GIG GUIDE: Durban
Live – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Rock, Paper, Scissors. Features a three-style electronic battle with an array of artists including The Nutscratchers, Plastic Shadows, Coco Loco, Sandro Borrelli, Icarus, Distruptkidd and headliners Grimehouse (Cape Town). 8pm. R50. Call Andrew at 084 510 3107 or Bronwyn at 082 967 2179.
The Bellagio, 178 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Fashion Friday Addiction with ECR’s Deon G. Line-up includes DJs Ameeth Shah, Warren G, Ryan the DJ, G9, Drumkit and EVO. Youth lifestyle party (student night). 9pm. R80 guys, R60 ladies, R120 couples, R150 VIP, after 11pm R100. Guest list closes at 10pm sharp. Call 031 811 4844.
Bluestockings, 16 Dan Pienaar Rd, Kloof, presents Robin Auld and violinist Anton Cawthorn-Blazeby. Slide guitar, African blues guitar styling, harmonica and soul vocals all feature in the roots/pop sound of Auld with Cawthorn-Blazeby, who has absorbed the influences of Celtic, blues and roots music. 7pm for 7.30pm. R80. Call Narena at 083 659 3628.
Don Seagreen at uShaka Marine World’s Upper Deck, 1 Bell St, situated aboard the Phantom Ship. Don is also part of the band Seagreen Blues who perform regularly in Durban. 6pm until 10pm. Call 031 328 8000.
The traditional swing jazz combo Beat-Route at Market Restaurant, 40 Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) Rd, Berea, from 12.30pm. Free. Call 031 309 8581.
DJ Spike at Hai.bo, 18 Lillian Ngoyi (Windermere) Rd, Morningside. 7pm until midnight. Free. Call 031 823 4745.
Live – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Fruit and Veggies. Opening the show is Brandon Lee Hunt, a local alternative/pop singer/songwriter. 8pm. R50. Call Bronwyn at 082 967 2179.
The Bellagio, 178 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents MVG Saturdays, Bellissimo Affair with 5FM’s DJ Kent, DJs Ameeth Shah, Warren G, Jit C Jitz, G9, JT, and more. 9pm. R80 guys, R60 ladies, R120 couples, R150 VIP, after 11pm R100. Guest list closes at 10pm sharp. Call 031 8114 844.
St Clements, 191 Musgrave Rd, Berea, presents Robin Auld and violinist Anton Cawthorn-Blazeby. 7pm for 7.30pm. R80. Call 031 202 2511.
The Oyster Box Hotel, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga Rocks, presents the Simon Kerdachi Trio for a jazz session in the Grill Room. 8pm. Call 031 514 5000.
Bertoua (ex-Legends) in Musgrave Centre, Musgrave Rd, offers coffee and sundowners with a splash of swing jazz. Till 2am. Call 031 828 1979 for reservations
Live – The Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Sunday Rock Sessions with Salty Dogs and friends. Supporting bands: DV8 and Dilligaf. 2pm. R30. Call Smelly at 031 466 1046 or 078 264 9475.
Taco Zulu, 237 Florida Rd, Windermere, hosts the best in house music from 3pm. Free. Call 031 303 9584.
Baroque 2000 concert at the Church of the Monastery, 1 Abbot Francis Rd, Mariannhill. Samantha Goldblatt will be the soloist in the Suite for recorder and strings by Georg Philipp Telemann. The same composer’s La Lyra, a suite of dances, is also on the bill of some rarely heard gems. The music of the finest composer of Austrian Baroque, Johann Joseph Fux, features in the ensemble’s repertoire for the first time with a performance of his Trio Sonata K340. 3pm. R90 at the door. Plenty of free parking. Call Michel at 082 303 5241 or e-mail email@example.com
Ron and Lyn Selby at Woodcutters, 48 Buckingham Terrace, Westville. Free. Call 031 266 1843
Free concert at Howard College Theatre, University of Durban, King George V Ave. 12.15pm to 1pm. Call 031 260 3353
Open mic at Amsterdam Bar and Grill, 143 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Free. Call 031 811 5449.
Jazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.
Murphy at Chandlers, Dunkirk Rd, Glenwood. Noon onwards. Free. Call Quniton at 082 6595 391.
Open mic at Musketeers at the German Club, 19 Conabor Rd, Malvern. Call Charmaine at 031 266 0836.
Musketeers Restaurant at the German Club in Barham Rd, Westville, hosts reggae band The Meditators, singer, songwriter and actress Krystle T and Anika Hari, a South African now living in Switzerland who writes soulful acoustic music. R30. Call Gena at 031 266 0839
At Burn Nightclub, 16 Walls Ave, Stamford Hill, it’s student night with DJ Harry “Boy Wonder” Allan on the decks. 8pm. R20, students free before 10pm.
Karaoke with Jason at 10 Knightsway Tavern, Knightsway, Malvern. 7pm. Call 031 464 8166.
Hai.bo, 18 Lillian Ngoyi (Windermere) Rd, Morningside, presents DJ VaSun and Kliktrak (aka Richard Smith) bringing you the Buena Vista lifestyle. A mix of sultry seduction with Latin flair and fiesta, and a sting of swing. 6.30pm to late. Free. Call 031 823 4745.
Karaoke evening at the Musketeers at the German Club, 19 Conabor Rd, Malvern. Contact Charmaine at 031 266 0836.
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