Fun on ice for all at funky rink

MELODY QUEEN: Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghoshal will perform at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg later this month

HOLIDAY FUN

.SUNCOAST Casino and Entertainment World is featuring the Ice-World ice rink, the first of its kind in Durban. It has state-of-the-art lighting and projection, and a full sound system with live entertainment. There will be themed evenings, including The Ice House with live DJs, 1970s disco nights with Saturday nIce Fever, and Ice-Angels will be on hand to help beginners on the ice. The rink will be open from 10am to 10pm until May 3. Tickets are R50, which includes skate aids and guides. For more information, call 0313283000 or visit Computicket for bookings.

. NOW that it’s vacation, children will be looking for something to do. Why not take them to see the Silly Circus at uShaka Kids World? The interactive show includes good music and the children will get a chance to shine on stage with the cast, led by Melody the Music Maker with Tommy the Clown, Lyrical Lilly and Mysterious Misty. After the show, they can play on the jungle gym while mom and dad relax with a cocktail at the Duzi River Lounge. It runs until May 8 with shows at 1pm on Saturdays and 11am on Sundays. Tickets are R40 for a child accompanied by an adult. For more info, call 0313288000.

HERITAGE

.THE Indian Academy of South Africa will be hosting its Annual Heritage Series in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng next month. It features concerts profiling classical music and film as well as devotional music and dance by acclaimed Indian artists. They will be supported by South African vocalists and dancers. The programme runs at various venues in Durban from May 13 to 22. There will also be a concert at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City. For bookings, visit Computicket or www.computicket.com. Call 0837879567 for more information.

BEAUTY PAGEANT

.ENTRIES are now open for the Miss South Africa and Miss SA Teen competitions. Organisers are looking for women who are compassionate, intelligent and charitable. Entry forms are available for download on www.misssa.co.za and www.misssateen.co.za and at Sun International hotels, casinos and resorts. The closing date is June 26. Final candidates will be invited to participate in regional judging and attend an intensive, interactive four-day workshop at Sun City in August.

FESTIVAL

.UNWIND at the Mind Body Spirit Festival at the Greyville Race Course, Durban, today. There will be stalls dealing with beauty, health, fitness, organic products, yoga, readings, reiki, crystal healing and numerology; as well as therapies including aromatherapy, homeopathy, Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. A vast range of products will be on display, ranging from cosmetics to vitamins and supplements.

MUSIC

.POPULAR Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghoshal will be in South Africa this month in the show Melody Queen. The contemporary Indian singer, who is known for her songs Tere Mast Mast Do Nain from the movie Dabanngand Zoobi Doobi from 3 Idiots, rose to fame after her performance on the hit TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. She will perform at Emperors Palace Centre Court, Johannesburg, on April 24. Tickets are between R110 and R160, and VIP tickets cost R2000. Booking is through Computicket.

SPORT

.SOCCER fans and clubs in Lenasia can now enjoy their sport on the newly opened astro-turf fields at the Trade Route Mall. The facility will officially open on May 2 with a soccer tournament and a competition. For more information or to register a team for the day, visit www.astroturfaction.co.za or call Oliver on 0827245641.

SHOWS

.LOVE them or hate them, musical tributes get everyone on their feet. Rockin’ Thru Time will do just that for fans. The two-hour tribute will celebrate some of the greatest music legends of the last five decades. Audiences will hear songs from Cliff Richard, Shania Twain, the Parlotones, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and Journey. It is on at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo, Durban, and runs until April 17. Tickets are R100 and booking is through Computicket. The audience can bring their own picnic baskets.

.IF you’re looking for a more subdued show with timeless classics from the theatre world, catch The Sopranos. It features eight singers – Roimata Templeton, Kathryn Pemberton, Katie Murray, Lisa Bridge, Justine Balmer, Rebecca Moore, Elizabeth Atkinson and Rebecca Moon – who will enthrall with their own style, singing recognisable songs from Broadway to popular classics. The full symphony sound accompanying the sopranos was created by New Zealand’s Wellington Sinfonia. It takes place at the Joburg Theatre from April 19 until May 1. Tickets range between R90 and R121. To book, call 0118776800.

EXHIBITION

.AN engaging art exhibition about African immigrants called Sharlene Khan’s Other Stories is on at Gallery MOMO in Johannesburg. Khan has worked on issues of informal trading in South Africa for years. Her body of work on street trade depicts African immigrants and refugees who trade at traffic lights in and around Johannesburg. She takes a deeper look into the lives of these people – most of them tertiary-educated – from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Congo and Sudan, who have fled because of war or economic conditions. The paintings also encompass the 2008 xenophobic attacks. The exhibition runs until April 30. For more information, call 0113273247.

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