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Muizen­berg Jazz Fes­ti­val

THE first ever Muizen­berg Jazz Fes­ti­val is tak­ing place this week­end at the Masque Theatre in Muizen­berg, Cape Town. This year’s line-up fea­tures 10 per­for­mances in­clud­ing award-win­ner Bokani Dyer and McCoy Mru­bata, per­form­ing an hour-long set, as well as a pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion in the theatre’s foyer. The fes­ti­val of­fers di­verse jazz gen­res such as clas­sic, con­tem­po­rary, Afro and world jazz as well as a big band. Tick­ets R80, 6.30pm, Main Road, Muizen­berg

Ab­dul­lah Ibrahim in Con­cert SOUTH Africa’s most distin­guished pi­anist, Ab­dul­lah Ibrahim, will present two solo pi­ano con­certs at the Artscape Theatre to­day and to­mor­row. The highly an­tic­i­pated pro­gramme show­cases Ibrahim’s com­po­si­tions span­ning the past 70 years, in­flu­enced by the peo­ple, places and events that have im­pacted his life and ca­reer. Tick­ets from R300, 8pm, Artscape Theatre


Spring Rhap­sody

THE dancers of the Cape Town City Bal­let demon­strate their un­par­al­leled abil­ity to en­ter­tain in the id­iom of clas­si­cal dance in all it’s forms. Glazunov Vari­a­tions, a bal­let by world-renowned chore­og­ra­pher, Ash­ley Kil­lar, was seen for the first time last year, while Stair­way to Par­adise was cre­ated by Robin van Wyk to Gersh­win’s mu­sic to her­ald in 2017 in style. The pro­gramme also in­cludes the spec­tac­u­lar Diane & Acteon pas de deux, a chal­lenge to any dancer, and Strauss’s Blue Danube. If you missed this pro­gramme on New Year’s Eve, now’s your chance to see it. Three per­for­mances only. Tick­ets R100-R200, shows at 2pm and 7.30pm, Artscape Theatre Com­pany

Shake­speare In Love SHAKE­SPEARE In Love, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and based on the 1998 Os­car win­ning film of the same ti­tle writ­ten by Tom Stop­pard and Marc Nor­man is now open for book­ing. Young Will Shake­speare has writer’s block. The dead­line for his new play is fast ap­proach­ing but he’s in des­per­ate need of in­spi­ra­tion. That is un­til he finds his muse – Vi­ola. This beau­ti­ful young woman is Will’s greatest ad­mirer and will stop at noth­ing (in­clud­ing break­ing the law) to ap­pear in his next play. Against a bustling back­ground of mis­taken iden­tity, ruth­less schem­ing and back­stage the­atrics, Will’s love for Vi­ola quickly blos­soms and in­spires him to write his greatest mas­ter­piece. Tick­ets from R130, shows at 4pm and 8pm, The Fu­gard Theatre, District Six


Santa’s Story

SANTA Erder Pel­ham was just 17 years old when she, her fa­ther, mother and two broth­ers fled their home town of Hürth in Ger­many. After a har­row­ing jour­ney and tragic loss, Santa fi­nally found her way to a new life on an un­known con­ti­nent – Africa. This is her story, as rel­e­vant to­day as it has al­ways been. In­ter­spersed with mu­sic and songs in Yid­dish, French, Span­ish, English and He­brew, Aviva Pel­ham de­liv­ers a com­pelling and cap­ti­vat­ing nar­ra­tive. She is ac­com­pa­nied by mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Matthew Reid on clar­inet, sax­o­phone and key­board, Petri Salo­nen on vi­o­lin and Nicky Jansen on key­board, gui­tar, ac­cor­dion and flute. Tick­ets R120-R180, 8pm, Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay

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