Say ‘Aloha’ to Oceanic Arts, Whittier’s Tiki Wonderland

Tiki fans are a fervent, fun-loving lot and for individuals who rejoice the tradition, it’s an actual neighborhood. Oceanic Arts, the sector’s predominant purveyor and provider Polynesian ephemera and decor, just lately introduced the shuttering of its Whittier warehouse, however they aren’t going away quietly. Homeowners Bob Van Oosting and LeRoy Schmaltz are going out with a wild and kooky wave of party– a number of in truth. All month lengthy Peekaboo Gallery hosts occasions tied to the closure, from track occasions to artwork displays to panels, finishing with an epic public sale that includes uncommon memorabilia from O.A.’s one in all a sort emporium, in trade since 1956. With some other weekend of occasions to head, be expecting tropical temptations galore. Sat., April 16 it’s “Apocalypse Tiki! An Night at The Tikis,” specializing in the well-known Southern California theme park “The Tikis.” With a reside level display and luau dinner hosted Robert “El Vez” Lopez, there’ll even be The Dancing Hearth, The Hilo Hello-Flyers and DJ Mint Julep along a media presentation concerning the enchantment. Some other panel,“E-Price ticket Tiki,” delves in Disneyland’s tiki ties. Sunday, April 17 revel in “Easter Island Funday” with circle of relatives actions and leisure from King Kukulele & his Friki Tikis, Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides, The Hilo Hello-Flyers, Yo Gabba Gabba’s DJ Lance Rock and Polynesian dance troupe CocoTiki. A tiki Easter egg hunt, hula dance courses, coconut bowling, lei-making and limbo contests are only some of Hawaiian-flaired sunlight hours happenings. (Additionally don’t pass over the last festivites/two-day public sale on April 23-24). 12414 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. Tickets and data at

Updated: April 27, 2022 — 3:38 pm