TIKI OASIS VIRTUAL EVENTS!!

We here at Tiki Oasis headquarters are having a blast sharing a variety of curated virtual experiences over the last year! Fans have enjoyed our Tiki Oasis TV program including meet-ups, art shows, seminars, live entertainment, a HUGE Virtual Marketplace, our monthly Diversity & Inclusion series, LIVE DJ sets on our Twitch and YouTube channels and Aloha Caftan Society and Cabana Set community meet-ups!

Thank you all for the amazing continued support! We look forward to being together again in 2021 to celebrate our 20th anniversary in San Diego and at our sister event Arizona Tiki Oasis at the historic Hotel Valley Ho.

 
 
 FREE HAPPY HOUR PRESENTED BY TIKI OASIS!

LGBTiki Happy Hour

When: Saturday June 26th 5pm PST

https://zoom.us/j/95625766711?pwd=aVBSTmtTcVcrZDFHZS9pTFJoMmpOQT09
Meeting ID: 956 2576 6711
Passcode: 577405

 FREE EVENT PRESENTED BY TIKI OASIS!

COMING OUTiki!

When: Sunday June 13th – 11am PST

This FREE event will be broadcast LIVE at: youtube.com/tikioasistv

The first ever panel showcasing individuals in our growing LGBTQI2S+ Tiki Scene (with more to come)…Supporting “Lavender Luau” and other LGBTI+ Tiki meetups and events. Let’s get less taboo and find a way to out ourselves and welcome our Queer friends and allies.

All Welcome.

2021 Pride Panel:
Cameron Obscura, Lavender Luau
Eric Jost, Tiki Tours SF
Sarah Green, Ms Tiki Oasis Finalist 2019
Miss Kitty Baby, Lavender Luau Co-founder, Burlesque dancer & Tiki Pinup
Marshall Shore Hip Historian

Moderator and Introduction of Panel by Tiki Oasis Diversity and
Inclusion Member: Burnie, Vintage dance and clothing aficionado Deaf/hoh DJ

Join the Tiki Community LGBTQI2S+ committee!

Email: info@tikioasis.com

TIKI OASIS BIPOC MEET-UP

ZOOM DATE: May 16, 2021

Meet other Tiki enthusiasts, enjoy conversation, laughs and let’s do a little Tiki Oasis planning for this summer! Hosted by Tiki Oasis Diversity & Inclusion Council.

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From Tapa to tiki; artists of oceania

BROADCAST: April 11th, 2021

Free Event to Benefit:  Lana’i Art Center and the Bishop Museum

 Tiki Oasis Oasis is proud to bring together a panel of contemporary artists currently creating and living on the islands. Artists will share their influences, mediums used and style. We will explore how these artists include traditions, history, region and culture in their art. Hosted by BigToe and featuring: HTJ Art and Designs, V Lee Cabanilla, Travis Turqueza, Dalani Tanahy and Stephen Koa Kakaio.

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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

MORE THAN GRASS SKIRTS

BROADCAST: March  21st, 2021

Free Event to Benefit: Girls Inc

 Tiki Oasis is happy to announce a special event to celebrate Women’s History month! Shannon Mustipher (author of Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails) brings together a panel of women who are inspiring and defining the Tiki movement today. Digging into the past, Erin Behrenhausen will share a sneak peek of her seminar “Tiki Femme: The Badass Women of Tiki” including a deeper look at an unlikely Tiki pioneer Grace Buscher Guslander. Bringing the conversation to modern-day, Shannon Mustipher has assembled a panel of women defining the scene including; Marie King, Michelle Perez, Jen Akin, Ying Adamson and Erin Behrenhausen. 

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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

Have we Met Yet?

BROADCAST: Feb 21, 2021

Free Event to Benefit:
B.4. Change

Who are the black folx that are part of the Tiki Oasis scene? Keeping our community strong and vibrant has always been a key objective for Tiki Oasis but what does that look like for our black community? How might Tiki events and gatherings cultivate a true culture of inclusion and diversity? How are we currently including the black folx who are part of the Tiki scene and how do we ensure we create an inclusive environment where all feel welcome to join? For our February chat, we will present a round table of incredible black folx you’ve likely seen at many Tiki events to join in this conversation on how to empower black women and men to make their mark, participate, and truly be a part of this community. Moderated by Sheila Starr and featuring Jessabelle Thunder, Nina Josephine, Pierre Moseley, Tracy Blakely and other special guest Samuel Miller from b4.change and Zombie Village!

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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

Filipino Bartenders; influence on tropical drinks

BROADCAST: Jan 10th, 2021

Free Event to Benefit 
Desert Oasis Room
 

 Join Tiki Oasis for a chat about the original Filipino bartenders of Don the Beachcomber and how they contributed to and influenced Tropical Drinks in the early days of Polynesian Pop. This conversation benefits the Desert Oasis Room.

