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FRIDAY SEMINARS

DENNYLAND: KING KUKULELE’S KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

WITH KING KUKULELE

Experience a unique, one-of-a-kind journey through inner space! Forty years of memories from the happiest place on earth, Disneyland! King Kukulele will take you on a whirlwind tour through every corner of the iconic park that few will ever experience.

King Kukulele is a comedian, actor and ukuleleist with inexorable energy who has performed around the world, singing hapa haole and novelty songs at all kinds of shows from Hollywood movie premieres to Disneyland. He composed a promotional song about tropical fruits and fish for the Orange County Fair, as well as “I Don’t Eat Poop,” a song written for the California Board of Public Health. The latter song was not used. I website

Friday 7/30: 9:30am-10:30am
Location:
Town and Country Ballroom
$20

Sponsored by Cutwater Spirits

CAFTANS AND COFFEE

hosted by the aloha caftan society

Over the last year  the Aloha Caftan Society met virtually and friendships and a love for Caftans grew out of this experience. Now we can gather in person and now we want YOU to join this Caftan loving society! 
This early morning event includes granola + yogurt parfait “shots”, pastries, Taquitos w/ mango salsa, Egg soufflés, Tropical fruit cups , Fresh Juice, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Selection of Hot Teas AND **Bloody Mary sample’s from Cutwater Spirits**! Besides conversation, non-stop photo snaps and a generally great way to start the morning at Tiki Oasis we will also be giving out PRIZES including a coveted Danielle Mann Aloha Caftan Society Mug!!

Friday 7/30: 9:00am-10:00am
Location:
Pacific  Ballroom
$40

MENEHUNE FLOATS! CRAFTING WITH TINY THINGS AND ONLY A FEW SWEAR WORDS

WITH SHONA MITCHELL

In this workshop, participants will learn one method of creating tiny menehune-sized fishing floats using marbles and string. Many knots will be tied and many laughs will be had. Patience, good eyesight, and a sense of humor will be needed! Participants will be provided with the materials needed to make one menehune float and instructions and supply lists to create more at home! Finally, all those friendship bracelets you made in middle school will prove to be a useful skill! Includes materials to make your own mini float! 

Shona is a busy gal with a busy brain! She teaches dance to over a thousand elementary public school students in San Francisco every year, performs with The Devil-Ettes, co-manages a chocolate shop in Hanalei, studies Hula with Hālau Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, production manages live drag movie spoofs for Peaches Christ Productions, and occasionally invents maddeningly intricate crafts in a futile effort to “relax.” Her favorite karaoke song is “Miserlou.”

Friday 7/30: 10:00am-11:00am
Location:
Palm Room
$20

Sponsored by Lyre’s

THE GLAMOROUS AGE OF TRAVEL STYLE

WITH DAVE TEMPLE

Longing to return to the days of leisurely travel? When dressing up was the order of the day? Or at least you kept your shoes on at the airport? Come relive the Golden Age of Travel with fashion historian and vintage clothing collector, Dave Temple of Clever Vintage Clothing! See the ways we traveled then and learn why we are so nostalgic for it, in this special encore presentation featuring live models and content specific to Southern California and our beloved host city of San Diego!

Fashion Historian, Dave Temple, has exhibited from his collection, Clever Vintage Clothing, for over 30 years. He has produced fashion shows, vintage expos, and illustrated presentations from coast to coast. He and his husband, Sabino Gutierrez, supply wardrobe for your favorite film and television productions. They have been vendors at Tiki Oasis since 2012. | website

Friday 7/30: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: 
Town and Country Ballroom
$20

Co-Sponsored by Tanduay Rum + Don Papa

HISTORY OF FILIPINO BARTENDERS

WITH ADRIAN EUSTAQUIO

Sample cocktails and learn about the original Filipino bartenders of Don the Beachcomber and how they contributed to and also influenced Tropical Drinks in the early days of Polynesian Pop. This seminar is 21+

Adrian Eustaquio is a long time Tiki enthusiast, active member in the Tiki community and avid supporter of the current Tiki revival. Considered as one of the major influencers of the Tiki scene Adrian began collecting Tiki, Hawaiian and South Pacific ephemera almost 3 decades ago and has been studying and continues to study the mainland Tiki movement and its relation to American pop culture and cocktail culture, both currently and historically. Adrian is also the host and executive producer of “Inside the Desert Oasis Room” a podcast recorded from his home Tiki space of the same name. I website

Friday 7/30: 12noon-1:30pm
Location:
Town and Country Ballroom
$50 / 21+ Event

TROPIROBICS

WITH MEDUSIRENA

That Fit-Fanatic Fire Eating Mermaid is at it again! This time with a full body workout including dance, cardio and strength work combined! Move to the rythm of tropical tunes while burning off all those cocktail calories. Eccentric tropical attire is encouraged – just make sure you can move in them! (Bring your own towel)

MeduSirena’s forte are swim shows, fire eating, dancing on broken plates, and laying on a bed of nails. With beginnings at the Hawaiian Inn Daytona Beach and The Mai-Kai, her work has led to worldwide recognition and being one of the last models photographed by Bunny Yeager. When in Fort Lauderdale make sure to catch her underwater swimshow at the B Ocean Resort’s (Formerly the Yankee Clipper hotel circa 1956) famous Wreck Bar. I website

Friday 7/30: 11am-12noon
Location:
Pacific Ballroom
$15

Sponsored by Stone Brewing

THE ALOHA COAT: A HISTORY OF SANDWICH ISLES SPORTSWEAR

WITH KENN WATSON

Little information has been compiled on the men’s fashion brand from Honolulu, until now. Kenn Watson has excavated long forgotten archives to dig up the rich and colorful past of Malia-Hawaii and the creators of this cultured sports coat. Join Watson on a journey to the “Isle with Tropical Style” and learn all there is to know about the history of Sandwich Isles Sportswear. Attendees are encouraged to wear their aloha coats so we can help to identify years and names of prints and hopefully all pose for a great group photo!

