Symposiums

Tiki Oasis is offering over 30 Symposiums this year! You may purchase tickets a la carte OR as part of the Deluxe Ticket Option where classes are included!

Tiki Oasis Symposiums subject to change with notice. Please arrive 15 minutes before all symposiums to check in and get settled. Those with "Deluxe" or "Deluxe Cocktail" wristbands get first entry to all symposiums!

Friday August 15th

Tiki Oasis Yoga

Tiki Oasis Yoga

with Tana the Tattooed Lady

more info: Miss Tiki Oasis 2013, Tana the Tattooed Lady is a registered Yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance of America. Perfect for beginners or more intermediate yogis, “Yoga with Tana” works specific areas of the body we'd like to look fabulous in a bikini! Bring a mat or towel and water bottle. Wear clothes you can easily move in.

Location: Grassy Area by Pool, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Price: Free



Singalong with King Kukulele

Singalong

with King Kukulele

more info: Folk it up like it is a 1959 beat café. Open to all ages and singing abilities.

Location: Atrium, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Price: Free



Tiki Oasis Poetry Writing Workshop

Tiki Oasis Poetry Writing Workshop

more info: Learn to write it like the Beat Generation in this extended 90 minute session. The Beat poets — Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Snyder — were instrumental in popularizing haiku poetry in America. The Beats also brought a uniquely American perspective to the venerable Japanese form. In this workshop, we'll read traditional Japanese haiku and compare with Beat haiku. We'll cover the basics of the form and then you'll pen a few yourself. You'll share with the class and get a few tips.

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00 ............................................................................. Purchase Here



DIG IT, On The Road to BEAT TIKI!


DIG IT, On The Road
to BEAT TIKI!

with Duke Weiss

more info: Like don’t be a square at this TKO, come and let Lil Daddy Duke, The Duke of the Beats, hep you to the sounds that was happenin’ during the Beat Era. From the Big Blast (A-Bomb) to the flop tops (the Beatles), Lil Daddy D, will clue you in about what the literary cats (who started the whole thang) were saying and bopping to. You‘ll meet crazy crazy characters who nobody knew then, yet like now and who are still influencing thee modern hipsters. Eye and hear Hipsters, Flipsters. Cool bongo playing Daddios, canary singin’ and swingin’ kittens, some on the keys and oh so crude comic cats. He will visit you to the hip clubs, and the coffee houses where Bop and Spoken Word were birthed and hearethed. He will know you bouts the music that was IN “On The Road”, the cool and innovative SOUNDS of Harlem, Frisco, Venice Beach and all around Southern Cal, the Home of the California Cool West Coast Sound. Buy the ticket, and take this ride! It will go go faster than a speedin’ Hudson Hornet. Beat will also meet Hollywood and the Beatnik Fad and their fashions. You’ll also dig the artists who made the FAR OUT album covers and there will be a whole section on where Jazz and Surf meet Tiki. It’s a whale of a tale, and when its over you’ll be like GONE! An Atomic Cocktail will be served and a really cool raffle held. WOW!

Location: Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00 ............................................................................. Purchase Here



Paper Craft with Eric October

Paper Craft

with Eric October

more info:Tiki Oasis resident artist will teach you how to fold and layer paper to make dynamic three dimensional paper sculptures into your own unique art piece. No paper folding experience needed. Open to all ages. Price includes materials to make your very own piece to take home and frame.

Location: Peacock Room I, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $15.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



CaliTiki with Heather David

CaliTiki

with Heather David & Darren Bradley

more info:The sun is shining. A gentle breeze caresses a towering palm. The Tiki Gods beckon you. Welcome to CaliTiki… a Polynesian paradise on the mainland.

The Post World War II U.S. economy brought prosperity to the masses. What better way to celebrate than with a nod to the South Pacific, rum drink held high?

The mainland’s postwar Polynesian fixation extended from coast to coast, but few places were blessed with such a variety of Tiki shrines as the great state of California. CaliTiki is a celebration of some of these Polynesian-themed establishments of the mid-century era. Join your gracious hosts – Heather David and Darren Bradley – as they take you on a mid-century Tiki tour from NorCal to SoCal.

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 11:00AM - 12:00AM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



YMA SUMAC... the Legend, the Woman, the Music, artfully performed as a lecture with El Vez

YMA SUMAC...