Watch this event on Tiki Oasis TV

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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. desertoasisroom.com
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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

Tiki Oasis New Year's Day Hangover Hangout

 BROADCAST: Jan 1st, 2021

Free Event

Tiki Oasis New Year Day Hangover Hangout and Bring-Your-Own Brunch Party featured live DJ sets from DJ Swankenstein (Canada), DJ Hi-Tide (Vincent & Magdalena from Hi-Tide Recordings, East Coast) and DJ Otto (West Coast). This event also included well wishes from members of the Tiki Oasis Community!

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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

Aloha caftan society

Meeting Monthly!

Free Events 

The Aloha Caftan Society is a community meet-up that started at the Tiki Oasis event a few years ago. This group celebrates their love of CAFTANS with a fun festive parade each year at the event. Since March 2020 the group has been enjoying their time together, virtually! Tiki Oasis has worked closely with the Aloha Caftan Society to host these virtual social events with curated caftan content from craft classes, closet-shares, guest speakers and mixologists! Always a good time and open to all! You can find out more about the group HERE. Also check out this lil video we made from some of the past meet-ups over the year at  Tiki Oasis TV

A Fireside Chat with Miss Tiki Oasis Queendom!

BROADCAST: Dec 13th 2020

Free Event to Benefit
 The Pōpolo Project
 

Tiki Oasis host Miss Catwings sat down with a few of our Miss Tiki Oasis queens and found out what they’ve been up to! Featuring: Phoenix A’Blaze, Ruby Champagne, Ruby Joule and Tana the Tattooed Lady
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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

 
 
 
 

BIPOC Pinup Parlez

 BROADCAST: NOV 8th, 2020

Free Event to Benefit
 Dress for Success

We’re over the moon to have you join us for BIPOC Pinup Parlez this Sunday, November 8th at 11am PST! This event, sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Council for Tiki Oasis, features some of our favorite BIPOC Pinups in their Tiki fashion finest! Not only will you get to bask in their beauty, but you will have the opportunity to hear a little bit about what drew them to the world of pinup and get a peek into their experiences as BIPOC in spaces that, traditionally, offer very little BIPOC representation. Grab your favorite Sunday beverage and join us for a little socially conscious pinup glamour! Featuring: Ashleeta Beauchamp, Jessabelle Thunder, Miss Shellshock, Nathaly Aguilera, Ruby Champagne, Sugar Moon, Vera Safire and moderated by: Susana Vestige. 

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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

 

rum. power. people.

 BROADCAST: Oct 11th,2020

Free Event to Benefit Drinks Trust.

Rum has quite a spirited history dating back to early rum punches and grogs (yes, Pirates!). The history and legacy of Rum is mired in colonialism, slavery, economic oppression and organized crime. Is that all in the past? Beyond the delicious concoctions we all crave today what is currently happening in the world of Rum? Sly Augustin of Trailer Happiness (London) shares with us a journey through rum and the people who made it.

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Born and bred in Notting Hill, it was almost fate when Sly Augustin became the owner of West London’s acclaimed mid-century Tiki community bar, Trailer Happiness in 2012. Augustin’s lifelong love of rum started during a summer trip to St. Lucia aged 18 where, after trying some powerful local rums from the barrel, he discovered a local coconut rum liqueur. From there, he grew his knowledge of the spirit becoming one of London’s leading rum aficionados.
http://trailerh.com
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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea; tiki, Pasifika & Colonial Power

BROADCAST: Sept 13th, 2020

Free Event to Benefit
 Pasifika Project.

Join Tiki Oasis for our September Tiki Oasis Monthly D &I Series* From the time of the earliest encounters with Western colonizers, the Pacific region and its Indigenous people and cultures have been, and continue to be, greatly impacted by the forces of colonialism and imperialism. Given from an Indigenous Pasifika point of view, this discussion will examine the implications of colonialism in the Pacific, in order to provide historical and cultural context to contemporary conversations about tiki and appropriation, as we collectively examine tiki’s place and potential evolution within today’s hospitality industry.

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Mariah Kunkel is of Indigenous CHamoru (Guahan) and African-American descent. Supported by a diverse professional background of 10+ years in marketing, brand management and business development, Mariah’s career has primarily focused on education and advocacy on behalf of craft spirits producers, with a particular emphasis on artesanal mezcal. Mariah most recently was the Brand Development Director for Banhez Mezcal Artesanal and previously served as the Director of Marketing for Brooklyn Gin.  Mariah holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola Marymount and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Cal State Northridge.

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Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

 
 
 
 
 

Sensual Paradise – Deconstructing the Romanticization of the Alluring Island Maiden’

 BROADCAST: AUG 16TH, 2020

Free Event to Benefit
Heiva San Diego.

