Gig Guide: September 1 – 7

2013-09-01 14:00

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»?Selaelo Selota at the Maslow in Sandton

Join jazz maestro Selota for an intimate and free listening session as he launches his latest album, The Promise. The gig starts at 3pm.

The album release will be followed by a 10-month nationwide tour with fellow muso Don Laka.

The tour will start in the Northern Cape and the dates will soon be made available on Selota’s website, www.selaeloselota.com.

»?Dance Umbrella Festival at the dance factory

In Joburg

The festival celebrates its 25th anniversary and is part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival.

Catch Cover Up from Germany, which is made up of Mandafounis, Mazliah and Zahry, and Stepping Stones at Wits.

Don’t miss rapper Zuluboy’s collaboration with Crossover Dance Company and Moving Into Dance Mophatong on Saturday at The Market theatre.

The festival runs until September 14. Unreserved tickets cost R60 at Computicket.

»?Pop bottles at Innesfree Park in Sandton

As part of its fifth birthday celebration, Pop Bottles proudly presents the likes of DJs Ms Cosmo, Dimplez, Naves, Sphectacular, Milkshake and more.

Gates open at noon.

Tickets cost R150 at Computicket.

»SABC education Baba Indaba at the Nasrec Expo Centre, 9.30am to 5pm

This is South Africa’s premier baby, toddler and parenting expo.

Get updated on the latest trends and coolest gadgets for your child.

Entertainment will come from Takalani Sesame characters, among others.

Tickets cost R50 at Computicket.

»?Durban spring break at new Durban beach

It’s the last day of the bash featuring P-Square, DJ Tira,

Khuli Chana, Black Coffee and Mafikizolo. Tickets cost between R100 and R850 at Computicket.

Monday

»?Joe Barber and Friends at Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town

Joe Barber and Friends, starring Oscar Petersen and David Isaacs, returns to the Baxter Concert Hall after a two-year break.

Scheduled for just six performances, the special show revisits classic stories and characters from the past productions, as well as new material.

Tickets cost between R85 and R100 at Computicket.

Tuesday

»?The Zulu at Rostrum Theatre, Tshwane University of Technology Arts campus

Mbongeni Ngema’s highly anticipated play draws on the famous playwright’s childhood memories of experiencing his great-grandmother’s traditional storytelling about the historic background of the Zulu nation.

This is part of a tour following its debut at the National Arts Festival this year.

The production stars Ngema as a storyteller, performing with interludes of song and live accompaniment by maskandi artist Matshitshi Ngema.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets cost R150 at Computicket.

»?Race Card at Baxter Theatre, Cape Town

Siv Ngesi bases the show on bestselling book The Racist’s Guide to the People of South Africa by Simon Kilpatrick.

He exposes all the wacky “truths” about the colourful people of this nation.

The show is not suitable for children under 13 years. Tickets cost R80 at Computicket.

Wednesday

»?The passion Gap at the Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World

Soli Philander takes a closer look at Cape Town, “the people and city of my heart”.

The show features Gabieba Zuma-Gupta, who will walk the red carpet, and the wonderful character Gadija, who is ever ready to tell the audience what to stand up and speak about.

Tickets cost R70 at Computicket.

Thursday

»?The sa Tattoo at Montecasino Outdoor Event Area

The show returns for four nights only and has been sold out for the past four years.

This year, it features Just Jinger as the headliner. Come see the Top Secret Drum Corps, drum majorettes, a local massed choir, the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, the SA Police Service Tshwane Band, the National Ceremonial Guard Band and the Code Red Drum Corps as they parade in the spectacle.

Tickets cost between R120 and R398 at Computicket.

Friday

»?The South Africa India Film & Television Awards at ICC Durban Arena

Indian film royalty gathers to dish out trophies to the best in Bollywood. Hosted by Karan Johar and Dia Mirza, the night will be a gathering of stars such as Priyanka Chopra (Miss World 2000), who is billed to perform at the ceremony.

Local stars Leleti Khumalo, Welcome Msomi and Linda Bukhosini are on the panel of judges. Tickets range from R500 to R3?500 at Computicket.

Saturday

»?The Muffinz at Tanz Live, Joburg

Immerse yourself in the eclectic sound of this piece band that has taken South Africa by storm since the release of their album Have You Heard. See why their live performances have become popular. Tickets are available at the door for R100 per person.

» Zithabiseni Spring Day Celebration at Zithabiseni Leisure Resort

The yearly Spring Day music festival is the go-to place in Mpumalanga. The event caters for all ages and features the likes of Black Coffee, Professor, DJ Ganyani and Bricks. Tickets are R100 at Computicket.

»?The Parlotones go Wild at Amandelbult golf Club

Fresh from their stay in the US, come party with The Parlotones as they go wild in the heart of the bushveld between Northam and Thabazimbi.

This will be in celebration of the opening of a karate club at Amandelbult Golf Club. Tickets are R250 at Computicket.

»?Shisa summer event at Chaf Pozi in Soweto

Celebrate spring with DJs Ganyani, Black Coffee, Amstel Diva and more. Tickets at Computicket. Doors open at 4pm.

Zithabiseni Spring Day Celebration at Zithabiseni Leisure Resort

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