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Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, bookings 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.com:
An Unromantic Comedy, with Antony Coleman, Charmaine Weir-Smith and Jaci de Villiers. Written by Rosalind Butler. Ends October 26.
Joburg Jewish Male Choir. Sunday. 2.30pm and 7pm. This concert is a tribute to the late Len Kaye. Guest conductor maestro George Mxadana. Tickets from the theatre or Evelyn Green at 011 728 5570 or 082 704 2322.
Double bill: Soil. Renos Nicos Spanoudes’s new play, directed by Lynne Maree with Ashley Dowds and Brenda Radloff Sakellarides. And Meze, Mira and Make-Up, the Greek/ South African comedy by Irene Stephanou. October 29 to November 23. Meze, Mira and Make-Up will be performed on a Tuesday on its own and as part of the double-bill on Thursdays to Saturdays.
Classical music. Lunch-hour concert 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: David Tombak (violin) and Coleen Mare (piano) recital.
October 25: Piano recital with Peter Cartwright with works by Prokofiev and Beethoven.
PopArt Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Book at www.popartcentre.co.za.
Stranger Things. The show is about unique experiences, but anyone who’s been a customer in a restaurant or worked in one, will recognise and giggle at the mania that unfolds. Thursday to Sunday.
The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults. October 25 and 26. 8pm and 9.30pm.
The Jittery Citizens. Live improv theatre, with Jessica Taylor, Alex Radnitz and Claudine Ullman. Tony Bentel on keyboard. Last Saturday of the month. 3pm. Book at www.strictlytickets.com.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
From Russia with Love. Johannesburg Youth Orchestra and Johannesburg Youth Ballet in an extravaganza of music and dance to music from Russia and James Bond hits. Tomorrow and Thursday. 7.30pm. R150.
Doctor’s Orders, with Riaad Moosa. Saturday. R100 to R180.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
Forever Young. Ends December 31, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R65 to R155. Book as above.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 27 and 28. 2pm. R85. Book as above.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Best Days of Our Lives. Rocking five decades of school reunion parties. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. November 2, December 20 and 21 at 2pm, R85. Book for both as above.
Barnyard Theatre (Sunninghill), Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia roads (entrance Achter Rd), off Rivonia Rd turn-off on the N1: 011 234 2033:
We Are the Champions. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Tina Turner, Pink and Freddy Mercury. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 14 and 16, 2pm, R85. Book as above.
Beefcakes, Illovo Muse, 197 Oxford Rd, Illovo, 011 447 5266:
Feeling Good. A cabaret with Michael de Pinna and Johan Laas. Sunday and October 27 and
November 3. 7pm (doors open 6pm). R100 show only, dinner optional. Book as above.
Le Canard Restaurant, 163 Rivonia Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 011 884 4597:
Soirée Culinaire No 3: Fire & Ice. A journey of food, wine and music with Freda Appelbaum (cuisine) and Salon Five Music Ensemble. October 26 at 7pm for 7.30pm. R550pp, wines and mineral water included. Book as above.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien Theatre:
Sunset Boulevard. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical with Angela Kilian, Jonathan Roxmouth. Ends Sunday. R100 to R325 at the box office and Computicket.
Adapt or Fly, with Pieter-Dirk Uys. From October 23 for three weeks.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
The Sewing Machine, starring Sandra Prinsloo, written by Rachell Greeff, directed by Hennie van Greunen. Ends October 27, Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 3.15 and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
The Zulu, by Mbongeni Ngema, directed by Christopher John. Ends October 26. R250 adults, R80 pensioners, scholars at Computicket.
Nongogo, by Athol Fugard, directed by James Ngcobo and starring Tony Kgoroge, Desmond Dube, Fana Mokoena, Masasa Mbangeni and Hamilton Dlamini. Ends November 3. Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 3.15pm. Tuesday tickets: R79.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5, cindy@nctt. org.za. See www.nationalchildrens theatre.org.za.
