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CHARLES PHOENIX: LONG BEACHLAND

Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating The Epic City By The Seashore !!!


ART THEATER LONG BEACH
ON RETRO ROW
2025 E 4TH ST
LONG BEACH, CA

Presented by INRETROSPECT on Retro Row !!! …

Be prepared for your local pride to SWELLL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a time travel slide show “field trip” adventure extravaganza exploring Long Beach’s classic and kitschy landmarks and lore then and now.

With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles reveals his guide to underrated, undiscovered and overlooked local landmarks, and lore and the very best of his found vintage slides of Long Beach.

Experience the Pike, local oddities, landmark attractions, Art Deco and mid-century mod architecture vintage neon signs, old timey places, mom and pop businesses, neato neighborhoods, the glory of googie, story of Miss Universe, legend of the BIG donut, the locals and much more all in glorious Kodachrome color!

Charles also shares his latest Test Kitchen creations and road trip adventures!

Festive Dress is HIGHLY encouraged but not expected !!!

This show is two-acts with an intermission !!! … Event begins at 11am ends at 1pm

AFTERSHOW CAKE & PUNCH PARTY … Meet Charles across the street at INRETROSPECT following the performance … and join him for Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen creations then shop til you drop on Retro Row, Charles favorite vintage shopping street on earth!!! …

NOTE: Allow extra time for street parking !!! …

GET TIX NOW: REDLANDS, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX: RETRO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SLIDE SHOW

Live Comedy Performance Celebrating Classic And Kitschy American Life And Style !!!


THE CONTEMPORARY CLUB
173 S EUREKA ST
REDLANDS, CA

Be prepared for your Southern California pride to swell when pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix super charges the classic living room slide show into laugh-out-loud celebration of car culture, space age suburbia, fast food stands, shopping centers, drive-ins, Hollywood landmarks, theme parks, parades, parties, the people who were there – and much, much more!

With his unbridled enthusiasm, keen expertise and sharp eye for oddball detail, Charles shares the very best of this flea market-found Kodachrome Slides taken by locals in the 50s and 60s. He also of his recent road trip adventures extravaganzas, latest fun food crafting experiments, and “best of guide” to local REDLANDS attractions.

Don’t miss this fun-filled, action packed, crazy kaleidoscope of “Southern Californiana” all in glorious Kodachrome COLOR!

Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar !!! …

Festive dress is encouraged … but not expected!

GET TIX NOW: HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX:
ALOHALAND

... Live Retro Hawaiian Vacation Slide Show & Luau Party At Don The Beachcomber


DON THE BEACHCOMBER
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

– RETRO HAWAII SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE

– LIVE HAWAIIAN BAND & HULA DANCING GIRLS

– MAI TAIS will be served (first ones on us)

– DESSERT ERUPTION all u can eat P.U.D.cano (Erupting Volcano-shaped PINEAPPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE)

A Mai Tai and lei greeting awaits you as you enter Don’s exotic “Hidden Village,” swaying alongside hula girls, dancing to a live Hawaiian Hapa-Haole band playing authentic Island tunes.

All this and more before the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, takes the Tiki Hut Theater stage at 8pm for his first ever Retro Hawaiian slide show of vintage Kodachrome slides, taken by tourists “dream vacationing” in Hawaii in the 50s & 60s.

Following the spirited performance, dessert will be served.  P.U.D.CANO, the latest cake concoction from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, a volcano-shaped Pineapple Upside Down Cake that will erupt pineapple topping and Maraschino cherries right before your very eyes.

This one-night only event is produced in association with SoccerTiki & WoohooWahine of International TIKI Market Place.

Be prepared for your aloha spirit to soar !!! …

 

GET TIX NOW: LOS ANGELES, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX:
DISNEYLAND TOUR OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

6-Hour Retro Field Trip Tour Adventure Extravaganza!


UNION STATION
LOS ANGELES, CA

“Rediscover Downtown Los Angeles as I have” says your tour guide Charles Phoenix, “It’s just like a theme park!”

Experience the charm of MAIN STREET USA, exotica of ADVENTURELAND, wilderness of FRONTIERLAND, magic of FANTASYLAND, and future of TOMORROWLAND – all in the heart and soul of the city!

This tour of legendary L.A. landmarks includes Old Chinatown, Olvera Street, Phillipe’s, Bradbury Building, Carroll Avenue, Angel’s Flight, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Union Station, Walt Disney Concert Hall and much, much more. You will never see downtown L.A. the same way again!

This 6-hour walking tour (we’ll ride on an AIR CONDITIONED bus from location to location) begins at 11am sharp, outside, in front of the main entrance of Union Station, and ends at 5PM, also at Union Station located at 800 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, 90012.

 

Tour attractions include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Union Station, the last grand train station built in the USA. A ride on the Gold Line “Monorail” to Chinatown‘s classic and colorful exotica.
  • Olvera Street landmarks and flavor including a stop for Taquitos at Cileto Lindo, my treat!
  • Phillipe’s for a “no host lunch” at LA’s iconic home of the French Dip sandwich
  • Grand Central Market and walk beside Angel’s Flight up to the futuristic Water Garden on way to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Carroll Avenue and a stroll through the largest concentration of Victorian houses in Southern California.
  • Bob Baker’s Marionette Puppet Theater for a classic puppet show performance followed by cake and ice cream in the party room and much, much more!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Lunch at Phillipe’s is **no-host,** Museum and show tickets, snacks, souvenirs and transportation are all included in the $119 ticket price. Itinerary may change without notice. This tour happens rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes and PLEASE BE ON TIME! Watch video of a past tour:


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