2021 Arizona Tiki Oasis Program

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BABY DOE AND OTTO Benefiting Arizona Preservation Foundation

PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE

PRESENTED BY





Welcome to Tiki Oasis!

It has been a long time since we have been together and we’ve missed you! First of all, we want to thank the entire Tiki community for your support and encouragement over the last year. As a familyrun event we were deeply impacted by the shut downs over the last 12 months, but the strength and spirit of the community encouraged us to keep dreaming and planning for future endeavours. So even though we were unable to host any in-person events in 2020 we are proud to receive a lot of accolades for the dozens of virtual events we hosted including educational seminars, international DJs, cocktail mixologists, dance parties and even a costume contest! We are inspired by your positive feedback on the programming we created and are happy to report that we will continue presenting monthly virtual events throughout the year with our Diversity & Inclusion Council. We look forward to continuing to spotlight marginalized members of our community and build awareness and knowledge so that our Tiki Oasis Family will flourish for future Tiki fans to enjoy. That was our long winded way of saying Welcome Back to in-person events! We are happy you are here joining us for Arizona Tiki Oasis at the historic Hotel Valley Ho. We have designed many experiences for you to enjoy this weekend including live music, seminars, disc jockeys, pool lounging, tropical cocktails, a marketplace filled with artists, traders and tinkerers, and more! It is a bit overwhelming to be back together again so remember to pace yourself and appreciate all the moments this weekend has to offer. Thanks again for joining us, Otto & Baby Doe von Stroheim, Tiki Oasis

Table Of Contents

Music + Mayhem . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Meet the Educators . . . . . . . . . . 13 Event Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Property Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Seminars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Disc Jockeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . 51 Arizona Tiki Oasis Thank You . . . . 52

Credits

Tiki Oasis Producers Otto & Baby Doe von Stroheim Program Production & Design Rob Roy Additional Graphics Amy Meyer & Otto Marketing & Sponsorship Christi Crowe & Patty Malesh, FLAG Marketing Publicity Lee Joseph, Reverberations Media Illustrations Jon Arvizu Website Design Beguiled by Design



Music + m ay h e m

El Vez

El Vez is the Latin sensation that is sweeping the nation, and the world! A modern multicultural hybrid of Americana & Mexicano, El Vez is more than entertainment, he is a thinking man’s Elvis, a post-modern King with a Latin twist, the Chicano experience presented and told through the songs of Elvis. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, Oprah, MTV, HBO, CNN, and Live with Regis & Kathy Lee. He has even been a question on Jeopardy! elvez.net

Moonlight Magic

Moonlight Magic is the premier all-original, instrumental, loungeexotica combo in Arizona. The band specializes in a variety of classic styles, such as bossa nova, boogaloo, ballads, surf music, calypso, cumbia, polynesian, spaghetti western and soul-jazz – all of them rendered with an unmistakable delivery that is uniquely Moonlight Magic. Imagine Booker T & the MG’s with a saxophone and exotic percussion playing music reminiscent of all your favorite Baxter, Jobim, TJB, and Bacharach tunes. If that sounds good – you’re going to find a lot to like in Moonlight Magic! facebook.com/moonlightmagicband

Ruby Champagne

Winner of Miss Tiki Oasis 2018, Ruby Champagne (The Mexican Spitfire of Burlesque!) has performed and headlined various festivals and competitions worldwide. An award-winning performer, her titles include “Miss Viva Las Vegas” 2010, “Best Soloist A-BurlyQ” 2012, and “Queen of Burlesque” 2014 San Antonio Burlesque Festival. The Pocket Princess Pin-Up has been featured in many publications and has graced magazine covers such as Rocket Magazine and Bachelor Pad’s Naughty Nightcap #2. Fans enjoy her celebrated Friday Dance Party on Instagram: @rubychampagne. You can support Ruby’s art by joining her Fan Club via Patreon (Ruby Champagne) 7 rubychampagne.com



Music + m ay h e m

Ruby Joule

Winner of Miss Tiki Oasis 2014, Ruby Joule is a star of stage and screen and a founding member of The Jigglewatts Burlesque in Austin, Texas. She has performed her award-winning routines all over the world, and can be found in the pages of Bachelor Pad Magazine, Tease and Cake (UK) and on the IMDB. Her titles include “Most Classic” – Burlesque Hall of Fame 2015, “Queen of Burlesque 1st Runner Up” – New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2013, “Best Debut” - Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012, “Texas Performer of the Year” – Hot Rods & Heels 2011. A Pin-Up model, music video queen, film actress, and international burlesque sensation, she’s “The Gem You’d Love to Polish!” rubyjoule.com


