If you’re an Amy Winehouse fan, head for Durban so you don’t miss ‘For One Night Only:An Amy Winehouse Tribute’ on 4th February at Oscar’s Cafe with a scrumptious all-you-can-eat buffet. Cost is R190 per person and the show starts at18h00.
For some blues rock music, Albert Frost (The Blues Broers) will be at 16 Jameson Terrace, Kloof on 6th February. The show starts at 19h00 with tickets at R120.
Rock fanatics shouldn’t miss ‘The Script’, all the way from Dublin on 6th February at the ‘International Convention Centre’ in Durban. Known for their hits ‘Hall of Fame’, ‘Breakeven’ and ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’, the band materialized in 2001. Tickets are between R295 and R530.
Francois Van Coke and Jack Parow are on at Villa Brae on 8th February and will be joined by Jedd Kossew and Louwtjie Rothman on guitars with tickets going for R200 and the show starting at 15h00.
Enjoy with folk and country music:
Enjoy a highly recommended and relaxing experience with folk and country music UK wonder ‘Passenger’, along with Mike Rosenberg who broke into the international music scene last year with his ballad ‘Let Her Go’. ‘Passenger’ is bringing his ‘Whispers’ tour to the ‘Durban Botanical Gardens Complex’ in Sydenham Road, Morningside on 13th February for one night only and with fantastic local supporting acts. Be warned ‘Passenger’ played to sold-out audiences across Europe, Australia and New Zealand so grab a ticket now for R395 online via Webtickets.
‘Uniting Youth Through Dance’ is on at the Loft Theatre from 2nd to 13th February. Enjoy various dance styles coming together and participate with clapping. This show is sure to be inspiring, exciting and educational for many. Prices and times are still to be confirmed.
We all need to laugh! The ‘99% Zulu Comedy’ is on for two days only on 13th and 14th February at the Opera Theatre. Times and ticket prices are still to be confirmed. But be ready! This will undoubtedly be another show-stopper with talent from across the country that sells out rapidly.
Lovers of poetry will appreciate ‘Lucia Mthiyane & Poetry Recitals from Local Poets’ at The Playhouse Grand Foyer on Friday 13th February starting at 17h00 with free admission.
Season 11th of ‘Idols’ takes place on 21st February at the Opera/Loft Theatre so if you’re still dreaming of that big break, it’s time to rehearse!
For a night out on the town with a difference, don’t miss the infamous ‘Madam Zingara’ with her ‘After Forever Tour’ that is in Durban from 22nd January until 30th April with shows on Tuesday and Sundays. Indulge your taste buds in a delectable, decadent four-course meal as you try and take in all the astonishing magical acts around you. This dinner-cirque extravaganza is to be experienced at least once in your life-time. VIP party packages and overnight stays are available. Tickets range from R390 to R495. Don’t wait as this show is known to sell out fast!
If you’re visiting or live in Gauteng don’t miss the once-off concert ‘Guy Buttery Music & Dining Evening’ on Thursday 5th February at Moyo Zoo Lake. Enjoy this ‘one-man guitar orchestra’ with folk/acoustic music. The show starts at 20h00 and tickets are R120 excluding dining.
The ‘Johannesburg International Mozart Festival’ brings you Sir James Galway, world renowned flautist, in concert with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra on Thursday 5th February at the Linder Auditorium. Not to be missed, starting time is 19h30 with tickets between R350 and R450.
If it’s laughter you’re in dire need of, throw away the Prozac and take your blues to see ‘Parker’s Comedy’ with Joe Parker, Stuart Taylor, Stig and Chris Mapane on Friday 6th February at the Silverstar Casino, R28, Mogale City. The show starts at 20h00 and is only R120 to eliminate the blues!
Didn’t make it to Joe Parker? Don’t stress, you still have a chance to laugh with tears at ‘The Sounds of Laughter’ with Alan Committie at the Montecasino Theatre & Studio from 4th February to Sunday 15th March.
On Saturday 7th February the ‘Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble’ will be performing at The Edge along with celebrated pianist Melvyn Tan including others. The show starts at 16h00 and with tickets at R180. Not to be missed!
Melvyn Tan (classical orchestral music) can be enjoyed on Saturday 7th February at the Linder Auditorium. Tan received much acclaim for his daring programming and amazing ability to switch from fortepiano to modern piano in the same recital. Don’t miss this phenomenal artist, his show starts at 20h00 and tickets are between R155 and R185.
Whitney Houston fans who missed the show last year have another chance to experience ‘The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show’ starring Belinda Davids running from 22nd January to Sunday 15th February at the Johannesburg Theatre. Last year this fantastic show sold out in Jo’burg, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the USA! Tickets are between R160 and R350 and starting time is 20h00 except for Sunday, at 14h00.
Lovers of July Garland can experience Cat Simoni in ‘Cat Sings Judy’ at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 27th January to Saturday 14 February. The show starts at 18h00 and costs R140 a ticket.
Nothing compares with the powerful and beautiful white Lipizzaner stallions! The whole family can enjoy a morning on Sunday 8th February at the Lipizzaner Centre where after the show you can visit the stable courtyard, meet the riders and feed carrots to these magnificent animals. An hour long, the show starts at 10h30 and is R70 to R140 a ticket with children under the age of three for free.
Get to the ‘Mother City’ aboard a ‘FlySafair’ flight from OR Tambo to Cape Town for only R1646.90 and while there take in ‘Sannie Fox’ guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, known as the blues queen of South Africa who is performing on Wednesday 4th February at Cafe Roux. Doors open at 19h00, the band starts at 20h30 and tickets are well worth it at R110.
For more rock, ‘Wolftown’ will be performing on Friday 6th February at Cafe Roux with doors opening at 19h00 and tickets going for R70.
‘The International Music Festival – Yi-Jia Susanne Hou’ is on at the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday 5th February, don’t miss this one! World famous violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou is the first ever, to take three gold medals at three international competitions. The performance starts at 20h00 with tickets costing between R70 to R195.
Elvis lovers will appreciate ‘Home@PaulCluver:Elvis Blue’ on Saturday 7th February at the Paul Cluver Wine Estate Amphitheatre. Pack a picnic and go back in time as you listen to ‘Elvis Blue’. Gates open at 18h00 with the show starting at 19h30 and tickets R220 per person.