Spring has sprung, yes, but your skin’s pasty, the better part of your salary has probably been spent on decongesting agents these past few months, and you finally know what it means to be “overworked and underpaid”. You’re in dire need of some fun! A party! A good time! The Party, Event and Entertainment Expo this September is sure to be a pick-me-up, not to mention the ultimate party shop for this summer’s silly season!
Let it not be said that South Africa doesn’t have much in the way of entertainment. In fact, there’s such an array of talent and happenings that an expo is soon to be held in the name of South African entertainment – The Party, Event and Entertainment Expo. The Coca-Cola dome, north-west of Johannesburg will host key suppliers, industry specialists and performing artists in the entertainment industry all under one roof. The expo promises to be an excellent marketing and networking platform for the local entertainment industry, from promoting and exposing local talent to supporting local entrepreneurs.
Whether you’re the seasoned party host looking for some fresh ideas or the green party enthusiast looking for a place to start, The Party & Entertainment Expo promises to give visitors an opportunity to make their upcoming events and parties the kind that people rave about over the water cooler at work on post-party Monday. Of course, the expo also plans to offer show specials!
Go shop, go be entertained, go have some fun and most of all, go enjoy the party!
Date: Saturday, 19th and Sunday, 20th September 2009
Venue:Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
Cost: R 60 per person. Children under 12 years get in for free.
To find out more visit the Party Expo website.
The Killers live in SA
If you haven’t yet heard, the alternative rock sensation, The Killers will be performing in South Africa later this year. The four-piece ensemble hailing from Las Vegas is responsible for hits such as Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, When You Were Young and Human.
I encourage you to go rock out to some of their catchy tunes not only because of the incendiary show The Killers are sure to give, but because this is one of the few bands currently doing much in the way of raising awareness about a major social ill that the international community faces today. In July of this year, The Killers, together with MTV Exit, UNICEF and USAID made a chilling music video for the band’s single, Goodnight, Travel Well – highlighting the grave problem of trafficking and sexual exploitation of women in a number of places, including sunny South Africa. Unsettling a thought as it may be, there has to be a commendation for them encouraging change through their music.
Date: Friday, 4th December 2009
Venue: Coca Cola Dome, Northgate
Cost: From R294. Bookings through Computicket.
Roxy’s Top Three Events
Flash Republic and Yesterday’s Pupil’s Gig
Catch all the electro-funk-rock fusion of Flash Republic following their return from Europe and the too-cool-for-school, indie group Yesterday’s Pupil in Pretoria’s hub.
Date:Thursday, 10th September at 21h00
Venue:Tings and Times in Hatfield, Pretoria
Cost: R40 entrance fee
Click here for further information.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida – The Timeless Love Story
The original musical based on Giuseppe Verde’s opera earned four Tony® Awards in 2000. Catch KDHL’s Linksfield Academy of Performing Arts production right here in Jozi, at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre.
Date: Monday, 14th until Thursday, 17th September
Venue: Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Ormonde
Visit Computicket for further information.
DSTV Comedy Circuit
This regular comedy evening features a variety of South Africa’s funniest, with five comedians showcasing their one-liners, skits and impressions twice a month at this awesome venue. Go for the laughs and Tanz Café’s delicious menu!
Date: Thursday, 10th September 2009. Doors open at 19h00. Show starts at 20h30
Venue: Tanz Café Bryanston, Johannesburg
Cost: R60.00 entrance fee
Check out the Tanz Cafe website for more details.
Roxy is a writer and currently finishing her honours degree in Communications, specialising in Media. She has done work for local publications as well as media, PR companies and is currently finding her feet in the big, bad world. A lover and big supporter of South African music, Roxy has sadly never learnt to play a musical instrument properly, but belts out pretty awesome, albeit off-key and out of tune renditions of her favourite songs in the shower…if she does say so herself.