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GET TIX NOW: RIVERSIDE, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX RETRO HOLIDAY SLIDE SHOW – RIVERSIDE

Live Comedy Performance Celebrating Classic & Kitschy Holiday Life & Style!

NOVEMBER 30, 2014 @ 7PM
MISSION INN - GALLERIA ROOM
3649 MISSION INN AVE

Be prepared for your holiday spirit to soar when the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, leads you on a hilarious hi-octane adventure extravaganza into his wild and wacky world of “flea-market found” vintage Kodachrome slides, epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and field trip finds.

Expect this deep fried and delicious dose of New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to get you in the mood for the holidays like never before!

With abundant joy, clever wit, and keen eye for odd-ball detail, Charles lavishes the very best of his mid-century “mom and pop pix” with colorful commentary on the way we, crazy Americans, decorated, dressed, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s & 60s!

Charles also and shares his latest epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and field trip experiments and adventures including the “Christmas Dinner Car-B-Q” and “Yule Log Flambe.”

This special performance takes place in the GALLERIA ROOM at the legendary Mission Inn fully dressed and decorated with more than 4 million Christmas lights.  Doors open at 6:30 … but come early bask in the holiday splendor!

Cocktails will be available … festive holiday dress is highly encouraged!

GET TIX NOW: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX RETRO HOLIDAY SLIDE SHOW – SAN FRANCISCO

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

DECEMBER 14, 2014 @ 6PM
EMPRESS OF CHINA BALLROOM
838 GRANT AVE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Be prepared for your holiday spirit to soar when the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, leads you on a hilarious hi-octane adventure extravaganza into his wild and wacky world of “flea-market found” vintage Kodachrome slides, and epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” and field trip finds.

Expect this deep fried and delicious dose of New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to get you in the mood for the holidays like never before!

With abundant joy, clever wit, and keen eye for odd-ball detail, Charles lavishes the very best of his “mid-century mom and pop pix” with colorful commentary on the way we, crazy Americans, decorated, dressed, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s & 60s!

Charles also and shares his latest epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” and field trip experiments and adventures including the “Light-up Jell-O Christmas Tree”, “Christmas Dinner Car-B-Q” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ‘Lamb Cake’ Flambe.”

This special performance is the FINAL EVENT at San Francisco’s spectacular Empress of China Restaurant and Ballroom. See the spectacular city views and classic mid-century decor of this Chinatown landmark before CLOSES ITS DOORS FOR GOOD! Expect a tribute!

Cocktails are available and festive holiday dress is highly encouraged!

 Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, is a pop culture humorist, food crafter, field tripper and author of several books including, “Southern California in the 50s.” He has appeared on TV with Conan O’Brian, Martha Stewart and Queen Latifah, and is a frequent contributor to NPR.

GET TIX NOW: PALM SPRINGS, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX RETRO HOLIDAY SLIDE SHOW – PALM SPRINGS

Live Comedy Performance Celebrating Classic & Kitschy
Holiday Life & Style!

DECEMBER 19, 2014 @ 6:30PM
SMOKE TREE RANCH
1850 SMOKE TREE LANE

Be prepared for your holiday spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, leads you on a hilarious hi-octane adventure extravaganza into his wild and wacky world of “flea-market found” vintage Kodachrome slides, epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and field trip finds.

Expect this deep fried and delicious dose of New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to get you in the mood for the holidays like never before!

With abundant joy, clever wit, and keen eye for odd-ball detail, Charles lavishes the very best of his mid-century “mom and pop pix” with colorful commentary on the way we, crazy Americans, decorated, dressed, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s & 60s!

Charles also and shares his latest epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and field trip experiments and adventures including the “Christmas Dinner Car-B-Q” and “Yule Log Flambe.”

This special performance takes place in the WALT DISNEY HALL at Palm Springs’ legendary (and private) Smoke Tree Ranch. Doors open at 5:30 … complimentary savory snacks will be served drinks will available for purchase … festive holiday dress is highly encouraged!

GET TIX NOW: LOS ANGELES, CA

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CHARLES PHOENIX: RETRO HOLIDAY SLIDE SHOW – LOS ANGELES

Live Comedy Performance Celebrating Classic & Kitschy Holiday Life & Style!

DECEMBER 21, 2014 @ 7PM
MODERNICA PROPS
2805 GILROY STREET

Be prepared for your holiday spirit to soar when the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, leads you on a hilarious hi-octane adventure extravaganza into his wild and wacky world of “flea-market found” vintage Kodachrome slides, epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and field trip finds.

Expect this deep fried and delicious dose of New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to get you in the mood for the holidays like never before!

With abundant joy, clever wit, and keen eye for odd-ball detail, Charles lavishes the very best of his mid-century “mom and pop pix” with colorful commentary on the way we, crazy Americans, decorated, dressed, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s & 60s!

Charles also and shares his latest epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” and field trip experiments and adventures including the “Christmas Dinner Car-B-Q trip to Santa’s Village” and “Yule Log Flambe.”

This special performance takes place at Modernica Props … the World’s greatest display of mid-century furniture, décor, electronics and more … housed in LA’s former Ho Ho and Twinkie factory

CAKE WILL BE SERVED … Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Cake with Mashed Minted Twinkie Frosting … fresh from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen

LIVE ORGAN MUSIC by Worlds Greatest Roller Rink Organist, Dominic Cangelosi, owner of Moonlight Rollerway …

Festive holiday dress is highly encouraged!

NOTE: Doors open at 6pm … SHOW STARTS AT 7pm  … Arrive early so you can tour this MIND BOGGLING collection !!!  .. Its like a museum of mid-century modern !!! …