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2018-04-08 00:00 - Phumlani S Langa
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It’s a week of music and theatre heavyweights. Carlos Santana is around with some of his Black Magic Woman, and the late great Gibson Kente is being honoured at The Market theatre.

Phumlani S Langa sorts your week in the gig guide like no other. 

  • JOBURG

SINGLES EVENT
Find Your Matching Cupid Icebreaker Singles Party!
Love Me So, Melville
April 8, 6pm

R155, email singleseventsjhb@gmail.com to book and pay

The cold season is headed this way, and you might be hoping for a winter bae. What you do is, you roll up to the ’Ville and hit Love Me So. Through a fun game of matching cupid pictures, you’ll get to meet plenty of singles, and maybe even your perfect match.

THEATRE TRIBUTE

The Gibson Kente Music Tribute
The John Kani Theatre at The Market, Newtown
April 13 to 29
R90 to R150 at webtickets.co.za
The late Gibson “Bra Gib” Kente, often referred to as the father of township theatre, was a director, producer, playwright, composer and choreographer extraordinaire. This cardinal storyteller who illustrated black pain, love and aspiration in the time of apartheid is commemorated in a musical tribute of his songs.

COMEDY

Married … But Not To Each Other
Gold Reef City Lyric theatre
April 14, 8.30pm
R160 to R260 at computicket.com
Catch Tumi Morake and her husband, Ndumiso Lindi, interrogating the roles assumed in a marriage. They are both gifted with the pen and should provide you with thought-provoking laughs.


  • SOWETO

THEATRE

Sunset Blues
Soweto Theatre
April 6 to 22
R100 at webtickets.co.za
Written and directed by Jullian Seleke Mokoto, this production takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of marriage. Stars well-known theatre and TV actors including Linda Lorraine Sebezo, Daniel Mooi, Clement Shimane and Thope Shabalala.

MARKET

The Box Shop Birthday Celebration: Market Day
The Box Shop, Orlando West
April 8, from 12pm
Free entrance. Check the Facebook events page for more info
Pull through to The Box Shop for fashion stalls and pop-up hang-outs. This promises to be a day of relaxing shopping – two words that very seldom go together, but they do perfectly at this hidden gem in Orlando West.

DANCE LESSON

BailaAfrika
Dinaledi Lifestyle Market
April 12, 8.30pm
Free entrance. Check the Facebook events page for more info
A free dance lesson at the vibey Dinaledi Lifestyle night market in Soweto. Purchase some good food and wine while learning a few of the essentials behind salsa and kizomba dance culture.

  • PRETORIA

LIVE MUSIC
Jazz and African Music Nights
South African State Theatre
April 13, 8pm

R120 at computicket.com
Spend an evening with the sounds of Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane, a prolific artist whose academic credentials speak volumes for the kind of passion and discipline he has for music. Mashiloane is bringing the powerful Mash Trio from Durban for an unforgettable performance.

THEATRE

Sophiatown
South African State Theatre
April 12 to May 13
R55 to R110 at computicket.com
The vibrant area of Sophiatown was a hotbed for rebels to meet and rub shoulders. Everyone from gangsters, politicians and shebeen queens would gather in what could only be described as a fusion of music, style and outlooks.

KIDS

Kids Acting Course & Show
Rockwood Theatre, Moreleta Park
April 14, 9am
R720 per child. Check the Facebook events page for more info
Looking to keep the kids occupied? How about that while they learn something? Get them out of the house for a little performance fun.

  • DURBAN

Santana
Durban ICC
April 13, 8pm
R575 to R1 025 at computicket.com
I still feel like DJ Khaled and Rihanna should have had this man in their video for Wild Thoughts. That aside, the living legend will be here to bless us with some of his best work. A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, his catalogue is astounding, and he’s got 10 Grammy awards to his name.

  • CAPE TOWN

Trent Shelton Live in South Africa: The Love Yourself Tour
The President Hotel, Sea Point
April 13 and 14
R300 to R500 at quicket.co.za
Back by popular demand, international motivational speaker and former American football star Trent Shelton returns to South Africa for more inspiring and energetic motivational engagement sessions with his Mzansi fans.

  • CAPE TOWN

Whisky Live
The Lookout
April 12 to 14
R115 to R1 539 at ticketpros.co.za

If you’re a fan of the culture behind drinking this beverage, the chic water droppers, the swilling of the glass and the fancy language used to describe the flavours and process of fermenting … you need look no further. Whisky Live is the place for a great evening of sampling the finest brands.

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