Music + m ay h e m Tana the Tattooed Lady

Winner of Miss Tiki Oasis 2013, Tana the Tattooed Lady – the singing, dancing, high-flying, one-woman-arts-district debuted in Seattle as one of the original members of burlesque super troupe The Atomic Bombshells. Tana has traveled internationally as a performer and has also won many titles including 2013 she won the Satan’s Angel award for “Hottest Body in Burlesque” and the Barfly Award “Hardest Working Woman in Showbiz”. Tana is also the spokesmodel for Slappy Cakes, Asia’s original DIY pancake house. After a stint on the Las Vegas Strip, she now calls Oklahoma her home! tanathetattooedlady.com

The Hypnotiques

The Hypnotiques consist of four members hailing from the Big Island of Hawaii, across the land to a different sea, Manhattan Island, and of course, the 9th Island. An exotic magic brought these four creatures together to the City of Sin. This multi-talented lot mixes up a concoction of sounds with the ingredients of vintage Hawaiian, Jazz, early Americana pop, Surf, Tiki Exotica, and a dash of Hillbilly and Bop. Their passion to share and preserve Mid-Century Americana music and culture will surely take you down some new and familiar roads with their own twists and shakes. thehypnotiques.com



Music + m ay h e m

The Satin Dolls

The lovely Satin Dollz deliver top-notch entertainment reminiscent of the WWII USO Camp Shows. These Pin-Up darlings, a stunning ensemble of singing, tap dancing, and downright charming ladies have delighted audiences young and old, stateside and overseas, with their blended vocal harmonies, high energy tap dancing, sparkling charisma and stunning beauty wrapped up in a retro bow. Originally formed in Hollywood, California, The Satin Dollz recently expanded their “Pin-Up army” across the pond, in both London and Paris, embarking on tours throughout the UK and rest of Europe. thesatindollz.com


E D u c at o r s

Ace Bailey

Ace Bailey has worked in the arts and tourism fields for 20 years. Prior to establishing Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours she designed and conducted art tours both locally and throughout the Southwest, Seattle, and the Northwest coast. Ace has also had extensive experience with the Sierra Arts Foundation, a non-profit art organization, where she served as the Program Director, managing the arts in education program, and serving as art coordinator and curator. She has also been a docent at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2010, Ace was appointed to the Scottsdale Tourism Development Commission. Currently, she hosts the Magical Mystery Tour at the Hotel Valley Ho. ultimatearttours.com

CJ Cook

CJ Cook is an author and historian, autograph, and manuscript collector specializing in the art, poetry, and history of the South Pacific. He is a board member of a prominent manuscript association, dedicated to preserving historical documents. Cook continues to explore the South Pacific, including Guam, Pohnpei, Truk, Palau, Bali, Tahiti and its surrounding islands, New Zealand, Australia, and its Great Barrier Reef, Taiwan, and the Hawaiian Islands. southpacificdreams.com

Dave Temple

Fashion Historian, Dave Temple, has exhibited from his collection, Clever Vintage Clothing, for over 30 years. He has produced fashion shows, vintage expos, and illustrated presentations from coast to coast. He and his husband, Sabino Gutierrez, supply wardrobe for your favorite film and television productions. They have been vendors at Tiki Oasis since 2012. facebook.com/clevervintage

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E D u c at o r s

Jason Smith

Jason T. Smith visited his first Tiki bar at 4½ but didn’t really fall in love with Tiki until he was 30. His day job is professional thrifter so in making up for lost time, he has built an entire Tiki museum inside of his house from all the Tiki/Polynesian/ Hawaiian gems he has found while thrifting. facebook.com/JasonsTikiAdventures


Marshall Shore

Marshall Shore, a.k.a. Arizona’s Hip Historian, is a librarian turned hipstorian. When moving to Arizona 21 years ago, he often heard the cry “there is no history here,” but that was simply not true. Following his passion for uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past, Shore celebrates those semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. He has developed an almost cult-like following for sharing history through trivia, tours, and lectures. marshallshore.com

Mike Skinner

Mike Skinner lives in Denver, Colorado where he is a civil engineer, but his passion is researching and sharing Polynesian Pop culture stories. He is a Tiki Oasis veteran having presented popular symposiums including SeaWorld, San Diego’s 1964 Exotic Masterpiece, Waltah Clarke and the World of Aloha Fashion, and the story of AHOY! Exploring Mid-Century Nautical Tiki. tikiarchitecture.blogspot.com


E D u c at o r s

Steve Conrad and Kehau Kuhi

Steve Conrad and Kehau Kuhi Leitz have been teaching ukulele together for several years. They formed the band, the Ukebilly Gypsies, in 2017 and love sharing their passion for the ukulele. Together Conrad and Leitz run a group called Ukulele AZ, which is an online resource for ukulele events throughout Arizona. facebook.com/groups/UkuleleAZ



