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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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11/6: Tiki Farm 15th Anniversary Exhibition at La Luz de Jesus


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

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

Friday, November 6th marks the opening night celebration of Tiki Farm’s 15th Anniversary, with a comprehensive exhibition of 500 of the most important and coveted selections of their over 2,000 different designs created to-date. Exclusive to the event, La Luz De Jesus will be world-premiering five brand new Tiki Farm limited edition Tiki mugs designed by Big Toe, Doug Horne, Flounder, Ken Ruzic and Michelle Bickford.

LaLuzdeJesusNov2015Tiki Farm is credited as being the world’s largest and most recognized manufacturer of Tiki mugs, having produced millions of mugs over the last 15 years, designed by such notable artists as Shag, The Pizz, Crazy Al Evans, Rick Rietveld and countless others.

Since their inception back in the Fall of 2000, Tiki Farm has placed more mugs on a global basis than any other company and continue to do so at a fevered pace. They have paved the way of the modern day Tiki mug resurgence, defining the movement and creating the head of steam that has allowed so many other Tiki enthusiasts to try their hand at mug making. Tiki Farm’s founder and president, Holden Westland, is well-regarded as “The Hardest Working Man In Tiki”, and the singularly staggering results from his efforts evidenced in Tiki Farm’s continued manic-paced production will be on display for all to enjoy at this special exhibition. Guests will be treated to a free printed show compendium that will allow for an informative and insightful walk-through of this phenomenal display of world-famous Tiki Farm goodies!

Tiki Farm’s client list reads like a whose-who list you’d find in a high-profile business magazine, with their commissioning clients to-date including: Disneyland, Pixar, Mattel, Hard Rock, Trader Vic’s, The Discovery Channel, Fender, Body Glove, Hyatt Regency and literally 1000’s of other commissioning clients.

On display as well will be a tribute display to Tiki Farm’s late Art Director, The Pizz. Dubbed “The Lord Of Lowbrow”, The Pizz played a pivotal role in Tiki Farm’s most recent years, lending his artistic and creative abilities to a massive amount of designs.

This exhibition should not be missed by any fans of the mid-century artistic movement as well of course by any fans of Tiki, Lowbrow Art and Kustom Kulture. “Tiki” is an integral part of these movements, especially here in Southern California, and no other company better exemplifies the passion, commitment and creative breadth that has made Tiki such a household word any better than Southern California’s beloved Tiki Farm.

Tiki Farm’s Holden Westland as well as many of the current artists involved in the Tiki scene will be on hand to celebrate an amazing and unparalleled 15 years of wonderful, mind-boggling Tiki artistry and creativity.

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Shag Menu Signing Tonga Hut Palm Springs


Tonga Hut Palm Springs kicks off the season with a special Shag Menu Signing Event!

Shag signs the new Tonga Hut Palm Springs menu
MENU1Friday, October 3
Shag signing at 6 PM Sharp
DJ Lee until 11
Tonga Hut remains open until 2 AM

Tonga Hut Palm Springs
254 N Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, California 92262
(760) 322-4449
www.tongahut.com/tonga-hut-palm-springs.html

Price:
$25 includes a menu and drink coupon

SHAG will be in the house signing his newly designed Tonga Hut drink menus. There will a limited amount available. Get there early; first come first served!

DJ Lee (LuxiruaMusic.com, Dionysus Records) will be spinning a selection of exotica and mid-century sounds from vintage vinyl!

Tonga Hut brings to Palm Springs a classic American mid-century Polynesian themed restaurant / bar in a tiki-modern setting, with full appetizer, dinner and cocktail menus.Tonga Hut Palm Springs is the offspring of the Tonga Hut North Hollywood, Opening its’ doors in 1958 during the heyday of tiki culture in Southern California, Tonga Hut is the oldest surviving tiki bar in Los Angeles.

Tonga Hut Palm Springs has been lovingly decorated by artist Tiki Diablo and Chase Marshall (Beauty Bar in L.A. and Cobra Lounge in NYC) with vintage items as well as contemporary contributions from many artists in the tiki community including Leroy Schmaltz from Oceanic Arts, Eric October, Bosko, Kirby, Nelson’s Tiki Hut and “Mad Dog” Mike Gilbert.

