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Andy McGibbon’s Acoustic Forum, Judith Rd, Marks’ Park, Emmarentia, 082 651 1094:
International Guitar Night South Africa Summer Series, produced by Tony Cox, featuring Andrea Valeri and Tony Cox. Wednesday, January 8 at 8pm. R180, students and pensioners R140. Book at www.quicket.co.za or call above. R5 of every tickets sold goes to Kronendal Music Academy.
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, bookings: 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.co.za:
Tarts. Musical cabaret by Kevin Feather with choreography by Owen Lonzar, featuring Judy Ditchfield and Ilse Klink. Ends December 21.
Classical music concerts on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R35 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to box office from 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Aladdin, directed by Janice Honeyman, ends December 29.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:
For reduced prices on tickets join the People’s Theatre Kids Club, call Andrew or Lorraine as above or see www.peoplestheatre.co.za.
Cinderella, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith. Ends December 24. Book with Andrew or Lorraine as above.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
Forever Young. Ends December 31. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. R65 to R155.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 27 and 28. 2pm. R85. Book at www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Best Days of Our Lives. Rocking five decades of school reunion parties. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Ends December 31. R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 20 and 21. 2pm. R85. Book at www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds, (entrance Achter Rd), off Rivonia: 011 234 2033:
We are the Champions. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Ends December 31. R75 to R160. Book at www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre:
Blood Brothers. Willy Russell’s musical adapted and directed by David Kramer. Ends January 4. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 4.30pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2.30pm and 6pm. R100 to R280 at Computicket.
The Rocky Horror Show. January 24 to March 30. Starring Brendan van Rhyn and Paul du Toit. R100 to R350 at Computicket.
Crossing Over with John Edward. March 15. 8pm. R618 to R995 at Computicket.
Ruby Wax… Out of Her Mind. January 7 to 19. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 4pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R90to R250 at Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy, by comedian Steve Solomon, a one-man play with local actor Michael Richard. It runs until January 5. Tickets R150 at the Box Office 011 511 1818 or at Computicket
Sleeping Beauty on Ice, with the Imperial Ice Stars. Ends January 12. R150 to R400 at Computicket. Tuesdays at 7.30pm, Sundays at 6pm.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5. Enquires: cindy@ nctt.org.za. See www.national childrenstheatre.org.za.
Seussical Jr, based on the book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, on the works of Dr Seuss. Ends December 22. 10.30am and 2.30pm during school holidays. R90 to R110, call Claudy as above to book.
Carnival City, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 306 2300:
Mardi Gras Theatre:
Divas in Drag every Wednesday. 8pm.
Hey Now! December 31 at 8pm. Hits from the 1980s. R100 at the door.
Pulse Dancers for ladies’ night every Thursday. Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm, Men allowed entry after 9.30pm. R50 at the MVG Ticket Booth.
Comedy Sessions on Friday nights.
Jazzy Sundays from 3 to 9pm. R100 at the door.
Afro-Beatz, every last Sunday of the month, 3pm till late, R130 (entry and meal), tickets available at the entrance from 1pm. For info call Siphiwe Motha at 083 856 3077.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
Lyric Theatre, Box office 011 248 5000:
Barry Hilton B.E.E. (Best of Everything Ever). December 20 and 21.8.30pm. R75 to R260 at Computicket or box office.
John Edward Crossing Over. March 14. 8.30pm. R600 to R996 at Computicket.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
Herman van Veen. The Dutch superstar with songs, sketches and mime accompanied by Edith Leerkes, Dave Wismeijer and Willem Wits on multiple instruments. Saturday, January 25 8.30pm and Sunday, January 26 at 3pm. R250 to R350 at Computicket.
Kama Sutra, a one-man comedy show for adults only, with Da Charou. February 1. Tickets start from R150 at Computicket.
64Live: 011 928 1273:
Rocking the Ages!, A musical rhapsody that runs till the end of the year. R140 at the door.
Garden of Lights, D’oreale Grand Hotel:
The lights start the festive season, with music and Christmas characters providing fun and entertainment for the family. Open daily from 7pm. Free entry.
Sexy Magic. Comedy magic show for the ladies with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Every Wednesday at 8pm. R50 at the door. Entry for men from 9pm.
Duelling Pianos, with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. 8pm. Fridays and Saturday until December 28. R40 at the door.
Morning Melodies with the Duelling Piano creators. Comedic and musical virtuosity. Mondays to Fridays at 11am.
Disco Sixties to Naughties, with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. 8pm every Thursday. R40.
@thePark, adjacent to Emperors Palace: 079 883 3823, www.eventpark.co.za:
Santa’s Playground open until January 12 from 10am to 11pm. An Africa music festival and Bikers’ Santa Run. R60 includes entrance to the Waterpark with extra charge for the mechanical rides.
Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Aria! Opera for Everyone, featuring the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra. February 7 and April 14.
The Aristocats Kids (in the Main Theatre). Disney magic with a musical story of adventure and family togetherness. Ends December 22 at 10am and 2.30pm. R77.
Shikisha, Miriam Mekeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday, designed for upcoming comedians. R40 at the door. 8pm till 11pm.
The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:
947Unplugged, every second Sunday, doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm. See www.realsa.co.za for more info.
Wits Music Room, 8th Floor, University Corner, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Lunch-hour concerts on Wednesdays. 1.15pm to 1.50pm. Free. Call 011 717 1376.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
When 2 Decades Collide! Eighties and Nineties pop culture. Ends December 30, Tuesdays to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R75 to R160. New Year’s Eve R3245.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. Tomorrow and Thursday. Shows at 2pm. R85. Book at www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.
Casta Diva Restaurant Charisma, 67 Albatross Street, Ninapark (Akasia), reservations and enquiries 076 470 3173, 012 542 4449, firstname.lastname@example.org:
Cat Simoni does Barbra Streisand, her way. Performance and five-course dinner on Saturday at 7pm. R425pp (includes dinner and show, drinks excluded). Booking essential, call above numbers.
Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; On Stage Restaurant bookings 012 664 2381:
Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.
Glittergun for Ceilings, Comes with Cartridges. An evening of songs with Nataniël, accompanied by pianist Charl du Plessis, Werner Spies and Hugo Radyn. No children under 15. January 21 to February 15.
Morula Casino and Hotel, Mabopane, 012 799 0084/082 234 5679:
Comedy Night on Wednesdays in December from 9.30pm. Free
Karaoke on Thursdays in December between 9pm and midnight. Free.
Block Sessions on Friday in December from 11pm to midnight. Free.
DJ Comfort on the decks on Saturday in December from 9pm. Free.
Jazz on Sundays in December from 3pm to 6pm. Free.
Sunday Soul Train, with Zahara, Mafikizolo, Zakes Bantwini and Wilson B Nkosi on December 29 at 3pm. Over 18s only. R150 at Computicket or R180 at the gate .
Razoo’s Entertainment Bar:
Cabaret singer, Thiwe, every Friday in December. Free.
African Extravaganza, a cabaret show, every Saturday from 10pm to 11pm. Free.
Sun City: 014 557 1144:
Entertainment almost everywhere until January 14: DJs on the pool desk, balloon circus at the Amphitheatre every Thursday and New Year beach party at the Valley of the Waves.
Sun City Theatre, 014 557 1144:
Spectacular extravaganza Pzazz.
Live entertainment at the Cascades Luma and Lounge Bar.
A marimba band and colourful buskers on arrival.
Traders Bar, Entertainment Centre:
Dance the night away with the resident DJ.
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