Top 5 Shows of the Weekend

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Our guide to live shows happening this weekend on the Big Island.

Ian O’Sullivan at the Mike Luce Studio (Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, 7 p.m.). Born and raised on the North Shore of O’ahu, Hawaiian guitarist and composer Ian O’Sullivan is well-versed in Hawaiian music and the ‘ukulele and performs a range of styles from classical to Hawaiian slack key guitar. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela. The Mike Luce Studio is located inside the Kahilu Theatre.

Anuhea 10th Anniversary Concert at the Honokaa People’s Theatre (Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, 8 p.m.). Anuhea has toured throughout the years across the world, sharing the stage with Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Babyface, Sugar Ray, and so much more. Opening guests are Preston Lee and Kanoa & Rabbitt.  The Honokaa People’s Theatre is located at 45-3574 Mamane Street in Honokaa. Tickets: $25 + s/c General Admission / $30 Door. Online: Eventbrite.

Sara Davis Buechner at the Kahilu Theatre (Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 2 p.m.). Ms. Buechner has released numerous acclaimed recordings of rare piano music by composers such as Rudolf Friml, Dana Suesse, Joseph Lamb, Joaquín Turina, Miklós Rózsa, and Ferruccio Busoni (including the world première recording of the Bach- Busoni “Goldberg” Variations). Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela. This concert is part of the Kahilu Theatre Overture Program, which is dedicated to making the arts accessible to the youth of the community. Students ages 8-18 years will receive free admission to all 2019/20 classical musical performances when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Amy Hānaialii, Crystal Jubilee 15th Album Celebration, at Pu’ukapu Hawaiian Homes (Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 12–4 p.m.). Celebrate Hawaiʻi’s top-selling female vocalist of all time. With 5 GRAMMY nominations and 18 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, Amy continues to release award-winning music. Joining Amy in this concert is guest artist John Cruz, Halau Nā Kīpu’upu’u as well as other local musicians. General Admission Tickets include one glass of wine and cheese tasting. Drinks will be available for purchase at the event. Claim one of the 30 VIP Tickets and get access to a pre-show meet and greet with a Champagne Toast. VIP Tickets also include reserved seating with drink service and a limited-edition Gift Bag from Dezigns by Kamohoali’i and other sponsors. Pu’ukapu Hawaiian Homes Is located at 64-824 Poliahu Alanui in Kamuela. Tickets available at Eventbrite.

Donavon Frankenreiter’s Record Player Tour at Laverne’s Sports Bar (Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 7-10 p.m.). Donavon Frankenreiter has been writing, recording and touring his music for 20 years. With over a dozen full-length record releases and hundreds of songs written, the traveling troubadour has become beacon for funkified jams, stylish stomps and feel-good grooves. From his surf-inspired serenades to classic blues-rooted funk, the Donavon is always evolving. It would seem he’s just getting started. Laverne’s Sports Bar is located at 75-5819 Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona. Tickets: $35, available at Eventbrite. Ages: 21 and over.


Musicians and venue proprietors lead complicated lives: it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements.

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Photo: Levi Guzman

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