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Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: Tickets at Computicket or the Door.
N1 van My Hart, with Jak de Priester. Tomorrow. 8pm. R130, R150.
Visage – Revealing the Secrets of the Mind with mentalist Michael Abrahamson. Thursday. 8pm. R180 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mooier as Mooi, with Rocco de Villiers. 8pm. Friday. R130, R150.
Mini Musiekfees with Adam, Ricus Nel, Mwah! and Hennie Jacobs. Saturday. 8pm. R130, R150.
Kurt Darren. Sunday. 4pm.R130, R150.
A Fashionable Love Story Extravaganza with Dennis Lloyd. Monday. 7.30pm, R150, R170.
Valentynskonsert with Stef Bos. February 14. 8pm. R160, R180.
The Dave Matthews Band Tribute. February 15. 8pm. R100, R120.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.
Cultural Week for Schools: speech programmes for matriculants, with live stage performances. Thursday and Friday in English, February 14 and 15 in Afrikaans, morning and afternoon shows.
English programme features extracts from Hamlet, short stories and poems for Grade 11. Grade 12 features extracts from The Crucible, Othello, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, short stories and poems.
Afrikaans programme features Adam Small’s Krismis van Map Jacobs, Mis by Reza de Wet, Die kwart-voor-sewe-lelie and more. Book with Nanda Cloete at 012 460 6033.
Accordion classes by Sergio Zampolli at the theatre. Call Sergio at 083 302 3113.
University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644:
Groenkloof Auditorium, Groenkloof Campus, off George Storrar Drive:
In Love with Opera. Valentine’s concert with Sempre Opera. February 15 with Deirdre Blignaut-Rautenbach (soprano), Linette van der Merwe (mezzo soprano), Paulo Esteves (baritone), Johan Scheepers (bass), Chris Mostert (tenor) and other singers. February 15 at 7.30pm at the Groenkloof Auditorium, University of Pretoria Groenkloof Campus. R110 includes refreshments during the interval. Book at www.sempreopera.co.za or the door. Enquiries: 082 923 1540 or 082 896 5018.
Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Road, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710:
Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.
Piano Man in Love. Charl du Plessis celebrates Valentine’s with a Steinway piano. February 14. 8pm. R130 at Computicket or as above.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709: get tickets at the door.
Fund-raiser for Famsa (Family and Marriage Association of SA), singing performance by Gwendolyn de Jager, and Wat Joune Is, a comedy about marital problems. Thursday and Friday at 6pm. R120, snacks included. Grys Areas. Jannie du Toit and Renette Bouwer sing, accompanied by Clinton Zerf and Susan Mouton. Sunday at 4pm.
Valentine’s picnic with Helene Bester. Thursday, February 14, at 7pm.
Morula Casino and Hotel, Mabopane, 012 799 0084 or 082 234 5679:
Calabash Restaurant 012 799 0057:
Valentine’s Day dinner. Thursday, February 14. R140 adults, R70 children under 12. Book as above.
Sun City: 014 557 1103:
Chinese New Year. The entire complex will be transformed into a sea of red and gold and all the Oriental with Chinese lanterns and fireworks and traditional dancers. Sunday and Monday. Inquiries as above. The various hotels and restaurants will supply a Chinese flavour to all meals from February 4 to 18.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg.
My Bum is Genetic… Deal With it. Performed by one character. February 14 to 17.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com
The Mandela Theatre:
Michael Jackson – HIStory II, starring Kenny Wizz. Ends Sunday.
The Queen Experience, with Joseph Clark and his 12-member cast. February 12 to 17 at 8pm, except Sunday at 6pm. R100 to R300.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:
For reduced prices on tickets, join the People’s Theatre Kids Club. Call Andrew or Lorraine at 011 403 1563/2340 or see www.peoplestheatre.co.za
Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933:
Those Were the Days. A musical trip through the 1960s. Ends February 17.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds (entrance in Achter Rd), just off Rivonia Rd turn-off on the N1 highway: 011 234 2033:
Icons of the ‘80s. Music legends from the 1980s. Ends March 3. Book as above.
Boksburg Boma Theatre & Buffet Restaurant, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888
Solid Gold Rock. A tribute to the best of yesteryear with a 10-member cast. R75 for show only, R175 for show and buffet meal. Ends February 17.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
No, Seriously?, with comedian Alan Committie. Ends March 3. R75 to R150 at the box office or Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R100 at Computicket.
