Alliance Francaise, 17 Lower Park Drive, corner Kerry Road, Parkview, 011 646 1169:


Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, book at 083 377 4969 or

I Have Life – Alison’s Journey, by Maralin Vanrenen, based on the book by Marianne Thamm. Ends August 30, Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm. For young adults from age 16. R60 a pupil in a school group, normal prices R140, R100.

Meze, Mira and Make-up, classic Greek/SA comedy by Irene Stephanous, with Taryn Papadopoulos Louch, directed by Renos Nicos Spanoudes, Sunday, August 31 at 3pm, R120 and R100 for students and seniors.

Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival: 9 Parts of Desire, by Heather Raffo, September 4 to 6.

Classical music on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R40, which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.

August 29: Laura Kirsten and Sandile Mabaso, arias about love in celebration of women.

September 5: Passion, CD launch with Professor Gerrit Koorsen, Marli Labuschagne and Tony Bentel.


Dance Factory, 1 President St, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 011 833 1347:

Dado Masilo’s Carmen, September 3, 4 and 5 at 6pm. Featuring Masilo with Nadine Buys, Zandile Constable, Phindile Kula, Ipeleng Merafe and others. Bookings at Computicket.



Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts, Braamfontein: 011 877 6854: book at 0861 670 670:

The Mandela Theatre:

Dance Umbrella 2014: Les Nuits – Preljocaj Ballet Company, September 2 and 3 at 8pm. Tickets as above.

Speak the Mind Poetry at Arts Alive 2014, September 5, doors open 7pm tickets available from Computicket.

People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: For reduced prices on tickets join the People’s Theatre Kids Club, call Andrew or Lorraine 011 403 1563/2340 or see

Hans Christian Andersen’s Tales, with Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Tinder Box, The Ugly Duckling, September 1 to October 5.

Fringe Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:

Arts Alive – From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage, the personal story and narrative of the life of actor Charles S Dutton, September 3 to 6 at 8pm. Tickets R200.



Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:

99 Hits. Ninety-nine hit songs in one show. Ends August 31. From R100.

e-Void, the original band from the ‘80s. Saturday and August 27 at 8pm. R180.


Bassline Jazz Club, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown Music Centre, 011 838 9145:

African Storm Sound System Ragga Nights. Every Thursday, join The Admiral, Jah Seed and Bobotical. R100 at the door. Doors open 9pm.


Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:

Big Top Arena:

Afrikaanse Musiekfees 13, with Bobby van Jaaqrsveld, Bianca le Grange, Jak de Priester, Jannie Moolman and many others, September 6 at 7pm. Bookings at Computicket.


Rio Rooms, Carnival City:

Afro-Beatz, every last Sunday of the month, 3pm till late, R130 (entry and meal), tickets available at the entrance from 1pm. For info call Siphiwe Motha 083 856 3077.



Constitution Hill, The Old Fort, 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, 011 381 3100:

Women’s Month: Ballet Lessons and Humane Education Workshop (Children’s Room), August 29. Breaking the superstition that Ballet is only for a particular class of people, and teaching a culture of non-violence to anchor the moral development of children.


Ellis Park:

Heart Joburg Music Festival, presented by 5FM and DSTV, an uninterrupted 12-hour musical explosion dedicated to Johannesburg with international artists Jason Derulo, Jessie J, Fall Out Boy and B.O.B. Saturday September 5, 11am to 11pm. Tickets R520-R1 185 at Computicket.



Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:

Emperor’s Food, Drink and Entertainment Festival, August 28 to 31. Themed areas such as Taverns of the World, The Beer House Emperors Palate, Emperors Beach. August 28 to 31, open Thursday and Friday 4pm to 10.30pm, Saturday 11am to 10.30pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Tickets R80, free entry for under-12s. Bookings at Computicket or the box office.

Theatre of Marcellus:

Rainbow at Midnight, with Nataniël, Corlea, Lindiwe Bungane, Nicolaas Swart and others. until September 28. R160 to R220 at the box office or Computicket.

Odeon Showbar:

Jesse Clegg, doors open 6pm, show starts 8pm, September 6.


Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace, bookings at 011 928 1108, online at or at the box office at the entrance.

Time Warp, where Rock Stars, Hollywood and Broadway collide, ends August 31, tickets R100 to R160pp.


Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:

Classic Concert, on the last Sunday of every month at 3pm.

Hound Dog! Matt Stern’s tribute to the music and life of Elvis, August 29 and 30 at 8pm, August 31 at noon, R140pp.

Liza with a T, featuring Tonya Koenderman, directed by Neil Lessick, a tribute to Liza Minnelli, September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8pm except Sunday shows which start at noon. R130.



Gandhi Hall, Lenasia

Dvitiyam/Duality, classical Indian dance by an all female cast, August 30 at 5 for 5.30pm, R90pp. For info and tickets Anusha 082 267 4602; Panna 082 491 4376 or Reshma 083 324 1776.


Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:

The Lyric, 011 248 5000:

The Bosso Showdown, a showcase of South African talent to further development of up and coming artists with supporting acts. Friday September 5, tickets R100, bookings at Computicket or the box office.

The Commonwealth Pageant, Miss Teen, Miss, Mrs and Mr Commonwealth South Africa to be crowned at this glamorous event, Friday August 29, fund-raiser for Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust, Ikageng Itireleng Aids Ministry and breast cancer initiative “Pink Drive”. Tickets from R200 at Computicket or the box office.

Miss India South Africa Pageant, with mass dance sequence by all contestants, talent sequence, question and answer, Saturday, August 30, tickets R100 and R200, bookings at Computicket or box office.


Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:

The John Kani Theatre:

The Jittery Citizens – The Armando Diaz Experience. Jozi improv troupe performs the last Thursday of the month. Each month there is a celebrity guest. R100.

The Voice of Anne Frank, starring Mirenka Cechova and cellist Nancy Jo until August 29, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm and Sundays at 3.15pm. R120.


Barney Simon Theatre:

Dance Umbrella 2014: (tickets at Computicket) Lonely Together – Gregory Maqoma/Roberto Olivan, September 3 and 4 at 8pm.

Ramolao Makhene Theatre (previously Market Theatre Laboratory), The Bus Factory, President St, Newtown, 011 832 1641:

Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival: Skierlik and Venturing South, double bill, September 4 to 7.



Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways, 011 511 1818:

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

A Handful of Keys. Ian von Memerty, Jonathan Roxmouth and Roelof Colyn. Ends October 5. R100 to R170 at Computicket.


Cirque Éloize iD. Opens today. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays 3pm, Sundays 2pm, 6pm. R120 to R350 at Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Constellations, written by Nick Payne, starring Janna Ramos-Violante and Ashley Dowds, directed by Alan Swerdlow. Ends September 28. Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 5.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at Computicket or the box office.

Madame Zingara: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour. R440 to R495 as above.


National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings at 011 484 1584/5. Info: [email protected] See www.national

Under the Baobab Tree, a selection of stories and songs, until September 12. Chairs R110, cushion seating R90.

Blue Room: New drama class for age groups seven to nine, 10 to 11, 12 to 13 and 14 to 17 years, providing dance, drama, improvisation, script reading, singing, musical appreciation, mime, physical theatre, public speaking, modern, hip hop and African dance. Saturdays, 9am to noon during school term. Call Claudy as above.



Oak Leaf Restaurant, Sandton, 011 884 5837/[email protected]: Old Johannesburg Stock Exchange:

Spring Celebration featuring soloists of Gauteng Opera, Friday August 29 – Khumbuzile Dhlamini, Annemarie Steenkamp, Phenye Modiane and Kagiso Boroko. R350pp (inclusive of three course meal), profits are donated for further development of artists. Inquiries and bookings Gary du Toit or Ashley Ingram 011 884 5837 or Arnold Cloete from Gauteng Opera 012 322 7944.


POPArt Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Book at

Shika-Land, one-woman show performed by Shika Budhoo, the lives of five different women, August 28 to 31.


Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, cnr Miriam Makebo and President St, Newtown, Johannesburg, 071 547 5558:

Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival (JAAIF): SEAexpo, exhibition by Vuyani Dance Theatre, Adobe Creative Cloud, Market Theatre Foundation, Blackfuse Communications and Contento, including a two-day conference with the theme “creative industries’ role on the economic stage”. September 9 and 10. Daily from 9am to 8pm, entrance free for those who pre-register online at Otherwise adults R50, students and pensioners R30, children under 12 free. For info call Kgomotso Moncho 072 435 4632/011 447 5612 or Ashveer Kewalpershad 071 885 3925/011 447 5612.


Shikisha, Miriam Makeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:

Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. R40 at the door. 8pm to 11pm.


Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre, cnr Toby and Edward sts, Sophiatown: 011 673 1271.

Sophiatown Jazz Encounters, featuring Mlungisi Gegana with his new album I Am Who Am I, August 29 at 7pm. Call Rinkie 083 550 7130/011 673 1271. R100 advanced booking or R110 at the door.


Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani and Bolani Link rds, Jabulani, Soweto, 011 930 7461/2/3:

Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, directed by Warona Seane. Ends August 31. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am. R80 at Computicket.



Thusong Youth Centre, Alexandra:

Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival: theatre Night, a vibrant mix of theatre, music and comedy with Caiphus Semenya and Mashabela Galane. September 5.



Town Hall, 66 Carr St, Newtown Cultural Precinct:

Grietfest 2014, featuring Koan Sound, Black Sun Empire, Far Too Loud, Etnik, four internationals, four stages and 30 DJ/producers, August 30 from 1pm to 2am, R140-R250, see


Wits Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:

Dance Umbrella 2014: (Tickets at Computicket) Stepping Stones, August 31 from 10am onwards.

Baobab Shadows, More in than Out of Time (Harold George, Portia Mashigo), August 31 at 7pm.

7 Pillars – Luyanda Sidiya/Thabo Rapoo, September 4 and 5 at 7pm.

Darling – Moya Michael/Igor Shyshko, September 6 at 7pm, September 7 at 4.30pm.


Wits Theatre Complex, Jorissen St, Braamfontein:

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Heart to Heart, runs from August 19 to 30, exploring human connection in all its shapes and forms. Tickets available at or the Box office and hour before each show. Online purchases R40, and R50 at the door. Lunchtime festival offerings and Sex Talk Series free and a ticket can be collected from the DFL Info Desk on the day.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Bring Back Our Gays by Khothatso Mogwera, August 27 at 6pm.

Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or [email protected]

Wednesday Lunch Hour Concerts: August 27: See Wits Music Room.

September 3: Luke Newby – Clarinet, with Peter Cartwright (MMus) – Piano.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Sex Talk Series Double Bill: Mistress Pandamonium, Tuesday August 26 at 1pm.

Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Ships in the Night by Megan Godsell and film Just Then by Jessica Denyschen and Marle Coetzer, August 26 at 8pm, and August 27 at 6pm.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Iintombi Zobumnyama; Daughters of Darkness, by Nicola Pilington, August 26 at 6pm, August 27 at 8pm, August 29 at 8pm.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: The Beautiful? Game by Robert Gordon, August 27 at 1.15pm, August 28 at 8.30pm and August 29 at 6pm.

Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: The Waltz to Sanity, poetry rendition with a twist of dance by Hazel Tobo, Tuesday August 25 at 1.15pm and August 27 at 6pm.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: The Archetypal Poet in Concert by Donna AM Smith, August 27 at 1.15pm, August 28 at 8.30pm and August 29 at 6pm.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Skin, features Toni Morkel and Renos Spanoudes, directed by Tarryn Lee, August 27 and 28 at 8pm, August 29 at 7.30pm.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Community Day, Saturday August 30. Four performances, one price, R40. Nomadlozi, 12.30 to 1.30pm; Materials, Myself and Somewhere to Hide, 2.30 to 2.50pm.; Universe, 3 to 3.35pm; Lucky, the Hero, 4 to 4.45pm.


