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The Official Announcement of The Hukilau 2016
heylownine
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Posted: 2016-05-17 9:21 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-05-17 06:06, AceExplorer wrote:
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On 2016-05-16 19:58, heylownine wrote:

It's the first-timer's club!

kevin




Let one of us more experienced Hukilauers take you under our wing, this is my 11th Hukilau. My advice? Drink everything, go to all the symposiums, and sleep when you get on the plane home!



Seems like good advice! I've had the pleasure of visiting the Mai Kai before, but not at Hukilau so it's pretty exciting. Luckily I've been training for a good many years at Tiki Oasis and Tiki Caliente.

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Posted: 2016-05-18 07:03 am   Permalink

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Luckily I've been training for a good many years at Tiki Oasis and Tiki Caliente.

kevin



I think you'll find The Hukilau more laid back than Tiki Oasis. I went to Tiki Oasis for several years (and handled their social media for a few) and I stopped going when the crowds started getting out of control and people were getting hurt. I went to my first Hukilau last year and found it much more to my liking. Folks are a lot calmer and easy-going, the marketplace is smaller, the bands are more exotica and less rock. In my opinion, it is a much more authentic tiki experience, probably because the focus is actually on tiki, rather than some hardly-related subtheme. Also, because the majority of events take place indoors, it's easier to escape the madness without having to stay at a different hotel. No loud pool noise at 4:00am. Admittedly, I'm a bit older than a large percentage of the Tiki Oasis crowd, so my sensibilities have mellowed somewhat. Your mileage may vary.


 
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tiki_kiliki
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Posted: 2016-05-18 07:08 am   Permalink

Really proud to see a lot of first timers this year - please say hello and introduce yourselves!! Always honored that you choose The Hukilau!!
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Posted: 2016-05-18 7:09 pm   Permalink

Just posted on The Atomic Grog, a recap of all the latest news and updates ...

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/05/17/the-hukilau-updates-high-tide-party-announced-rum-sponsor-rundown-merchandise-preview-with-photos/



An overlay to the live performances in the waterfront Panorama Ballroom, High Tide is a special event celebrating the high water mark of the weekend and featuring Rhum Barbancourt cocktails by swashbuckling New York City bartender Brian Miller, plus Polynesian small bites from award-winning Atlanta-based celebrity chef Jim Stacy.

Existing Friday night passholders can buy wristbands for $35 giving them access to the special Barbancourt cocktails during High Tide (up to eight per person). Cocktails are also available for $10 each. Non-passholders can buy a Friday day pass that also includes the Tiki Road Trip Pool Party (noon-4 p.m.) and Tiki Treasures Bazaar (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) for $129. A Friday night pass is $99 (or $69 without drink bracelet). Stacy’s Polynesian tidbits will be sold à la carte. Hotel bars will also be selling cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.



As a special treat, Friday’s High Tide event will also include The Hukilau debut of larger-than-life chef Jim Stacy, best known for his appearances on Food Network and the Cooking Channel.

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/05/17/the-hukilau-updates-high-tide-party-announced-rum-sponsor-rundown-merchandise-preview-with-photos/#sponsors

Organizer Tiki Kiliki has stepped up the level of sponsor involvement to new heights in 2016, including 17 spirits companies (13 rums, plus gin, vodka, tequila and beer). There will be numerous opportunities to sample the sponsor spirits at tasting booths and special events throughout The Hukilau.


Global brand ambassador Alexx Mouzouris will be pouring cocktails for Don Q Rum at The Hukilau.


Martin Cate, owner of acclaimed San Francisco rum and Tiki haven Smuggler’s Cove, will sign copies of his new book, Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum and the Cult of Tiki, at The Mai-Kai during the pre-party on Wednesday, June 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The book’s official release date is June 7, so you’ll be among the first to check it out and meet the author.


Brian Miller (left) mixes up his signature Haitian Frolic cocktail while representing Rhum Barbancourt at The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Feb. 26. At right is Barbancourt mixologist Zach Lynch from the Ice Plant in St. Augustine.

Get the recipe here: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/05/17/the-hukilau-updates-high-tide-party-announced-rum-sponsor-rundown-merchandise-preview-with-photos/#haitian-frolic


The official limited-edition mug, sculpted by John Mulder and produced by Eekum Bookum, is a tribute to a Tiki at The Mai-Kai.

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/05/17/the-hukilau-updates-high-tide-party-announced-rum-sponsor-rundown-merchandise-preview-with-photos/#merch

With Shag on board as a special guest and artist, The Hukilau’s 2016 official merchandise is shaping up to be among the most distinctive and collectible in the 15-year history of the event. Shag designs will appear on glassware (both Mai Tai and Zombie glasses), coasters, T-shirts, bar and beach towels, plus a swizzle stick. The limited-edition mug (created by John Mulder and Eekum Bookum) and pendant (carved by Crazy Al Evans and produced by Perry Drake) will both pay tribute to historic Tikis at The Mai-Kai.


