Cape Town Boardwalk - May 20, 2014

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TO DIZU PLAATJIES NEW INLSA MULTI-GENRE PRODUCTION: Catch Dizu Plaatjies in Ways of Being Free at Artscape Arena. Picture: Ian Landsberg

• Catch Marius Weyers and Sandra Prinsloo in Vir Ewig en Altyd at the Bellville Civic Centre from tomorrow to Saturday at 7.45pm and Sunday at 2pm. R100 at Computicket.

• Double-bill of dance and indigenous music with spoken word at Theatre Arts Admin Collective, cnr Wesley and Milton streets, Observatory. Thursday to Saturday. R50 for performance of uHadi at 7pm and Un-Mute at 8.15pm. Call 021 447 3683 for info or to book.

• The 10th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival returns, hosted by stage, TV and film star, Shaleen Surtie Richards. Baxter Theatre. 8pm. May 26 to June 22. R150 at Computicket.

• Ways of Being Free on Friday and Saturday at The Artscape Arena. Features indigenous music maestro Dizu Plaatjies and band, dancer-choreographer Jacki Job, poets Diana Ferrus, Malika Ndlovu and Cape Town jazz-folk legend Tina Schouw. Director Mandla Mbothwe curates. 8.15pm. R80 at Computicket.

• Into Isintu runs Thursday at the Artscape Theatre. Multicultural children’s music presented by the College of Cape Town’s School of Education and Training. 2pm. R25 to R100 at Computicket.

• Dancers for Dancers runs Sunday at The Artscape Opera House. This collaboration of dance is spearheaded by the Theatre Dance Association to raise awareness and funds for the Cape Town City Ballet. 5pm. R150 at Computicket.

• Africa Day Concert on Saturday at the Artscape Theatre. Features The Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, The Libertas Choir, Bongani Sotshononda’s Indigenous Orchestra, Poseletso Sejosingoe, as well as acts from Angola and Morocco. R80 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.

• Franglais! Camerata Tinta Barocca presents a concert of French Baroque music and its influence on the English with works by Lully, Rameau, Handel and Purcell. Tomorrow at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, cnr Buitengracht and Somerset roads, Green Point. R100. 8pm. Tel: 083 684 7318.

• A celebration of Afrikaans, the hip hop show Afrikaaps runs at Artscape from May 29 to 31 at 8pm, plus 11am on May 30 and 2pm on May 31. R80 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.

• Richard Wright-Firth directs Candice van Litsenborgh with Drew Rienstra on the piano at the Galloway Theatre at the V&A Waterfront Theatre School in Understudy Blues from tomorrow to May 31. Tickets for the musical comedy about impressing the bigshots so much that you are always their first choice for understudy cost R100. Call Sharon at 082 772 8867.

• Bill Knight and David Muller are testing out their show, Harbour, the Kalk Bay Musical at The Upper Crust Restaurant, Marina da Gama, on May 28 at 7pm. Bookings at 021 788 7765 are essential.

• Directed by Geoffrey Hyland and starring Oskar Brown and Nicholas Campbell, Between – an intimate story of a man’s life, loves and losses – returns to the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, CBD, from Monday to May 31 at 7pm. R110 at the door, R90 from www. alexanderbar.co.za. Tel: 021 300 1652.

• Love and Prozac runs until May 31 at the Baxter Theatre. 8.15pm. A comedy based on the horrors of dating in your 30s, directed by John Trengove and starring Sonia Esgueira. R130 at Computicket.

• Blood Brothers ends Sunday at the Fugard Theatre. Adapted and directed by David Kramer, it is produced by Pieter Toerien and Eric Abraham. Bianca La Grange as Mrs Johnstone, Elton Landrew as the Narrator, Dean Balie as Eddie, Ephraim Gordon as Mickey, Carlo Daniels as Sammy, Buhle Ngaba as Mrs Lyons, Marlo Minnaar as Mr Lyons and Andrea Frankson as Linda. 8pm. R90 to R160 at Computicket.

• Show and Tell ends May 31 at The Kalk Bay Theatre. The musical revue highlights the talents of pianists Michele Maxwell and Roland Perold. R90. See www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za to book.

• Improguise every Monday at The Galloway Theatre. 8pm. Tel: 072 939 3351.

• Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. 8.30pm. R80 at Computicket. See www.jouma-secomedy.com or call 021 447 7237.

• Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. From R30 at the door (open at 8pm). Stand-up comedy on the last Wednesday of the month, improvisation otherwise. Call 021 465 2106.

• Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Road, Southfield. 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za.

• Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory, every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

• Twelfth Night @ The Macbeths, devised and directed by Christopher Weare and performed by UCT Drama School’s graduating acting class. June 2 to 6. 7.30pm at the Arena Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street. R45 to R60 from www.webtickets.co.za or call 021 480 7129.

• The Cuban-themed lifestyle and comedy festival, Comedians for Smiles: Havana Night, will run for one day at Villiera Wine Farm near Stellenbosch on Saturday, May 31, to raise funds for the Cipla Miles for Smiles initiative, which raises funds to perform corrective surgery on children born with cleft lips and palates. The festival will feature “KG” (headline act), Mum-Z, Brent Palmer, Dalin Oliver, and Carl Weber (MC) among others, who will perform alongside other artists to support this worthy cause. Food stalls will be themed by offering Cuban and Latin American foods. Guests will be taken on a tour inside the Villiera farm building to experience a different Cuban experience in each room, with the final room leading to the main comedian show. R550 from www.quicket.co.za.

• To appear in Boardwalk, e-mail all theatre-related information to Atiyyah Khan at Atzushka@ gmail.com by Thursday afternoon for publication on Tuesday. Please put “boardwalk” in the subject line of your e-mail.


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