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Don Blanding: The Vagabond Poet Who Helped Shape Tiki Culture

$25.00 - $50.00
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Date: Friday May 5th at 1pm

One Hour Symposium with Complimentary Cocktail

One of the great things about true Tikiphiles is their love for acquiring knowledge about their Tiki passion. Many of you feel you know so much about Polynesian-Pop, that you should have a bachelor’s degree in Tiki! However, how many of you know who Don Blanding was? If you imagine the Mid-Century Tiki era as a play, with a storyline and a colorful cast of characters, then you need to hear and see how Don Blanding helped build the “theater” in which our great Tiki play has been performed. Join former Tiki Magazine writer and editor, Kari Hendler, as she shows you how a vagabond poet from Oklahoma made such an impact in the pre-Tiki years, that his influence helped shape our Tiki world. You’ll leave inspired, entertained and educated! This symposium also includes a brand-new cocktail creation (with recipe hand-out) made in honor of Don Blanding. Your ticket purchase price will be donated to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, so good karma as well as a good time shall be yours!


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