Shag’s Mai-Kai artwork adorns the new Zombie glassware.

For updates on the merchandise, keep an eye on The Hukilau website and Facebook page. You can also sign up at TheHukilau.com to receive e-mail alerts.

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bobtiki
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Posted: 2016-05-26 7:52 pm   Permalink

I am also a first-timer at the Hukilau! Even thought I got tickets to the 2009, I ended up not being able to go due to a work conflict.

A lot easier to plan out my vacation schedule, now that I'm not freelance anymore. Whew!

Anyway. Hi there. I'm already overwhelmed. Someone get me a paper bag to breathe into. Also, there should be a drink inside the paper bag, please.

Ahhhh... much better.
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2016-05-29 1:06 pm   Permalink

Aloha bobtiki! We're sure you'll have a great time. Just remember to breathe.

More new stuff ...

The schedule just got a major update with lots of new info on the rum sponsors ...
http://thehukilau.com/2016/schedule-of-events/

The Atomic Grog is also updated with the latest sponsor news ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/05/17/the-hukilau-updates-high-tide-party-announced-rum-sponsor-rundown-merchandise-preview-with-photos/#sponsors



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heylownine
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Posted: 2016-05-30 3:12 pm   Permalink

I'm assuming there's a convenient FedEx or UPS location in the Fort Lauderdale area for all of my "shipping many goods home" needs on the Monday after Hukilau?

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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2016-06-01 12:36 pm   Permalink

There is UPS store and several Pack-n-ship stores just on the west side of the bridge (shopping area has everything you will need - food, liqour, and more). Fort lauderdale main post office is directly across from Kreepy Tiki (on the way to the airport).

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mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-06-01 1:32 pm   Permalink

I'm exhausted just reading the schedule. Hope you all have a blast!

 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Posted: 2016-06-01 8:07 pm   Permalink

We'll be starting our week in Orlando (Trader Sam's and Aku Aku?) then driving down the Space Coast to Hukilau.
If anyone wants to meet up along the way, let me know!
Didn't there used to be a Florida pre-party?
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2016-06-01 9:25 pm   Permalink



The official mug and pendant are now on sale for passholders:

http://thehukilau.com/2016/souvenirs/

Also, there are now 15 rum sponsors offering free samples and cocktails! More info on the blog ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/05/17/the-hukilau-updates-high-tide-party-announced-rum-sponsor-rundown-merchandise-preview-with-photos/#sponsors


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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2016-06-04 10:43 pm   Permalink



The official Shag lithograph. Don't miss him signing these on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Bazaar!


 
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Otto
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Posted: 2016-06-06 10:45 pm   Permalink

Saturday, June 10, 2016 11:30am, Panorama Ballroom – Pier 66

I hope a lot of first timers attend my symposium on Saturday, it is about the Tiki revival before the Book of Tiki.
And for seasoned Tiki goers I will have some rare books and magazines for sale. These are not for sale anywhere else and no mail order. Available only if you are attending my seminar at Hukilau

I have dug into the Tiki News archives to offer old stock issues of Tiki News zine from 1995-2000 (see photo), I will also have "Taboo: the Art of Tiki" 1999 one softcover and one hard cover edition, "Leeteg of Tahiti" by John Turner, Tiki Art Now! volume 1 signed by some of the artists, and one of these limited Shag charm bracelets sold only at Tiki Oasis 2015 (photos below). Bracelet is $100





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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2016-06-07 3:42 pm   Permalink

Otto: I can't wait! I've heard stories about some ancient tablet filled with stories of Tiki, but I've never had my hands on one.

FYI, everyone attending should check out the official Hukilau app. It's pretty snazzy:
http://my.yapp.us/SKKMXX

Also, I just posted a few historical documents of my own in cyberspace:

Tiki Kiliki: 15 years of The Hukilau, 15 years of memories

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/06/07/tiki-kiliki-15-years-of-the-hukilau-15-years-of-memories/

Video: A look back at The Hukilau’s first 14 years

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/06/07/video-a-look-back-at-the-hukilaus-first-14-years/

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2016-06-08 07:36 am   Permalink

Just announced: Rum collector and expert Steve Remsberg will be presenting a private tasting Friday at 6 p.m. to the first 50 people who sign up. If you're lucky, there are still spots available ...
http://thehukilau.com/2016/stephen-remsberg-appleton-rum-tasting/

I've been posting Hukilau updates here ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/05/17/the-hukilau-updates-high-tide-party-announced-rum-sponsor-rundown-merchandise-preview-with-photos/

More to come in the blog feed:
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/

If you're at the event (or just following along), be sure to check out the handy app ...
http://my.yapp.us/SKKMXX

And also get the latest updates on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/thehukilau
http://www.facebook.com/groups/thehukilau/
http://www.facebook.com/atomicgrog


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