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South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Netherlands) South African tour, with conductor Charles Dutoit and soloist Janine Jansen (violin). R250 to R750 at Computicket. Tonight. 7.30pm.
Red Bull Beat Battle. Saturday. Crews eager to have a chance at taking the Red Bull Beat Battle crown can register at www.redbullbeatbattle.co.za
Mbeki and Other Nightmares, written and directed by Tshepo wa Mamatu, with Mthokozisi Khanyile, Thato Malebye and Bothlale Baitsiwe. Ends Sunday. 8pm. R30 to R100 at Computicket.
Asbos Theatre, Karoo Square, cnr Albeth and 141 Lynnwood Roads, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 082 564 0999:
Sultans of Swing . Mel Botes. 7.30pm. Friday. R120.
Storielied with Luna Paige. 7pm. Saturday. R120.
Asbos Film Klub: Dr Zhivago (Robert Fysh: introduction to film club). 7pm, March 27. R50.
Vana and the Oh So Serious Band. 7pm. March 31. R100.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: Computicket and the door.
Erens is jy, with Randall Wicomb. Thursday. 8pm. R130, R150.
Lize Beekman. Sunday. 4pm. R130, R150.
Louis Fivaz’s CD release. Monday. 8pm. Bookings: 012 470 5400 or 086 506 1559.
Stef Bos and Koos Kombuis. March 19 and 20. R150, R170.
Liefde Anna, with Sandra Prinsloo, Deon Lotz and Gustav Gerdener. March 22 and 23. 8pm. R120, R140.
Kaptein Blitz. Family theatre with Frank Opperman. March 23. 11am. R80.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison Streets, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033:
Accordion classes by Sergio Zampolli: 083 302 3113.
University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644:
Sunny Spanish Sensations. University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra features violinist Emmanuel Bach as soloist with a Spanish music programme. Eric Rycroft conducts. March 20. 7pm. R80 at the door, R50 students , pensioners. Call 012 420 2947/4183.
Hoerskool Eldoraigne, 26 Christopher Rd, Centuron: Jannes 084 257 5056:
Sand. Thursday to Saturday. R40 students, R50 adults. Call as above.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709: Tickets at the door.
Impromptu. A CD release as Melissa sings in the style of Sarah Brightman, Johan Kelber on piano. Friday. 7pm.
Herman van den Berg. Sunday. 3pm.
Witbank Civic Theatre, Nelson Mandela St:
Unbreakable Thread. A musical by Botebo ba Africa. Friday and Saturday. Book with Ngcebo Mdima at 081 537 0603, e-mail ngcebo.mdima @gmail.com or at the theatre.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Bookings: www.popartcentre.co.za
Food Hall. A pop-up evening of eating, drinking and general fun once a month.
The Funeral. Thursday to Sunday. 8pm.
Wendy Oldfield. Sunday. 8pm. R100.
From New York City comes American Suicide Bomber Association, experimental theatre. All you ever wanted to know about suicide bombing. March 21 to 24.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: Bookings: 0861 670 670 or see www.joburgtheatre.com
The Mandela Theatre:
Don Quixote, by SA Mzansi Ballet, with local dancers Brooklyn Mack, Michaela DePrince, Sanmarie Kreuzhuber and Cuban dancers. Ends March 24. R100 to R336.
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
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids. Ends April 21. Booking essential. School performances: R60 a pupil and one free ticket for teacher per 20 pupils.
Space.Com, Johannesburg Theatre Complex:
First Position. A showcase of gifted ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday and March 23; noon. R40 as above.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
Hansel & Gretel in the Sweet Factory. March 22 and April 20. Family entertainment. Book as above.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370:
Glory Days. The magic of the 1980s. Ends April 14. Bookings: 011 478 5300. Tuesdays R150 (buy one get one free), Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm: R150, Sundays at 2pm: R95.
Hansel & Gretel in the Sweet Factory. March 23 at 11am, 2pm. For the family. Bookings: 011 478 5300.
