UP WITH DOWNEY
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Ultimate Space Age Suburban City!
Columbia Space Center
12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Tickets available at door.
Prepare for your local pride to SWELLL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a madcap slide show adventure in search of … and paying tribute to … Downey’s classic and kitschy landmarks, legends and lore galore!
With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen expertise, Charles tells the stories and glories of the world’s oldest McDonalds, world’s first Taco Bell, Bobs Big Boy Broiler, Chris ‘n Pitts, secret “ghost town” remains of the “LA Co Poor Farm”, the Carpenters and their Only Just Begin and Close to You Apts, plus mom and pop businesses, mid-century architecture, local food, and Downey’s EPIC role in the race for space and so much more!
HOSTED BY the Columbia Space Center and benefitting Downey Conservancy & Downey Rose Float Assn.
LIVE MUSIC! … Inspired by recordings made at Downey Records in the 60s !!!
AFTER SHOW PARTY! After the show meet Charles and enjoy some “Pineapple Upside ‘Downey’ Cake” PARTY
BRING YOUR LOW LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS this event is outdoors on the grass at Columbia Space Center
Festive dress is encouraged but not expected !!! …
Doors at 6pm
Live music 6:30pm
Slide Show 7:30 – 9