E D u c at o r s Sven Kirsten

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. facebook.com/sven.kirsten.39

Tiki Lindy

Tiki Lindy is a cocktail mixologist, private events bartender, and author of Tiki Lindy’s Field Guide to Pupus, Tidbits & Exotic Provisions, and Retrolicous: Retro Inspired Cocktails & Mocktails. Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, she can be found at tiki pop-up bar events nationwide. Volume Two of her field guide is set to release 2022. tikilindy.com 18


Event Schedule Thursday Time

Event

Location

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Craft Cocktail Happy Hour {Sponsored by Mount Gay Rum}

Hula’s Modern Scottsdale

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hotel Valley Ho Welcome

OH pool

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Arizona Tiki Oasis Pop-Up Art Show featuring The Hypnotiques & Disc Jockey Lee Joseph {Co-Sponsored by Licor 43 and Deadhead Rum}

Soho

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Registration open

Soho

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sky Line Rooftop Sunset Tastings {Sponsored by Tanduay Rum}

Sky Line Rooftop

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Event Schedule Friday Time

Event

Location

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Registration Open

Soho

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hotel Valley Ho Magical History Tour with Ace Bailey

Concierge Desk

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Disc Jockey's Beat Betty and FullStop

OH Pool

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fashion and Travel from the Golden Age of Transportation with Dave Temple

Soho

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

You Can’t Spell Beachcomber without M-O-B with Jason T. Smith {Sponsored by The Real McCoy}

Soho

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Disc Jockey Will Torres

OH Pool

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Cabana Suit Strut

OH Pool gate

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mid Century Walking Tour with Marshall Shore the Hip Historian

Porte Cochere

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tiki Tasting #1, sample unique spirit brands {Sponsored by Hula’s & featuring Kona Bar Chocolates & select spirit brands!}

Valley Ho

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

From Don to Steve to the Mai Kai: the Enigma of the Tahitian Cannibal Carvings with Sven Kirsten {Co-Sponsored by Trader Vic’s & Phillips Distilling Co.}

Soho

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Disc Jockey Professor Rex Dart

OH Pool

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tiki Tasting #2, sample unique spirit brands {Sponsored by Hula’s & featuring Kona Bar Chocolates & select spirit brands!}

Valley Ho

5:00 PM

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Land Acknowledgement

East Palm Court Lawn

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Event Schedule Friday Time

Event

Location

5:30 PM - 1:00 AM

Arizona Tiki Oasis spotlights top mixologists {Co-Sponsored by Tanduay Rum, The Real McCoy & Mount Gay Rum featuring Kyla Hein, Pigtails}

The Sands

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OH Pool featuring LIVE entertainment by The Hypnotiques and Disc Jockeys Otto and Señor Amor

OH Pool

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sky Line Rooftop Sunset Tastings {Co-Sponsored by Licor 43 & Canción Tequila}

Sky Line Rooftop

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Artist SHAG hosted event for Deluxe Pass holders only! {Co-Sponsored by Deadhead Rum & Gruppo Montenegro}

Soho

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tiki Tiki Ho-Ho Luau {Presented by Hotel Valley Ho}

Palm Court Lawn

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tastings & Cocktails from the Bamboozle Trailer {Sponsored by Deadhead Rum}

Soho Mainplace Courtyard

10:00 PM - Midnight

Tiki Oasis After Dark – Evening seminar presented by Mike Skinner + El Vez and Miss Tiki Oasis’s Tana the Tattooed Lady, Ruby Joule, Ruby Champagne and Disc Jockey Will Torres {Co-Sponsored by Deadhead Rum & Gruppo Montenegro}

Soho Mainplace Courtyard

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Event Schedule Saturday Time

Event

Location

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Hangover Yoga with El Vez

Fountain Courtyard

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Marketplace with 40+ crafters, makers, and traders!

Palm Court Lawn

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Registration open

Soho

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Disc Jockey Grassy Noel

OH Pool

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hotel Valley Ho Magical History Tour

Concierge Desk

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ukulele Strum with Steve Conrad {Sponsored by Fruit Smash}

Tropicana

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leeteg, Babes, Bars, Beaches, and Black Velvet Art with CJ Cook {Sponsored by Sapporo Pure}

Soho

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Garnishes & Setting up your Home Tiki Bar presented by Tiki Lindy {Sponsored by Plantation Rum}

Soho

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Disc Jockey Record Room Johnny

OH Pool

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Aloha Caftan Society Stroll

OH Pool gate

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tiki Tasting #3, sample unique spirit brands {Sponsored by Hula’s & featuring Kona Bar Chocolates & select spirit brands!}

Valley Ho

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Garnishes & Setting up your Home Tiki Bar presented by Tiki Lindy {Sponsored by Plantation Rum}

Soho

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Event Schedule Saturday Time

