Seminars: Saturday, April 24th, 2021


Location: Skyline Roof
All Ages

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!

El Vez is the Latin sensation that is sweeping the Nation, and the world! A modern multicultural hybrid of Americana & Mexicano, he 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!  | website

10am – 11:30am
Location: Hotel Valley Ho
All Ages

Hotel Valley Ho Magical History Tour w/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, host to Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Natalie Wood and Zsa Zsa Gabor, among others!

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. In 2010, Ace was appointed to the Scottsdale Tourism Development Commission. Currently she hosts the Magical Mystery Tour at the Hotel Valley Ho. | website

included with resort pass

Leeteg. Babes, Bars, Beaches and Black Velvet Art w/ CJ Cook

CJ Cook shares a preview of his latest book about Edgar Leetag. 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.

C.J.Cook is an author and historian, who has a long interest in the history of South Pacific. Cook is a lifelong autograph and manuscript collector who has special interest in art, poetry, and the South Pacific. He is a board member of a prominent manuscript association, dedicated to preserving manuscripts, historical documents and the written word. He also is a collector of art and artists of the South Pacific and 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. | website

1pm & 3pm
included with resort pass

Garnishes & Setting up your Home Tiki Bar w/ Tiki Lindy

This bar’s always open, they save your favorite seat, and it’s 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!

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, on social media @tikilindy and on her website Volume Two of her field guide is set to release 2022.


Location: Tropicana
All Ages

Ukulele Strum

Learn to play the ukulele in one day. Join Steve Conrad and Dana Stephenson 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.

Kehau Kuhi Leitz and Steve Conrad have been teaching ukulele classes around Arizona for several years together. They are also in the band the Ukebilly Gypsies and perform locally. | website

Two Sessions 2pm & 4pm
Location: Tropicana


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.


included with resort pass


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 this educational seminar for a live performance featuring El Vez & Three Miss Tiki Oasis!

Mike Skinner lives in Denver, Colorado where he is a Professional Engineer, but his passion is researching and sharing Polynesian Pop culture stories. He is a Tiki Oasis veteran having presented popular seminars includingWild West Tiki; SeaWorld – San Diego’s Exotic Masterpiece; Waltah Clarke and the World of Aloha Fashion; and AHOY! Exploring Mid-Century Nautical History. |