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

The Hendrix of the Sahara. Vieux Farka Touré with Bongeziwe Mabandla, a partnership between Alliance Française and Bassline. January 18 at 8pm. R90 through

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

Fascinating Aida: Cheap Flights SA Tour, starring Liza Pulman. Comedy cabaret. January 15 to 27. R100 to R250 at Computicket.


Dirty Dancing – the classic story on stage, with Gareth Bailey/Luigi Vigliotti and Bryony Whitfield. Ends on Sunday. R100 to R400 at Computicket.

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

The Market Theatre is running readings at the Main Theatre on the last Thursday every month. An opportunity for playwrights to have their plays heard and get feedback. For a slot, e-mail Craig Higginson [email protected]

National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5: Inquiries: [email protected]

Saturday workshops start on January 26 and run until March 16. Call if your child/children will be joining in the new year.

Story Time. Fiona Budd will tell stories to the little ones aged four to seven on Saturdays between 9am and 10am in the new story room at the theatre. Starts on February 2 until the end of the government school term. Free, but donations welcome. Book your child’s place as above.

Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:

Odeon Showbar:

Divas in Drag. Every Thursday. 8pm. R75 at the door.

Show Bar, Carnival City:

What Happens in Vegas Happens at Carnival City. A tribute to Las Vegas extravaganzas. 8pm Friday and Saturday. R50 at the door.

Mark Banks and friends every Wednesday until January 30. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. R80.

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:

Santa’s Playground

Inflatable rides, fun-fair rides and lots of fun for the family. R60pp

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba St between Jeppe and President sts, Newtown, 011 639 8448:

Reacting to Chemistry (science and education), for families and high school pupils, showing how modern chemistry promotes cleaner, more efficient and innovative solutions. Ends May.

Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Ave, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:

Umoja – the spirit of togetherness. 8pm. R112 to R336 at Computicket.

Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg:

Viennese Ball by SA Mzansi Ballet and the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. January 19. Book at Computicket.

Sharpeville Community Hall:

Sharp*ville: from tragedy to triumph. A township tale by playwright, director and actor Gamakhulu Diniso. January 14 to 26. For more info, e-mail Sydney Dhlamini at [email protected]

Mphatlalatsane Theatre, Sebokeng:

Sharp*ville: from tragedy to triumph. A township tale by playwright, director and actor Gamakhulu Diniso. January 28 to February 9. For more info e-mail Sydney Dhlamini at [email protected]


Fringe Applications open for 2013 NAF. Applications for the Fringe at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, are open. Interested artists, performers, directors and producers can request application forms and information booklets from the Fringe: e-mail [email protected] or call 046 603 1103 or fax 086 233 2119. Also find and submit forms via artists. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 18.


South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:


Sunday Morning Concert. New year celebration on January 27 at 11am. Patrons are requested to dress up with bowties and/or hats. BTE VO1SS artists. R90, R65 for pensioners. Parking R13.

Each Sunday Morning Concert will have a theme, to inspire patrons to become part of the concert. A prize will be given to the best-dressed couple.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033:

Christopher Duigan in Concert. Sunday at 3pm. R80 to R100 at Computicket.

Accordion classes by Sergio Zampolli at the theatre. Call Sergio at 083 302 3113.

• Computicket: 083 915 8000 or

• For inclusion in Boardwalk e-mail details to [email protected], subject boardwalk, by Thursday noon.