Welcome to Hukilau.org, an open lanai where you find many tiki treasures.

Benzart's amazing carvings on Hukilau.org

Bamboo Ben's Custom Tropical Decor here on Catalyst IT's server

Polynesian Proud Productions incredible dance revue on Hukilau.org

Swanky is co-creator and original organizer of Hukilau, a Polynesian Pop event. Here are the websites from previous years to see what it was all about.

Hukilau 2002
held in Atlanta and featuring King Kukulele, the Mai Kai Gents and the incredible decor of Mai Tiki. Hukilau put Trader Vic's Atlanta on the cultural map and helped make it a place to go. Creative Loafing magazine named Hukilau as the number one event of the year.

Hukilau 2003 site by Swanky using artwork by Hoffa
- Hukilau moved to Fort Lauderdale to celebrate the Mai Kai. With the help of co-organizers Bre-elle and Tristan Ishtar, Hukilau found a new permanent home there. I Belli di Waikiki made their U.S. debut this year and Mai Tiki set the stage again. Shag designed the original mug, created by Tiki Farm.

Hukilau 2004 site graphic design by Seth at Troika Studios using artwork by Derek
The year of the hurricane. From the incredible Tikki Beach cruise to the opening ceremonies by Polynesian Proud to the conga line with Billy Mure to a night to remember, riding out Jeanne at the Mai Kai, many say this was the best event. Pualani Avon performed Lovely Hula Hands at the Mai Kai. This was Swanky's last year as organizer of Hukilau.

Hukilau 2005 Website by Seth at Troika Studios

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Hukilau 2005 Teaser by Seth at Troika Studios

Hukilau 2006 - Celebrating the Mai Kai's 50th Anniversary

The Headhunter Lounge site template created by Catalyst IT and on their server

The Mai Kai Fan Site.
Mai Kai Fan Site (In progress)

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Tiki Headlines from Around the 'net

Rummy's Polynesian House, Monocacy
Added: with menu and matchbook images from Mimi Payne
Posted: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:59:06 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
Tiki in the Swinging Mid-?60s
Picture of a tiki conga drum, from the collection of Sabu the Coconut Boy Sabu the Coconut Boy has unearthed yet more gems — it’s his schtick, it’s what he does. This time, it’s an article in a 1966 ARGOSY magazine, about the then-growing popularity of “singles” apartment complexes, where the young and unattached would in theory [...]
Posted: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:46:36 -0400    Source: Humu Kon Tiki
Tiburon Tommie's, Tiburon
Added: with menu images from Mimi Payne
Posted: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 12:51:40 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
Alameda: Forbidden Island Parking Lot Bonanza
Sidewinder’s Fang, photo by Craig Lee for San Francisco Chronicle On Sunday, September 24 from 3-7 p.m., Forbidden Island will be holding a sale of tiki flotsam & jetsam in their parking lot, and they’re also opening their lot to other vendors who would like to sell their wares to a collection of ideally tiki-crazed and booze-hazed [...]
Posted: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 17:26:43 -0400    Source: Humu Kon Tiki
Modesto: Hooptylau 2006
Schmama Lama & me at Hooptylau 2004 It’s time once again for one of my very favorite tiki events, Hooptylau in California’s Central Valley. This event celebrates both the Central Valley’s rich tiki history, and its inherent trashiness. Attendees are invited to bust out their most questionable aloha wear, with the most outlandish winning prizes (this [...]
Posted: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 16:42:48 -0400    Source: Humu Kon Tiki
Video of Trader Vic?s in Atlanta
Still from TripSmarter.com video of Trader Vic’s in Atlanta Martiki dug up this 4-1/2 minute video on TripSmarter.com of my favorite of all the stateside Trader Vic’s, the one in Atlanta. The Atlanta Trader Vic’s opened in 30 years ago, in 1976, and unlike many older Polynesian restaurants, it thankfully hasn’t been remodeled, and remains a [...]
Posted: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 14:38:24 -0400    Source: Humu Kon Tiki
Trader Vic's, Bellevue
Updated: added photo from Tracy Anderson
Posted: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 13:15:43 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
My Travels: Walt Disney World
Adventureland at Walt Disney World Ah, another August goes shooting by. Earlier in the month, I was in Internet-free Downieville, a wee little almost-ghost-town a few hours from pretty much anything, in the Sierras. It’s very pretty, but it ain’t tiki, so that’s all I’ve got to say about it here. After that, we headed out [...]
Posted: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 21:38:25 -0400    Source: Humu Kon Tiki
Disney's Polynesian Resort, Orlando
Updated: added descriptive text, lots of photos
Posted: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 13:24:06 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Orlando
Updated: added photos
Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 21:37:05 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
Bahooka Ribs & Grog, Rosemead
Updated: added photo from Aubrey Hallis
Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:49:30 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
Trader Vic's, Beverly Hills
Updated: added photo from Aubrey Hallis
Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:47:29 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
Tonga Room, San Francisco
Updated: added photos from Kevin Ruppenthal
Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:46:27 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
Puka Bar, Long Beach
Updated: added photos from Roger Beal
Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:42:21 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki
Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge, El Segundo
Updated: added photos from Tim Keenan
Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:39:03 -0400    Source: Latest Updates to Critiki

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