EVENTS & FESTIVALS : South Africa, March 2011
This extraordinary Swiss theatre troupe, are masters of make-believe and illusion. By using everyday objects and materials, such as cardboard boxes, rolls of toilet paper, refuse bags, etc., they create ingenious costumes and masks, and portray everyday situations. Mummenschanz`s quirky humour and imaginative visual shows are appealing to audiences of all ages and cultures. Baxter Theatre
1 to 13 March 2011
A Handful of Keys
Roelof Colyn and Jonathan Roxmouth at two grand pianos, give a dazzling display of pianistic virtuosity and hilarious impersonation. Music that ranges from the great classic masters Bach and Beethoven, through the kings of soul Ray Charles and Fat Waller and via the queens of showbiz and pop, Elton John, Freddy Mercury and Liberace.Theatre on the Bay.
2 February to 12 March 2011
Andre Rieu Arena Tour
Having topped the tour rankings with his sold out SA Tour last year, the Dutch violinist and conductor will bring another spectacular grand-scale production to our shores featuring his Johann Strauss Orchestra, choir and soloists, plus a number of surprise special guest performances. Held at Grand Arena at Grand West.
11 to 13 March 2011
Cape Argus Cycle Tour
The Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour is the largest timed cycling event in the world. Attracting in excess of 35 000 cyclists from around the globe each year. Based in Cape Town, the Cycle Tour represents 109 km of some of the most scenic spots in the world.
13 March 2011
The Cape Town Carnival
The primary objective of the festival is to bring together the diverse people of the City of Cape Town. An annual theme will be interpreted through a variety of dance styles, carnival songs, and festive floats. One of the main judging criteria will be based on the ability to portray the mash-ups of the different cultures and elements.
19 March 2011
Cirque de Soleil Saltimbanco
The critically-celebrated international entertainment group Cirque du Soleil will perform for the first time ever in South Africa with its vibrant signature production Saltimbanco. Features breathtaking acrobatics. Full of color, amusement and amazement, a fun show for the whole family. Grand Arena, Grand West
23 March to 3 April 2011
Poetry in Motion – Ballet
highlights the beauty of ballet, interwoven with music and the spoken word – a production that transports the viewer into the realm of fantasy in movement. The work features a series of dance vignettes to enhance and showcase the Poetry that is ballet! Artscape Opera House.
26 March to 6 April 2011-02-02
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
2 Day Jazz Festival, 40 international and national artists and 5 stages. Cape Town International Convention Centre
25 to 26 March 2011
Strictly Tap Dance Fever
Direct from its smash UK tour, the adrenaline-driven show takes the audience on a whistle stop roller-coaster ride of the greatest tap dance moments in show business history. Featuring fantastic musical classics mashed with modern day beat. The Mandela at Joburg Theatre
15 February to 6 March 2011
Leading exhibition of materials, equipment and supplies used for a wide variety of hobbies and crafts. From DIY-home décor to creative hobbies, from adventure and outdoor to fine art, fashion and scholastic. With theatres of activity where you can learn new decorating tricks; demonstrations of exciting new techniques. The Coca Cola Dome, Randburg.
3 to 6 March 2011
Tina Turner – Simply the Best
Rebecca O`Connor first came to international attention as the winner of the prestigious European impersonation competition Stars in their Eyes in 2002. The Tina Turner Tribute Show, SIMPLY THE BEST, toured all of Europe to much success. The Mandela at Joburg Theatre
10 to 20 March 2011
Dreamgirls – The Musical
Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is an international award winning smash hit Broadway musical featuring a multi-talented all-South African cast that brings to life the brilliant energy, history and magic that grew out of the music of the 1960`s and 70`s. Teatro at Montecasino
11March to 17 April 2011
EVITA The Musical
The rise and fall of Argentina`s first lady, Eva Peron, is played out in this hit musical. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and featuring the hit song “Don`t Cry for Me Argentina”. Pieter Toerien Main Theatre
25 February to 27 March 2011
Streets of Gold – The Musical
An original South African musical, tells a rousing story of the fight for freedom and love in a world choked by corruption and greed. Award winning playwright Alan Swerdlow delivers a provocative and delightful script, fusing elements of film noir, animation, high fashion and gold jewellery design. The Lyric at Gold Reef City Casino
25 March to 3 April 2011
Gardenex Green Living Fair
The biggest gardening and floriculture exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. The show now incorporating pets, patio decor, pools and outdoor leisure activities.
26 to 28 March 2011
High Notes and Highlights
Rory Rootenberg, much loved by Durban audiences, returns for two weekends of charm, wit and beautiful music. Celebrating his friendship with his long time Durban pianist Anne Duthie, Rory will thrill with renditions from some of the great musicals, and also some past highlights. Rhumbelow Theatre
11 to 20 March 2011
Trends and Tastes 2011
This year Decorex SA in collaboration with the KSA Kitchen and Bathroom Fair are proud to announce the launch of an all new décor and lifestyle exhibition, Trends and Tastes 2011. Durban Exhibition Centre.
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