Tonga Hut’s menu offers classic Polynesian/Cantonese/American dishes, like you might have found at Don the Beachcomber on old Palm Canyon Drive in the Rat Pack era. The cocktail menu contains more than 40 drinks including classic cocktails, classic tiki drinks as well as numerous original drinks including some that are exclusive to the Palm Springs location.

DJ Lee Joseph heads up the “independent underground” label Dionysus Records, which has specialized in the retro sounds of surf, exotica, garage rock, rockabilly and psychedelia since the mid ‘80s, and has a weekly show called “Over Under Sideways Down” on the mid-century centric LuxuriaMusic.com internet radio station. He has held numerous club residences in Los Angeles, and DJs at the yearly Tiki Oasis event in San Diego. “DJ Lee” brings to Tonga Hut Palm Springs a deep knowledge and collection of era appropriate music from lounge and exotica to French Ye Ye, surf to soul and other “swinging” sounds from the 1950s -1970s, on vinyl of course!

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Tiki Oasis 14 Recap, Miss Tiki Oasis, TO15!


Tiki Oasis 14 recap – meet Miss Tiki Oasis – 2015 event dates and media coverage!


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Tiki Oasis attendees and participants might tell you that they feel like the event, which happened in mid-August, ended only days ago. Others will tell you about their PTOD (post Tiki Oasis depression), a post-event emptiness which leaves them yearning for more. Either way, you can see that Tiki Oasis leaves a lasting impression on everyone involved! In the meantime, meet Miss Tiki Oasis 14, check out some press links and calendar the dates for Tiki Oasis 15!

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki”
Presented by Tiki Club Liquors and Steady Clothing
In Association with Angostura Rum and Bitters, Galliano, Zacapa Rum, Ballast Point, Deadhead and Blue Chair Bay Rum
Benefiting The Surfrider Foundation, The Beat Museum and WildCoast
August 2014 San Diego, CA

The 14th annual Tiki Oasis event, themed “Beat Tiki” for its’ look at many aspects of the Beat Generation, was an extremely well-attended  four-day extravaganza fueled by mid-century inspired entertainment and culture. A great time was had by over 3000 attendees and event participants!


Ruby Joule Miss Tiki Oasis 2014

MISS TIKI OASIS 2014

Ruby Joule of Austin has been crowned Miss Tiki Oasis 2014. Ruby is a native of Austin, TX with extensive experience in dance, theater and film. Her training includes many years of classical ballet at Ballet Austin Academy and nine years of traditional Polynesian and hula dance with Tropical Productions Company. Her theatrical career includes starring roles in many prominent Austin productions and in film, and has appeared on the covers and in the pages of magazines such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Famous Monsters of Filmland! Check out her website here


Stay Tuned for Tiki Oasis 15:
“Tomorrows Future Today”, August 13-16, 2015!


TIKI OASIS 14 MEDIA COVERAGE

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” received an incredible amount of coverage this year. On behalf of the organizers and myself, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to every one of you who reported and wrote about the event! Here’s a list of press links.

