Check out a few things you can do this week

Nailed: New production at The Market Theatre Pictures:supplied
Nailed: New production at The Market Theatre Pictures:supplied

It’s a new month and your pocket should be feeling a little healthier. Phumlani S Langa has selected a few fresh events that should be fun and not too strenuous on the wallet.

JOBURG

THEATRE

Nailed

The Market Theatre

February 8 to March 3

R90 to R150 at webtickets.co.za

This is a story that is still playing out on the very real stage that is our government. A tale of corruption and the abuse of power by those we place at the helm.

BOOK DISCUSSION

The Colour of Wine

Skoobs Theatre of Books, Montecasino

February 7, 6pm

Free event, RSVP to nicola@bookstorm.co.za

Head to Skoobs for a lively discussion on The Colour of Wine, a book that isn’t just another tome about picturesque Cape vineyards. Instead, it tells the remarkable story of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy through the personal journeys of black winemakers.

“Our history through the story of wine. Exquisite. Entertaining,” Azania Mosaka called it. Attending the discussion will be winemaker Ntsiki Biyela, chief executive of Vinpro Foundation Unathi Mantshongo, and international wine judge and writer Michael Fridjhon, as well as the book’s editor, Harriet Perlman.

THROWBACK JAMS

Nostalgia Ultra

Kitchener’s, 71 Juta Street

February 9, 1pm

Free entrance

Throw it back at the kitchen. Resident deejays will give you a taste of days past and the sounds of the 90s.

PRETORIA

OUTDOOR MUSIC AND COMEDY

Park Acoustics

Voortrekker Monument

February 3, 10am

R150 at plankton.mobi

Nina Hastie will be at this event. There’ll also be other things going on, including deejays and what-not. But Nina Hastie will be over there, so...

LIVE MUSIC

Fresh Sundays ft DJ Fresh

Altitude Champagne Garden

February 9, 12pm

Free entrance

The Big Dawg is taking up a month-long residency at this swanky venue.

PICNIC

Valentine’s Picnic and Movie Under the Stars

Idlewild Country Estate, Irene

February 9, 6pm

R600 at idlewildce.co.za

It is the month for a little loving. I hope you aren’t one of those people who waits for February to show your person some love. If you’re like me, you’re an everyday lover, then this is just a month to keep doing what we do. A picnic and movie under the stars is mad romantic, so pull up. Their basket for two is filled with biltong, spring rolls, chicken wraps, doughnuts, wine and more – just pack a picnic blanket.

SOWETO

SOWETO DERBY

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

FNB Stadium, Nasrec

February 9, 3.30pm

R70 to R150 at computicket.com

Derby day has arrived. Get your colours on and hopefully there will be a goal fest in store for these cross-town rivals.

MARKET

The LoCrate Market Fifth Birthday Celebration

Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers

February 3, 11am

Free entry

This legendary market turns five years old this year and it plans on celebrating in a big way. Expect good food, a timeless vibe and a few surprises.

PARTY

Stylist Sunday Presents Ladies on Fleek

Roadhouse Pub and Grill, Dobsonville

February 3, 12pm

R50 to R80 entrance

A young message from the organisers of this event: “We do it for our ladies this February. We do it for our mothers, sisters and our wives.”

I personally couldn’t think of a better reason to party hard.

ELSEWHERE

CAPE TOWN

The Soil

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

February 3, 5.30pm

R150 to R190 at webtickets.co.za

Without a doubt, this is one of the most worthwhile bands in it right now. Catch these ferocious vocalists doing what they’re best at.

DURBAN

Woza Albert!

Baxter Theatre

February 5 to March 2

R100 at webtickets.co.za

South African theatre giants Mbongeni Ngema and Percy Mtwa reprise their original roles, which they created four decades ago, in one of the most brilliant classics, Woza Albert! This internationally acclaimed play, directed by Christopher John, is set to make local theatre history with this revival.

DURBAN

KZN Vegan Market

Golden Hours Family Market

February 9, 10am

Free entry

A culinary celebration of all things animal-free. Go and see what compassion looks and tastes like.

My French Film Festival

Alliance Française de Durban, Morningside

February 6, 6pm

Free entrance. View the full programme at myfrenchfilmfestival.com/en/

This festival brings you free films from France, with more than 28 foreign films for you to view online and four to be screened at the Morningside-based institution.Refreshments will be available.


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