FREE YOUR FREE GUIDE TO YOUR FREE GET YOUR COPY with your MR DELIVERY order from Thurs-Sat each week 24 April - 30 April 2015 Issue 568 Musical enchantment at Theatre On The Bay – page 3 - Page 8 Superhero bonanza time as ‘The Avengers’ return Freedom Day weekend music options – page 5 Follow us online: @48hrsincapetown • www.facebook.com/next48hours • www.48hours.co.za Jane Austen’s characters live on in Rosebank - page 4 Ratanga Junction Theme Park O P W EN O N Daily until Sunday 3 May Exciting new rides and attractions to thrill all ages! Info line: 0861 200 300 www.ratanga.co.za Terms and conditions apply The Next 48hOURS • Out & About Ikasi Experience to showcase a little slice of Khayelitsha The first Ikasi Experience of 2015 - a township market celebrating local culture and diversity and presented by Ikapa Live - will be open from 12am to 8pm on Saturday, April 25 at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha. Visitors can look forward to live entertainment and performances, with arts and culture vendor displays on the day. Ikasi Experience aims to empower the community by creating a platform for local businesses to grow and engage with potential consumers. It also aims to encourage an inter-cultural environment, conversely extending urban boundaries and in- teractively enhancing township perception on economic activity. Expect a busy day, filled with local vendors from the township selling their goods and services varying from food and beverage to artwork, and lots more. With the likes of DJ Loyd, SirVincent, Uno July, EJay, Ruffest and many more exciting acts including a live talent search, this cultural experience is set to be a great day out for the family. * For more information, send an email to [email protected]; or call 021 838 2929. Soak up the culture Décor and design to come alive at CTICC In line with its reputation as the Mother City’s premier décor and design exhibition, Decorex Cape Town will once again offer a creative showcase of the very latest in décor and lifestyle trends at the CTICC from Friday to Monday, April 24 to 27. Themed “The Home of the Great Idea”, this year’s show promises visitors a wealth of inspiration in everything from fabrics, furnishings and décor accessories to bold new innovations in kitchens, bathrooms and home DIY. There is also an exciting line-up of unique Decorex features that are a platform for some of the city’s leading designers to inspire with the latest trends. A few highlights visitors can look forward to: • The Private Property Trend House, sponsored by one of the country’s definitive online property resource, and dressed by three of Cape Town’s top designers is set to be a showstopper. An interactive house-scape comprising a bedroom, a fully fitted en-suite bathroom and kitchen, and an open- Catch a glimpse of the latest design trends plan lounge and dining room leading onto a home office and patio, the installation will present a comprehensive walk-through design experience. Property experts will also be on hand to supply visitors with the very latest market-related facts and figures and give them hands-on advice for finding the home of their dreams. • This year’s Designer Spotlight showcase features Woodstock based Sarah Ord, who will put her trademark quirky-eclectic, colour-saturated design style to work in an installation decorated in the very latest products from the Home Fabrics range of materials and wallpapers. • 2015’s biggest kitchen trends, not to mention the very latest stateof-the-art products and appliances, will be on show in the Franke Make it Wonderful Kitchen Feature. Here, Cape Town’s top kitchen designers will create four very unique kitchens, giving practical application to new directions in ergonomics, greening, space efficiency and more. • The most intimate and personal of all the rooms in the home will be given romantic reinvention in the Beautiful Boudoirs feature, where three of Cape Town’s leading female decorators will apply a light, feminine touch to produce a trio of the most impossibly dreamy sanctuaries for slumber. * Times: 10am to 7pm (6pm on the Sunday) Cost: R80; R15 for children. For more information, send an email to [email protected]; or visit www.thebereed.co.za/decorex/, or www.facebook.com/decorexsa. Night time meanderings get a creative twist at The Watershed Already home to some of Africa’s most inspired art, craft and design, The Watershed at the V&A Waterfront will continue its celebration of local creativity with the introduction of the Good Night Market to Cape Town’s monthly calendar. Housed within The Watershed, the Good Night Market will open on the last Wednesday of each month and showcase all things creative. Each month, the market will go above and beyond a focal creative showcase, bringing live music, food trucks and a drinks bar to the space to entertain visitors on their meander around the market’s offerings. For the inaugural Good Night Market on Wednesday, April 29, from 6pm onwards, the V&A Waterfront has partnered with local creative showcase Between 10and5 to bring a photographic exhibition based on the theme of “Unordinary” to Watershed visitors. Curated by Between 10and5, the exhibition will feature largescale photographs by both established and emerging local photographers who focus on showing the world in an unusual way. “Unordinary” will be housed in the east wing of The Watershed on the evening of the Good Night Market, with visitors free to explore all The Watershed has to offer. Entrance to the Good Night Market is free, with food and beverage trucks available for visitors to purchase refreshments. * For more information, call 021 408 7840; or visit www.waterfront.co.za. The Watershed at the V&A Waterfront What is in a name? Encore By Rafiek Mammon [email protected] A rose, it is said, by any other name will smell as sweet. And while this is true, the converse may not necessarily be false. Allow me a little leverage here…or, as they say in the classics – cut me some slack – and while you are at it, also allow me to be a hint more philosophical than usual. On a shallow, surface level, the opposite of a truth is a lie, a falsehood or an untruth, right? It is all about logic. But, on a paralogical level, there are varying degrees of truths. Paralogic simply says that the opposite of your truth may be another truth – someone else’s truth. Example: a statement such as: “I am not writing right now” is clearly a lie, as everyone can clearly envisage me typing away at my keyboard at this moment. But, a statement such as: “Buddhism is the only true religion in the world” may come up against many forms of truths that will immediately oppose that statement, right? But, that is not for here. It sounds far too heavy for a weekend. And religion is the last thing I want to argue about at my age. Friends and I got together last weekend and the discussion somehow led to names, and particularly the pronunciation or mispronunciation of them. It started with a friend’s friend who had to read out the names at a graduation ceremony. Now, anyone who has ever been to a graduation ceremony will know that there will ALWAYS be names on that list that you will hear for the first time in your life, and there will definitely be names on that list that you will not be able to pronounce unless you prepared by doing EditoriAl stAFF Managing Editor: Naushad Khan Production Editor: Peter Tromp Editorial Assistant: Aisha Sieed Senior Designer: Dane Torode National Sales: Godfrey Lancellas 2 The Next 48hOURS some homework. We thought it quite admirable that the person in question was doing exactly that, since, in this day and age of global villages et al, we have Chinese names that have consonants that do not necessarily correspond with English phonetics, and Eastern European names with up to five consecutive consonants. And, we were saying that still, to this day, 21 years into our weird ‘n wonderful democracy, radio presenters still do not pronounce