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Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.co.za:
An Unromantic Comedy, with Antony Coleman, Charmaine Weir-Smith and Jaci de Villiers, written by Rosalind Butler. Ends Saturday. Book as above.
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, a Greek/South African comedy by Irene Stephanou. Ends 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. Inquiries 011 883 8606.
Friday: Piano recital with Peter Cartwright playing works by Prokofiev and Beethoven.
November 1: The Lewandowski Chorale.
November 8: Harp Trio with Ventura Rosenthal, Susan Mouton and Miro Chakarayan.
POPart Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg, Book at www.popartcentre.co.za:
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: bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com:
Ihobhu Lomlilo. A rare sharing of storytelling through music with Bheki Khoza and Mbuso Khoza. November 8. 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm.
The Mandela Theatre:
Aladdin, directed by Janice Honeyman. Tomorrow to December 29.
Queen at the Ballet by Sean Bovim. Captures the story of Freddie Mercury in ballet led by Henk Opperman, Cito and Angela Kilian. March 25 to April 13.
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, for the festive season. November and December.
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.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 27 and 28. 2pm. R85. Book for both 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 turnoff 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. A party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 14 and 16. 2pm, R85. Book for both as above.
Beefcakes, Illovo Muse, 197 Oxford Road, Illovo, 011 447 5266:
Feeling Good. A cabaret with Michael de Pinna and Johan Laas. Sunday and November 3. 7pm (doors open 6pm). R100 show only, dinner optional. Book as above.
Clive M Beck Auditorium at the RCHCC, cnr Glenhove Rd and 4th St, Houghton, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits – A Live Tribute. R100, booking essential. Call Hazel at 011 728 8088 or e-mail email@example.com.
Library at the Brazen Head Sandton, cnr Anne Crescent and Linden Rd, Strathaven, Sandton, 072 068 5673:
Between Berlin and BeBop with Barbora Tellinger and John Fresk. Sunday. 2pm. R80 pre-booked, R100 at the door.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Adapt or Fly, with Pieter-Dirk Uys. From October 23 for three weeks.
Blood Brothers. Willy Russell’s hit musical adapted and directed by David Kramer, November 15 to January 4. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 4.30 and 8pm, Sunday at 2.30 and 6pm. R100 to R280 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 Michael Richard. November 6 to January 5. R150 at the box office 011 511 1818 or Computicket.
Luka featuring Suzanne Vega. Sunday. 6pm. R200 to R650 at Computicket.
Pretty Yende in Concert. Thursday, November 14. 8pm, R200 to R400 at Computicket.
The Messiah Complex World Tour, with Russell Brand, comedian, actor and author. November 15, 16, and 18 at 8pm, November 17 at 6pm. R350 to R550 at Computicket. (No under-12s.)
Sleeping Beauty on Ice, with the Imperial Ice Stars. December 5 to January 12. Tuesdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6pm. R150 to R400 at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
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. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za:
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. 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 as above to enrol.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Greatest Hits Live Tour to South Africa. Simple Minds. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R288 to R543 at Computicket.
Christmas with the Flying Pickets, the British pop-rock a capella vocal group. Friday November 22 at 8pm. R285 to R485 at Computicket.
Mardi Gras Theatre:
Divas in Drag, every Wednesday, 8pm.
Pulse Dancers. Ladies’ Night. Every Thursday. Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm. Men allowed entry after 9.30pm. R50 at the MVG ticket booth.
Seriously Funny, with Darren Maule. Friday to November 29. 8pm. R100 at the door.
Jazzy Sundays. Every Sunday from 3 to 9pm. R100 at the door.
Nipple Caps and G-Strings, with Gigi. Saturday, November 2 and 30 at 8pm. R100 at the door.
Welcome to Burlesque. Saturday and November 30. 8pm. R100 at the door.
Jazzy Sundays, every Sunday from 3pm to 9pm. R100 at the door.
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist, November 8 and 22 at 8pm. R100 at the door.
The Muses, the ladies from the electric string quartet. Saturday, November 9 at 8pm. R100 at the door.
Bollywood. Music, dance and sheer extravagance. Saturday, November 16 and 22 at 8pm. R100 at the door.
