Category Archives: Past Events

🎧 Night Of The Living Art: An Art After Dark Fashion Extravaganza

PHOTO CAPTION: DJ Mandy in Disco Ball Costume in her home studio for virtual events for Oceanside Museum of Art Virtual Event 2020.

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This was DJ MandyMixes’ 3rd year as DJ for the Oceanside Museum of Art’s Annual Halloween Event – Art After Dark. In 2020 we went virtual and DJ Mandy provided the score/soundtrack for the online fashion show and then hosted a virtual dance party after the fashion show via Zoom. Check out the original post below from the museum to see what the event was all about:

Art After Dark has been reimagined this year as a virtual experience. Gather with those on your quarantine list and celebrate Halloween at home with a visual spectacle of wearable art that is equal parts art, fashion, and fun! Enjoy an eclectic fashion show filmed at the museum, complete with commentary and behind the scenes peeks at the road to the runway. In addition to voting on favorite looks, bidding on coveted must-haves will be available.Be sure to get your tickets early before prices increase on October 26.Art After Dark has been reimagined this year as a virtual experience. Gather with those on your quarantine list and celebrate Halloween with a visual spectacle of wearable art that is equal parts art, fashion, and fun! Enjoy an eclectic fashion show live-streamed from the museum, complete with commentary and behind the scenes peeks at the road to the runway. In addition to voting on favorite looks, bidding on coveted must-haves will be available. Be sure to get your tickets early before prices increase on October 26.

PRESHOW
The pre-show begins at 6:00pm with flashbacks to prior years’ Art After Dark experiences and entertainment. Hosts will then share the road to the runway for this year’s artists and their extreme wearable art.

FASHION SHOW
Eclectic wearable art creations by local fashionistas and featured artist Melissa Meier will strut their way across the runway. Cast your vote for the People’s Choice winner and bid on your favorite ensembles and accessories. Click here to preview the artwork and bid on your favorites.

DJ HOUSE PARTY
After the fashion show, DJ Mandy will keep your house party rocking as she spins favorite tunes until 9:00pm. 

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🎧Halloween Virtual Dance Party!

DETAILS + REGISTER BELOW:
***REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12PM PST ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16***

Join DJ MandyMixes’ for a spooky fun time!
Dancing | Costume Contest | Fun Facts about Halloween songs!

REGISTER HERE

COSTUME CONTEST! Win an item from Mandy’s MERCH shop!
***Dress up is not required, just don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!***


HOW IT WORKS: DJ MandyMixes will be set up in her home studio and will DJ just like she normally would at any event, but via Zoom. You can dance along in your kitchen or your living room or wherever you like via ZOOM! Mandy will be on your screen motivating you and dancing along with you. We will utilize ZOOM, but you can opt to have your video off if you prefer! 

COST: Donation/Tip amount of your choice. It’s free to register.

HOW TO JOIN: Once you register (BELOW) you will receive the link to join the ZOOM. Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the event between 12pm – 5pm.

*NOTE* – SOUND QUALITY DURING THE EVENT: For the best experience and best sound quality be sure to hook up your device or computer to the best speaker you have, but no required.

*NOTE* MUTED MICROPHONE: When you first join the dance your microphone will not be muted so you can say hello. But once we get started (7:05pmish) I will mute and lock everyone’s microphones so we don’t have feedback/sound quality issues. Please use the chat box to make requests, etc…THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING! 

 

REGISTER HERE

🎧 Milestone House Virtual Dance + Fundraiser

Saturday, September 19, 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Via Zoom!

THE STORY BEHIND THIS EVENT: I was really sad that we couldn’t be together this year for the 5th Annual Back to (OLD) School Dance Party so I decided to create some shirts for you to buy to have a little piece of the dance party with you this year, THEN I realized we could still do a virtual dance, not as a replacement but just as a little bonus fun! AND since National Dance Day is September 19 I thought it was the perfect date. Then I was thinking, we need a little something extra since a virtual dance isn’t quite the same as being in person SO I decided to add a fundraiser element!

When I decided to add a fundraiser aspect to this dance I immediately thought of Beverly Boone of Milestone House. She has been a loyal fan of my annual dance party since the beginning and she is ALWAYS the first one on the dance floor every year, so it only made sense to support her non-profit!

ABOUT THE NON-PROFIT: Milestone House is a Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program in Oceanside, California.

They are licensed by the State of California and accredited by CARF International. Located in a lovely residential neighborhood, Milestone House offers children who are survivors of child abuse trauma informed care and treatment in a caring, compassionate environment. Their programs and services are person centered focused on individualized treatment, programs, and services to meet the specific needs of each child in their care. Their trauma informed treatment, programming and activities are designed to help children heal from the severe abuse and trauma they have suffered and put them on a path to reaching their goals and fulfilling their highest potential.

