lDurban Botanic Gardens, 9A John Zikhale (Sydenham) Rd, Greyville, presents Carols by Candlelight with the Grammy award-winning Isicathamiya group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Opening act will be Shabalala Rhythm. 6.30pm. R120 at www.webtickets.co.za and R50 for kids. Call 031 309 1170.
lWavehouse, shop G83, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, uMhlanga Ridge, presents the Electronic Dance Music Fest featuring UK DJ Gareth Emery and Lange as well as local acts. 3pm. R240 to R500 at Computicket. Call 031 584 9400.
lSibaya Casino, Imbizo Conference Room, 1 Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga Rocks, presents New York-based singing sensation Sonny Pillay as he performs for Childline KZN. 7pm. R350 at Computicket. Call 031 580 5171.
lTina’s Hotel Function Room, 14 Beryldene Rd, Kloof, Durban, hosts experimental alternative rock band Light in Cages. 7pm. R50. Call 031 764 7843.
lThe Rock, Linscott Centre, Linscott Rd, Athlone Park, presents The Undusted, a four-piece band playing 1970s, ‘60s and ‘50s music.They are Gordon Jackson on vocals and guitar, Ollie Hart on keyboard and vocals, Jill Murray Brown on bass and vocals and Graham Buckle on drums. 8pm. Free. Call 031 904 2101.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents reggae band Tidal Waves with supporting acts The Meditators and Manuvah To Land. 8pm. R60. No under-18s allowed. Call 084 510 3107.
lThe Lounge, 226 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents the last Bent party for the year featuring Lindi Lush and DJ Karma. 9pm. R50. Call 031 303 9022.
lRiverside Hotel and Spa presents Thank Goodness it’s Friday, 10 Northway, Durban North. Gather around the pool and enjoy great live music. 4pm to 8pm. Call 031 563 0600.
lAroma, cnr Cowey and Marriott rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 6pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lKaraoke at the Horse ‘n’ Hound, Northway Rd Durban North, with DJ Tony. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lPlush Ultra Lounge, 47 Intersite Ave, Umgeni Business Park, presents Dusk Till Dawn 5, known as one of the best dance parties around. 6pm. R150 to R250 at Computicket. Call 031 263 2578.
lThe Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana (Goble) Rd, Morningside, presents vocalist/rapper Skye Wanda and The Rocket Men with a black and gold theme. 7pm. R50. Call 031 303 8398.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents a pre-millennium party featuring No Fly Zone . 8pm. R50. Call 084 510 3107.
luShaka Upper Deck Restaurant, 1 Bell St, presents Dane Francis, one of Durban’s most respected guitarists, producers and studio engineers. 6pm to 10pm. Call 031 328 8000.
lThe Oyster Box, The Ocean Terrace, 2 Lighthouse Rd, presents Wallace Nock. Noon to 3pm. Amy White tomorrow same time. Call 031 514 5000.
lFree live music at Palm Court, Gateway Theatre of Shopping (weather permitting). 7pm to 10pm. Call 031 566 2332.
lWillowvale Weddings, R103 Rosetta, Midlands, presents the Drake Music Festival featuring Rambling Bones, Josie Field, Crystal Park, Laurie Levine and more. Noon. R200. Call 082 332 5541.
lDurban International Convention Centre, 45 Bram Fischer (Ordnance) Rd, presents Indian playback sensation Shreya Ghosal. 7pm. R120 to R1 000 at Computicket. Call 031 360 1000.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, hosts Prime Circle for their Evidence Tour. 8pm. Pre-sale R95 at www.ticketbreak.co.za and R120 at the door. Call 084 510 3107.
lAroma, cnr Cowey and Marriott rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 2pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lWestville Country Club hosts Tony Rezac on sax, keyboard, and vocals and Anton Brazeby on violin, playing blues, ballads, and jazz. Noon to 4pm. Call Tony at 082 541 2854.
lClermont Assemblies of God Church, cnr Clermont and Zazi rds, presents Songs of Worship and Celebration featuring Africa’s premier orchestra collaborating with three choirs; the Durban and District Assemblies of God Choir, the Clermont Community Choir and the New Apostolic Church Choir. 3pm. R50.
Call 031 369 9438.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lThe Oyster Box, The Oyster Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga, presents the sultry sounds of Wallace Nock. Wallace performs on guitar, keys, drums, three saxophones and vocals. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents MK GWM Tour with Straatligkinders, Glaskas, Moses Metro Man, Oros in ‘n Lang Glas and more. 8pm. R60 on www.ticketbreak.co.za and R70 at the door. Call 084 510 3107.
lJazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Jason Hartman (joint winner of Idols SA); Jeremy Loops and Justin Serrao for The All or Nothing Tour as they Rock n’ Ride 4 Rhino. 8pm. R60. Call Andrew at 084 510 3107.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts Steve Fataar and friends. 7pm. Call Steve directly or Tyrone at 083 474 5689.
lAt Burn Nightclub, 16 Walls Ave, Stamford Hill, it’s student night with DJ Harry “Boy Wonder” Allan. 8pm. R20, students free before 10pm.
lLive entertainment at Yossi’s Restaurant, 127 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Call 031 201 0090.
lKaraoke with Jason at 10 Knightsway Tavern, Knightsway, Malvern. 7pm. Call 031 464 8166.
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GIG OF THE WEEK:
IT’S so close you can almost taste it. On Monday the much-anticipated Chris Brown Carpe Diem Tour goes down at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
In 2005, then 16-year-old Brown, emerged from the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia.
His star rose swiftly as his promising skills drew comparisons to his idols, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
His self-titled debut album, which was certified double platinum, sold more than 3 million copies, making Brown the newest American R&B sensation.
He earned two Grammy nods in addition to a nationally televised performance on awards night in 2007 with Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson joining him for a medley of their respective hits.
As his career took off, so, too, did his list of accomplishments and awards, including three 2006 Billboard Awards; a Soul Train Award; Teen Choice trophies; three 2008 American Music Awards; four 2008 BET Awards; an MTV Video Music Award; a 2008 NAACP Award for Outstanding Male Artist; a 2008 World Music Award for World’s Best Male
R&B Artist; two Grammy nominations including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Take You Down; and two People’s Choice Awards.
• Chris Brown’s Carpe Diem Tour on Monday at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Outer Fields. 7pm. Book at Computicket. – Tonight Reporter