Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Tiki, Pasifika & Colonial Power

When: Sunday September 13th 11am PDT

Free Event: Recommended donation of $5-$10 to benefit the 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.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H7omOONMTjKHY7Y5MGJFKA

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Tiki Oasis monthly D & I Series: This series focuses on subjects of history, appropriation vs appreciation of cultures, minority cultures, Tiki Culture* and Mid-Century Americana. The goal of this series is to provide a forum for education, knowledge and conversation. Through this series we invite marginalized groups to amplify their voices to share their knowledge and experiences, we invite advocates and allies to ask questions, and we invite all to contribute to the broader discussion on diversity, inclusion, representation and equality in the Tiki community.

* Tiki Culture, Tiki Style or Polynesian Pop refers to the mainland America art movement that flourished in America and across the globe between the mid-1930s until the late 1970s and has experienced a revival from the late 1990s to the present.

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Mariah Kunkel is of Indigenous CHamoru (Guahan) and African-American descent. A born and raised Californian, Mariah is based in Los Angeles, recently returned to her home state after spending 13 years in New York City. 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.

TIKI OASIS 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS!!

Since Tiki Oasis is not able to have our big in-person event we hosted a full virtual weekender in August! Throughout the weekend fans enjoyed our Tiki Oasis TV program including meet-ups, seminars, live entertainment, a HUGE Virtual Marketplace and much more! We are contining to offer virtual connections thru our monthly D & I series, LIVE DJ sets on Twitch and Youtube and Aloha Caftan Society and Cabana Set meet-ups!

Thank you all for the amazing continued support! We look forward to being together again in 2021 to celebrate our 20th anniversary with all the bells and whistles at our new home base, Paradise Point Resort & Spa and at our sister event Arizona Tiki Oasis!

events below have already 

taken place!

disney goes Tiki

Friday Aug 14th 4pm-5pm PDT
Hosted by David “Dr Skipper” Marley

Dr. Skipper is back with new adventures. This time he will talk about the artists and inspirations behind the creation of Disneyland’s Adventureland and the Enchanted Tiki Room. Marley will also share 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.

$15 EVENT
TICKETS ON SALE HERE 

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virtual marketplace cocktail hour

Friday Aug 14th 6pm-8pm PDT
Hosted by Audrey Moorehead

Support Tiki Oasis Artists! Get to know the artists, makers and traders of Tiki Oasis! Featuring over 50 Tiki Oasis Marketplace vendors! 

FREE EVENT
TIKI OASIS TV on YOUTUBE! 

ape record release party

Friday Aug 14th 8pm-10pm PDT
Hosted by the band APE

Ape ‘Supersonic’ record release party. 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.

FREE EVENT
TIKI OASIS TV on YOUTUBE! 

shopping in pajamas

Sat Aug 15th 10am-11:30am PDT

TWO DAY EVENT! Featuring over 50 vendors, there is no need to even roll out of bed in the morning to SHOP Tiki Oasis! Our virtual marketplace includes livestream interactions, live artist meet-ups and an overall virtual shopping experience with the makers and creators that make Tiki Oasis such a unique experience! Log into our website all weekend log to see who is going LIVE!! Support Tiki artists and SHOP SHOP SHOP!

FREE EVENT.
Click here to see which vendors are going LIVE during Tiki Oasis!!

‘Rum & Reàl Exotic Cocktail Challenge’

Sat 8/15 1pm PDT
Hosted by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell

Join us for this Rum & Reàl challenge featuring some of the world’s most exotic bartenders as they show off their skills in this fast-paced tropical cocktail challenge! Watch these mixologists whip up their rum masterpieces in only 3 minutes. They will share their rum of choice, the fresh fruit flavor and 3 other ingredients as they create a drink exclusively for Tiki Oasis. Expect to be entertained and inspired!
Sponsored byReàl Cocktail Ingredients 

$25 EVENT
TICKETS ON SALE HERE.

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tiki oasis art show Virtual reception

Sat 8/15 2pm-3pm PDT
Hosted by BigToe

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

Tiki Oasis Art Show Virtual Reception featuring a tour of all art, opportunity to purchase art and interviews with artists.

(This art show will be displayed at Paradise Point & Spa Resort, San Diego 8/13-8/16 – this is a socially distanced exhibit).

FREE EVENT
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aloha caftan stroll

Sat Aug 15th 4pm-5pm PDT

Dress up for the Aloha Fashion Stroll. 

Wear your best/most favorite caftan and strut your stuff.

FREE EVENT
TIKI OASIS TV on YOUTUBE! 

main tiki oasis showcase!

Sat Aug 15th 6pm-10pm PDT

Tiki Oasis TV Main Showcase!! Featuring 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 will be simulcast to all hotel rooms!

FREE EVENT
TIKI OASIS TV on TWITCH!

Late Night Room Party!

Sat Aug 15th 10pm – 1am PDT

Late night “Room Parties” including 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!

shopping in pajamas

Sun Aug 16th 10am-11:30am PDT

TWO DAY EVENT! Featuring over 50 vendors, there is no need to even roll out of bed in the morning to SHOP Tiki Oasis! Our virtual marketplace includes livestream interactions, live artist meet-ups and an overall virtual shopping experience with the makers and creators that make Tiki Oasis such a unique experience! Log into our website all weekend log to see who is going LIVE!! Support Tiki artists and SHOP SHOP SHOP!

FREE EVENT.
Click here to see which vendors are going LIVE during Tiki Oasis!!

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

 Sunday Aug 16th 11:30am-1pm PDT

A round table conversation exploring 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. “Tip Jar” to benefit Heiva San Diego.

FREE EVENT
TIKI OASIS TV on YOUTUBE! 

The Velvet Gazette Virtual Release Party

Sunday Aug 16th 2pm – 4pm

We saved the best for last, tune-in to keep the fun going. Zoom Party with live music, live Burlesque, etc. 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.

FREE EVENT
TIKI OASIS TV on YOUTUBE!