When you give to Milestone House, you are helping to bring positive and fundamental change to the lives of children who are among the most vulnerable in our community. For that we Thank you!

ABOUT THE EVENT:
Saturday, September 19, 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Via Zoom!

Let’s Dance + Raise Some FUN(ds)!

We will dance to the top dance hits from the 1950s to today! DJ MandyMixes will be set up in her house and will DJ just like she would normally at any event and you can dance along in your kitchen or your living room or wherever you like via ZOOM!
We will also have some fun trivia throughout the night with prizes!

COST: Minimum Donation $10.00
50% goes directly to Milestone House!

🎧 Porsche Taycan Launch (Hoehn Carlsbad)

Taycan Launch Event

TESTIMONIAL: The best DJ ever! Mandy Mixes is your girl for ANY event! She played exactly the type of music we requested and truly did not disappoint. She pays so much attention to detail and really went above and beyond to make sure our event was a true success. Highly recommend! Blanca, Event Coordinator

PLAYLIST: Since this is the first ever ALL electric car from Porsche we played some funky electric sounds but also a mix of hits for everyone to enjoy.

🎧80s Birthday Party! (Encinitas, CA)

80s Themed Birthday Fun!

PLAYLIST: All 80s! Plus the Hora dance including a chair lift for the birthday girl!

TESTIMONIAL: Mandy was extremely professional in all her communications and I found her to be reasonably priced. She was recommended to me by several people. Guests really liked the music. – Jami, Birthday Girl

PHOTOS: I was hidden behind the screen for the first part of the event while they played a slideshow.

Art After Dark: A Steampunk Halloween

ART AFTER DARK: A STEAMPUNK HALLOWEEN

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Put Saturday, October 26 on your calendar and get ready for a funky steampunky Halloween party inspired by Brian Kesinger’s characters Otto and Victoria and his Dream It Yourself exhibition. Bring your friends, family, or pet octopus along to enjoy a variety of rousing cirque entertainment from J7 Productions, spooky good dance jams from DJ MandyMixesVictorian characters with a retro-futuristic twist, and a few more surprises still in the works at OMA’s legendary annual event. Two ticket levels will be available—VIP and General Admission. Must be 21+ to attend.

Prices increase on October 12, so get your tickets now.
VIP

6:00–10:00pm

by October 11: members $100, visitors $125
after October 11: members $125, visitors $150

VIP guests will enjoy a private lounge from 6:00–8:00pm with catered appetizers and a hosted bar. In addition to the General Admission entertainment, VIPs will enjoy special perks including a signed limited edition Brian Kesinger print and gift bag with surprises from Spectrum Noir and CND.

Click here for tickets.

General Admission

7:00–10:00pm

by October 11: members $40, visitors $50
after October 11: members $50, visitors $60

General Admission starts at 7:00pm. Guests will enjoy the entertainment, exhibitions, and dancing with light snacks and a cash bar available.

Click here for tickets.

Online ticketing will open soon. Click here to email with any questions.

 

🎧Porsche 911 Launch (Hoehn Calrsbad)

TESTIMONIAL: The best DJ ever! Mandy Mixes is your girl for ANY event! She played exactly the type of music we requested and truly did not disappoint. She pays so much attention to detail and really went above and beyond to make sure our event was a true success. Highly recommend! Blanca, Event Coordinator

PLAYLIST: The 911 Porsche was first released in 1966 so they had me play a mix of music from the 1960s to now. 

American History Theater: Back to The Hop

Dear Mandy: It is my pleasure to state that your company is highly professional and so enjoyable to work with. I want to work with you many more times. You have a wonderful get it done personality and a blessed smile and warmth. I can and will recommend your company to others. I will be in contact with you on a project I want to do in 2020 separate from our annual benefit. Thanks for the great job you did at our 2019 benefit.

Sincerely
Hal Berry, President of The American History Company

 

It was a hoppin’ good time! I was very busy running the music for the floor show so wasn’t able to take too many photos, but I did capture some Instagram stories and below are some screenshots of all the fun!

 

 

 

 

 

High school reunion (shadowridge country club)

Had some fun at a private event at the Shadowridge Country Club. Can’t show pictures of the dance floor as the client requested discretion, but let me tell you that dance floor was packed all night!

TESTIMONIAL: Great DJ! Very attentive to what you want and very personable to everyone around her. – Davinty

PLAYLIST: The playlist included all 80s & 90s including some Motownphilly, by Boyz II Men, Pony by Ginuwine, Drop It Like It’s Hot by Snoop Dogg and more…and ended the night with a sing-along to Don’t Stop Believin by Journey! GOOD TIMES!

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