Saturday Seminars

Saturday 8/10: 10am-11am
Peacock II

$5 adults, FREE if under 17

Totally Tubular- Intro to New Wave music for kids

Introduction to 80’s New Wave music, Fashion and the overall scene taught from a kid’s point of view. This seminar include slides, music and some fashion from, like, the totally bodacious decade evahhhh the 1980s!!

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

Joshua is an 11 year old boy who loves 80’s new wave music. He is excited to share his passion for New Wave music with kids of all ages. Joshua plays guitar and skateboards in his spare time. He is into the Tiki scene by helping my mom sell at various Tiki markets throughout the year. Joshua attended Tiki Oasis for the first time in 2018 and I thought it was totally tubular! 

Saturday 8/10: 10am-11am
Grand Hanalei Ballroom

$15

How “Rock of the 80’s” gave birth to “Back to the Beach”

Bo reveals the strange genesis of the last beach party movie, Frankie and Annette’s “Back to the Beach” (1987), that gained popularity via the influential KROQ Los Angeles program “Rodney on The Roq”. DJ Rodney Bingenheimer’s radio show helped re-cast the former Mouseketeer (Annette) as a New Wave hipster icon. See how this promotion lead to the big-hair, ska-rockin’ musical that we now know as a “Totally NEW WAVE movie experience” Combining elements of 60’s kitsch, suburban punk and sometimes bizarre underground fetish material, with 80s stars (Pee Wee Herman, Fishbone, & Lori Loughlin of “Full House”) plus kitschy stars of the 60s (Don Adams, Connie Stevens, Bob Denver & Alan Hale, Dick Dale, etc) made Back to the Beach is a cult movie classic.

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

Bo Bennett is a professional Social Worker; a long-time surfer, former Waikiki lifeguard, radio personality and model. He is an avid collector of Surf Music, Aloha shirts and arcane minutia (hopefully still in the original package). He has a BA in Television and Film Production and a Masters in Social Work. Bo has lived in La Mesa California for the past 30 years. | website

 

Saturday 8/10: 10am-11am
Atrium

Free Event

New Wave UKULELE Strum

Don’t be a dweeb! Grab your ukulele and chill with Alison Marae and friends as you strum, sing and play New Wave music. Playing the ukulele makes you feel, like, totally rad.

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

Alison Marae is a musician, choreographer, recording artist and San Diego Music Award nominee. She has sung and danced her way around the world with her little ukulele in Paris, London, NYC, Hawaii, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and San Diego. Marae also teach ukulele, voice, dance and host ukulele strum and sing-alongs in San Diego. | website

Saturday 8/10: 11am-12:15pm
Peacock I

$15

Liquid Sky –  80s Make-Up Techniques

Neon eyelids and layers and layers of blush… the 1980s were filled with expression, especially when it came to fashion and beauty. From the colorful lids and bright lips, in this seminar we will share with you some of popular makeup trends of the 1980s BUT we will also give you tips and tricks to achieving some of the most notorious avant garde looks of this fashionable decade. 

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

Saturday 8/10: 12-1:30pm
Peacock II

$50

Riffs & Spiffs

Come learn what makes a Tiki drink different from a tropical drink and how to make your own spin off the Tiki classics. Join mixologist and author Tiki Lindy on this fun exploration of what makes a balanced and Tiki inspired cocktail while trying a few Tiki Lindy original riffs.

Entry is included with Cocktail pass. Must be 21+

Tiki Lindy is a veteran tiki bartender, rum advocate, and tiki icon most notable for her private events bartending, award winning mixology and as author of “Tiki Lindy’s Field Guide to Pupus, Tidbits & Exotic Provisions”–a first of it’s kind collection of regionally inspired tiki cuisine recipes. She is San Francisco based but bartends nationwide. | website

 

Saturday 8/10: 1pm-2pm
Peacock 1

$15

How to Bump & Grind w/ Kitten Deville

Kitten de Ville has been teaching the art of Burlesque to women around the world since 2006. Kitten’s classes and workshops offer a friendly and supportive atmosphere to build confidence and to learn the classic art of the tease while finding your own creative style.

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

Kitten de Ville is an award-winning international burlesque superstar. She performs across the United States and Europe -where she headlines with a variety of top musicians and performers from around the globe . Some of the titles that Kitten has won are Miss Exotic World 2002 and Queen of the Quake. This multi-talented kitten also produces a successful Rock & Roll Strip Show and runs her own school of burlesque in her home town in southern California | website

 

Saturday 8/10: 1pm-2:30pm
Grand Hanalei Ballroom

$15

From Punk to Urban Archeologist: My Tiki Evolution

Author Sven Kirsten (Tiki Pop, The Art of Tiki, etc) reveals his roots: Before Sven Kirsten discovered Tiki, pop music was a big influence on his artistic sensibilities. From the Stooges to Punk and German New Wave, his love for weird artistic expression informed his career and life choices that led him onto the path to Tiki Culture. See hitherto unseen images of young Sven in the various phases of an aesthetic evolution that made him become the pre-eminent missionary of Tiki culture and get insights in his early research in Tiki archeology.