Event

Location

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tiki Tasting #4, sample unique spirit brands {Sponsored by Hula’s & featuring Kona Bar Chocolates & select spirit brands!}

Valley Ho

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Featuring LIVE entertainment by Satin Dollz and Moonlight Magic and Disc Jockey Will Torres

OH Pool

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sky Line Rooftop Sunset Tastings {Co-Sponsored by Plantation Rum & Cutwater Spirits}

Sky Line Rooftop

6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Arizona Tiki Oasis spotlights top mixologists {Co-Sponsored by Licor 43, Pusser’s Rum & Lemba Rum}

The Sands

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tastings & Cocktails from the Bamboozle Trailer {Sponsored by Cozumel Rum}

Soho Mainplace Courtyard

10:00 PM - Midnight

Tiki Oasis After Dark – Evening seminar presented by Mike Skinner + El Vez and Miss Tiki Oasis’s Tana the Tattooed Lady, Ruby Joule, Ruby Champagne and Disc Jockey Professor Rex Dart {Co-Sponsored by Tanduay Rum & Cozumel Rum}

Soho Mainplace Courtyard

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Event Schedule Sunday Time

Event

Location

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Marketplace with 40+ crafters, makers, and traders!

Palm Court Lawn

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Arizona Tiki Oasis Hangover Brunch with special guest El Vez featuring cocktails curated by Michael Carbajal of Undertow {Co-Sponsored by Prairie Organic Vodka, Trader Vic’s & Bonampak Rum}

Soho Mainplace Courtyard

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hotel Valley Ho Magical History Tour

Concierge Desk

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Disc Jockey KateScratchFever

OH Pool

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

‘Tiki Italiano’ Coffee & Cocktails featuring Gruppo Montenegro & Meet El Vez + Miss Tiki Oasis Photo Op featuring Canción Tequila!

The Sands

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ukulele Strum with Steve Conrad {Sponsored by Fruit Smash}

Tropicana

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Disc Jockey Will Torres

OH Pool

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

1st Annual Pooch Parade

OH Pool gate

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Arizona Tiki Oasis Artists Guest Artist:

Shag

Josh Agle is an American painter and illustrator better known by his nickname Shag. His art is defined by clean, modern and narrative-based paintings recalling an idealized 1950s and 1960s. With a broad range of themes the art often includes architecture, vivid colors, attractive people, tikis, cocktails and lavish lifestyles. shagstore.com

Featured Local Artist:

Jon Arvizu

Illustrator, designer and printmaker Jon Arvizu has spent the last 18 years working as an independent artist in Scottsdale, Arizona. A balance of commercial projects, fine art and a thriving apparel brand showcase the many facets of this unique and creative Arizona. jonarvizu.com

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Main Place Courtyard

FOOD TRUCKS

AZTO COCKTAILS

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SHUTTLE PICKUP


marketplace vendors Art of Doug Horne

Original art, limited edition prints, mugs, pins, canvas prints

Home Aloha Co.

Wood Wall Art, Ceramics, Glassware and more

Atomikitty

The Art and Artifacts of Atomikitty

Jaitiki

Hand carved surfboard art, Tikis, Masks and original Canvas Paintings

Big Toe Art

Original art, canvas and paper prints, Art book, and Tiki mugs

James Owens Art

Buzz Rhino

Multimedia Tiki artist

Original oil paintings and prints influenced by the post and pre-war pop culture

Ceramics by Carol

Ceramic Tiki Mugs

Kymm! Bang

Original, Mid Century inspired PolyPop art for your walls and body

Clever Vintage Clothing

Premier Mid Century vintage in prime condition

Lace Music

Crazy Al

Original artwork, sculpture, carvings

Cigar box guitars + Teliki six-string guitars. Come check out our original Donn The Beachcomber sign and merchandise

Domestic Tiki

Small batch high potency, craft CBD and non-CBD health & wellness products

Liquid Alchemist

Craft cocktail elixers made from natural ingredients

Fancy Fruits

A tropical mosh pit of light up hair flowers, Tiki crowns and carnivorous alien plants

Mischief Motu

Fun and Fanciful Wood Goods for Lovers of Tiki and Adventure Handcrafted by Husband and Wife Team

Flora-TikiDecor by Jeffrey Designs

Tiki decor including handcrafted replicas of vintage Tiki mugs with silk flower arrangments

Modern Antiquities

One of a kind art for the discerning collector, the adventurous home owner

hide+seek SUPPLY CO.

Breeze block and mid-century modern patio and home decor products inspired by our home base of Palm Springs, CA

Monitapu

Handcrafted silver jewelry inspired by the islands of the South Pacific

Mywave Mosaics

Mid century and tiki inspired jewelry and goods

Night Iguana Productions

Handmade papier mâché Tiki masks and DVDs of cult movies by Night Iguana Productions

High Seas Trading Co.

