New Times Broward-Palm Beach Calendar Editor Mickie Centrone attends and details some of the finest -- and occasionally subpar -- events from a given week. On Thursday, she crashed the Hukilau Room Crawl at the Bahia Cabana Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
When you get hundreds of Aloha shirts together, somebody's going to be dubbed Seashell Guy, another person Spaceship Guy, and there's going to be, at one point in the evening, Naked Guy. This past weekend was Hukilau: It's a really famous Polynesian/Hawaiian culture-based bazaar, and it attracts people who love everything Tiki. But Naked Guy wasn't actually present at the Hukilau Room Crawl at Bahia Cabana Hotel on Thursday night among the herds of devoted Tikiphiles. (Every year, Tiki enthusiasts take over several hotel rooms at the Bahia Cabana, turning them into little Tiki bars for a room crawl.) Naked Guy was spotted on the eighth floor of the Sheraton, which is across the street, from outside one of the Bahia Cabana's designated room-crawl hotel rooms. And this room happened to be called the "Macadamia Nut Hut" (that's a pretty sweet coincidence).