Shakespeare for Generation Y adapted for grades 8 to 12 pupils. R70 adults, R40 pupils. Macbeth: October 27: 10.30am. Midsummer Night’s Dream: Thursday and Friday at 9.30am, October 26 at 9.15am. Merchant of Venice: October 24 and 25 at 9.30am, October 26 at 11am.
The theatre offers a new course for technically minded children who want to work in theatre, but not necessarily as actors. Tanya Cole will share her fascination for stage effects. Lessons include pulley systems, special effects, sound, and lighting. The course runs Saturday to November 30, Saturdays from 12.30 to 1.30pm. R100 per Saturday (R800 for the term), includes the cost of material. Call Cindy at 011 484 1584 to enrol.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Ekurhuleni Melting Pot National Choral Music Competition. Friday. 9am until late. 10 choirs participating. R180 at Computicket. Audience gets to vote for their favourite choir.
One Night in Africa. October 26. Featuring Zonke Dikane, Mafikizolo, Lesego and Indwe. Doors open 7pm. R290 to R390 at Computicket.
Mardi Gras Theatre:
Divas in Drag. Every Wednesday. 8pm.
Comedy Session. With Mel, Melt and Tshepo. Friday. 8pm. R100 at the door.
Gauteng Opera. Saturday and November 19. 8pm. R100 at the door.
Seriously Funny, with Darren Maule. Fridays, from October 25 to November 29. 8pm. R100 at the door.
Jazzy Sundays. 3pm to 9pm. R100 at the door.
Nipple Caps and G-Strings, with Gigi. October 26, November 2 and 30. 8pm. R100 at the door.
Rio Rooms, Carnival City:
Afro-Beatz. Every last Sunday of the month. 3pm till late. R130 (entry and meal) at the entrance from 1pm. Call Siphiwe Motha at 083 856 3077.
The Firs Mall, Craddock Ave, Rosebank, 011 447 3650:
Join Anita Scott and The Vibes for an afternoon of live jazz standards. Sunday. 12.30pm to 2pm. Outside Doppio Zero. Free.
Back O’ The Moon Restaurant, Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 5222:
El Cantante, with Wonderboom’s Cito and Martin Rocka. Saturday, October 26. R290pp includes a three-course dinner and the performance. 7pm for 7.30pm. Booking essential, call as above.
Lyric Theatre, 011 248 5340, box office 011 248 5000:
The Soil’s Reflections Tour. Launch their live DVD, The Soil Reflection Live in Joburg. Friday, October 25. 7pm. R120 to R305 at Computicket.
99% Xhosa. Comedy hosted by Anele Mdoda, featuring Ntosh Madlingozi, Tats Nkonzo, Isaac Gampu, Lwando Mahlakatha, TD Jokes, Mbulelo Manylaughs and Anele Shube. October 26. R150 to R335 at Computicket.
Buckled. Comedy with Leeanda Reddy and Meren Reddy, directed by Krijay Govender. October 31 to November 2. 8.30pm. R120 at Computicket or the box office.
The Greenside Theatre, 7a Chester Rd, Greenside East, 011 880 5720:
L’Occasione fa il Ladro by Rossini, featuring MK Mlombi, Herman Theron, Daniel Reumiller, Mailé Renaud and others. Tomorrow and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm. Call as above to book or Computicket.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
Funny Money/My Vrou se Man se Lyk se Tas, starring Chris van Niekerk, Amalia Uys and Lulu Botha. Ends October 27. R125 to R165 at Computicket.
Liewe Heksie. October 22 to 26. Each morning at 11am. R140 at Computicket. For schools, nursery schools, crèches, playgroups, contact Monica at 011 815 3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Dalaras. Greek icon supported by Melina
Aslanidou. Sunday. From R600 at Africa Pacific Promotions: 011 788 7514 or Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Passionate Piaf, by Kevin Feather, starring Lyn Locketz. Ends October 27, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays noon. R130.
