It's official: Hukilau 2010, the east coast's biggest gathering of tiki lovers, is again being hosted in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida June 10-13.
The Hukilau 2010 featured events:
The Hukilau has the distinct privilege of presenting the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale’s Oceanic Collection donated by none other than the Mai-Kai itself in the early 1970s. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view this world-class collection for the first time.
The Hukilau special guest, artist SHAG, will be debuting three new paintings as part of the on-site Harold Golen Gallery art show installation “Poly Blend.”
The master mixologist, Jeff “Beach Bum” Berry, returns with an all-new seminar about The Suffering Bastard!
Florida historian Lu Vickers, author of “Weeki Wachee, City of Mermaids: A History of One of Florida's Oldest Roadside Attractions” will delight and enthrall with her seminar, slide show and vintage film footage.
We have not one but two film debuts in store for The Hukilau 2010. Filmmaker Jochen Hirschfeld presents the world premiere of “The DVD Of Tiki,” five years in the making - a film crew traveled the Pacific for 101 days capturing both the true South Seas and its pop culture reinvention – a true labor of love. Duda Leite, back from Sao Paulo, Brazil, brings a full feature-length version of his fabulous “Tikimentary: In Search Of The Lost Paradise,” all about the modern-day Tiki movement!!
* The Woggles
* The Neanderthals
* Straight from Japan, The Sweet Hollywaiians
* The Bikini Beachcombers
* Stolen Idols
* The Intoxicators!
* Walk the Plank
* Our most favorite of royals, King Kukulele emcees the entire weekend.
Hukilau Virgins & Those Back by Popular Demand:
* DJ Lee of Dionysus Records
* DJ Dr. Scopitone
* Marina, The Fire Eating Mermaid
* Candy Del Rio
* Elena The Hula Hoop Girl
* DJ Lounge Laura Taylor
Other Hukilau 2010 Special Events:
* The return of the Hukilau Room Crawl – 2010 A Cocktail Odyssey!
* The return of the long-awaited “Sarong-O-Rama Fashion Show”!
Special merchandise for the event designed by Kevin Kidney, who recently designed much of the merchandise for Disneyland's Tiki Room Anniversary, will be announced shortly.
Visit the official Hukilau website for all the details