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2008-02-05 00:00

Dbn Theatre: Last year, Durban audiences gave funnyman Aaron McIlroy and Port Elizabeth’s Centrestage All-Star Band a double thumbs up for The Magnificent 7 and its sequel. Now the original show is back with its tribute to seven of the world’s all-time supergroups, the Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Abba, Credence Clearwater Revival and Queen, running until February 10. Expect hit songs and plenty of fun. Early booking at Computicket is strongly advised. See www.centrestage.co.za for more information.

Dbn Theatre: The first major show at the Barnyard Theatre at Gateway this year is Natural Woman, running until March 9. The show takes a seductive and powerful look at the history of women in modern music, with Barnyard favourite Ramaine Barreiro Lloyd on lead vocals. It’s a dynamic show that features the music of all the divas who have made their mark on the music world. Tickets: R100, Wednesday to Saturday; R65, Tuesday night and Sunday matinées. The matinée on Saturday, February 23, will cost R40 . Bookings and inquiries: 031 566 3045 or gateway@barnyardtheatres.co.za.

Pmb Art: The Tatham Art Gallery’s New Acquisitions exhibition runs until May 4. This showcases works bought by and donated to the gallery over the past couple of years, as well as some older pieces that have been in the Tatham, but never accessioned into the collection, and paintings that have hung in the city hall since the days that the gallery was housed there. Some of the works were bought on local exhibitions, from Jabulisa 2006 and from last year’s Echo Craft Bazaar. Gallery hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. For more information, phone 033 392 2801.

Pmb Art: The exhibition of Wearable Art by Sue Akerman, Annette McMaster, Jutta Faulds and Clare Smith in the Café and 3D Galleries continues this month. Some pieces are on exhibit only and others are for sale. There are also angels, mosaics, papier-mâché pieces and jewellery by Macs members, and wire birds by Wesley Flanagan. For more information, phone 033 386 6500 (mornings). Macs Coffee Shop is now open from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm, on Friday from 8am to 8pm, on Saturday from 8am to 2pm and on Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. Phone 033 346 0690 to book your table.

Pmb Art: The Basani Craft Centre at 15 Hyslop Road is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm (closed on Mondays). There is a gallery stocking Zulu crafts and art, fabric designed by Siyabonga Trompies Ndlovu, a clothing range and the Basani kitchen, which serves tea and coffee with light refreshments. For more information, phone 033 342 3697 or Zazi at 076 962 9981.

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