BROADCAST MEDIA
Video: CBS 8 News – It’s Tiki Time!
Video: Fox 5 TV News –  Tiki Oasis Preview
Audio: KCBQ Saturday Night Sock Hop-  Podcast with phone in to host Mike Zuccaro live from Tiki Oasis August 16
KCRW  Recommended things to do email
Audio: KCSB Otto von Strohiem on Freak Power Ticket part one
Audio: KCSB Otto von Strohiem on Freak Power Ticket part two
KPBS Tiki Oasis Event Overview
Video: KPBS Tiki Oasis Goes Beat, Can You Dig It?
NBC Los Angeles San Diego Swank Tiki Convention
NBC San Diego Indie Music Takeover Tiki Oasis Mention
Audio: Retro Cocktail Hour, heard on Kansas Public Radio, Northwest Public Radio, WESA Pittsburgh, WAMU HD3 Washington DC and WKMS Murray KY
Video: San Diego 6  Tiki Oasis on San Diego Living 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRINT AND INTERNET
Cartwheel Art Like, Dig That Tiki Art Man!
Flavorpill A four-day celebration of Tiki culture, this time with a Beat-Generation twist.
Los Angeles Beat Sips, Savors and Shopping at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Rolly Crump brings Enchanted Tiki Room to Life at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Interview with The Standells at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Beauty, Tiki Oasis Style
Los Angeles Beat Tiki Drinks and Culture Make for a Fun Weekend at Tiki Oasis
Images: Los Angeles Weekly Lina in LA Tiki Oasis Photo Slideshow
Los Angeles Weekly Tiki Oasis a Convention for Fans of Retro Tropical Kitsch
Video: Lost in Paradise Beat Tiki at the Bali Hai
Modern San Diego CalTiki preview
San Diego City Beat City Beat’s Three Recommendations for the week
San Diego Coast Life Visitors Guide Tiki Oasis Highlights
San Diego Eater In Honor of Tiki Oasis Local Bars Serving Tiki Drinks
San Diego Eater Cocktail Symposium Blurb
San Diego News Online Tiki Oasis 14 Beat Tiki Main Event
San Diego Reader Report from Tiki Oasis (Sunday)
San Diego Reader Tiki Oasis 2014 Art Show Calander Reccomendation (print)
San Diego Reader Event listing
San Diego Troubador Fest to Celebrate those Cool and Crazy Beats
San Diego.org Five Fun Tiki Finds Throuout San Diego
See California San Diego Tiki Oasis Tiki Festival
Union Tribune Interview with Mike Stax for Tiki Oasis 1014
Union Tribune The Beat Goes On at Tiki Oasis
Union Tribune N+D Entertainment Section Tiki Oasis Calander Reccomendation (print image)

MIXOLOGY
A Mountain of Crushed Ice Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki Symposium Preview!
A Mountain of Crushed Ice Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki post event coverage
Boy Drinks World Prepping for Tiki Oasis with DIY Falernum
LA Cocktails Calandar Tiki Oasis listing
The Pineapple Man Tiki Blog Attack of the Clones
Three of Strong Tiki Oasis 14 Cocktail Symposiums

NATIONAL, INTERNATIOINAL, BLOGS & MISC.
Bittersweet Susie blog  Talks about Rolly Crump’s symposium
Eichler Network – CA Modern Where Tiki meets Beat with Baby Doe quotes
Examiner.com Celebrate National Rum day at Tiki Oasis
LGBT Weekly Tiki Oasis and Miss Tiki Oasis 2014 mention
Mister Suave.com Unnoficial Tiki Oasis 2014 Modcast
Mr. Eliminator Blogspot Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki in San Diego!
Pin Curl Magazine Ruby’s Recollections of Tiki Oasis 2014
Quartz (QZ.com) Four Day Work Week article with AP photog Cabana Crew photo
Rod Authority  The 14th Tiki Oasis Hits The Beat–Beatnik & Tiki Collide
Tartines to Tikis – Tiki Oasis 2014
The Atomic Grog Otto von Stroheim Pioneering Event Promoter
Toys R Evil Mike Nemo Tiki Toys at Tiki Oasis
Valley of the Barbie Doll Tiki Oasis 2014
Vintage Fashon Guild Forum Tiki Oasis ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of August 4th
US Airways Magazine Tiki Oasis Mention (print)

PHOTO ALBUMS – photos by Lee Joseph / Reverberations Media
Thursday 9/15/14
Friday 9/15/14
Saturday 9/15/14
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Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” Sunday Events!


Tiki Oasis Sunday Events!

Don’t leave the event early, we have a full day and evening planned for you at Tiki Oasis on Sunday!

DAYTIME EVENTS…

• Tiki Tot Tour with King Kukulele, Free Kids Activity

• Tiki Oasis Beauty Bungalow: Pin-Up Hair & Make-Up… Walk-ins Welcome! Free DIY nail bar! Co-Sponsored by Suavecita, I AM SIN by Masuimi Max, Fox & Doll, and A Pin Up’s Closet

• Indoor and Outdoor Vendor Marketplace Open to the Public!

• Tiki Tot Playroom, Free Kids Activity

• Special Event: Cigar n’ Rum Pairing Lounge Co-Sponsored by Muneca Cigars and Lost Spirits

• Uke Jam 6 All invited – bring your Ukulele!

• Steady Clothing Poolside Fashion Show

• Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides poolside!