Kenn Watson is a devoted father and husband, creative designer, adventurous carver of wood, and an enthusiastic collector of aloha fashions from the 60s and 70s. He has taken his passion for all of these characteristics and blended them into a compelling exploration of the Aloha Coat.

Friday 7/30: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location:
Town and Country Ballroom
$20

FRAME YOUR SWIZZLES!

WITH NICOLE PACHECO

You’ve been collecting swizzle sticks from every Tiki bar you visit and they’re starting to pile up! What do you do with them? (Well, besides putting them in a cocktail…) Learn to make a fun display for your most treasured swizzle sticks. You’ll learn different design principles like balance, rhythm, color theory, and emphasis while making a unique piece of art to hang in your home bar or Tiki room. Bring your favorite swizzle sticks! We’ll provide all the supplies plus an assortment of swizzle sticks to mix in.

Nicole Vasbinder Pacheco is a super crafty dynamo and the designer behind Nikolani, a small custom aloha clothing line where she creates caftans, shirts, hats, and more! She has owned StitchCraft, a hip sewing studio in Petaluma, CA since 2008 where she has taught thousands of people the joy of sewing through her popular sewing, patternmaking, and design classes.  Nicole has written three books about sewing; Sewing Solutions, Sewing Machine Secrets and Super Stitches Sewing. Prior to starting her own company, she worked as a designer and merchandiser in the garment industry. She is an alumnus of the Academy of Art University and Otis College of Art & Design. Nicole is one of the cofounders of the Aloha Caftan Society and lives for bright prints, big hats, and ridiculous amounts of hair flowers.

Friday 7/30: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Location:
Palm Room
$20

Sponsored by Deadhead Rum

TIKI FEMME: THE BADASS WOMEN OF TIKI & THEIR STORIES

WITH ERIN BEHRENHAUSEN

We’ve all heard the stories about the guys: Donn Beach, Victor Bergeron Jr., Stephen Crane, Les Baxter, Martin Denny, and on and on. But what about the women? Were there any female influences in the early days of Tiki culture? If so, how did they add to the narrative? Erin will introduce you to some of the most influential women of Tiki, both past and present. A few of these ladies you might already know and love, and others you might be meeting for the first time. Either way, you’ll never forget these incredible women and their stories. And, you’ll get to pick your own lady-fan pins to take home!

Erin Behrenhausen is a creative director, vintage-lover and Tiki enthusiast living in Denver, CO with her husband Michael and her cat Yma. She has been a fan of all things Tiki for almost 20 years, and has been a fan of women all of her life. Erin is an active member of the LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) Denver chapter, hosts an online radio show called Adventures In Hi-Fi, co-owns a vintage cocktail accoutrements boutique called Cocktail Couture, and is a hobbyist mixologist. She also has a Tiki bar in her basement called the Red Lady Lounge. Her favorite movie is Auntie Mame.

Friday 7/30: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: 
Town and Country Ballroom
$20

Co-Sponsored by Montenegro + Kupu Spirits

AMARO AU TROPICAL

WITH ADAM RAINS

Amaro in Tiki? Amaro has had a brimming popularity in mixology bars and most recently, in the world of Tiki. And for good reason! Amaro IS the original exotic, and just like Tiki, brings together elements (and ingredients) from all over the world. Just like Tiki, Amari (plural for Amaro) are both secretive in their production and seductive on the palate with flavors that range from vivacious and harmonious to bitter-sweet and aggressive. In this seminar, learn about Amaro, its history and flavor profiles and sample cocktails made with this signature Tiki cocktail flavor.

Adam Rains is a Tiki Attache, Explorer, and the Chief Administer of the Liquid Unknown at the world-famous Golden Tiki in Las Vegas, Nevada. This “Tiki Rasputin” has a true passion for food, wine, beer, and spirits and in 2019 was the Nevada Restaurant Association’s “Drink Specialist of the Year.” Rains has helped opened several restaurants and bars, including The Dorsey (Sam Ross), Gordon Ramsay’s Pub, and more recently for James Beard nominee Sheridan Su, where he designed the beverage program at Flock & Fowl. Rains has written for several publications such as Chilled Magazine, Tales of the Cocktail, and Las Vegas Food Beverage Professional. Rains has won or placed in several local, national, and international mixology competitions, including the 2020 Italicus “Bar Artist of the Year” competition where he was in the World’s Top Ten. Wanting to give back, he started a Charity Mug program at the Golden Tiki where he partners with brands to raise funds for a different charity every month.

Friday 7/30: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Location: 
Town and Country Ballroom
$50 / 21+ Event

TROPICAL TASTING (Friday)

Two Sessions! Interact with makers representing new products, and some of our old favorites. During this sit-down event Tiki Oasis has curated a unique collection of rum and other spirit brands that go well in Tropical Cocktails! Each Tropical Tasting Day (Thurs/Fri/Sat) is different!! FRIDAY features: Cutwater Spirits, Licor 43, Zaya Rum, Kleos Mastiha Spirits, Lyre’s, Sapporo Beer, Seven Caves Spirits and more! Includes a Tasting Glass.

Friday 7/30: 1pm-2:30pm AND 4pm-5:30pm sessions
Location:
 Town and Country Ballroom
$25 / 21+ Event

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