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TONIGHT

Blues guitarist Albert Frost at the Caversham Mill, Caversham Rd, Lidgetton, Midlands. 8pm. R65. Book at 072 125 3392 or 033 234 4524.

Pavilion Hotel, cnr KE Masinga (Old Fort) Rd and OR Tambo (Marine Parade), Pavilion Hotel, hosts Rene Tshiakanyi, a French-Congolese singer singing in French and English a mixture of classic pop, R&B, reggae and zouk (a mixture of French and Caribbean music). 6pm to 8pm. See www.renetshiakanyi.com

TOMORROW

Howard College’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), level 2, Shepstone bldg, 1 King George Ave, presents the Standard Bank Jazz Jol featuring Samson Diamond, Afrika Mkhize, Quattro Fusion and Melanie Scholtz. 7pm. R100, pensioners R80, students R50. Early bird discounts R80, group discounts for pensioners R75 for a group of 10. To book, contact Thuli at 031 260 3385 or Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za

Guitarist Albert Frost at Diemersfontein on Tap, Litchi Orchard near Salt Rock. 12.30pm to 4.30pm. R250 to R690 at Computicket.

Ushaka Upper Deck Restaurant, 1 Bell St, presents DJ Mzokoloko from Gagasi FM at the Spring Party. Features DJ Le Soul and the resident DJ at Moyo, Bongvisto, plus DJs Tera and Phephe. 5pm. R50. Call 031 328 8000.

Ushaka Upper Deck Restaurant also presents Zulu dancers tonight and tomorrow. Catch the troupe in Arena 1 for their foot-stomping show between 9am and 4pm. Free. Call 031 328 8000.

The Oyster Box, The Ocean Terrace, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga, presents Wallace Nock, and tomorrow catch Amy White at the same time. Noon to 3pm. Call 031 514 5000.

SUNDAY

Guitarist Albert Frost at Rock Bottom Pub & Grill, Station Rd, Umzumbe. 2pm. Call Hayley Maisch at 078 444 7130.

Rainbow Restaurant, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown, presents the Afrika Mkhize Quartet. 1pm, first set 2pm. R40 pre-sale from the Rainbow, R60 at the door. Joining Mkhize are Kesivan Naidoo on drums, Buddy Wells on sax and Wesley Rustin on bass. Call 031 702 9161 or 083 463 8044

Open Mic at Amsterdam Bar and Grill, 143 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Free. Call 031 811 5449. And tomorrow.

MONDAY

The Oyster Box, The Oyster Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga, presents Wallace Nock, until Friday. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.

Free concert at Howard College Theatre, University of Durban, King George V Ave, with Albert Frost. Call 031 260 3353.

TUESDAY

Albert Frost performs at Maritzburg Musicians’ Club, The Red Door, 5 Quarry Rd, Pietermaritzburg. 8pm. R50. Call Michele at 072 879 9306

Jazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.

Murphy at Chandlers, Dunkirk Rd, Glenwood. Noon. Free. Call Quinton at 082 659 5391.

WEDNESDAY

Albert Frost at Summerhill Guest House, 9 Belvedale Rd, Cowie’s Hill, Cosy Supper Club event. Free, but bookings for meals essential. Call 031 762 1543.

The Oyster Box, The Lighthouse Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga, presents Zaffa until Friday, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.

Karaoke with Jason at 10 Knightsway Tavern, Knightsway, Malvern. 7pm. Call 031 464 8166.

Hai.bo, 18 Lilian Ngoyi (Windermere) Rd, presents DJ VaSun and Kliktrak bringing you the Buena Vista lifestyle. A mix of Latin flair and a sting of swing. 6.30pm to late. Free. Call 031 823 4745.

THURSDAY

Hoërskool Port Natal, 31 Dirk Uys St, Umbilo, presents the Kollig Fees. 7pm. R95 to R150 at Computicket. E-mail robcam@telkomsa.net

Northwood Crusaders Sports Club, 10 Ranleigh Crescent, Durban North, presents the Acoustic Ascent Competition. If you have what it takes to make music without synthesisers and electric guitars, enter the competition and stand a chance to win R15 000 worth of prizes. Be there at 3pm. The first contestant goes on at 4pm. Free. Cash bar will be available. More info at www.cweed.com or call 031 563 0824.

To be featured in the Gig Guide, e-mail all gig-related details to valencia.govindasamy@inl.co.za; subject: gig guide, by 9am on Wednesday.

GIG OF THE WEEK

Joshua Bell

Durban City Hall

SPRING is just a day away and to celebrate the beautiful season, the World Symphony Series, Spring Season provides an array of festivities for Durbanites that begin tomorrow at the Durban City Hall.

Those who enjoy classical music will be glad to know that Joshua Bell will perform with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra for one concert only tomorrow evening. Often referred to as the “poet of the violin”, Bell has enchanted audiences around the world. His awards and accolades include the Avery Fisher Prize, 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America and performances for film soundtracks. – Tonight Reporter

Catch Joshua Bell with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra tomorrow at the Durban City Hall. Tickets are priced from R180 to R400 at Computicket. For further information call 031 369 9404.


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