SATURDAY SOCIAL CLUB

 



After a successful debut launch, The Saturday Social Club is getting ready for its second installation featuring Fokofpolisiekar (or Polisiekar for the less-controversial), Sweet Resistance4AM and Six String Stories on June 9 at the Red Roman Shed, Emperors Palace.

The Saturday Social Club is a brand new series of music concerts taking place throughout the year at the Red Roman Shed.  Presented by Rush Productions, the events will host an incredible mix of some of South Africa’s best musical talents, both established and up-and-coming. The14 April launch event saw Six String Stories and Dirty Moonshine sharing the stage with headliners, Prime Circle. 

Hailing from Cape Town, Fokopolisiekar was formed in 2003 when a group of friends decided to start an Afrikaans rock band.  Fifteen years later and the group have managed to keep their sound fresh and very different from previous Afrikaans rock pioneers, with explosive live performances, raw onstage energy and controversial music.  Their ever-growing popularity bears testimony to their artistic substance and social impact far more than just their risqué name.  The group is made up of Francois van Coke (lead vocals), Hunter Kennedy (guitar & backing vocals), Johnny de Ridder (lead guitar), Wynand Myburgh (bass) and Jaco Snakehead Venter (drums).

Blending epic alternative/rock with compelling hints of electro-pop to craft melodic, arena-worthy anthems, The Sweet Resistance are rock ‘n roll romantics.  They’ve got all the right boxes checked.  Towering guitar hooks, driving percussion, shimmering synths and tender song writing, but they also come armed with the powerful voice of female lead singer, Tash.  Since their inception, they’ve built a decent list of accolades from #1 hits on radio stations across the country and being included in the stellar SA band line-up that supported the long-awaited PIXIES tour of SA, not to mention, opening for world-renowned band, LIVE!

Hosted by renowned guitarist and rock music aficionado, Nic Rush, ‘Six String Stories’ tells the history of electric guitar-based music.  It kicks off in the early days of bluesman, Robert Johnson, hurtling through the 60’s rock sounds of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Santana; stadium 80’s radio rock by Dire Straits, Prince and Van Halen and into more modern anthems of Nirvana and Guns ‘n Roses.  Nic Rush has previously served as lead guitarist for the likes of SA stalwarts Prime Circle and Watershed and still performs on occasion with drummer, Brent Harris.  In 2013, Nic was offered a position at The Barnyard Theatre Company as a Musical Director and lead guitarist and vocalist, a position he currently still maintains. 

4am comprises of seasoned musicians Marc Wainstein, Aidan Starr, Pete Kelemen and Phoenix all of whom have established themselves in various bands in SA throughout the years.  
4am’s musical direction is a combination of heartfelt, passionate rock tracks with hints of electro-sampling, designed to push the boundaries and elevate emotions through music.  Singles such as Sirens, Steering ships, Resonation and Dark December have enjoyed airplay on radio stations around the country. 


These shows promise to be an amazing music experience in a social, friendly space,” says Nic Rush, Rush Productions MD and event organiser and lead of Six String Stories.  “There’s nothing quite like a great rock show and we’re excited to grow this brand and showcase some of the best SA music heavyweights with some of the top up-and-comings.  There is no doubt that this series will have something very special and unique to offer fans.”

Tickets cost R250 per person/per show and are available through Computicket or by contacting the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213 or visitwww.emperorspalace.com.  Doors open at 17h00. The South Africa VS England rugby match will be screened from 17h05 and the show starts at 19h00. Food and beverage stalls, including craft beers, will be available at the venue.
The third show line-up taking place on 4 August has been altered slightly with The Narrow continuing as headliners, but Wonderboom replace CrashCarBurn.  Newtown Knife Gang and S.D.O will also be performing on the night.

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Join The Party On 7 July For a Big Celebration With GoldFish At The Pretoria Botanical Gardens!





The team at Oasis Experience has selected the most beautiful setting as they host GoldFish Live in the Pretoria National Botanical Garden on Saturday July 7th. Tickets are on sale now for ‘Oasis in association with 947 Presents GoldFish In The Gardens’ - http://oasisexperience.nutickets.co.za/7July  

To compliment the natural beauty of the Pretoria National Botanical Garden, the Oasis Experience has been created to offer an exclusive outdoor festival experience unlike any other. Accompanying the breath-taking backdrop of the National Botanical Gardens, will be the magical sounds of symphony & excitement taking you on a journey into the Oasis as GoldFish take to the stage for an explosive live show for the whole family.


