A FRESH BALLET COMBO FOR THE SPRING SEASON LaBayadere is on at the Joburg Theatre from today until the 28th ofSeptember and the Nutcracker from the 19th of September until the 27th. If you would like to book tickets to either of these shows or take advantage of the Ballet Combo offering you can call the Joburg Theatre on 0861 670 670 or visit www.joburgtheatre.com. A full list of prices and special offerings is below:
DISCOUNTS: Ballet Combo: 20% off when booking for TheNutcracker Re-Imagined & La Bayadère at the same time. ½ Price Night: La Bayadère (12Sep) & The Nutcracker Re-Imagined (19 Sep): 50% off. Block Bookings: 10% off on 10tickets or more. Pensioners: 15% off onpresentation of pensioner card Friends of the Ballet members:20% off Children aged 4 to 7: 50% off School Perfs: La Bayadère (Tue16 Sep 11am) & The Nutcracker Re-Imagined (Tue 16 Sep 11am): Allseats R50 Edgars Club Members: 20% off
THE COLOR RUN BACK IN JOBURG The Joburg leg of the Color Run will be taking place next week Wednesday, starting at Rooseveld High School in Emmarentia at 10am. Tickets cost R220 per adult, children under 12 free, and can be purchased online at www.thecolorrun.co.za. Official race registration will be held at Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia on Sunday, 21 September between 11am and 4pm, and on Monday, 22 September between 1pm and 7pm. For regular updates follow on Twitter @TheColorRunSA or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheColorRunSouthAfrica
SOUTH AFRICA’S ONLINE STREAMING HUB VIDI LAUNCHES If you would like to become a part of VIDI go to www.vidi.co.za to register. You will need a creditcard to sign up. Once you have signed up, watch instantly on your, Mac, Laptop, Apple and Android Tablets and Smartphones. You can also connect yourdevice to your television via a HDMI cable for immediate big screen entertainment. “How to Guides” are available on the website to help withthis process. All you need is to be connected to the internet (a minimum of a1MB speed is required, but higher speeds will yield better results). Viewers have two options: Unlimited Subscription to a library of movies and award-winning TV series for only R149 per month or, to Instantly Rent the latest releases just off the circuit for R27and a selection of premier library titles from as littleas R15.
HERITAGE TOURS THIS WEEKEND If you would rather spend your day outside this weekend and you would like to learn a littlebit more about the history of Johannesburg in the process then perhaps you would like to try one of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation’s tours. This weekend of Heritage Tours showcases the older parts of the City of Johannesburg and celebrates her exciting, if turbulent, history. Visits to mansions on theridge conjure up an opulent Edwardian lifestyle as well as demonstrating thebeauty of the homes built by great architects and fine craftsmen. Walk through the City Centre and enjoy the grandeur as well as the mining heritage which is on display. Take a bus north, south or east for great views of the City built on the Highveld. All tours cost R50 and booking is not necessary. All tours depart from Holy Family College 40 Oxford Road Parktown. For more information, please contact Eira at the Heritage Foundation on 011 482 3349 or visit www.joburgheritage.co.za for a full the programme of tours.
FOOD: COL’CACCHIO CELEBRITY CHEF SERIES 2014 Pizza fansare invited to dine at Col’Cacchio pizzerias from September to November toexperience the lineup of signature pizza creations. During September you can enjoy Mike Basset’s signature Redneck Pizza for R89. R5 of each sale goes towards a charity. This year funds raised will go to the Children’s Hospital Trust to benefit St Josephs for Chronically Ill Children. For more info on Mike Basset you can visit his website at www.myoga.co.za.You can also follow Col’Cacchio on twitter @ColCacchio.
If Pizza is not your thing but you still want your culinary calendar filled during Heritage Week then perhaps this is for you.
A FESTA PORTUGUESA 2014 From nextweek Tuesday 23 September to Sunday 28 September, Sun International’s Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World, in Brakpan, will host all things Portuguese. Following on from last year’s success, A Festa Portuguesa will once again deliver a Portuguese festival like no other. Food, business networking, tradition and fun, that’s the recipe A FESTA PORTUGUESA 2014 is set to serve up in presenting the many sides and personalities of the Mediterranean-hugging home of the Fado. Arrive hungry as you’re assured to leave replete. A FESTA PORTUGUESA 2014’s extended weekendwill be filled with a mix of colours, textures and moods, all geared towards intoxicating the senses, while giving outsiders a better idea of what Portuguese culture is all about. Tickets to AFESTA PORTUGUESA 2014 cost R80 per day, for adults, and R40 for scholars, students and pensioners, and are available through Computicket, or at the boxoffice at Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World on event day. For more information go to www.afestaportuguesa.com
PARKVIEW LITERARY FESTIVAL: PARKWORDS ParkWords, the Parkview Literary Festival, is taking place next week Wednesday along Tyrone Avenue, Parkview from 10am to 5pm. For enquiries you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information and a full programme visit www.parkview.org.za and follow the link to The Parkview Literary Festival.
EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES AT GOETHE INSTITUTE JOHANNESBURG Would you like to experience language diversity and European Culture all in one day? Then this event will definitely be for you. And the best thing about it is: you won´t even have to sit on a plane for 12 hours to be part of it. The Goethe Institute Johannesburg, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue is hosting a European Day of Languages. The event has been celebrated worldwide since 2001 as an initiativeof the Council of Europe in order to promote linguistic diversity. In SouthAfrica, a country with 11 national languages, multilingualism is an everyday occurrence so it comes as no surprise that we and our European partners in Johannesburg decided to join in the festivities this year. Whether you are interested in studying or working abroad, enjoy travelling or simply would like to widenyour horizon: Learning a foreign language will not only enable you to communicate with foreigners in their mother tongue, it will also help you getto know their cultures. You are therefore invited to experience a joyful daywith a selection of European short movies, a language learning area with freetrial lessons and a market that will offer culinary delights and informationfrom the participating countries. The event starts tomorrow at 2pm until 6pm.
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NATANIEL’S BRAND NEW CREATION: RAINBOW AT MIDNIGHT Nataniel's latest creation Rainbow at Midnight is currently showing at Emperors PalaceTheatre of Marcellus until 28 September. Show times are Monday to Saturday at 8:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets range from R160 to R220 and are available from Computicket. The dinner and show package costs R440.
SAM NHLENGETHWA AT THE GOODMAN GALLERY Sam Nhlengethwa’s exhibition is currently on at the Goodman Gallery Johannesburg and runs until the 4th of October. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30am to 4pm.
FOR MOTORHEADS AND SPEED JUNKIES... Firstly the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition is currently on at the Waterkloof Airport Base in Pretoria and culminates this weekend with a much anticipated airshow on Saturday and Sunday from 6am to 6pm. R70 adults and R60 for pensioners and children under 12 - you can either buy them on Computicket or at the gate. Then for fans of fast cars The Rogue Rally will be launching at 2pm on Sunday at Daytona Sandton with 60 drivers and their glamorous toys. Some of the cars taking part are a Mercedes SLS, Ferarri 458 Speciale, Lamborghini McLaren 650s, AstonMartin V12 Vantage S, Aston Martin DB9, Lamborghini Superleggera and many more. The event isfree and open to the public. All supercar enthusiasts and fans are invited tocome and see some of the most enviable rides on the road today.
GETTING SHIFTY ON HERITAGE DAY The Shifty Heritage Music Festival: Viva la Difference, the grand finale of Shifty September will be taking place next week Wednesday at Bassline, 10 Nxumalo Street, Newtown. Doors open at 11am and the concert starts at 12pm. Tickets cost R120 and can be booked and can be purchased on Plankton.mobi
THE SANDTON CRAFT BEER FAIR The Sandton Craft Beer Fair is currently on at The Sands, 58 Wierda Road, Sandton. Doors open daily at 11am and tickets cost R120 presale and R150 at the door. Ticketscan be purchased online at www.thesands.nutickets.co.za/events.
FOR THE LOVE OF THEATRE Although we may have mentioned only one theatre event on the show today it definitely does not mean that there is nothing else happening in the world of theatre. Two noteworthy offerings that we recommend you spend a little time and money on areThe Bram Fisher Waltz and Bash. The Bram Fisher Waltz, written and Directed by Harry Kalmer, is currently showing at the Market Theatre in Newtown. This highly acclaimed one-man play, which won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2013 National Arts Festival, features David Butler in the role of a renowned anti-apartheid lawyer Bram Fischer. TheBram Fisher Waltz shows Tuesday to Saturday at 8:15pm and Sundays at 3:15pm inThe Barney Simon Theatre.
BASH, which is on at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square, presents the audience with three disturbing one act plays. The characters are the kind of people you meetevery day – ordinary – except for the creeping horror of what they have to say.
Bash is showing at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square until 27 September. Showtimes are Tuesday to Friday 8:15pm and Saturday at 6pm and 8:30pm. Tickets are R120 per person and bookings can be made through www.strictlytickets.comor throughthe Theatre on the Square box office on 011 883 8606.