virtual Marketplace! This free event includes livestream interactions, artist meet-ups, and an overall unique shopping experience with the makers, creators, and traders that make Tiki Oasis such a unique experience! 

1pm – 2pm – Seminar: ‘Rum & Reàl Exotic Cocktail Challenge’ hosted by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell. This is Ian’s first time at Tiki Oasis, join Ian and a bevy of top mixologists from around the globe! ($25 TICKETS ON SALE!)

2pm – 3pm – 11th Annual Tiki Oasis Art show LIVE on Instagram hosted by artist BigToe. Take a ‘walk’ through the exhibit, purchase art, and meet some of the featured artists! {FREE event}

4pm – Aloha Caftan Society – Zoom Party! Dress up for the Aloha Fashion Stroll!!! Show off your own fashion style! {FREE event}

6pm – 10pm – Tiki Oasis TV Main Showcase!! Featuring friends, family, and fans of Tiki Oasis. Enjoy music, mixologists, and special guest appearances!! {FREE event}

10pm – 1am – Late night “Room Parties” including DJ’s, dancers, and other mischief from around the globe hosted by Barron Scott Levkoff of Midwayville & If ‘N’ Wendy! {FREE event}

SUNDAY 8/16:10am -11:30am – Shopping in Pajamas: Virtual Marketplace! This free event includes livestream interactions, artist meet-ups, and an overall unique shopping experience with the makers, creators, and traders that make Tiki Oasis such a unique experience! 

11:30 – 1pm – Panel discussion: ‘Sensual Paradise – Deconstructing the Romanticization of the Alluring Island Maiden’ {FREE event}. “Tip Jar” to benefit Heiva San Diego.

2pm – 4pm – The Velvet Gazette Virtual Release Party We saved the best for last, tune-in to keep the fun going. Zoom Party with live music, live Burlesque, etc. hosted by Editor-in-Chief Susana Andrea, {FREE event}

FULL SCHEDULE, LINKS and DETAILS at: www.tikioasis.com


11th Annual Tiki Oasis Pop-Up Artshow~
curated by Baby Doe ~
Displayed at: Paradise Point Resort, San Diego*
Thurs 8/13 –  Sunday 8/16 –  10am-3pm
* Note that no gathering or events allowed, this is a socially distanced art exhibit.
Tiki Oasis Art Show Virtual Reception hosted by BigToe
LIVE on Tiki Oasis Instagram!!
Sat 8/15 2pm2020 Artists:
Anthony Carpenter
BigToe Art
Candy
Craig Robb
Daisy Church
Danielle Mann
Dawn Frasier Sophista-tiki
Devon Devereaux
Diane Bombshelter
Eddy Crosby
Eric October
Harry Decker
James Owens
Jason Straughan “The Boozy Doodler”
Justin Peterson
Ken Pleasant
Ken Ruzic
Kymm Bang
Lori Herbst
Megan Besmirched
Mike Carnevale
Mike Maas
Mookie Sato
Norm Daniels
Odd Rodney
Rarabird Laura Harper
Robert Jimenez
Sandra Fremgen
Tiki King
Tiki tOny
Susana Andrea, Vestige
Wendy Cevola
Zachary Friedberg
Tiki Oasis Virtual Semiar: Rum & Reàl Exotic Cocktail Challenge
Sat 8/15 1pm, $25 (BUY TIX)
Hosted by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell


Join us for this Rum & Reàl challenge featuring some of the world’s most exotic bartenders as they show off their skills in this fast-paced tropical cocktail challenge! Watch these mixologists whip up their rum masterpieces in only 3 minutes. They will share their rum of choice, the fresh fruit flavor and 3 other ingredients as they create a drink exclusively for Tiki Oasis. Expect to be entertained and inspired! 
Sponsored byReàl Cocktail Ingredients

