Autumn is here and so is the chill. Keep yourself warm and entertained with a wide array of interesting things in your neck of the woods. Phumlani S Langa will help you keep the cold at bay.
Shef and the Kitchen Music
R40 to R100 at joburgtheatre.com
Afro-jazz served to you like you have never had it before. The lyrics are in isiZulu, Setswana and English to convey their unique groove.
May 4, 6pm
R150 to R750 at computicket.com
It’s Joburg’s turn for a little high-speed and roaring monster-truck action.
Family Fun Day Joburg edition
Zoo Lake Sports Club
May 4, from 10am
R100 to R150 at the gate
A day for both young and old, with tug of war, an egg run and many more games. Kids can enjoy water slides, jumping castles and face painting, and see some of their Disney characters with a live deejay.
The Gigi Gang Show
Soweto Cricket Oval
May 4, 12pm
R100 to R500 at computicket.com
All the headliners for this event are powerful African women. Taking centre stage is gifted wordsmith Gigi Lamayne. She will be supported by Rouge, Moozlie, Fifi Cooper and Nadia Nakai as well as special appearances by actress Khanyi Mbau and comedian Celeste Ntuli.
FOOD AND DRINK
Vele Mansion, Mahalafele Drive, Dube
April 28, 12pm
R200, visit the Facebook events page for more info
All the food and drinksare included in the cover charge. This is a simple and straightforward celebration of the African culinary experience and how this can be enhanced by good music and even better company.
Big Boss Avenue 1st Birthday Party
KOL Cafe, Meadowlands
May 4, 11am
R50 to R100 at webtickets.co.za
Denim is the theme – in fact you can’t enter without any of that on. The best dressed people in all denim stand the chance to win a prize.
Freedom The Musical
The SA State Theatre
Until June 2
R100 to R300 at webtickets.co.za
The life of a young student activist is the focus of this production. Phindile (Simphiwe Ndlovu) is a leader of the Fees Must Fall movement. After the march on the Union Buildings, her life takes a dramatic turn.
Bottles & Shandis
April 27 to 28, 12pm
R100 to R300 at computicket.com
The community of Moroe Park and the surrounding areas want you to rock up and celebrate kasi life in the best possible way. By getting down hard.
Capital City Wine Show 2019
The Capital Menlyn Maine
May 3 and 4, 5pm
R180 to R300 at webtickets.co.za
Africa’s only “green precinct” is hosting the second annual Capital City Wine Show. Following the success of the first event, this will be an even more lavish celebration of wine and life in the City of the Jacaranda.
Cape Town International Convention Centre
April 27 and 28
R150 at computicket.com
I don’t want to say this is the bootleg Comi-Con. I know you see it but, regardless, it’s still an excuse to dress up and head to the convention centre to meet a few of your favourite comic creators. There will be exclusive signings and panels, so don’t miss out.
Crocworld Holiday Programme
Crocworld Conservation Centre
Until May 5
Visit crocworld.co.za for ticketing information
This is educational and fun for children and adults alike. Get up close and personal with snakes and crocodiles by feeding and touching them. An amusing and easy way to learn about nature. Let your kids get to grips with the real thing.
Art Lab for Kids
Dante Alighieri, Durban
Until June 2, 2.30pm
R2 300 per child, book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Help your kids to get in touch with their creative sides. Kids will be asked questions and engage using different art techniques that encourage individual expression. An imaginative and fun learning experience.