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Festive Season Festivals, Events and Parties

GALLERY 181 Kya Sands 36 Orleans Road host the End of the World Party on December 21 from 6pm. Featured s a live performance by Fire, Poi and DJs Lexiz, Gunter, Malcolm, Abduraghman and Hendricks. A ticket is R100.

POOL DECK SOIREE is on December 23rd from 3pm at Taboo, 24 Central, corner Fredman Drive and Gwen Lane, Sandton. Entertainment by Miza, Nutty Nys, Mr Anderson, BMoe, Hudson, Vards, DJ Zonke and Mdu Da Boch. Free entry before 4pm at R100 thereafter.

JAZZ DIKAS FESTIVAL is on December 24 from 11am at Red Onion in Soshanguve, Tshwane. Featured are Norman Chauke, mainline Ngobeni, badimo Jazz Band and DJ Mafodi. Admission is 60.

AFRO-BEATZ is onDecember 23rd from 3pm at Rio Rooms, Carnival City, Brakpan. Wilson B Nkosi, T-Bose and DJ Sphiwe will entertain with Afro-Soul, Soul and R&B tracks. Entry is R130 and includes a main meal with dessert. Phone 083 856 3077

HOT LATIN NIGHTS are on every Thursday from 8pm at Cocoonlounge in Sandton opposite Taboo. Performing Dj’s include Voodoo, Misterio, Rudy Adams and Pedro Enrique. Ladies enter for free until 10:30pm. There’s a smart casual dress code to this event. No Sportswear & Sneakers.

RAMKIETJIE COUNTRY ESTATE, 35 Peter Road, Honeydew, Johannesburg host the Alter Irving Band on December 31st. Tickets cost R250 for adults and R125 for children under 12. Bookings at Computicket or 087 940 9920.

DIVAS IN DRAG show is on every Thursday from 8pm at Carnival City’s Showbar in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni. Four Diva’s are said to hold the audience spellbound with their karaoke performance while two professional male dancers provide eye candy in this show that is promoted as offering 70-minutes of pure escapism. Tickets are R75 at the door.

KwaZulu Natal


THE JAZZY RAINBOW, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Roadd, Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal host musa Manzini on December 21st from 8pm and 22nd From 11pm. Admission is R100.

SIYAGIYA DURBAN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AND CULTURAL CARNIVAL is on December 21 at Durban’s West Ridge Park Stadium. It features indlamu, Isishiyameni and Indian dancers. There will also be performances by among others Mbongeni Ngema, Thandiswa Mazwai, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Nigeria’s Omawumi, Boloja, Jimmy Dludlu, Mbuso Khoza, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Soul Brothers, Abalindi, Sifiso Ncwane, Intombi Yotalagu, Mfiliseni Magubane, Phuzekhemisi, Afrosoul, Zonke and Freshlyground. Tickets are from R150 to R450 at Computicket on 083 915 8000 or online booking at www.computicket.com

 GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT is on 21 and 22nd December  at the Playhouse in Durban. Featured are Pastor Solly Mahlangu, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Judith Sephuma, Siphokazi Maraqana, Ernie Smith, Tim Moloi, Lauren Dasappa, the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and The Playhouse Chorale.A ticket is R150 at Computicket on 083 915 8000 or on 031 369 9549

42 SKATE PLACE, Newlands East, Durban hostUmkhumbane Jazz Ensemble Music Gurus on December 22 from 7pm.

RAINBOW RESTAURANT, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown,  Durban, host Mdu Mahlobo plus opening act Cocus on December 23rd from 1pm.

MIDMAR MUSIC FESTIVAL is on December 31st from noon at Midmar Dam in Howick, Kwazulu-Natal.Lira is among artists performing at this feastival that started in 2008 and features live performances in jazz, afro-pop, kwaito, urban dance, maskandi and hip hop. Tickets are from R150 to R450 at computicket

FACT DURBAN ROCKS New Years Eve 2012 is on December 31 at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium. It Features Khaya Mthethwa, Black Coffee, Big Nuz, Mafikizolo, Donald, Tira and Oskido among others. Tickets are from R200 to R450 at computicket.


Northern Cape

THE NECK BREAKER MEETS BLACK COFFEE is on December 22 from 3pm at Rivito Lapa, Kimberley, Northern Cape. Tickets are from R80 to R250 at computicket


Free State 

THE 80S MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA is on December 26 from noon at Tikwe Lodge, Virginia, Free State. Features are Kool & The Gang and The Commodores from the US with local acts including Senyaka, Ali Katt, Chicco, Mdu and Thebe. Ticket price are from R275 to R1500 at computicket


Eastern Cape

JONATHAN BUTLER performs on December 20 and 22 at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. Tickets available are from R175 to R225 at Computicket. VIP Hospitality Tickets are R500 are only available by calling Fluid Media Entertainment on 0800 989 333 and press the “Fluid Media Entertainment” option.

