Hollywood’s Pacific War with DeSoto Brown

Saturday 10am-11am. Join author DeSoto Brown as he takes you on a journey back in time to the optimistic years of the 1950s and ’60s in Hawaii, to see and hear how the islands would have been presented in a commercial promotional film of that time. Entry is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe passes. […]

Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story

Saturday 3:30-5pm. Join us for a showing of the Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story and Q&A with the REAL Gidget Kathy Zuckerman and the Director Brian Gillogly! The movie tells the story behind the world famous book and film franchise that brought surfing to the masses. In the summer of ’56, Los Angeles teenager Kathy […]

SeaWorld: San Diego’s Polynesian Playground w/Mike Skinner

Saturday 12noon-1pm. Dive right in with Mike Skinner as he shares knowledge of the early days of San Diego Mission Bay SeaWorld. The original 1964 park was a masterpiece of exotic romance including a Sea Grotto with Sea Maids, The Hawaiian Punch Villiage where you could enjoy punch and a South Seas movie, and the Japanese […]

Hollywood Icons of Tiki Cinema w/Luis I. Reyes

Saturday 3pm-4pm. From Elvis Presley to Gidget, from Harrison Ford to Tom Hanks and from Hawaii Five-0 to Magnum, P.I., we will have fun with the iconic personalities that helped to define Hawaii during the second half of the Twentieth Century from Territory to Statehood and into the 21st century. Entry is included with BOTH […]

A Real Conversation About Rum w/Bailey Pryor

Host: Bailey Pryor. Let’s work together to build a new language around rum using terms that clearly define the actual methods used and the resulting products. Let’s get the real conversation going so that we can elevate the rum category and honor the history, technology, culture and hard work that goes into creating this beautiful spirit.

Matchless Tikis: Collecting Tiki Matchbook Covers w/Richard Greene

Saturday 11am-12noon. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors — all concealing the fire within. While commonplace, matchbooks can be tiny works of art. Join matchbook collector extraordinare, Richard Greene, thru a visual stroll through Tiki culture’s history as recorded on matchbook covers. Entry is included with BOTH Cocktail and Deluxe passes. Back to Symposiums […]