Pencil these events into your diary right now …
If you’re in need of a good dose of humour, don’t miss Showtime Promotions’ The Big Laugh Off featuring South African comedic legends Bash with Tash, Logie Naidoo, Annalakshmi, Muthu Murugan, Annie Botha, Spencer Govender and Sagie Murugan. It’s going to be a hilarious night out! The show is at 8pm on Saturday, December 1 at The Globe at Suncoast. Details: Tickets are R150 from TicketPro.
December 22 – 3
January Here’s to another madcap outrageous musical comedy collaboration between Macbob Productions and Durban City Orchestra! Following the remarkable success of last year’s season of Classical Comedy, Aaron Mcilroy and Lisa Bobbert return to the stage to boldly go where no right-minded comedians should ever venture – the sacred space of the orchestra. The show runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus until December 3 and tickets are R200 each for adults and R180 for pensioners and students. Details: Book through Computicket.
After a successful tour in the UK, Middle East, Europe and Australia, Kevin Fraser, one of South Africa’s most beloved comedians and online content creators, is back in South Africa to present his festive summer show Africa is a Feeling. The former Durbanite, who now lives in Australia and entertains the world with his daily observations and hilarious satires, will take to the stage with a theatrical safari of nostalgic impersonations, heart-warming tales of comedy and ground-breaking rhythms of energy and laughter! Don’t miss it at 8pm on Friday, December 8 at The Globe at Suncoast. Tickets start from R100. Details: kevinfraserofficial.com
To kick the holiday season off with a bang, some of SA’s funniest comedians will join forces for a night of Mischief & Magic. Sans Moonsamy, Chris Forrest, Koobeshan Naidoo, Trevor Gumbi and Rory Petzer will share the stage with magician Mo Magic in this incredible live show of non-stop entertainment, including comedy, dance, singing and of course, magic, that will leave you amazed and in stitches!! Grab your tickets from Ticketpros or your local Spar at the Payzone before they vanish, and don’t miss the show at 8pm on Saturday, December 9 at The Globe at Suncoast. Tickets are priced from R150 to R300. Details: www.ticketpros.co.za
This month’s Clansthal Craft Market is set to be full of merriment, as close to 50 crafters will be set up to show off their handcrafted and unique goods ahead of Christmas. Designed to support conscious living, you can shop till you drop from a massive variety of locally made art, crafts, clothing, jewellery, decor and homemade food stalls at this boutique market. If you get there early you can have a light breakfast and stay for lunch while taking a moment to relax to the sounds of music in the rolling garden that offers shade and beautiful sea views. It’s on Sunday, December 10 from 9am to 2pm at 111 Pig & Whistle Drive, Clansthal. All funds raised will be used to support the Clansthal Conservancy’s environmental projects. Details: Contact Liz on [email protected] or 083 556 8108.
If you’re shopping at La Lucia Mall over the hols and you’ve got little ones, don’t miss the opportunity to create fun and festive memories at their Photos with Santa sessions. It’s R100 for an A5 printed photo, and R5 from every photo will be donated to Wylie House, Child and Youth Care Centre. You’ll find the set up in the Centre Court on the Lower Level from 10am to 4pm daily. They’ve also got a Gift Wrapping station outside the Truworths Court. For a small donation, the friendly volunteers from Rainbows and Smiles – supporting children with cancer – will take care of your gift wrapping for you! They’ll be on site from 9am to 5pm daily.
Shop for a good cause
For those who know and love to show their support for Chic Mamas Do Care Durban, you’ve no doubt already been doing some retail therapy at their brand new space in Hillcrest. Those who are new to this remarkable organisation and the selfless group of women behind it, please do consider popping in to their shop at The Colony. You’ll find rails and rails of gorgeous clothing and accessories for sale – all brand new or excellent quality pre-loved items. You can buy outright or enjoy the Swap4Charity (fashion exchange) by bringing four to six items of pre-loved quality clothing and receive chic tokens in exchange to spend. All profits go towards community projects supported by Chic Mamas. Thanks to the publics ongoing support, many communities have been uplifted and countless children have been given a better start to life. Open Mondays to Fridays 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Details: Debbie Macpherson on [email protected]
If you’re already on vacay and up for the drive, you can beat the heat of summer by sipping on a G & T at the Wild Coast Sun Gin Festival. Guests, who must all be over 18, can expect a wide variety of locally-produced gin products, delicious food and live music performances to jive to. The headline act is SAMA award winner, Holly Rey, whose energetic performance is guaranteed to get festival goers on their feet, and she’ll be supported by the ever-popular Russel Zuma and DJ 101. The festival kicks off at the Wild Coast Sun Resort in Port Edward and gates open from 12pm to 10pm. Tickets are R220 each and include a complimentary gin cocktail on arrival. Details: www.howler.co.za
Showtime Australia is proudly bringing back the most sensational tribute ever staged. Queen It’s a Kinda Magic! is more than just a concert; it’s an experience that captures the essence of one of the greatest rock bands in history. Whether you’re a die-hard Queen fan or simply appreciate legendary music, this show promises to leave you in awe. The show runs from December 21 to 23 at 8pm at The Globe at Suncoast and tickets start from R175. Details: www.ticketpros.co.za
December 27-30 If you’re an ABBA fan, don’t miss the world’s premier live ABBA tribute that’s been taking the world by storm! Direct from Australia, Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA is an opportunity for fans of all ages to relive the timeless magic of ABBA. So, gather your friends, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sing, dance, and celebrate with internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous in this two-hour high-energy concert that features a live backing band, brilliant costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and more. The show runs from December 27 to 30 at 8pm at The Globe at Suncoast and tickets start from R175. Details: www.ticketpros.co.za