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Hukilau 2018
Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5313
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2018-01-01 11:40 am   Permalink


The Hukilau site is live.
More details to come.

I’ll be doing a presentation and hosting a Mai-Kai hospitality room.

Joe and Donella Vitale are the featured artists. They, along with King Kukulele and I are the only people who have attended every Hukilau.

Supporting Hukilau is supporting the Mai-Kai. This event exists because of the Mai-Kai and it exists to promote it by getting media exposure and adding new fans.

I have been working with Richard who owns the event now for a few years and he is a great guy. He was going to the Mai-Kai long before Hukilau existed. He shares my desire to keep supporting and promoting the Mai-Kai

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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4854
Posted: 2018-01-05 06:13 am   Permalink

Hey Tim That link does not work for me.
Good luck with Hukilau.


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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 304
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2018-01-05 08:49 am   Permalink

The coding on the url was bad: it was posted as http//www.thehukilau.com but should be http://www.thehukilau.com.

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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 1479
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2018-01-18 10:06 pm   Permalink

An Atomic Grog exclusive: Everything you need to know about The Hukilau 2018, including a full preview and tons of photos from 2017, plus two recipes from the Tiki Tower Takeover ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2018/01/17/the-hukilau-2018-tickets-on-sale-now-more-bands-more-bars-more-tiki/


Party like it’s 2009: Los Straitjackets (left) will headline The Hukilau for a second time, while The Intoxicators will make their 13th appearance at the Tiki party in Fort Lauderdale. (Photos from The Hukilau 2009)


Rum ambassador Ian Burrell presents a symposium at The Hukilau 2017 (Atomic Grog photo). He’ll be joined in 2018 by cocktail pioneer and influential musician/DJ Brother Cleve (Photo by Audrey Harrer).


South Florida artists Will Anders (left) and Tom Fowner led popular craft classes at The Hukilau 2017. They'll both be back in 2018. (Left photo by Heather McKean, right photo by The Atomic Grog)


Tim “Swanky” Glazner (right) presents a one-of-a-kind symposium featuring legends of The Mai-Kai at The Hukilau 2017. He'll have an all-new symposium in 2018. (Atomic Grog photo)


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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 1479
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2018-01-26 10:46 am   Permalink

The Hukilau 2018 symposiums to include Disney imagineer, Tiki on TV

Polynesian Pop has always been deeply ingrained in American culture, from Tiki’s mid-century heyday through today. This symbiotic relationship will be explored in colorful detail during special symposiums at The Hukilau, the 17th annual Tiki weekender happening June 6-10 in Fort Lauderdale.

Among the special presentations that are going on sale today at TheHukilau.com are “Travel with Trader Sam” hosted by Disney imagineer Kyle Barnes and “The Golden Age of Tiki and the South Pacific on Television” with film and video collector Ron Ferrell.



Guests who buy multi-day passes will get first shot at these and other educational activities, including Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy classes and rum tastings, craft classes with noted artists, plus many other hands-on activities. Also going on sale are tickets to the three aquatic performances by Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid and her pod of aquaticats at The Wreck Bar at the nearby B Ocean Resort.



Full story and preview from The Atomic Grog ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2018/01/26/the-hukilau-2018-symposiums-to-include-disney-imagineer-tiki-on-tv/




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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2018-05-08 05:15 am   Permalink



Bob Van Dorpe: Purveyor and Preservationist of Polynesia - A nearly unknown force behind the opening of the Mai-Kai, he was Donn Beach's best friend, and a Don the Beachcomber Chicago veteran. Bob Van Dorpe, with his good friend and partner Herb Kane, shaped Hawaii and Hawaiian culture profoundly. We'll explore his career through interviews and unpublished, never before seen images of the Mai-Kai and various Polynesian themed projects around the Pacific rim.



Check out this never before seen image of the original entrance and sign for the Molokai Bar. More images of the caves and black velvets inside. 80 detailed images of the Mai-Kai circa 1959 in color. Just amazing stuff.

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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 548
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-05-08 12:09 pm   Permalink

Very cool, Swanky! Is this stuff that turned up in your Donn Beach research, or things that didn't fit into the Mai Kai book?

