Top Weekend Entertainment Picks

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

Friday
IntoxiKA at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar (Fri.- Sat., Feb. 28-29, 7-10:30 p.m.). Mallet percussionist Thomas Mackay, world percussionist/birdcall master Lopaka Colon Jr., and the stellar bass guru Ernie Provencher, together as Intoxika, weave seamlessly thru dub infused versions of classics by exotica pioneers Baxter, Denny, and Lyman, performing the compositions with sweet atmospheric interpretation. Audiences are taken on a journey back to the 1950’s era Oahu, Hawaii when tiki ruled the airwaves and tiki bars were all the rage! IntoxiKA is reigniting exotica and bringing it into the present; danceable, yet familiar… best served with a mai tai. $15 cover.  Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, is located at 75-5699 Ali’i Dr, Kailua-Kona. Info: (808) 327-5299.

Saturday
Night of the Divas at Big Island Eagles Aerie (Feb. 29, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.). Celebrate leap day with a wonderful evening of song. 4-Diva Jazz-Blues-Latin-Swing Showcase starring Sarah Bethany, Lou Ann Gurney, Jennie Kaneshiro, and Elena Welch. Great dance floor. $10 at the door. Big Island Eagles Aerie is located at 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau.

2020 Vision Variety Show at Hilo Palace Theatre (Feb. 29, 2020, at 7 p.m.). The Palace Theater, Aerial Arts Hawaii and Hawaii’s Volcano Circus invite you to join them for an evening celebrating the creative performing arts and the diversity of our island’s talent. Tickets are general admission $20, side reserve $25 and center reserve $30. Children under 12 are $10. All tickets increase by $5 on the day of the show. Info: Meadow Lambert, info@hilopalace.com, 934-7010.

RJ Kaye Kaneao featuring Uma at Blue Dragon (Feb. 29, 2020, at 6 p.m.). RJ Has worked with many top artists and musicians in Hawaii and has released five albums as a solo artist. The Leap Year Party runs 7-10 p.m. $10 Admission. Complimentary Sunset Show featuring Uma’s solo uke & vocals 5:15-6:45 p.m. The Blue Dragon Tavern is located at 61-3616 Kawaihae Rd. in Kawaihae. Info: 808.882.7771.

Sunday
Mrs. Krishnan’s Party at the Kahilu Theatre (March 1, 2020, at 2 p.m.).  Written by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis Indian Ink blends western theatrical traditions with eastern flavors in pursuit of ‘serious laughter.’ Live music, heightened theatricality, humor, pathos, and great storytelling are hallmarks of their work.  Starring Kalyani Nagarajan and Justin Rogers, audience members are invited to step into the back room of Mrs. Krishnan’s dairy where garlands decorate the ceiling, music flows, and Mrs. Krishnan is throwing a party like no other. Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela (Waimea).


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