Actor Matthew Ribnick stars as an old Indian woman who is reincarnated as a racist white gangster from Boksburg. At the age of 30 the gangster starts experiencing flashbacks from his previous life. Written by Geraldine Naidoo, the production tackles issues of identity and masculinity. The performance takes place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from Thursday until May 1. Tickets start from R60. For more information, call the theatre on 0312602296.
.FOR a show that tackles issues such as identity, stereotypes and equality, catch Women of the 21st Century. The one-man show will feature Kerusha Kisten and her alter egos. Kisten, who wrote the script, plays a Bollywood-obsessed wife, an independent girl, a southern American woman and a French seductress, among others. It takes place at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom this afternoon at 3pm. Tickets are R100 and booking is through Computicket.
.CHALLENGE your school to take part in the Collect-a-Can competition Artistic Expression. This year, the theme is “I CAN make a difference for the future by recycling today”. Schools around the country are encouraged to come up with creative ideas on how to make a difference through recycling cans. Pupils can paint, sculpt, draw, or write a story or a poem expressing their ideas. Last year, Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm won R1000. The closing date is May 31. For more information, visit www.collectacan.co.za or call 0317005935.
.THE Shri Vishnu Temple Society in Chatsworth will be hosting two events this week. The first, Hanuman Chalisa, will take place today from 5am until 6.30pm. Supper will be served. The second event is tomorrow and consists of a pooja, lunch, bhajans and supper. It takes place at the temple from 6am until 7pm. For more information, call Pam on 0313033730.
.IT’S THAT time of year again when children look forward to loads of Easter eggs and Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, is presenting an entertaining line-up. Good Friday (April 22) will kick off festivities for children between one and 12 years old with games, finger painting, shows and snack bars. It runs until Easter Sunday. Parents can take advantage of seafood specials at the Portuguese restaurant Braza. For more information call 0119281000.
.DURING the Easter weekend, Durban’s uShaka Marine World will have a host of activities for the whole family. The festivities kick off on Easter Sunday with a sunrise concert with local Gospel artists, followed by an Easter egg hunt for children and coffee and hot cross buns for the family. Until May 2, uShaka will be running its One Park One Price promotion, where an entry into Sea World and Wet ‘n Wild will cost R130 for adults and R99 for children and senior citizens. For more information, call 0313288000.
.A TRIBUTE concert for the late musician Syd Kitchen will take place next month. It was initially aimed at raising funds for Kitchen’s widow, Germaine, but she has asked that the money be donated instead to The Highway Hospice. The singer died in March after a short battle with cancer. The show will feature local acoustic acts such as John Ellis (from Tree 63), Rob Warren, Fiona Tozer and many more. It takes place at Moonshadow in the old German Club, 7 Barham Road, Westville, on May 7 from 2.30pm until 11pm. Tickets cost R50. For more information, call 0314661046.
.THE animated 3D movie Rio is a highly entertaining outing for both adults and children. The colourful movie revolves around a lovable macaw named Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) who grows up in Minnesota, far away from his exotic home of Rio de Janeiro. His life changes when he is whisked away by a scientist to mate with the last remaining female of his species. It is here that he meets free-spirited Jewel (Anne Hathaway), who is on a quest for freedom.
.MOTOR heads looking for a car fix can head to Durban’s Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom today to view some fine cars as the Porsche community show off their toys. From 7.30am until 12.30pm. For more information, call 0315805100.
.ENJOY an evening of comedy after a stressful day’s work in Johannesburg. A variety of comedians will ensure you leave with a smile on your face. It takes place at The Blues Room, Village Walk Shopping Centre, Sandton, on April 26. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost R60. For more information, call 0117845527.
.OOPS: Last week, we reported that ticket prices to watch popular Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghoshal in Melody Queen at Emperors Palace Centre Court, Johannesburg, on April 24 range from R110 to R160 and R1000 for VIP seats. In fact, ticket prices range from R160 to R1000 and R2000 for VVIP seats. The error is regretted. The contemporary Indian singer is known for her songs Dabanng and Zoobi Doobi from 3 Idiots. Booking is through Computicket.