Greek Orthodox Church of Agious Anargirous, cnr Gibson and Edward sts, Sophiatown:
Own. The Multiple Sclerosis Society holds a reading of Renos Nicos Spanoudes’ play on Saturday at 3pm. The reading will be by Jason Kennett, Brenda Radloff and Karin van der Laag, directed by Lynne Maree. A fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of SA. Refreshments will be served with a chance to talk to the writer, director and cast. R80. Book by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Don’t Dress for Dinner. Farce. Ends April 14, Wednesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. R100 to R160 at Computicket or the theatre.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Without a Hitch. A farce written and acted by Jessica D Richards, directed by Tobie Cronje. Tomorrow to April 14. R150 at Computicket or the box office. Wednesday to Saturday 8.15pm, with a 5.15pm show on Saturdays and Sundays.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
The Market Theatre runs readings at the Main Theatre on the last Thursday every month. A chance for playwrights to have their plays heard, with an opportunity for feedback. For info or to apply for a slot, e-mail Craig Higginson: email@example.com
20:13 The Beginning. Stand-up comedy and music featuring Chris Forrest, Tumi Morake, Stig, John Vlismas and others. Ends Sunday at 8.13pm. Tuesdays to Saturdays, 3.13pm on Sundays. R75 to R120 at Computicket. Age restriction 18 years.
Barney Simon Theatre,
The Island, written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, directed by John 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, No 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5: Enquiries cindy@ nctt.org.za, www.nationalchildrens theatre.org.za.
Saturday morning workshops end this weekend.
Story Time at the National Children’s Theatre. Fiona Budd tells stories to those aged four to seven on Saturdays. A second Story Time group has been added, from 10am to 11am. R150 a term. Refreshments after the class. Book your child’s place with Cindy.
Goggas, a new South African musical, directed by Francois Theron, featuring Dolly Louw, Devon Flemmer, Danie Putter and Zolani Shangase. Ends April 21. R110. Booking essential: Claudy at 011 484 1584/5.
Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Divas in Drag every Thursday. 8pm. R75 at the door.
Big Top Arena:
The Grateful Tour. MTN Joyous Celebration launch their CD and DVD. March 29 to 31 at 7.30pm. R150 to R300 at Computicket or Shoprite/Checkers outlets.
Show Bar, Carnival City:
Carnival Comedy Sessions with Trevor Gumbi and Friends. Tomorrow. Doors open 7pm. Show at 8pm. R80 at the door. Features Mpho Popps, Ntosh Madlingozi and Stig.
Gilan Gork. Mentalist. Every Wednesday from March 20 to April 24. 8pm. R80 at the door.
Coca-Cola Dome, Joburg:
Dralion with Cirque du Soleil. An East meets West extravaganza. March 21 to April 1. R365 to R515 at Computicket, with the show on March 24 priced between R340 and R490.
Gold Reef City , cnr Northern Oakway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
Oh Golly it’s Bolly. Choreographer Jayesperi Moopen and the Tribhangi Dance Theatre. Ends March 31. R80 to R120 with discounts for group bookings and pensioners at Computicket or the box office.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
fACTORy, with Nataniël. Ends March 31. A journey of fantasy, fun, humour and hope that is inspired by the greatest act of all… life. The show includes all-original music ranging from pop, rock and soul to old-world torch songs and jazz, and a collection of wild and creative new stories.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
The Cat that got the Crème!, starring Cat Simoni. March 22 and 23 at 8pm, March 24 at noon. Book as above.
Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown Precinct, Joburg:
HANSA Festival of Legends: more than 40 of South Africa’s top musical acts from the past 30 years will gather for a 10-hour celebration of live musical excellence, including Lilly Million, Lulo Café, Nothende, The Muffinz, DJ Mphoza and DJ Kenzhero. March 23. 2pm to midnight. R150 at Computicket
Mzansi Productions, Dance Factory, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown, 011 492 1467/77:
The Bitter End of Rosemary, with Dada Masilo. April 2. 7.30pm. Donations welcome.