African names and Muslim or Arabic names correctly. And it seems as though they do very little homework in this regard. In the old South Africa white names, especially Afrikaner names were part of our (non-white) nomenclature insofar as it was in our lounges – on our radios and on our television sets. So, when 1994 hit, those names were not foreign to us. But it seems the converse is not necessarily the case. And, the same goes for accents EditoriAl Contributors Jenny Morris Rafiek Mammon RoxyK Imran Khan Martin Myers www.48hours.co.za and how that, along with one’s “funny” or “different” name, impacted on our confidence levels. I remember clearly when I first went to UCT as an undergraduate student in 1983, I was intimidated by the white students. They had “better” accents and seemed to “know more” than me. In tutorials I would only speak when I needed to until I realised most of them were all talk and no substance (much like Americans). But for most of my first year I felt I was the “different” until I got over it and then my verbal cup ran over… When I started teaching at high school level in 1987, the kids I taught were all coloured. So, if there was any form of “divide” it would be on a linguistic level – Afrikaans and English kids, with names that were fairly congruent with their backgrounds. However, at tertiary level, when I started teaching at CPUT, the first year students would for the first time be in a mixed race class. Some names were then “foreign” to them, and to my disgust, the coloured kids would more often than not ask for “shortened” versions of African names or heaven forbid, for “English” names. And, the African students would “oblige” by giving their “second, English” name like Rose or Patience. And that would take me right back to 1983! And I would immediately try to remedy that by asking the student what he or she is usually called. If it is a name that the coloured kids or even I could not pronounce, then that became our lesson – to LEARN about pronunciation. The notion of feeling “different” and of not respecting someone by (at the very least) learning how to pronounce their name, is what already puts some people on the back foot. And because I knew that feeling I could, and did something about it. I wonder what it’s like at schools these days? EditoriAl AddrEss The Next 48hOURS is published by Rani Communications. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. The Next 48hOURS will not be held responsible for the views and opinions expressed by writers and contributors. All rights reserved. Postal: P.O. Box 830, Maitland, 7404 Actual: 12 Main Rd. Three Anchor Bay Tel: 021 8024848 [email protected] 24 April - 30 April 2015 The Next 48hOURS • What’s Hot Travelling & Living with the stars I n this monthly column, we chat to some of SA’s premier personalities about their travel experiences and favourite local pastimes and haunts. This week we catch up with musician, composer and actor CHARL-JOHAN LINGENVELDER, who can currently be seen on the Fugard Theatre boards in the pivotal role of the Emcee in ‘Cabaret’. What is your favourite travel destination, and why? Paris. I get the French and they get me (mostly), while I still manage to feel like an outsider. It challenges you while providing so much food for the soul. What was your first international trip, and what do you remember most vividly about the experience? I went to Europe for the first time when I was 30 and had almost given up on ever going overseas. I remember emerging from the London Underground and seeing the London Bridge at 6am - I felt like I was going to burst. It was the reality of seeing something in front of you that you knew so well from images, both still and moving. Seeing buildings and historical sights that were so much older than ours also made me appreciate our own history so much more. What is the first thing you usually do when you arrive at your destination and you’re trying to get acclimated? I go to the local supermarket and do aisle surfing. What product is most prevalent? What do they eat that we don’t and vice versa. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from foreign cultures just from their supermarkets. What for you is usually the best way to soak up the culture you’re in? I don’t watch television, but I do when I travel. It gives me a very good idea of the society I am in. I once spent three days indoors watching TV and staring out from my balcony at life going by. I often get to spend several weeks in foreign locations so I can afford to stay indoors for three days. Apart from that, I always go out without maps, GPS etc. and get very much lost. I’ve had some very interesting and scary experiences this way. I have discovered amazing places I have never been able to find again. Flying – love it, or hate it? Impartial. I love the thought of it; hate the carbon footprint. I’m also prone to sinus attacks, which is a nightmare when flying. Alan Committie, Candice van Litsenborgh & Micheal Richard in ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ What has been your favourite cuisine that you have discovered on your travels? A three page long tequila menu in San Francisco. “Sly little beast” of a musical lands at Theatre On The Bay You’ve got exactly R48 in your wallet. Where do you go for lunch in Cape Town, and what do you have? R48? I’ll add a few rand of my own and have The Red Sofa Thai Chicken Wrap. What is your speciality in the kitchen? The “Kook en Geniet” (Cook and Enjoy) Bread and Butter pudding. Describe your ideal night in, and out. Night in: Good music playing and trying my hand at a new hobby. Night out: Anything spontaneous with friends and tequila. What makes life worth living? Discovering honesty, beauty, humility and integrity in a fellow human being’s simple, selfless deeds with no need for any accompanying selfies or Facebook statuses. That, and the never-ending discovery of good music - there must be good in the world if there is so much good music being made. * ‘Cabaret’ is expected to run until the end of May. Book at Computicket. Charl-Johan Lingenvelder in ‘Cabaret’ KickstArt’s much anticipated production of the quirky musical ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ will be showcased at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay from Friday, April 24, to June 6. Composed by eight time Academy Award winner Alan Menkin, who also worked on the memorable music from Disney animated features such as ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Pocahontas’, ‘The Hunchback’ of ‘Notre Dame’, ‘Hercules’, ‘Enchanted’ and ‘Mirror Mirror’, and written by Howard Ashman, the show stars comedian Alan Committie in his first singing role as Seymour Krelborn, with Michael Richard as Mr Mushnik and Candice Van Litsenborgh as Audrey I in support. The show is directed by Steven Stead, with design by Greg King the same team that brought audiences ‘Cabaret’, ‘RED’, ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’, ‘Twitch’, ‘Venus In Fur’ and ‘Jeeves & Wooster’. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ includes the unforgettable songs ‘Skid Row (Downtown)’, ‘Somewhere That’s Green’, ‘Dentist’, ‘Feed Me’ and ‘Suddenly, Seymour’, “It has tremendous music - instantly hummable, recognisable, and irresistible, yet also punchy, funny and surprising. I love the pastiche of the show - the B-Grade horror movie/comic book tones and characters. The characters are fantastically drawn, with depth and great humour,” says Stead. Originally written in 1986 and presented by Pieter Toerien shortly afterwards, starring Andre Hattingh and Eddie Eckstein, it went on to be presented by the Civic Theatre in Johannesburg in 1999. KickstArt did their own version in Durban in 2009, and are now ready to give Capetonians a taste of this “sly little beast of a show”. “Aside from some stunning costume designs by Terrence Bray (one of South Africa’s top fashion designers) and great set and pupets by KickstArt’s own wunderkind, Greg King, the show has an awesome cast,” adds Stead. In addition to the main players, “there is the trio of golden-toned girls which is the musical backbone of the show, headed by Lelo, exciting, glamorous and dynamic lead singer on TV’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. We are very lucky to have her. It will be a feast for eye and ear.” * Book at Computicket. in collaboration with UCT Opera School 30 APR-9 MAY ARTSCAPE La TRAV Advert.indd 1 24 April - 30 April 2015 www.48hours.co.za 21/04/2015 15:31 The Next 48hOURS 3 The Next 48hOURS • What’s Hot Multi-cast ‘La Traviata’ to do classic Beatlemania is about to hit GrandWest story justice ‘La Traviata’, Verdi’s romantic opera that exposes society’s double standards when it comes to sex and money, will be showcased by Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School at the Artscape Opera House from April 30 to May 9. ‘La Traviata’ is now seen not only as one of Verdi’s finest and best loved operas, but also as one of the world’s great music dramas. Its themes - the right of a human being to live as he or she sees fit; the right to love in the manner that the individual chooses; and the resulting potential for society’s calamitous ‘moral’ interference - still jump at audiences from media all over the world. Violetta Valéry, the terminally ill prostitute is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of Alfredo’s public reputation and his sister’s marriage prospects. Introducing ‘La Traviata’s’ cast of characters Violetta Valery: a courtesan in Paris, famous for being a carefree party girl Alfredo Germont: a nobleman from the country, in love with Violetta Giorgio Germont: Alfredo’s manipulative father, who disapproves of Violetta Flora: Violetta’s friend and accomplice in Paris Annina: Violetta’s maid Gastone: Alfredo’s friend, a count Baron Douphol: an older man, Violetta’s escort and current fling Grenvil: Violetta’s doctor Movies with the same storyline ‘Moulin Rouge’ – In this epic Baz The cast of ‘La Traviata’ Luhrmann film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, ‘La Traviata’ receives the full Hollywood treatment. Christian (McGregor) is a wannabe poet who defies his father to join the nightlife of Paris in 1899, where he falls for the glamorous dancer and party girl Satine (Kidman). Problem is, Satine is supposed to be an escort for an older, wealthier man, and she’s secretly dealing with a fatal illness. Sound familiar? It’s Verdi all over again! ‘Pretty Woman’ – Director Garry Marshall has a soft spot for opera. In fact, he’s directed operas for the stage before, and in ‘Pretty Woman’, he maked perfect use of ‘La Traviata’. The story of the movie parallels that of ‘La Traviata’, with Julia Roberts as the Violetta character. In one famous scene, her “Alfredo” Richard Gere takes her to a performance of ‘La Traviata’ at the San Francisco Opera, and it moves her to tears. Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School will present this perennial favourite of audiences and performers, with multiple casts of talented young students sporting vintage 1900-inspired costumes through Verdi’s emotional testament. The director is Angelo Gobbato, with Kamal Khan conducting and Michael Mitchell on designs. Sean Bovim handles the choreography. Fans of the 1960s English rock band, The Beatles, can brace themselves for a nostalgic trip back to the time when ‘Beatlemania’ had the world in its grips with the toe-tapping, singalong tribute to the Beatles – ‘All you Need is Love’ – set to hit GrandWest’s Roxy Revue Bar on Saturday, April 25. Directed and choreographed by well-known Cape Town musician and director, Cedric Vandenschrik, ‘All you Need is Love’ will play out until June 27. With a live band, authentic costumes and a light and screen show, ‘All You Need is Love’ will set forth to recreate what fans want, but can never again see — a Beatles concert. ‘She loves you’, ‘Help’, ‘Lucy in the sky with diamonds’, ‘I wanna hold your hand’, ‘Ticket to ride’, ‘While my guitar gently weeps’, ‘Sgt Pepper’s lonely hearts club band’, ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Get back’, ‘In my life’, ‘Hard day’s night’, and ‘Yellow submarine’ are just some of the many evergreen Beatles hits that fans can look forward to hearing. The ‘fab four’ will be Cedric Vandenschrik on vocals and guitar, Chad Zerf on vocals, Jeandre Schultz on guitar and backing vocals and Adam Coolsaet on drums. Filling out the sound will be Shaun Johannes on bass and Tracy Johannes on keyboards. Added to the mix, and bringing her energy and interpretation to some of those classic tunes, is LeeAnne Fortuin. “We look forward to welcoming the talented cast of ‘All You need is Love’ to our stage this April. Fans of the Beatles are in for an awe-inspiring trip back to the 1960s. With the help of some original footage of that era, costumes and a talented band of musicians, director Cedric Vandenschrik will relive the memories and the music of the timeless John, Paul, Ringo and George,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. * ‘All You Need is Love’ will show at the Roxy Revue Bar from Wednesdays to Saturdays, at 8.30pm nightly. Tickets are available from Computicket at R90 each. For more information, visit www. grandwest.co.za, or call 021 505 7777. * Book at Computicket. The ‘All You Need Is Love’ band Bold new staging of Jane Austen classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’ from the small space of the kitchen. It adds for some great humour and surprise moments, which I think the audience will find refreshing and entertaining, whilst taking nothing away from this timeless classic. The Rosebank Theatre will be staging their theatrical interpretation of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride And Prejudice’ from Friday, April 24 to May 23. PETER TROMP chatted to one of the stars of the production, actress DOMINIQUE MAHER, who is playing the role of Jane Bennet. When did you discover your love of performance, and when did you decide that you were going to make it your career? To be honest my mother has always told me that from the moment I was born she knew I would be an actress, so I started working in theatre and commercials from a very early age and loved every minute of it. Since I can first remember I’ve known that I wanted a career in this industry and although it is very cut-throat at times nothing makes me happier. Tell us about this production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and what audiences can look forward to. Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a rather extensive novel, but Matthew Roberts has very cleverly adapted it into a stage version of a play within a play. There are only five performers on stage so to make it 4 The Next 48hOURS Dominique Maher work he wrote it that the actors play the servants of the house who then tell the story of Mrs Bennet and her five unmarried daughters, sometimes having to double up as two or three different characters. There’s a great juxtaposition here that lies in the staying true to the novel and portraying the story whilst the servants momentarily jump back into their reality throughout the play to try and figure out how exactly to tell the tale You play the role of Jane Bennet in the play. What has your process been in finding the character? Do you share any similarities with her? When preparing for a role it’s very important for me to do a full character analysis study: their back story, relationships between other characters, personality traits etc. Jane Bennet is a wide-eyed innocent; a good natured young lady, and the challenge for this role has mostly been in bringing that across in her mannerisms and way of speaking, which is in contrast to that of her sister Elizabeth Bennet. I’d say a similarity we share is wanting to believe in the best in people. * Performances will take place from 7pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays. For