Tiki Underground Events

2017 UPCOMING EVENTS

Every Tuesday! Cleveland Awesome Trivia hosts a fun night in the back room at 7:00pm with TU gift certificates for the winners. 

Every Saturday!! My Old Man’s Beer Night at Tiki Underground
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elebrating the old school beers that your pops used to drink while watching Johnny Carson. Think Blatz, Genesee, Black Label, Hamm’s, PBR – we have a wide variety of cans for only $2 each!!

Colin John Blackout Wednesday

Wednesday, November 22, 4-11pm: Blackout Wednesday at Tiki Underground
Celebrate Drinksgiving at TU with special guest, the talented guitarist Colin John who will entertain you with surf and world music from 6-9pm! We have a huge back room for all of your friends, food and drink specials, and two dart boards ready and waiting. SPECIALS! It’s Wing Wednesday with 60 cent wings* and $5 Kona drafts all night! Also, $5 appetizers, $1 off draft beers, and $1 off Daiquiris from 4-7pm.
* With beverage purchase, minimum order 6 wings, dine in only, no other coupons or offers may be used.

Jesse Bush event

Saturday, December 2, 8:30pm: Burlesque and Variety Benefit for Jesse Bush
We’re coming together to help a member of our community! Jesse Bush is a beloved human who needs a little boost to help through a tough time, and we want to show him our love and support. Performances, raffles, and merriment will be in attendance and you should too! Click here to purchase $10 tickets, 100% of the proceeds go to Jesse.

Saturday, December 9, 8pm: Vibrogroove Band
Rock out with Vibrogroove Band in our back room featuring local guitar guru John Markovic. Blues, classic rock, and a few twists just for our tiki crowd. No cover! $2 cans of old school beer all night.

 

2018 UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, February 10, 8pm: Surfer Rex Swizzles
We know how much you love surf music, and we’re excited for the debut of a local favorite Surfer Rex! Great surf music in February will wash away all of your winter blues, at least for a few hours. This no cover show will include two sets, don’t miss it!

Saturday, February 24, 9pm: Nostalgic Nerdlesque: Retro Pop Culture Burlesque
Kick off 2018 right with our fourth Burlesque Show, Nostalgic Nerdlesque: Retro Pop Culture Burlesque. Performers from Akron, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh will showcase your favorite old school shows from the 1930s-1960s with their own twist. More details on tickets, performers, and inspiration posted soon. The show is one in a series leading up to Midwest Nerdlesque Fest November 9-10, 2018 in Akron.

 

2017 PAST EVENTS – click links for photos and videos!

Saturday, November 18, 7pm: TU Movie Night
We’re having our first movie night in the back room! There will be a vote for two of four choices, winner is shown at 7pm, runner up at 9pm. Voting closes and winners announced by Friday at 12noon. Free popcorn and $2 vintage beer cans all night. And yes, these are the movies we show above the bar!

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Saturday, November 11, 8:30-9:30pm: Roland Remington plays exotica at Tiki Underground
He has played tiki events all over the country, and we’re bringing him to NE Ohio just for your listening pleasure. Roland Remington plays mid-century Exotica (tiki bar music) by artists like Martin Denny, Les Baxter and Arthur Lyman on vintage melody percussion instruments. Let his music takes you back to a time when Hawaii became our 50th state and the islands of the South Pacific held wonder and intrigue. A time when every modern home had a tiki bar with a hi-fi full of exotica records to whisk you off to far away, exotic lands!

Friday, November 10, 8-11pm: Live Rockabilly and Vintage Rock at Tiki Underground
The back room will light up with the rockabilly sounds of local legends Crash Coffin and the Pallbearers and David Loy & The Ramrods. Don’t miss a night of great local music with no cover, and we promise to leave room for a dancing. $2 vintage beer cans all night to go with this vintage sound.

Franks & Deans

Thursday, November 9, 8pm: From Las Vegas …. Franks & Deans
Touring the U.S. from Las Vegas, Franks & Deans rocks the TU rafters with Rat Pack music played loud and mighty. $1 tacos and $3 Coronas all night.