Designers of Hawaiian shirts for men and women with over 100 tropical, Tiki and novelty designs, made in the U.S.A.

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marketplace vendors Odd Rodney

Unique handmade Tiki goods

Surfside Sips

Organic Jewelry by Allie

Colorful statement tropical jewelry carved from rainforest seeds and tagua nuts

Reusable glass straws for cocktails. Tiki themed straws, cocktail picks and more

Tee-Ki Togs

Paradise Hell

Original tiki-cocktail-recipe-comicbooks, tiki-themed coasters, swizzle sticks, art prints, and the “Magic ZOMBIE! Glass”

Handmade statement jewelry, Artist Collaborations, Mod and Polynesian Pop creations

Tiki Farm

Tiki mugs

Tiki Pop

Custom Kine Tiki Mugs made here on the island of Maui

Tiki Siren

High quality Tiki Torches & wall sconces

TikiRob

Shirts, hats, pendants, pins and TikiMugs

Post & Beam

Retro architecture art and illustrations

Princess Madison Designs

Handmade Tiki style accessories

Rarabird/ PrimitivaDiva

Fine art paintings, prints, T-shirts, elaborate upscale hairflowers gentlemen’s Tiki hat fobs

Todd Robey

Redhead Sadie Vintage

Consciously curated vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories for men and women

Artist creating anything with fangs, fur, blood, rust, slime, flames or seaweed

tomsartproject

Tiki-inspired art & objects seasoned with a hint of desert mystery

Ron Monster

Tiki lights, wall hangings, pendants and magnets

Vintage Gal Clothing

SHAG Store

Meet the Artist SHAG at Tiki Oasis. Original art, limited edition prints, books, merchandise and other goods

The latest trends and vintageinspired clothing you've been looking for

Vintage Surf

Vintage Hawaiiana and Tahitian art, natural Bamboo frames, art on wood panel

Whimsberry

Vintage, vintage reproduction and original designs. Hawaiian, pool sets, dresses, skirts and accessories

WillyTikis

Original Custom Carved Tikis from Phoenix, Arizona

Spring Candles

One of the premier candle makers in the Tiki scene, along with custom frames

Steady Clothing

Quality vintage-inspired designs and rocker-chic style

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Seminars F R I D AY HOTEL VALLEY HO MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR With ACE BAILEY

Designed by architect Edward Varney and Associates, Valley Ho is considered one of the best-preserved mid-century-modern hotels in the country. Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour of the buildings and grounds while exploring the hotel’s classic design elements. Did you know that Hotel Valley Ho was a true Hollywood hideaway? In its heyday, the hotel hosted Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Natalie Wood and Zsa Zsa Gabor, among others! 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Hotel Valley Ho Conceirge Desk All Ages SOLD OUT

FASHION AND TRAVEL FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRANSPORTATION With DAVE TEMPLE

Many today bemoan the ordeal (and corresponding wardrobe choices) of modern travel. Look back at the glory days of transportation, from early transcontinental railway journeys to sumptuous transatlantic cruises, to the miracle of Mid Century jet travel – see what people wore, and how they packed, to arrive in style. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: Soho All Ages $10

YOU CAN’T SPELL BEACHCOMBER WITHOUT M-O-B. WITH JASON T. SMITH

In 2018 Jason T. Smith acquired the business ledgers of Don The Beachcomber, Chicago, starting in 1940. The books tell an incredible story of how Cora Sunny Sund, a powerful and shrewd business-woman built the Don The Beachcomber Empire, in conjunction with the Chicago Mob. Donn Beach was only a paid employee at the company that bore his name. This seminar will focus on the years 1940-1953. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Location: Soho All Ages 29 $15


Seminars F R I D AY

TIKI TASTING #1 & #2 – PRESENTED BY HULA’S MODERN TIKI

Interact with makers representing new products, and some of our old favorites. Arizona Tiki Oasis has curated a unique collection of a very limited number of rum and other spirit brands that go well in Tropical Cocktails! Presented by Hula’s Modern Tiki and featuring top spirit brands including Cutwater Spirits, Kona Bar Chocolates, Licor 43, Plantation Rum, and Tanduay Rum. Includes a Tasting Glass. Two Sessions! 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM Location: Valley Ho 21 and over $20


HIP HISTORIAN MARSHALL SHORE TIKI TOUR

Join Marshall Shore, the hip historian, for a walking tour on what makes the Scottsdale a unique destination. Explore unique architecture, music, and Tiki-Polynesian culture. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Meet in Portochere outside lobby All Ages SOLD OUT