bookings, call 072 316 6133; or visit www.webtickets.co.za. Visit www.facebook.com/TheRosebankTheatre for more information. www.48hours.co.za Multi-cultural Suidoosterfees back at venues across city This year the annual Suidoosterfees will be in its 12th year and run from April 28 to May 3. From Artscape, to the Baxter and Fugard, the Welgemeend Manor and many more venues, audiences will be treated to a mixture of comedy, cabaret and classical productions. ‘Chester Missing Live’ features the South African ventriloquist Conrad Koch and his “Master” Chester Missing; in ‘Finding Emo’, comedian and singer Emo Adams will set forth to make audiences laugh…and cry. Why not book a place for ‘Slegs vir Almal’, a cabaret that sums up its ti- The opinionated Chester Missing tle; or ‘Feeskatte’ with Joannie Combrink, Elsabé Daneel and Susanne Beyers; and ‘Afrikaaps’, an Afro Futuristic Hip Hop era theatre production with Emile YX?, JitsVinger and BlaqPearl. On a classical note watch Menotti’s Opera ‘The Medium’, directed by Matthew Wild; the ‘Son op Sondag Koorgala’ with Louis Loock and Rouchelle Liedeman; ‘Odeion Strykkwartet met Zanne Stapelberg’; and ‘Winds of Change Klassique’, with conductor Brandon Phillips and soprano Lynelle Kenned. The ZipZap Circus and Fin op sy Eiland will keep the children entertained whilst parents enjoy the live entertainment on the Piazza with accordion player Stanislav Angelov, the Botrivier Marimba Ensemble, and the Hugo Lambrechts saxophone ensemble. The debut of SOF/Welgemeend Kos & Wynhuis will combine good food and wine whilst the Bo-Kaap Meander food route is for the lovers of Malay dishes. * Tickets are available at www.computicket.com, or the newly opened ticket office on the ground floor of the Media24 building. Visit www.suidoosterfees for more information. 24 April - 30 April 2015 The Guide The Next 48hOURS • Entertainment Guide Your guide to the best of what is happening in and around Cape Town. To list your event, email: [email protected] Music Exchange: Brands that sell out By Martin Myers W @martinmyers hat a weekend it was last week – Saturday night saw the Radio Awards take place (sponsored by a cell phone company); and then on Sunday it was the 21st year for the SAMA Awards. Hindsight is an exact science, but the SAMA production values were lacking in some key areas and you would have thought that after 21 years the teething problems would be over. For once, why not copy what America does? Just look at the Grammy Awards and follow suit. All social media seems to abuzz about the mess regarding the show. What does that say about the brand equity? The great winners, like McCoy Mrubata in the Best Jazz Album category for his album ‘Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2’, featuring amongst others Billy Monama on guitar, got lost in the debate about what could have and should have happened at the event in Sun City on Sunday. This brings me to another point regarding festival brands in South African entertainment: do we have strong enough festivals and or show brands in South Africa to sell out shows by just releasing the dates, and not actually mentioning the artists involved? Festivals like Glastonbury sell out with just the date being mentioned and so does the Coachella Festival, never mind the North Sea Jazz festival, which released one act a couple of months ago, namely Lady Gaga together with Tony Bennett. I ask this question as the brand ‘Blacks Only’, run by David Kau (which hits Cape Town on Saturday, May 9) and that has comedy tours round South Africa each year, is in its eleventh year and has played to well over a couple of hundred thousand people over the years. As the press release says, ‘Blacks Only’ is a staple in the live South African entertainment landscape, with the event invariably selling out. Comedians that have previously been on the bill have included the likes of Trevor Noah, Riaad Moosa, Marc Lottering, Conrad Koch, Tumi Morake and Jason Goliath. In this day and age, with disposable income becoming less and less for households, are names not what puts patrons on seats? Is that particular brand so strong, or should the promoter exercise caution and release names at regular intervals? I know of no festival in South Africa that sells out with just the name and date being mentioned. Imagine Splashy Fen or Up the Creek or Synergy, which all have amazing track records as great festivals, just putting up the dates and announcing that you’re in for a great time without an artist being mentioned. Paradise’ and ‘Sonik Citizen’. The music is influenced by the genres of folk/blues/acoustic rock/soul and roots music. Expect an intimate night of storytelling from the personal journeys of these two fine artists. Gavin Minter will be performing this Freedom Day weekend That is the quandary faced by many promoters: do you push an event like crazy; or do you just rely on great word of mouth from previous years’ shows to bring fans back again? Anyone have a solution? Gigs of the week - it’s a long weekend, baby • Gavin Minter and Mark Fransman – ‘Stories from the South’ The Alma Cafe on April 24 and the Cottage Club on April 25 will host two multi award-winning artists from Cape Town. Gavin Minter will collaborate and share stories with his longtime musical partner and producer Mark Fransman. They have collectively released 11 albums to date. They will play selections from their latest albums, ‘My Return to THEATRE Little Shop of Horrors A classic comedic horror musical comes to Cape Town, directed by Steven Stead and starring Alan Committie. 24 April – 6 June R100 – R250 Theatre On The Bay, 1 Link Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 438 3301 Body Language II: The Meeting Game The comedy performed and written by Gaëtan Schmid and directed by Lara Bye, returns to the stage. Until 25 April R70 – R100 Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town, Tel: 300 1652 Cinnamon A dramatic and innovative dance production about a young girl’s mythical journey into an unknown world. Directed by the acclaimed Glenda Jones. 28 April – 2 May R70 – R100 Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685 7880 To advertise in The Next 48hOURS Double Bill: Happy & Ella’s Horses Two acclaimed theatre productions, Ella’s Horses and Happy, written and directed by the multi award-winning South African playwright and director Charles J. Fourie, feature as a double bill presentation. Until 25 April R60 – R110 Galloway Theatre, Corner Port Road & Alfred Street, CONTACT: Tel: 021 802 4848 E-mail: [email protected] www.48hours.co.za Alma Cafe – April 24 Bookings: 021 685 7377 Times: 7 for 7.30pm R170 cover includes a hearty home made meal Cottage Club – April 25 Bookings: 021 785 5052 or [email protected] Times: 7 for 7.30pm R130 cover • Music Alla Kaap 4 Saturday April 25, Grand Arena The theme of this year’s concert will be to celebrate young South African artists who will become part of our music heritage, creating a platform for future generations. Featuring: RJ Benjamin, Denim, London Louw, Karin Kortje, James Bhemgee, Jonathan Rubain and Donveno Prins. Hosted by Shaleen Surtie-Richards and produced by Alistair Izobell. Ticket prices: Ranging from R120 – R180 Bookings: Computicket Show starts: 8pm and runs for over 2 hours THEATRE V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, tel: 082 7725567 A Woman Alone A drama written by Dario Fo & Franca Rame, directed by Michael Kirch and performed by Anna Kurgan. Until 2 May R80 – R90 Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 300 1652 Double Bill: Happy & Ella’s Horses Two acclaimed theatre productions, Ella’s Horse & Happy written and directed by the multi-winning South African playwright and director Charles J.Fourie, feature as a double bill presentation. Until 25 April @ 8pm – 10pm R60 – R110 Galloway Theatre, Corner Port Road & Alfred Street, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Tel: 