Saturday, November 4, 5-8pm: First Annual TU Clam Bake
Join us for our First Annual Clam Bake at Tiki Underground for only $30 per person! We have a limited number of dinners so reserve yours today. Each person will enjoy house made Potato Corn Chowder, 1 dozen Cherry Stone Clams, 1 dozen Mussels, 1/4 Chicken, Mini Corn on the cob, Red Skinned Potatoes, Roll, Side Salad (lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers), Dessert

Wednesday, November 1, 6-9pm: Vibrogroove Blues and Rock Duo
John Markovic and Scott Dykstra will go acoustic in the TU Syndicate Lounge! Happy Hour specials 4-7pm and Wing Wednesday with 60-cent traditional wings and $2 PBR cans all night.

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Saturday, October 28, 4-11pm: First Annual TU Epic Halloween Costume Party
We’re rocking our first Halloween in style with a massive costume party like no other. Think Walking Dead meets Gilligan’s Island, Game of Thrones meets LOST, and Sin City meets Beach Blanket Bingo! More on that soon …. We will have food and cocktail specials, killer tunes, and prizes for the costumes in these categories:

BEST OVERALL
MOST ORIGINAL
TIKIEST
SCARIEST

Don’t hold back! This will be one for the history books because “Second Annual” is great but not the same.

Wednesday, October 25, 6-9pm: Colin John Surf and World Music and Greater Akron Cocktail Society Meeting
Surf & World Roots Instrumental Guitar Magic with Colin John, returning to play in the TU Syndicate Lounge. $2 PBR cans and 60-cent traditional wings all night. Select appetizers for $5 and $1 off Daiquiris and $1 off draft beers from 4-7pm

Surf Spectacular Oct 21

Saturday, October 21, 8pm: TU Surf Spectacular Featuring The Black Flamingos
Black Flamingos travel from NJ to share their talents in the NE Ohio surf rock scene. They will be joined by local surf favorites The Del Rios and The Kahuna Kings.

Tuesday, October 17, 4-10pm: Painkiller Night and Ninth Island Launch for Cavs Home Opener
Party with us for the Cavs Home Opener, our first Painkiller Night only $6.23 each! We also launch one of our new cocktails, the Ninth Island inspired by Frankie’s Tiki Room. Happy Hour 4-7pm for pre-game with $1 off both Mai Tais and drafts, and $5 select appetizers. $7.99 steak dinners all night (8oz sirloin, baked potato, side salad). Game will be showing in the back room during TU Trivia Night.

Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en

Wednesday, October 11, 2-4pm: Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en LIVE at TU
The awesome tiki couple from Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en is visiting Tiki Underground to film and take photos. You’re invited to watch! We will have light appetizers and a special cocktail for anyone who joins us.

Wednesday, October 4, 6-9pm: Vibrogroove Blues and Rock Duo
Two local guitar legends John Markovic and Scott Dykstra will go acoustic in the TU Syndicate Lounge! Don’t miss this night of awesome music, and Wing Wednesday with 60-cent traditional wings and $2 PBR cans all night.

Wednesday, September 13, 6-9pm: Colin John Surf and World Music
Surf & World Roots Instrumental Guitar Magic with Colin John, returning to play in the TU Syndicate Lounge. $2 PBR cans all night. Select appetizers for $5 and $1 off Daiquiris and $1 off draft beers from 6-7pm.

Wednesday, September 9, 4-6pm: WNCX at TU for Alice Cooper & Deep Purple Pre-Show Party Stop by Tiki Underground on your way to the Alice Cooper / Deep Purple show for a party with the WNCX Street Team. We will also raffle off two lawn tickets to the show! So if you’re not going, come party with us and maybe you can go for free. No purchase necessary and winner must be present for the drawing at 6pm. From 4-7pm we will offer $5 apps, $1 off Bahama Mamas, and $1 off all draft beers. We also have frozen cocktails for only $6.50 each and $2 PBR cans all night.

Saturday, August 19, 8pm: The Del Rios surf rock at Tiki Underground
The Del Rios return to rock the rafters in Tiki Underground’s back room. If you love surf music, or haven’t heard surf music live before, mark your calendars for this free concert!

Wednesday, August 16, 6-9pm: Colin John Surf and World Music
An Evening of Twangtastic Surf & World Roots Instrumental Guitar Magic with Colin John, returning to play in the TU Syndicate Lounge. $2 PBR cans all night. Select appetizers for $5 and $1 off Daiquiris and $1 off draft beers from 6-7pm.