• Tiki Daddy-O’s at the Beatnik Bungalow sponsored by Galliano


 

Symposiums including…
* The Untold Story: The Eighteen Year Metamorphosis of the Hanalei Hotel 7 with John Mock

* Eden Ahbez: Hollywood Barefoot Bohemian and Exotica Pioneer with Brian Chidester and joined by the Millionaire of Combustible Edison

* Literary Drinks with Dr. Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree
Sponsored by Ballast Point

* Tiki Oasis Beatnik BBQ Special Sunday ONLY menu!
Platter choices of Santa Maria Trip Tip, BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Vegetarian options also!


 

SUNDAY NIGHT

Post Beatnik Garage Rock Bash featuring The Standells, LOVE Revisited, The Loons
DJs Mike and Anja Stax
Emcee: Otto von Stroheim
Tickets available here or at the door
Huge Dance Floor, Full Bar and BBQ on the back porch!

The Standells
The Standells are a cornerstone of 1960s garage with their hits “Dirty Water” and “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” But their crowning glory for the L.A. rock n roll scene was their opening scene footage and soundtrack work for the B-movie quasi documentary “Riot on the Sunset Strip”

LOVE Revisited
Love was the biggest, most respected band on the L.A. club scene at the zenith of that creative musical explosion in 1966. For example, even though The Doors had a number one hit record they continued to be the opening band for Love in Los Angeles.

Original lead guitarist Johnny Echols is supported by seasoned Baby Lemonade crew who backed Arthur Lee.

The Loons
Local luminaries The Loons include Mike Stax, former member of The Tell-Tale Hearts and founder of Ugly Things magazine, and Anja, former member of London garage Go Go band The Diaboliks and current member of 60s girl group The Rosalyns. The Loons are all set to launch their fourth album this summer.

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Tiki Oasis 14 “Beat Tiki” – Event Overview!

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DIG TIKI OASIS the BIGGEST TIKI WEEKENDER on the PLANET!  Tiki Oasis 2014: “Beat-Tiki”
A Gathering of the Urban Beachcomber – Bohemian Underground

Thursday August 14 – Sunday, August 15-17 – San Diego
www.tikioasis.com

Please join us at the biggest Tiki Weekender!

Tiki Oasis’ “Beat-Tiki” weekender offers a unique pairing of the Beatnik and Tiki ethos. Like the Beat Generation of legend and lore, today’s Tiki aficionados are drawn to primitivism and thirst to reconnect with the primal past, celebrating it in a modern context. Spend a carefree weekend in an urban oasis amidst fellow barefoot bohemians, reveling in the kind of art, music, literature and mixology that is sure to flip your lid!

Symposiums and Special Events…
Tiki Oasis is offering over 30 Symposiums this year – so you can dig the most in mixology, dance, architecture, music, poetry, tiki history, beat workshop for kids, the historical significance of the Beats, international tiki trailblazing, lingerie, tiki crafts, pin-up hair and make-up and a whole score of book signings! Special events include the Miss Tiki Oasis Pageant, Cigar and Rum Pairing Lounge, Tiki Oasis Beauty Bungalow and Glamour Pin-Up Packages! Click for detailed symposium information

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” entertainment includes…

on the main stage:
The Standells, LOVE Revisited, Kate Flannery and Scot Robinson’s The Lampshades, King Kukulele, El Vez, Ixtahuele (Sweden), Davie Allan and The Arrows, The Unclaimed, The Satin Chaps, The Kilaueas, The Devil-Ettes, The Martini Kings, Tiki Joe’s Ocean, The Loons, The Cocksmen, Jason Lee and the RIP-Tides, Phast n’ Bulbous, Hang Ten Hangmen and more! Click for detailed entertainment information  and click here if you would like to download a digital Tiki Oasis 14 music sampler

DJs for the weekend include:
Howie Pyro, Mike & Anja Stax, Tanoa “Somoa Boy”, Domenic Priore, Switched on Audrey, Skipper Josh, Lee Joseph, Norm Cabrera, Phast Phreddie, Barbara Blaze, Nuria Alsina, Axel, Astro 138, Jon Burchard, Duke Weiss, Jeff BigTikiDude and Kristena, Wesley Tanenbaum, Patrick Robinson, Andrew Sandoval, Strike The Kitsch Niche AND the crew of LuxuriaMusic.com. Click for detailed DJ information