Ian A.V. Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador has conducted masterclasses and seminars, sipped cocktails and judged competitions on no less than 7 continents around the world! His passion for rum and cocktails is infectious and in 2007 he not only created the world’s first international Rum festival (The UK RumFest). Ian is also currently the rum & cocktail specialist on television’s channel 4 (UK) entertainment show, “Sunday Brunch”, where he is regularly seen by millions of viewers educating celebrity guests on various rums and rum cocktails. But even more remarkable, he is the Spirited Awards 7-time final four nominee and 2018 winner of the International Brand Ambassador of the year at the prestigious Spirited Awards part of The Tales of the Cocktail.
Tiki Oasis Virtual Seminar: Disney Goes Tiki
Fri 8/14 4pm, $15 (BUY TIX)
Hosted by David “Dr Skipper” Marley


Dr. Skipper is back with new adventures. This time he will talk about the artists and inspirations behind the creation of Disneyland’s Adventureland and the Enchanted Tiki Room. From the imaginations of Disney artists such as Rolly Crump and Harper Goff to the first gallery exhibition of tiki art in the United States, the inspiration came from many sources. Marley will also share wild cast member stories about The Enchanted Tiki Room from his book More Skippers Stories: True Tales From Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise. Proceeds benefit the Walt Disney Family Museum.

David “Dr. Skipper” Marley is a former Jungle Cruise Skipper and has taught history at California State University, Fullerton. His books, Skipper Stories: True Tales from Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise, and its sequel, More Skipper Stories, is the first oral history of a Disneyland attraction. A former stand up comic, Marley is the creator and producer of the popular Jungle Cruise based stand up comedy show The Skipper Show.


Tiki Oasis Velvet Gazette Virtual Party Schedule:Sun 8/15, FREE event
Velvet Gazette newspaper is inspired by vintage aesthetics and culture and brought to life through the perspective of women from every continent. Join Editor-in-Chief Susana Andrea for this special release party Sunday Aug 16th at 2pm PDT!

Schedule of events:
2:00 Welcome with Susana Andrea, Editor-in-Chief
2:05 LIVE MUSIC: Ukulena
2:10 Cover girl chat with Jasmin of Vintage Vandalizm
2:15 West Coast Tiki article chat with Megan Myschief
2:20 Stacy’s home tiki bar cocktails at home with Dottie Deville: The Velvet Swizzle
2:25 LIVE MUSIC: The Surfrajettes
2:30 Vilma’s dating tips chat with Miriam
2:35 article chat with Daria Tarasova
2:40 miniature LA show and tell with CC Devere
2:45 Paper Dolls art chat with Susie Dahl
2:50 LIVE MUSIC: Coco Lamarr
2:55 Record hop with Claire RetroGirl
3:00 Tiki Oasis takeover at Parade Point chat with Miss Tiki Oasis 2019, Phoenix Ablaze
3:05 Article chat with Genie Emerald
3:10 Poetry with Sabrina Minks
3:15 LIVE MUSIC: Ukulena
3:20 Millinery chat with Mikaila Von Merr
3:25 PRIZE: Best dressed contest with Nathaly Aguilera, Director of Diversity at TVG
3:30 LIVE PERFORMANCE: Burlesque with Miss Tosh
3:35 PRIZE: Tiki Trivia with Miss Tiki Oasis 2018 Ruby Champagne
3:40 LIVE MUSIC: Kitten on the Keys, San Francisco
3:45 Fashion chat with Psycho Apparel Tokyo, Japan
3:50 Tel Aviv convention winner chat with Dafna Bar-el
3:55 PRIZE: 5 min dance party and contest with Miss Tiki Oasis 2015 Ruby Joule
4:00 End
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Tiki Oasis 19 Car Show Aug 10-11 San Diego

TIKI OASIS 11TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW
Free Admission – Open to the Public! Enjoy this curated car show, including food trucks (11am-3pm), Tiki Oasis Merchandise, live Tiki carving with OB Tiki, Pinups for Pitbulls and top Disc Jockeys!