Tap Dogs. Australian dance team returns. February 12 to March 10. R100 to R275 at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg, 011 832 1641:
The Market Theatre will be running readings at the Main Theatre on the last Thursday every month. An opportunity for playwrights to have their plays heard, with an opportunity for feedback. For further info or to apply for a slot, e-mail Craig Higginson at email@example.com
Barney Simon Theatre:
The Island, written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, directed by Kani and starring Atandwa Kani and Nat Ramabulana. Ends March 24, Tuesdays to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sundays at 3.15pm. Tuesday performances R75.
National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5: www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za. Inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday morning workshops run until March 16.
Story Time. Fiona Budd will tell stories to the little ones aged four to seven on Saturdays between 9am and 10am in the new story room at the theatre. Starts on Saturday and runs until the end of the government school term. Free, but donations welcome. Book your child’s place as above.
Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Odeon Showbar: Divas in Drag every Thursday at 8pm. R75 at the door.
Big Top Arena:
The legendary Rodriguez. February 13. 8pm. R225 to R520 at Computicket.
Show Bar, Carnival City:
Carnival Comedy Sessions. Trevor Gumbi and Friends. Every Wednesday until March 13. Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. R80 at the door.
Globe Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino, Data Crescent, Ormonde, Joburg, 011 248 5168/5000:
Whipped. Comic mayhem with Sans Moonsamy and Kas Pillay, aka Those Indian Guys. Ends Sunday. Fridays and Saturdays at 8.15pm, Sundays at 5.15pm. R125 at Computicket or the box office.
Bankrupt!, with comedy legend Mark Banks. February 14 to March 2. Weekdays 8pm, Saturdays 7pm and 9.15pm. R120 at Computicket or the box office.
Buckled. Comedy with Leeanda and Meren Reddy. Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm. R140 to R145 at Computicket or the box office.
Yonatan Razel, US-born Israeli singer, writer, composer, musical arranger and conductor, performs February 13 at 8pm. R200 to R400 at Computicket or the box office.
The Experience. Judith Sephuma makes a live recording of her latest gospel CD and DVD. February 14 and 15. 8pm. R150 to R200 at Computicket or the box office.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Laduma Family Fun Park in Centre Court:
Santa’s Playground. The exciting theme park will stay open for February, from Fridays to Sundays. Enjoy inflatable rides and funfair rides. R120 a person, which includes a beverage, a hotdog and a voucher for the rides.
19 Woolston Ave, Westcliff: 083 414 0041.
Glenshiel Concert Series, featuring duo Zappa-Mainolfi, playing works by Boccherini, Schumann and Morricone. February 17. 4pm. Book at 083 414 0041.
Mzansi Productions, Dance Factory, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown, 011 492 1467/77:
Don Quixote Open Day, by SA Mzansi Ballet. February 16. 10am to 1pm. R90. Bookings: 011 877 6898.
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, 5th St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, bookings: 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
Santa’s Story. A one-woman rendition of a Holocaust survivor with singer Aviva Pelham. Ends February 17, Tuesdays to Thursdays at 8.15pm, Saturdays at 6pm and 8.30pm, Sundays at 3pm.
Hollywood 2 SA masterclasses with Michelle Danner from Hollywood. February 24. For more information call Addie Lang at 082 559 6702 or e-mail email@example.com
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: Just So… around the piano with Kipling and Jones. Classic Victorian music set to Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, and brought to life by actor Graham Hopkins and Tony Bentel on piano.
February 15: Trio Goldberg, Zanta Hofmeyr (violin), Morkel Combrink (viola) and Wess Beukes (cello) with Gideon Klein’s String Trio and Beethoven’s String Trio Op 9, No 1.
Roodepoort City Theatre (formerly Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Aria! Opera for Everyone, with acclaimed tenor Stefan Louw and Hanli Stapela and piano accompaniment by Eugene Joubert. Friday at 7.30 for 8pm. R120 at Computicket.
Rosebank Union Church, cnr William Nicol Drive and St Andrews Rd, Hurlingham, Sandton. Trevor at 073 562 0500 or Greta at 084 520 5200 (a/h ):
Fund-raiser for the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company. February 22 at 7pm. Concert features the duo Zappa-Mainolfi playing works by Boccherini, Schumann and Morricone. To book, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, Joburg: 011 482 1606:
Public concerts featuring internationally acclaimed organists: R175 at Computicket or from the church.
Saturday and Sunday: American organist Nathan Laube will play his dazzling music.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Mekeba between Jeppe and President sts, Newtown, 011 639 8448:
Reacting to Chemistry (science and education), for families and high school pupils, showing how modern chemistry promotes cleaner, more efficient and innovative solutions, runs until May.
Dance Space, No 1 President St, Newtown, 011 492 2033:
Dance Umbrella : 25th Anniversary – two workshops, on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, 15, from 10am to 3pm, focusing on dance technique, led by Alfred Hinkel and Byron Klassen. Workshops are free, but limited to 20 people a day. Book with Karlen at 011 492 2033.
UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:
Visage – Revealing the Secrets of the Mind. Presented by mentalist Michael Abrahamson. February 12 to 17. R180 at box office or email@example.com
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Ave, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Umoja – the spirit of togetherness. 8pm. R112 to R336 at Computicket. Ends May.
Windybrow Theatre, cnr 61 Nugget and Pietersen sts, Hillbrow, 011 720 9037 or 082 610 6274:
The Way We Heal, written by Dr Mongane Wally Serote, directed by Bogosi Bolokwe. Ends Sunday. Weekdays at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R40 to R55 at Computicket and the door.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Late Nite Jam, featuring The Brother Moves On, Lilly Million, LoveGlori, Lesedi and Friends, Motsatsing, Moonchild and Singat. Saturday at 7pm (duration three hours). Free. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org (booking is essential as seats are limited).
Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, produced by Rosie Motene and Gina Shmukler. Stars Fiona Ramsay, Lebo Mashile,Vanessa Cooke, Dawn Lindberg, Unathi Msengana, Penny Lebyane. Sunday. R150, students R50. All proceeds go to People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), www.powa.co.za. Bookings: Anne Hodes at 083 325 4445 or at the door.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th Anniversary – Treasure to a Being by Sonia Radebe; Beautiful Us by Gregory Maqoma, and a work by Carly Dibakwane, February 14 at 7.30pm. R80. Bookings: Karlen 011 492 2033.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th Anniversary – I Don’t, I Can’t, I Won’t, created by Byron Klassen, Olivia Daniels, Richie Cloete and Marquen Carstens;
Traffic, choreographed by Sidney Agnew;
an untitled work by Thabo Rapoo and Jayesperi Moopen, February 15 at 7.30pm. R80. Bookings: Karlen 011 492 2033.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th Anniversary – Standing By, choreographed and performed by Athena Mazarakis. February 15 at 8.30pm.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th Anniversary – So Close to Life, choreographed by Charlston van Rooyen with Thulani Chauke;
Me & You, created by Christophre Kindo; Between Us choreographed by Fana Tshabalala, February 16 at 7.30pm. R80. Bookings: Karlen 011 492 2033.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th Anniversary – February 17 from 10am onwards, the Wits Theatre will rock with a selection of works created by the participants of the DanceXchange programme from Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. R80. To book call Karlen at 011 492 2033.
Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:
O-Week Season: The Hungry Earth, directed by Zabalaza Mchunu. Ends Friday at 1pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door.
O-Week Season: Champter Untitled, directed by Merriam Leeus. Ends Friday at 6pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door. R10.
O-Week Season: The Bald Prima Donna, directed by Gamelihle Bovana, written by Eugene Ionesco. Ends Friday at 8pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door. R10.
Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:
O-Week Season: Fire: Burn directed by Zewande BK Bhengu, a poetry performance. Ends Friday at 1pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door, R10.
O-Week Season: Bua (Speak/Speak out), directed by Bongi Mazibuko. Ends Friday at 5pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door,.R10.
O-Week Season: Consensual Realities, directed by Neo Sibiya (age restriction 16). Ends Friday at 7.30pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door. R10.
The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:
O-Week Season: double bill: In the Company of Wolves, directed by Jason Solomon and Chanelle Sardinha, and
Red Tie, directed by Bulelwa Ndaba. Ends Friday at 1pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door,.R10.
O-Week Season: Luke and Helena, written and directed by Néka Da Costa and Jo Glanville in collaboration with the cast. Ends Friday at 6pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door. R10.
O-Week Season: Waiting for Nelson, directed by Mbasa Tsetsana. Ends Friday at 8pm. Bookings at www.strictlytickets.com or at the door. R10.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johburg:
Duo Zappa-Mainolfi – cellist Mattia Zappa and pianist Massimiliano Mainolfi – concert tour. February 16 at 8pm, with works by Boccherini, Schumann, Schnittke and Morricone. Book at Computicket.
Mphatlalatsane Theatre, Sebokeng:
Sharp*ville, from tragedy to triumph. A township tale by playwright, director and actor Gamakhulu Diniso. Ends February 9. For more information, e-mail Sydney Dhlamini at email@example.com
Auditions for the Cuban Ballet School. The SA Mzansi Ballet (SAMB) invites children aged five to eight to audition for the South African Cuban Ballet School for the 2013 school year. Auditions are to be held tomorrow at 3.30pm at SAMB, Joburg Theatre, Hoofd St, Braamfontein, Joburg. School starts February. Fees are R3 500 to R5 000 a month. For more information and to register, call Chloé Grove at 011 877 6897 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
l Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
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