This week we have a Robin Hood show in Cape Town, Shrek in Joburg plus a charity event and a market.
We also have some Hasbro toy activations happening in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Robin Hood Charity Show: Canal Walk
24 June – 16 July
This is Canal Walk’s annual theatre production at their centre court on Friday, 24 June at 14:00 pm.
Produced by Fred Abrahamse & Marcel Meyer, Robin Hood is a musical feast that will warm the hearts of all, and leave everyone thinking about the good they can do in their own ‘hood’. A five metre talking tree, speaking falcon, Maid Marian and a host of other loveable and admirable characters, will help Robin on his quest to give to others, defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham and find love.
Canal Walk Shopping Centre and the Hyprop Foundation have this year partnered with the LEAP Science & Maths schools. All proceeds from the theatre programmes, as well as a percentage of the ticket sales from the staging of the performances will be donated to these no-fee schools. This is also a chance for everyone to do their bit for community, as throughout the theatre run, CWSC is also asking patrons and theatre goers to bring a can of food to help them and the LEAP schools to feed the minds and bodies of those less fortunate.
Book tickets at Computicket at a cost of R75 per person There will be three performances per day (11H00; 12H30 and 14H00) from Tuesday to Sunday.
1. Shrek at Gold Reef City
The lovable green ogre is back in musical form. If you don’t remember the story, Shrek the ogre is evicted from his swamp and meets a lovable donkey on his travels. He falls in love with Princess Fiona, who actually becomes an ogre herself at night due to a spell. You’ll have to watch it all to find out how it ends, but true love exists even for ogres!
This show has been in Durban in 2015, and according to this article, garnered a lot of awards including for sound, lighting, director, supporting actor, lead actress and actor as well as musical theatre production. It has also been staged on the West End and Broadway.
Show dates: 24 June – 17 July 2016
Show times: 14h30 (matinees) – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 19h30 (evening performances) – Friday and Saturday
Venue: The Lyric @ Gold Reef City Casino
Tickets: From R 150 to R 290.
Tickets are available online, or at Gold Reef City Box Office on +27 11 248 5000, Computicket outlets or Shoprites and Checkers.
2. Recording Studios Deaf Charity Event: (maybe not for the whole fam, but still a good event to support a worthy cause)
Recording Studios is a website that promotes South African musicians and to celebrate their fifth birthday they are holding an event featuring Shortstraw, Naming James, David Beretta Owens (of Lithium), Hellcats and PitVirus. The venue is the Good Luck Bar which is located at 1 Fox Street, Johannesburg.
This event is in aid of the deaf children and proceeds will go towards hearing aids and cochlear implants. A cochlear implant apparently costs R320 000! They are working through the organisation Hi Hopes which is the community outreach arm of the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. It provides support for families and is dedicated to helping deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.quicket.co.za/events/17528-hear-yee-recording-studios-5th-birthday/#/ for R60 or R80 at the door on the day. For more information on the event, visithttps://www.facebook.com/events/894803053972233/.
3. Cedar Square Banting and Health Foods Market
This is happening at Cedar Square in Fourways on 25 June 9am -1pm
Holiday Alert! Jobrug, Durban and Cape Town.
If you have kids on holiday this coming week, Hasbro has some activities planned around the country, starting in Sandton City, Mr. Price Court between 28 June – 4 July and then going to Durban (Gateway, Expo Explore Court, 6 – 10 July) and Cape Town (V&A Waterfront, H&M Court, 13 – 17 July)
At the Nerf station, there will be a Nerf firing range, where kids can blast away and potentially win some great prizes, a demo table where kids can learn about the new Modulus Blaster range, and finally, an iPad station with online games, and the chance to sign up for future events and giveaways. We’ve had a lot of fun with the Nerf gun, mostly being used by my husband while Nicky watches.
The My Little Pony station features a community activity table, with activities like friendship bracelet making, colouring in, a toy play area, and a hair salon where we will ‘ponify’ your little one’s hair. There will also be character cut-outs available for photo opportunities.
The Play-Doh station is where your kids’ imagination can run wild. There will be creativity workshops that feature the latest Play-Doh food playsets, and all kids will receive little chef hats and will be able pose for photos with their creations. We received a firehouse set (as part of the Play Doh Town series) and Nicky had a lot of fun with the Play Doh, making hair for the fireman and putting on his hat over it. Unfortunately he didn’t quite get the part that you have to take the Play Doh out of the moulds, but a lot of fun was had. The fireman even had his own little bed to sleep in with more places to put Play Doh underneath(the car is our own).