Marketplace Information
Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Craftsmen, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to the Oasis creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world. Many vendors create limited edition items specifically for Tiki Oasis weekend shoppers. Over 100 vendors will be selling their wares at Tiki Oasis 2014. Click for marketplace information

Tiki Oasis 2014 Art Show “Beyond Squaresville”…
Our 5th annual art show features over 20 top Tiki artists from around the globe. All original artwork is for sale. Click for more information and to view a few of the pieces!

artist include:
Shag, Atomikitty, Big Toe, Christine Benjamin, Dawn Frasier “Sophista-tiki”
David Krys, Derek Yaniger, Doug DoRr, Doug Horne, Eddy Crosby, Eric October
Erin Joy, Harry Decker, Ken “little lost tiki” Ruzic, Michael Fleming (Tweedlebop)
Michael Grider, Michael Uhlenkott, MP, Mulder142, Noir Nouar, Norm Daniels
REESENIK, Robert Jimenez, Ryan Hungerford, Sandra Fremgen, Susana Andrea “Vestige Photography”, Tiki King, Tiki Tony, Woody Miller –

Burlesque Show – Midnight at Tiki Oasis!
Check out a cavalcade of burlesque stars in a special Midnight Show. Join us in the in the Lagoon Room and enjoy the best of the best in burlesque! You will quiver and shake all night long to the twist-au-go-go-dance party with DJ Howie Pyro spinning hot vintage vinyl that will keep the dance floor going all night long! Click for detailed burlesque show information

Tiki Oasis 6th Annual Car Show
Two days of vintage and specialty cars, plus vendor marketplace, tiki carver village, Dj’s spinning, the Beauty Bungalow, and on Sunday only… FOOD TRUCKS! The car show will feature live music from The Kilaueas (Germany) and Boss Fink (SOCA). Stop by Saturday at 4pm to meet Miss Tiki Oasis 2014!! Click for detailed car show information

Sunday night at Tiki Oasis is a… Post-Beatnik Garage Rock Bash!
Co-headlined by original 1960s bands:
The Standells (“Dirty Water”, “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White”)
LOVE Revisited (“Alone Again Or”, “Seven And Seven Is”)
Supported by locals The Loons (featuring Mike Stax from Ugly Things magazine)
A limited amount of tickets will be avalible at the door – see ticket information

Tiki Oasis 2014 “Beat Tiki” Sponsors
Tiki Club Liquors, Steady Clothing, Steadfast Pomade, Ballast Point, Zacapa Rum, The Beat Museum, BevMo!, Galliano, DeadHead Rum, Blue Chair Bay Rum, The Shag Store, Mount Gay Rum, San Diego Spirits Festival, PinUp Girl Clothing, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Goodguys, Voodoo Hemp Room Rum, Vampire Wine, Monster Energy/Peace Tea, Suavecito Pomade, Suavecita, Denizen Rum, Pin Up America Magazine, Angostura Rum and Bitters, Privateer Rum, Lost Spirits, Owney’s Original New York Rum, Madame Madeline, Forbidden Island, Cat Eye Club, Appleton Estate Rum, Dr. Rubin’s Pomade, Temptress Fashion, A Pin Up’s Closet, The Real McCoy, Papa’s Pilar Rum, Muneca Cigars, Penny Blue XO Mauritian, Rhum Clement Select Barrel, Stiletto Pin Up Cosmetics

Tickets & Hotels links for Tiki Oasis
www.tikioasis.com

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Tiki Oasis 14 Mixology Symposiums

Beat, Booze and Books! Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” Mixology Symposiums
and a Cigar / Rum Pairing Lounge!

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat-Tiki”  
A Gathering of the Urban Beachcomber – Bohemian Underground
in San Diego, August 14-17, 2014
Thursday August 14 –  Bali Hai Resturant
Friday – Sunday, August 15-17 – The Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle

Dear spirit lovers and writers,

In its’ 14th year, Tiki Oasis is offering over 30 educational Symposiums. Here is a list of the event’s mixology Symposiums,  for cocktail, and beat literature fans alike! If you are a writer and would like to do a post about our Symposiums, speak with or interview Tiki Oasis talent or organizers, need images, recipes, etc, please contact me via the Reverberations Media or Tiki Oasis contact forms.

