What’s on...

2010-10-20 12:20

Mzansi is jumpin’ with stuff to do – the Jonathan Crossley Electric Band are warming up for their European tour in Melville, while the Market Theatre gets set to host Lira and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, and Yasmina Reza’s God Van Chaos comes to the Baxter.

Johannesburg music
The international house music sensation Liquideep is set to perform at Gold Reef City Theme Park on October 30.

This duo – which made waves last year with the hit single Fairytale – is made up of singer, songwriter and producer Ziyon from the US, and producer and DJ Ryzor from South Africa.

Even though the two only came together as a musical item in 2007, Liquideep has a combined 20 years in the business.

Call 011 248 5000 or email info@goldreefcity.co.za.

Musical theatre
Singer, songwriter, author and entertainer Nataniël will appear at the Joburg Promusica Theatre in two concerts with pianist Charl du Plessis on November 5 and 6.

Since his solo debut Nataniël has released 14 albums, published 12 books, completed numerous concert tours and staged more than 50 original stage productions.

His concert will include highlights from his recent productions and feature new and original songs. Book at Computicket.

Charity race
The Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile race day takes place on November 6.

The event brings together celebrities and equine athletes to raise money for a selection of charities.

Sixteen horses are set to line up for the race.

Each will be represented by a celebrity and will run for a charity, with the sponsors giving away R550 000 to be split among 16 charities.

The finishing positions of each runner in the 1?600m Charity Mile will determine how much each charity wins – the charity represented by the winner gets R100 000.

To find out more visit www.emperorspalace.com

Music

From October 28 to 31 Newtown comes alive with music as the annual Market Theatre South African Music Festival gets underway.

The festival features performances from Lira, Tshepo Tshola, Teargas and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse. Book at Computicket.

Dinner concert
After more than 44 performances over the past three years in Spain, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Turkey and South Africa Jonathan Crossley’s Electric Band makes a rare appearance in Johannesburg at the Lucky Bean in Melville on Sunday, October 24.
 
In Sunday’s performance the group will present selections from their two albums, Got Funk, Will Travel and Funk for the Shaolin Monk, with new works from Crossley and a brand new composition by saxophonist Janus van der Merwe.

Call 011 482 5572.

Lunchtime jazz
On Sunday October 31, The Soweto Hotel in Freedom Square invites jazz lovers to join in as the hotel celebrates its third birthday.

On the stoep there will be a braai and sponsored wine to enjoy for R140. To book or find out more call 011 527 7300.

Cape Town music
American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars will return to South Africa as part of their worldwide Into the Wild Tour and will perform at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on November 20 and 21.

In September they won the MTV Best Rock Video Award for Kings and Queens.

They are also in the running for the MTV European Music Awards with three nominations in the best world stage performance, best rock and best video categories.

The band was formed in 1998 and consists of actor, lead singer and songwriter Jared Leto who also plays rhythm guitar, brother Shannon Leto the drummer and percussionist and Tomo Milicevic on lead guitar and keyboards.

Book at Computicket.

Theatre

Wordsmith’s Theatre Factory expands its track record of bringing internationally acclaimed plays to South African stages in Afrikaans by adding Yasmina Reza’s acclaimed God Van Chaos to its repertoire at the Baxter Theatre until October 30.

Hennie van Greunen’s translations and adaptations include Debbie Isitt’s Die Vrou Wat Haar Man Gekook Het and Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s Dinsdae by Morrie.

This time the play has been translated from the original French, Le Dieu du Carnage, and has been adapted to a South African setting. Reza’s English version of the play, God of Carnage, was awarded the 2008 Olivier award for Best New Comedy in the West End and last year it won three Tony awards (out of a total six nominations) including the award for best new play.

Book at Computicket.

Port Elizabeth Fine Art
The EPSAC Gallery in Bird Street is hosting a selection of works by Janice Mendelowitz and Lydia Holmes.

The works include ceramics, mixed media prints and artists books.

The exhibition, called Impressions, is on until October 29.

Call 041 585 3641.

Liquideep will be rocking Gold Reef City next weekend.

Actor Jared Leto heads up 30 Seconds to Mars, who are coming to Cape Town.

Ever-gorgeous Lira will be performing at the Market Theatre’s music festival.

The Afrikaans version of God Of Carnage comes to the Baxter.

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