Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670 or see

The Mandela Theatre:

Michael Jackson – History II, starring Kenny Wizz. Ends February 10.

People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: For reduced prices on tickets join the People’s Theatre Kids Club. Call Andrew or Lorraine as above or see

Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933:

Those Were the Days. A musical trip through the Sixties. Ends February 17. January specials: Thursday to Saturday at R125, Sunday R85. Book as above.

Barnyard Theatre Rivonia, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds (entrance in Achter Rd): 011 234 2033:

Icons of the 80s. Music legends from the 1980s. Ends March 3. January specials: Thursday to Saturday at R150, Sunday R95. Book as above.

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. Ends January 27. R100 to R250 at Computicket.

No, Seriously?, with comedian Alan Committie. January 30 to March 3. R75 to R150 at the box office or Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R100 at Computicket.

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

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

Mies Julie – Restoration of Body and Soil, directed by Yael Farber.Ends Thursday. R140 for dinner package, at Computicket.

Barney Simon Theatre:

The Island, written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, directed by Kani and starring Atandwa Kani and Nat Ramabulana. Ends March 24. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm and Sundays at 3.15pm. Tuesday R75 or R150.

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

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

Story Time at the National Children’s Theatre. 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 and runs 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 at 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 show starts at 8pm. Tickets R80.

Gingko, cnr Roscommon and Dundalk aves, Parkview, 011 486 3361 or [email protected]:

Concert on the Deck: Beukes & Delaney. Sunday, February 3. 3pm for 3.30pm. R125.

Gold Reef City Casino, Data Crescent, Ormonde, Jobrug, 011 248 5168/5000:

Globe Theatre:

Whipped. Comic mayhem with Sans Moonsamy and Kas Pillay, aka Those Indian Guys. Friday to February 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.15pm, Sundays at 5.15pm. R125 at Computicket or the box office.

Lyric Theatre:

A Night with the Soweto String Quartet, the popular classical maestros. Saturday. 8pm. R100 to R130 at Computicket.

….Buckled. Comedy with Leeanda and Meren Reddy. Takes you through all the bizarre and delightful experiences leading up to an Indian wedding. February 8 and 9 at 8.30pm. R140 at Computicket or the box office.

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

Laduma Family Fun Park in Centre Court:

Santa’s Playground, the exciting theme park, will stay open for January and February. Fridays to Sundays. Inflatable and funfair rides. R120 includes beverage, hotdog and voucher for the rides.

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

Jazz and Blues Weekend. Friday to Sunday. Friday evening features The Red Hand Blues Band. Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon feature Denise Jannah and Wolf Martini with pianist John Fresk and special guests. R175 for all performances.

Energia, with the Bonegio Spanish Dance Company. January 29 to February 2, Tuesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday 5pm and 8.30pm.

Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays, 12.45 for 1pm. R35 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.

February 1: Love, Life and Laughter with Broadway musicals with Miro Chakaryan (violin) and Jacob Swart (piano).

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

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

Silverstar Casino, R28, Krugersdorp

011 662 7300:

Casper Goes Kakie!, with comedian Casper de Vries. His one-man English show. Friday and Saturday. R150 at Computicket.

Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Avenue, 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:

International Mozart Festival 2013 opening concert with the National Youth Orchestra, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Sunday at 3pm. R150 to R250 at Computicket.

Sharpeville Community Hall:

Sharp*ville, from tragedy to triumph. A township tale by playwright, director and actor Gamakhulu Diniso. Ends Saturday. For more info contact contact Sydney Dhlamini at [email protected]

Mphatlalatsane Theatre, Sebokeng:

Sharp*ville, from tragedy to triumph, a township tale by playwright, director and actor Gamakhulu Diniso. Monday to February 9. For more info call Sydney Dhlamini [email protected]


Auditions for Cuban Ballet School. The SA Mzansi Ballet (SAMB) invites children aged five to eight to audition for the SA Cuban Ballet School for the 2013 school year.

Date: Wednesday, February 6 at 3.30pm at SAMB, Joburg Theatre, Hoofd Street, Braamfontein, Joburg.

School starts February this year. Fees are R3 500 to R5 000 a month.

Information and registration: Chloé Grove at 011 877 6897 or [email protected]


SA 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.


Jazz and African Music Nights at 8pm, R100 at Computicket, R80 at the door. For more info call Lindelwa Mahlabe 012 392 4275. February 1 features Bhudaza and Tinyiko Maswanyangayi.

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

Verdi Gala 2013, celebrating Guiseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday with a week of operas on BluRay DVD on the big screen followed by three Salon Music concerts with South African opera stars and Salon.

Ensemble: Big Screen: tomorrow at 8pm Un Ballo in Maschera, with Teatro Real (Madrid), Violetta Urmana and Marcello Alvarez;

Friday: Aida at La Scala with conductor Franco Zeffirelli.

Concerts: Verdi Gala Concert featuring Antoinette Olivier, Jo-Nette LeKay, Teresa de Wit, Herman Theron, Derick Ellis and Douwe Bijkersma. Sunday at 3pm, January 30 and February 1 at 8pm. R130 to R180 at Computicket.

Cultural week for schools: speech programmes for matriculants with live stage performances on February 7 and 8 in English, February 14 and 15 in Afrikaans. Morning and afternoon performances. English programme features extracts from Hamlet, Short Stories and Poems for grade 11. Grade 12 features extracts from Shakespeare’s Othello, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Short Stories and Poems.

Afrikaans programme features Adam Small’s Krismis van Map Jacobs, Mis by Reze de Wet, Die Kwart-Voor-Sewe-Lelie and more. Book with Nanda Cloete at 012 460 6033.

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

ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, 1 Preller St, Muckleneuk:

Mozart Festival. Unisa Music Foundation Concert Series with Sir Roger Norrington conducting the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and SA National Youth Orchestra, with Robert Pickup on clarinet. Monday at 7.30pm. R150 to R250 at Computicket.

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

Rooikoos se Zips het Baie Byt. Comical sketches by Abraham H de Vries with Dirk Vermeulen. Wednesday. 7pm.

Andre Swiegers. Friday. 7pm.

Rooiwynliefde. Helena Hettema with songs from her new cd, songs by Piaf, Brel and Marianne Faithful, guest artist Jan Hettema. Saturday at 7pm.

Denise Jannah and Wolf Martini, two artists from Netherlands, in a night of jazz, and guest artist Kim Thjuita, a guitarist from Rwanda, on Monday at 7pm.

Sun City: 014 557 1103:

Chinese New Year. The entire complex will be transformed into a sea of red and gold, with Oriental themes with Chinese lanterns and fireworks and traditional dancers. February 10 and 11. Enquiries as above. The various hotels and restaurants will supply a Chinese flavour to all meals from February 4 to 18.

l Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket

l or 082 553 5903/1.

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