lDurban High School (Memorial Quad), 255 St Thomas Rd, Musgrave, hosts Café Concert 2012 performed by the matric musos and other members of the music department. The evening will have a casual supper theatre vibe with music that ranges from relaxing to fairly energetic chosen by the performers. 7pm. R40. Book at 031 277 1500.
lThe Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, Shepstone Building, Level 2, UKZN (Howard College), Mazisi Kunene (King George V Ave), presents trumpeter Feya Faku. 6pm. R50, pensioners R35, students R20. Call Thulile at 031 260 3385.
lThe Bellagio, 178 Matthew Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Desi Fusion Night with DJ Zuby (Mumbai) DJ Abhi (electro master – India), DJ Dizzy D (SA’s bhangra king of remixes), DJ Mahesh (Eastwave Radio 92.2) and DJ Jitz. 9pm. Ladies specials before 10pm. Dress code: Indian or upscale fashion. Call 031 811 4844
lThe Winston Pub, 9 Clark Rd, Umbilo, features Bad Murphy, Throne, Afflicted Truth, The Iraqi Death Police, and Doxology. 8pm. R30. Call Dave at 083 353 6925.
lRiverside Hotel and Spa, 10 Kenneth Kaunda Rd (Northway), Durban North, presents Thank Goodness it’s Friday. Gather around the pool and enjoy great live music. 4pm to 8pm. Call 031 563 0600.
lThe Bellagio, 178 Matthew Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Safehouse with a line-up of Durban DJs. 9pm. Dress code: upscale fashion. R100. Call 031 811 4844.
lStoney Brook Route 56, Stoneybrook Ranch, R56, Kokstad, hosts Kokstad Lions Route 56 Music Festival aimed at raising funds for the Kokstad Lions cancer fund. Good music all day by some of South Africa’s top bands and artists. 9am. R75 to R150 at Ticketbreak. Call 073 429 4366.
lRain Dance at Zig Zag Farm, B14 Shongweni Valley (ext of Kassier Rd), near Hillcrest, brings you an outdoor party adventure to raise awareness and funds for the KZN Rhino fund. Line-up includes Static Flow Live, Chemicult (AmaDeadly), Lee, Larrington Live (PsyNopticz), Leo (Nonono) and more. 1pm, music starts at 3pm. R150 at www.quicket.co.za/events/1086-rain-dance/ or R180 at the door. Call 031 769 1597.
lThe Winston Pub, 9 Clark Rd, Umbilo, presents Gospel Night featuring Dr Fly and The Nuns, Matt Vend and The Tender Ten Commandments, The Pie Keys to the Kingdom and more. 8pm. Dress in your Sunday best to get a tax exemption. R20 in theme, R40 if normal. Call 072 198 9521.
lThe Oyster Box, The Oyster Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga presents Wallace Nock until Friday. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.
lJazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.
lMurphy at Chandlers, Dunkirk Rd, Glenwood. Noon onwards. Free. Call Quinton at 082 659 5391.
lThe Winston Pub, 9 Clark Rd, Umbilo, presents Skank til You Drop! featuring DJ King Ska Weird Beard, DJ Mudbox Mike and DJ Donnylongg. 8pm. R10 dressed in theme (1950s gangsters, rudeboys, swinging jazz cats, ties, suspenders, pork pie hats and flat caps. R30 if not in theme. Call Matt at 076 948 3274 for more information.
lMusketeers (German Club), Barham Rd, Westville, showcases John Ellis, Dave Charles (guitarist, singer), Toneles (Tony and Lester de Freitas) and The Acoustic Blues Band with Tiffany as your host. 7.30pm. Book with Gena at 031 266 0836.
lThe Oyster Box, The Lighthouse Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga, hosts Zaffa. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.
lKaraoke with Jason at 10 Knightsway Tavern, Knightsway, Malvern. 7pm. Call 031 464 8166.
lPietermaritzburg City Hall, cnr Church and Chief Albert Luthuli sts, hosts Symphony in the City: Playing with Fire, performing under the baton of KZNPO Naum Rousine. Enjoy a music bonanza with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and seven soloists, among them James Grace (guitar), Nidhi Gangan (marimba) and Christopher Duigan (piano) playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2. 7.30pm. R100 to R160 from Parklane Superspar at 033 342 3487. For more info, call 033 395 1111.
lPietermaritzburg Botanic Gardens, Mayor’s Walk, presents Symphony in the City, a concert featuring seven instrumental soloists with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Naum Rousine. Soloists include James Grace (guitar), Elena Kerimova (violin), Magrit Deppe (oboe), Kirsten Sayers (clarinet), Nigel Fish (cello), Nidhi Gangan (marimba), Christopher Duigan (piano) playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. R100 to R160. Call 033 344 3585.
lDurban City Hall hosts The KZNPO with Symphony No 9 from The New World in E Minor, Op 95 by Dvorák, plus Ravel’s Boléro. 7.30pm. Call 031 369 9404.