Popart Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Bookings at

Beyond Therapy. A comedy written by Christopher Durang. Thursday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3.30pm. Book as above.

Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 8776854: all bookings at 0861 670 670 or see

The Mandela Theatre:

UN-Ravel-ed, featuring the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company and the Johannesburg Youth Ballet with an extravaganza of music and dance. Sunday, October 21 at 3pm. R150.

Le Canard Restaurant, 163 Rivonia Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 011 884 4597:

Port, Peo and Piano, with Samantha Peo and Clifford Cooper on piano and vocals. Friday and Saturday. R390 includes four-course dinner and wine. Book as above.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre: Kat and the Kings, a musical created by David Kramer and Taliep Petersen, starring Danny Butler. R100. Ends November 18. R100 to R250 at Computicket.

Teatro:MTN Festival: Bafunny Bafunny. Ends Sunday.

Dirty Dancing – the classic story on stage with Gareth Bailey, Luigi Vigliotti and Bryony Whitfield. October 26 to January13. R100 to R400 at Computicket.

MTN Festival: Skoobs Theatre of Books. Skoobs will be hosting free story-telling sessions for children on Saturday at 3pm and 4pm on the MTN Stage.

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

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

Ramolao Makhene Theatre (ex-Market Theatre Laboratory), TheBus Factory, President St, Newtown, 011 832 1641:

Antjie in Berlin, with pianist Jill Richards and sound technician Shaughn Macrae, an aural journey based on letters written by Antjie Krog while on a residency in Berlin and included in her recent book Begging to be Black. Ends Sunday. Book as above.

Laager Theatre:

Stories from the Mouths of Babes. Three Jewish women tell stories about their lives, their parents and grandparents and sing traditional and original songs. Starring Naami Gottlieb Lieberman, Sivan Raphael and Sharon Spiegel-Wagner. October 16 to December 2 at 8.15 and Sundays at 3.15pm. Tuesday performances R75 at Computicket.

National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011484 1584/5:

Goggas! musical. Ends Saturday. School holidays: Tuesdays to Sundays at 10.30am and 2.30pm. Government school term: weekdays 9am and 10.30am. R80 kids, R100 adults.

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

Odeon Showbar:

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

Big Top Arena: Omid Djalili, international comedian from Britain, will perform Friday, October 26. R288 to R568 at Computicket.

Rio Rooms: inquiries Sphiwe Motha 083 856 3077:

Jazz Monate and Afro-Beatz on Sundays at 3pm, hosted by Mesh Mapetla. R100 includes entrance and a meal. Tickets at the door. Until December. Afro-Beatz: October 28. Jazz Monate, Sunday. Afro-soul and R&B, last Sunday of every month, from 3pm. R130 includes entrance plus a meal with dessert. Tickets at the bar.

Show Bar: What Happens in Vegas Happens at Carnival City. A tribute to Las Vegas extravaganzas. Every Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until January 26. R50 at the door.

The Carnival Comedy Sessions. Wednesday. Features Joey Rasdien and friends at 9pm, R85 at the door. (every six weeks).

Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:

Jett & Jin, the theme park’s new 4D adventure, alternated with Pirate Story, now running. Admission included in park fee.

Globe Theatre:

Chef, Rattle & Roll, a musical. Ends November 3. Mortimer Williams, Tshepi Mashego, Genna Galloway and Elizca Coetzer star, and cook a three-course meal on stage. Audience members are invited at the end of the show to taste the food. R80 at Computicket or the box office.

Lyric Theatre: Kevin Perkins does comedy on October 26 and 27. 8pm. R120 o R305 at Computicket.

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

Odeon Showbar: Amorisqué, with Amor Vittone, every Wednesday to Saturday.

Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:

Klass Struggle, a comedy with Tracy Klass. Ends Sunday. Book at 011 883 8606 or

Own, starring Emmanuel Castis and Brenda Radloff, written by Renos Spanoudes, directed by Lynne Maree. October 16 to November 3.

Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays. 12.45 for 1pm. R30, includes coffee and biscuits. Box office from 12.30pm. Inquiries 011 883 8606.

Friday: Popular pieces for two violins. Miroslav Chakaryan and Bulgarian born principal conductor of the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and the Sophia Philharmonic, Martin Panteleev, works by Wieniawski andShostakovich.

Seventh Street, Melville, Joburg:

Second Melville Poetry Festival. Friday to Sunday at restaurants and bars in 7th St. Featuring Willem Boshoff, Hennie Meyer and others, music and poetry with Kobus Moolman, Michelle McGrane, Khulile Nxumalo, Kelwyn Sole. Those wishing to get involved call Hans Pienaar at 082 447 6404.

UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:

Dangerous Liaisons, by chorographer Owen Lonzar. October 18 to 27. 7.30pm. Book at Computicket.

UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus:

ThatSoGayFestival ends Saturday: Dalliances. Ends Saturday.R60 at Computicket

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

Umoja! 8pm. R95 to R300 at Computicket.

Wits Great Hall: 011 717 1376 or [email protected]

Wednesday classical concerts. Free admission. Running time 40 minutes, no interval.

Tomorrow: Tshegofatso “TJ” Moeng, tenor, and Carl Struassner, guitar.

October 17: Luke Newby, clarinet, Anthony Sales, voice.

Wits Downstairs Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein:

Re-visioning Dance, conceived by Jane Crewe and Joni Barnard (age restriction 16), October 17 to 19 at 7.30pm, Experiment Wednesday, October 17 at 6.30pm. Free.

Wits Sports Centre:

A Movement Medicine weekend workshop by UK-based specialist Ya’Acov Darling-Khan:

Move! Open evening with Movement Medicine SA. Friday. R200.

Way of the Dancing Warrior, Saturday and Sunday. R1 800. Book with Ryan at 082 552 0618 or e-mail to [email protected]


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


Grieta kry Geleerdheid, based on Educating Rita by Willy Russell, translated and directed by Hennie van Greunen, starring Lulu Botha. Ends November 4. R100, R50 students and pensioners at Computicket.

Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood BridgeCentre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: Tickets at Computicket or the door.

Cherish Life, featuring Helena Hettema and André Wessels, Reach for Recovery, Breast Cancer support group. Saturday at 9.30am. R150 at 082 212 9933.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or book at Computicket.

SA Mzansi Ballet Gala, showcasing the best in classical ballet and contemporary dance, excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite, Swan Lake, and others. Tomorrow and Friday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R50 to R200. Book as above.

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

Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:

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

Sarafina! In Black and White, written by Mbongeni Ngema. Thursday to October 20 at 8pm with matinees on Saturday and October 20 at 3pm, October 16 and 18 at 4pm. R100, block bookings R90. Book as above.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710: Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.

Ses Snare: The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. Tomorrow at 8pm, R140.

‘80s Tribute show. 8pm. Thursday.

This is Us with Lorinda Potgieter and company. Friday. 8pm. R90.

My Naam is Ellen Pakkies with Lizz Meiring. October 19 and 20. 8.15pm. R120.

Irene Homes Hall, Albert St, opposite Southern Implants: 012 665 3651or 083 461 7580:

A Case of Musical Mayhem, presented by the Irene Singers, with musical direction by Alet de Wet and script by Gayle Goddard. October 19 at 7.30pm, October 20 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. R50. To book, contact Pat Goddard at 083 461 7580.

Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709: Tickets at door.

Colletts, the popular classical pop duo. Tomorrow at 7pm.

Tomato Tomato, starring Emilé Hager and Zelda Roelofs, directed by Karin Retief (age restriction 16). Thursday at 7pm.

Jannie du Toit and Renette Bouwer sing songs by Boerneef, Ingrid Jonker, Louis van Rensburg and others. Friday. 7pm.

PetCar Storie-Uur: Stories by Roald Dahl, Oscar Wilde, Chris Barnard,Herman Charles Bosman as told by Petru Wessels and Carel Trichardt. Sunday at 3pm. R90, R80.

Emile Minnie with songs from his new album, Anderkant die Ewigheid. Thursday, October 18 at 7pm.

Jakkals en Leeu, with Kevin Leo and Jakkie Louw. Friday, October 19 at 7pm.

Voortrekker Monument, Cenotaph Hall, Erfenisterrein, Eeufees Rd , Groenkloof, 012 326 6770:

Cultural Hall, Voortrekker Monument:

Sunset over Africa, presented by Something Magic Theatre productions and Nymph Kellerman with various events in the programme, plays, dancers, drummers, music and short stories. Thursday at 6.30 for 7pm. R60. Go to and click on the Buy Tickets button.


Johannesburg Youth Ballet audition on October 20 at the Dance Factory,Newtown. If you are over the age of 12 and have the necessary ballet training, the JYB will audition junior and senior dancers, male and female. Start 2pm to 3.30pm – aspiring new company members currently at the level of Intermediate Foundation and Inter- mediate. 3.30 to 4pm – advanced Foundation and Advanced 1 & 2 dancers. Audition will include pointe work, so all female auditionees are required to bring their pointe shoes.

For audition forms and info contact [email protected] or call011 325 4475 (Brenda or Taryn), [email protected]; Jean Beckley – chairperson at 083 268 9531.

lComputicket: 083 915 8000or www.computicket or 082 553 5903.

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