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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.

More about Tiki Oasis

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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
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