Cal Poly Arts presents a live comedy performance by pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix, roasting and toasting mid-century holiday life and style. Join the fun in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 3 p.m. for CHARLES PHOENIX: Retro Holiday Slide Show.

With his abundant joy, clever wit and keen eye for odd-ball detail, Phoenix lavishes lovingly-salvaged vintage New Year’s, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas slides with his insightful commentary, clever wit, and keen eye for quirky details.  He also forecasts retro holiday-inspired trends in decadent décor, crafty creations, gift ideas, fun food, festive fashions, and more.

Experience the most politically-incorrect New Year’s Rose Parade floats, a bizarre Lamb Cake Contest on Easter Sunday, and then the explosion of patriotic pride on July Fourth. The homemade trick-or-treat costume pictures he’s uncovered will have you howling right before Phoenix traces the tragic life of a Thanksgiving turkey.  Then attend a holiday bondage party prior to seeing who gets the most outrageous gifts on Christmas morning.

This retro story of the glory of all holidays is sure to get everyone in a festive mood. (Holiday dress is encouraged)

Limited general seating available. Student and adult tickets for the performance are $22 and $28 and may be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

To order by phone, call 805/756-2787; to order by fax: 805/756-6088.

24-hour on-line ordering is available at www.calpolyarts.org.

Sponsored by Libbie Agron, Apple Farm Inn, and Q104.5.

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.