EBUBELENI Arts Festival is scheduled for December 29 at Heatherbank Sports Club, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. It boasts line-up including the Parlotones, Stimela, Zonke, Theo Kgosinkwe, Toya Delazy, AKA, MiCasa and five bands from Port Elizabeth (P.E.) The show starts at 2pm. Tickets are R120 for ordinary and R150 golden circle at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers. No tickets will be sold at the gates.



THE THULAMAHASHE Music Festival is December 22 from 6pm at  Thulamahashe Stadium, Thumlamahashe, Mpumalanga. Billed performers include Kabelo, Teargas, Professor, Shimza, Da Capo, Oskido, Khuli Chana, Nick Holder and local DJs. 22 Tickets are from R120 to R320 at Computicket

ROCKAFELLAZ, 281 Dindela, 1300 Barberton, Mpumalanga host DJ Kent on December 22 from 6pm. Phone 082 292 4956.


Western Cape


St Yves, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Western Cape, host DJ Fresh, Shaun Duvet and friends on December 29 from 9pm. Tickets are sold at the door. Contact Leozette at leozette@redcarpetconcepts.co.za or for table bookings, contact Kim at kim@styves.co.za.

MERCURFY 43 De Villiers Road, Zonnebloem, Cape Town host Stoker and City Heroes on December 22 from 9pm

THE MAHOGANY ROOM, 79 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town host The Kyle Sheperd Quartet on December 21 and 22. There are two shows, one starting at 8.30pm and the second at 10.30pm. The Quartet features Shepherd on piano, Buddy Wells on tenor & soprano saxophones, Claude Cozens on drums and Benjamin Jephta on electric bass. Admission is R60 per show or R100 for both. Students pay R40 per show or R70 for both. Phone 076 679 2697 after 4pm, between Tuesday and Saturday.

DE WAAL PARK SUMMER CONCERTS are on every second Sunday until March 17 at De Waal Park, Oranjezicht, Cape Town. The concerts are admission free and all shows start at 3pm. Karen Zoid kick-start the concerts in the New Year on January 6 followed by the Glen Robertson Jazz Band on January 20, Steve Louw and big Sky on February 3rd and Robin Auld on the 13th. March sees Arno Carstens performing on the 3rd and Hot Water on the 17th. For more information visit the De Waal Park website: www.dewaalpark.co.za


THE END OF THE WORLD PARTY kicks-off from 5pm on December 21 and runs until the 23rd at Nelsons Creek Wine Estate in Paarl. The ling list of performers include, Double Adapter, Hyphen, Dean Fuel, Mix N Blend, Niskerone, Sam World, Deep Filth, Enough Weapons, Dj Invizable, Tommy Gunn, Dublusion, Mike Play, Grimehouse, LG Fritz, Totem, Robots Get Girls, Axlr, Rebel Clef, Jason 47, Pixel Pop, B Type, JP and Crazy J. A ticket is R290 at Computicket or R350 at the door. For more information, email abby@nawtymedia.net.

DAVID KRAMER’S Kalahari Karoo Blues kicks of on January 9th and runs until the 19th at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Kramer is joined by Oteng Piet, Ronnie Moipolai and Hannes Coetzee to perform original music from the Kalahari, the Hardeveld and the Klein Karoo.  Tickets are from R110 to R160 at Computicket.




RIBA STORES, Riverside, Jane Furse comes alive on December 21 from 4pm with performances by Sai & Ribatone, Black Coffee, Da Capo, Fresca, Karly B, Shabir, KayB & Katt the Deepsoul Junkie (Splash), Brian Blaq, TSP Day Breeze, Abrinho. Admission is R50 and a R350 VIP entrance includes hampers. Phone 0787452101 or 0764536

THE CAPRICORN FM Woza 2013 Bash is on December 31st from 8pm at Polokwane Showgrounds. Featured are Trompies, DJ Cleo, Mashamplani, Revolution, Slikour, DJ Clock, Bantu Soul, La Costa, Bamboo and Calypso. Tickets on sale at computicket



KAT & THE KINGS is two-act production is at The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. The musical is set In Cape Town’s District Six in the late 1950s and explores the journey of teenager Kat Diamond and the a cappella group he forms, The Cavalla Kings. Tickets range from R90 to R160 at Computicket.

MICHAEL JACKSON HIStory ll is a musical biography of Michael Jackson’s life starring Kenny Wizz, a well-known Michael Jackson impersonator from Las Vegas, with a live band, fully choreographed dancers and authentic costumes. The concert is scheduled for performances at The Sibiya Theatre in Durban during December 2012 and at The Joburg Theatre in January 2013. Ticket prizes are from R125 to R290 at Computicket. More information can be obtained by phoning 021 421 7695.


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