Top Weekend Entertainment Picks

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Friday
Hawaiian Style Band at the Kahilu Theatre (Jan. 17, 2020 at 7 p.m.). The multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning band was conceptualized as a revolving band, a collaboration of more than 50 musicians over the course of its three albums: Vanishing Treasures, Rhythm of the Ocean, and ‘Ohana. Participants included Hawaiian music notables Israel Kamakawiwaʻole; Bla, Cyril, and Martin Pahinui; Fiji; Teresa Bright; the Ka‘au Crater Boys; Del Beazley, and Robi Kahakalau. Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela. The Hawaiian Style Band will also perform at the Palace Theatre in Hilo on Saturday, Jan 18, at 7 p.m. Ticket info here.

Seth Freeman at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar (Jan. 17, 2020 at 7 p.m.). When people hear guitarist Seth Freeman play live, they stand and watch with jaws dropped and make expectable comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. In addition to there appearance at Gertrude’s, the Seth Freeman Trio will play the Hilo Town Tavern (Jan 18, at 9 p.m.), and the KMC Theatre (Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.). Online info for all shows: www.bluesbearhawaii.com, or call 808-896-4845.

The AM (Acoustic Minds) at Perfect Harmony (Jan. 17, 2020 at 7-9 p.m.). Visiting artists from Oregon, The AM (Acoustic Minds) feature identical twins Jenni and Amanda Price. The duo formed Acoustic Minds back in 2002 starting out with two guitars and 3 vocalists. They write heartfelt anthems of love and loss. Perfect Harmony is located at 276 Keawe Street, Hilo. Info: (808) 934-0333. See the rest of The AM’s Big Island tour schedule here.

Saturday
Leche de Tigre at Queens MarketPlace (Jan. 18, 2020 at 6-9 p.m.). Formed in 2008 in Kona, Leche de Tigre is a Latin/ Gypsy/Funk Band that plays original music based on flavors from all over the world. Queens’ MarketPlace is located at 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa.

Sunday
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at the Kahilu Theatre (Jan. 19, 2020 at 2 p.m.). For their Hawaii Tour, ASFB will perform three outstanding pieces from their global repertoire. Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela.


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