Location:
Parking Lot, Crowne Plaza
2270 Hotel Cir N,
San Diego, CA 92108

Hours:
9am – 5pm Saturday
9am-4pm Sunday

Food Trucks
Saturday: Quick Stop Grill, Haad Sai Thai, Sun & Sea
Sunday: Chameleon Cuisine, Bella Vita Pizza, Food Affair

Disc Jockeys
Saturday: DJ Bigtikidude and Emilio, DJ After School Special
Sunday: The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn, DJ Zorch

Car List
1929 Ford Model A Roadster PU
1932 Ford Woody – Blue
1933 Ford Woodie – Marroon
1935 Ford Stationwagon
1937 Pacjard 115, buttercream yellow
1939 1939 Ford Tudor, Jefferson blue
1940 Ford Coupe Orange
1942 Ford Woodie Maroon & Wood
1947 Ford Delux Station Wagan Burgandy
1947 Mercury 4 Door – Maroon
1948 Ford Super Deluxe
1948 Oldsmobile 76 Series
1949 Ford Woodie Blue
1951 Ford “Surf Woody” Wagon
1952 DeSoto Sampan
1954 Gold Ford Customline
1954 MG TF, MG RED
1956 Ford, F100, Metallic Burgundy
1958 Dune Buggy
1960 Chevy Biscayne Green
1961 Ford Econoline Pick-up
1961 GMC 1000
1961 SCOOTER AREA: Vespa
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Station Wagon, white
1962 Chevy Greenbrier Seafoam/White
1962 Impala convertible
1963 Ford Galaxy, red/gold
1964 and 1969 Dune Buggy
1965 Meyers Manx dune buggy
1966 Chevy Suburban, turquoise
1967 Buick Riveria
1967 Morris Minor Traveler
1968 Meyers Manx red
1968 VW Camper Bus “Mango Green”
1969 Ford Econoline Van, Gasser Green
1969 Thunderbird, Cobalt Blue, Custom
1970 1970 Cadillac ElDorado
1971 GMC 1500 Custom Suburban
1973 inka orange BMW 1802
1975 Ford E-150 Show Van.
1979 “SCOOTER AREA: Piaggio Vespa, P200e vintage scooter”
1979 “SCOOTER AREA: Vespa P200”
1981 Delorean, dmc 12, silver
1999 Taylor Dunn Golf Cart

Tiki Oasis 19: “Catch the New Wave”

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 11, 2019
WHERE:
Wednesday: Bali Hai – Shelter Island, San Diego, CA
Thursday: Sunday: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA

www.tikioasis.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xpRl5cu7JE
www.facebook.com/groups/tikioasis

Tiki Oasis, is the original and largest Tiki event in the world and features in five nights and four days: live music, hula, DJs, marketplace vendors, fashion shows, costume contests, poolside entertainment, Miss Tiki Oasis contest, car show, kids activities, food trucks, art exhibit, midnight burlesque shows and dance party, plus top experts giving educational presentations on everything from cocktails and food, art, architecture, pop culture history, and tikicarving!

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Tiki Oasis 19 “Catch the New Wave” August 7-11 San Diego

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 11, 2019
WHERE:
Wednesday: Bali Hai – Shelter Island, San Diego, CA
Thursday: Sunday: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA

Tiki Oasis 19: “Catch the New Wave” Event Overview

Event Website
Tiki Oasis T.V.
Tiki Oasis Facebook Group
Tiki Oasis Twitter
Tiki Oasis Instagram

Tiki Oasis, is the original and largest Tiki event in the world and features in five nights and four days:  live music, dance, djs, marketplace vendors, fashion shows, costume contests, poolside entertainment, miss Tiki Oasis contest, car show, kids activities, art exhibit, plus top experts giving educational presentations on everything from cocktails and food, art, architecture, pop culture history, and tiki carving!

As always at Tiki Oasis, the event is all about the Tiki lifestyle. In addition, every year, the event explores a theme which adds dimension or explores a different aspect of Popular Culture tangential to Tiki. 