Wits Music Room, 8th Floor, University Corner, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:

Wednesday Lunch Hour Concerts: August 27: Edre van As (BMus Ii) – jazz guitar; Katlego Matsoso (BMus II) – jazz vocals.

Derrick Lewis Auditorium:

Grenzeloos Nederlands – Jules de Corte, with Bert van den Brink and Jannie du Toit, Saturday September 6 at 8pm. Inquiries [email protected] or 011 726 6969.

The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Made in God’s Image: Sexuality and RElkigion by Anthony Schrag free presentation August 27 at 6.45pm.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Shelf Life Zero by Katlego Kolonyane-Kesupile, August 27 at 8pm and August 28 at 1.15pm.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: The Dybbuk, by S Ansky, August 28 and 29 at 6pm.

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival:Premature Evacuation by Moshe Singer, songs and stories, August 28 at 8pm.

University Corner Building (Above Wits Art Museum), Room 1501, 15th Floor:

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: What the Water Gave Me by Jade Bowers, featuring Cherae Halley, August 30 at 5.30pm.

Wits Art Museum Forecourt:

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Sex Actually Heart to Heart closing Event, highlights site performances Werk It? By Kieron Jina and Mating Call by What You See is What You Get, August 30 at 6.30pm.


Zoo Lake, Parkview, Johannesburg:

Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival 2014 – Jazz on the Lake Concert, the 22nd anniversary festival this year on Sunday August 31 features Johnny Clegg, Mbuso Khoza, The Soil, Vusi Nova, Colbert Mukwevho and international Afro jazz performers. It takes place 11am to 5.30pm, free to the public. For more info call Kgomotso Moncho 072 435 4632/011 447 5612 or Ashveer Kewalpershad 071 885 3925/011 447 5612.


Call for Proposals:

Call for proposals for the main programme of the South African State Theatre (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016). It offers theatre practitioners the opportunity to present their productions on any of their six stages. The State Theatre will fund successful productions to the tune of R200 000 and will offer the venue for four weeks including move-in; access to wardrobe and décor; marketing, advertising and publicity; 15 percent of gross box office income. Individual artists, producers and arts companies must submit the following for consideration: full script or a brief synopsis of the production; moti- vation of how the production is relevant, entertaining, etc; artistic treatment; company/ individual’s information e.g. biographies of the creative team, contact details and other publicity material; full script if the production exists. Proposals can be submitted, by September 15, to The Artistic Director, Aubrey W Sekhabi, SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria, 0002, or [email protected] Successful companies will be informed by October 30. Info: [email protected]


National Arts Festival is calling for proposals for the 2015 Main programme which will run July 2 to 12 next year. They are looking for compelling performances, exhibitions and cross-disciplinary works, for pro- grammes that critique and celebrate our humanity and stretch the boundaries of artistic practice. Download a proposal brief from Proposals must reach the artistic director by Friday. Inquiries should be addressed to the Artistic Director, Ismail Mahomed, 046 603 1103 or e-mail [email protected] Winners of the Standard Bank Ovation Awards will be invited to submit proposals for the 2015 Arena programme. Fringe applications will be available in October. Info: Fringe Manager, Zikhona Nweba, 046 603 1177, [email protected]



The second Wakkerstroom Music Bursary Competition, will be held in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga, on October 17 and 18. Two bursaries for music under- graduate or postgraduate study totalling R150 000 will be awarded. Closing date for applications is Friday. Competition rules and application form at www. or [email protected]


Just Dance Competition 2014, where studios and groups compete for prizes awarded in recognition of a combination of entertainment values and technical accomplishment. Judging will be in two categories: ballet and all other styles, with a cash prize in each category. Closing date for applications is Friday. Auditions will be held at the Joburg Theatre, also in Soweto and Alexandra next month. Groups must comprise five or more dancers, each work may be no longer than four minutes. No sets may be used and basic stage lighting will be provided onstage. Final judging is on Sunday, September 28 at 11am. Call Lindsay McDonald at 011 877 6900 or 076 101 0421.




South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Tickets at Computicket.


