Entertainment Bites 23 October 2017

‘The suitcase’ opens at the Market Theatre

After a successful six-week tour in the UK, “The Suitcase” is set to run at the Market Theatre from 20 October to 26 November. South African writer Es’kia Mphahlele wrote the original short story that has now been adapted for the stage by director James Ngcobo. The play features actors Desmond Dube, Masasa Mbangeni (Thembeka from “Scandal!”), Siyabonga Twala, John Lata and Nokukhanya Dlamini,

Set in 1950’s Sophiatown, the play tells the story of a young black couple that dreams of wealth and social upstanding. Together they leave for the city and soon discover the hardships that come with city life. Unemployment, poverty and the pressures of city life become too much for the young husband who must struggle to provide for his pregnant wife. One day on a bus, he steals an unattended suitcase. The stolen suitcase soon leads to dramatic twists and consequences.

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How to Halloween on a ghostly budget

With Halloween being the last hoorah before exams start there is a temptation to go all out before getting behind the books. But your bank balance might look dreary as it seems like you have more year than money left. That is why Perdeby took the liberty of showing you how you can still make this Halloween one for the books, but on a budget.
Let us kick things off for those who do not actually care about the ghosts or ghouls, and only use Halloween as an excuse to play dress-up. Unfortunately, most party stores ridiculously overcharge for costumes and flimsy props, regardless of the subpar quality. But do not fret or fear, because Perdeby has your back. We took a look at a number of go-to looks for this season that can be pulled off by simply cleaning out your cupboard and adding a few minor details.
Ladies, if you love Disney but you are not feeling the princess vibe this year, you can transform yourself into Darla from Finding Nemo with just a bag of water, a fake fish, pigtails and DIY braces madeform craft wire. Also, if you want the perfect excuse to be late you can go as Alice in Wonderland’s White Rabbit by pairing a white dress with a red blazer, and of course, bunny ears. For an extratouch you can add a blue bow and a pocket watch. If you want your costume to be more current simply wear your cutest outfit and add an elaborate flower crown, and so become a living Snapchat filter.

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Lynnwood is Buzzing: Inside Four New Bars


If you have not been yet, you have at the very least seen the new bars that have opened along Lynnwood Road just across from the Hillcrest campus. This stretch is popularly said to be on the rise to become the new Square with four new establishments that have been opened since August this year. Upon visiting these bars and chatting with their owners, it is clear that each fulfils a unique role and caters to a specific market. Here is an inside look at these bars and what you can expect from them.

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Entertainment Bites 16 October 2017

Fokofpolisiekar’s Selfmedi­kasie is finally here

The Afrikaans hard rock band has hinted at this album release for months and it is finally here. The album was released on iTunes, Apple Music and in stores. Along with the highly anticipated album the band released a music video for their song “Dis in my bloed babe”. According to the press release, “Fokofpolisiekar tried to capture the spirit of the music that influenced them when they were teenagers”. Selfmedikasie was completely self-produced by funds raised with the band earlier this year and recorded in guitarist Johnny de Ridder’s recording studio.

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Oppi survival guide: all you need to know


Perdeby staff are preparing for Oppikoppi this year, getting our best mangos ready to go, and we have put together a list of advice from those brave few staff members who returned safely after last year’s Oppi, with things they can’t un-see to help you get back safely too.

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