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THURSDAY SEMINARS

UKE JAM

WITH KING KUKULELE

Join us for the annual Tiki Oasis Uke Jam!  There is no fee to join in, and don’t worry about being experienced in your playing, just bring a ukulele. You never know who will stop by!

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.

Thursday 7/29: 10am-11am
Location: Pacific Ballroom Lawn
FREE EVENT

HOME ON THE RANCH: THE MID-CENTURY HISTORY OF HOTEL CIRCLE

WITH MARTIN S. LINDSAY

From the establishment of Mission de Alcalá in 1769 to its bucolic farms and pasturelands, Mission Valley has always been one of San Diego’s most desired areas. Beginning in the 1950s, its commercial development provided vacationers with country clubs, motor lodges, restaurants, amusement centers, and shopping. centers. Join us for the illustrated story of Hotel Circle!

Martin S. Lindsay is an an art director, local historian, writer, and board chair of the Culinary Historians of San Diego. He lectures on design and history. Martin has contributed to Tim Ferriss’ bestseller The 4-Hour Chef, is author of Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki, 1928-2018, and co-author with Gregorio Pantoja of the upcoming Fassionola: The Torrid Story of Cocktails’ Most Mysterious Ingredient. Martin has over 40 years experience in branding and design. His design firm serves the San Diego arts community, foodservice, and restaurant industries.

Thursday 7/29: 11am-12noon
Location: Town and Country Ballroom
$20

TROPICAL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

WITH ATALANTA JACKSON

Join the fabulous Atalanta as she guides you on how to make beautiful tropical floral arrangements to take back to your hotel room. You’ll learn how to coordinate various tropical blooms, creative containers, and how to effectively use “spillers, fillers, and thrillers.” Materials included for one mini arrangement.

Atalanta is a flower girl! Even when she’s not sipping a Zombie in her home Tiki Bar, “The Sip Ship,” you can find her surrounded by flowers! Atalanta has been a professional florist since she was 15 years old and loves tropical flowers the best! She also loves driving her 1965 Chevy Corvair and remodeling vintage RV’s!

Thursday 7/29: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location:
Palm Room
$20

Sponsored by Cutwater Spirits

ESQUIVEL! – THE MAN BEHIND THE EXCLAMATION POINT

WITH BROTHER CLEVE 

Space Age Bachelor Pad pioneer Juan Garcia Esquivel was a good friend of Brother Cleve’s from 1995 until his death in 2002. In this seminar Brother Cleve shares his photos, home movies, film appearances, rare recordings, and stories about the man and his music, including his decade living in Las Vegas, where he frequented the Aku Aku at the Stardust Hotel.

Brother Cleve Drank his first Volcano Bowl at the Kowloon (Saugus, MA) in 1972. He was 17. He decided to drink a tropical libation every day for the rest of his life. Forty-nine years later, he has been pretty successful in that quest.

Thursday 7/29: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: 
Town and Country Ballroom
$20

 TROPICAL TASTING (Thursday)

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 a very limited number of rum and other spirit brands that go well in Tropical Cocktails! Each Tropical Tasting Day (Thurs/Fri/Sat) is different THURSDAY features: Kuleana Rum Works, Fruit Smash,Bently Heritage, Copalli Rum, Kupu Spirits, Maui Brewing, Diplomatico Rum, Kona Bar Chocolate and more !!  Includes a Tasting Glass.

Thursday 7/29: 1:00pm-2:30pm AND 4pm-5:30pm
Location:
Town and Country Ballroom
$25 / 21+ Event

Sponsored by Zaya Rum

LEETEG. BABES, BARS, BEACHES AND BLACK VELVET ART

WITH CJ COOK

CJ Cook shares a preview of his latest book about Edgar Leeteg. Throughout his life, shrewd promoter and creative genius Leeteg possessed many titles, astounding fans, and antagonizing critics. Considered the “American Gauguin,” the rakish ladies man originated the modern technique of oil painting on black velvet. He was a wealthy artist and legend in his lifetime, a goal few can achieve. Tourists visiting Tahiti would seek him out for his generosity of wine, women, and song on his Shangri-la-like estate called Villa Velour on his quiet isle. He was the father of black velvet art and the genesis of a genre continuing today with the Tiki and Polynesian pop art movement, nearly 70 years later. Seminar includes a collectible tiki mug!

C.J.Cook is an author and historian, who has a long interest in the history of South Pacific. Cook is a lifelong autograph and manuscript collector who has special interest in art, poetry, and the South Pacific. He is a board member of a prominent manuscript association, dedicated to preserving manuscripts, historical documents and the written word. He also is a collector of art and artists of the South Pacific and continues to explore the South Pacific including: Guam, Pohnpei, Truk, Palau, Bali, Tahiti and its surrounding islands, New Zealand, Australia and its Great Barrier Reef, Taiwan, and the Hawaiian Islands. | website

Thursday 7/29: 3pm-4pm
Location: 
Town and Country Ballroom
$10
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