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Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St,CBD, book at www.popartcentre.co.za.
Escape/Airscape/Errscape, performed by Tshego Khutsoane and Khutjo Green. Thursday to Sunday.
Terra Naomi Unplugged. An intimate evening with a soulful artist. August 28 at 8pm.
The Spinster. Plus a live music double bill. August 30 at 8pm. Features Shotgun Tori. Saturday, August 31 at 8pm features Lucy Kruger.
The Jittery Citizens. Live improve theatre with Jessica Taylor, Alex Radnitz and Claudine Ullman with Tony Bentel on keyboard. Last Saturday of the month. 3pm. Book at www.strictlyticketsco.za.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Starlight Express, by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, directed by Janice Honeyman. David Schlacter won the coveted role of Rusty – the “steam engine” who dreams of glory and the love of his favourite “first class coach”, Pearl. David won the M-Net reality series High School Musical Spotlight SA in2008, which earned him the role of Troy Bolton in the stage show High School Musical. Ends September 1.
SAMB Studios at the Joburg Theatre:
Cinderella/Celebration 5. Open day with SA Mzansi Ballet. See the creative process for these celebrations. August 31. 10am to 1pm. Booking with Edgar Moagi at 011 877 6898.
Fringe (Tesson) Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:
Othello. Shakespeare’s play for Women’s Month. Friday to Sunday. Cast includes Muntu Ngubane, Craig Wainwright, Miles Petzer, Glen Biederman-Pam directed by Denel Honeyball. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3.30pm. R70, and R50 for students and pensioners.
Bag Factory Artists Studios, 10 Mahlatini St, Fordsburg, 011 834 9181.
Joburg City Festival. Sunday to August 31. Open studio: meet the artists, experience the Bag Factory. Free entry on Friday from 11.30am to 3pm. Zwelidumile: a screening of a film by Dumile Feni on August 27 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm in English, Xhosa with English subtitles. R35 from www.joburgcity.net. Unhinged: Surviving Joburg is a documentary about Joburg screening on Thursday, August 29 from12.30pm to 2.30pm. R35 from the website. Children’s art fun day on Saturday, August 31 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. R65 from the website. Juice and sandwiches will be provided with all art materials.
Blue Feather Restaurant, 5 George St, Midrand, 011 314 5410:
Big Top Burlesque’s The Monday Club. Performances with a three-course dining experience. Till end of September. R460 to R480 at Computicket.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Sunset Boulevard. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical starring Angela Kilian and Jonathan Roxmouth. Tomorrow to October 20. R100 to R325 at the box office and Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Venus in Fur, by David Ives, directed by Steven Stead, starring Janna Ramos-Violante and Neil Coppen. Ends Sunday. R150 at the box office and Computicket.
Outdoor Event Arena at Montecasino:
SA Tattoo. A massed multi-cultural splendour featuring Just Jinjer, Highland dancers, massed pipes and drums and international acts from France and Switzerland. September 5 to 8. R218 to R398, with Thursday evening and Saturday matinee performances costing R188. Book at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
The Last Moustache, written and directed by Greg Viljoen, featuring Tim Plewman. Ends September 1.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Mardi Gras Theatre:
Electric Circus. Every Friday and Saturday. Ends August 31. 8pm. R80 at the door.
The Boys are Back. Every Thursday. Doors open 7pm, show runs 7pm to 8pm. Men only allowed entry after 9pm. R50 available at the MVG Ticket Booth.
Goliath and Goliath and Friends. Every Wednesday until August 28. Show starts 8pm. Doors open 7pm. R80 at the door. Reservations: 011 898 7000.
Afro Soul and R&B with DJ Sphiwe, T-Bose from Kaya Fm, Wilson B Nkosi and Muzi Nkosi. Sunday. 3pm till 10pm. R130 includes welcome drinks and a buffet meal. Tickets available at the door.
Afro-Beatz. Every last Sunday of the month. 3pm till late. R130 (entry and a meal) at the entrance from 1pm. For info call Siphiwe Motha at 083 856 3077.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Some Like it Hot. A song and dance extravaganza featuring Ali Pucci and Hayley C. 8pm. Runs until the end of this month. Book at Computicket.
Bonnie Tyler, the Welsh singer. August 29 and 30. R280 to R500 Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Variety Burlesque Comedy Show. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at noon. R130 as above.
Going Gooding, from the hit show from the Fringe at Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Malcolm Gooding plays two dozen characters on a ride through South Africa’s golden era of broadcasting. September 4 to 7 at 8pm, September 8 at noon, September 11 to 14 at 8pm, September 15 at noon.R140.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Joburg, 011 248 5340, box office 011 248 5000:
Celebrating 100 Years of Bollywood. Starring local artists Dr Veena Lutchman and Rajiv Mohan with his orchestra Dilkash. This is bound to be a magical and memorable night not to be missed. Friday. R100 to R300 at Computicket.
