RETRO HOLIDAY SLIDE SHOW
Live Comedy Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy Holiday Life and Style!
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.