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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Events California Events Date Change**Plastic Paradise is finally being shown in Los Angeles-MARCH 4TH***
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Date Change**Plastic Paradise is finally being shown in Los Angeles-MARCH 4TH***
tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-12-20 07:58 am   Permalink

http://www.kcet.org/shows/plastic_paradise_a_swingin_trip_through_americas_polynesian_obsession/plastic-paradise-a-swingin-trip-through-americas-polynesian-obsession.html

Tuesday March 4th at 9pm on KCET Los Angeles.

In the 1940s and '50s, the return of American GIs from the Pacific and the runaway success of James Michner's Pulitzer-winning Tales of the South Pacific (adapted into the famous musical) created a craze for all things Polynesian. This 'Tiki' culture - so named after the large, wooden sculptures popular throughout Polynesia - included candy-colored, rum-infused cocktails with names like the Shrunken Skull and the Deep Sea Diver, crazy Hawaiian shirts, exotic instrumental music fused with space-age sounds, and a nonstop party scene inhabited by self-styled nonconformists and swingers. Today, the spirit of Tiki endures among a new generation of Polynesian pop adherents, including painter Tiki Tom, musicians King Kukulele and the Haole Cats, cocktail anthropologist Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, and Tiki historian Sven Kirsten. PLASTIC PARADISE will explore this fascinating, little known, and surprisingly enduring subculture, culminating with a visit to the annual Hukilau celebration, a gathering of Tiki enthusiasts from around the country held every June at Fort Lauderdale's famed Mai-Kai Restaurant, itself one of the last great holdovers from Tiki's golden age - waterfalls, Polynesian floor show, and all.


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-12-20 2:38 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the heads up Lori.

 
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SoCal Savage
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Posted: 2013-12-20 5:45 pm   Permalink

Excited to finally see this. Thanks for the info.

 
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TikiJaxx
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Posted: 2013-12-21 10:40 am   Permalink

Can't wait to see it! Thank you for posting!!

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2013-12-21 4:29 pm   Permalink

thanks for the heads up.
I am sure you will,
but can you please remind us as it gets closer?

Jeff(btd)




 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-12-27 4:21 pm   Permalink

It would be cool if there could be a watching party at one of the Southern California tiki bars.
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2014-01-11 8:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-20 14:38, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Thanks for the heads up Lori.


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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2014-01-11 8:16 pm   Permalink

p.s. Crazy Al was a punker??! lol.....
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NASH GRADY
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Posted: 2014-01-16 6:46 pm   Permalink

Followed the link says its on March 4th at 9pm. I guess they changed the date looked on my tv too, no showing for jan 28th. Kind of bummed.


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-01-17 08:14 am   Permalink

Nash Grady, you're correct and yes, that does suck. I'll change the date on my post.
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NASH GRADY
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Posted: 2014-01-17 09:58 am   Permalink

Sweet deal. Ive updated my calendar but ill keep checking back just in case they change it again.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-01-17 8:36 pm   Permalink

Is it March 4th or March 9th now?


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-01-18 11:31 am   Permalink

Oy vey, the 4th!

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-02-25 10:00 am   Permalink

Bump.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-02-25 10:02 am   Permalink

Thanks Lori for keeping us updated!

 
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