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Tiki Time! 9/8/12 in Mass.
image101
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Posted: 2012-08-29 11:16 am   Permalink


WHAT: Tiki culture is all about living the good life; listening to music, enjoying exotic drinks and taking it easy. China Blossom Restaurant & Lounge, located in North Andover, MA, may be thousands of miles away from the nearest tropical escape, but on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 its outdoor space will transform into a tropical oasis complete with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the islands at the first annual Tiki Time Festival. This free event, sponsored by WXRV 92.5 The River, Kona Brewing Co. and WAITIKI, a Boston-based collective that promotes the revitalization of mid-century tiki pop culture, will be an afternoon of fun for all ages.
From 1:00PM to 5:00PM guests will be met with a traditional Hawaiian lei greeting as they are transported to a Polynesian paradise. The afternoon’s emcee, 92.5 The River’s on-air personality Carolyn Morrell, will get the party started with performers from Polynesian Dance Arts who will wow the crowd with authentic Hula and Tahitian dances before they invite guests to try the moves themselves. Afterwards, the Kahiki Serenaders quartet will bring island sounds to the stage, playing live vintage Hawaiian music on the drums, double bass, piano and vibraphone. Things will really heat up with a gripping fire performance from the circus group A Different Spin featuring torch juggling, fire eating, a fire hoop, fire swords and other daring feats. All afternoon a face painter will transform faces with tiki-inspired designs and a balloon artist will create tropical balloon animals to set the scene and keep kids entertained.

No luau would be complete without a feast! All afternoon China Blossom Restaurant & Lounge will serve Polynesian-inspired food including a whole pig roast, beef teriyaki skewers, shrimp skewers, corn on the cob and pork fried rice all for only $1 per serving. Tropical slush and exotic sorbet will also be available for purchase along with assorted juices, non-alcoholic Pina Coladas and beer and wine served from an outdoor cash bar. Kona Brewing Co. will bring the aloha spirit to China Blossom all day with special giveaways and complimentary samples of its Big Wave Golden Ale, which will be hitting mainland stores for the first time this fall. Kona is a Hawaiian brewery with six ales and lagers available in select states, as well as Japan.

Celebrate the last rays of the summer sun with China Blossom at this unforgettable event. Attendance is free with RSVP. Please visit
http://www.chinablossom.com to RSVP and for more information.

WHERE: China Blossom, 946 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845; 978-682-2242
WHEN: Saturday, September 8th, 2012 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM.
COST: Free to attend with RSVP. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase at outdoor cash bar.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Food & Drinks available all day.
1:00PM: Lei Greeting
1:00PM to 3:30PM: Face Painting & Balloon Artist
1:30PM to 2:30PM: Hula Dance Performance from Polynesian Dance Arts
3:00PM to 4:00PM: Live music from the Kahiki Serenaders
4:00PM to 5:00PM: Ambient Fire Performance

RSVP: RSVP is required. Please visit http://www.chinablossom.com to RSVP and for more information.


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rev_thumper
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Joined: Oct 10, 2007
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2012-08-30 3:56 pm   Permalink

Interesting.... will this be a series or a one off event?



 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
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From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2012-08-31 3:11 pm   Permalink

This sounds good!

We've just learned that The Mayor of Exotica (Tim Mayer) will be playing!

It's a safe bet some of us Queequeg Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Moai will be there!

Hope to see some more of our New England Tikiphile friends there!!!

I used to play there in the 90s and they've always had great food!


 
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ForedeckApe
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Posted: 2012-08-31 3:12 pm   Permalink

Wow! The Kahiki Serenaders, free, I am there.

 
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The Granite Tiki
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Posted: 2012-09-01 08:23 am   Permalink

I reserved!

Can't wait!


 
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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2012-09-01 5:28 pm   Permalink

Guess we'll fly the flag!



 
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