082 7728867 Cabaret One of Broadway’s greatest musical productions, set in pre-WWII Germany, is brought to life by the team that produced the smash hit musical, The Rocky Horror Show. Until 28 June R100 – R280 Fugard Theatre, Caledon Street, District 6, Tel: (021) 461 4554 Orpheus in Africa The return of the production by popular demand, David Kramer directs a new musi- THEATRE cal about Orpheus McAdoo and the Virginia Jubilee Singers who came to South Africa from the USA in 1890. Starring tenor Aubrey Poo and soprano Lynelle Kenned. Until 6 October R110 – R220 The Fugard Theatre, Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 461 4554 Kaapse Stories This delightful musical revue celebrates the joyful, resilient spirit of the colourful people who populate the city that lies at the foot of Table Mountain. Couched in the recent history of the Cape, “Kaapse Stories” deftly relates stories of Cape Town and her people, their struggles, victories and personalities, all with a hefty dose of comedy. Tuesday, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm R435pp (incl. Drink on arrival & 4 course dinner) Richards Supper Stage, 229a Corner Main Road, Corner Glengariff, Tel: (021) 434 4497 ART Silence – Artwork on Paper The popupart premier includes work from wellknown local artists Sam Nhlengethwa, Judith Mason, Penny Siopsis, Willem Boshoff, Diane Victor, Conrad Botes and Anton Kannemeyer amongst others. Until 25 April Chenshia, 2nd Floor, Rede- The Next 48hOURS • Entertainment Guide Gadget Buddies of tourism. We are pleased to hear that SA Tourism is heading the virtual reality tourism revolution and can’t wait to see it at our local travel shows. GPS revolution The Fitbit range of ‘fitness trackers’ By Imran Khan Twitter: @ImranK_o Email: [email protected] Fitness Trackers The trend to become healthy and fit is taking South Africa by storm. From the beginning of 2015 we have noticed a variety of products in shops that promise to assist you in living healthier. What is more bizarre is that these products are not only available in sports stores, but computer shops as well. We are talking about a new breed of smart watches called ‘fitness trackers’. These trackers assist you by tracking your sleep patterns, counting your calorie consumption, counting your steps or tracking your heart rate 24 hours, seven days a week. So why do we need them? The data collected is done in real time and can be uploaded to your computer or laptop. You can then view this data and use the software included to suggest ways that you can improve the data and ultimately your health. This is like having a personal trainer on your wrist 24 hours a day. We found a few products in store, but the most popular ones are made by Jawborn, Fitbit and Garmin. Oculus for SA Tourism South African Tourism has officially adopted virtual reality as one of its methods to promote South Africa as a tourist destination abroad. They will soon install virtual reality pods in specific areas around London and Manchester. At these pods, users can go on a five minute virtual reality trip around South Afrca, learning about South African food, wine, attractions and music. SA Tourism has partnered with Oculus Rift and is the first country to be involved with this form We remember the year when GPS (Global Positioning Units) came to South Africa. They were all very expensive and companies that sold you the hardware also sold you a subscription to their map services. However, that has changed since the invention of Google Maps and Android smart phones. Most Android users are not aware of it, but their smart phones can actually be used as a full GPS unit, though slightly limited. As Android grew more popular, GPS companies started moving away from hardware to Android Applications. You can now download GPS applications to your phone from companies like TomTom and Garmin. These apps give you the entire GPS service straight to your smart phone. From the few that we tried, the TomTom GO app stood out for us. TomTom offers a free download of their application for a limited time and it costs R250 for a full year’s subscription for the unlimited version. Despite the cost, this app does offer more features like Live Traffic, advanced maps covering more of SA and still comes in cheaper than buying a standalone GPS unit. ART MARKETS MARKETS fine North Wharf, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore, Tel: (021) 418 4618 weekly Friday night Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market out of the same space (an old converted postal plane hangar in the heart of the suburb). While she gives much of her attention to the regular evening event, she launched the vibey daytime clothing and design fair in an effort to find expression for her long-time love of beautiful attire. Every 1st Saturday of the month @ 11am – 4pm Blue Bird Garage, Muizenberg, Tel: 082 3312471 month @ 10am – 4pm Alphen Community Centre Hall, Constantia Main Road, Opposite Constantia Village, Tel: 084 6267499 Bit by Bit Mosaic Full day workshops that are perfect for beginners – ‘you will be amazed at what you can achieve after just one day,’ says owner Kerry Atherstone. What a fantastic way to spend the day; relax, learn an amazing skill and you get to take home your project. R400 per person including lunch. Observatory, Cape Town, Tel: 079 042 3908 Big Tree Mosaics Join Michelle McConnell, who started her journey into the art of mosaics after an inspirational trip to Turkey, at her home studio in Durbanville. 9:30am – 12:30pm & 6pm – 8pm R60 – R90 42 Primula Crescent, Wellway Park East, Durbanville, Tel: 073 653 2688 Fiddlewood Pottery Studios Classes are small and intimate giving students ample individual attention as they learn the tricks of the trade. Beginners are more than welcome to come and learn about pottery basics such as; glazing, firing, hand as well as wheelwork. 10am – 12:30pm, 7:30pm – 10pm & 5pm – 9:30pm R410 Fiddlewood Pottery Studio 88, 1st Avenue, Harfield Village, Claremont, Tel: (021) 671 2515 MARKETS Good Night Market Launch For the inaugural Night Market, a photographic exhibition based on the theme of ‘Unordinary’ features large-scale photographs by both established and emerging local photographers. The monthly market brings live music, food trucks, a drinks bar and a central creative showcase to the Watershed. 29 April @ 10am – 9pm Watershed, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 408 7840 Tokai Forest Market This market has a little bit of something for visitors of all ages. It also provides an opportunity for some family quality time and adventure. There is a great deal of fun to be had for each member of the family, from activities for the kids to shopping for the teens as well as culinary highlights for the foodies. Every Saturday @ 9am – 2pm Tokai Forest, Orpen Road/ Spaanchemat River Road, Tokai Fashion in the Village Market The monthly market is the passion project of Cape Town local and fashion guru Kim Speer, who also runs the 6 The Next 48hOURS www.48hours.co.za Durbanville Saturday Market With over 200 stalls you will find everything from crafts, food and plants. Bring the kids and enjoy the market under the ancient oak trees while listening to soulful music play in the background. Every 1st Saturday of every month @ 8:30am – 2pm FREE Gardens of Rust en Vrede Estate, Wellington Rd, Durbanville, Tel: 072 173 1040 Milnerton Flea Market Cape Town’s most diverse outdoor market and famous landmark for bargain hunters! Enjoy endless variety of used items ranging from household goods and bric-a-brac, to collectables and antiques at bargain prices. Open weather permitting from 8am Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays Ample free parking Marine Drive (R27), Metro Industrial For further info visit www.milnertonfleamarket.co.za City Bowl Market on Hope Pull in and get your fill of exotic eats and wholesome treats. Along with Food from around the world - breakfast and lunch Smoothies, gourmet coffee, delicious desserts, beer, wine, ginger beer, live music, beautiful clothing & jewellery, and more. Every Thursday & Saturday 14 Hope Street, Gardens, Tel: 073 2708043 The Palms Market brings Die Platteland to City Tables “Here we laugh, make music, and exchange hugs and chats with familiar faces. We sell food from the heart and it’s like meeting up with old friends on the village square every Saturday: shopping, eating and drinking – as likeminded people have done for centuries.” EVERY Saturday @ 9am 2pm FREE parking The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, (021) 462 0394 www.palms.co.za [email protected] Alphen Antiques and Collectables Markets A variety of items will be on sale. Entry is free, there is ample parking and refreshments are available. 