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The Tiki Times – May 2017 Events Calendar: Tiki Caliente and lots more summer kickoff parties

From the ashes of the Week in Tiki (and, later, the Month in Tiki) rises The Tiki Times. Still ambitious, but more practical, this monthly guide to what’s going on across the world of Tiki culture will hopefully be a … Continue reading

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The Tiki Times – April 2017 Events Calendar: Surf and rockabilly, Miami Rum Festival, Chicago Area Tiki Tour

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The Mai-Kai is here to stay: 10 reasons why we love the historic South Florida restaurant

There’s no doubt that The Mai-Kai restaurant has had long-lasting appeal and success. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 and celebrated its 60th anniversary in December, when it was honored by the Broward County … Continue reading

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The Hukilau 2017 updates: New band added, sneak peek at official mug and glassware

This story will be updated with the latest news and updates on The Hukilau as additional info is released. The Hukilau: June 7-11, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 and The Mai-Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Buy tickets now. … Continue reading

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Exclusive: The Hukilau’s Tiki Tower Takeover to feature rum ambassador Ian Burrell, international flair

The Hukilau, the East Coast’s largest and longest-running Tiki weekender, has confirmed an all-new lineup for one of its signature events during the 16th annual festivities in Fort Lauderdale in June. When the acclaimed Tiki Tower Takeover returns to the … Continue reading

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The Tiki Times – February 2017 News and Events: Bar openings and closings, cocktail competitions, Modernism Week, plus more

Updated March 8 NEW: After each month, look for a summary of all the top Tiki news, plus updates on bar openings and closings, the world of rum, plus more! Jump below: Tiki news | Bar news | Rum news … Continue reading

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The Mai-Kai turns 60 with special history presentations, celebration

NEW: New giant carved Tiki added to outdoor garden in time for 60th anniversary Updated Dec. 24: Symposia Series sold out; get on the waiting list See below: Lost cocktails announced | Extended happy hour UPDATE: In a special 10-minute … Continue reading

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Update: The Hukilau tickets go on sale, co-founder Tiki Kiliki steps down

Updated May 2017 The Hukilau updates: New band added, sneak peek at official mug and glassware Exclusive: Tower Takeover to feature rum ambassador Ian Burrell, international flair See below: Tiki Kiliki leaves The Hukilau in December November 2016 The Halloween … Continue reading

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Photos: A hauntingly good time at historic Mai-Kai’s 8th annual Hulaween party

Approaching its 60th anniversary, Fort Lauderdale’s hallowed Mai-Kai got into the Halloween spirit with its eighth annual Hulaween party on Friday, Oct. 28. More than 100 costumed revelers packed The Molokai lounge for an evening of deadly tropical drinks and … Continue reading

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The Mai-Kai’s eighth annual Hulaween party is cursed by cannibals

It’s that time of year again, when ghouls and ghosts haunt the historic Fort Lauderdale restaurant The Mai-Kai, scaring up frightening fun at the eighth annual Hulaween on Friday, Oct. 28. The event takes a savage turn this year with … Continue reading

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