Prepare for your local pride to SWELLL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a madcap adventure as he uncovers the stories and glories of Sacramento’s classic and kitschy landmarks and lore.
With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen expertise, Charles lavishes the city’s most colorful “attractions” with the respect they SO deserve; revealing the unique style, backstories, and pop-cultural significance of Pancake Circus, Jim Denny’s, Iceland Skating Rink, Gunther’s Ice Cream, Vic’s Ice Cream, Sam’s Hofbrau, County Club Lanes, Fairytale Town, Tower Theatre, Crest Theatre, and Old Town.
Experience a whole new appreciation for these and many other undiscovered and underrated local treasures including one-of a kind vintage neon signs, spectacular Art Deco, Googie, mid-century modern architecture, and old-school mom and pop businesses as you’re surrounded by dozens of spectacular world-class collector cars in the California Auto Museum.
Admittance to the exhibits in the California Auto Museum included with ticket purchase!!
AFTERSHOW ICE CREAM SOCIAL PARTY!! Meet Charles following the performance while enjoying an ice cream cone or cup from Vic’s Ice Cream courtesy of Sacramento Modern!
Festive dress is encouraged but not expected!!! …
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Ice Cream Social Party ’til 10:30 pm
ABOUT CHARLES PHOENIX
Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix is a showman, tour guide, food crafter and author. His spirited retro slide show performances, “field trip” tours, “test kitchen” creations and colorful coffee table books celebrate classic and kitschy America’s life and style.
Charles was educated at SoCal’s theme parks, thrift shops, shopping malls and his dad’s used car lots while growing up in Ontario, California.