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The Mai-Kai's Hulaween

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Was excited to be asked again to illustrate the Mai-Kai's HULAWEEN poster! Here it is!

Mahalo Robert! It was great having your original artwork grace the flyer and poster again this year.

Here's the back of the flyer with more info on the event ...

Events, music, art, cocktails, culture

The Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide

[ Edited by: Hurricane Hayward 2018-09-14 14:24 ]

The official press release ...

The Mai-Kai is digging up old friends for 10th annual Hulaween party on Oct. 26

Friday, Oct. 26 – Hulaween 2018: Back from the Dead - 10th Anniversary Reunion featuring Slip and the Spinouts at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale. Free admission. Happy hour 5 to 7 p.m., plus drink specials all night. Live music and costume contest in The Molokai bar, 7 p.m.-midnight. Sponsored by Appleton Rum. More info at http://maikai.com and http://atomicgrog.com

Hulaween, South Florida's Tiki-inspired and retro-themed Halloween bash, celebrates its 10th anniversary at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, Oct. 26, with a "Back from the Dead" reunion party.

Slip and the Spinouts

Returning for the eighth time to rock the house is veteran roots rock band Slip and the Spinouts, cranking out three sets of classic covers and originals in the historic restaurant's Molokai lounge. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the bar's extensive happy hour, featuring some 50 half-priced tropical drinks and dozens of appetizers. The festive mood is set by themed music and a fully-decorated bar, including the signature sarong-clad servers (aka Molokai Girls) in costume.

The live music kicks off at 7 as the always-creative costumed revelers get into the spirit of the festivities with some of the most clever and well-crafted creations. The costume contest happens around 10, with cash and prizes to the top three winners.

Guitarist/vocalist Slip Mahoney and his band will keep the party going late into the evening with an eclectic mix of styles, from blues to rockabilly to classic country to surf. The bar fills up fast, so get there early to reserve a table. The dance floor is always a sight to behold as costumed revelers shake, rattle and roll to the beat of the Polynesian Pop party.

Several of The Mai-Kai's acclaimed tropical drinks will remain half-priced all night long, and Appleton Rum will also present specials and giveaways. New sponsor Drive-In-Sanity Films will provide ghoulish giveaways themed to its cult B-movies. The Atomic Grog blog is back as media sponsor and musical programmer for the seventh straight year. The exclusive artwork for Hulaween 2018 was created by South Florida artist Robert Jimenez.

Opened in 1956 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014, The Mai-Kai is the last remaining grand Polynesian supper club from the mid-century. Its cocktail menu is beloved by Tiki revivalists and the general public alike, and the Polynesian Islander Revue is the longest-running authentic South Seas stage show in the United States, including Hawaii.

At Hulaween on Oct. 26, this South Seas fantasy world will be transformed by the lively crowd of undead revelers who will return from the grave for a 10th time in search of a good time. It's likely they'll find it.

Take a look back at last year's frightening festivities on The Atomic Grog ...

Hulaween is this Friday!

Check out The Atomic Grog's full preview, plus a look back at all of the past events ...


Which Hulaween poster is your favorite?

See them all on the preview story ...

A few photos of this year's festivities ...

The Molokai Maidens welcome guests to Hulaween 2018.

Slip and the Sea Men (aka Slip and the Spinouts) kick off their first set.

Medusa and the Stone Soldier wowed the judges in the costume contest, winning first prize.

More photos on Facebook
The Atomic Grog's gallery: https://www.facebook.com/pg/atomicgrog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2023014364431725
The Mai-Kai's gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156796963462640&type=1&l=09d1d983b1

More coverage to come from The Atomic Grog.

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