With Durban being a hot tourist spot, we’ve put together a list of events for your fun and laughter!


Durban events

Looking forward with the F-word – Pieter-Dirk Uys. PHOTO: Publicity Matters

1. Pieter-Dirk Uys Returns

The Echo of a Noise
Venue: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
Date: 25 July – 6 August
Tickets available from Computicket (www.computicket.co.za), 0861 915 8000 or Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters. For block bookings only – of entire performances to groups of 50 people, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: editor.goingplacessa@gmail.com, or 083 250 2690.

2. A Night Down in New Orleans at Egyptian Ella’s

Venue: The Prep Room, Glenwood Prep School
Date: 28 – 29 July
Venue: Rhumberlow Theatre: Tina’s Hotel, Kloof
Date: 5 – 6 August
Venue: Islander Room, Point Yacht Club
Date: 26 – 27 August
More info and bookings are through the individual venues or like the Jazz Minkey’s Facebook page.

3. Maeshni Naicker is Salon Sue!

Venue: iZulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino
Date: 28 to 30 July.
Time: Friday and Saturday 28 & 29 July at 8pm, and Sunday 30 July at 3pm.
Tickets are R120. Book now at Computicket, call 0861 915 800, or book online at www.computicket.com.

4. Stars of the Ballet Russia

Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev
Venue: Playhouse Opera
Date: Sat 19 August
Time: 2pm and 6pm
Stars of the Ballet Russia will be returning to South Africa in August 2017 with a programme paying tribute to arguably the greatest male dancer of the 20th Century, Rudolf Nureyev, which comes to Durban for two shows only.
Booking for the national tour is through Computicket, 0861 915 8000 or Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters.

5. Durban’s Newest Monthly Sun-downer Bespoke Market
Rivertown Night Market

Venue: Rivertown Precinct
Date: 28 July
Time: 5.30pm until 10pm
For further information on the market, please contact Darryl Hofmann on darryl.hofmann@icloud.com

6. Lighthouse Bible Church: 20 Years Celebration and Book Launch

Date: 05 August 2017
Venue: Lighthouse Bible Church (Behind Cashbuild, KwaMashu Station)
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Theme: “God is still with us”
Guest Speaker: Apostle Dlomo
Guest Artists: Babo Ngcobo, Thabani Ncube and Soul Healers
Contact Detail: 072 148 0593 (Bishop Mngomezulu)

7. Mini World Youth Day: Durban

A Gathering in Durban of young Catholics from Southern Africa
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre and Surrounds
Date: 6 – 10 Dec 2017
Booking for the conference is now open, and early booking is encouraged as delegate numbers are limited.
For more information, please contact Barbara Koorbanally on 031 303 1417 or the Conference Company on 031 303 9852 or email louise@confco.co.za.

8. Roel Twjjnstra and Emma Durden of Twist Projects present: Theatre Producing in South Africa
Skills and Inspirations

Venue: The Courtyard Theatre at DUT
Date: Friday 21 July
Time: 1pm
Books will be on sale at R 100 per copy.
Entry is free and all are welcome!

9. Find healing through the art of writing.

Write to Right
Venue: Westville
Date: 8 August – 3 October 2017
For more information, or to book contact laura@hss.co.za or bernicest@telkomsa.net, or call  031 209 8436.

10. Julia Cameron: The Artist’s Way

Date: 17 August – 9 November 2017, Running for 12 consecutive Thursdays 17:00 to 19:15
The course will be run from a venue in Ridge Rd / Peter Mokaba Rd, Berea Durban.
For more information, or to book contact bernicest@telkomsa.net or call 031 209 8436 or 0833438994. A confirmed booking will require R1000.00 deposit.
Participants are requested to buy their own copy of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron which can be purchased locally.

11. Phumlani Mtiti Trio

Date: Saturday July 29
Venue: The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Morningside
Entrance: 7pm
Entrance Fee: R40 including a free drink for students (T&C)
For bookings, call 031 303 8398 or email jazzyrainbow@mweb.co.za

12. Voices of our Vision: Album Launch Tour

Venue: The Chairman
Address: 146 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Durban
Date: Saturday 29 July
Time: 23:00
For more information call 078 387 1408 or email info@thechairmanlive.com

13. Submit your Music Tour Funding Application to Concerts SA

Enquiries and applications should be submitted by email to concertssa@samro.org.za, by fax to 086 500 7028 or by post to Concerts SA, c/o The SAMRO Foundation, 20 De Korte Street, 4th Floor SAMRO Place, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001.
For more information, visit http://concertssa.co.za, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ConcertsSA) or like Concerts SA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ConcertsSA).
Applications Deadline: Sunday 23 July 2017
By: Lisanne Lazarus

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