Tiki Underground Events

2017 UPCOMING EVENTS

Pre-game and post-game at TU for Blossom Music Center Concerts and The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom! Bring your ticket stub or show your app for 10% off your bill. Look for special events this summer to celebrate music in NE Ohio.

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.

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.

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 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 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!

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.

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!

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. 

 

2017 PAST EVENTS – Click on the link for photos and videos!

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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