Forgiveness, adapted and co-written by Keamoetswe Moeketsane with Nokuthuyla Mashaba, starring Boitumelo Modise, Dannie Putter, Joseph Komani, Kedibone Motloutsi and others, ends September 14, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday 3pm. Tickets Tuesday R40, Wednesday to Sunday R80.


My Boetie Se Sussie Se Ou, Ray Cooney’s laugh a minute show September 2 to 14, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Bookings at Computicket.


Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, book at Computicket or the door:

Sultans of Swing, tribute to Dire Straits, Mel Botes, Storm Productionz, 4pm, August 27, R120-R200.

Radio Kalahari Orkes, 8pm, August 28, R140/R160.

William Warren CD release, August 31 at 2.30pm, bookings 083 377 0088. R80/R150 (single & CD), R240 (two tickets and CD).

Wine Club (7), Rust en Vrede, 7pm, September 1, R130pp per event.

Jou Gat My Skat! with Cobus Venter and Marisa Drumond, 8pm, September 2, R120.

Karen Zoid – New Album, 8pm, September 4, R150.

Espana 2014, 11am, 3pm and 8pm, September 6, 3pm September 7, R140-R180.

The French Garden, collection of French classical pieces with Melissa Gerber, 8pm, September 8, R80/R100.



Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:

Battle of the Sexes. Rockers vs the divas of rock and roll. Ends August 31. From R100.


Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033, 012 346 3474 or iSalon in Brooklyn.

Gilbert & Sullivan Highlights, a selection of music from the English operas featuring six singers, August 27 at 8pm, August 29 at 8pm, August 31 at 3pm.

On Wings of Music Quintet, five South African top class wind players, Friday September 5 at 8pm Strings Theory – Vivace Duo, Sunday September 7 at 3pm.


Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Road, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710;

Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.

Grenzeloos Nederlands – Jules de Corte, with Bert van den Brink and Jannie du Toit, Wednesday September 3 at 8pm.



Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door:

Afrikaans Akoesties: Kaleidoskoop, Bouwer Bosch, Deon Meiring, Len Muller, two shows before interval and two after, August 27 at 7pm.

Valiant Swart, August 28 at 7pm.

Hoe ‘n Man Se Kop Werk, comedy with Altus Theart, September 2 and 3 at 7pm.

Liewe Heksie en die Tuindwerg, September 6 at 10am.

Lance James, September 7 at 3pm.


Sun City Theatre, 014 557 1144:

B’dazzled, Mondays to Wednesdays at 8pm, ends September 27, R130 available at Computicket.

Heavenly Bodies, 10pm, Thursdays to Saturdays ends September 27, R150pp, available at Computicket.

Peninsula, Cascades:

Spring Celebration, featuring Die Campbells; LCNVL (locnville); Pascal & Pearce and Nakhane toure as well as DJs and Afrikaans artists, appearances by Little Miss Sunshine, Mr Bump, The Giant Puppets and Marimba Band, September 1 to October 25. For more info visit


Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:

Breytenbach Theatre, 137 Gerhard Moerdijk St, Sunnyside. Bookings [email protected] or call 012 440 4834.

Hello Community Theatre Arts Festival 2014 – Gug ‘Othandayo the Musical, written and directed by Bafana Dladla, August 29 at 7pm, August 30 at 10am. For more info call 082 884 8946.


ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:

Pinchas Zukerman, a violinist, with his wife, South African-Canadian cellist Amanda Forsyth, and pianist Angela Cheng. Sunday, August 31. 4pm. R350 pensioners to R450 at Computicket.

Unisa Dr Miriam Makeba Theatre, Unisa Main Campus:

McCoy Mrubata to perform, Thursday, September 4 at 7.30pm. Tickets R95 (adults), R75 (students and pensioners) available a the door. Free parking available.


University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:

Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:

Lunch-hour concerts: Every Thursday. 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free.

August 28 – Hoerskool Waterkloof Orkes directed by Peter van der Poel.


lComputicket: 083 915 8000.

lStrictlytickets: 082 553 5901/3.


lE-mail info to [email protected], by Thursday, with “boardwalk” in the subject line.