Concert

Red Hot Chili Peppers set to Rock SA in 2013

South African Tour 2013 Red Hot Chilli Peppers

SA has already been treated to some of the biggest visiting international music acts this year. In fact, it is bracing itself for even more superstars in the coming months. 2013 looks to be no different, as one of the biggest groups ever is set to rock Joburg and Cape Town early in the new year. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming. Premier concert organisers Big Concerts has confirmed that the 29-year-old, multi-award-winning rock super group will be performing at the famous soccer complex on February 2nd 2013. The legendary quartet will be in South Africa for two shows - the second is in Cape Town at The Cape Town Stadium on 5 February, giving local fans the chance to experience their distinctive songwriting, heavy bass grooves                  

Theatre

Imperial Russian Ballet bedazzles Baxter

The Baxter Theatre presents The Imperial Russian Ballet

The Baxter Theatre is renowned for presenting some of our country’s finest theatre, opera and dance. In their own words, they try to “reflect the cultures of all the people of South Africa on our stages and in our foyers and galleries”, which they certainly do! This vibrant and interactive hub is proud to present the return of the Imperial Russian Ballet to the fairest Cape. The Imperial Russian Ballet, founded in 1994 by the legendary ballerina Maija Plisetzkaya, is a company made up of international ballet stars and trained and directed by famed teachers. They have toured every continent and are well known for their innovative style of dancing. Last year, the Imperial Russian Ballet thrilled Capetonian                  

Concert

Across all the ocean for the sake of Locomotion…

OMD Coming to Cape Town

The 80’s did expose some of the worst fashion statements, the mullet was left to be desired and Top of the Pops music scene… well that was an interesting one... Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys had hits on Top of the Pops and are at it again! There is something about the tunes of OMD, that if you close your eyes you are whisked into an under-the-sea pop concert scene with what sounds like an underwater orchestra bellowing with Ariel and Sabastian jamming to the jingle. Well you can find yourself back in that heyday on the 2nd of August at Grandwest Casino, Grand Arena Cape Town for one night only as OMD belt out familiar favourites like Locomotion, Tessla Girls, Dreaming, If you Leave and Secret. The group have a                  

Theatre

Pieter-Dirk Uys – Adapt or Fly

Pieter-Dirk Uys

Pieter-Dirk Uys hits the stage with yet another one-man satirical masterpiece Adapt or Fly at the Baxter Theatre this June. Over the years we have had the privilege of his multiple stage performances and personalities reminding us that it is important to laugh at ourselves however serious the situation may seem. His new show is personal political comedy-trek along a familiar long tiptoe to freedom, through the minefields of racism and sexism that have always made up the tarmac of our political freeway. Laughter at fear has always been Uys’s trademark, from the darkness of his first one-man show in 1982 Adapt or Dye, to the dazzling kaleidoscope of rainbow colours in his new 2012 show Adapt or Fly. In a time of depression,                  

Art Scene

Cracks And The City II – Baxter Golden Arrow Studio – August 1 to 13

Cracks-and-the-city-Banner

    The Baxter Theatre celebrates women’s month in August with the return of the hilarious Cracks And the City II performed by the all-female quartet featuring comedians Shimmy Isaacs, Anne Hirsch, Anthea Thompson and Marianne Thamm. The Cracks return with a two-week run, from August 1 to 13 in the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, of their new full-length show, Cracks And The City II, with fresh material and sketches that are sure to get you laughing as well as thinking. The show is directed by comic whizz, Alan Committie. Tickets are R100 or R85 for block bookings of more than 10. The original Cracks And The City began life at the Flipside at the Baxter in the middle of the 2010 Fifa                  

Festivals

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival at Rickety Bridge

Wine Tasting in Franschhoek - Image courtesy of Rickety Bridge

Are you looking for the perfect way to spend the first weekend of Spring? 17 on Loader guesthouse in Cape Town has the answer at Rickey Bridge! The weekend of the 4 – 5 September 2010 sees the arrival of Spring and to celebrate, Franschhoek throws a town wide party for all to enjoy - the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. Join the fun at the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival at Rickety Bridge - wine tasting of new releases and old favourites, great wine specials all weekend,mouth-watering tapas platters, boules in the vines, farm rides on a vintage DODGE truck for kids and enjoy a performance by singer-song writer Danelle de Vries on Saturday from 16:00 - 20:00. Danelle's sultry sounds range between jazz, soulful pop and                  

Music

Fatboy Slim in Cape Town

Fatboy Slim

"Push the Tempo! Push the Tempo! Push the Tempo..." The master of mix and remix has hit the Western Cape walkways, and the 2010 Cool Britannia concert series brings him to the CTICC stage this Friday 18th June. The official disc jockey for Englad, and the man that brough wonderworks the likes of   The Rockafeller Skank, Right Here, Right Now, Praise You and Ya Mamma, Fatboy Slim! With tomorrow's matches lined up: Slovenia vs USA England vs Algeria Germany vs Serbia The Fatboy Slim-ness will wing wicked after the England/Algeria game. As the headline act he's accompanied by SA's own Dino Moran (a favourite of our favourite Frenchman, DJ Rene, I may add) and NickE Louder. Tickets                  

Music

Deep Purple in Cape Town

For those of you who tingle, when someone hums Smoke On The Water, Christmas comes early this year. The Guinness' Book of World Records' loudest band, English hard-rockers, Deep Purple, are coming to Cape Town.  For those lesser-informed in the ways of these heavy metal pioneers, Deep Purple are listed 22nd on VH1's list of Greatest Hard Rock artists, and it's time to get an education. On June 1st, Deep Purple will be headlining the Masters of Rock concert at the GrandWest Arena. Other acts include Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash, and tickets can be bought through Computicket, in the reasonable range of R297 - R476p/p. Time to get old school rock 'n roll! And for those venturing out like the good