“Catch the New Wave!” is an obvious nod toward Surf music, while “New Wave” is a blast from the early 1980s. In the 1980s, simultaneous to New Wave, was the “Second Wave” in the swell of Surf Music history, the charge was mainly led by Los Angeles bands like Agent Orange, Jon & the Nightriders, The Insect Surfers, or the gimmicky Surf Punks. At Tiki Oasis 2019 we present acts that relate to 1980s New Wave with a surf or exotica twist, “Second Wave” Surf music, and a few original “New Wave”-ers to create a totally radical weekend that will leave you stoked.

LIVE ENTERTAINERS
Agent Orange, Debora Iyall of Romeo Void, Drifting Sand, Gerald Casale of Devo, Jesika von Rabbit ,Joey & The Showmen, Jon & the Nightriders, Josie Cotton, Los Freneticos, Los Tiki Phantoms, MongoLounge, Par Avion, Pearl Harbour, The Fleshtones, The Greasy Gills, The Hula Girls, The Insect Surfers, The Intoxicats, The New Waves, The Outta Sites, The Surfrajettes, Tikitronic, Tikiyaki Orchestra, Tim Polecat

SYMPOSIUMS

THURSDAY
• Yoga w/Kiki Lovelace 
• Hale Akamai: Foam Tiki and Panel Carvings w/Eric Hainline 
• Tiki on Black Paper w/Eric October 
• Tiki Tasting (x2)
• Hula

FRIDAY
• Wake up w/ El Vez (morning exersise class)
• Sing Along w/King Kukulele 
• Lalani Hawaiian Village Waikiki w/ Randy Avon 
• Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki w/Martin S Lindsay 
• Field Guide to Tiki Decorating LIVE! w/Trader Brandon & Typhoon Tommy
• Walt Disney Discovers Tiki w/David “Dr. Skipper” Marley
• Hula
• Cocktail Class (TBA)
• Wine Appreciation with vintners Judd and Jerry 
• Enid Collins Inspired Treasure Box w/Nicole Pacheco
• Create a World of Tiki in your Home Bar w/Pam Kueber 
• Secret Diaries of a Clifton’s Cafeteria Camera Girl w/Miriam & Victoria Caldwell
• Tiki Oasis Storytelling w/Karen Finlay
• Mai Tai Roa A’e! w/Jeff “Beachbum” Berry 

SATURDAY
• “Back to the Beach” w/Bo Bennett
• New Wave Ukulele Strum &Sing-Along w/Alison Marae
• Totally Tubular- Intro to New Wave Music for Kids w/Joshua Levin 
• Liquid Sky – 80s Make-Up Class
• Conversation with John Blair of Jon & the Nightriders 
• Riffs & Spiffs: How to Craft Your Own Cocktail w/Tiki LindyFrom • Punk to Urban Archeologist: My Tiki Evolution w/Sven Kirsten
• Tiki Oasis Book Club w/Karen Finlay 
• The Rise and Fall of the Clash w/Vanessa S. D’Amelio 
• Tiki Pairing
• The Home Bar Guide To Tropical Cocktails w/Kelly “Hiphipahula” Reilly & “Trader” Tom Morgan 

SUNDAY
• Tiki Tot Tour w/King Kukulele 
• Las Vegasland w/Charles Phoenix
• Kiddie Cocktail w/Stuart Sandler
• Uke Jam w/King Kukulele 
• San Diego Bartender Battle w/Ram Udwin

DJs
After School Special, Astro138, Becky & Nikki (Bubblegum & Other Delights), Bigtikidude and Emilio, Farbror Fuzz, Flashback George, Lee Joseph, DJ Nuria, djgirlgroupgirl, El Nova, Howie Pyro, Jon Burchard, LuxuriaMusic, Mike & Anya Stax, Paul Cinnamon, Professor Rex Dart, Shindog of New Wave City, Swankenstein, The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn, Tiki Thomas, Tony the Tyger, Vanessa Burgundy, Will Torres, Will’mer, Zombierella, Zorch

MORE ABOUT TIKI OASIS
Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2000 as a fundraiser to support the rehabilitation of the mid-century Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel which attracted a small gathering of tikiphiles. The event, which moved to San Diego in 2006 and has grown to include two locations, three hotels, over 15 seminars, 100 vendors, numerous sponsors, a slew of talent which is enjoyed by over 3000 attendees.