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St Sandton, 011 883 8606, bookings: 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
The Timekeepers by Dan Clancy. Stars Roy Horovitz, Pinhas Mittelman and Michael Gamliel. Ends Sunday. In English, with the performance on Thursday in Hebrew. R120.
Classical music 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: The Goldberg Quartet. programme: Dvorak’s Piano Quintet Op 81, with Malcolm Nay.
March 29: Young South African pianist Gareth Ross with works by Chopin.
Heather Mac (ex-Ella Mental). One night only in a fund-raiser in aid of Assitej South Africa. March 24. 6.30pm. R300 (includes pre-show glass of wine and canapés), R350 (includes signed CD). Book as above.
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, 011 482 1606/7:
Organ Concert Series. Tickets available at the church: Vocal performance by soloists from the Royal Academy of Music in London, accompanied by the St George’s Choir and Peter Black on the organ. Richard Pantcheff will conduct a varied programme including Faure’s Requiem, Opus 48, and solos from Handel’s Messiah. Tuesday, March 26. 7.30pm.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, cnr Miriam Makeba and President sts, Newtown, Johannesburg, 071 547 5558:
Body Worlds & the Cycle of Life. An anatomical exhibition using specimens preserved through plastination. March 20 to June 30. Adults R140, seniors and students R110, children six to17 R90 at WebTickets. Group bookings of 15 plus call above number.
Shikisha, Miriam Makeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. For up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the door. 8pm.
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Umoja – the spirit of togetherness. 8pm. R112 to R336 at Computicket. Ends May.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday free lunch-hour concerts. 1.15 to 1.50pm:
Wednesday: Peter Cartwright, classical piano.
March 20: Anzelle De Wet, drumkit, Doron Kanar, classical piano.
Wits Music Room, 8th floor, University Corner, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Motswako the Mix concert, part 1. Showcases the best of the Wits School of Arts classical and jazz student musicians. Saturday. 7.30pm. R20 at the door.
A Vocal Jazz Experience, with Déborah Tanguy (France, voice) and Amanda Tiffin (South Africa, voice and piano). Monday. 7.30pm. R80 at the door.
The Atrium, SW Engineering Building, Wits East Campus, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Piano Recital with Yossi Reshef. Today. 7.30pm. R80 at Strictlytickets, students and pensioners R55, at the door R85.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg:
Lukas Vondracek, winner of the 2012 Unisa International Piano Competition. Saturday. 8pm. Book at Computicket, or the box office, one hour before the concert. Call the Johannesburg Musical Society at 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.
Sibikwa Art Centre, 13 Liverpool Park, cnr 2 Liverpool St and Bolton Rd, Benoni South: 011 422 4359:
Dance Xplosion! Presented by Sibikwa Arts Dance Company. The organisation calls all dance groups, community groups and dance projects to its fifth annual Sibikwa Dance Xplosion!, to be held on March 21, from 10am to 5pm. It will showcase new work choreographed by Yuhl Headman. Before the festival there will be a one-day workshop on Theatre Craft and Conceptualisaiton for Creation of New Work. Tickets at the door cost R30. Registration for Dance Xplosion! is R100. Call the office at 011 422 4359 and ask for Headman. Visit www.sibikwa.co.za.
Civic Theatre Vereeniging:
Sharp*ville, from tragedy to triumph. A township tale by playwright, director and actor Gamakhulu Diniso. Ends March 23, with a performance paying tribute to Nyakane Tsolo, who led the march on March 21. Info: 079 483 7434 or 084 282 9160. Book at Computicket.
Dance Umbrella invites entries for the Stepping Stones programme which is an open and free platform for new work. All dance from traditional, hip hop, pantsula, Spanish, ballet to Afro-fusion are programmed. For application forms contact 011 492 0709/2033 or e-mail email@example.com. Closing date for entries is March 29.
lComputicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
www.strictlytickets.com or 082 553 5903/1.
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