King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers will perform in the Egyptian Theatre Courtyard alongside vendors and a no-host bar. Author Luis I. Reyes will sign copies of The Hawaii Movie and Television Book, for sale by Larry Edmunds Bookshop.
Bar: Assorted beers, red & white wine, Hawaiian Mojito Martinis and Traditional Mai-Tais will be available for purchase at a cash bar.
Tiki Luau Lunchbox: Treat yourself to a Tiki Luau Lunchbox to snack on as you enjoy the courtyard entertainment!
You can purchase your separate ticket for the meal box at $15 on Fandango. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your main course choice by 6/28 at 8 PM, after you purchase the lunch box on fandango. A limited number of Tiki Luau Lunch Boxes (chicken or veggie only) will be available for purchase on site on the day of the event (and on fandango). If you did not specify a choice, you will be able to choose from chicken or veggie.
Option #1: Assorted Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Chicken & Asparagus, Beef & Snow Pea, Asian
Vegetable), Carrot Miso & Coriander Dipping Sauces, Steamed Edamame with Sea Salt
Option #2: Chicken Yakitori Skewers, Scallion, Ginger & Sesame Dip, Indonesian Noodles, Steamed Edamame with Sea Salt
Option #3: Sweet Chili Glazed Shrimp Skewers with Snow Peas, Copperwell Noodles, Steamed Edamame with Sea Salt
Option #4: Grilled Tofu Skewer with Mushroom, Snow Peas and Red Pepper Scallion, Ginger & Sesame Dip, Edamame Rice Salad, Steamed Edamame with Sea Salt
All options include a dessert of White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.
Tiki Clip Show (30 min.), followed by the film:
“Plastic Paradise: A Swingin' Trip Through America's Polynesian Obsession”
2013, Common Machine, 54 min. Dir. Brett O’Bourke Trailer
The return of American GIs from the Pacific helped launch a postwar Polynesian craze that included candy-colored drinks, crazy Hawaiian shirts, exotic instrumental music and nonstop parties. Today the “tiki” scene (named after the large, wooden sculptures found throughout Polynesia) endures among a new generation, including musician Denny “King Kukulele” Moynahan, cocktail anthropologist Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, tiki historian Sven Kirsten and others, who weigh in on the little-known subculture in this fascinating documentary.
More Tiki in July at the Egyptian!