The Bioscope (Arts on Main), Ground Floor, Main St Life, 286 Fox St, Joburg, 011 007 0119:
Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933:
Glory Days., The magic of the 1980s. Ends October 7. R120. Sundays R80. Book as above.
Barnyard Theatre Cresta, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370:
7 Wonders of the Music Industry. A tribute to Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Bryan Adams, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Bob Marley and Chris de Burgh. Ends October 7, Tuesdays to Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm. Book as above.
Boksburg Boma Theatre & Buffet Restaurant, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888:
Ultimate ’70s – The Show. Full buffet and show special on Friday and Saturdays. Ends September 30. Book as above.
Le Canard Restaurant, 163 Rivonia Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 011 884 4597:
ABBA on Strings with Angela Kilian. Dinner with Kilian and the music of ABBA performed by the The Johannesburg Youth Chamber String Orchestra. Saturday. R420 includes four-course menu with wines, themed along Mamma Mia! and Greek island influences. Book as above. (Fund-raiser for the JYO.)
Freddie Mercury Birthday Soirée. The annual tribute to the musical wizardry of Freddie Mercury, with Ferdi and Dihan and Yollandi Nortjie. R390 includes performance and four-course menu with wines. Saturday, September 8 at 7pm. Book as above.
Liedjieboer, cnr R562/Olifantsfontein and Cilliers rds, Midrand, Hennie at 083 441 2644:
My Pa Dink Hy’s Elvis, with Ben Kruger. Sunday. 2pm. R70. Book as above.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Defending the Caveman. Ends September 16. R150 at Computicket or the theatre.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
I Don’t Work on Sundays, with comedian Marc Lottering. Tomorrow to October 7. 8.15pm. R150 at Computicket. Not suitable for children.
National Ballet of Cuba in The Magic of Dance, five performances from Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and many more. Alicia Alonso, the founder of the NBC, now 92, will visit with the company. August 30 to September 2. R80 to R350 at Computicket.
Outdoor Event Arena at Montecasino:
South African Tattoo. September 6 to 9 with soloists Siyasanga Papu and Vaughan Gardiner, the O’Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers from Australia and more than 800 multicultural and multinational performers. Friday 8.30pm, Saturday 5pm and 8.30pm, Sunday 6pm. Special show for veterans and their families through the Council of Military Veterans’ Organisation, September 8 at 2pm (R165). R218 to R398 at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, CBD, 011 832 1641:
The Blue Iris, by Athol Fugard.Ends September 7. Directed by Janice Honeyman, starring Claire Berlein, Graham Weir and Lee-Ann van Rooi. Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 3.15pm. Bookings: Anthony Ezeoke as above.
Keep Some Secrets Within, featuring the Cécile Verny Quartet doing jazz. Friday and Saturday at 7pm.
Barney Simon Theatre:
Delirium, directed by Greg Homann, starring David Dennis, Fiona Ramsay and Fezile Mpela. Ends September 20. R75 on Tuesdays, otherwise R150 at Computicket.
National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5: www.nctt.org.za.
Spring camps. The theatre is holding daily camps for kids aged seven to 17. September 3 to 7 (private school holidays) and October 1 to 5 (public school holidays). Classes include puppet making, visits backstage, face painting, make-up for theatre, theatre sports, preparing for an audition, drama, singing and dance classes. Book as above (space is limited).
Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Rio Rooms: Sphiwe Motha 083 856 3077:
Jazz Monate and Afro-Beatz. Sundays at 3pm. Hosted by Mesh Mapetla. R100 at the door includes entrance and a meal. Until December.
Afrosoul and R&B last Sunday of every month from 3pm. Sunday’s theme is miniskirts. R130 at the door includes a main meal with dessert.
Dance Factory, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown, 011 492 1467/77:
Arts Alive 2012: Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake, featuring Masilo, Craig Arnolds, Ipeleng Merafe and others. Starts August 30.
Concert on the Deck, featuring Dewald von Solms and Michelle Veenemans. Sunday, September 2, at 2.30pm for 3pm to 5pm. R120. Call Hanna at 082 550 4608.
Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
Jett & Jin. A 4D adventure, alternated with Pirate Story.
Jozi’s Story of Gold. An interactive experience including a guided underground mine tour, visits to authentic mining houses and a chance to see gold panning and pouring, presently running. Admission to both included in entry to theme park.
Globe Theatre, 011 248 5168/5000:
Thunderstruck with Clint Cunningham and his musicians. Fridays at 8.30pm, Saturdays at 7pm and 9pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ends Sunday. R55 at Computicket.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Amorisqué, with Amor Vittone, every Wednesday to Saturday.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Des & Dawn Lindberg’s Soirée, followed by “proper” afternoon tea at 3pm every last Sunday of the month where Des and Dawn host various artists. R175 for show and tea. Sunday features the Jessica Bailey Trio of Jessica, Johanna Roos and Ané du Toit.
It’s All About Me Really, with Malcolm Terrey. Ends September 9. R120.
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
Rose Red. The well-known fairy tale turned on its head by perspective: the evil queen tells her version of the story. With Dianne Simpson, directed by Pieter Bosch Botha. Ends September 1. Book at Strictly Tickets or the theatre.
Sunday Morning, comedy with James Cuningham, written by Nick Warren and directed by Jenine Coldecott. September 3 to 15.
Classical concerts. 12.45pm for 1pm. R30 is requested, which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.
Friday: Young opera stars Kelebongile Boikanyo, Thembisile Twala accompanied by Paul Ferreira on piano.
The Basement Theatre, (Roodepoort City Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1357:
Mama Said Session. Male singer for the sistas. Sunday. 3pm, (doors open 2.30pm). Kabomo and Ringo will give guidance on how to survive in the music industry. R40 at the door.
Just Nje Comedy Nights. Monthly events hosted by Kedibone Mulaudzi, Dennis Roro, Nicholas Goliath, Robby Collins and Simmi Areff. August 31. 8pm, doors open 7.30pm. R40 at the door.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba between Jeppe and President sts, Newtown, 011 639 8448:
Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition. September 5 to 7, with talks by Mhlanganisi Masoga, Jerome Galabert and Volker May. Bookings: Sina at 011 838 9145. R250 for members, three-day pass R400 if bought in advance, R600 at the door, daily pass R250.
UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Rod, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:
Into the Light – the story of Rama, by Tribhangi Dance Theatre and Poko Productions. India’s timeless great epic, The Ramayana. Thursday to Sunday. Book at Computicket.
UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus:
ThatSoGayFestival: August 28 to October 13: Snowman – August 28 to September 1; Little Poof! Big Bang! – September 7 to 8; The Boy Who Fell from the Roof – September 18 to 22; Dalliances – October 9 to 13. Book at Computicket.
Uncle Tom’s Hall, Orlando West, Soweto:
Arts Alive 2012: Stepping Stones, by Dance Umbrella 2. Sunday, September 2 from 10am. Features works from community groups, young artists and dance organisations. Free.
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Umoja. 8pm. R95 to R300 at Computicket.
Diversity. The talented operatic fusion group’s once- off performance to raise funds for The Union of Jewish Women. Sunday. 8pm. R150.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Drama for Life Festival: Somewhere Out There, Life was Screaming, choreographed by Eric Languet, performed by the company Danses en I’R from Reunion Island. Tomorrow to Saturday. R50 adults, R20 students at the door or Strictly Tickets.
Wits Music Room, 8th Floor, University Corner, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Marc Uys (violin) and Laura Pauna (piano) in concert. Saturday, September 1, at 7.30pm. Works to be performed are by Mozart, Richard Strauss, Amy Beach, Peter Klatzow and John Williams. R80 at the door.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg:
Joshua Bell, Grammy-winning violinist, will bring his mastery to the Johannesburg Pilharmonic Orchestra’s third season. August 29 and 30. 8pm. Tickets at Computicket or the door.
Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Tomorrow and Thursday at 8pm. Pre-concert talk at 7.15pm. Bernhard Gueller conducts, with soloist Avigail Bushakevitz on violin, works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn. R150 to R400 at Computicket.
SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Drama Queen – Lebo Mathosa Show, starring Khanyi Mbau, ends September 9. R100 and R50 at Computicket.
Rock Nights. August 30. With Kieran Rennie and Chibafly. 8pm. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.
Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door. August 31: Dorothy Masuka and Nongoma.
Tshwane Comedy Night: 8pm. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door. Saturday: The Queens of SA Comedy featuring Judy Jake, Lihle Lindzy, Celeste Ntuli and Nina Hastie.
The Purr Factory. A rock musical written by Corinne Farber and directed by Alby Michaels. Ends September 2 at 8pm. R70. R50 students, pensioners.
Asbos Theatre, Karoo Square, cnr Albeth and 141Lynnwood rds, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 076 063 9648 or 082 555 8917:
Ha!Man. Francois le Roux with his music. 7.30pm. R120. Wine on sale, with coffee and sweet things to end the evening. Booking essential, as above
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or082 841 0783: Tickets at Computicket or the Door.
Menswees, with Anna Davel, Andra Cilliers, Dihan Slabbert, Ignatius van Heerden and Elzanne Crause. 8pm. Friday and Saturday. R130, R150.
A Covenant of Peace, presented by Kingdom School of Arts. August 28 and 29. 7pm. R60 to R100.
Happy Feet, by Latin Look Dance Studio. September 1 at 3pm and 8pm. R130, R150.
Seasons of Fire, with Mel Botes and Christel Steyn. 4pm. September 2.R120 to R180.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033:
Mark Nixon – Piano recital winner of the Unisa National Piano competition. Sunday at 3pm. Programme includes: Brahms, Liszt, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Wagner, Debussy. R100 to R120 at Computicket.
Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:
Don Giovanni. An opera by Mozart performed by the Performing Arts (vocal art) Department at Tshwane University of Technology. Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 3pm. R80 and R40 for pensioners and students. Book as above.
University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644:
Jazz recital by vocalist Barbora Tellinger and Friends, featuring John Fresk on piano, Marc Duby on bass and Rob Watson on drums. With Juan Floors Oosthuizen on guitar and the UP Jazz Vocal Ensemble. The evening will include music by Irving Berlin, AC Jobim, Duke Ellington and interesting takes on the Foo Fighters and Deep Purple, with a few original tunes thrown in. September 2 at 5.30pm for 6pm. R50, R30 for students.
Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; On Stage Restaurant bookings 012 664 2381:
Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.
Nataniël in Konsert. A fund-raiser for Westerlig Skool. Expect music and stories. 8pm. Tomorrow. Book with Nikolien at 073 147 3796.
My Pa Dink Hy’s Elvis with Ben Kruger and Vilje Maritz. 8pm. Thursday and Friday. R120.
Onderweg, with Jannie du Toit. 8pm. Saturday. R120.
Blues guitar with Dan Patlansky. 8pm. August 29. R110.
Die Enigste Manier with Lee Scott. Music. August 30. 8pm.
Sheraaz (band). World folk music CD release by Herman Steyn from DNA Strings. August 31 at 8pm. R120.
Spring Day: Ladies Morning with Rocco de Villiers. September 1. 11am. R120.
Moretele Park, Mamelodi:
Tribute to South African Music Heroes Concert 2012, celebrating 15 years of bringing world class local entertainment to SA music lovers. September 1. Featuring Jonathan Butler, Letta Mbulu, Jonas Gwangwa, Vusi Mahlasela, Ringo Madlingoze and more. R250 at Computicket, Shoprite Checker and the venue. 11am till late.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709: Tickets at door
Ha!Man. Francois le Roux with his cello. Saturday. 4pm is workshop in spontaneous creativity, 7pm is the show.
Harry Kalmer writer’s workshop. Saturday, September 1 and September 8. 9.30am to 4.30pm. Booking essential.
PetCar Story hour: Eendag lank, lank gelede… Sprokies vir oud en jonk, with Petru Wessels and Carel Trichardt. Sunday, September 2 and September 9 at 3pm.
Jan Blohm with songs from his new CD Ruby. Wednesday, September 5. 7pm.
• Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
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