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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.
Mood Swing with Nataniël. 8pm. Ends Friday. R180, R200 (no under-15s).
Sweet Voice Masters. A Reach for Recovery Concert. Saturday. 10am. R120 from Irma Badenhorst: 073 670 6806.
Dark Side of the Moon – A tribute to Pink Floyd, with Mel Botes and band. 8pm. Saturday. R140 to R180.
Jakkie Louw sings Sinatra. 4pm. Sunday. R130, R150.
Atterbury National Piano Competition. Monday to October 18. R120.
Pimp my Piano with Charl du Plessis. Saturday, October 19 at 8pm, Sunday, October 20 at 4pm. R100 to R140.
Oscar en die Pienk Tannie, with Sandra Prinsloo. October 22 at 11am. R50, R70. Bookings: Anneke Liebenberg: 072 349 8395.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare sts, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
The Ultimate Beach Party. Music from The Beach Boys to Katy Perry. Ends Sunday. Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. R75 to R150.
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 conducted by Nic Nicolaidis. Friday, October 18 at 8pm and Sunday, October 20 at 3pm.
Accordion classes by Sergio Zampolli. Call Sergio at 083 302 3113.
University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:
Verdi Opera Gala, with BTE VO1SS and the BTE VO1SS Opera Chorus and orchestra under the baton of Philipp Pointer (Germany). Guest artists are Aubrey Lodewyk and Natalie Dickson. Sunday at 3pm. R180 to R350 at Computicket.
Casta Diva Restaurant Charisma, 67 Albatross St, Ninapark (Akasia), reservations and enquiries at 076 470 3173, 012 542 4449 or firstname.lastname@example.org:
Ilse Myburgh and Miroslav Chakary deliver some of Einstein’s favourite classical pieces. Sunday, October 20 at 3pm. Restaurant also offers an a la carte menu. R100pp. Cash bar available. Booking 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 at 7.30pm. R80 at Computicket.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door:
Ricus Nel does country, ballads and rock ‘n’ roll. Tonight at 7pm. R80, R70.
Oopkop met Marietta Theunissen. Wednesday at 7pm.
André Schwartz. Friday at 7pm.
Van Satynlakens tot Teerstrate with Liza Daniells. Saturday at 10am. R709 adults, R60 students and pensioners.
Ten Spyte Van/In Spite of 2013: R40. All income goes to performers: Paul Jungnickel song group: Sunday at 3pm. Pretoria School and Tiqwa: Monday at 6.30pm. Marthie de Bruinsentrum, Transoranjeskool, Transvaliaskool and Cluny Farm: Tuesday, October 15 at 6.30pm. Unica, Prinshof, Manie Foster and Yana: Wednesday, October 16 at 6.30pm.
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. October 20. 2.30pm and 7pm. A tribute to the late Len Kaye with conductor Maestro George Mxadana. Tickets at the theatre or Evelyn Green: 011 728 5570 or 082 704 2322.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg, Book at www.popartcentre.co.za:
Phobic, by Janna Ramos-Violante. Ends Sunday. Thursday to Saturday: 8pm, Sunday:3.30pm. R80.
Stranger Things. October 17 to 20.
The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults. October 25 and 26 at 8pm and 9.30pm.
The Jittery Citizens. Improv theatre. Last Saturday of the month. 3pm. Book at www.strictlytickets.com.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: bookings: 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Boys in the Band. Celebrating hits from boy bands. Ends Sunday. R100 to R290.
From Russia with Love. Johannesburg Youth Orchestra and Youth Ballet with music and dance from Russia and Bond hits. October 16 and 17. 7.30pm. R150.
Thank You for the Music. A tribute to Abba, Queen and the Bee Gees. Ends Sunday. Tuesdays to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R65 to R130.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Strictly No 1s. Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers. Ends Sunday.Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R75 to R150.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr
Witkoppen and Rivonia rds: 011 234 2033:
Rocking in a Free World. Music from 12 countries.
Ends Sunday.Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. R75 to R150.
Beefcakes, Illovo Muse, 197 Oxford Rd, Illovo, 011 447 5266:
Feeling Good. A cabaret with Michael de Pinna and Johan Laas. Sunday, October 20 and 27, November 3. 7pm (doors open 6pm). R100pp show only, dinner optional. Book as above.
Bellgables Country Restaurant, Beyers Naudé Drive Ext (between N14 and Elandsdrift Rd), Muldersdrift, 082 551 8855, 087 941 3286:
El Cantante, with Cito and guitarist Martin Rocka. Friday. 7pm. Advance booking essential. R495pp includes a four-course gourmet meal.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Sunset Boulevard, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical with Angela Kilian, Jonathan Roxmouth. Ends October 20. R100 to R325 at 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.
MTN Festival: Trevor Noah ends Sunday.
MTN Festival: The Big Bad Musical. Friday to Sunday.
MTN Festival: Piazza Rocks. Live concert with Prime Circle, Lloyd Cele and the Soweto String Quartet. Saturday. R100 at Computicket, includes free drink.
MTN Festival: Good Luck. Sunday. 12.30pm. Free.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
The Zulu. Ends October 26, R250 adults, R80 pensioners and scholars at Computicket.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5, email@example.com. See www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za.