FROM DON TO STEVE TO THE MAI KAI: THE ENIGMA OF THE TAHITIAN CANNIBAL CARVINGS With SVEN KIRSTEN Ever since Sven Kirsten pointed out this strange Tiki trio in his Book of Tiki, he has been fascinated by their mysterious origin and evolution. Originally introduced yet neglected by Don the Beachcomber, they were employed by key Tiki temples, and played a crucial role in the change from Pre-Tiki to Tiki style. Sven will share his years of research and every imaginable visual of this, his pet subject, which he immortalized in his 20 Year Book of Tiki anniversary mug. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Soho All Ages $15


Seminars F R I D AY

TIKI OASIS “AFTER DARK”

1950s Midcentury American culture promoted clean wholesome living… but just below the surface was a wave of repressed sexual expression in exotic pop culture. Take a peek behind the grass skirt as we explore this adultonly look at Erotic Exotica! We’ll venture into Playboy’s After Dark erotic grotto, visit the world of South Seas Swingers, and explore the uninhibited all-inclusive side of the tiki lifestyle. Stay after the educational seminar for a live performance by El Vez and Miss Tiki Oasis’s Tana the Tattooed Lady, Ruby Joule & Ruby Champagne! 10:00 PM - Midnight Location: Soho 21 and over {Included with resort pass}


Seminars s a t u r d ay

HANGOVER YOGA WITH EL VEZ

Hangover be gone! Get your body moving in this early morning stretch class. El Vez will lead you through a gentle warm-up that will wake you up and get your body, mind, and SOUL ready to take on the rest of the Arizona Tiki Oasis weekender! 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Location: Fountain Courtyard All Ages Free Event

HOTEL VALLEY HO MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR With ACE BAILEY

Designed by architect Edward Varney and Associates, Valley Ho is considered one of the best-preserved mid-century-modern hotels in the country. Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour of the buildings and grounds while exploring the hotel’s classic design elements. Did you know that Hotel Valley Ho was a true Hollywood hideaway? In its heyday, the hotel hosted Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Natalie Wood and Zsa Zsa Gabor, among others! 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Hotel Valley Ho Conceirge Desk All Ages SOLD OUT


Seminars s a t u r d ay

LEETEG. BABES, BARS, BEACHES AND BLACK VELVET ART WITH CJ COOK

CJ Cook shares a preview of his latest book about Edgar Leeteg. Throughout his life, shrewd promoter and creative genius Leeteg possessed many titles, astounding fans, and antagonizing critics. Considered the “American Gauguin,” the rakish ladies’ man originated the modern technique of oil painting on black velvet. He was a wealthy artist and legend in his lifetime, a goal few can achieve. Tourists visiting Tahiti would seek him out for his generosity of wine, women, and song on his Shangri-la-like estate called Villa Velour on his quiet isle. He was the father of black velvet art and the genesis of a genre continuing today with the Tiki and Polynesian pop art movement, nearly 70 years later. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Soho All Ages $15


Seminars s a t u r d ay GARNISHES & SETTING UP YOUR HOME TIKI BAR With TIKI LINDY

UKULELE STRUM

Learn to play the ukulele in one day. Join Kehau Kuhi Leitz and Steve Conrad for a strum session where you will learn basic chords and how to play 4-5 songs. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Bring a ukulele and play along. 11:00 AM Location: Tropicana All Ages Free Event

This bar is always open, they save your favorite seat, and it’s a zero commute… that’s right, it’s your own home bar! Learn all the tips of the pros simplified for the home bar enthusiast! Tiki Lindy will cover everything from stocking your bar, shelf life, and storage tips, garnish techniques, must-have on-hand ingredients and supplies, and more! Two Sessions! 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM Location: Soho 21 and over $15

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Seminars s a t u r d ay TIKI TASTING #3 & #4 – PRESENTED BY HULA’S MODERN TIKI

Interact one-on-one with makers representing new products, and some of our old favorites. Arizona Tiki Oasis has curated a unique collection of a very limited number of rum and other spirit brands that go well in Tiki cocktails! Presented by Hula’s Modern Tiki and featuring top spirit brands including Canción Tequila, Deadhead Rum, Kona Bar Chocolates, Liquid Alchemist, Pusser’s Rum, Tanduay Rum. Includes a Tasting Glass. Two Sessions! 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM Location: Valley Ho 21 and over $20

TIKI OASIS “AFTER DARK”

1950s Midcentury American culture promoted clean wholesome living… but just below the surface was a wave of repressed sexual expression in exotic pop culture. Take a peek behind the grass skirt as we explore this adult-only look at Erotic Exotica! We’ll venture into Playboy’s After Dark erotic grotto, visit the world of South Seas Swingers and explore the uninhibited all-inclusive side of the tiki lifestyle. Stay after the educational seminar for a live performance by El Vez and Miss Tiki Oasis’s Tana the Tattooed Lady, Ruby Joule & Ruby Champagne. 10:00 PM - Midnight Location: Soho 21 and over {Included with report pass}