Tiki Oasis is a family produced Polynesian Pop lifestyle weekender which takes place in Southern California each August, is the largest tiki gathering in the world and the only event of its kind on the West Coast. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink, and education while showing its relevance in contemporary lifestyle. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four-plus days of live and dj music sets, symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, mixology, fashion, and events for kids and tweens.

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Arizona Tiki Oasis Brings Tiki Culture to Hotel Valley Ho April 12-14

Mid-Century Beacon of Hollywood Past and Present to Host Arizona’s Premier Tiki Event

Arizona Tiki Oasis (AZTO) is excited to announce its signature island lifestyle party in the middle of the desert at sunny Scottsdale’s mid-century marvel, Hotel Valley Ho, from April 12-14, 2019. AZTO is the sister event to the long-running and beloved Tiki Oasis, which returns to San Diego this summer.

We are thrilled to introduce Tiki Oasis’ rich and varied history to Scottsdale travelers and locals. Hotel Valley Ho is the ideal location for the largest and longest-running Tiki festival in the world, as the property perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the 1950s that we celebrate through classic Tiki culture. – Tiki Oasis / AZTO organizers Otto and Baby Doe Stroheim.

Arizona Tiki Oasis Events

The weekend will kick off with the Tiki-Tiki Ho-Ho Luau, a stylish luau at Hotel Valley Ho’s hip OH Pool, complete with a traditional pig roast, fresh poke bowl station, grilled options including Crispy Cola Marinated Short Ribs, Hawaiian-themed desserts, and of course an array of delicious Tiki cocktails. The Tiki festivities continue with a bustling marketplace featuring more than 60 curated artisans. AZTO presents over 20 educational seminars with topics ranging from tropical cocktail mixology, to the history of Tiki in the Southwest. A pop-up art show will feature international Tiki artists including Japan’s Mookie Sato and Josh Agle (AKA Shag) from Los Angeles, and Scottsdale’s Fashion by Robert Black will be doing a poolside fashion show. Authors Sven Kirsten (The Book of Tiki and Tiki Pop), Beachbum Berry (Grog Log and Sippin Safari), and Shannon Mustipher (Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails) will also make appearances at weekend seminars. Evenings will be filled with rooftop parties, cocktail-lounge-style dinners and a swanky suite open to those with the evening resort pass.

In between Tiki cocktails and programming, guests can lounge poolside at the signature OH Pool, indulge in spa treatments at VH Spa and explore the city with the hotel’s new Insider Mid-Century Tour of Scottsdale. Event tickets are sold a la carte and range from $10 seminar tickets to an $80 evening hotel pass. A limited number of Tiki-Tiki Ho-Ho Luau tickets are available for purchase for $99 until April 12.

Tiki Oasis was originally founded to preserve a historic Palm Springs Tiki hotel, so it is only fitting that AZTO be hosted at one of the country’s best preserved mid-century hotels. Benefits will go to the Arizona Preservation Foundation.

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TIKI OASIS 18 Aug 8-12 San Diego: Free / Open to the Public Events!


Tiki Oasis 18: South Seas Cinema. August 8-12, San Diego, CA
Free and open to the public events!

