Arts and Culture

Don't Miss This: August 15 - 17

Staff Reporter

The M&G's weekly round-up of the country's hot-ticket events.

Catch Chester Missing at Mass Hysteria as the minister of non-human settlements.

Cape Town

  • The Hussle promises to treat party-goers to a unique multi-sensory experience. Hosted at a secret, ultra-luxurious inner-city location, The Hussle will offer four different 1970s-themed groove rooms and entertainment. The full experience includes two dance floors, a line-up of funk DJs, a live jazz band, performances as well as live installations. 

When August 16 

Info Tickets are limited to 500 guests and start at R300 a person, VIP R500 visit thehussle.co.za

Circles of Support is a fundraising performance featuring Anne Hirsch, Nik Rabinowitz, Coda, iKapa Dance Theatre, Aviva Pelham and many more in support of the Hanover Park Service Project, an initiative of the Perinatal Mental Health Project. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to support the University of Cape Town’s Perinatal Mental Health Project. 

When August 16 at 7.30pm 

Where Baxter Concert Hall 

Info Tickets are available from Computicket for R150


Johannesburg 

Carlo Mombelli is performing his latest album, Stories, live at The Orbit, along with Kyle Shepherd on piano, Mbuso Khoza on vocals and Kesivan Naidoo on drums. 

When August 16 and 17 

Where The Orbit, Braamfontein 


Info Call 011 339 6645 or email [email protected] for bookings. 

  • Set in the volatile era towards the end of the war 
in Liberia, Warona Seane directs Danai Gurira’s play Eclipsed, based on the experiences of the women of the war and how they survived this period in the history of Liberia. 

When August 15 to 31 

Where Soweto Theatre 

Info Tickets cost R80 (general), R50 (block bookings), R30 (scholars) visit  sowetotheatre.com


Port Elizabeth

  • Mass Hysteria, the stand-up comedy tour, takes politics to the people. Now in its third year, the show features some of South Africa’s funniest “ministers” as they assume office — all with the aim of “making South Africa greater through better leadership, the best comedy and most delicious chicken”. The new Cabinet includes: John Vlismas  — public attacker; Tumi Morake — minister of hormones, carbohydrates and calmettes; Nik Rabinowitz — minister of mental health, Sunday lunch and personal hygiene; Alan Committie — minister of headucation and literasy; Chester Missing — minister of non-human settlements; Joey Rasdien — minister of haircare, skincare and apnoea; Ndumiso Lindi — minister of culture; and Mpho Popps — minister of single fathers and roads.

When August 16 

Where Port Elizabeth’s Boardwalk International Convention Centre (ICC) 

Info Tickets available at Computicket


Polokwane 

  • Now in its second year, the DStv iRock Music Festival is headed to Limpopo. Aspiring music performers will be given an opportunity to perform alongside the likes of Micasa, DJ Fresh, Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest and DJ Clock in the “DStv iRock Battle for the Stage” talent search. The winner will be included in the line-up of performers on Saturday and will also receive a cash prize of R5 000. 

When August 16 Gates open at 12pm 

Where Polokwane Rugby Stadium 

Info Tickets are available at Computicket at R150 for general entry and R400 for VIP

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