Roodepoort Theatre (ex Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Touch of Magic. Showcase of the National Eisteddfod Academy performers, all shows at 7pm. Western Gauteng region: tomorrow; Randburg region: Friday, October 22 and 25, Joburg region: October 23, Sandton: October 29 and 30. Book at Computicket.
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, Joburg 011 482 1606/7:
Organ Concert Series, tickets available from the church and at Computicket. International award-winning concert organist Clive Driskill-Smith of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, October 25 and 26 at 7.30pm.
Shikisha, Miriam Makeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights. Every Thursday. Designed for up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the door. 8pm till 11pm.
UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Rd Campus:
Thatsogay Festival: Cry Havoc, written by Tom Coash, directed by Alby Michael. Ends Monday. Nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets at Computicket.
Thatsogay Festival: Dansbytes Programme. Dance and cabaret. October 24 to 26. Tickets at Computicket.
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.
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Ave, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Mafrika Show, with Nicola Jackman. Thursday. 6.30pm.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Wits Theatre Foyer:
Fourth-Year Directors’ Festival: Free admission. Love Lucy, Too directed by Kelly Grossman. Tomorrow at 7pm, Thursday at 8pm.
Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:
Fourth-Year Directors’ Festival: Free admission. Rabie Ridge, directed by Senzo Ntuli. Monday at 6pm, October 22 at 8.30pm.
Identity Crisis, directed by Kirsten Meyer. October 22 at 7.15pm, October 24 at 6pm.
Baby with the Bathwater, directed by Gaosi Raditholo. October 23 at 8.30pm, October 24 at 8.30pm.
W:T, directed by Waydene Laing. October 25 at 6pm, October 26 at 8.30pm.
Chapter Untitled, directed by Tshepo David Ruele. October 25 at 8.30pm, October 26 at 6pm.
Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:
Fourth-Year Directors’ Festival: Free admission. Constellations, directed by Emma Delius. Tomorrow at 8.15pm.
Constellations, directed by Emma Delius. Thursday at 7.15pm.
To the Brim, directed by Jacqlyne Titus. Friday at 7.15pm.
Bare Ke Moloi, directed by Tselane Mashilo. October 21 at 7.15pm, October 23 at 6pm.
Ntwa Ya Dipaka, directed by Raezeen Wentworth. October 28 at 7.30pm, October 29 at 7.30pm.
The Atrium, SW Engineering Building, Wits East Campus, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Kyle Shepherd Trio. Jazz on Saturday. 8pm. R120 at www.strictlytickets.com.
The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:
Fourth-Year Directors’ Festival: Free admission. La Mia Vita, directed by Sabrina Lori. Friday at 6pm; Saturday at 6pm.
The Woman in White, directed by Andrew Hofmeyr. Friday at 8.30pm; Saturday at 8.30pm.
All in the Timing, directed by Debré Johnson. October 21 at 6pm, October 22 at 7.15pm.
Peeing in a Bucket, directed by Sunni Faba. October 23 at 7.15pm, October 24 at 7.15pm.
In a Different World Maybe, directed by Brigette Madiba. October 25 at 7.10pm, October 26 at 7.15pm.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Joburg:
Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Second Symphony Season. 8pm with free pre-concert talk at 7.15pm. Book at Computicket or the box office on the night. Season tickets available from the JPO at 011 789 2733.
Tomorrow and Thursday: conductor Daniel Boico, soloist Jan Hugo (piano). Programme: Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture; Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto, No1, op 25, G minor; Beethoven’s Symphony No 5, op 67, C minor.
October 23 and 24: Conductor Yasuo Shinozaki, soloist Matthew Trusler (violin). Programme:
Sibelius’s Finlandia op 26; Britten’s Violin Concerto, No 1, op 15; Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 1, op 13, D minor.
