Seminars: Sunday, April 25th, 2021
1st Annual Arizona Tiki Oasis Hangover Brunch
Disneyland Goes Tiki w/ David “Dr. Skipper” Marley
Dr. Skipper is back with new adventures. This time he will talk about the artists and inspirations behind the creation of Disneyland’s Adventureland and the Enchanted Tiki Room. From the imaginations of Disney artists such as Rolly Crump and Harper Goff to the first gallery exhibition of tiki art in the United States, the inspiration came from many sources. Marley will also share wild cast member stories about The Enchanted Tiki Room from his book More Skippers Stories: True Tales From Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise.
David “Dr. Skipper” Marley is a former Jungle Cruise Skipper and has taught history at California State University, Fullerton. His books, Skipper Stories: True Tales from Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise, and its sequel, More Skipper Stories, is the first oral history of a Disneyland attraction. A former stand up comic, Marley is the creator and producer of the popular Jungle Cruise based stand up comedy show The Skipper Show. His next book, The Jungle Cruise: The Crazy History of Walt’s Wildest Ride will be published early summer 2020. | website
2nd Annual Arizona Tiki Oasis Bartender Battle
The 2nd Annual Arizona Tiki Oasis Bartenders Battle will pit some of the best bartenders in Arizona against each other in a no-holds-barred, head- to-head cocktail throw-down. Sample some of the best, most innovative Tiki cocktails while you cheer on your bartending champion. They all may battle but only ONE can win the title of Arizona Tiki Oasis Bartender Battle Champ 2020!
The Art of Garnishes and Mocktails
Are you interested in upping your home bartender game? Wanting your cocktails to stand out above the rest? Wondering what to serve teetotalers when they come to visit? No problem. In this seminar Adam Henry of Hidden Harbor will share garnish secrets to add character and style to your drinks AND Matt & Kaylee from Iconic Cocktail Co will make sure you walk away with recipes to delicious Mocktail concoctions that will have no one wondering, where’s the booze?
Owners of Iconic Cocktail Co Matt Farrow & Kaylee Nedley create small-batch handcrafted cocktail mixers for the home bar. Iconic mixers are designed to just be the flavor component to a cocktail or soda. Their focus is on flavor and real ingredients. They cut back on sugar and never use artificial flavoring. I Website
Adam Henry is co-owner, cocktail director, and “guy who does the Instagram page” at Hidden Harbor in Pittsburgh – “America’s Most Eccentric Tiki Mecca” (Punch Magazine, 2016) . Since opening in 2016, Hidden Harbor has earned national acclaim for its contemporary take on the American tiki tradition, integrating cutting-edge kitchen techniques into classically inspired tiki drinks and working closely with dozens of artists to help shape the look of Tiki in the 21st century. I Website
How to make a Tiki Garden
Join Coby, Phoenix local landscape designer and owner of Pueblo Life, in an in-depth review of the best plant and design choices for creating your dream Tiki Garden, both outside and inside your home. Topics to include: Appropriate plant selections, desert and drought resistant plants, creating a backyard ecosystem, and creating a multi-layered design.
Coby Bruckner calls the Sonoran Desert home but draws inspiration from all corners of the globe when it comes to plants and landscape design. He is passionate about creating environments that function at every level to meet aesthetic, environmental and ecological goals. When not behind the drawing board Coby spends his time tending to his greenhouse plants or working in his desert garden. | website
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!