2nd & 4th Sunday of every Bay Harbour Market (Hout Bay) An inspiring destination for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this weekend market kicks off with Friday Nite LIVE!, offering live music, at least 26 culinary experts catering to everything from Tunisian cuisine, Seafood platters, Oven-fired Pizza to gourmet Sandwiches, speciality soups and everything in-between. Dates & times: Friday Nite LIVE!: 5 pm to 9 pm; Sunday: 9.30 am to 4 pm. Extended trading hours on Saturdays from 16 November 2013: Saturdays 10.30am6pm 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town EVENTS Decorex 2015 South Africa’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition. 24 – 27 April R15 – R80 CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town SA Cheese Festival The 14th celebration presents a variety of cheeses and other deli products. 25 – 27 April @ 10am R100 – R130 Sandringham Road, Stellenbosch, Tel: (021) 975 4440 MUSIC The City EP Launch Join TheCity in celebrating this momentous night that’ll be bringing futuristic sounds to the city. 24 April @ 9pm The Imperial, 31 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town The Big Blues Meets Rock Festival Get down to Hillcrest Quarry for an eclectic mix of blues and rock. 26 April Hillcrest Quarry, 15 Church Street, Durbanville, Tel: (021) 976 4959 Freedom Day Festival Dance to the sounds of ultimate freedom with four international bands. 27 April @ 10:30am Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Westcoast Ostrich Ranch Van Schoorsdrif Road, Philadelphia off N7, Cape Town NIGHTLIFE Friday Night Side Show featuring Shift FNNS is back in action with another carnage driven meltdown lead by Shift. 24 April @ 9pm The Side Show, 11 Mechau Street, Cape Town, Tel: 082 0770315 24 April - 30 April 2015 The Next 48hOURS • Entertainment Guide NIGHTLIFE KIDS FUN KIDS FUN Roastin’Records – A Celebration of Vinyl Gemstones in the Scratch Patch Simons Town Kick it old school with smooth vinyl sounds. 24 April @ 9pm The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town, Tel: 084 5552048 A visit to topstones is fun. Tour the Topstones factory with the kids; there is plenty for the little ones to have a flied day, and watch gemstones being tumble-polished and crafted into a wide variety of products. Monday – Friday @ 8:30am – 4:45pm, Saturdays & Sundays @ 9am – 5:30pm Scratch Patch, Cape Town, Dido Valley Road, outside Simon’s Town, Tel: (021) 786 2020 Friday: 12pm -6pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9am-6pm Off Carl Cronje Drive, Opposite Bellville Velodrome, Tel: (021) 949 4439 Yoh!Hogwarts Express 25 April @ 8pm The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town, Tel: 084 5552048 KIDS FUN Discover a unique Two Oceans Aquarium in the Waterfront Paintball The Book Lounge For younger children (3-8 years) there’s adventure of a different kind every Saturday at 11am at the Book Lounge. The exciting stories will take them along for a different journey each week. It’s a great way to get them excited about reading and exploring the wonderful world of books. Saturdays @ 11am FREE 71 Roeland Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 462 2425 One of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be5 seen this spectacular underwater nature reserve. Adults – R125, Pensioners & Students (14-17) – R97, Kids (4-13) – R60 Open: Daily @ 9:30am – 6pm (incl. Public Holidays) Two Ocean Aquarium Cape Town, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 418 3823 Teamwork, stealth and strategy are all part of what makes it so exciting. Hiding behind trees, belly crawling through the grass or strategising with their team will soon make them forget about their computers. R130 Monday – Sunday: 9:15am12:45pm, 1:15pm – 4:45pm Area 51, Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 790 7603 Ice Skating in Cape Town Camel Riding The Science Centre Come rain or shine - ice skating is a must! Whether you want to organise a party or just want to go skating with one or two friends, the ice rink is a whole lot of fun. Monday – Friday @ 10am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 4:30pm, Saturdays @ 9am – 11:30am, 12pm – 2:30pm & 3pm – 5:30pm R40pp including skates Grandwest, Tel: (021) 535 2260 If the paintball sounds a bit too hectic then why not take your kids for a camel ride at Imhoff Farm next door to the paintball. Tuesdays – Sundays and public holidays: 12pm – 4pm Short rides: R60 for adults, R40 for children, outride: R200 Please be aware that rides are not offered when it is raining or in stormy weather. Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie, Cape Town, Tel: 082 3443163 A world of discovery under one roof, the Science Centre features a wide variety of interactive displays and exciting activities for your enjoyment. Monday to Saturday 9am 4:30pm; Sundays & Public Holidays 10am - 4:30pm 370B Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 300 3200 Atlantic Rail Steam Train Pirate Boat Vintage fun for the whole family. Buxom, beautiful and still hard at work at the ripe age of 63, Jenny hasn’t let the wrinkles of time mar her life’s mission. Cape Town to Simon’s Town and back one to three Sundays a month. Kids @ R150 – Adults @ R250 Cape Town Train Lodge Hotel, Tel: (021) 558 5805 Craving adventure on the high seas? Set sail aboard the Jolly Roger and enjoy the live pirate show out at sea. Children will love the authentic looking pirate ship and the sense of adventure that the crew helps to create. Daily cruises: adults: R130, children: R60, sunset cruise: children: R100, adults: R200. Opening times: Subject to weather conditions V&A Waterfront Harbour, Cape Town, Tel: (021 421 0909 Magic Village The arcade venue is an extremely popular section of the casino with people of all ages enjoying the gaming facilities on offer. Daily @ 11am – 10pm, Weekends @ 10am – 12am & School Holidays @ 11am – 11pm Magic Company, Grandwest Casino & Entertainment World, Vanguard Drive, Goodwood, Tel: (021) 534 0244 Beautiful Butterfly World Visit this Winelands paradise and be privileged to see resting butterflies, exotic spiders and scary scorpions up close. Monday – Friday @ 9am – 3pm Route 44, Klapmuts (near Stellenbosch and Paarl), Cape Winelands, Tel: (021) 875 5628 Noordhoek Farm Village Renowned for long white sandy beaches, vast wetlands and ancient milkwood forest, Noordhoek epitomizes a relaxed, unhurried lifestyle that is sought after by many environmentalists and artists, so don’t be surprised to find horses, pigs, cows, hens, ducks and rabbits roaming the gardens and open public spaces. Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek, Tel: (021) 789 2812 24 April - 30 April 2015 Go-karting Need for speed? Let them race each other around the 310m mini replica of the Killarney racetrack, complete with twists and turns to keep the adrenaline pumping. Adults: R100, children: R90 Opening times: Mondays – Sunday @ 9:30am – 10pm 10 Myhof Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 683 2670 Cool Runnings Tobogganing Park We’ve swapped sunshine and beaches for the lure of snow here in Cape Town but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the winter sports they get to enjoy elsewhere. Opening Times: Tuesday – Embark on a cheesy taste journey this Freedom weekend Cape Town Museums The musty smell of old photographs and historic artefacts in well-lit showrooms offers a welcome retreat from the rainy weather outside. 