lLive – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamfordhill) Rd, Morningside, presents Van Coke Kartel, Habit To, and Lowprofile. 8pm. R60. No under-18s. Call Andrew at 084 510 3107.
lRiverside Hotel and Spa, 10 Northway, Durban North, presents Thank Goodness it’s Friday. Gather at the pool and enjoy live music. 4pm to 8pm. 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.
lRed Door, Pietermaritzburg, 5 Quarry St, presents Van Coke Kartel and Habit To. 9pm. R50. Call 082 975 4473
lOrigin Nightclub, 9 Clark Rd, Lower Glenwood, presents Icarus, Funky B, Starfire, Jamie K and more. 8.30pm. R60 before 10pm, R80 thereafter. Call 083 775 3300.
luShaka Upper Deck Restaurant, 1 Bell St, presents guitarist Dane Francis. 6pm to 10pm. Call 031 328 8000.
lFree live music at Palm Court, Gateway, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga (weather permitting). 7pm to 10pm. Call 031 566 2332.
lSuncoast Casino & Entertainment World, Suncoast Boulevard, Marine Parade, presents Valentine’s entertainment with Durban’s Peoples Authentic Afro Caribbean Salsa ensemble. 3pm. Free. 031 328 3000.
lAroma, cnr Cowey and Marriott rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 2pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lWestville Country Club, Link Rd, Durban, hosts Tony Rezac on sax, keys and vocals and Anton Brazeby on violin, playing blues, ballads, jazz. Noon to 4pm. Call Tony at 082 541 2854.
lAmsterdam Bar & Grill, 143 Davenport Rd, Goodwood, presents Test your Skills: get on the mic and display your talent. 9pm. Free. 031 811 5449.
lHorse ’n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lJazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. 031 312 6434.
lOscar’s Café, 41-45 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, presents Mais Que Nada! 7pm. Free. Call 031 563 3703.
lHorse ’n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts Steve Fataar and friends. 7pm. Call 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.
lThe Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, Level 2 Shepstone Building, UKZN, hosts a benefit concert for the late UKZN alumnus Xoli Nkosi. Features Durban-based musicians who knew Xoli while he was a student, including Brian Thusi, Sazi Dlamini, Neil Gonsalves, Philani Ngidi and Babalwa Mentjies. 6pm. R35. Call 031 260 3385.
lCoastlands Hotel uMhlanga, 329 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, presents Rotary Valentine’s dinner and dance. 6.30pm. R250. Call 031 514 6500.
lDurban Botanic Gardens, 9A John Zikhale (Sydenham) Rd, Greyville, presents Valentine’s Show at the Lake featuring Ard Matthews and the Durban City Orchestra. 6.30pm. R50 to R100. Call 031 309 1170.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. 031 564 5827.
GIG OF THE WEEK
Steve fataar, Zacks
Wilson’s Wharf (Sunday)
Musician Steve Fataar has organised a benefit concert for Sunday at Zacks, Wilson’s Wharf, for entertainment couple Shika Budhoo and Dhaveshan Govender, whose flat was recently gutted by fire.
In response to the tragic devastation, Fataar, one of many artists and friends to offer support to the beleaguered couple, is hosting a benefit show at Zacks.
He will head a dedicated line-up of musicians including Mpume Mthombeni, Sandy Bigara, Reg Stuart, Glenwood Village Music, Quintin Kriel, Jaimie Woolgar, Ashley Raaff and Ron Dove – along with three young guitar prodigies, Aury Livingstone, Rorke Kemp and Cuan Austin, eager to pit their jamming skills against those of Fataar.
More artists are likely to be added to the evening’s line-up.
“It’s a great end to the weekend and a kickstart for the week to come, so please join us,” says Fataar.
For those unable to attend on Sunday, a bank account has been set up to assist the couple, who are much loved for their hit radio soapie Lollipop Lane, and stage productions King of Old Trafford, Shika-Land!, and The Fantastical Flea Circus among others.
• Catch Steve Fataar and other artists at Zacks, Wilsons Wharf. Contact Steve on Facebook, or at 079 988 3724.
To book a table, call 031 305 1677.