The Black Ties with musical entertainment, Saturday, November 19. 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.
Coca-Cola Dome, cnr Olievenhout Ave and Northumberland Rd, Northgate, Joburg, 011 794 5800:
Maxwell, singer, songwriter and musician. Saturday, December 7. 8pm. R490 to R1100 at Computicket.
Gold Reef City, c/o Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 5222:
Back O’The Moon Restaurant:
Absinthe featuring City and Paul E Flynn. Saturday. 8pm. R290pp includes three-course dinner and performance. Booking essential as above.
Buckled. Comedy with Leeanda Reddy and Meren Reddy, directed by Krijay Govender. Thursday, October 31 to November 2. 8.30pm. R120 at Computicket or the box office.
Swingin’ Christmas, with Johannesburg Big Band, Cito, Pixie Bennett, Tracey-Lee Oliver and Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri, with guitarist Martin Rocka. Saturday, November 30. 8pm. R130 to R180 at Computicket or the box office.
Eugene Khoza’s one man show, Pardon Me, on November 8 and 9. R120 at Computicket.
Joey Rasdien’s Evolved. November 23. R150 at Computicket.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
Freshlyground 10-year birthday tour. Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1. From R175 at Computicket.
Alison Moyet, English singer. December 13 and 14. 8pm (doors open 7pm). R450 at Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Going Gooding, with Malcolm Gooding. October 31, November 1 and 2 at 8pm, November 3 at noon. R140.
The Way We Were. Cat Simoni doing Barbra Streisand – her way. November 8 to 24, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at noon. R130.
Hoerskool Randburg, cnr Malibongwe Dr and Rabie Rd, Fontainebleau, Randburg, 011 782 6226/7/8:
Music business workshop. Press Play: Artist Special, run by Ibilion Music’s Jonathan Shaw. Saturday November 2. This workshop looks at being a musician – with a practical twist. The workshop will be held in the auditorium. R450. Limited seating. www.quicket.co.za. Eemail@example.com. Call Amiel Mathebula at 011 039 4513 or 074 838 6527 for info.
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand:
Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life. Dr Gunther von Hagens’ anatomical exhibition of the body’s complexity, resilience and vulnerability, until November 24. It includes more than 200 plastinates – specimens preserved through “plastination”, which is a process of preserving human tissue invented in 1977. R140 adults, R110 seniors and students, R90 children six to 17, children under five free. Family tickets (two adults, two kids), R400. 9am to 5pm. Visit www.bodyworlds.co.za.
Roodepoort Theatre (ex Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Touch of Magic. Showcase of the National Eisteddfod Academy performers. 7pm. Randburg region today and Friday, Joburg region, tomorrow, Sandton October 29 and 30. R85 at Computicket.
Aria! Opera for Everyone, featuring The Tragedy of Werther, music by Jules Massenet. Stefan Louw and Elizabeth Lombard with pianist Eugene Joubert. December 6. R120 adults, R90 students and pensioners, R50 children under 14 at Computicket.
St Margaret’s Anglican Church, 9 Harper Rd Bedfordview:
Mendelssohn’s dramatic biblical Oratorio Elijah sung by the Johannesburg Bach Choir. 3pm. Sunday. R120 at the door or call Kevin 011 706 4885.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, cnr Miriam Makebo and President St, Newtown, Joburg, 071 547 5558:
Night of a 1000 Drawings. Drawings will sell for R100, money will go to charities.
Shikisha, Miriam Mekeba 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 till 11pm.
Summer Place, Hyde Park:
Zamar. Stellenbosch band sharing the limelight with 35 of Stellenbosch’s finest winemakers. Tomorrow at 6.30pm. R500 at www.webtickets.co.za. Call Elmarie Rabe at 021 886 8275 for more info.
University of Johannesburg Theatre:
Funny Money/My Vrou se Man se Lyk se Tas, starring Chris van Niekerk, Amalia Uys and Lulu Botha. November 12 to 24. Book 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.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Macadam Instinct, choreographers’ artistic project in combination with the Company Yann Lheureux with different teams of artists from South Africa, November 7 and 8 at 8.30pm.