If you would like to have a look at ALL the symposiums, click here
Check out the list of event spirit sponsors, on the right of the event home page

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To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion with Author Philip Greene
Sponsored by Papa’s Pilar

Ernest Hemingway enthusiast and cocktail connoisseur Philip Greene delves deeper into the author’s drinking habits than ever before, sharing stories around drinks directly connected with the novels, history and folklore, and colorful anecdotes about the man himself. Booksigning to directly follow Philip Greene’s symposium.

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The Bitter Side of Tiki
with Ram Udwin
Sponsored by Ballast Point

Bitters and tinctures aid home and professional bartenders in bringing balance and zest to their cocktails – adding perhaps the perfect final element to a well-crafted tiki libation. In this class, you will get an introduction to cocktail bitters, their history and how they are made. The class will culminate with a discussion on the how and why of using bitters in creating complex and delicious tiki drinks. Ram Udwin is a bitters maker, a booze blogger and a cocktail man, dedicated to the study and better enjoyment of spirited libations attend.

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On the Cheap with Kelly Patterson from the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en
Sponsored by Tiki Club Liquors

Cut Down On The High Cost Of Entertaining! In the book “On the Road”, the character Remi is quoted as saying: “You know what President Truman said: We must cut down on the cost of living.” Ok so maybe they did a little bit of the five finger discount to cut down on the costs! This symposium hosted by Kelly Patterson from “Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en” gives you tips and tricks on how to entertain with flair on the cheap! Recycling, using leftovers, creative use of found items and picking items on sale. Ahem…. just no stealing!

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The Frozen Cocktail
with PKNY’s Richard Boccato
Sponsored by Privateer Rum (note, to accommodate all who wish to attend there will be two Frozen Cocktail symposiums)
Join PKNY’s Richard Boccato for a boozy foray into the once-venerated yet subsequently neglected art of the blended and frozen cocktail. The history surrounding the roles of the Hamilton Beach and the Waring Blender behind the tropically inspired bars of yesteryear will be revealed, and the resurrection of this technology at the modern drinking hole will be regaled. Most importantly, we will discuss the intricacies of balance, temperature, and water content as they pertain to the successful execution of a frosty beverage. Many tasty Tiki treats will be provided for your pleasure, so prepare for the inevitable brain-freeze that will surely ensue! Richard will be joined by his Aussie bartending crew all the way from White Lightning Tiki Bar at Alfred & Constance in Brisbane!
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Join The Rum Revolution!
with Martin Cate

Featuring Angostura No. 1, Denizen Merchant Reserve and Privateer Rums. Co-Sponsored by Lost Spirits, Owney’s, The Real McCoy, Penny Blue and Rhum Clement. (note, to accommodate all who wish to attend there will be two Join the Rum Revolution symposiums)

There’s never been a better time to be a rum lover! Join Smuggler’s Cove owner Martin Cate on a guided tasting of the very latest in brand new rums. Incredible & complex rums are now hitting the market in record numbers, and Martin has personally curated a selection of some of the best from producers both new and established. You’ll participate in a lively discussion and learn how you can help play a part in shaping this exciting and growing segment. I mean, we all love rum, right? RIGHT?! So spend an afternoon with some of the finest new tipples in town!

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Literary Drinks
with Dr. Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree
Sponsored by Ballast Point

Booze writers Derek Hembree and Dr. Clint Lanier are back at Tiki Oasis to guide audiences through the cocktails enjoyed by the Beats. Audiences will explore the favorite drinks of the most notable Beat writers and of the authors who influenced them. Learn the history of the drinks, their ingredients and why they came to gather in such sublime fusions. The presentation includes cocktail mixing demonstrations and samples.

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Cigar n’ Rum Pairing Lounge
Co-Sponsored by Muneca Cigars, Zacapa Rum,
Denizen Rum and Lost Spirits.
Tiki Oasis invites you to a special Rum and Cigar pairing experience in an exclusive cabana lounge setting. You will taste and learn about these premium rums and enjoy hand selected cigars that pair exceptionally well with these rums.

Saturday August 16th
Denizen Rum and Muneca Cigars
Zacapa Rum
Sunday August 17th
Lost Spirits and Muneca Cigars
Zacapa Rum

 There is extremely limited seating for this special event… so please plan to purchase tickets in advance – for more details click here
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