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l The Bellagio, 178 Matthews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, hosts some of Durban’s finest old-school DJs. 9pm. R80 guys, R60 ladies, R120 couples, R150 VIP, after 11pm it’s R100. Guest list closes at 10pm sharp.
Call 031 811 4844.
l La Vida Nightclub, 11 Albert Terrace, opposite uShaka Marine World, hosts Flaunt Friday. Line-up includes Glen Morrison, DJs Mixmaster, Dwell, Rogue and more. 8pm. R40. Call 082 893 7596.
l Fruit and Veggies at the Red Door, 5 Quarry Rd (off Victoria Rd), Pietermaritzburg. 9pm. R10 before 9pm, R30 thereafter. Call 033 344 2643.
l The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Goble Rd, Morningside, hosts VanBand featuring Vanessa Moodley on vocals, Sebastian Gilchrist on bass, Alwyn John Singh on drums, Nathi Shongwe on keys and Linda Sikhakhane on tenor saxophone. 8pm. R30. Call 083 799 6777.
l Beat-Route at Market Restaurant, 40 Gladys Mazibuko Rd, Berea, from 12.30pm. Free. Call 031 309 8581.
l Sushi Saki Saturdays at Czar, 178 Florida Rd, Morningside, featuring an innovative sushi bar and half price saki bombs. Music by Reggie Mac. 9pm. Free. Call 031 312 8001
l DJ Spike at Hai.bo, 18 Lillian Ngoji Rd, Morningside. 7pm until midnight. Free. Call 031 823 4745.
l Origin Nightclub, 9 Clark Rd, Glenwood, presents the Give it Horns fundraising party. Al proceeds go to the Tusk Trust Foundation to help rhino conservation. Line-up includes Night Vision, Veranda Panda, DJ Dizrupttkidd, Dakin Auret and more. Call Martin at 083 775 3300.
l The Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), 45 Bram Fischer Rd, presents the Zee Heroes and Mamta Sharma Show. Bollywood singing sensation Mamta Sharma performs with her musicians, together with Indian stars Hiten Tejwani (Manav), Avinash Sachdev (Dev), Karan Grover and more. 7pm. R120 to R1500 at Computicket.
Call 031 360 1000.
l Die Antwoord headline the Freek Fest at the ICC, 45 Bram Fischer Rd. Also on the line-up are Jax Panik, Veranda Panda and Funky G. 7pm. R150 to R180 at Computicket. Call 031 360 1000.
l The Bellagio, 178 Matthews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Liquid Nights with The Bella Beatmixers. On the decks are DJs Ameeth Shah, Warren G, Dali, G9 and Drumkit. 9pm. R80 guys, R60 ladies, R120 couples, R150 VIP, after 11pm R100. Guest list closes at 10pm sharp. Call 031 8114844.
l Bluestockings, 16 Dan Pienaar Rd, Kloof, present Zim sensation Tanga Pasi, a versatile band making nu-Afro music. 7.30 pm. R60. Call 083 659 3628.
l Chelsea Preparatory School of Arts, 30 Chelsea Drive, Durban North, hosts The KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra in the school hall. Conducted by Lindsay Johnston, the orchestra will present a programme of classical works and modern pieces. 9am to 1.30pm. Free. Call 071 948 5763 or 031 581 7660.
l Anti Retro Vinyls at Jack Rabbits, 302 North Ridge Rd, Morningside. Line-up includes Avade. 8pm. Free.
Call 031 207 6735.
l The Cooked Sista’s, the new live music venue at Protea Hill Rd, Valley of 1 000 Hills, celebrate the opening with the infectious beats of Napalma. Line-up includes Mandla Matsha and Habit To. 5pm. R60. Call 083 667 5133.
l Krakatoa Show Bar at Sibaya Casino, Sibaya Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, presents The Troublemakers, Ameeth Sha and DJ Ryan as they show off their skill vs SA’s undisputed king of hip hop, DJ Ready D. 9pm. R100. Call 031 580 5170.
l Mango Groove at the Botanic Gardens Music at the Lake concert, 70 St Thomas Rd. Opening act is The Mediators. 1pm. R120 at www.webtickets.co.za or at the gate for R130 on the day. Kids between eight and12 pay R50 and kids under eight enter free. Visit www.durban botanicgardens.org.za
l Live – the Venue, 166 Matthews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside presents Sunday Rock Sessions with Salty Dog. 2pm. R30. Call Bronwyn at 082 967 2179.
l Murphy at Coimbra, Queensmead Mall, 95 Teignmouth Rd, Umbilo. Free, but special Sundays for R45. 2pm.
Call 072 329 2238.
l Too Close at Zack’s, shop L12, Windermere Centre, 163/177 Lillian Ngoyi (Windermere) Rd, for cool jazz. 3.30pm. Free. Call 031 312 0755.
l Music with Ron and Lyn Selby at Woodcutters, 48 Buckingham Terrace, Westville. Free. Call 031 266 1843.
l Colin Rule at the Jackie Horner Pub and Grill, cnr Helen Joseph (Davenport) and Esther Roberts rds, Glenwood. Free. Call 031 202 9192.
l Free concert at Howard College Theatre, University of Durban, King George, V Avenue. 12.15 to 1pm.
Call 031 260 3353
l Open mic at Amsterdam Bar and Grill, 143 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Free. Call 031 811 5449.
l The Blues Train at Zack’s, Wilsons Wharf, shop 23, 14 Boatmans Rd. 7.30pm. Call 031 305 1671.
l The Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Rd, presents Avigail Bushakevitz on violin with her brother, Ammile on piano. Programme includes Schubert, Bartok, Chausson, Tchaikovsky and Lutoslawski. 7.45pm. Members pay R60. Non-members R70 and orchestral members and students R20. E-mail email@example.com
l Open mic at Musketeers at the German Club, 19 Conabor Rd, Malvern. Call Charmaine at 031 266 0836.
l In support of Headway Natal, a musical variety show takes place at the Italian Club, 82 Fairway, Fairways, Durban North. This NGO specialises in the rehabilitation and support for the Acquired Head Injury Survivors and their families. 7pm. R60. Call 082 343 6971 between 9am and 6pm.
l At Burn, 16 Walls Ave, Stamford Hill, it’s Student Night with DJ Harry “Boy Wonder” Allan on the decks. 8pm. R20, students free before 10pm.
l Live entertainment at Yossi’s Restaurant, 127 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Call 031 201 0090.
l Karaoke at the Musketeers at the German Club, 19 Conabor Rd, Malvern. Call Charmaine at 031 266 0836.
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GIG OF THE WEEK
Live, The Venue, Morningside (tomorrow)
Calling all rock fans! Tomorrow night, the Presidential Rock gig will ensure rock cranks through the speakers at Live – The Venue, 166 Matthews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside.
The line-up will include some of Durban’s killer rock bands, up-and-coming and established, such as The Kris Xenopoulos Project, We Were Archers, Systraat Serenade and The Car Boot Vendors, Durban’s old-school folk/punk and rock ’n’ roll band who took their name from childhood memories of the morning Sunday car boot market opposite the Greyville race course and have a large musical presence in and around Durban.
Last month they returned to the stage after a year’s hiatus and will now rock audiences again with familiar songs such as Middle Class Hero, These Are My Him’s, Lousy Chords and more!
• Tickets cost R50. Doors open at 8pm. Info: Bronwyn at 031 303 9481 or e-mail bronwyn@ livethevenue. co.za or see www.livethe venue.co.za. – Tonight Reporter