Charles Phoenix Brings His Live Comedy Slide Show “Long Beachland” to Retro Row

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On Saturday, April 2, Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix returns to Fourth Street’s Retro Row for a new installment of LONG BEACHLAND — his live comedy slide show performance celebrating all the wonderful, weird, and historic elements that make Long Beach everyone’s favorite city-by-the-sea.  The show takes place at the historic Art Theatre and begins at 11am.

Through Phoenix’s gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, you’ll experience a whole new side of Long Beach — whether you are new in town or a lifetime local.

With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles reveals his guide to underrated, undiscovered and overlooked local landmarks, plus the very best of his found vintage slides of Long Beach.

Post-show reception and book signing
After the show, the fun continues on Fourth Street, Charles’ favorite vintage shopping street on earth! Join Charles across the street at inretrospect (2122 e 4th Street) for a Cake & Punch Party, where he will sign books, take pictures, and serve up some of his famous Test Kitchen creations.

Presented by inretrospect, Charles Phoenix: Long Beachland takes place at 11am on Saturday April 2 at the Art Theatre of Long Beach [2025 E. 4th; 562-438-5435]. Tickets are $29 and can be purchased online at Festive Dress is HIGHLY encouraged.

About Charles Phoenix
Charles Phoenix is a performer, humorist, chef and author. In his live shows, videos, media appearances and books, the self-proclaimed “retro daddy” explores America’s classic and kitschy pop cultural past and present, and predicts retro-inspired future trends. Fans enjoy his unique spin and genuine reverence for all things Americana and trust his guide to attractions from coast to coast. Charles has shared his vintage images and culinary creations on TV with Conan O’Brien and Martha Stewart and is often heard on National Public Radio. Los Angeles Times says “Call him the King of Retro”, and LA WEEKLY anointed him “Kodachrome King”.

About Fourth Street:
Known as “Retro Row,” Fourth Street is where the vibrancy and creative spirit of Long Beach lives. Stretching between Temple and Cherry Avenues in Long Beach, CA, the district is home to an exciting group of 50+ independent merchants. Kitschy and hip and always hospitable, Fourth Street is the premier Southern California destination for vintage & contemporary clothing, furniture & accessories, art, antiques & collectibles, books, and skate gear. as well as a locally owned restaurants, coffee shops and wine bars. Adding to the retro vibe of the street is the restored 1920’s Art Theatre, which hosts a mix of first-run and art films, live concerts & comedy and other unique events. Fourth Street is one of the few designated bike-friendly business districts in the city and has been featured in the pages of the New York Times as well as New York, Sunset and Los Angeles magazines.

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