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Let the band play on

Khokho Madlala will perform at the Luthuli Museum and the KZNSA this month.

Khokho Madlala will perform at the Luthuli Museum and the KZNSA this month.

Published Jan 22, 2022

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Markets

Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market: (today) Fun and safe family outing in the country from 6.30am to 12.30pm. Full Covid-19 protocols. Fresh produce, crafts, ready-made foods, decor items, furniture, pet products, outdoor goods, nursery and jewellery. Call 031 777 4686.

Musgrave Market: (today) Under the trees at Berea Park for food, music and stalls selling arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, confectionery, baked goods, books, toys, plants, good quality second-hand items and more. From 9am to 2pm.

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Golden Hours Market: (tomorrow) A relaxed family-friendly market under the mango trees at Golden Hours School from 10am to 2pm. Live music and food stalls. All Covid-19 protocols in place. Call Lyn at 083 262 3693.

uMhlanga Farmers Market: Autumn Drive, Prestondale, every Wednesday from 8am to noon. Call Ethel at 060 303 3957.

Windermere Antiques Fair: Catch the first fair of the year on January 29 at the Windermere Centre from 8.30am to 2pm. Around 20 dealers will be selling a wide selection of antiques, vintage and collectibles, including porcelain, glass, crystal, jewellery, silver, records, books, paintings, linen, old toys, etc. Interesting treasures of yesteryear at prices to suit all pockets. Call Helen Clementz on 084 2410241.

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Comic Flymotion will entertain at the Parkview Hotel this month.

Shows

Rhumbelow, Durban: (today and tomorrow) Rhumbelow Classics Cinema features a Shakespeare season with the screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s latest productions recorded live in Stratford on Avon. Until January 23 at 6pm, or 2pm on Sundays. Shows include Antony & Cleopatra, As You Like it, Corialanus, Hamlet, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest and Twelfth Night. Tickets R100 from Computicket or call Roland on 082 499 8636 or email [email protected] or visit https://events.durbantheatre.com/ for details.

Protea Fire & Ice, uMhlanga: (today) Catch Chester Missing and Conrad Koch live in uMhlanga in Ramapuppet at 7.30pm. Tickets R125 from Quicket

Rhumbelow, Durban: Rhumbelow Classic Cinemas offers a Cinema wind up featuring a final showing of the musicals and stage shows that featured in December. Running from January 25 to 30, shows include The Three Tenors, An American in Paris, Funny Girl, Kinky Boots, Cliff Richard, 42nd Street and The King and I. Tickets R100 from Computicket or call Roland on 082 499 8636 or email [email protected] or visit https://events.durbantheatre.com/ for details.

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Rhumbelow, Tina’s: Back by popular demand is The Chain ‒ The Fleetwood Mac Story starring Barry Thomson, Dawn Selby, Mali Sewell, Andy Turrell, Colin Peddie and Marion Loudon. The Fleetwood Mac story spans more than 30 years, starting in 1967 as a British blues band that later became a California-based pop group in the mid-seventies. January 28, 29 at 7pm, January 30 at 2pm. Tickets R180 from Computicket or call Roland on 082 499 8636 or email [email protected]

Parkview Hotel: It’s Comedy O’Clock with an all-KZN line-up of comedians to get us some much deserved laughter therapy. Featuring Pius Xulu, Flymotion, Nonto R Mmangaliso Mhlongo, Annie Botha and Melissa Jhinku. January 29 at 7pm. Tickets R120 from Quicket.

Cellist Aristide du Plessis will perform at St Thomas Church at the end of the month.

Music

Music Revival: (today) Pianist Christopher Duigan livestreams classical concerts at 6pm every Saturday and a more intimate playlist in his Piano Hour on Wednesdays at 6pm on https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristopherDuigan.

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Barnyard Theatre: (final show today) Strictly No 1s is a roller-coaster ride through 60 years of No 1 hit songs that made us dance, sing, cry and party ‘till sunrise. Featuring a 10-member cast who will take you back to the hit parade on radio stations around the world. Final show today at 7pm. Bookings at https://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za

Alliance Française de Durban: Jazz pianist Burton Naidoo launches his latest album Sometime Before on January 27 at 6pm. Tickets R60 from Webtickets

The Luthuli Museum: Singers/songwriters Nosihe and Khokho Madlala perform on January 28 at 6pm. Tickets R40 on Webtickets. Also performing at the KZNSA Gallery on January 29 at 6pm. Tickets R60.

St Thomas Church, Musgrave: Aristide du Plessis (cello), Myfanwy Price (oboe) and Andrew Warburton (piano) will perform a programme of Beethoven, Bruch and Poulenc on January 30 at 11am. Tickets R100/R80 pensioners and students, must be prebooked from Patti on 079 564 5230.

KZNSA: Singers Zawadi Yamugu, Rowan Stuart and Neo Dube live in concert on February 4 at 6pm. Tickets R60 from Webtickets.

Margate Municipal Art Museum: Catch Nozibusiso Vezi live in concert on February 5 at 6pm. Tickets R50 from Webtickets.

Art

KZNSA Gallery: Opening of eBhish, a solo exhibition by Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose who will have a walkabout today at 10am. Nyawose using photographs and a video installation taken on the eThekwini beachfront between 2018 and 2020 contextualises the space looking at how the legacies of colonialism and apartheid echo in many forms of social practice in contemporary South Africa. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

The Green Gallery: (today) New collection featuring artists Shirley Brandon, Angelika Anastasis, Nicole Pletts, Andy Anderson and Penny Brown, including sculptures by Owen Llewellyn Davies and Sarah Richards. Flanders Mall, Mount Edgecombe. Call 031 502 2757.

The Gallery: In collaboration with the African Arts Centre, an array of visual arts introducing new artists, and with well known artists from KZN. Call 072 245 8691.

Outdoors

Amblers Hiking Club: (tomorrow) Away hike this weekend. At 2pm on January 30 hike the new Gorge trail at Highstakes. R40 hike fee includes tea and famous chocolate cake afterwards. Call David at 072 615 0559.

Cycle Club: Meet every Tuesday at the Mini Town car park on North Beach at 9am for a cycle on the promenade. Call Ian at 083 675 2125.

The Umgeni Steam Railway goes full steam ahead from Kloof to Inchanga at month end.

Events

Umgeni Steam Railway: Take a scenic trip from Kloof Railway Station for a 1-hour, 25km steam trip through the Valley of 1000 Hills to Inchanga. Free entry to Railway Museum in the Old Station Master’s House, and entrance into the Modeller’s Shed. The Inchanga Station Craft Market operates when the train runs. Leaves Kloof on January 29 and 30 at 8.30am and 12.30pm. Ticket adults R290/pensioners and children (2-12) R200/ family package (two adults and two children): R880 from www.umgenisteamrailway.com

Crocworld, Scottburgh: NPO 4 Paws and a Tale is hosting its Valentine’s Day event at the conservation centre’s Fish Eagle Café on February 12, for the first time in two years when Covid struck. This event brings in much-needed funds to feed and care for the area’s most vulnerable strays. Chef Morne van Zyl will cook a mouthwatering three-course meal hosted in the open-air deck with captivating sea views. Guests will enjoy some fun spot prizes as well as an exciting auction. From 6 for 6.30pm. Tickets R180 from The Tale End shop in Scott Street. Booking essential.

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