SUNDAY TIMES - Durban gig guide: fun things to do this weekend & next week
Sunday Times Entertainment By Siphiliselwe Makhanya, 2017-03-10 12:52:17.0

Durban gig guide: fun things to do this weekend & next week

Singing chef and comedian Annalakshmi talks funny at #Durbs Comedy Night Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, tomorrow at the Garden Court hotel.
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Here are some great events coming up in Durbs


Sol Sunday Sessions

Seb Goldswain, Dave Starke and Charelle Hurd share the stage.

When: Sunday, March 12, noon

Where: Northwood Crusaders Sports Club, 10 Ranleigh Crescent, opposite the Fairway Engen garage at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway, Durban North

Milton Academy Jazz Students

Visiting musicians from the United States' Milton Academy show off the talents that have had them open for artists such as James Taylor and Abdullah Ibrahim.

When: Wednesday, March 15, 6pm

Where: The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, Level 2 Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. R70 at the door.

Sunday Jazz Sundowners: Sheila Khumalo

Afropop queen Nomathamsanqa Khumalo shares stories of her 50 years in the music business as well as the gift that has kept her in it.

When: Sunday, March 12, 3pm to 6pm

Where: The BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place, Victoria Embankment. Free.


And That's When The Trouble Started

The Gee Jays take a comical musical look at relationship problems.

When: Until Sunday, March 12

Where: Rhumbelow Theatre, Umbilo. R150. Booking at


#Durbs Comedy Night

Dillan Oliphant, Arnotte Payne, Annalakshmi, Andrew Hughes, Mfundo Ndovela, Kamz Govender and Carvin Goldstone perform.

When: Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, 8pm

Where: Garden Court Hotel, Marine Parade. R150 at or reserve seats via 083-291-5702. Burgers on sale and a full bar available.


Afri Cine: Pop-Up Cinema Night

The first of many monthly cinema nights centring on contemporary films from the continent. Hajooj Kuka's Beats of the Antonov, a documentary about conflict in Sudan, opens the series.

When: Thursday, March 16, 5pm to 10pm

Where: The Exchange, Station Drive. R40.


Talk Sign Day

Highlight the value of communication which includes people who are deaf and hearing impaired in everyday life by buying and displaying a Talk Sign sticker.

When: Friday, March 10

Where: Stickers are available at Chateau Gateaux Pâtisseries or any of the other stores listed on Stickers are R10 each.


Greek Food and Dance Festival

Folk dancing, food, and fun for the children.

When: Saturday, March 11, 9am to 4pm

Where: Hellenic, 6 High Grove, Durban North. Free entry.

Sunday Market

Eco-friendly wares, so take along a tote to do your bit. Fuzzy Peach pop-up kitchen, juice and coffee bar, Durban postcards, books and music, cake, crafts and vintage clothing.

When: Sunday, March 12, 9am to 3pm

Where: ID: Green Camp Gallery Project, 246 Umbilo Road.


Time of the Writer 2017

The 20th return of the annual festival boasts Zakes Mda, Sibongile Fisher, Fred Khumalo and other writers from the continent.

When: Monday, March 13, to Friday, March 17

Where: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, UKZN Durban campus. R60 at


Classic Kathak dance melds with contemporary style and Afro sounds in a kinetic journey.

When: March 23 to 26

Where: The Drama Theatre, Playhouse. R85. Booking at