Attention lounge lizards: Tiki Oasis 7, “the Tiki community’s annual family reunion,” according to promoters Otto and Baby Doe von Stroheim of Tiki News Magazine, kicks off this weekend at San Diego’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. This year’s theme is Hawaii A-Go-Go, and the event features parties with Hawaiian, garage, surf and go-go bands, vendors offering tiki trinkets to trick out your own personal oasis, and expert symposiums where you can brush up on the finer points of the Tiki lifestyle. Learn to dance the frug with San Francisco’s Devil-Ettes, soak up some history from Tiki historian Sven Kirsten, and best of all, learn the history of Hawaii through drinks with Tiki cocktail expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry (profiled in Imbibe, May/June 07), author of the newly published Sippin’ Safari. It looks to be a super swingin’ time; reserve your spot now and find more details at their website.
Thursday, Aug. 16-Sunday, Aug. 19. Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego-Mission Valley, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego.
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