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

It was his love for visuals that inspired Sven to collect and photograph the remnants of the forgotten culture of Polynesian pop in America, leading him to identify the Tiki as its icon. As a hunter and gatherer of lost artifacts and ephemera of this phenomenon, he began to see the pattern of a unique art form, publishing his findings in The Book of Tiki in September 2000. For the first time, the book presented all the aspects of Tiki style– its design, graphics, architecture, social culture, and cocktail mixology. The book put Tiki firmly on the map of American pop culture and is regarded as the standard work on the style. In 2007, Sven followed suit with his second book, Tiki Modern, then with Tiki Pop in 2014, and The Art of Tiki in 2017. | website

 

Saturday 8/10: 12noon-1pm
Atrium

Free Event

Conversation with John Blair

John Blair is both a noted Surf Music Historian and an accomplished surf guitarist. His band Jon and the Nightriders was the earliest surf revival band, formed in 1979. John is a serious musicologist and historian, widely published and sought after, and author of many books on music history.

 

John Blair is a writer, producer, and guitarist who has made significant contributions to the history of surf music. He is the Founder of Jon & The Nightriders and he has written several books, dozens of magazine articles, and provided liner notes for many retrospective surf music compilation recordings. | website

Saturday 8/10: 3pm-5pm
Peacock II

$25

Tiki Pairing

We have asked a limited number of rum, other spirit and beer brands to share with the Tiki Oasis audience their favorite taste combinations! What should you sip while indulging in dark chocolate, nuts, dried and fresh fruits? Does jerky or popcorn really pair with any spirit brand? Join us for this unique event and find out!

Entry is included with Cocktail pass.  Must be 21+

Saturday 8/10: 3pm-5pm
Grand Hanalei Ballroom

$10

The Rise and Fall of the Clash

This is The Clash in the 1980s – Picking up where the band fell apart, “The Rise and Fall” tells the rarely told story of the end of The Clash. Followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer Vanessa S. D’Amelio and collaborator with the band, Pearl Harbour.

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

Saturday 8/10: 3:30-5pm
Grand Hanalei Ballroom

$50

The Home Bar Guide To Tropical Cocktails

Join the pros, Tom and Kelly, as they explain the creation of their latest cocktail tome, The Home Bar Guide To Tropical Cocktails, from concept to printed book. The process took over two years! They give you an insider perspective of what it takes to bring a published book to fruition. From choosing over 150 original recipes, to the art and photography gathering process, through collaborating with a European book publisher, and working within layout requirements. They will also give a practical tutorial on syrup making. Q&A will be encouraged. Includes one of Tom & Kelly’s cocktails.

Entry is included with Cocktail pass. Must be  21+

Tom Morgan & Kelly Hiphipahula Reilly are authors of the new book, The Home Bar Guide To Tropical Cocktails, which features over 150 of their original tropical cocktails! These drinks chronicle their time spent bartending at home tiki bars during the rise of the craft cocktail revolution, among them Kirby’s Rumpus Room, which hosted weekly parties for many years. Sven Kirsten, author of The Book of Tiki, provides the Foreword. The book also features glamour shots of some of the coolest home tiki bars around. | website

 

Saturday 8/10: 3pm-4:30pm
Atrium

Free Event

Bookclub w/ Karen Finlay

Going along with this year’s 1980’s Surf theme, The Tiki O Book Club will be reading the “surf noir” 1984 National Book Award Finalist novel, “Tapping the Source” by Kem Nunn! Considered to be thee seminal surf novel, it’s got it all: Southern California in the 1980s! Surfing! Punk rockers! Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! From the jacket copy: People go to Huntington Beach in search of the endless parties, the ultimate highs and the perfect waves. Ike Tucker has come to look for his missing sister and for the three men who may have murdered her. In that place of gilded surfers and sun-bleached blondes, Ike’s search takes him on a journey through a twisted world of crazed Vietnam vets, sadistic surfers, drug dealers, and mysterious seducers. Ike looks into the shadows and finds parties that drift towards pointless violence, joyless vacations and highs you might never come down from …Grittier than Gidget but just as bitchin’, this is going to be a fun-fun-fun one to discuss!

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

Karen Finlay is a double feature at Tiki Oasis this year, with leading roles in The Tiki Oasis Book Club and Storytelling symposiums. When she’s not poolside in a caftan sipping mai-tais or exploring classic restaurants with her girl gang, she’s reading her stories at Bay Area events and throwing fabulous fetes as the co-founder of The Mid-Century Supper Club Potluck, a star-studded extravaganza of questionable foodstuffs. When in Vallejo, CA visit Karen at Alibi Bookshop. Tiki Oasis is her favorite holiday. | website

 

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