It is quite fitting that we celebrate mother Africa a week after Mother’s Day. Africa Day brings with it an array of exciting events near you. Phumlani S Langa sifts through the best of the week.
May 25, 2pm
R150 to R450 at howler.co.za
Catch Nigerian musical talent, Asa and Mr Eazi who are headlining this boutique festival. The whole line-up is a collection of fine talent from all around the third world, African and elsewhere.
Ekurhuleni Jazz Festival
May 25, 11am
R270 to R1 350 at computicket.com
Jazz was created by Africans, so don’t let them try tell you otherwise and if they do, trace the origins of rock’n’roll back to legends, such as Robert Johnson, just to illustrate the point. Or you could be Ray Charles to the nonsense and get a ticket to this festival that aims to revive the spirit of local jazz.
Combo Comedy Show
May 25, 8pm
R200 to R300 at computicket.com
Catch Sifiso Nene unleash a few diabolical comedic combinations.
Jams On Ice – Soweto
Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown
May 25, 12pm
R120 to R350 at computicket.com
Catch AKA live. Say what you want about the man but he does have a tendency to deliver memorable performances.
Africa Day Groove
May 25, 12pm
R100 at webtickets.co.za
You can indulge in music, food and art at this celebration of African liberation. The event commemorates Africa Day, an out-and-out fiesta of freedom.
Out of the Closet – Soweto #AllRoads2DurbanPride
May 24, 6pm
R100 to R200 at ticketpros.co.za
Durban pride month is fast approaching. In the hopes of getting you warmed up for that, this party will get you swaying and bopping the night away.
Castle Lite Unlocks Pretoria
African Beer Emporium
May 25, 5pm
R60 at webtickets.co.za
Castle Lite unlocked US rapper Post Malone ... now they find themselves in a position where they need to drum up support for this event before it goes down. All hate aside, Rouge and Riky Rick are better than Malone.
The SA State Theatre
May 15 to 19
Show times: Wednesday to Saturday 8pm,
R80 at webtickets.co.za
This provocative production celebrates the life of one of the pioneering activists in the country as far as rights for the LGBTQI community is concerned.
Six In The City Comedy
Lagom Café & Theatre Bistro
May 23, 8pm
R185 to R295 at quicket.co.za
Six local comics welcome you to join them for a night of wholesome and home-grown humour.
Sho Madjozi & More: Zakifo Music Festival
May 25, 8pm
R250 to R400 at howler.co.za
Zakifo wants to celebrate powerful, creative, African women and we are totally with it. On the bill is, of course, Sho Madjozi and her vibrant dance moves, with Moonchild Sanelly & Eme as well as conscious rapper Dope Saint Jude.
As The Sun Goes Down
May 19, 2pm
This is where the hipsters get down in Durbs. They have resident DJs and the fun will be going down at the New Florida Fields Garden which is apparently quite the vibe, darling.
Trevor Gumbi, Glen Biderman-Pam, Kristel Zweers and Mark Johnson
Cape Town Comedy Club
May 22 to 25, 8.30pm
R50 to R120 at computicket.com
This stellar line up of funny people will leave you and your mates rolling about in blissful laughter.