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What's on – 24th to the 30th of January


1 – CFAD (Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design) will host their annual students’ portfolio exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery and CFAD exhibition space. The exhibition runs until February 2011.

Monday – Saturday: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Sunday: 11am – 4.00pm

Durban Art Gallery – tel = 031 305 2480

<strong2 – Ashwin Singh’s critically acclaimed production, Spice ‘n Stuff, returns to the Durban stage at the Catalina Theatre from 20th to the 30th of January 2011.

The play traces the last days of a group of Grey Street traders as they face the challenges of increasing crime, failing businesses, friendships across racial and cultural denominations, enmeshed with… family ties.

Show Times:
Thursday – Friday = 8pm.
Saturday = 5pm & 8pm.
Sunday = 2pm & 6pm.

The cost ranges from R50 to R65. You can contact the Cataline Theatre on 031 305 6889.

3 – KZNSA presents the Bold and the Beautiful members exhibition.


Expect an exciting mix of submissions from some of the province’s leading professional artists. The exhibition opens on the 25th of January at 6pm at the KZNSA Gallery. You can contact them on 031 277 1705 for more details.

4 – Every Wednesday at Burn is Dub night.
The line-up:
Butthead – Brett. F. Botha from Kissed by Katie
Gregsta – Gregg Alan from The Otherwise

Doors open at 8pm and entry is free before 9pm and R30 after that.

5 – Every Wednesday and Thursday are poetry nights at the BAT Centre. Contact them on 031 332 0451 for more information.

6 – Burn nightclub is hosting their Back To School Party on the 28th of January.

school uniform

Wear a school uniform and be creative. Doors open at 8pm and the cost is R30. If you’re wearing your school uniform you only pay R15.

7 – The Von Memerty’s ‘Circle Of Life’ is showing at The Barnyard Theatre on the 28th and 29th of January.

The show will see South African theatre doyens Ian and Viv von Memerty sharing The Barnyard stage for the second time with their two children, Oscar & Kasvia. The show starts at 8pm and costs R125 per person.

8 – Every Sunday from 3pm to 7pm is Jazz on the Terrace at Zacks Windermere. Phone them on 031 312 0755 for more information.


1 – Ghoema & Glitter – New Year Carnival. This exhibition opens at the Iziko Good Hope Gallery at the Castle of Good Hope on the 5th of June 2010 and carried on until the 31st of January 2011.

cape town carnival

The narratives and memories of Carnival participants provide a major part of the content of the exhibition. The exhibition can be seen everyday from 9:30 and to 4pm. The cost ranges from R5 to R25. You can contact the Iziko Good Hope Gallery on 021 464 1262 for more information.

2 – Art Creations Africa is holding a stone sclupture exhibition at Eikendal Wine Estate. (021 855 0131) There is no cover charge.

3 – Expo Summit Africa 2011 is on at the Cape Town Convention Centre from the 27th ro the 28th January.

The event aims to bring together international organisers who are interested in launching their shows in Africa and looking for local partners.

The event runs from 9am to 6pm on both days. Contact the ICC on 021 410 5000 for more information.

4 – Cape Town International Tattoo Convention is on from the 28th to the 30th of January 2011.



Check out the official website here for more information. The cost is R120 for a day pass and R250 for a weekend pass.

5 – The J&B Met 2011

The J&B Met is an event that draws over 50 000 people. It’s a high fashion gathering of the rich and famous and thousands of others who want to experience the event. The gates open at 10am and tickets cost R165 per person.

6 – Annual Porsche Concours 2011 – The Porsche Club Cape will be exhibiting their cars to the public on the 29th of January. There will be a variety of porches from an early 365 to the latest 911 Turbo.

The show starts at 10am and ends at 3pm and entrance is free.

7 – It’s student night at Fiction every Tuesday. The line-up is as follows:
Tommy Gun
El Gordo
The doors open at 9pm and entry is R30. You can contact Fiction DJ Bar and Lounge on 021 424 5709 for more information.

8 – Mango Groove is playing at The Artscape Theatre on the 28th of January. The show starts at 8:30pm and tickets cost R95.

mango groove


1 – The Parlotones Carbon Free Concerts is on for the last night on the 24th of January.

the parlotones

The show is at the Emperor’s Palace. Tickets are R195. You can phone 011 928 1937 for more details.

2 – A Consumer Protection Act workshop will be held at Design Quarter on the 25th of January.

The Consumer Protection Act will affect business marketing and transactions and will have far reaching consequences for businesses and their consumers. It is important for every business to acquaint itself with the provisions of the law.

The workshop is designed to provide a thorough overview of the act

The workshop runs from 8:30am until 4:30pm and cost R1999. You can phone Design Quarter on 011 467 5152 for more information.

3 – Poparazzi is on at the Silverstars Casino until the 6th of February 2011. It is a celebration of pop music and is dedicated to the greatest pop hits ranging from the 40’s to the present day.

Lindsay McGuire and Johnny Dreyer will singing and will be accompanied by talented dancers.

The cost ranges from R25 – R50 per person. You can phone the Silverstar Casino on 011 662 7300 for more information.

4 – The Rooftop Market is held every Sunday at the Rosebank Mall. There are more than 500 stalls. It runs from 9am to 5pm.

5 – International Mozart Festival runs from the 27th of January to the 14th of February. Started in 2006 in commemoration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 250th birthday anniversary, the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival has developed into a successful annual classical music event.

You can phone 011 717 3223 for more information.

6 – Riverdance is on at The Teatro at Montecasino from the 25th of January until the 20th of February.



Riverdance draws on Irish traditions and the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day. Show Times are:
Tuesday – Saturday: 8pm
Sundays: 6pm
Matinees: Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm

Tickets cost between R221 and R374 and you can buy them through Computicket.

7 – Jill Trappler’s ‘Floating Underwater Dreaming Art’ exhibition is on at the Seippel Gallery until the 30th of January. Entrance is free. You can phone the gallery on 011 334 6023 for more information.

8 – Songs of the Migration is on at The Market Theatre until the 13th of February. Songs of Migration is a musical tribute to the great songs of migrants across the African continent. Show times are:
Tues – Sat: 8pm
Sunday: 3pm
Tickets cost R60 per person and you can buy them at Computicket. You can phone The Market Theatre on 011 832 1641 for more information.

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