Here are some events to look out for outside of Benoni
• September 29
September 2018 comes with a special treat for fans of legendary rock band The Eagles. True Eye Productions pays tribute to the music of The Eagles at the Mardi Gras Theatre.
The band, which has been performing together for many years, include Mason George on lead guitar and vocals, Logan Kistnasami on rhythm guitar and vocals, Andrew Miller on keyboards and guitar, Joe Kistnasami on bass and Errol Abrahams on the drums.
The cast will pay homage to the late Glenn Frey, a member of The Eagles, with a special tribute song.
The show will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are R150 from Computicket.
• October 6
Six Strings Stories, hosted by renowned guitarist and rock music aficionado, Nic Rush, tells the history of the electric guitar in popular music. It kicks off in the early days of bluesman Robert Johnson’s career, hurtling through the ’60s rock sounds of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Santana, stadium ’80s radio rock by Dire Straits, Prince and Van Halen and into the more modern anthems of Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses and many more.
As well as vocals by Nic Rush himself, the concert will also feature the vocal talents of Josh Ansley, the popular runner-up of The Voice SA season 2 on M-Net and powerhouse Diva Tracy-Lynn Brainers along with a dynamite young band. This show is not to be missed. Nic Rush is one of South Africa’s most highly respected rock guitarists and has played with the likes of SA stalwarts Watershed, Prime Circle and The Parlotones.
Contact The Barnyard Theatre Emperors Palace on 011 928 1108. Tickets are R150 for the show at 1pm.
• Currently until September 16
Whether you’re going to be celebrating Diwali or you just love the Indian culture, the Diwali India Lifestyle Festival will be an explosion of colour, taste, sound and texture, showcasing wares and delights from local and international exhibitors.
Although the traditional festival of Diwali is only taking place in November, it’s never too early to get your shopping done.
The festival will be open to the public from 11am to 9pm. Entry is R30 per person. Children under 12 enter for free.
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