Lifestyle

Christmas holiday fun in the Mother City

Cape Town School Holidays

School is out! Moms, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas reading this will know that the first day or two of school holidays are pure bliss, having your little ones around and keeping them entertained is a breeze, and then… BOOM the inevitable... “I'm bored – what can I do?” Stop fretting folks! We have compiled a list of things for you and your young-un’s to do these Christmas holidays for a fun-filled and stress-free Festive Season for all. The Little Mermaid at the Baxter The Little Mermaid is playing at the Baxter Theatre from the 4th to the 29th of December 2012 with two shows daily one at 10AM and 12PM Get tickets now from Computicket on 0861 915 8000  Artjamming Holiday Program “Summer in the Centre” For                  

Music

Hugh Masekela – Songs of Migration

Songs of Migration Hugh Masekela

Legendary flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice, Hugh Masekela, is at it again! Having recently returned to South Africa from touring Europe with Paul Simon on the Graceland 25th Anniversary Tour now it’s time for Africa to get a little taste of his musical magic with “Songs of Migration” at the Artscape Theatre from the 7th to the 11 of November 2012. The musical tribute “Songs of Migration,” is the masterpiece brainchild of Masekela with the assistance of South African director James Ngcobo. This cleverly designed show is filled with raw emotion, joyful exuberance and passionate storytelling. “Songs of Migration,” was inspired by the great trek from the village to the city, from                  

Theatre

ImproGuise TheatreSports

Improguise Cape Town

Improvisation must be the most difficult form of drama, having the talent to perform without any preparation and still make everyone laugh - you need to be damn talented! ImproGuise - Cape Town’s oldest improv team has been delighting audiences by playing TheatreSports for 20 years. ImproGuise, is the comedy show where everything is made up on the spot and the audience provides the suggestions as to what they would like to see. It is absurd improvised brilliance like "Whose line is it anyway?" The TheatreSports and improv shows are made up as they go, always different, based on suggestions from the audience, and always bring the magic of live theatre right onto the stage. You could see a period drama set in a nuclear power                  

Festivals

Darling it’s the VoorkamerFest…

Darling Voorkamer Fest Cape Town 2012

The West Coast is buzzing with activity as the Spring flowers blossom and little towns come alive with intimate festivals – Oh Darling don't miss this one... Homes in Darling are the set for the 9th VoorkamerFest (Front-Room Festival) offering a unique, multi-cultural experience in an exciting and unconventional format… Voorkamer kicks off on 31 Aug, through to the 2 September 2012, this is the time of year when the darling’s of Darling open up their homes to host professional performances by local and international artists. You name it, Music, drama, mime, comedy and cabaret are performed in the lounges or “voorkamers” of Darling homes, with their owners hosting you for the duration of the show. Similar to the amazing race just                  

Art Scene

Your Body Talks and Talks and Talks

Body language

Body Language by Gaetan Schmid Acclaimed performer Gaëtan Schmid world premières his new show, Body Language at the Kalk Bay Theatre Café. After touring nationally and internationally for the last three years with the award-winning RUMPSTEAK, Gaëtan moves from the food that delights us to the human gestures that unite us. In his very own hilarious and informative way, he will entertain audiences with a fascinating subject: the secret language of the human body. Your body talks and talks and talks …and it won’t ever shut up! Anthropologically, sociologically, biologically, psychologically, neurologically but not too seriously, Gaëtan will analyse the provenance and the hidden                  

Music

La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre at On Broadway, 18-29 January

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South Africa's most established Spanish dance company, La Rosa, will be extending their 20th anniversary celebrations with a season at On Broadway.  Swirling skirts, castanets and a passionate display of Flamenco dancing, rhythms and sounds are what audiences have come to expect from La Rosa and Celebracion Flamenca is no exception. Carolyn Holden has restaged established repertoire in a new creative context, resulting in a visual feast of Contemporary Flamenco.  The production features choreography by Holden and by the Madrid-based choreographers Joaquin Ruiz, La Truco, Domingo Ortega and the late Javier Cruz. Celebracion Flamenca features the cream of La Rosa's dancers accompanied by a musical ensemble                  

Music

SATISFACTION performing at On Broadway until January 15th

SATISFACTION-performing-at-On-Broadway

On Broadway is presenting the hottest new singing sensation this year - SATISFACTION - a boy band directed by Chad Saaiman which features smash boy band hits from the 1950s to 2000s. The music will take you back in time, and include songs by The Beatles, The Temptations, Take That, The Jackson 5, Westlife and more favourites. Boybands are back and this boyband will have you rocking. SATISFACTION are going to give you the party of a lifetime and set you in the mood for a foot stomping summer holiday. Be sure to book early. The restaurant downstairs also has a new menu. SATISFACTION is performing at On Broadway from 8 December 2010. Show starts at 20:30. Tickets R95. On Broadway, 44 Long Street, Cape Town Tel 021 424                  

Lifestyle

Monday Mania

For students, the pungent scent of term-time is in the air, and Monday blues are as common as the notorious mothercity's Winter flu. For those despairing Mondays marking a return to daily grind, 17 on Loader in the spirit of our "year-round hospitality" suggest you cheer up and step out. In the city that never sleeps, even Mondays get manic, and we're more than merry to tell you how... Our loyal, grungy, alternative pool-bar lover in The Shack, of course. The drinks are cheap, the crowd is comfy/careless and all that aside, its ALWAY open 'til 4am. Mondays. Sundays. Mother's Days. ALWAYS. Just next door to Shack - attack is Mercury. Mercury Mondays are infamous, and after all this time, high-schoolers and university-doers are                  

Festivals

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

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"The time has come!" the Walrus said...   The National Arts Festival is, once again, almost upon us.  20th of June until the 4th of July - set the dates aside. Time to rethink youth-reclaiming road-trips, places to stop by on the garden route, and the essential first-aid kit: K.Y./masquerade masques/bandages/backseat readings and booze. "To talk of many things!" Grahamstown is where things inevitably get messy. With an economy founded entirely on the student-town's love of liquoring it up, things get fairly festive during festival time. But when physical theater is sidewalk decor, The National Arts Festival experience is as culturally enriching as it as sleep-draining and                  

Music

Die Antwoord

Yolandi Vi$$er and Ninja

With no pretenses about the conviction of their message, self-named group, Die Antwoord, is an Afrikaans translation of "the answer". As of February, this fresh South African act has been "taking over the interweb". Their Enter The Ninjamusic video went web and kicked up more bandwith fuss than anything our sweet sovereign SA has seen before - making Die Antwoord a viral phenomenon so seductive that it temporarily disabled South African host Hetzner, before being taken on by the big boys at Google. With fan followings based ontwitter, myspace or facebook, and Youtube as their broadcast medium, Die Antwoord has harnessed all the heat of online campaigning to become one of South Africa's most distinct popular culture