GoldFish’s Dominic Peters is excited to return to Pretoria for the show. "Pretoria, it’s been a while! We’re so psyched to be back in South Africa and to be playing at the beautiful Pretoria Botanical Gardens. We’ll be playing music off all our albums plus the hits from our new album ‘Late Night People’. It’s going to be an epic Day. See you all on July 7!"

The event is open to all ages, setting a family friendly environment. The Live entertainment will see Shekhinah, Crazy White Boy, Apple Gule, Mac G (947), Vin D (947), Easy Freak, and many more in support of GoldFish.


“We are so excited to showcase GoldFish alongside some of South Africa’s greatest talents and future stars.  Pretoria is a beautiful city and the perfect setting for a Family based fun day out.  There will be a variety of gourmet food stalls, a Kids Area, FIFA World Cup Screening, Beer Gardens and of course only the best in musical entertainment,” said Event Organiser, Andreas Morphis.

Tickets sales have launched and are selling fast, so get yours now before they sell out!

Oasis in association with 947 Presents GoldFish Live In The Gardens
Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
               
> > Artist Line-Up < <

GoldFish (Live)
Shekhinah
Crazy White Boy (CT)
Apple Gule
Cinimin
Mac G (947)
Vin D (947)
Easy Freak
And many more
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> > Ticket Prices < <

Phase: 1 - R125 (Limited to 500 Tickets) - SOLD OUT
Phase: 2 - R150
Phase: 3 - R175
Phase: 4 - R200

Kids Aged (11 - 17 years old) - R65
Kids under (11 years old) - Free

*All prices are excluding booking fees

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> > Table Bookings - R3000 < <

Includes: VIP Entry for 4 X GUESTS, Express VIP Queuing, 1 x Standard Bottle & Mixers, Private Table Area.

NB: All Ticket Prices Exclude Booking Fees.

> > Door Tickets < <

A limited number of Tickets may be made available at the door. Pre-sale Dependant.

> > Physical Tickets (Cash) < <

Physical tickets are available for R120.00 (No Booking Fee) at Aroma Gourmet Coffee Roastery & Aroma Gelato and Waffle lounge

> > Promoter Tickets (Cash) < <

Price: R120.00 (No Booking Fee)

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No Illegal Substances,
No glass or bottles,
No Food or Beverages,
No Weapons.

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This Event is catered for ALL AGES, ID on request.

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Right of Admission Reserved

The Organisers of the Event accept no Responsibility for Loss/Damage to Property, Personal Injury, Loss or Death. Entry is entirely at your own risk.

This applies even to negligence of any kind by the promoters, venue and contractors. Due care has been taken to make this event safe & secure. All rights reserved.

OASIS Experience - Facebook Page:          https://www.facebook.com/TheOasisExperienceSA/

WITNESS THE BATTLE FOR POWER AT SOUTH AFRICA’S NEXT SFL KICKBOXING EVENT



Be a part of history this weekend with the arrival of the 3rd Supreme Fight League (SFL) event to be held on the 26th May at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia, Johannesburg. Fans will witness fireworks across a total of 13 explosive fights, with a fight-card weighted with remarkably talented fighters and includes the much anticipated Super-Am K-1 Title Fight headlining the under card.

One by one, fight after fight, knockout after knockout, fighters will hit the ring. Without doubt, expertise, determination, and sheer Kickboxing muscle power will dominate this SFL event with riveting performances from beginning to end. The event will climax with the Main Fight between Adrian "Sparks" Van Wyk and Ceeh "The Destroyer" Khuboni.

Both fighters, Adrian "Sparks" Van Wyk and Ceeh "The Destroyer" Khuboni, are notorious fighters, with multiple titles in their respective kickboxing careers,  including international highlights. Ceeh "The Destroyer" Khuboni, who hails from Durban, is renowned for his Muay Thai style and unpredictable energy. A hard hitting African warrior, Khuboni boasts 34 wins and is a SA Muay Thai Champion. Cape Town's Adrian "Sparks" Van Wyk is acknowledged for his tenacious and dynamic Kickboxing style which has been heavily influenced by his boxing ability.

While Kickboxing is still growing professionally in South Africa, events such as the SFL raises the bar and both attracts and builds promotional opportunities, thus attracting international attention. Further, consistently well performing SFL fighters stand a chance to be selected to compete at GLORY, the biggest, globally recognized Kickboxing event.