Seminars s u n d ay HOTEL VALLEY HO MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR With ACE BAILEY

Designed by architect Edward Varney and Associates, Valley Ho is considered one of the best-preserved mid-centurymodern hotels in the country. Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour of the buildings and grounds while exploring the hotel’s classic design elements. Did you know that Hotel Valley Ho was a true Hollywood hideaway? In its heyday, the hotel hosted Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Natalie Wood and Zsa Zsa Gabor, among others! 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Hotel Valley Ho Conceirge Desk All Ages SOLD OUT


Seminars s u n d ay 1ST ANNUAL ARIZONA TIKI OASIS HANGOVER BRUNCH

El Vez (aka the Mexican Elvis) will wake you up with his songs and eccentric life stories. There will be prizes and a delicious brunch created by Hotel Valley Ho. Cocktails curated by Michael Carbajal of Undertow. Pajamas are optional. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mainplace Courtyard $66 (No tickets available at the door)

UKULELE STRUM

Learn to play the ukulele in one day. Join Kehau Kuhi Leitz and Steve Conrad for a strum session where you will learn basic chords and how to play 4-5 songs. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Bring a ukulele and play along. 12:00 PM Location: Tropicana All Ages Free Event


DISC JOckeys

Beat Betty and FullStop

Disc Jockey’s Beat Betty and FullStop spin an eclectic mix of exotica, surf rock, reggae, and more, and have been active in the Phoenix scene since 2013. The duo provided enjoy transforming environments into an exotic getaway. facebook.com/azskadjs

El Dedo

El Dedo has been spinning wax for 15 years solid. He has traveled all over the United States and has regularly provided the sounds at places such as Viva Las Vegas, the Western Swing Out, the New England Shake-Up, and various monthly gigs in LA and SD. With an extensive record collection ranging from rockabilly to exotica and all things in between, it’s no doubt he will have you on the dance floor and shaking that thing! facebook.com/DJ.EL.DEDO

Grassy Noel

Grassy Noel, Scottsdale, spins a mix of his vinyl selections of surf, garage, soul, and exotica. He spins regularly on the livestream studio Recordbar Radio. instagram.com/fortyfive_rpm

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KateScratchFever

Disc Jockey KateScratchFever has been fortunate enough to spin at the best local clubs in town, and some of the biggest skateboarding contests in the country including those sponsored by Vans, Thrasher Magazine, and Red Bull. KateScratchFever finds joy in lending talents to local nonprofits like The Joy Bus, who provide free chef-inspired meals to homebound cancer patients, serving as their resident DJ for all of their fundraising galas. instagram.com/kayteemay


DISC JOckeys

Lee Joseph

Tucson, AZ-born DJ Lee Joseph has been spinning at clubs and events for over two decades; and brings to AZTO a carefully curated selection of fabulous 45s. Lee currently resides in Joshua Tree, is one half of the Desert Soul Club Palm Springs team, is the bassist for Jesika von Rabbit, and can be heard each Wednesday 5-7 PM Pacific, on LuxuriaMusic.com. dionysusrecords.com

The Core Values of

Tiki Oasis is a family-run small business. Our core values are a reflection of who we are. • Tiki Oasis promotes equality, diversity and inclusion; we empower marginalized groups and encourage social justice through dialogue and action. • Tiki Oasis promotes education and the sharing of ideas and knowledge; we believe in historic preservation of American Pop Culture through the lens of modern day values. • Tiki Oasis promotes sustainable practices with a deep commitment to conservation and positive choices that support the health of our planet. 41




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OTTO von stroheim

Otto von Stroheim got his Exotica start bringing the music to the people in 1995 playing thrift shopped lounge and easy listening records at Los Angeles venues such as The Derby and on KXLU. Otto has made over 1000 DJ appearances and opened for Combustible Edison, Sergio Mendes, and The Ventures. He has DJed at the Beauty Bar SF, Urban Outfitters, Bimbos 365 Club, Trader Vic’s Emeryville, The Tonga Room (on the boat), and has a residency at Forbidden Island, first Thursdays since 2009. mixcloud.com/otto-von-stroheim


Professor Rex Dart

Professor Rex Dart has been grooving the Las Vegas lounge scene since 2001 and is the resident Disc Jockey and good time purveyor for the illustrious Golden Tiki in Las Vegas. Rex can also be seen and heard at the world famous Double Down Saloon and the enchanting Frankie’s Tiki Room. He specializes in surf rock, jump blues, and swinging lounge mambos. rexdartpresskit.tumblr.com

