$10 – $55

Malihini Tiki Fest

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Johnson County Art And Heritage Center

8788 Metcalf Avenue

Overland Park, KS 66212

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Aloha.

Malihini is the Hawaiian word for visitor, or newcomer. In the expansive spirit of the Hawaiian people, we welcome you to join us in friendship and family to share this tropical getaway. What is unique in the tiki lifestyle, is that it encompasses all the realms of design. Music, food, drink, clothing, jewelry, and furnishings. Slip on a bright Hawaiian shirt, grab a cocktail, listen to exotic tunes, and be transported to the tropics with hundreds of friendly tikiphiles.

General Admission tickets are $20. Included is entrance to the indoor/outdoor festival, vendor and artist booths, all entertainment, and food and cocktail vendors. A series of entertaining seminars is available at $10 each, with limited space.

Exotica 101

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your host Darrell Brogdon, of Retro Cocktail Hour on Kansas Public Radio, takes you on an exciting journey through the history and origins of Exotica music.

Poly Pop in the Paris of the Plains

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Kansas City Tiki experts Brad Finch, Paul Hutinett, and Corey Whitworth tell you all about the rich history of Tiki in Kansas City, beginning with pre-war tropical bars to the recent resurgence of local Polynesian Pop.

Hapa Haole Hula Lessons

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn the traditional Hawaiian dance moves of the hula with Debbie Rommel, leader of the dance troupe, Hula Hale O'Kiakahi.

KC Modern Mid-Century

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

An informative history of the local mid-century architecture of Kansas City and it's suburbs, with special emphasis on the Metcalf corridor, where the Arts and Heritage Center is located. Presented by KC Modern a group dedicated to the preservation and celebration of mid-century Kansas City architecture.

Tiki: The Rise, The Fall, The Resurrection, The Redemption

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Everything you wanted to know about Tiki but were afraid to ask.

Musician/DJ/Bartender Brother Cleve lived through the final days of Tiki's heyday and its subsequent demise. He was a player - literally, as a musician - during Tiki's revival in the 90's. In this 90 minute PowerPoint seminar - filled with imagery, music, and film - Cleve looks at the roots and rise of Tropical bars and restaurants, their influence on American culture and vice versa, and its global spread. We examine how and why it went out of fashion, and how and why it returned, and where it's gone and where it's going in a new millennium. Complete with the most fascinating Tiki infomercial you've never seen.



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Johnson County Art And Heritage Center

8788 Metcalf Avenue

Overland Park, KS 66212

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