Tuesday, August 8, 8pm: Tiki Teaser featuring LeopardLass
Join us for an experience like no other, featuring the talents of LeopardLass, who traveled all the way from Australia to entertain you. Fire dancing, burlesque, sideshow, and more! She will be joined by talented artists and musicians Sanjula Vamana and Professor Pinkerton Xyloma. 

Saturday, July 29, 8-11pm: The Real Nitty Gritty spin at TU Syndicate Lounge
The Real Nitty Gritty returns the TU Syndicate Lounge to spin tunetastic records to make your ears happy and your soul tickle. 

Friday, July 28, 4-6pm: WNCX at TU for Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper Pre-Show Party
Stop by Tiki Underground on your way to the Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper show for a party with the WNCX Street Team. Don Q will pass out promotional cocktails for you to taste at no charge! We will also raffle off two lawn tickets to the show! So if you’re not going, come party with us and maybe you can go for free. No purchase necessary and winner must be present for the drawing at 6pm. From 4-7pm we will offer $5 apps, $1 off Bahama Mamas, and $1 off all draft beers. We also have frozen cocktails for only $6.50 each and $2 PBR cans all night.

Saturday, July 22, 8pm: The Wild Orchids Rockabilly Band with Crash Coffin and The Pallbearers
The Wild Orchids are traveling all the way from Switzerland to share their rockabilly music with you! They have been performing since 2009, more details on their music can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/The-Wild-Orchids-141132892701790/
Local band Crash Coffin and The Pallbearers will open for them, learn more about them here: https://www.facebook.com/Crash-Coffin-and-the-Pallbearers-1426832700867741/

Friday, July 21, 8pm: The Original Hot Rod Tiki Carver returns for a Dual Tiki Carving The Original Hot Rod Tiki Carver Kevin Moore returns to TU to demonstrate his carving skills, and will make tiki history by carving one tiki at the same time with Geoff Ress! You have to see this to believe it.

Wednesday, July 19, 6-9pm: Colin John Surf and World Music
An Evening of Twangtastic Surf & World Roots Instrumental Guitar Magic with Colin John, returning to play in the TU Syndicate Lounge. $2 PBR cans all night. Select appetizers for $5 and $1 off Daiquiris and $1 off draft beers from 6-7pm.

Saturday, July 15, 1-6pm: The First Annual TU TIKI FLEA
Join us and for a special day featuring select local and regional artists and vendors sharing their tiki finds and creations with you. Follow the link for a full list of vendors and more details on what they will offer. We will also have live music outside provided by The Kahuna Kings and DJ Max Payola on WCSB 89.3 as a soundtrack for your shopping and browsing, and cocktail specials to make spending your money with these talented folks just a little easier. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will move this circus indoors.

Wednesday, June 28: WNCX Pre-Show Party for Dead & Co
Plan to stop by Tiki Underground on your way to the Dead & Co show for a party with the WNCX Street Team. We will have specials and giveaways announced as we get close to the date.

Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25: Ohana Luau at the Lake
The biggest little event in tiki. Ohana is the GREATEST, most action filled, fun, value-packed, biggest little event in tiki. It’s a three day charity event, held at the historical Tiki Resort in idyllic Lake George, NY. FUN, friendship, classic cocktails (mixed RIGHT!), live music, DJs, contests, vendors, auctions, prizes, freebies, food and a live Polynesian show!! Lake George itself is a wonderful slice of Americana, trapped in time, with weird roadside attractions, old mom & pop themed motels, and more retro architecture than you can shake a stick at!

Saturday, June 17, 8pm: The Kahuna Kings return to Tiki Underground!
The Kahuna Kings will be rockin’ a couple of sets starting around 8ish. And of course your need to “Shake It” will be spurred on by our savagely gorgeous Go-Go dancers, The Lava Ladies, including Vivian VonDoom and Lightning Layne

Wednesday, June 7, 6-9pm: Colin John Surf and World Music
An Evening of Twangtastic Surf & World Roots Instrumental Guitar Magic with Colin John, returning to play in the TU Syndicate Lounge. $2 PBR cans all night. Select appetizers for $5 and $1 off Daiquiris and $1 off draft beers from 6-7pm.