Renewal in his Presence. A live recording of Benjamin Dube’s latest DVD. August 31. 7.30pm, R200 to R385. No children under the age of three allowed.
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, Joburg 011 482 1606/7:
Free Organ Recitals. First Sunday of the month, before choral evensong. 5.15pm.
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
Those Indian Guys, starring comedians Sans Moonsamy and Kaseran Pillay. August 29 to 31, Tuesdays to Fridays at 8.15pm and Saturdays at 6pm and 8.30pm. R120, R80 students at www.strictlytickets.co.za.
Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays. 12.45 for 1pm. R35 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.
Friday: Luke Newby (clarinet) with Peter Cartright (piano). Programme: works by Brahms, Malcolm Arnold, Rosenblatt and South African composer Hendrik Hofmeyr
August 30: Flute Suites with Isabel Bradley and Susan van der Walt.
Play Station Theatre, cnr 2nd Ave and 16th St, Parkhurst, 083 414 0041:
Border Crossing. Laurie Levine launches her new album. Friday. 7.30pm for 8pm. R120. Cash bar.
A Teacher in the Bushveld, by Herman Charles Bosman, starring David Butler, directed by Nicky Rebelo. Saturday. 7.30pm for 8pm. R120. Cash bar will be available.
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.
University of Johannesburg Theatre, UJ Kingsway Campus, cnr Kingsway Ave and University Rd, Auckland Park:
Groet die Grotman with Hannes Muller, directed by Sandra Prinsloo. Thursday to Saturday. R105 to R145 at Computicket.
The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:
947Unplugged. Runs every second Sunday. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm. See www.realsa.co.za for more info.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or e-mail Catherine.email@example.com.
Jewish Jazz with The Daniel Zamir Quartet from Israel. Expect the unexpected. August 28. 7.30pm. R80, R50 for students and pensioners at www.strictlytickets.co.za and www.webtickets.co.za. Tickets at the door R95.
Ruth First Memorial Lecture with Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency, followed by a per- formance by Johnny Clegg. 6pm for 6.30pm on Thursday, August 29. The event swill be preceded by a colloquium at 3.30pm in the Graduate Seminar Room, SW Engineering Building, at which Ruth First Fellow, Kally Forrest, will present her research into migrant labour after apartheid. Participants will include Peter Delius, Peter Alexander and Crispen Chinguno. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday. Please remember to indicate which event/s you will be attending.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
DFL Sex Actually Festival, with drama, arts and dance. Ends August 31 (no proceedings on Sunday). Tickets: from R10 at www.strictlytickets .co.za or the Wits Theatre box office an hour before each show. Lunchtime discussions are free. All sex talk series presentations and research discussions are free. See www.dramaforlife.co.za for programme information or call 011 717 4618.
Wits Music Room, 8th Floor, University Corner, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Lunch-hour Concerts: Wednesdays.1.15pm to 1.50pm. Free admission. Enquiries at 011 717 1376.
Wednesday: Carl Straussner, classical guitar.
August 28: Wits ATKV Finalists.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Joburg:
The Johannesburg Musical Society has a concert on Saturday at 8pm. The concert features Russian string virtuoso Sergey Malov with pianist Bryan Wallick. Book at Computicket, or tickets will be available at the box office from one hour before the performance (regrettably no credit facility at the box office). Enquiries: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.
South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Vavasati International Women’s Festival. Ends August 31. A festival of music, drama, comedy and poetry. Dorothy/60 celebrates Dorothy Masuka; Mother to Mother, Die Naaimasjien/The Sewing Machine, Baggage and Holly Bass. Info: Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4275.
Sunday Morning Concert: Women in Opera Concert. Featuring soprano Emma Renzi with works by Bach, Gounod and Mozart. Sunday at 11am. R90 pre-booking, call Madeleen Engelbrecht at 012 322 7944.
Queenz of SA Comedy. Featuring Shirley Kirchmann, Nonkululeko Mthethwa, Lihle Lindzy and Monique Nortjie. August 31. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.
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.
Honeybee. Stories and music with Nataniël, Charl du Plessis and Juan Oosthuizen. Ends Friday.
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT): 012 318 5157:
Breytenbach Theatre, 137 Gerhard Moerdijk St, Sunnyside. Bookings: Breytie@tut.ac.za or 012 440 4834:
Faust, the opera by Gounod, presented by TUT’s vocal art students, directed by Pierre du Toit and conducted by Thami Zungu. Tomorrow, Sunday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. Sung in French with English supertitles. R80 adults, R60 pensioners and R40 students.
Rostrum Theatre, Arts Campus, 24 Du Toit St, 012 318 6175:
The Zulu. Narrative/musical by Mbongeni Ngema. August 29 to September 15. R50 to R200, R53 for students and half price for pensioners, Wednesday to Sunday, at Computicket.
Sun City, North West Province:
Sun City Theatre, 014 557 1144:
Moving On Up. A variety show. Ends August 31. Monday to Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 9pm. R110 at Computicket.
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