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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5313
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2018-05-09 05:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-05-08 12:09, Prikli Pear wrote:
Very cool, Swanky! Is this stuff that turned up in your Donn Beach research, or things that didn't fit into the Mai Kai book?





Yes, part of the Donn Beach research.
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2410
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-05-17 12:19 pm   Permalink

My Hukilau tickets are up for sale - wife is going to have some pretty hard-core knee surgery (again) and we will not be able to attend.

I have two full South Seas passes, which is the ultimate pass, offering all 5 days events. This includes early access to the Tiki Tower Takeover, luXotica late night, and a limited edition pendant created by Crazy Al available only to South Seas pass holders.

I have a number of cool symposium tickets as well -- I paid around $800 for the passes and about another $200 for various symposia.

Please PM me if interested. I will sell at a discount. Thank you.


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 1479
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2018-05-17 3:52 pm   Permalink

ICYMI: Single-day tickets are on sale now!

There's a Thursday night ticket, a Friday night ticket, and a Friday night/Saturday combo option ...

https://thehukilau.com/day-passes-and-single-event-tickets/

Also, several more events (including the Tiki Tower Takeover) are sold out. Act now and don't miss out!
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Uncle Pat
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Joined: Aug 26, 2010
Posts: 19
From: Hopeless Sound, FLA
Posted: 2018-05-25 10:43 am   Permalink

We'll miss you Ace Explorer! I'm the guy that had the Wood's Old Navy tasting. Best to your wife!

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 1479
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2018-05-27 6:36 pm   Permalink

Some new events have been added:





If you missed out on the sold out exotica party on Thursday night, or want something a bit more primitive, you won't want to miss Space Apes & Cavemen featuring DJ James Brown's Sweat, The Neanderthals and The Disasternauts. Thursday night at 10:30 at Pier 66. If you already have your ticket to Late Night Exotica, you can attend both parties at no additional charge.
https://thehukilau.com/special-events/space-apes-cavemen/



Surf Guitar Lesson & Workshop with Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets. Villagers will help pick a song the class will learn, then one student from the class will be selected to play the song with Eddie live at The Mai-Kai on Saturday night. This not a class for beginners. You need to be an intermediate level or higher guitarist to participate. You will need to bring your own guitar or source one locally, but amp is not needed.
Tickets available at https://thehukilau.com/symposiums/eddie-angel-guitar-lesson/

Also, this may not be complete, but here are many of the sponsors who will be providing rum and other support for the cocktail classes:

Angostura, Appleton, Bacardi, Barbancourt, Cane Land, Cut Water, Denizen, Diplomatico, Don Q, Florida Mermaid, Gubba Rum, Hamilton Rum, House of Agricole, Lemon Hart, Plantation, Tanduay, Coco Real, Orgeat Works.

Aloha!


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Hearn
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Joined: Jan 30, 2008
Posts: 149
From: Washington DC
Posted: 2018-05-31 1:27 pm   Permalink

Anyone have (2) extra tics for Velvet Painting Symposium?

 
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Queequeg
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Joined: Jun 28, 2010
Posts: 12
From: Rokovoko
Posted: 2018-06-07 4:20 pm   Permalink

Hey all, if you're at Hukilau and have time on Saturday or Sunday, come across the 17th St causeway and visit the Rum Festival.

Tickets are available at the door:
http://www.rumrenaissance.com



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Hearn
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Joined: Jan 30, 2008
Posts: 149
From: Washington DC
Posted: 2018-06-13 07:15 am   Permalink

Kind of sad to see the lack of posts on Hukilau here. That said, here's a bunch of cool photos from Miami Times

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/slideshow/the-hukilau-2018-high-tide-party-at-pier-sixty-six-hotel-and-marina-fort-lauderdale-photos-10431563


P.S. Swanky's (free) symposium this year was completely awesome. Some great "lost" pics of Mai Kai and great stories of Bob Van Dorpe and Donn Beach (The Later Years). I'm so glad someone is taking the effort to write a detailed biography of the man (Thanks Swanky!)

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