The Tiki Times – November 2017 Events Calendar: Rum fests, bar tours and art shows across the globe

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NOVEMBER 2017 TIKI EVENTS CALENDAR
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Nov. 4-5 – Dapper Day Expo at Disneyland. Live music plus vintage and contemporary merchandise marketplace at the Disneyland Hotel, plus fall outings to both parks of the Disneyland Resort.

Nov. 3-4 – Danish Rum & Whiskey Festival in Frederiks, Denmark.

Nov. 5 – Fall Hawaiian Brunch and Bazaar at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville, Calif.

Nov. 5 – Lowbrow Aloha Holiday Hula at Hala Kahiki in River Grove, Ill. The historic Tiki bar’s latest art show features artists selling their wares, a charity raffle, plus more.
Lowbrow Aloha Holiday Hula

Nov. 5-11 – Bamboo on the Bayou in Houston, a week-long, Tiki cocktail crawl featuring some of the city’s top bartenders. Participating bars include Lei Low, Howie’s Tiki, Anvil Bar and Refuge, and many more. The Bamboo Bash street party has been postponed until March 31.
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Nov. 7 – Lost Lake’s Plantation Rum release party at the acclaimed Chicago rum and Tiki bar. Paul McGee and his crew launch their own Multi-Island XO Lost Lake Private Cask rum from the venerable Maison Ferrand brand.

Nov. 11-12 – Sarasota Mod Weekend Mid Century Tiki Bar Tour at the historic Bahi Hut. A chance to find out more about Florida’s hidden gem, virtually unchanged since 1954 and the fourth oldest Tiki bar in the country. Hear about the restoration plans and sample the signature Mai Tai and Sneaky Tiki.
* More on Sarasota Mod Weekend, Nov. 10-12
Bahi Hut

Nov. 12-13 – The Rum Day in Milan, Italy. An exploration of cane spirits (rum and cachaça) featuring tastings, industry networking, seminars and other activities.

Nov. 16-18 – Tiki Festival: Island of Hawaii featuring the “California Castaways in Hawaii” art show. This free event includes food, music, art and vendors at the Royal Kona Resort and The Shops at Mauna Lani on The Big Island. Artists include Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker, Doug Horne, Ken Ruzic, and Big Toe.
* Press coverage: Inaugural Tiki party looks to celebrate art style on Hawaii
Tiki Festival: Island of Hawaii

Nov. 16-19 – Barbados Food and Rum Festival. This eighth annual gathering in the birthplace of rum shines a spotlight on the area’s local spirits and rum-based cocktails. Also featuring local and international chefs, and a beach party featuring live musical performances.
* Press coverage

Nov. 18-19 – Dapper Days at Disney World. The fall outing includes stylish gatherings at both Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Includes special rates at Disney’s Polynesian Village and Contemporary resorts.

Nov. 25 – Tiki Trader San Diego at Bali Hai featuring more than 60 vendors, music, drinks, fun and food at the historic restaurant on Shelter Island.
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Tiki Trader San Diego

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ONGOING MONTHLY EVENTS

First Thursday – Otto’s Grotto at Forbidden Island in Alameda, Calif. Tiki Oasis mastermind and DJ Otto von Stroheim spins his favorite exotic tunes.

Nov. 4 – Unsteady Freddie’s Surf-Rock/Pop Shindig at Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City.

Nov. 9 – Tiki Bingo at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale hosted by the Gumbo Limbo Chapter of the Fraternal Order Of Moai. A fund-raising event featuring an extended happy hour.

Third Wednesday – Primativa in Hi-Fi at Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City. DJs Jack Fetterman and Gina of the Jungle spin the best exotica, lounge and cocktail music.

Last Thursday – Shipwreck’d at Porco Lounge & Tiki Room in Cleveland. DJ Max Payola of WCSB 89.3 spins rare vinyl that celebrates the crushed velvet lounge scene of the ’60s and ’70s.
Shipwreck'd at Porco Lounge & Tiki Room

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SAVE THE DATE: 2018 SPOTLIGHT EVENTS

Feb. 15-25 – Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Calif. [Atomic Grog coverage]

April 19-22 – Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekend. [Atomic Grog coverage]

June 6-10 – The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale. [Atomic Grog coverage]
The Hukilau 2018

June 9-10 – Rum Renaissance Festival in Fort Lauderdale. [Atomic Grog coverage]

June 28-July 1 – Ohana: Luau At The Lake at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, N.Y. [Atomic Grog coverage]

July 13-15 – Tiki Kon in Portland, Ore. [Atomic Grog coverage]

July 17-22 – Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, La. [Atomic Grog coverage]

Aug. 8-12 – Tiki Oasis in San Diego, Calif. [Atomic Grog coverage]
Tiki Oasis 2018

Aug. 18 – Asbury Park Surf Music Festival on the New Jersey shore. [Atomic Grog coverage]

Sept. 6-9 – Huka Pele Tiki Weekender in Las Vegas.

Oct. 20-21 – UK RumFest in London.

More events coming soon!
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About Hurricane Hayward

A professional journalist and Florida resident for more than 30 years, Jim "Hurricane" Hayward shares his obsession with Polynesian Pop and other retro styles on his blog, The Atomic Grog. Jim's roots in mid-century and reto culture go back to his childhood in the 1960s, when he tagged along with his parents to Tiki restaurants and his father's custom car shows. His experience in journalism, mixology, and more than 20 years as an independent concert promoter make him a jack-of-all-trades in the South Florida scene. A graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, Jim is a longtime web producer for The Palm Beach Post. In his spare time, he has promoted hundreds of rock, punk, and indie concerts under the Slammie Productions name since the early 1990s. In 2011, he launched The Atomic Grog to extensively cover events, music, art, cocktails, and culture with a retro slant. Jim earned his nickname by virtue of both his dangerous exotic drinks and his longtime position producing The Post's tropical weather website.
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