Tiki Oasis 18 South Seas Cinema
This year’s Tiki Oasis weekend tickets sold out within minutes of release! However, fret not as there are lots of opportunities to attend, via these FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC events! There are also tickets available for Tiki Oasis events on Wednesday and Sunday

Tiki Oasis 18 – South Seas Cinema
Wed. August 8,
Bali Hai
2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Thurs. August 9-Sunday August 12
Crowne Plaza – Hotel Circle
2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Thursday, Aug 9 Crowne Plaza
Free Events from 10am – 4pm
10am: Hula Hoop Basic w/ Miss Mia
10am: Raffia Flowers & Pom Poms w/Nicole Pacheco
10am – 5pm Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Art Show –
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
All original artwork is for sale… Open to the public!
11am: Build Your Own Bamboo! w/Eric Hainline
1pm: Hula Dance w/ Di’Lovely
1pm: Tiki Storytelling “Tiki Pilgrimages”
1pm: Live Music: Adrian Demain’s Cheap Leis (Poolside)
3pm: Miss Tiki Oasis 2018 Poolside Strut – Meet all the finalists!
3pm: Swing Dance w/Burnie
4pm: Zenni Optical + Bombora Bombora Fashion Show by the Pool!
4pm: Bar Kindred “Permanent Vacation” Pop-Up! Angostura Swizzle Demo!
All day: DJ’s poolside

Friday, Aug 10 Crowne Plaza
10am9pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza

Saturday, Aug 11, Crowne Plaza
9am – 5p – Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Car Show, Crowne Plaza Parking Lot
DJs all day, live music from Geronimo and the Scalpers 1 PM

10am – 6pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Reception for the artists: 1pm, meet the artists and Miss Tiki Oasis 2018!

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Outdoor Marketplace, both Poolside and at the Car Show featuring vendors, DJs, and more!

Sunday, Aug 12, Crowne Plaza
9am – 5p – Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Car Show, Crowne Plaza Parking Lot
DJs all day, live music from Geronimo and the Scalpers 1 PM

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Outdoor Marketplace, both Poolside and at the Car Show featuring vendors, DJs, and more!

WEBSITE AND WALKUP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THESE EVENTS:
www.tikioasis.com/tickets

Wednesday, August 8:
TIKI OASIS MEET & MINGLE AT THE BALI HAI RESTAURANT
Tiki Oasis is taking over the entire restaurant for this event!
5 pm-Midnight at Bali Hai
Emcee: King Kukulele
Tiki Oasis Meet & Mingle at the Historic Bali Hai on Shelter Island
Buffet dinner available
DJ’s from 5pm – close
Live Music:
6pm: Alvino and the Dwells (Lanai Stage)
7pm: The Surfbroads (Lanai Stage)
8pm: Vicky Tafoya & The Big Beat (Lanai Stage)
8pm: Pinup Girls Clothing Fashion Show (Lanai Stage)
9pm: Tremelo Beer Gut (Lanai Stage)

Sunday, August 12
TIKI OASIS SUNDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
Grand Hanalei Ballroom
Emcee: Otto von Stroheim
(listed in order of appearance)

6:00 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Bombón
8:00 PM: The Loons: the Pretty Things
9:00 PM: The Seeds

Spinning throughout the night Tony the Tyger!

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Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island Art Show 8/19-21

Tiki Oasis 16 Art Show

Tiki Oasis 16 Art Show

Tiki Oasis 16: “Party on Monster Island” Art Show
August 19-21
Crowne Plaza, Hotel Circle,
San Diego
www.tikioasis.com

Free, open to the public, all ages!
Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 20th 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Meet the Tiki Oasis Artists and the 2016 Winner of the Miss Tiki Oasis Pageant!
View previous art show video here: tikioasis.com/artshow

Though weekend tickets to Tiki Oasis are sold out, the Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island Art Show, dedicated to this year’s Tiki Oasis theme “Party on Monster Island” is open to the public! The show includes some of your favorite artists from previous Tiki Oasis art shows, and a few newcomers!