Spokesperson for the SFL, Maka Maguga, announced that I am looking forward to giving our Kickboxers a platform to level-up on the world stage. Its time to move the development of a league that showcases raw talent, allows sponsors to shine, and gives the public a great show, forward.
SFL will host some of the most exhilarating Kickboxing fights ever seen in South Africa, providing all combat sports fights fans with the experience of a lifetime.

So, you dont want to miss this all action, great strikes and knock-out fights. Who will be crowned the new Super-Am Champion? Who will go home with the belt? Theres only one way to find out. Get tickets and get to the Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia for the 3rd Supreme Fight League event and witness Kickboxing at its greatest.

The 3rd SFL takes place on the 26th May 2018. Tickets R200 per person.  Doors open at 17h00, the fireworks start at 18h00.

Contact morne.lotter@sflafrica.co.za or marius.lotter@sflafrica.co.za for more information on Kickboxing in South Africa.

WOZA ALBERT! returns to Joburg Theatre 1 – 17 June 2018



Back by popular demand, Joburg Theatre is proud to present Woza Albert! by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon, on The Fringe Theatre stage from Friday 1 June – Sunday 17 June.

Woza Albert! remains one of the most vibrant examples of satirical anti-apartheid South African Theatre. It demonstrates innovation and creativity during a seminal period of theatre in this country.

Woza Albert! is still a relevant story today; a school set-work in the South African GDE school curriculum. The theatre piece is a great tool for audience development while assisting schools with their school curriculum. The play portrays so much truth and clarifies a simple approach to the human condition, therefore makes it relevant to South Africa.

Segomotso Modise and Hamilton Dlamini play the roles of various black South Africans - a vendor, barber, domestic worker, manual labourer and soldier - receiving the news that Christ (Morena) has arrived in South Africa, where a Calvinist white elite imposes apartheid.

2018 SAFTA award winner for Best Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela, Hamilton Dlamini, had a starring role as bumbling private investigator TT in the Mzansi Magic comedy series Boomba and TT, in 2012.  In 2015 he had a starring role as Mnqobi Simelane, a self-made man in his 40s who is in a polygamous marriage with two wives and a possible third, in the e.tv drama series Umlilo.

Segomotso Modise started his theatre career in 2005 starring in a production titled ‘Question Mark’ which earned him the award best actor in the leading role in the stop crime drama festival.  In 2014 he made his musical debut when he starred in MARIKANA – THE MUSICAL by Aubrey Sekhabi which walked away with 6 Naledi awards, and after a sensational performance in the musical he was called to star in the recent musical TAKING BACK THE FUTURE by Tshepo Ratona and Presley Chweneyagae.

His television work includes an awareness ad for children and women abuse and a Guest appearance in a popular local sitcom Ga Re Dumele… and his International tours include Germany, Amsterdam, Austria, Poland and the UK, with various acclaimed award winning plays like ‘Interracial’ & ‘Rocksburg’ just to name a few.

The two theatre veterans make it easy for an audience to relate in the new South Africa, where people are desperate for a better life despite their political freedom. The parts played by Bheki and Hamilton show off their skills in acting, mime, singing and dance. They also create images using a few words and actions.
 

The play is a political satire that imagines the second coming of Christ in apartheid-era South Africa. It looks at a wide range of characters in South Africa at the beginning of the 1980s and attacks the pass laws that prevented Black people from moving freely at the time. The production uses the metaphor of Morena (Jesus) to show what would happen if he came back to South Africa during apartheid. Would he like what he saw? And if he saw the atrocities of the time then why would he not do anything about them?

Woza Albert! runs at The Fringe Theatre @ Joburg Theatre from 1 – 17 June 2018.


Performance times:
There are morning performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11h00.

Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00
Sundays at 15h00

Tickets are from R70.00 and are available by visiting www.joburgtheatre.com , through Webtickets or by calling 0861 670 670.  Special pension discounts are available.

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Arbour Café brings you Bubbles of the World



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Our team at Arbour Café and Courtyard have always had a soft spot for the finer things in life – delicate cheeses, traditionally made galettes, duck confit, rich and flavorsome soups, and - one of our greatests - our fine selection of bubbly to compliment absolutely any meal.