This round table conversation explored the image of the “Exotic Polynesian Wahine” from early South Seas pop culture to Tiki Style and beyond. From cinematic hula girls, black velvet paintings, menu art, tattoos, and exotic entertainers, the image of the island girl has had many iterations, some innocuous, some stereotypical, but still a historic iconography of our beloved mid-century Tiki Culture. Can this iconography be celebrated in the current Tiki Culture revival while still acknowledging the racial and sexist mores of the past? Join our panelists Angelica Navarro, Chockie Tom, Lindsay Reva McNicol, Mariah Kunkel and MeduSirena in an open-minded, inclusive discussion about the implications, history, and future of the portrayal of the Island girl. Moderated by Maggie Campbell. 

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

tiki oasis soundtrack

BROADCAST: Oct 29th – 31st, 2020

Free event featuring 20 Djs and 30 hours of  Tiki Oasis DJS spinning LIVE!

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

SHAG PARTY

BROADCAST: Oct 30th, 2020

Tiki Oasis producers Baby Doe & Otto interview the artist SHAG. Includes a dance party with DJ sets by DJ Otto and DJ Brother Cleve!

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

 

Tiki Oasis ARTSHOW REception

BROADCAST: Oct 30th, 2020

Meet the artist of our TIKI OASIS Halloween art show! Hosted by BigToe and Audrey Moorehead.

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

disney goes Tiki

Aug 14th, 2020
Hosted by David “Dr Skipper” Marley

Dr. Skipper shared with us new adventures about the artists and inspirations behind the creation of Disneyland’s Adventureland and the Enchanted Tiki Room. Marley also shared wild cast member stories about The Enchanted Tiki Room from his book More Skippers Stories: True Tales From Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise. Proceeds benefit the Walt Disney Family Museum.

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

virtual marketplace cocktail hour

Aug 14th, 2020
Hosted by Audrey Moorehead

Support Tiki Oasis Artists! Get to know the artists, makers and traders of Tiki Oasis in this fast-paced unique virtual event! Featuring over 50 Tiki Oasis Marketplace vendors! 

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

ape record release party

Aug 14th, 2020
Hosted by the band APE

Ape ‘Supersonic’ record release party. Included NEW music, film clips, Tiki carving and mug raffle hosted by exotica band APE! Listen in to hear about Ape’s first ever vinyl record.

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

shopping in pajamas

Aug 15th-16th, 2020
 
This free TWO DAY EVENT featured over 50 vendors! Our virtual marketplace included livestream interactions, live artist meet-ups and an overall unique virtual shopping experience with the makers and creators that make Tiki Oasis such a unique experience! You. can still support Tiki artists and SHOP SHOP SHOP!

Full List of Vendors HERE

‘Rum & Reàl Exotic Cocktail Challenge’

Aug 15th, 2020
Hosted by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell

This Rum & Reàl challenge featured some of the world’s most exotic bartenders as they showed off their skills in this fast-paced tropical cocktail challenge! Watch these mixologists whip up their rum masterpieces in only 3 minutes. They shared their rum of choice, the fresh fruit flavor and 3 other ingredients as they created a drink exclusively for Tiki Oasis. 
Sponsored byReàl Cocktail Ingredients 

You can watch this event on Tiki Oasis TV

tiki oasis art show Virtual reception

Aug 15th, 2020
Hosted by BigToe

Curated by Baby Doe the 11th Annual Art Show features over 30 Tiki artists!

Tiki Oasis Art Show Virtual Reception was a free event that featured a tour of all art, opportunities to purchase art and interviews with artists.

(This art was also displayed at a socially distanced exhibit at Paradise Point & Spa Resort, San Diego 8/13-8/16).

Tiki Oasis Instagram

 

aloha caftan stroll

Aug 15th, 2020

Tiki Oasis fans dressed up for the Aloha Fashion Stroll by wearing their best/most favorite caftan and strutting their stuff.

FREE EVENT
TIKI OASIS TV on YOUTUBE! 

main tiki oasis showcase!

Aug 15th, 2020

Tiki Oasis TV Main Showcase!! Featured music, mixologist showcase and special guest appearances from fans, friends and performers of Tiki Oasis! For those staying at Paradise Point Resort & Spa this event was simulcast to all hotel rooms!

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV

Late Night Room Party!

Aug 15th, 2020

This wild late night virtual “Room Party” included DJ’s, dancers, and other mischief from around the globe hosted by Barron Scott Levkoff of Midwayville & If ‘N’ Wendy! 

FREE EVENT
TIKI OASIS TV on TWITCH!

The Velvet Gazette Virtual Release Party

Aug 16th, 2020 

We love throwing virtual events (almost as much as in-person events!) This free Zoom Party featured live music, Burlesque, interviews and so much more! Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Susana Andrea. Velvet Gazette newspaper is inspired by vintage aesthetics and culture and brought to life through the perspective of women from every continent.

Event archived on Tiki Oasis TV