Kon Tiki Party!
Ace's favorite tiki bar, Kon Tiki in Tucson, AZ, is holding a big party to celebrate a sprucing-up of the place on Saturday, April 22. There's a pop-up window at their website which gives details of this "Grand Re-Dedication Party." I've seen pictures and it looks like the place was handled with great sensitivity to its character. This is no surprise, since "Bamboo Ben", the man who did the work, is the grandson of the original interior designer of Kon Tiki, Eli Hedley.
We won't be able to be there, but thought we'd mention it here since we get email from fans of all sorts of mid 20th century architecture and pop culture (some of whom live in Arizona), and this classic 1962 tiki bar certainly qualifies as both.
We visited Kon Tiki most recently in May of 2005; here are some photos from that visit, and other previous ones.
Kon Tiki serves drinks in mugs (seen at top with Ace) based on this Milan Guanko tiki just outside the building.
If you can get there, we envy you!