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A Charles Phoenix event can be likened to your favorite dessert. It’s colorful, it’s tasty, it’s nostalgic and it’s good old fashioned fun. The launch of the beloved L.A. pop culture king’s latest coffee table book is sure to be no exception.

His new book Holiday Jubilee celebrates Halloween, Christmas, Easter and more like only the vibrant Mr. Phoenix can. Loaded with his kitschy “test kitchen” recipes and over 500 vintage images, the new tome aims to inspire seasonal entertaining past, present and future for all.

While most C.P. fans might expect the past to dominate, these days he’s looking to incorporate some fresh new ideas. As he says in promo for the book, “Holidays are so retro. I’m all about festive traditions. But I’m also a big fan of mixing it up by creating new ones!” DJ David Watkins will spin and Wacko promises “life-altering snacks and artificially colored and flavored refreshments.”

Wacko, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz; Sun., Sept. 15,  2-4 p.m.; free. charlesphoenix.com/event/holiday-jubilee-book-launch-party.