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 with kids of all ages. Joshua plays guitar and skateboards in his spare time. He is part of the tiki scene assisting his mom to vend at various tiki marketplaces throughout the year. Joshua attended Tiki Oasis for the first time in 2018 and 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.

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 teaches ukulele, voice, dance and host ukulele strum and sing-alongs in San Diego. | website

Saturday 8/10: 10:30am-11:30am
Lagoon Room

$10

Let’s Get Physical

A like, total, nod to the exercise fads of the 1980s. MeduSirena the Fire Eating Mermaid will get your body moving in this stretch and fitness class. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Leg warmers optional.

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 (Formerly the Yankee Clipper hotel circa 1956) famous Wreck Bar. | 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. 

Ifn Whendy is a burlesque performer and MC from San Francisco and has been a professional costumed weirdo since 2009. She moonlights as a strolling character at large events, so being a makeup whiz is a trick of her trade! With looks from 80’s New Wave to 1920’s vamp, from Fairy Queen to Horror Movie Vixen; Ifn Whendy is the gal with a thousand faces! I Website

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 long time bartender and private events caterer in the rum and tiki world based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and is seen conducting tiki pop-ups nationwide. She is most recently notable as the author of Tiki Lindy’s Field Guide to Pupus, Tidbits & Exotic Provisions, a first of its kind collection of tiki-inspired food recipes. She additionally is the event coordinator and product rep for BGReynolds cocktail syrups. | website

 

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

$15

Tease-O-Rama presents… 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: 12-1:30pm
Lagoon

$50

New Traditionalists

Can cutting-edge science revive Tiki’s forgotten cocktails? How does 21st century style bartending restore flavors that were lost to time? Learn techniques such as brix adjusting, acid manipulation, and clarification to unlock some of tropical drinking’s modern mysteries. See host Garret Richard apply these ideas to several golden age favorites and explain the process he goes through behind the bar to craft the perfect drink. Guests will compare and contrast recipes learning how these new techniques can be used in their home bars. Find what it takes to craft that all-elusive classic drink and become a New Traditionalist.

Entry is included with Cocktail pass. This event is 21+

Garret Richard left a career in radio to pursue his love of exotic cocktails. He worked under Julie Reiner at Monkey Bar in 2011 before moving to Prime Meats where he built a following culminating in his Tiki Takeover series. In 2015 Garret joined the opening team of The Happiest Hour and Slowly Shirley injecting his passion for Tiki in both programs. Currently, he works at the Michelin starred ZZ’s Clam Bar and helms his pop up, EXOTICA, at Raines Law Room. He recently joined the opening team at the newly opened Existing Conditions by Dave Arnold and Don Lee | 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: 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: 3pm-5pm
Peacock II

$25

Tiki Pairing pARLOUR

We invited a limited number of spirit brands to bring their favorite pairings to Tiki Oasis and offer you a taste.  Enter the Tiki Pairing Parlour and sample traditional and unusual combinations of rum, whiskey and more based on unique flavor profiles, countries of origin, or just because we like it!  Have the good taste to find out what combinations enhance each other’s flavors, creating a more satisfying and enjoyable taste experience overall.

Entry is included with Cocktail pass.  Must be 21+We invited a limited number of spirit brands to bring their favorite pairings to Tiki Oasis and offer you a taste.  Enter the Tiki Pairing Parlour and sample traditional and unusual combinations of rum, whiskey and more based on unique flavor profiles, countries of origin, or just because we like it!  Have the good taste to find out what combinations enhance each other’s flavors, creating a more satisfying and enjoyable taste experience overall.

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 ultimate rock ‘n’ roll tragedy, the end of The Clash, after they made it to Shea Stadium and were on their way to taking over the world! Followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer Vanessa S. D’Amelio.

Entry is included with Deluxe and Cocktail pass. 

The Rise and Fall of the Clash Producer, Vanessa “Sessa” D’Amelio is a Bay Area artist, music journalist, photographer and technology strategist. As a teenager, she was on the founding team for the zine The Siren documenting the Bay Area music scene and its political climate in the ‘80s. D’Amelio has documented music, movies and politics in various local and international rags from the Bay Guardian to Rolling Stone. In 2011 D’Amelio’s Pop Theory began focusing efforts on film and partnered with Chip Baker. Together, hey have released full feature documentaries on The Clash, Johnny Thunders, Sid and Nancy and currently have a number of documentaries in pre and post-production.

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!

Karen Finlay will once again be hosting the The Tiki Oasis Book Club and Storytelling seminar. 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

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 cocktails! Tom and Kelly 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, the 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

 

 

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