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GOLDEN HORSE CASINO, PMB: Hosts comedy legend Barry Hilton’s B.E.E. The rubber-faced king of clean comedy will perform his one-man-show on Saturday. Showcases his current work and audience favourites spanning his 30 years as a professional comedian. 5pm and 8pm. R120 at the casino’s Customer Service Desk.
THE HERITAGE THEATRE: It’s time to don your cowboy hats, boots, denim jeans and checked shirts and take a trip down Country Roads until Sunday. Expect songs like Grandma’s Feather Bed, Achy Breaky Heart, Islands in The Stream, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, All Summer Long, Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?, Rock This Country, What The Cowgirls Do and I Will Wait. R195 Wednesday to Saturday, R165 Tuesday night and Sunday matinee and a two-course meal. Show-only option R120. Bookings: 031 765 4197.
BAT CENTRE: The Young Basadzi Women of Poetry meet every Thursday. Experience the world of rhythm and poetry through the eyes of women. This venture is a platform where women share their thoughts and ideas, and communicate their pain, frustration, aspirations and resolutions while putting it all down on paper and in the spoken word. 5.30pm. Free. Call 031 332 0451.
RIVETS BAR: Catch Thursday Live! at the Rivets Bar (Hilton Hotel) every Thursday. The venue hosts a number of Durban’s comedians as well as touring and live music acts, at 8pm. To book a table call 031 336 8100.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE, DURBAN: The Ultimate Variety Show with The Family Players runs this weekend. Expect music, opera, comedy drag, magic, singing and dancing. Performers include Belinda Dolphin, Roland Stansell, Derek Pearce, Greg Baptie, Charel Haasbroek, Doug Weich and Trevor Gandy. R100 at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) presents the 17th Poetry Africa from Monday to October 18 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at 7pm nightly and on October 19 at the Bat Centre at 7pm. The line-up promises to be an exhilarating showcase of diverse voices and sounds. It features a ground-breaking poetry project – a 12-track album titled Insurrections – featuring poets and ethnomusicologists from India and South Africa. Keeping with the musical theme, the festival will feature five poets who also work as musicians, and poets from Africa and abroad including four poets from the Irish poetry collective O’Bheal. For the full programme visit www.cca.ukzn.ac.za.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE, DURBAN: Wish – Women in Singing Harmony, an initiative of Durban performer Shelley McLean – hold their showcase on October 20 at 2pm and 6.30pm. The initiative is a vocal class offered to women who have a “song in their hearts”. McLean identified a gap in the music world for people who loved to sing at school or university, but find themselves without an outlet for their passion. She decided to head a vocal class that would enable singers to learn more about the technical aspects of singing and explore the delights of singing in harmony, while increasing their repertoire. R75, with R15 going to Childline. Book at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE, PMB: The Glitter Girls: Reunion of ’89 sees Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon take the audience on a trip through some of the greatest hits. The Berlin Wall… Spandex… Dallas… 1989 was a special year. But now these three girls have to go back. Back to neon, back to big hair and back to Skolliesville High. The school is having a 20-year reunion and that means the Glitter Girls are going to relive their greatest triumphs and heartbreaks at the reunion of the century. All the hits, all the boys (and a few crazy characters), all from the past... and where they are today. With songs from Madonna, Rihanna, Pink, Bananarama, even Alison Moyet and Bonnie Tyler. In Pietermaritzburg on October 20, and at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban weekends from October 25 to November 3. R100 at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.
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