The Legend, the Woman, the Music, artfully performed as a lecture with El Vez

more info: America acquired its 50th state & was ready for more! Beyond the sea was another exotic land with its musical siren Yma Sumac, the 4 octave operatic vocal wonder, influencer of modern styles ranging from Yoko Ono to Bjork to the B-52's. Your Beatnik Professor, EL VEZ, the Mexican Elvis, will guide & cannibal lecture you, to explore the idea that was "The Americas version of the Polynesian Myth translated via Latin/Peruvian ideas and colonized for the Mid-Century consumer."

Starring classically trained Rachel DeShon as the late Yma Sumac. DeShon has been called "Undeniably Fantastic," a Marvin Hamlisch protege´, and she is a Metropolitan Opera award winner, as well as having performed with Ann Wilson (Heart), Joan Baez & Thelma Houston. Musical accompaniment by San Diego's own primer Exotica troubadours, Dionysus recording artist CREEPXOTICA.

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



History of Lingerie with Penny Starr Jr

History of Lingerie

with Penny Starr Jr

more info: Is it true that Beatniks wore bras but hippies didn't? The "Pe-Tite Barnum of Burlesque" Penny Starr Jr. will take you on a journey from the destruction of the corset, the development of the brassiere, to the burning of the bra! Open to both men and woman to attend. This class is meant for those 18 and older. Live models.

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



Way-Out Tween Beat Workshop

Way-Out Tween Beat Workshop

more info: Kids age 9 – 16 years old will dig this way-out “art” workshop. Together tweens will get a chance to bring the beat movement to life thru art, poetry and movement. Parents and friends are invited to attend a the tween coffee house performance at 3:20pm.

Location: Cove Room I, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 1:00PM - 3:30PM

Attendees: Not included in other wristband purchases.

Price: $10.00............................................................................ Purchase Here



Hula Bula Magoola: Life of an International Tiki Trailblazer with Josh Collins

Hula Bula Magoola: Life of an International Tiki Trailblazer

with Josh Collins

Sponsored by Zacapa Rum

more info: Artist/Disc Jockey/set builder/ bar owner/innovator, Skipper Josh Collins will take you on a photo journey thru a couple decades of Tiki craziness creating bar-clubs such as; TIKI'S in Gierle (Belguim), SOUTH LONDON PACIFIC in Kennington (UK), HULA BULA and DEVILLES pad in Perth (Australia). He will also tell the tale of the amazing epic of the lost tiki theme park THE ZOMBIE ZOO and the teetering insanity of opening the extravagant Tiki Bar and restaurant, LuWOW. Hear shocking anecdotes about his years fighting redneck councils, irate neighbours, and Irish drunks. Enjoy this rare chance to hear from the man that builds the most off the wall bars of this generation!

Location: Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00.......................................................................... Purchase Here



Squirrel Whiskey, Monkey Rum, and Sweet Spirit of Cats a'Fighting: The Taming of American Moonshine

To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion

with Author Philip Greene

Sponsored by Papa’s Pilar

more info: 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.

Proceeds from book sales will directly benefit The Surfrider Foundation.

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Attendance is included with ONLY Cocktail wristbands.

Price: $20.00.......................................................................... Purchase Here



Jazzville Dance Class

Jazzville Dance Class

with Meghan Mayhem

more info: This dance class is an exercise in movement and expression to the beats of jazz and latin influence of the conga. Meghan Mayhem will get you hipsters moving like the cool cats of the beat generation….this dance class will free your mind and your soul. The session will end with a completely far out improvisational dance party. It will be mad.

Location: Lagoon Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00.......................................................................... Purchase Here



Tiki Oasis Beat Book Club "Off the Road"

Tiki Oasis Beat Book Club "Off the Road"

with Karen Finlay

Co-Sponsored by Voodoo Rum and Vampire Wine

more info: No dullsville meeting for squares – like you gotta be hip to the scene and ready to illuminate! Hit the gooney roost or your local bookshop and pick up “Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsburg” by Carolyn Cassady, our way out selection for this special book club edition, and read before we meet! Written by the woman who loved them all--as wife of Cassady, lover of Kerouac, and friend of Ginsberg--this riveting and intimate memoir spans one of the most vital eras in twentieth-century literature and culture, including the explosive successes of Kerouac's On the Road and Ginsberg's Howl, the flowering of the Beat movement, and the social revolution of the 1960s. Carolyn Cassady reveals a side of Neal Cassady rarely seen - that of husband and father, a man who craved respectability, yet could not resist the thrills of a wilder and ultimately more destructive lifestyle. So put on your peepers, interview your brains, and let’s get a discussion going, dig? It’s gonna be the end! Hosted by Karen Finlay, the real gone lama of the bossest book club west of Greenwich Village.

