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 and ecology. Nothing is off limits – including the cou…
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 upsta…
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 Theatre in Centre Ville

Théâtre National Tunisien Le 4ème Art

Built as a cinema but now functioning as an intimate theatre space, this is the epicentre of Tunis' cultural scene. Home of the Théâtre National Tunisien (Tunisian National Theatre), it hosts performances of theatre…
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 …