On 24 May we are treating you to a night out to enjoy some of the tastiest bubbles from around Europe. The evening will be led by Derek Kilpin, co-owner and GM of Great Domaines, a fine wine importer based in Rosebank. Derek has gained invaluable experience from travelling to Spain, France and Italy to visit and taste at the various estates they exclusively represent- all of whom form part of their impressive portfolio. Before finishing his 4 year stint in the wine trade in London he completed the advanced level examination from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. His knowledge and passion for bubbly is remarkable and will ensure an unforgettable experience.

Bubbles will be paired with a four course dinner from our menu, outlined below:

Aperitif:

Nua Prosecco

Dinner:

Louis Bouillot Brut, FRANCE

San Leo Prosecco, ITALY

Cava, Bodega Muga, SPAIN

Dessert:


Tickets are R499 per person. Reservations are essential.

For bookings call: 011 788-4111 or visit http://arbourcafe.co.za/reservations/

Karou Charou Brings the Spice to Silverstar Centre


Silverstar is the home of comedy madness once again - South African comedy icon Karou Charou will be delivering a side-splitting evening of spicy humour at Silverstar’s leg of his Hot and Spicy tour. Silverstar Centre will come alive with laughter on Friday, 18 May 2018, when Karou’s performance will double as a live recording for his second official DVD. With a unique blend of music, comedy and dance, the show is set to be reminiscent of a Bollywood movie. Karou recently solidified his status as an international artist when he became the first South African comic to perform in three Australian cities – Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. Don’t miss this hilarious local comedian, who is paving his own road into the South African Comedic Hall of Fame with relatable comedic tales and hilarious unscripted banter with the audience!

Tickets are available at Silverstar Box Office or at www.silverstar.co.za for R120 per person. Rewards cardholder discounts apply, meaning that Gold cardholders pay only R108, Platinum cardholders pay only R102, and Black cardholders pay only R96. Doors open at 19h00 and the show starts at 20h00Visit https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino/whats-on-silverstar/events/karou-charou-live for more information.

Warm up this winter with Silverstar’s hot dining specials


Silverstar is the West Rand’s premier entertainment destination, and with that title comes the responsibility of keeping every valued guest well-fed and ready to take on all the options available throughout the massive property. This winter, why not indulge in some deliciously warm comfort food at the variety of outlets lining The Square at Silverstar?

Publicity Bar & Grill (https://www.tsogosun.com/publicity-bar-grill) has become known as a local watering hole on the West Rand. Their selection of hearty soups (R35) make for the perfect pick-me-up after a long day at work, and the addition to the menu of pulled pork sliders (R99, served with a local beer and rustic fries) are the perfect follow-up to a soupy starter.

Combining stunning views of Silverstar’s impressive fountains with food that stimulates the imagination, not only is Vigour & Verve (https://www.tsogosun.com/vigour-verve-silverstar) a pleasant meeting/work location, but it also doubles as a dreamy date-night spot. The Express Breakfast (R34.90) will get you going in the morning, while the mutton curry (R130) includes a glass of wine and has become a fan favourite of guests who frequent the afro urban coffee shop.

For many families, going out for dinner (especially in winter) can be both a demanding and expensive experience: Multiple orders, restless little ones, and a long wait between deciding what to eat and being served… The solution? Billy G (https://www.tsogosun.com/billy-g-silverstar) at Silverstar. This family-friendly, upmarket buffet restaurant has a wide selection of options, ready to be plated the minute you arrive. If that wasn’t enough to have you singing the outlet’s praises, the fact that children 3 years and younger eat for free (adults R185 per person) may just do the trick. Buckets (https://www.tsogosun.com/billy-g-silverstar/offers/billy-g-bucket-special) of your favourite ciders (R160), local beers (R140), and a diverse choice of juice jugs (R55) aim to quench your thirst after some all-you-can-eat indulgence.

When you’re craving some good ol’ Italian fare, dripping with cheese and exploding with flavour, Col’Cacchio Silverstar’s (https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino/restaurants-bars/restaurants/colcacchio) inspired menu is where you’ll find satisfaction. At the restaurant where #EverySliceTellsAStory, the range of pizzas and pastas available will have you struggling to decide what to try next. Col’Caccio Silverstar is currently running a brand new special which means Tuesdays are could be your new favourite day of the week, the “I Love Twosday” 
(https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino/offers/colcacchio-winter-special) special means you can purchase any pizza or pasta and get a second pizza or pasta absolutely free.

We have put together some mouth-watering footage of all the Silverstar dining outlets you can tempt your tastebuds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odl_dA0oGcI

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