10% off your book purchase HERE with the code BEAT-TIKI

Location: Peacock Room I, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 2:30PM - 4:00PM

Price: Free



The Bitter Side of Tiki

The Bitter Side of Tiki

with Ram Udwin

Sponsored by Ballast Point

more info: 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.

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Attendees: Attendance is included with ONLY Cocktail wristbands. MUST be 21 years and older to attend.

Price: $30.00.......................................................................... Purchase Here



Tiki Oasis Symposiums subject to change with notice. Please arrive 15 minutes before all symposiums to check in and get settled. Those with "Deluxe" or "Deluxe Cocktail" wristbands get first entry to all symposiums!


Saturday August 16th

Wake Up Tiki Oasis with El Vez!

Wake Up Tiki Oasis

with El Vez!

more info: Wake up Tiki Oasis! Roll outta bed and right into this morning class with El Vez. You ain't nothin but a down dog! Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy early morning stretches and yoga-style class with the man who knows a thing or two about stretch pants.

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price:$10.00................................ Purchase Here



TIKI POP: From Gauguin to Elvis (and beyond) with Sven Kirsten

TIKI POP: From Gauguin to Elvis (and beyond)

with Sven Kirsten

more info: In his presentation Sven Kirsten will introduce the culmination of his research, his brand-new book "Tiki Pop - America imagines its own Polynesian Paradise". This is the COMPLETE history of the Tiki phenomenon on close to 400 pages illustrated with 900 mostly new images, published like his previous two tomes by TASCHEN books. This hefty dose of Tiki eye candy will astound the novice and satisfy the seasoned Tikiphile with its new insights and visuals. It's everything you ever wanted to know about Tiki and did not not know how to ask.

Sven Kirsten will sell and sign copies of the book, as well as the Tiki Pop mug and bookmark manufactured by Tiki Farm for the release of this milestone work.

Location: Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price:$10.00............................................................................ Purchase Here



Beatnik Au Go Go with The Devil-Ettes

Beatnik Au Go Go

with The Devil-Ettes

more info: Join San Francisco's Sweethearts, The Devil-Ettes, for this special Beat Generation dance class! Participants will be led through a gentle warm-up, taught a fine selection of '60s beat au-go-go moves, and even learn a short 'n' easy routine to show off their newly learned skills! This fun movement hour is open to all levels, ages, and genders. So grab your water bottle, wear comfortable clothing, and get ready to Go Go with the Devil-Ettes!

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 10:00AM - 11:15AM

Attendees: Entry included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00............................. Purchase Here



Conversation with Preston Epps hosted by Duke Weiss

Conversation with Preston Epps

hosted by Duke Weiss

more info: In 1959 Preston Epps had a Top Ten hit with “Bongo Rock” and later appeared in the movie “Girl in the Golden Boots”. Hang out with Preston and hear about his five decades in the music world.

Location: Beatnik Bungalow, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Price: Free



Haiku Workshop

Haiku Workshop

more info: In this one hour workshop we’ll read some Beat haiku for inspiration and you’ll learn the basics of the form. You’ll then be ready to pen a few yourself...

The Beat poets — Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Snyder — were instrumental in popularizing haiku poetry in America. The Beats also brought a uniquely American perspective to the venerable Japanese form.

Location: Peacock Room I, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price: $10.00............................................................................ Purchase Here



Tiki Oasis 2014 Booksigning

more info: This year's booksigning features Clint & Derek (“Bucket List Bars”), Derek Yaniger (“Beatsville”), Charles Phoenix, Stuart Sandler (“Kiddie Cocktails”), Sven Kirsten ("Tiki Pop"), Domenic Priore, Brian Chidester, & Earl Newman (“Pacific Ocean Park"), and Rolly Crump & Jeff Heimbuch (“It’s Kind of a Cute Story”).

Location: Grand Hanalei Foyer, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Price: Free



The Beats

Dig those crazy Beatniks!: The true story of the The Beat Generation

with Jerry Cimino from The Beat Museum

Sponsored by Galliano

more info: The Beat Museum is dedicated to spreading the spirit of The Beat Generation, which we define as tolerance, compassion and having the courage to live your individual truth.

Owner and curator of The Beat Museum Jerry Cimino will talk about the Beat Generation. The Beats, as in beaten down and beatific, were a collective of writers, artists and thinkers that congregated in 1950s San Francisco, as well as Greenwich Village and Venice Beach.