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 481 3900 Grandwest Children’s Entertainment Clay Café The Clay Café makes for a memorable day of creativity and recreation for children and parents alike. Monday – Sunday @ 9am – 5pm Old Dairy, Oakhurst Farm, Main Road, Hout Bay, Tel: (021) 790 3318 Green Point Park Perfect for a family outing with scooter, bikes and picnic baskets. Open Daily @ 7am – 7pm Green Point Park, Bay Road, Green Point, Tel: (021) 417 0111 OUTDOORS The Boulders Penguin Colony Welcome to paradise: penguins and beautiful beaches in a seaside village. Pen- Cheese bliss awaits C heese lovers can expect a unique taste sensation with innovative food pairings presented by culinary artist and celebrity personalities at the SA Cheese Festival, to be held at Sandringham in Stellenbosch from Friday to Monday, April 25 to 27. The Dairy Square will be home to the Checkers Cheese Emporium, which will house a vast variety of cheese and related products. This year sees a new record with the largest amount of space occupied by cheese exhibitors in 14 years. The Checkers Market Theatre will feature the likes of Nataniël, Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris, Sarie food editor Herman Lensing and Kokkedore Johnny Hamman & Marius Uys, where they will showcase their celebrated culinary skills and whipping up mouth-watering dishes with gourmet cheeses and meat, paired with local and international wines. The Afrox Cooking Pot is set to sizzle this year. The programme will feature a selection of innova- tive food pairings and entertaining presenters. The Agri-Expo Mall will feature a carefully selected variety of related products for you to taste and purchase for later enjoyment. A new addition is the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Cape Made: Taste the Alternatives exhibition. Alternative products such as pomegranates, olives, herbs, mushrooms, nuts, honey, indigenous tea and sour figs compliments cheese perfectly, and visitors to the Festival can look forward to exploring this innovative new addition while supporting local niche markets in the process. The Cheese Festival will bring cheese to life in many different ways, one of which is cheese art. The daily Ladismith Cheese Carving Competition will create lots of fun for those who dare to try their hand at creating a work of art from a block of cheese. Superb quality eateries and food trucks in the Gourmet Lane will ensure that you will be spoilt for choice when planning for lunch or early supper. Children will be entertained with a variety of activities in the Kiddies Corner and the Milk Factory, where they will be able to interact with animals from different dairy breeds. The Cornetto Teen Zone is one innovative activity where teens can chill with friends amidst the buzz of thousands of Cheese Festivalgoers. * Tickets are available at Computicket, or Shoprite or Checkers stores at R130 per day. Senior citizens pay R100 and children 13 years and younger enter free. No tickets will be sold at the gates. The festival opening times are from 10am to 6pm each day. Sandringham is conveniently located next to the N1, exit 39, between Cape Town and Paarl. For more information, call 021 975 4440; send an email to [email protected] agriexpo.co.za; or visit www. cheesefestival.co.za. OUTDOORS OUTDOORS OUTDOORS OUTDOORS guins live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, but yes, you will also find them in South Africa, in the seaside village Simon’s Town in False Bay between Fish Hoek and Cape Point - an easy hour‘s drive from Cape Town. February – March: 8am – 6.30pm April – September: 8am – 5pm October – November: 8am – 6.30pm December – January: 7am – 7.30pm Conservation fee: Adults, R45 adults; children under the age of 12, R20 @ free entrance for WILD card holders. Sanparks, Tel: (021) 786 2329 The Company’s Garden stock & is a safe place for children to play. Open Daily: 8am – 6pm Corner Victoria Road & Searle Street, Woodstock, Tel: (021) 400 3031 for gentle walks and its lawns provide ample space for picnics. Open Daily @ 8am – 6pm Corner Campground Road & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 689 4185 Featuring a historical city park, a rose garden, a fish pond, an aviary & numerous trees of botanical and historical significance. Summer: 7am – 7pm & Winter: 7am – 6pm Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 400 2521 De Waal Park A cool retreat in summer, dogs delight in the pond around the Victorian fountain while the children enjoy themselves in the playground. Open daily @ 8am – 6pm Upper Orange Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 400 2521 Trafalgar Park This park is situated in Wood- www.48hours.co.za Arderne Gardens The Arderne Gardens, with its Japanese garden, shady glades and romantic nooks, conjures up happy memories for many Capetonians as a place to bring young children or take precious wedding photographs. Open Daily @ 9am – 4pm Main Street, Claremont, Tel: (021) 689 4185 Rondebosch Park This is an open park with big trees, and features a variety of flora. There are pathways Maynardville Park This district park features rolling expanses of lawn populated with trees and a vibrant eco-system of birds. The garden includes the famous Maynardville open-air theatre. There is also a water feature and children’s playground. Opening hours: daily 8am – 6pm Corner Church & Wolfe Street | Wynberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 689 4185 The Next 48hOURS 7 Movies The Next 48hOURS • Movie Releases Still showing: ‘Run All Night’ FILM: THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON CAST: RObERT DOwNEy JR., CHRIS HEMSwORTH, MARk RUFFALO, CHRIS EVANS, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMy RENNER, DON CHEADLE, CObIE SMULDERS, JAMES SpADER, SAMUEL L. JACkSON, AARON TAyLOR-JOHNSON AND ELIzAbETH OLSEN DIRECTOR: JOSS wHEDON Marvel Studios presents ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. FUN FACTS • Hulk got a welcomed upgrade to his wardrobe with the addition of stretchy pants, which he wears underneath his clothes. No more will he be caught in the embarrassing situation of being half-naked in shredded clothing when he Hulksout. The pants, made of high-tech, microfiber fabric, stretch with him. FILM: FRENCH TOAST CAST: LIkA bERNING, THIERRy bALLARIN, DEON LOTz, HéLèNE LOMbARD, pAUL DU TOIT, RObERTA FOx, TRUDI CONRADIE DIRECTOR: pAUL kRüGER AND ANéL STOLp Photographer Lise le Roux (Lika Berning) lives with her father on a wine farm near Stellenbosch. Her mother passed away some time ago, leaving a secret French toast family recipe behind as a symbol of her legacy. One day Lise stumbles upon her mother’s old diary and to her astonishment finds out that she has a brother or sister somewhere in France. Despite the fact that Theo, her father’s righthand winemaker, is about to propose, Lise decides to travel to Paris in order to find her lost sibling and hopefully some truth about her mother. On arrival in Paris she meets a French chef, Jean-Pierre Baptiste. Jean-Pierre is looking for a photographer for his new cookbook. Lise agrees to take the photos for his cookbook, if he returns the favour by helping her to track the clues to her lost sibling. As they explore Paris together, Jean-Pierre’s expressive personality slowly unrav- 8 The Next 48hOURS • Another new character on The Avengers team is Vision, played by Paul Bettany, who previously had voiced Jarvis in the “Iron Man” films. He’s an artificial life form whose look is truly unique. Vision’s powers are spectacular and he represents a new power base for The Avengers team. Iron Man in Hulkbusting