10/22: Mondo Lounge, a Mid Century Weekender in Vegas!

Mondo Lounge Modernism Lifestyle Weekender in Las Vegas!
Friday – Sunday
October 22-24, 2010

Event site: www.MondoLounge.com

Art Exhibition featuring Shag, David Wiedman,Chris Reccardi, Bosco and “The Book of Tiki”

Entertainment and Event Schedule

Vendor List

The Mondo Lounge weekend brings to life the music, style and fashion of the Mad Men era at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from October 22nd through 24th.

Mondo Lounge is the Ultimate Retro Party and Conference. The event is themed around the lifestyle and culture of Americana from 1957 to 1963 and will bring together fans of Mid Century Modern architecture, retro fashion, tiki, pin-ups, exotica music, Atomic Age cocktails, bachelor pad living, ballroom dance and the vintage Vegas Rat Pack vibe. There will be plenty of vendors, exhibits, live music and hopefully you!

The in-person host of the weekend is popular fine artist SHAG (aka Josh Agle).  A large selection of his artwork will be a premiere exhibit at the event with an exclusive Friday Night opening also featuring the art of animator David Wiedman (Mr. Magoo, Rocky and Bullwinkle,) Chris Reccardi, Bosco and a ten year anniversary exhibition for “The Book Of Tiki.” Click the link above for a full press release with images.

The entertainment will range from sophisticated jazz combos and vintage fashion shows to Sinatra-styled magic, from dancing girls and DJs to Vargas! (unanimously named the top Las Vegas lounge performers by AOL Citiguide, Las Vegas Life Magazine, and Vegas.com.) Attendees will even be treated to free Ballroom dance classes so they, too can be Dancing with the Stars!

Mondo Lounge rounds out with a Pinup Poolside Party and fun exhibits such as a hands on display of vintage 1950s Playboy Magazines and a vast array of vintage shopping from vendors with ephemera, new and vintage clothes, pop art prints, collectibles, music and more…

Mid Mod Marvels

The Architectural & Decorative Arts Scoiety of Las Vegas (ADAS) and Friends of Classic Las Vegas (FCLV) are pleased to announce a weekend of programming devoted to Las Vegas’ rich heritage of Mid Cenutry Modern architecture and design during the Mondo Lounge weekend. It will include presentations by architectural historian Alan Hess, and architect William Krisel, along with a bus tour of notable mid-century structures and other activities. The public is also invited to the Annual Fall Open House at the Morelli House on October 24, 2010. The Morelli House, built in 1959 by Antonio Morelli, the showroom orchestra conductor at the famous Sands’ Hotel Copa Room – site of Frank Sinatra’s Summit Sessions. For more information about the “Mid-Mod Marvels” weekend, visit adas-lv.com

More Visual Art Exhibitions at Mondo Lounge

Girls Drawin’ Girls
By day, women from the group Girls Drawin’ Girls are animators and artists for shows such as South Park and The Simpsons. But by night, they draw sexy pin-up girls!

Steve Cambronne
Inspired by the Atomic Retro Era of the Fabulous Fifties, Steveotomic creates multi-dimensional metal sculptures. Many “one of a kind” designs which include clock, bar and large wall sculptures Googie style kitchen art to welcome sculptures.

The Art of Nat Reed,
Quirky, Googie inspired visions in yummy color art prints.

Harry Pallenburg, Shotgun Freeway
The film Shotgun Freeway is a seminal documentary work on historic Los Angeles. Mr. Pallenberg’s new film is on the history of racing in the City of Angels.

Mike Miller’s Tribute to Vegas Entertainment
Mike Miller, graphic desiger and illustrator. Owned and operated design studios and Ad Agencies in So. Nevada since 1962 Presenting a private collection of Vintage Las Vegas entertainment advertising 1965 through 1979.

Tiki Steve’s Stag Mag Reading Room display of Vintage Playboy Magazines
Nautical, Pirate, Tiki, Polynesian, Sunken Ship, Shipwreck and other Authentic Maritime Antiques, Exotic event decor, Pirates of the Caribbean decorations, or Titanic Theme Parties, Artifacts for display, rent, sale, lease for party props, film sets, stage rentals


Mondo Lounge is produced by Mary-Margaret Stratton creator of LottaLiving.com and Jay Nailor & MiShell Modern creators of M Modern Gallery and proprietors of the SHAG Store in Palm Springs.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, October 22-24, 2007

COST: Tickets: $40

MORE INFO: www.mondolounge.com

Written by Dionysus Records