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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

Annual Tiki Night at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood 7/14

A tropical breeze blows through Hollywood for the American Cinematheque's 14th annual Tiki Night Saturday, July 14. As usual, the evening will be hosted by King Kukulele who will perform with his band The Friki Tikis. And as always there will be plenty of Tiki vendors, Tiki cocktails, and Tiki food for sale, Tiki music, a Tiki movie, a performance by the Polynesian Paradise Dancers, and more Tiki entertainment!

Special guest, Bosko Hrnjak has created a special limited edition event mug (for sell at $150 in the lobby) for the premiere of the new documentary on his work that plays as part of Tiki Night! This commemorative ceramic mug is his 111th design. This piece is particularly special because it’s an event mug for the premiere of the documentary Bosko and the Rebirth of Tiki to be seen the night of the Tiki party. A limited edition of just 80 in Gold will be sold. And artist Stephen DelTour has designed a limited edition Egypto-Polynesian shirt for Tiki Night in shades of purple (design above).

Vendors in attendance will include Black Cat Atomic Treasures who offer vintage Hawaiian clothes and various treasures, Clever Vintage (the name says it all), Creative DZr whose stock and trade are prints of original Tiki illustrations, The Art of Kentiki, which is described as a mix of Fine Art and Tiki Culture, Mr. Charles who deals in Vintage Hawaiian clothing, fabric, tikis and barware, Ms. Formaldehyde (which is the brand name for flamingo hats), pineapple headbands, Hair flowers, and Tiki jewelry, Eric October who deals in Tiki ceramics, drawings, paintings, paper sculpture, and prints, Rarabird Art & Primativa Diva who sells Tiki paintings & prints, exotic hair flowers, hat fobs, T-shirts, and magnets, Rare Revival Vintage sells vintage Tiki Hawaiian clothing and accessories, Tiki Swag (it is what it sounds like), plus more vendors to be announced!

It's free admission to the shop vendors from 1:30 - 3:30 PM, all set up on the well decorated patio of the Egyptian's entry way. After 3:30 PM the area will close in preparation of the night's festivities. At 4:00 PM the doors open for the ticketed portion of the event. Box office access is through the parking lot on Las Palmas Avenue north of Selma and up the concrete ramp on the side of the theatre. 4:00 - 7:30 PM ticketed guests will enjoy live entertainment, food and drinks, plus vendors! At 5:00 PM King Kukulele and the Friki Tikis will perform alongside the Polynesian Paradise Dancers in the courtyard. 7:30 PM brings the screening of Bosko & The Whimsical Imagineer, introduced by King Kukulele!

General admission is $15, but only $12 for American Cinematheque members (no vouchers accepted). Tickets for sale on Fandango and at the box office while supply lasts. All cocktails, beer, wine and water will be for sale and are not included with the price of admission. Drink tickets will be sold at our box office (cash or credit card accepted) and for cash only at a table inside of the event. Entry into the event will be through the back, off Las Palmas. Walk through the parking lot.

Most importantly, be sure to get your Tiki pride up! This annual event is always highly anticipated by American Cinematheque members, and for good reason. It's a Hollywood tradition that just can't be matched. Get your tickets now and see exactly why.

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