Auditions for operatic soloists will take place on November 20 from 10am at the Roodepoort Theatre’s Main Auditorium. Enquiries to Marisa at 082 878 6190.
South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Book at Computicket.
Trapped, written and directed by Sammy Mmusi. October 29 to November 3.
Sunday Morning Concert – AM Gala. October 27 at 11am. Works by Donizetti with Opera Gauteng. R120. For pre-booking call Madeleen Engelbrecht at 012 322 7944.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, book at Computicket or the door.
Atterbury National Piano Competition. Ends Friday. R120.
Pimp my Piano, with Charl du Plessis. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R100 to R140.
Oscar en die Pienk Tannie, with theatre veteran Sandra Prinsloo. October 22. 11am. R50 or R70. Bookings with Anneke Liebenberg at 072 349 8395.
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 31, Tuesdays to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R75 to R160. Book as above.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. October 26, December 18 and 19. Shows at 2pm. R85. Book as above.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or iSalon in Brooklyn.
Beethoven Emperor Concerto and Mozart clarinet Concerto with Exsultate Jubilate performed by the Gauteng Philharmonic and conducted by Nic Nicolaidis. Friday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. R260 to R300 at www.ticketspace.co.za.
Accordion classes by Sergio Zampolli at the theatre. Contact Sergio at 083 302 3113.
Tshwane University of Technology, Staatsartillerie Rd, Pretoria: 012 318 5157:
Rostrum Theatre, Arts Campus, 24 Du Toit Street, 012 318 6175:
Annual Verve Physical Theatre Platform, by Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Film (Drama). Friday and Saturday at 7pm. The theme is [non]duality, with each piece speaking to the theme from different vantage points. Call 012 382 6010 or e-mail email@example.com to book seats.
University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:
Romanz and UPSO in Concert. The vocal quartet Romanz joins forces with the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra and Janine Neethling, Rob Watson, Graeme Curry and Mauritz Lotz for many favourite musical pieces. Tye conductor is Graham Scott. 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 3pm on Sunday. R200, R180 and R150 at Computicket. For more information contact 012 420 4183/2947 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:
Music concert of works by South African composers. Today at 7.30pm. Featuring Stefans Grové, Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, Hans Roosenschoon, Alexander Johnson and Hendrik Hofmeyr. R50 at the door.
Casta Diva Restaurant Charisma, 67 Albatross St, Ninapark (Akasia), reservations and enquiries 076 470 3173, 012 542 4449, email@example.com:
Ilse Myburgh and Miroslav Chakary deliver some of Einstein’s favourite classical pieces. Sunday. 3pm. Restaurant also offers an a la carte menu. R100. Cash bar available. Booking is essential.
Unisa’s Jakaranda Square, Sunnyside Campus:
ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:
Akustika Chamber Singers Gala Concert. A Johannesburg Music Strings initiative with conductor Christo Burger. October 30. 7.30pm. R80 at Computicket.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door.
Ten Spyte Van/In Spite Of 2013: R40. All income goes to performers. Marthie de Bruinsentrum, Transoranjeskool, Transvaliaskool and Cluny Farm. Today at 6.30pm. Unica, Prinshof, Manie Foster and Yana, Tomorrow at 6.30pm.
Hoot ‘n Anny. Franco and Alouise Jamneck with country, folk and bluegrass music. Thursday at 7pm.
Ek’s Anoniem. Ian Wessels with jokes and anecdotes. October 23 at 7pm.
Golan Heights. The secrets behind the closed doors of marriages. Starring Jana Radcliffe, Maritza Doman, Allan Spijkers and Lizanne Schultz. October 24 and 24 at 7pm, in aid of Famsa (Families South Africa).
Spoegwolf, an acoustic show. October 26 at 7pm.
Somerliefde, a CD release by Hannes van Tonder. October 27 at 3pm.
Onderweg, with Jannie du Toit, Clinton Zerf and Susan Mouton. October 29 at 7pm, in aid of NappyRun.
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