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10th Annual Tiki Night

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Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Filmmakers In Person! Performances from King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers!

10th Annual Tiki Night: “Plastic Paradise: A Swingin' Trip Through America's Polynesian Obsession”

5:00PM
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.

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.
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7:30PM
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.

Discussion following the film with filmmakers Gaspar González and Brett O’Bourke.



 

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