mode • Thanks to Tony Stark’s engineering skills, Hawkeye received an upgrade to his weaponry. He now has many new arrow tips that serve different purposes. Some of these are explained in the movie and others the audience will just get the joy of seeing deployed on screen. Hawkeye’s quiver has also changed — it is more automated and faster loading, and is capable of holding nine arrows. • An exciting change was also made to Captain America’s shield. It now has the ability to be called back, much like the Iron Man suits. Instead of having two handles in the back, the shield now has a magnetic element that clips onto Cap’s gauntlet. • Courtesy of Tony Stark, Black Widow gets to flaunt new fighting batons, which are based on Escrima Sticks. But Black Widow’s two sticks are charged exactly the same as her stingers, so when she jabs, she is not only striking her opponent, but delivering a massive jolt of power as well. • The Avengers Tower set is designed to serve the story in multiple ways. In the movie, the Tower, designed and built by Tony Stark, is a gathering place for The Avengers — a place to plan, do business, relax or study. There is a lounge area, three laboratory areas plus a machine room, a gym, a relaxation area and a locker room. The Tower was also designed to provide everything Tony Stark needs for his work and research. • New characters entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the comic book world are Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), who have powers that have not yet been seen on screen. Pietro is lightning fast and Wanda possesses the power of telekinesis, and she is able to fire neurons in people’s brains remotely using her powers and as a result can manipulate their minds. • The Hulkbuster is an iconic piece of Iron Man tech — a prebuilt supersuit designed to take on the Hulk. The Hulkbuster Armor was developed by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, after they studied the Hulk’s physical actions and strength levels in an effort to find a way to contain him and minimize the damage caused by his rages. A satellite in low orbit is always around Banner and at a moment’s notice, Tony Stark can deploy the Hulkbuster armor, get into it and stop the Hulk in his tracks — theoretically. • Real locations around the world were used in the film to ground the story in reality and support the notion that The Avengers are truly a global threatthwarting team. From England to South Africa, Italy and Korea, the production filmed in real environments that added depth and complexity to the look of the finished movie. • A unique asset to the production in Seoul was the use of drones and remote control cars to put the camera in places that could never be achieved by camera operators or helicopters. The production enlisted the expertise of brothers Menstru Pa, who is the Korean National Champion in drone flying, and Pak Min Keu, who is the Korean National Champion in remote car racing. • On this film, production designer Charles Wood and his team built an enormous, new Avengers Tower set that is the largest set ever built for a Marvel film. Much of the movie takes place there on its many different levels. A large expanse of glass opens the view to New York City and one can also see a hangar for the Quinjet. The multiple environments are all connected, with the ability to move from downstairs to upstairs and vice versa. A scene from ‘The Book Of Life’ els Lise’s reserved layers. Lise’s life starts transforming into a palette of new tastes, textures, colours and emotions... Then something happens and Jean-Pierre disap- pears, but Lise has promised him that she will not try to find him. Does Lise eventually find the truth that she hoped would set her free? FILM: THE bOOk OF LIFE CAST: CHRISTINA AppLEGATE, ICE CUbE, kATE DEL CASTILLO, HECTOR ELIzONDO, DIEGO LUNA, RON pERLMAN, zOË SALDANA, CHANNING TATUM DIRECTOR: JORGE R. GUTIERREz ‘The Book Of Life’, a vibrant animated fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village. LABIA Fri 24 – Wed 29 April Gardens R45 (Subject to Concessions) Daily 2.30, 8.15pm (no 2.30pm Sun, no 8.15pm Wed) SAINT LAURENT (SUbS 16NSDL) Daily 12.15, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15pm ENEMY (16SNL) Daily 2.30, 8.30pm (no 8.30pm Wed) INHERENT VICE (18DLNSV) Daily 12.15, 6.00pm STILL ALICE (10-12PGL) But Manolo and his equally courageous best friend Joaquin are not your typical Prince Charmings; the object of their affections is far from being your average princess; and ‘The Book Of Life’ is a fairy tale that doesn’t go by the book. Presenting a grand mythology set in visually spectacular worlds never seen before, the film brings together director Jorge R. Gutierrez’s unique visual style and a crowd-pleasing mix of adventure, action, comedy, romance and music. Tel (021) 424 5927 www.thelabia.co.za Daily 11.30am, 4.00pm (no 4.00pm Mon) THEORY OF EVERYTHING (7-9PG) Daily 8.30pm (except Sun) bIRDMAN (16SLV) Daily 1.45, 6.15pm THE IMITATION GAME (10-12PGP) Daily 12.00, 6.00pm (no 6.00pm Fri) THE SECOND bEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (7-9PG) Lika Berning in ‘French Toast’ www.48hours.co.za 24 April - 30 April 2015 DINNER, FROM DRINKS AND * A CHANCE TO GET LUCKY (VALUED AT R520) R280 R280 • Buffet meal at Quarterdeck Restaurant, GrandWest • Two glasses of wine or soft drinks at Quarterdeck Restaurant, GrandWest • R100 non-negotiable gaming offer R380 • Buffet meal at Quarterdeck Restaurant, GrandWest • Two glasses of wine or soft drinks at Quarterdeck Restaurant, GrandWest • Two Roxy Revue Bar Show tickets • R100 non-negotiable gaming offer (value R520) (value R700) *Rules with complete offer available at the MVG Rewards Centre and suninternational.com Tell us about your experience, your feedback is important | www.suninternational.com/tellus GRANDWEST CASINO SUPPORTS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING. GAMBLING FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS AND OLDER. WINNERS KNOW WHEN TO STOP. NATIONAL RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING TOLL-FREE COUNSELLING LINE 0800 006 008. SUN INTERNATIONAL CASINOS ARE LICENSED CASINOS. The Next 48hOURS • Fooding Around When the lights go out Fooding around with Jenny Morris ‘Cooking with Gas’ will get you outdoors cooking more than you ever thought possible. In its pages you will find showstopper recipes for entertaining, as well as a simple, quick chicken breast recipe for a mid-week dinner. Before you know it, all your friends will be asking you for tips and tricks when cooking with gas. Let’s cook! Marinated Springbok Loin @jennymorrischef W orking with publisher and photographer Russel Wasserfall, Jean Nel is back to tackle some of the myths about cooking on a gas flame. He shows you how to cook anything from boerewors or steak, to smoked salmon and the most amazing slow-cooked pulled beef you’ve ever eaten. Ingredients: • 1 springbok loin • A few sprigs of rosemary • 8–10 rashers of streaky bacon • Soaked kitchen string For the marinade: 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 250ml red wine 2 bay leaves 30ml olive oil 30ml soya sauce Juice of 1 orange 15ml dried thyme 15ml wholegrain mustard Peel of 1 orange Ingredients: Sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Once cool, add the rest of the marinade ingredients. Put the springbok loin in a re-sealable bag, pour marinade over, seal and refrigerate overnight. Remove the loin from the marinade. Place rosemary springs on the loin and wrap with the streaky bacon. Tie the loin with the soaked kitchen string. Heat your gas braai to medium heat. Place the springbok loin on the braai grid and place the foil-wrapped brick on top. Close the lid and cook loin for 4–6 minutes. Using braai tongs, set the brick aside. Turn the loin over, replace the brick and braai for 2–3 minutes. The braai time should be between 9 and 12 minutes. 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