Saturday, May 27 at 8pm: The Real Nitty Gritty Spinning Records at TU
The Real Nitty Gritty is a regular music show by the talented hosts of the WFMU Sunday night program of the same name. If you love vinyl, you have to hear Thomas and Tania take you through killer tunes while you sip a delicious TU cocktail. Check them out for yourself!

Thursday, May 25, 4-9pm: TU Bike Night 3
Weekly Bike Nights on Thursdays! The patio will be open and we’ll have $5 apps and $1 off all draft beers from 4-7pm, plus $1 tacos and $3 Coronas and $2 Bud Lite drafts from 4pm – close. We have a big parking lot next to the Metroparks Bike and Hike, and will designate an area just for bikes, but space is first come, first served.

Saturday, May 20, 8pm: The Del Rios Surf Through TU
Surf music belongs in a tiki bar, and we’re excited to host The Del Rios to kick off summertime in NE Ohio!

Thursday, May 18, 4-9pm: TU Bike Night 2
Weekly Bike Nights on Thursdays! The patio will be open and we’ll have $5 apps and $1 off all draft beers from 4-7pm, plus $1 tacos and $3 Coronas and $2 Bud Lite drafts from 4pm – close. We have a big parking lot next to the Metroparks Bike and Hike, and will designate an area just for bikes, but space is first come, first served.

Wednesday, May 17, 6-9pm: Colin John Surf and World Music
An Evening of Twangtastic Surf & World Roots Instrumental Guitar Magic with Colin John, returning to play in the TU Syndicate Lounge. $2 PBR cans all night. Select appetizers for $5 and $1 off Daiquiris and $1 off draft beers from 6-7pm.

Friday, May 12 at 9pm: Decadence, A Burlesque Review Presented by TU
Northeast Ohio’s longest running burlesque show returns to the Akron area to kick off the weekend. Recently voted Best Dance Troupe in Cleveland, by Cleveland Scene Magazine, Le Femme Mystique Burlesque / Ohio Burlesque brings an old school glamourous show not to be missed.  Featuring: Bella Sin – Cleveland’s Burlesque Queen,  
Noella Deville, Lily Von Matterhorn, Miss Holy Grail. 

Thursday, May 11, 4-9pm: First TU Bike Night
We will host weekly Bike Nights on Thursdays starting May 11. The patio will be open and we’ll have $5 apps and $1 off all draft beers from 4-7pm, plus $1 tacos and $3 Coronas. $2 Bud Lite drafts from 4pm – close. We have a big parking lot next to the Metroparks Bike and Hike, and will designate an area just for bikes, but space is first come, first served.

Friday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo at Tiki Underground
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Tiki Underground with our already famous $1 tacos ALL DAY. Choice of chicken, beef, or veggie and hard or soft shell. Homemade salsa or pico de gallo on request.

45 spider collageSaturday, April 29 at 8pm: 45 Spider and the Jackals of Botswana
Local fuzz rock band 45 Spider and from Pittsburgh, the Jackals of Botwana – they will blow you away! More details on timing will be posted soon, you won’t want to miss this legendary evening.

Wednesday, April 26, 6-9pm: Colin John Surf and World Music
An Evening of Twangtastic Surf & World Roots Instrumental Guitar Magic with Colin John. Select appetizers for $5 and $1 off Daiquiris and $1 off draft beers from 6-7pm.

Tim HarnettThursday, April 13 at 6pm: An Evening with Tim Harnett, Guest Mixologist
Our inaugural Guest Mixologist program will kick off with the (in)famous Tim Harnett rocking the rums at TU. You won’t want to miss his custom creations, more info soon on the special menu that we’ll offer. We also have something special planned for Syndicate members. Tim has been influential in the NE Ohio cocktail scene for years, and is now dedicated full time to the craft. You will recognize him from Griffin Cider House & Gin Bar, Bar 32 at Hilton Cleveland Downtown, and most recently as part of the opening team for Masthead Brewing Company. As a long time lover of tiki culture, Tim not only has an impressive home bar and tiki mug collection, but he has also taken his talents to the cocktail competition and room crawl at Ohana Luau at the Lake, as well as a various regional events.