The Beat Museum is home to an extensive collection of Beat memorabilia, including original manuscripts and first editions, letters, personal effects and cultural ephemera. Located in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, they occupy the same ground that was once the epicenter for Beat activity during the 1950s.

Welcoming cocktail presented by Galliano.

Location: Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price: $10.00............................................................................ Purchase Here



On the Cheap with Kelly Patterson from Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en

On the Cheap

with Kelly Patterson
From the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en

Sponsored by Tiki Club Liquors

more info: 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!

Welcoming cocktail presented by Tiki Club Liquors.

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $15.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



American Animator Rolly Crump

American Disney Animator

with Roland “Rolly” Fargo Crump

more info: Roland “Rolly” Fargo Crump is an American Animator, and Imagineer for the Walt Disney Company. In 2004 Rolly was honored with the Walt Disney Legends Award - a prestigious award that acknowledges those outstanding individuals who helped create the Magic of Disney. Rolly Crump is the designer of the Museum of the Weird, an unused attraction concept that might have been the ending to the Haunted Mansion. Rolly’s chat at Tiki Oasis will be a continuation a his book about his life - IT'S KIND OF A CUTE STORY - which covers his long and varied career, including designing some of Disney's most famous attractions and working directly with Walt himself, Rolly's stories weave into a lighthearted yet riveting narrative of his life and accomplishments.

Location: Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



Beat Girl Hair with Lady Borgia

Beat Girl Hair

with Lady Borgia

Sponsored by Dr. Rubin's Pomade

more info: Learn the secrets of the perfect 1950s’ Beat Girl Hairstyle. This is combination lecture and hands-on class and will cover styles for both short and long hair. Participants will work in pairs to practice hairstyles. Instructions will also include tips on how to have a great style while wearing a beret and also will cover using hair pieces, pony clips, and more! Please bring with you a comb, a brush and bobby pins.

Location: Peacock Room I, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $15.00 (Pin-Up Combo 3 classes $30)......................... Purchase Here



Surf Guitar Lessons with Jason Lee

Surf Guitar Lessons

with Jason Lee

more info: Get Hip to that guitar you've had laying around and dig what we've got cookin'! Boost your confidence with this interactive guitar class and groove that 60's surf guitar! Currently writing original music for major television networks and playing live with his surf band, Jason brings depth to this fun and energetic guitar class that is sure to get wild. Fuzz, Reverb and the Boss sounds of beach party guitar await! All you need to bring is a guitar, a cable and a fun attitude! All skill levels welcome. Jason will provide a limited amount of amps and guitars for attendees that cannot bring a guitar with them.

Location: Cove Room I, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.

Price: $10.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



The Frozen Cocktail with PKNY's Richard Boccato

The Frozen Cocktail

with PKNY's Richard Boccato

Sponsored by Privateer Rum

more info: 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!

Welcoming cocktail presented by White Lightning.

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 1:30PM – 3:00PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.

Price: $30.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



Let's Get Hip to Hula! with Hawaii’s own Violetta Beretta

Let's Get Hip to Hula!

with Hawaii’s own Violetta Beretta

more info: Get your claws sharp on this Hawaiian jive! Learn to shake your coconuts (or bongos) & hip to Hula! Hawaii's Burlesque Sweetheart Violetta Beretta, will gently guide you through a hula-inspired warm-up to get you ready for an evening of tiki-tastic good times! You'll learn the basic hand, arm, hip, and foot movements of this beautiful form of Hawaiian dance, after which Violetta will teach a short, classic "hapa-haole hula" dance to the song “Little Grass Shack” to take home, practice & perform! Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in—feel free to wear a sarong, hula skirt or lei if you're feeling fancy! Feet should be bare. Open to all ages, Wahine (Women) & Kane (Men) & no experience is needed!

Location: Atrium, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Price: Free



Cocktail Symposium TBA with Martin Cate

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.

more info: 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!

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.

Price: $35.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



Cafe L.A presented by Domenic Priore

Cafe L.A.: The Beat Generation in Los Angeles

presented by Domenic Priore & Brian Chidester

Sponsored by Blue Chair Bay

more info: The author of "Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier" and "Beatsville" will be joined by Brian Chidester ("Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom") for their collaborative slide show "Cafe L.A.: The Beat Generation in Los Angeles". The presentation features more than 500 images of coffeehouses and Jazz joints from Santa Barbara to Laguna, and inland from Pasadena to Sunset Strip (1951 to 1966).

