A mean party
Whenever we’re in the mood for feather boas and the reddest lipstick, we go to Chicago’s Piano Bar at Waterford. On Friday 7 December, we’re switching the boas for dancing shoes – the lipstick stays – for a performance by Mean Mr Mustard. They’ve got a new album coming soon, so expect some fresh songs and your old favourites. Entry is free and happy hour ends at 6pm, so get there early.
For handmade goodies, nothing beats a market, and this weekend we’re spoiled for choice. The Fourways Farmers Market is hosting a night market on 7 and 8 December, complete with sparkly lights. For daytime options, check out the vintage market at the Stables (entrance is R20 and goes to an animal charity) or the Slow Market at Cedar Square – entrance is free on that one.
Let the kids burn off all their energy and support a great cause on 8 December at the Garmin Super Kids Fun Day at Jozi X Adventure Centre. They call themselves the best adventure centre in South Africa, and for good reason. Kids (or all ages, even 38 and a half) can become soccer balls, shoot nerf guns, tackle obstacle courses, try archery and parkour, slip and slide… Entrance is R50 a person and goes to CHOC Cancer Foundation for children.
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An evening that goes right
Back by popular demand, The Play that Goes Wrong, is on at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino from 7 December to 6 January. It’s the longest running play currently on Broadway and for good reason. It’s about a murder mystery play that falls apart, and will have you crying with laughter.
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🚨WE’RE ONLY GOING TO DO THIS… ONE. MORE. TIME!🚨 • Due to unmatched public demand, we bring you the final Victory-Lap tour of #theplaythatgoeswrongSA • This hilarious comedy returns to the Theatre on the Bay from 9 November – 1 December and Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 7 December – 6 January 2019. • Directed by Alan Committie • The crazy cast of eight features Daniel Janks, Nicole Franco, Sive Gubangxa, Louis Viljoen, Craig Jackson, Roberto Pombo and Russel Savadier and welcoming Antony Coleman to the mad-house! • Everything that can possibly go wrong does, to hilarious effect, and audiences find the resulting chaos so funny that the entire theatre ends up in complete, total, happy disarray, night after night. • Excellent comedy timing, expert verbal and physical funnies, it’s one of the best comedies to hit the stage for some time. • What the press have said: • “The Play That Goes Wrong is hilariously bonkers, but be warned, rather than just tickling your funny bone, you might actually be at risk of fracturing it. Thank goodness for the armrests, probably the only thing that prevented certain audience members from actually rolling in the aisles. “ – @whatsoninjoburg • “It’s all about good actors acting badly to make a good show. More than good – bloody brilliant. Do yourself a favour and catch this one. Like me, you may be bowled over …” – Weekend Special • “I’d watch this lovely lunacy in again in an instant” – @dailymaverick • “The Play That Goes Wrong is an excellent example of how top-notch directing, acting, lighting, costuming, music and sets can keep an audience laughing for two hours” – @capetimessa • Bookings through @computicket •