Entries from March 31st, 2006

March 31, 2006

Amsterdam: Tiki Art Exhibition

Filed under: Art,Continental Europe,Events,Music,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 11:42 pm
Netherlands Tiki Art Exhibition
Netherlands Tiki Art Exhibition

Opening Sunday, April 16 and continuing through Sunday, April 21, Cafe Cantine in Amsterdam is showing a Tiki Art Exhibition. Featured artists include Southern California’s Tiki Tony, Spain’s Mappe, Britain’s Tiki Racer, and Netherland’s own Jasper Fijnvandraat, Claudia Hek and Michiel Hoving. The opening event on the 16th will include a performance from rockabilly band Mischief. Cafe Cantine is at Rietlandpark 373, and the event is free.

New Humu Kon Tiki Event Calendar

Filed under: Events,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 11:27 pm
New Humu Kon Tiki Event Calendar
New Humu Kon Tiki Event Calendar

Ooh la la! I decided it was silly that Humu Kon Tiki has all this great information about upcoming events, but no single place to see at a glance what’s coming up. You can now see a list of the events I’ve posted about under Upcoming Tiki Events in the sidebar. Hope you find it helpful!

Catalina Tiki Fest 2006

Filed under: Events,Los Angeles,News,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 10:55 pm
Catalina Tiki Fest 2006
Catalina Tiki Fest 2006

August 18-20, Catalina Island will host the Catalina Tiki Fest. The event will feature cultural exhibitions and workshops, including hula lessons, lei making, and tiki carving. Vendors will be selling tiki wares all weekend, and the main event is a luau with performances by over 50 Polynesian dancers on Saturday night. It takes place at Descanso Beach on Catalina — the island is 22 miles off-shore and is part of Los Angeles County, and is reachable by boat. Full details, including the schedule and ticket purchase, are available at the Catalina Tiki Fest website.

San Francisco: Trader Vic’s Tiki Party Book Signing

Filed under: Events,San Francisco,Shopping,Tiki,Trader Vic's — Humuhumu @ 10:25 pm

Trader Vic’s is having another book signing party for Trader Vic’s Tiki Party, by Steve Siegelman. The book has over 100 tropical drink recipes, including some of the old Trader Vic’s favorites, and some food recipes, too. The book signing is at Trader Vic’s San Francisco, at 555 Golden Gate Ave (just west of Van Ness). Party attendees will get one free Mai Tai, and can enjoy complimentary pupus. Attendance is limited to only 100 people, and you must RSVP in advance by calling (415) 775-6300.

Denver: Tiki on the Town

Filed under: Denver,Events,News,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 9:57 pm
Tiki on the Town event in Denver
Tiki on the Town event in Denver

Denver tikiphiles aren’t just sitting around twiddling their thumbs as they wait for the re-emergence of the on-hiatus Tiki Boyd’s; they’re keeping the fires burning with a “Tiki on the Town” event, sponsored by the new Rocky Mountain Tiki Newsletter.

Tomorrow night, April 1, folks are meeting up at the Twin Dragon Restaurant & Lounge (3021 South Broadway in Englewood) at 7pm for flaming pupu platters, volcano bowls, and drinks served in tiki mugs. It’s actually a Chinese restaurant, but you have to take your tiki where you can get it in lean times. Afterward, the group is heading over to Skylark Lounge (140 South Broadway, just north of Alameda) for a show by surf band The Beloved Invaders. Newcomers are welcome (just chime in on the thread on Tiki Central, so they know how many to expect), and be sure to wear your best aloha wear!

The Rocky Mountain Tiki Newsletter is a new publication by ZuluMagoo, a free and irregularly published periodical to keep the newly-percolating Denver tiki scene hip to the goings-on. If you’d like to receive the Rocky Mountain Tiki Newsletter, drop a line to ZuluMagoo at RockyMountainTiki@yahoo.com.

Disney Enchanted Tiki Room Merchandise

Filed under: Disney,News,Shopping,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 5:08 pm
Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room Drummer God
Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room Drummer God

The latest round of Enchanted Tiki Room merchandise from Disney goes on sale next Friday, April 7, at midnight (that’s late Thursday/early Friday) west coast time. The items are part of the final round of items celebrating Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. Perhaps the most highly anticipated item is the one pictured above, a full-scale replica of the drummers that play up in the rafters of the Enchanted Tiki Room. These were cast from an actual original drummer, and the detail is amazing. I was able to see one in person a couple months ago, and the paint job is fantastic. The drum is actually a small up-light, just like the ones in the Enchanted Tiki Room. The arms are not motored, but they are moveable, so crafty types could easily figure out a way to automate them. Only 1,000 have been produced.

Also going on sale are of course the replicas of the 1964 Enchanted Tiki Room Host Shirt and Hostess Dress. (There’s a whole saga behind that dress.) I still haven’t seen the final picture of me in the dress that will be used on the DisneyShopping website, I’ll get to see it Thursday night, but they used a picture of Kevin & me together (along with Bamboo Handbag!) for an ad — you can see it, along with all the other merchandise, on DizHub.com.

The non-tiki merchandise is also fab — the Monsanto House of the Future in particular is neat (it lights up!), and Kevin Kidney designed a shirt that uses vintage Disney signage that’s sure to sell out quickly. To place an order, visit DisneyShopping.com, or call (800) 237-5751. In the past, I think the phone operators haven’t had the new merch info as quickly as the website, so be prepared to try both if you’re itching to get your items orders ASAP.

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About Humuhumu
Humuhumu is the creator of several tiki websites. She is a designer and programmer based out of San Francisco.

- Website Design and Programming

- A Worldwide Guide to Tiki Bars & Polynesian Restaurants

- Tiki Mugs & More: Track & View Collections




Arkiva Tropika
Mimi Payne’s massive Polynesian Pop collection

Barefoot Bloggin’
A surfin’, ukein’, freewheelin’ monkey boy

Beachbum Berry
Author of Grog Log and Intoxica!, and one of my dearest drinkin’ buddies

Blog from the user interface designer extraordinaire

Worldwide Guide to Tiki Bars & Polynesian Restaurants

Dumb Angel
A look at the 1960s Los Angeles mod, pop, surf, and music scene

Eye of the Goof
Pop culture with a tiki tinge

Forbidden Island
My Wednesday hangout, the Bay Area’s best tiki bar

Humuhumu’s Life in Photos
Pictures of my adventures

I build websites

Junkyard Clubhouse
Random interesting things from Humuhumu & Hanford Lemoore

Kevin Kidney
Kevin loves tiki, I love Kevin, you will too

Tiki links galore

Mai Tai Online
Montreal-based tiki ‘zine

Tiki Mug Collection Organizer

The Jab
Follow the way of the jab

Tiki Bar TV
Public Access meets Modern Drunkard

Tiki Central
Community forums

Tiki Magazine
Periodical publication covering the wide world of Tiki

Tiki Talk
Hot Lava’s Tiki Blog