Welcoming cocktail presented by Blue Chair Bay.
Created by Mixologist Jonathan Pogash

Location: Peacock II, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price: $10.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



Pin-Up Makeup: Create the Perfect Cat Eye

Pin-Up Makeup: Create the Perfect Cat Eye

Co-Sponsored by A Pin Up's Closet and Madame Madeline

more info: Want to learn how to perfect the classic Cat Eye? Join retro makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares her professional tips and tricks. You will learn how to achieve that glamorous cat eye effect with liquid liner and amazing lashes. And you will take home a Beauty School Cheat Sheet and some sweet goodies to recreate that perfect eye at home.

Supplies needed: We encourage you to bring your own makeup bag with concealer, nude colored shadow, matte black liquid liner, lash curler and black mascara. We will have a limited quantity of Cat Eye Kits available for purchase on site and in advance HERE!

Welcoming cocktail presented by Appleton Estate and The Cat Eye Club.
All participants will receive a pair of Cat Eye Sunglasses courtesy of A Pin Up's Closet.

Location: Peacock I, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 2:45PM – 3:45PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price: $10.00 (Pin-Up Combo 3 classes $30)...................... Purchase Here



Dr Sketchy

San Diego's Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

more info: "Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School is art class...without the class. Founded in New York City by artist/burlesque performer Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's now has branches in over 110 cities around the globe, from Los Angeles to Tokyo to Soa Paolo. Artists draw sassy burlesque girls, models, circus performers, roller derby chicks, and rippling hunks of man. Interspersed are silly drawing contests (Best left handed drawing? Best incorporation of a sea creature?) and fabulous prizes! Come draw gorgeous models in delicious Tiki getups. Bring your art supplies! (Extras supplies available at the door).

Location: Atrium, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price: $10.00.......................................................................... Purchase Here



Pin-Up Makeup: Finishing Touches

Pin-Up Makeup: Finishing Touches

Co-Sponsored by Stiletto Pin Up Cosmetics

more info: With a special emphasis on perfect brows and red hot lips learn the tips and tricks for those perfect finishing touches to complete your pin-up look! Join retro makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares her professional tips and tricks. You will learn how to shape your brows and pair them with sexy, rockin’ red lips! Attendees take home a Beauty School Cheat Sheet and list of Fox & Doll approved products.

Supplies needed: We encourage you to bring your own makeup bag with concealer, brow pencil, brow powder, brow brush and red lipstick options. We will have limited quantities of some lip products available for purchase on site prior to the workshop.

Location: Peacock Room I, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price: $10.00 (Pin-Up Combo 3 classes $30)......................... Purchase Here



Cocktail Symposium TBA with Martin Cate

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.

more info: 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!

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.

Price: $35.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



The Frozen Cocktail with PKNY's Richard Boccato

The Frozen Cocktail

with PKNY's Richard Boccato

Sponsored by Privateer Rum

more info: 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!

Welcoming cocktail presented by White Lightning.

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.

Price: $30.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



Tiki Oasis Symposiums subject to change with notice. Please arrive 15 minutes before all symposiums to check in and get settled. Those with "Deluxe" or "Deluxe Cocktail" wristbands get first entry to all symposiums!


Sunday August 17th

Charles Phoenix Retro Slide Show: TBA

Charles Phoenix: Big Retro Slide Show

Live comedy performance celebrating classic and kitschy American life & style!

more info: For this very special Tiki Oasis edition of Charles’ Big Retro Slide Show, the Ambassador of Americana sweeps us away on a fun-fueled adventure extravaganza into his deep fried and delicious world of wacky road trip discoveries, crafty “test kitchen,” concoctions, fab flea market Kodachrome finds, local lore and more!

