Charles Phoenix in Chinatown outside Empress of China Dec 2012_resize Image by Heather David
It’s time to party holiday-style with Charles Phoenix! Join us for cocktails with the Ambassador of Americana after his famous Retro Holiday Slide Show. For those of you unfamiliar with the RHSS, mid-century modern fans will see everything from kitsch Christmas decorations, experiments in his test kitchen of holiday-inspired recipes, and vintage Kodachrome slides of awkward family photos.

This event takes place at the Empress of China Pavilion. Tucked in the heart of Chinatown, this six-story icon was designed by John Campbell and Worley Wong in 1966 and features a pared down Modern facade contrasted with one of the best Chinese kitsch interiors in the Bay Area! Sadly this is the last event to take place at the Empress of China Pavilion before it shuts down forever.

The Retro Holiday Slide Show begins at 6:00PM and our cocktail hour will take place immediately after the slide show around 8PM. While our holiday cocktail hour is free (with cash bar) you can purchase tickets to see the Retro Holiday Slide Show here: Buy Tickets>> We expect that Charles’ slide show will sell out in advance.

Date: Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Time: 8:00PM-9:00PM (after Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show which starts at 6:00PM)

Location: Empress of China Pavilion Cocktail Lounge (838 Grant Ave. 6th Floor, San Francisco)

Attire: Finest Retro Holiday Chic

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