Art Show Hours
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Featuring: Andre Ritter, BigToe Art, Brian Boskind, Chris Crites, Christine Benjamin, CraigR, David Krys, Dawn Frasier Sophista-tiki, Derek Yaniger, Devon Devereaux, Doug Dorr, Doug Horne, Eddy Crosby, Eric October, Erin Joy, Harry Decker, Ken “little-lost tiki” Ruzic, Kymm! Bang, Lori Herbst, Megan Besmirched, Michael Fleming (aka Tweedlebop), Michael Grider, Mike Mass, Mookie Sato , Norm Daniels, REESENIK, Robert Jimenez, Ryan Hungerford, Sandra Fremgen “Panda and Me”, Scott Saw, Susannah Mosher Atomikitty, Tiki King, Tiki tOny, TikiPops, Vestige Photography, Wendy Cevola, Woody Miller

Preview just a few of the images here! More forthcoming…

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Desert Soul Club Palm Springs Mod Dance Party Debuts 5/28

Desert Soul ClubIntroducing the Desert Soul Club
a Palm Springs Mod / Soul / Funk dance party!

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9-1 PM
Tonga Hut Palm Springs
254 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Desert Soul Club is Palm Springs’ monthly mod / soul / funk dance party, bringing the True Sounds of Mod to the low desert. Created by DJ Bobby California and “DJ Lee” Joseph, the heart and soul of the Club is based on irresistible dance grooves from a universe of wonderful hit and unknown records produced during the r&b, beat, mod, Motown, heyday of the early to mid-60s, extending through the funk era of the late 60s and early 70s up to the dawn of disco. Northern soul, freakbeat, boogaloo, afrobeat, and psychedelic soul will all be represented from Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans, Philly and beyond. Bobby and Lee dig deep into their knowledge and cache of globe-spanning tracks, inviting you to stomp, shout and work it on out!

Join the Desert Soul Club Facebook page at this link

Become a charter member of the Desert Soul Club at its first official dance party at Tonga Hut Palm Springs (254 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262) on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The needle drops on the first 45 at 9:00 pm sharp. Admission is free, but be sure to wear your dancing shoes.

Desert Soul Club May 28

The DJs
Bob Deck aka DJ Bobby California grew up on oldies radio, and as a teenager, skateboarded and listened to punk rock to escape from the post-modern nightmare of his Wichita, Kansas. Bob attended Kansas University in Lawrence, where he studied graphic design and was a full-fledged music junkie, sharing his diverse musical discoveries on his “7-inch Show” on college radio station KJHK. Upon graduating, he remained in Lawrence, designing album covers, flyers and posters for many of the bands in the local music scene, and co-published a music fanzine called “micromag.” Eventually, his love of modernism and California sunshine led to a move to the mid-century modern mecca of Palm Springs, California, where he continues as a freelance graphic designer and DJs under the moniker “Bobby California,” named after a song by Curt Boettcher (The Millennium, Sagittarius).

“DJ Lee” Joseph is a lifelong music fan, record collector and pop culture aficionado. As a young child, Lee was obsessed with records and enamored with tiki and Polynesian pop inspired by the sights, and sounds, at Tucson, Arizona’s Kon Tiki restaurant located in the neighborhood where he grew up. He spent the early part of his 20s managing an indie record store in Tucson then moved to Los Angeles to immerse himself in numerous underground pop culture scenes while playing bass in several groups, scouring thrift stores, swap meets and yard sales for vintage clothing, tiki mugs, and old records. His mid-century centric record label Dionysus Records, is now in its third decade. Currently, Lee also runs a small PR company called Reverberations Media whose clientele includes Tiki Oasis, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Designer Con. Lee plays bass for Joshua Tree’s Jesika von Rabbit and also has a weekly show on LuxuriaMusic.com called “Over Under Sideways Down” which airs Monday 8-10 PM PST.

 

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11/6: Michelle Bickford “Yesterday and Today”


Michelle Bickford Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
showing with The Tiki Farm 15th Anniversary Show
with Big Toe, Ken Ruzic, Doug Horne, and Scott Scheidly

November 6–29, 2015
Artist reception: Friday, November 6th; 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Michelle Bickford grew up with a love of all things Mid-Century-Modern, science fiction art, and soldering irons. Her creations are a merging of those worlds.

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” is a collection of imaginary movie stills. Utilizing 3D elements to capture the look and movement of the art and movies I was magnetized to as a kid. Creating a frozen frame from my minds eye, be it action packed, sculptural or just plain silly. – Michelle Bickford

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