By Janet Levaux
Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 2:21 pm in Uncategorized.
Forbidden Island, the tiki-themed bar and lounge on Lincoln Avenue, is hosting its sixth-annual luau from 2 to 10 p.m. this Sunday, May 26.
The event is, surprise, co-sponsored by Mount Gay Rum of Barbados.
Guests 21 and older are asked to pay $5 to attend, which does not include food or drink.
“It’s time for that tropical vacation again-without leaving the Bay Area! Don’t miss this annual tradition at the Bay Area’s premiere destination for all things exotic and… conveniently located island of Alameda!” organizers shared.
There will be live music outdoors provided by Hot Steel & Cool Ukulele during the afternoon. The group’s musicians play classic hapa-haole songs from 1920 to 1940 on a steel guitar and other instruments.
Later in the day, guests can enjoy a pig roast with Hawaiian-inspired side dishes cooked by Family Affair Catering of Alameda. Also, there will be hula dancing by Aloha Polynesia.
Hawaiian and “exotica” music will be played indoors by DJ Fitz. Staff from Chick-a-Boom Vintage will bring vintage Aloha shirts and dresses for purchase at Forbidden Island.
At dusk, live fire-dancing will be performed by Fire Pixie, and Alameda’s own Aloha Screwdriver surf-rock band.
The bar will feature cocktail specials and rum tastings.