lAMSTERDAM BAR: tomorrow at 8.30pm catch some of the hottest comedy acts. Headlining is Carvin H Goldstone, and Cape Town’s Schalk Bezuidenhout (last year’s Comics’ Choice Award winner) will also set the stage on fire. Durban’s Liam E Johns hosts, with Joburg’s Lihle Msimang in support. R30. 143 Helen Joseph Rd, Glenwood. To book, call 031 811 5449.
lCORNER CAFÉ: Durban’s hottest improv comedy show returns. In the mix are Capetonian Schalk Bezuidenhout, Jem Atkins, Glen Bo and Arno Els. R120 entry includes Judd’s famous bottomless pizza. Friday. 197 Brand Rd, Glenwood. Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm dinner; show from 8pm to 9.30pm. Booking essential: [email protected] cornercafe.co.za or call 031 201 0219.
lHERITAGE THEATRE: Presents Yesterday Once More – a musical and deconstructed look at the works of brother and sister super-group, Richard and Karen Carpenter, known as The Carpenters. Among the songs featured are Close To You, I Won’t Last a Day Without You, Top of the World, Only Yesterday, Rainy Days and Mondays and We’ve Only Just Begun. The show features Marion Loudon and Melanie Roberts backed by Chloe Clark on piano and keyboards, Nux Schwartz on guitar, Glen Turrell on bass and Andy Turrell on drums and pedal steel. Runs Friday to January 26. R185 Tuesday dinner and Sunday lunch, R215 Wednesday to Saturday including a two-course meal. For more info or to book, call 031 765 4197.
lBARNYARD THEATRE: It’s a case of “long live The King” at The Barnyard at Gateway when they bring you Elvis Forever from January 14 to 26. This tribute show captures the excitement of Elvis’s greatest performances and reproduces his hits from the 1950s through to those from Vegas in the 1970s. Expect to hear Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, It’s Now Or Never, Return To Sender, Suspicious Minds, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Always On My Mind and the goosebump-inducing American Trilogy. Backing up Shaky Russell on vocals will be Granville Michaels and Luasanne Wijnberg, with the band comprising Regardt de Bruin on guitar, Calli Thomson on keys, Fresh Monanyane on bass guitar, Ruan Oosthuyzen on drums, Ola Aina on sax and Stephanie Pais on trumpet. R140 from Wednesday to Saturday, R100 Tuesday night, R95 for the Sunday matinee. For bookings and enquiries, call 031 566 3045.
lCATALINA THEATRE: The Musho! International Theatre Festival will run from January 15 to 20 with a varied line-up of shows and performance art and workshops for artists. It is presented by the Performing Arts Network of South Africa (Pansa) with the support of Twist Theatre Development Projects, the KZN Department of Arts and Culture, The Daily News, Business and Arts South Africa and the Arts and Culture Trust. Performances are at the theatre. Bookings can also be made at Computicket. Tickets R50, students, pensioners and Pansa members R30; all-day tickets for Saturday and Sunday R100. Tickets for Musho! with a Twist and Tickets for New Directors’ Development Project are on a pay what you can basis. For the full detailed programme visit www.mushofestival.co.za.