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GET TIX NOW: LOS ANGELES, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELESLAND

FREE Live Slide Show Performance!


UNION STATION: HISTORIC TICKETING HALL

Metro presents…

“Rediscover the heart and soul of our city as I have,” says Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, “Downtown Los Angeles is like a great big theme park!”

Charles slide show performance explores the backstories and glories of legendary landmarks and iconic attractions while revealing hidden treasures and time warps along the way.

This is your what to see and do “theme park” guide to Union Station, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Angels Flight, Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market, Broadway’s Movie palaces, Echo Park, Carroll Avenue, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Clifton’s Cafeteria, Phillipe’s and much more + where to shop, dine and drink

Look through thru the layers of time! You will never see downtown L.A. the same way again!

Ever think of the Gold Line as the Monorail?
The freeway as as the Autopia?
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater as Fantasyland?

Festive retro dress is encouraged but not expected !!! …

NOTE:  Program is free and open to all ages. 
Guests are welcome to bring food and drink (no alcohol is permitted).
Metro Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art, the diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.

(photo by Gary Leonard)

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

MARCH 28, 2015
SOLD OUT

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
  • Broadway Arcade, LA’s oldest “shopping center,” followed by extraordinary Batchelder Tile interior at the former Dutch Chocolate Shop as well as the interior of the Bradbury Building.
  • 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 $99 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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GET TIX NOW: LAS VEGAS, NV

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CHARLES PHOENIX: BIG RETRO SLIDE SHOW

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


ORLEANS HOTEL
LAS VEGAS, NV

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

Be prepared for your American pride to swell!
Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix roasts and toasts space age suburbia, car culture, road trips, theme parks, googie architecture, vintage fashion, home decor and more …

With his unbridled enthusiasm, gregarious wit and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles also shares his recent road trip travel adventures, latest food crafting experiments, and “best of” guide to local attractions.

Don’t miss this fun-filled, action packed, crazy kaleidoscope of pop culture all in glorious Kodachrome color.

Festive dress is encouraged but not expected!

NOTE: Each show, Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5PM., is completely different.
Presented by Viva Las Vegas.

GET TIX NOW: SCOTTSDALE, AZ

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CHARLES PHOENIX:
ARIZONALAND

A Live Comedy Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating The Grand Canyon State!


SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
SCOTTSDALE, AZ

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

With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles reveals the very best of his found slides taken in the great state of Arizona in the 50s and 60s. Think mid-century tourist traps, roadside attractions, cultural wonders and much more all in glorious Kodachrome color!

Charles also shares the latest Test Kitchen creations and guide to his favorite Phoenix area attractions!

Festive Dress is encouraged but not expected !!! …

GET TIX NOW: BREA, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX:
BIG RETRO SLIDE SHOW

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


CURTIS THEATER
1 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
BREA CA 92821

Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix roasts and toasts space age suburbia, car culture, road trips, theme parks, googie architecture, vintage fashion, home decor and more …

With his unbridled enthusiasm, gregarious wit and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles also shares his recent road trip travel adventures, latest food crafting experiments, and “best of” guide to local attractions.

Don’t miss this fun-filled, action packed, crazy kaleidoscope of pop culture all in glorious Kodachrome color.

Be prepared for your American pride to swell!

Festive dress is encouraged but not expected!