Shakespeare for Generation Y adapted for grades 8 to 12 pupils. R70 adults, R40 pupils. Macbeth: Thursday and Friday at 9.30am, October 27: 10.30am. Midsummer Night’s Dream: October 17, 18: 9.30am, October 26: 9.15am. Merchant of Venice: October 24, 25: 9.30am, October 26: 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, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Blacks Only Comedy Show – The Bling-Bling Tour: Marc Lottering, Chester Missing/Conrad Koch, Isaac Gampu, Sifiso Nene, Tumi Morake and Lazarus Jacobs. Saturday. R186 at Computicket.
Ekurhuleni Melting Pot National Choral Music Competition. October 18. 9am until late. 10 choirs. From R180 at Computicket. Audience gets to vote for their favourite choir.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde,011 248 5340, box office 011 248 5000:
Comic’s Choice Awards. Nominees and winners of three categories will each perform for 15 minutes. Saturday. 8pm. R120 at Computicket.
The Soil – Reflections Tour. Launch of their live DVD. Friday, October 25. 7pm. R120 to R305 at Computicket.
99% Xhosa. Comedy hosted by Anele Mdoda. October 26. R150 to R335 at Computicket.
The Greenside Theatre, 7a Chester Road, Greenside East, 011 880 5720:
Mozart recital. Reakopana Opera Festival. A lyrical opera programme featuring South African singers. Sunday. 5pm. Call as above for bookings.
Reakopana Opera Festival: L’Occasione fa il Ladro by Rossini. October 16, 19 at 8pm, October 20 at 5pm. Call above for bookings or R150 at 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. Monday to October 29. R125 to R165 at Computicket.
George Dalaras. Greek icon supported by Melina Aslanidou. October 20. 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. Ends October 27. Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays noon. R130.
Hillbrow Theatre, Twist and Kaptein sts, Hillbrow: Craig Smith 082 847 0841:
DFL Lover + Another Poetry Regional Competition – Man, Woman, Any(Queer)ies?. Artists aged between 18 and 30 on the topic of gender roles and love and sexuality. Saturday at 7.30pm. MC’ed by Kiri Pink MD, Jefferson Thsabalala. See www.dramaforlife.co.za.
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit (The Paddocks), Midrand:
Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life. Exhibition of the human body’s complexity, resilience and vulnerability. Ends November 24. R140 adults, R110 seniors, students, R90 children six to 17, under-fives free. Family tickets (two adults, two children), R400. 9am to 5pm daily. Visit www.bodyworlds.co.za.
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, Joburg 011 482 1606/7:
Organ Concert Series. Tickets: the church, Compu-ticket. Organist Clive Driskill-Smith of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. October 22 and 23 at 7.30pm.
UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus:
Thatsogay Festival: Cry Havoc, written by Tom Coash. Today to October 21. 7.30pm. Book at Computicket.
Thatsogay Festival: Dansbytes Programme. October 24 to 26. Book at Computicket.
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Ave, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Mafrika Show, with Nicola Jackman. October 17. 6.30pm.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Ghost Nowhere, written and directed by Thomas Dancer and Tarryn Lee. Ends Saturday. R50 at www.strictlytickets.com or the door.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or Catherine.pisanti @wits.ac.za.
Evolution of Love and Who We Choose. The ninth Standard Bank/Past Keynote lecture by “love expert”, Dr Helen Fisher. Tuesday, October 22 at 6.30pm. Free. Dr Fisher is a biological anthro-pologist at Rutgers University. Info: Gilly Hemphill at 072 298 6831 or 011 446 7061/46.
The Atrium, SW Engineering Building, Wits East Campus, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Kyle Shepherd Trio performs jazz on Saturday, October 19 at 8pm. R120 at www.strictlytickets.com.
Site-Specific, Senate House Café Dulce Courtyard, Jorissen St, Braamfontein:
WALE (Wits Arts and Literature Experience 2013): The Lost Couple, Street theatre performance by Kyla Davis and Daniel Buckland. Today and tomorrow. 1pm to 2pm. One performance on East Campus (near Wits Theatre, the amphitheatre next to Central Block/Senate House, the Concourse), the second on West Campus on the long boulevard starting from the FNB Building.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg:
Verdi Opera Gala, launching the Gauteng Opera (ex-The Black Tie Ensemble VO1SS), and orchestra under the baton of Philipp Pointer (Germany). Guest artists are Aubrey Lodewyk and Natalie Dickson. Friday at 8pm. R180 to R350 at Computicket.
Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Second Symphony Season. 8pm with free pre-concert talk at 7.15pm. Book at Computicket or box office on the night. Season tickets: 011 789 2733.
Tomorrow and Thursday: Conductor Daniel Boico, soloist Luis Magalhaes: Rossini, Rachmaninov, Dvorak.
Johannesburg Musical Society features The Toeac Accordion Duo, two accordion virtuosi from the Netherlands, Peternel Berkers and Renee Bekkers. Saturday at 8pm. Book at Computicket or the box office from 7pm on the day (No credit card facility).
October 16 and 17: Conductor Daniel Boico, soloist Jan Hugo: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
Auditions for the Joburg Ballet’s 2014 Graduate Programme will be held on Saturday at 10am at the SAMB studios, Joburg Theatre, Hoofd St, Braam-fontein. For any post-matric aspiring dancer, the programme is a dream year, offering an opportunity to train for six months or a year with a professional ballet company and experience the career of a professional ballet dancer. The audition will consist of an audition ballet class and should be completed by noon. Applicants should be dressed in ballet gear Fees are R1 350 a month with a limited number of bursaries. Applicants may register to audition by calling Edgar Moagi at 011 877 6898. Provide a one-page curriculum vitae on the day of audition. For any other queries call the given number.
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