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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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July 4 – 27: Brad Tiki Shark Parker Red Tiki Lounge

Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker “Red Tiki Lounge”
part of a two-person show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Damian Fulton and Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker
July 4-July 27, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, July 4 8-11 PM
Featuring Live Performance
by The Insect Surfers at 9 PM
Sponsored by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Online Gallery Preview to begin June 27

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4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker
“Red Tiki Lounge”

Brad Parker paints “Low Brow Art” about Modern Tiki Culture. He does so from the most remote land mass in the world: the Big Island of Hawaii. “When you live on an active volcano, you learn to make sacrifices.” The artist doesn’t mean throwing virgins into the volcano, but rather his move from the fast lane of Hollywood to the slower pace of the small seaside town of Kailua-Kona.

In doing so, Brad quickly became the king of Polynesian Pop Art, and his work is routinely selected by Hawaiian officials to represent Tiki culture to the world. His art is a staple in the surf world, where he’s partnered with Body Glove, and he’s had sell-out exhibitions in Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Dubai.

Parker’s “Red Tiki Lounge” combines the paint stroke of old Flemish masters with counter culture subject matter from a childhood of adoring comic books, cartoons, and Universal monster movies. This show features skate decks, beach towels, pencil sketches and paintings, and we’ll be celebrating July 4th with BBQ and a live band. Brad will be present at his opening reception to sign cards, calendars and prints.

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Brad Parker on his involvement in the “Keiki Surf for the Earth Event in Hawaii

During this Keiki Surf for the Earth (beach clean up and surf contest for kids under 14) “Save the “Pine Trees” surf beach spot for puvblic use and not resort development” event I got to meet a really nice old timer…. kind of a wise, respected, Hawaiian elder. Much to my surprise, we got into a a deep metaphysical dialog and discussion about my Tiki-Art, and why I had changed my life and was here, living on the active volcano called the Big Island, and why I was painting such things as “Tikis”. His name is Angel Pilago, he was the Councilman in the Big Island’s North Kona’s District 8 till he retired. Now, he acts in an unofficial, advisory role to such folks as Big Island surfer and Mayor Billy Kenoi and Hawaii Governor Neil Ambercrombie.

It was a real moment for me to hear years Hawaiian culture wisely expounded to me profoundly, thoughtful, and sincerely from this small, wizened old Hawaiian wizard, and why the island was important, – important to me, – and to me making da’ “Tiki-Art”! “Hmmmm! Yes…. “Tiki-Art” you shall be painting, yes. Yes.”

 

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Some Tiki Oasis 13 Press – Get Ready for Tiki Oasis 14!

Links to press and video from last year’s Tiki Oasis 13!

Tiki Oasis Art Show

-Cartwheel Art

Tiki Oasis festival embraces Hawaiian Hootenanny theme
in San Diego

-Examiner.com

Get Ready for Hawaiian Americana at Tiki Oasis

-Eichler Network / CA Modern

Tiki Oasis 2013

-Los Angeles Beat Beauty

Tasting Tiki: Exotica Cocktail History
at Tiki Oasis

-Huffington Post

Island connection equals ‘Hulabilly’ heaven

-Union Tribune Preview

The revival of Tiki cool

-Union Tribune Coverage

Bring Your Leis
(and Blue Suede Shoes) to Tiki Oasis!

-San Diego Troubador

Boozy Classes at Tiki Oasis

-San Diego Eater

Paradise Found

-Eichler Network / CA Modern

Vintage Cool San Diego

-NBC Los Angeles

A Tipping Point in the Compensation Debate

-Voice of San Diego

Gear Up! Tiki Oasis ’13

-Rod Authority

 

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