Record Room Johnny

John Rose owns the Record Room in Phoenix since 2012. A vinyl head with a deep knowledge of all music genres, he specializes in 60s garage, punk, new wave, organ funk, 70s glam, exotica, surf, novelty, cha cha and anything else that strikes his fancy. A nut at the turntables, he mixes deep cuts, unknown gems and guilty pleasures perfectly. facebook.com/TheRecordRoom


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Will Torres

Will Torres, from the land of Kicksville spins wild ‘n’ primitive jungle exotica, saxophone honkin’ 50s & 60s rhythm ‘n’ booze instro-mentals, guitar wailin’ mental instro-mentals and au gogo Teen beat sounds of the ‘60s; wild records that time forgot! Wildnprimitive.podomatic.com




MERCHANDISE Coffee Mug Hi-Ball Glass Men + Women T-Shirt Tote Bag Beach Towel Enamel Pins Keychain

Limited Edition Baby Doe Mug Available in Pink and Aqua. Features real earrings. Numbered edition of 300

Limited Edition AZTO Event mug Designed by Shag Made by Bauer Ceramics, Los Angeles Numbered edition of 500

Available only at the Tiki Oasis vending booth


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Index to Advertisers Arizona Playground..........................................................................47 Arizona Tiki Oasis After Dark....................................................... 48 Arizona Tiki Oasis Merchandise.................................................. 49 Arizona Tiki Oasis Mixologists......................................................43 Arizona Tiki Oasis Pop Up Art Show............................................12 Arizona Tiki Oasis Thank You........................................................52 AZ Preservation Foundation............................................................6 Canción Tequila ............................................................................... 14 Cats Like Us........................................................................................ 18 Cutwater Spirits..................................................................................9 Deadhead Rum....................................................................................3 Fashion by Robert Black................................................................ 50 FLAG Marketing................................................................................53 Frankie’s Tiki Room............................................................................2 Fruit Smash........................................................................................43 Gruppo Montenegro.......................................................................55 High Seas Trading Co........................................................................51 Hotel Valley Ho.................................................................................. 11 Hula’s Modern Tiki...........................................................................34 Jon Arvizu.......................................................................................... 50 Kahuna Tiki Tu.................................................................................. 46 Leeteg: Babes, Bars, Beaches + Black Velvet Art Book...........43 Lemba Rum........................................................................................32 Licor 43.................................................................................................17 Meet the Artists...............................................................................25 Miss Tiki Oasis...................................................................................54 Mount Gay Rum................................................................................ 10 Plantation Rum.................................................................................45 Pusser’s Rum......................................................................................30 Real Ingredients.................................................................................31 Rum Ratings.......................................................................................38 Sapporo Beer......................................................................................15 SHAG......................................................................................................4 Sonoma Syrup Co............................................................................. 16 Steady Clothing................................................................................35 Surfside Sips......................................................................................38 Tanduay Rum.......................................................................................8 The Golden Tiki................................................................. Back Page The Inferno Room............................................................................37 The Real McCoy............................................................................... 40 Tiki Farm.............................................................................................36 Tiki Oasis Social Media...................................................................35 Tiki Oasis Pin-Up Glamour Packages (sold out).......................52 Tiki Oasis San Diego........................................................................43 Tiki Oasis Values............................................................................... 41 Tiki tOny.............................................................................................42 Trader Vic’s/Phillip’s Dist................................................................ 33 Vintage Gal......................................................................................... 16


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Appreciation

It took a village to restart Arizona Tiki Oasis and two years later we want to thanks some of the people that encouraged us and helped us to get energized and inspired to relaunch the event. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the participants: staff, artists, disc jockeys, seminar educators, sponsors, marketplace crafters, artists and traders, mixologists volunteers, and of course the super supportive Hotel Valley Ho staff. Cheers to our featured local artist, local Jon Arvizu, and are longtime friend and collaborator world renown artist Shag. Special thanks to Janek at Bauer Pottery, Tiki AZ moderators Ross, Leigh, and James; Trey from Surfside IV; Dana from Hula’s Modern and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. We especially want to thank the Arizona Preservation Foundation for their ongoing support and shared values of Architecural Preservation. Lastly we give gratitude to our sons Vander and Dashiell for inspiring us to keep creating and producing events.

Otto & Baby Doe von Stroheim, Tiki Oasis Producers

And a big high five to our staff

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Casey Jones Charles Barth Charlie Lee Chloe Drane Christi Crowe Dave Deluxe Dave Wolfe Drew Cornelison Eileen Baranosky Eric Yelsa

Erin Nicole Greg D’anna Jim Giddings Jufry Douglas Julie Dougherty Kira Cornelison Lee Joseph Lori D’anna Melissa Yelsa Michelangelo Cozzo

Michelle Baldwin Patty Malesh Rob Roy Scott Harrison Tara O Thomas Regalado Trish Tilly Wally Prokopow