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Seventh annual Hulaween at The Mai-Kai on Oct. 30

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Zombies invade The Mai-Kai for seventh annual Hulaween party

What do you get when you combine the hippest Halloween party with the world’s most acclaimed and historic Tiki bar? Hulaween, of course. The seventh annual celebration of all things creatively creepy, kitschy and cool returns to The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, Oct. 30, for “Night of the Zombie.”

Rising from the ground at 5 p.m. and lurching past midnight, the ghoulish event will feature a costume contest with $600 cash and special prizes to the winners, drink specials and Appleton Rum giveaways. South Florida favorite Slip and the Spinouts will perform three sets of roots and rockabilly tunes beginning around 7.

The Molokai bar will be transformed into a rockin’ retro shindig with The Mai-Kai’s acclaimed Tiki cocktails and classic pupu platters sharing the spotlight with the lively crowd of undead revelers. You can enjoy the bar’s many deadly tropical drinks for half price until 7. Hulaween will also honor the infamous Zombie with a special Appleton Zombie available all night.

After the second set by Slip and the Spinouts around 10 p.m., don’t miss the parade of costumes and announcement of prizes. This year’s top prize for the best costume is $300 cash plus a $50 gift certificate from The Mai-Kai. Second place will receive $200 and third $100. Thanks to Appleton for the cash prizes. There will also be additional prizes, including a Tiki mug and Big Kahuna Pass to The Hukilau 2016.

All night, The Mai-Kai's dining rooms, including the showroom featuring the famous Polynesian Islander Revue, will be available as usual for dinner parties large and small, dead and undead. For reservations or more information, call (954) 563-3272 or visit http://maikai.com

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Beware: Two very different, lethal Zombies are looming Friday night at Hulaween 2015 ...

I'll be spinning spooky tunes beginning at 5 p.m. sharp.

The first of three sets by Slip & the Spinouts kicks off around 7.

Costume contest with $600 cash and other prizes starts around 10.

Appleton Rum drink samples and giveaways, special Appleton Zombie, plus half-priced Shark Bite and Jet Pilot all night.

Who will survive the Night of the Zombie?

A few choice photos from last night by The Atomic Grog. Full gallery coming soon.

Slip and the Spinouts rock the house at Hulaween 2015.

Beetlejuice and Lydia enjoy a Sidewinder's Fang at Hulaween 2015.

The Witch Doctor won fourth place in the Hulaween 2015 costume contest.

Mr. Zombie (With a Knife in His Head) finished third in the costume contest at Hulaween 2015.

Voted the top costumes at Hulaween 2015 were Zombie Headhunter and Head (left, first place) and Headhuter With Captive (second).

Also check out the Facebook gallery from The Mai-Kai ...

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[ Edited by: Hurricane Hayward 2015-10-31 13:44 ]

OK, here's the full recap and more photos on The Atomic Grog blog ...

The Molokai Girls were ready for the invading hordes of zombies. (Mai-Kai photo)

The undead get lively at The Mai-Kai’s seventh annual Hulaween party

The living dead came out in full force on Halloween Eve at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale, filling The Molokai bar with creative costumes and partying to the rockabilly sounds of Slip and the Spinouts for the seventh annual Hulaween.

Among those dancing to Slip and the Spinouts were Mia and Vincent from “Pulp Fiction.” (Atomic Grog photo)

Slip and the Spinouts kept the party lively, as usual, performing for the fifth time at the annual Halloween bash. The dance floor filled with swing dancers almost immediately as the band cranked out an endless set list of classic rockabilly, roots, and rock ‘n’ roll plus a number of well-received originals.

A zombie couple enjoys a last dance. (Atomic Grog photo)

The highlight of the party, as usual, was the costume contest featuring dozens of creations that ranged from creepy to kooky. Hulaween always attractss a hip, retro-inspired crowd with cheesy and trendy costumes almost non-existent. Cash and prizes were provided by Appleton Rum and other sponsors, including The Hukilau.

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