Fasten your seat belts… its gonna be a wild ride … and … be prepared for your American pride to swell !!!… I KNOWWW !!! …

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Sunday August 17th, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Attendees: Attendance is included with BOTH VIP passes

Price: $18.00............................................................................ Purchase Here



TBA with John Mock

The Untold Story: The Eighteen Year Metamorphosis of the Hanalei Hotel

with John Mock

more info: In 1964 two young architects, in business for only one year, received a telephone call from a desperate, equally young General Contractor. “We are in trouble, the City red-tagged the remodel of the Crossroads Inn for not having a building permit. Can you prepare plans and obtain a permit right away”? This started eighteen years of remodels, additions and new construction at the soon to be renamed Hanalei Hotel in Mission Valley, by Hendrick & Mock Architects. Charles H. Brown of Atlas Hotels also the Owner/Developer of the Town & Country Hotel, Mission Valley Inn and Kings Inn had taken over the failed early California themed Rancho Presidio Inn. He was creating a new Polynesian restaurant using the labor of his staff maintenance workers from the three hotels. On our immediate visit to the hotel, we met the famous Tiki Designer (although we didn’t know it), George Nakashima standing by a drafting board directing a dozen Mexican workers in creating the Islands Restaurant. We discussed ideas, measured the area then worked all night to produce the interior working drawings for quick City approval. We then were allowed the fun of redesigning the exterior for a South Seas look; with volcanic rock, wood siding, roof out-riggers, bamboo and palm trees, and a giant birdcage with tropical sounds. To enter the restaurant you passed into an A-Frame structure guarded by two tikis, onto a bridge over a pool and waterfalls to an entry made from an old ships door. The tropical Islands were calling.

This was the beginning of our longest relationship with a client in my 32 years of architectural practice. From 1964 to 1982, we redesigned the facility, in my estimation, to be the finest Polynesian resort hotel and restaurant property in the United States. In this seminar you will learn about everything from the ‘tallest reinforced loadbearing concrete masonry building in the United States’ to the installation of artifacts from Stephen Crane's Beverly Hills Luau restaurant through detailed photos and drawings that will reveal the mystery of The Islands, the lost restaurant.

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Sunday August 17th, 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Attendees: Entry included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price: $10.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



The Third Man: The Incredible True Story of “Tiki Restaurateur to the Stars” Stephen Crane. A Tinseltown Tale of Mai Tais, Movie Stars, and Murder

Uke Jam

more info:King Kukulele will be hosting the Tiki Oasis open ukulele jam session, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atrium. There is no fee to join in, just bring a ukulele. You never know who will stop by! This year we are excited to announce that we will have prize giveawaays at the Uke Jam!

Location: Atrium, Crowne Plaza

Date: Sunday August 17th, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Price: Free



Eden Ahbez: Hollywood Barefoot Bohemian
and Exotica Pioneer

TBA with Brian Chidester

with Brian Chidester and joined by the Millionaire of Combustible Edison

more info: From cubism to bolshevism to space-age to pop, we look upon modernism not as a single big-bang, but as a gradual occurrence across the first half of the 20th Century. History now tells us that psychedelia -- that tripped-out expression of free-love that hit its peak with the Woodstock Festival of 1969 -- first landed in the sepia world of post-WW2 America. The man who brought it forth was named EDEN AHBEZ and his song was titled "Nature Boy." With its universal benediction -- "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return" -- the song became an anthem of peace in an age of destruction. AHBEZ himself was a true eccentric. He lived in a sleeping bag under the HOLLYWOOD sign, practiced yoga, vegetarianism, nudism and wore long hair and a beard in the period when most men were clean-shaven, ate red meat and smoked cigarettes. AHBEZ continued writing outsider songs throughout the 1950s and, in 1960, produced Eden's Island, a beatnik/exotica album mixing poetry with tropical jazz. It has become perhaps the oddest entry in the genre's storied history. AHBEZ died in 1995 at the age of 87. Not long after, Brian Chidester, a budding writer/historian, took to his story and has spent the last 17 years following its trail. Tiki Oasis is proud to host Brian Chidester's presentation of these findings in a symposium on the life and work of EDEN AHBEZ. Chidester will present a one-hour PowerPoint lecture with photos and audio from the entirety of AHBEZ's life. Joining him will be the Millionaire of '90s exotica act, Combustible Edison. Through Chidester's research, more than 100 unpublished AHBEZ songs were discovered on sheet music, a handful of which the Millionaire will debut for the first time ever. In true Tiki Oasis form, this symposium is one of a kind.

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Sunday August 17th, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Attendees: Entry included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands

Price: $10.00............................................................................. Purchase Here



Literary Drinks with Dr. Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree

Literary Drinks

with Dr. Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree

Sponsored by Ballast Point

more info: 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.

Location: Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza

Date: Sunday August 17th, 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.

Price: $15.00............................. Purchase Here



Tiki Oasis Symposiums subject to change with notice. Please arrive 15 minutes before all symposiums to check in and get settled. Those with "Deluxe" or "Deluxe Cocktail" wristbands get first entry to all symposiums!

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