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‘Tiki Oasis’ 19 ‘Catch the New Wave’ Lands on San Diego Shores August 7-August 11, 2019

The Tiki gods have smiled on San Diego and Southern California once again as Otto and Baby Doe von Strohiem‘s “Tiki Oasis“–the world’s largest Tiki event!–rolls around for the 19th consecutive time, bringing a Luau, music, art, merchants, fashion, cocktails, pool … Continue reading

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The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre Announces its New Permanent Home in Highland Park

Ever since the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre closed the doors of its humble off-the-beaten-path cinderblock theater on first street late last year, the troupe has been on the road, appearing at various events and locations like the Pasadena Playhouse and the … Continue reading

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Tonga Hut: Tiki Culture Thrives in So Cal

At first sight through the street side door is a resident sculptured Tiki, looming like a doorman or an Easter Island god. Martin Denny’s seductive mix of exotic bird calls, tropical percussion and piano combine with the soft trickle from … Continue reading

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Three Days Of The Tiki: Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”

After Thursday’s Meet & Greet kick-off party for at the Bali Hai for Tiki Oasis 15 the serious Tiki partying began in earnest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday. Everyone was dressed to the nines in the finest retro futuristic … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis: A Freaky Tiki Meet & Greet At The Bali Hai!

Last night kicked off Tiki Oasis 15: Yesterday’s Future Today at the lovely and exotic Bali Hai on Shelter Island in San Diego. The sun was shining and the bay was full of ships and boats creating a very scenic view … Continue reading

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‘Liquid Vacation’ Tells the Story of Tiki Drinks in Las Vegas with Recipes Too

Liquid Vacation—-77 Refreshing Tropical Drinks from Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas is much more than a recipe book. It tells the story of Tiki culture in Las Vegas, a place where the over-the-top South Seas décor and kitsch was … Continue reading

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This Year’s “Winter Surf Fest” Blows in & Blows Up At Surf Dogs In Huntington Beach

For those of you hip to the Surf Music scene will already be well informed about the resurgence of Surf Music in Southern California. I covered Winter Surf Fest last year in my article, “Winter Surf Fest: The Surf ‘s … Continue reading

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Tiki, Tiki, Savvy: Ventura’s VenTiki Keeps the Tiki Torch Burning Bright

Tiki Bars are of course especially suited for beach towns and there are few as ‘beachy’ as Ventura. With barely 3 blocks from Main Street and the center of downtown to the beach, Ventura is a perfect destination for those … Continue reading

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Sips, Savors, Shopping and Singing at the Tiki Oasis

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Tiki Drinks and Culture Make for a Fun Weekend at San Diego’s Upcoming Tiki Oasis

Rum has been a big part of several cultures for many years. Starting in the 1600’s, rum was a regular part of any sailor’s ration in both Navy and merchant vessels. By the 1900’s, songs had been written about rum, … Continue reading

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