Hate Radio, by IIPM Berlin/Zurich, December 3, 4 and 5 at 8pm and December 4 also at 2pm.
Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:
Ntwa Ya Dipaka, directed by Raezeen Wentworth. Today at 7.30pm.
Wits Music Room, 8th Floor, University Corner, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Lunch Hour Concerts. Wednesdays. 1.15pm to 1.50pm. Free. Enquiries 011 717 1376.
The Atrium, SW Engineering Building, Wits East Campus, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Sound Us Out 1 – Instrumental. November 10 at 3pm. Introducing young South African student composers from WitsMusic.
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: 011 789 2733.
Tomorrow and Thursday: Conductor Yasuo Shinozaki, soloist Francois du Toit, music by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens.
November 6 and 7: Conductor Yasuo Shinozaki, soloist Polina Burdukova, music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.
November 13 and 14: Conductor Adrian prabava, soloist Yura Lee, music by Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms.
Auditions for operatic soloists will take place on November 20 from 10am at the Roodepoort Theatre’s Main Auditorium (Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort). For more information, please call Marisa at 082 878 6190.
South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, 012 392 4000:
Trapped, written and directed by Sammy Mmusi. Centred on human trafficking. Ends Sunday. 8pm. R20 to R50 at Computicket.
One Square Mile, written by Monde Mayephu and directed by Meshack Mavuso. November 7 to 17. Book at Computicket.
The Truth in Flames, written and directed by Pat Sanku Bokaba with actor Aubrey Polo. November 6 to 17, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Friday to Sunday at 3pm. R20 to R50 at Computicket.
The Snowmaiden. A ballet by the Youth Dance Company of Tshwane (YDCT), choreographed and produced by Sue Kirkland, Christopher Montague and Tanja Graafland. November 7 to 10, at various times. On Saturday, November 9, at 11am, the YDCT hosts the children’s snowflake party where children are invited to dress up. R80 to R120 and R140 for the Snowflake party at Computicket. For block bookings call Wendy Seymour at 082 783 7378.
The Nutcracker, with Joburg Ballet. November 22, 29 at 7.30pm, November 23, 24, 30 at 3pm, November 23, 27, 28, 30 at 11am. R50 to R340 at Computicket.
Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. November 8 (Steve Dyer and Medleko – Meropa), 22, 29. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door. Call Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4275.
Tshwane Comedy Night: November 16 and 30. R80 at Computicket, R60 at the door. Call Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4275.
Silent Voice, written and directed by Aubrey Sekhabi. November 5 to 17, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. R30 to R100 at Computicket.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: tickets at Computicket or the door.
The Science of our Times: The human genome by Professor Michael Pepper. 7pm. Today. R100.
State of the Heart with Amanda Strydom. Friday. 8pm. R130, R150.
Ballade van ‘n Banggat with Tobie Cronje. Sunday. 4pm. R120.
National Eisteddfod Academy Young Performer Showcase: Eastern Gauteng area Monday; Tshwane and Limpopo regions on November 5. Both at 7pm. Book at Computicket.
KontrasT, with CH2. November 6 at 8pm. R140, R160.
Best of Everything Ever. Barry Hilton. November 7 and 8 at 8pm. R180, R200.
International Fine Arts Association Dance and Modelling Grand Prix. Trial 11am, final show 6pm. November 9. R60, R120.
Woord en Musiek, with Deon Meyer and Lize Beekman. November 20 at 8pm. R150.
geMARIONeer, with Marion Holm. November 28 at 8pm. R120, R140.
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.
Kidz Rock, party with the Kidz Rock Band, October 26, December 18 and 19. 2pm. R85. Book for both at www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or iSalon in Brooklyn.
Accordion classes by Sergio Zampolli at the theatre. Call Sergio at 083 302 3113.
Unisa’s Jakaranda Square, Sunnyside:
ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk –
Akustika Chamber Singers Gala Concert. A Johannesburg Music Strings Initiative with conductor Christo Burger. Tomorrow. 7.30pm. R80 at Computicket.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709: tickets, door.
Onderweg, with Jannie du Toit, Clinton Zerf and Susan Mouton. Today at 7pm, in aid of NappyRun.
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