Lesley Stones has been at Joburg’s theatres again and is happy to report that there are some highly engaging shows for you to attend.
This production is loud, brash, funny, hugely entertaining and intensely African. It features awe-inspiring drumming, gumboot dancing, singing and a feel-good energy. The show is interactive in that the audience gets to try drumming as well!
Date: Until Saturday, 10th July
Venue: Theatre on the Square, Sandton
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This musical sees Jonathan Roxmouth and Louis Zurnamer performing a number of witty songs and playing a variety of characters as they share a stage with a piano and a few other props. From tales about an olive-pitting festival in Spain to songs about FIFA, this production is witty, intelligent and inoffensive and makes for a good night out.
Date: Until Saturday, 31st July
Venue: Studio Theatre, Montecasino, Fourways
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Events that have NOTHING to do with soccer
Ok, so you may be a little tired of soccer. You’ve screamed at the TV, had conversations about how bad the ref was and attempted to blow a vuvuzela but would like to do at least one or two things this month that have NOTHING to do with soccer. Let the Joburg team narrow down your choices:
Friday and Saturday nights in the East Rand need never be dull as top local and international comedians perform at the Supersport Bar at Carnival City. This weekend, Friday 2nd and Saturday, 3rd July, sees legend Tony King host left-of-centre performer Ryan Whittle and highly-strung UK comic Martin Davis.
July is great time to take a trip out top the Vaal as venues in the area all take part in the Vaal Meander Wine Route. Hotels, lodges and venues both on and next to the majestic Vaal River feature an array of wines from South African estates. Find a decent wine to drink with dinner, a bottle for a special occasion, or a collector’s item.
Cafe Vacca Matta in Montecasino are hosting a Pyjama Party. Special Price for those in PJ’s: R80 Normal and R120 VIP. Entrance starts at R100 for anyone who is not in pyjama’s. There will be prizes up for grabs including R1000 for the person in the Sexiest PJ’s. Saturday, 3rd July. (011) 511 0511
If alternative classics, indie essentials and 80’s music is more your style, then visit the Red Room in Honeydew. Awesome music. Open Every Saturday Night Only. R30.00 entrance.
Seussical Jr, winner of the Naledi Award: Best Children’s Theatre Production of 2009, is being staged at the National Children’s Theatre until Saturday, 17th of July, 2010. Join Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and Mayzie La Bird for a musical trip into the wonderful wacky world of Dr. Seuss.
The public will have an opportunity to see the largest selection of racing cars from the 50’s all the way to the late 70’s; chat with racing drivers and get up close and mechanical. The Show and Shine day at Brightwater Commons will provide a great day out for motoring enthusiasts. The best part about this event is that while dad ogles the cars, mom and the kids can enjoy the entertainment at Brightwater.