Entertainment

Top Choice Cabaret in Darling

Evita se Perron

This uniquely South African cabaret, featuring Pieter-Dirk Uys as his alter ego Evita Bezuidenhout, touches on everything from South African politics to history to ecology. Nothing is off limits – including the coun…
Top Choice Dance in Kampala

Ndere Centre

If you’re interested in traditional dance and music, try to catch a dinner-theatre performance of the Ndere Troupe at Ndere Centre. It showcases dances from many of Uganda’s tribal groups with high-energy shows taki…
Top Choice Theatre in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Alexander Bar & Café

Playwright Nicholas Spagnoletti and software engineer Edward van Kuik are the driving duo behind this fun, eccentric space in a gorgeous heritage building. Downstairs is a very popular LGBT-friendly bar while upstai…
Top Choice Live Music in Nairobi

Live at the Elephant

This may just be the most appealing live-music venue in town. It draws a trendy, upmarket crowd with its fair share of Nairobi hipsters for the regular program of up-and-coming artists (mostly Kenyan with some from …
Top Choice Theatre in Southern Suburbs

Baxter Theatre Centre

Since the 1970s the Baxter has been the focus of Capetonian theatre. There are three main venues at the centre – a 674-seat theatre, a concert hall and a studio – and between them they cover everything from comedy a…
Top Choice Live Music in Lagos

New Afrika Shrine

Just by showing up you'll get a political education, a lesson in shakin' it and a contact high. Though Fela's original Shrine was burnt down, this replacement run by his children is the best show in town. Femi Kuti …
Top Choice Jazz in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

Tamarin Hotel

Concerts indulge the passion for jazz of the hotel's owner (he's the one on sax) – the result is one of the best live-music venues on the island. On Tuesday jazz takes a break for some local séga rhythms, before nor…
Top Choice Live Music in Malkerns Valley

House on Fire

People visit this place especially for the ever-mutating cultural site/living gallery and experimental-performance space. Part of the Malandela's complex, the well-known venue hosts everything from African theatre, …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Dakar

Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor

This spacious arts centre occupying a whole city block is one of the main hubs of cultural activity in Dakar. It features an open-air stage (a fantastic place to catch a live-music gig), a good cafe, and exhibition …
Top Choice Live Music in Nairobi

Blankets & Wine

This monthly picnic-concert is one of the best-loved features on Nairobi's live-music circuit. Musicians vary, but the underlying principle is to support local and other East African acts, from acoustic and singer-s…