Saturday, April 15 at 8pm: The Original Hot Rod Tiki Carver Kevin Moore
Tiki Underground will host the original Hot Rod Tiki Carver Kevin Moore at TU.  He will transform a piece of wood right before your eyes into a tiki statue that will become the centerpiece of the TU back room. Join us for this truly unique experience…. we are beyond excited!!

The Real Nitty Gritty flyer April 2017Saturday, April 22 at 8pm: The Real Nitty Gritty Spinning Records at TU
The Real Nitty Gritty is the first of a regular music show by the talented hosts of the WFMU Sunday night program of the same name. If you love vinyl, you won’t want to miss Thomas and Tania taking you through killer tunes while you sip a delicious TU cocktail. Don’t believe us? Check them out for yourself: https://wfmu.org/playlists/rg

Friday, April 7 at 5pm: Inaugural TU Mystery Cocktail Night
Starting on Friday April 7, we will host a bartender’s choice night — let Chris, Randy, or Emerie choose your Mystery Cocktail, also honoring a long standing tiki tradition. For our inaugural evening, Chris will have you covered with something special for our first Mystery Cocktail Night, and that’s one less decision you have to make.

Thursday, April 6: Flowers by Faith at Tiki Underground
GET READY FOR SUMMER!! TU regular Faith Dolson will take over the back room to host a fun night to make hair accessories with beautiful island flowers like hibiscus, calla lily, and orchid. All attendees will have access to the materials needed to make 1-2 accessories at no charge.  We will offer happy hour specials from 6-7pm, and serve a complimentary Pu Pu platter for participants to share while you make your creations! While Faith will be giving a general overview at 6pm, participants are welcome to stop by any time between 6-8pm.

Saturday, March 25, 4:00PM-12:00AM: EPIC GRAND OPENING with the Kahuna Kings
This will be a party for the history books, featuring a ribbon cutting with Village of Boston Heights Mayor Bill and two performances by local surf rock band the Kahuna Kings!

Friday, March 17, 11:00AM-12:00AM: First Annual St. Paddy’s Day
Enjoy the launch of the Green Eyed Hula Girl cocktail and much more mischief as Sean and Jessie celebrate their Irish heritage Island-style.

Wednesday March 8, 4:30-8:30PM: Disney MOANA Digital Movie Launch
A local promotions team will have giveaways and we will be screening the film all night. One copy of the MOANA digital film will be given to a lucky winner, who doesn’t have to be present. Family friendly, kids meals available for only $4.99. We will also launch the MOANA MAI TAI (our traditional Mai Tai) and the HEI HEI (a twist on our popular Chi Chi).

Saturday, March 4, 7:30-11:30PM: HUDSON NEWCOMERS SPRING PARTY
The place to be for new Hudson residents to meet your neighbors
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Tuesday, February 28, 4:00-11:00PM: MARDI GRAS AT TIKI UNDERGROUND
Join us as we launch our memorable Hurricanes to indulge your senses.

Friday, February 24, 4:00-11:00PM: TIKI UNDERGROUND SOFT OPENING
Help us practice serving you tiki cocktails and delicious food!

 

2016 PAST EVENTS

OHANA 2016: June 23-26, 2016 at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, NY
The Fraternal Order of Moai once again sponsored the biggest little event in tiki, Ohana 2016! Tiki Underground was tickled to join in the frolicking for the second year in a row, with the most memorable room crawl we have ever experienced – absinthe fountains? DJ from Manhattan? Disco dancing? Sushi? Yes to all of it. Below are a few great memories from 2016 until we meet again next June ….

2015 PAST EVENTS

HOT ROD HULA HOP: August 7-8, 2015 at The Grass Skirt, Columbus, OH
If you like great music, food, and drinks, this is the event for you! Our second year was just as good as the first, and we love celebrating at one of our all time favorite tiki joints, The Grass Skirt Tiki Room in the heart of Ohio.

OHANA 2015: June 25-28, 2015 at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, NY
We’re had a blast at Ohana 2015! It’s the perfect setting for a tiki escape, and to be able to support the efforts of the Fraternal Order of Moai. We were active observers and consumers and pool party participants.

 

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