Elections draw ever so closer. Best to take your mind off things with some Easter fun. Try a Champagne festival or some theatre. Phumlani S Langa has all this in the fly guide to the high life.
Sundays in the Living Room
The Living Room
April 7, 11am
R55 to R1 350 at quicket.co.za
You have to try this chic lounge in the Maboneng precinct. Panoramic views of the city and a lovely balance of dance and chilling. In our city, you’re either at a club or a pub. We are lounging over here.
Conrad Koch and Chester Missing: Puppet Guy
April 4 to 7
Show times, Thursday and Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm and 8pm and Sunday 3pm
R150 to R180 at computicket.com
The most controversial puppet returns to the stage with his buddy Conrad. Strap in for some thought-provoking laughs.
Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
Inanda Club, Polo Room
April 13 to 14, 12pm
R380 at webtickets.co.za
If you’re into bubbly then this needs your undivided attention. Picture a garden party setting with an array of bubbles to try. The finest local sparkling wine, Italian Prosecco and French Champagne – winemakers plan to take your taste buds on a journey around the world.
Easter's Songs of Praise
April 12, 7pm
R150 to R200 at computicket.com
Join The Salvation Army for an evening of choral music and praise. This event has been around for 8 years or so and the idea is that things get bigger and better with time so don't miss out.
Barorisi ba Morena & The Holy Saints
April 7, 11am
R100 at webtickets.co.za
Barorisi ba Morena & The Holy Saints gospel singers will be recording live. Come along for a clap and tap event.
Puleng and the Red Eye
April 11 to 14
R30 to R50 at webtickets.co.za
A children’s theatre piece that follows the story of Puleng, a 12-year-old orphan who lives with her grandmother who lost her sight while she was trying to rescue her children from a fire. In the story Puleng has a simple wish and this is for her grandmother to be able to see again, so she can see how grown and beautiful she is. Her story explores the love children have for their grandparents regardless of how old they are.
April 8, 1pm
R300 at quicket.co.za
Celebrate Soweto with good food and drink, and lots more.
African Food Festival Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
April 13, from 12pm
R180 to R1 200 at computicket.com
The African Food Festival has arrived. Have a picnic, take in the atmosphere and, of course, tuck into the food from 20 stalls representing 20 African countries. Performances by Cassper Nyovest, Mafikizolo, Tronomy (Nigeria), a resident DJ and resident Afro band. This event will be kicked off by African dance groups and poets. Expect Setswana, Zulu, Gumboots, Tsonga, Sbujwa, Pantsula and Pedi styles ... and many more.
You Are An Eagle
The SA State Theatre
April 11 to 28,
Select shows at 11am and 3pm
R100 at webtickets.co.za
Take the kids to watch this cute play about an eagle who is born among chickens. As he grows, the differences between him and his adopted family start to show.
Unisa Jazz Festival
ZK Matthews Great Hall, Unisa
April 13, 7pm
R110 to R140 at email@example.com
The second Unisa Jazz Festival will now be held over two nights and the line-up features both local and international acts.
April 7, 1pm
R70 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blaze it up. April brings with it the all too infamous day, 420. Stoners rejoice and celebrate the herb. You can join in on the first of every month. Live entertainment and you can bring your own booze.
The Playhouse Company
April 13, 6pm
R220 at computicket.com
This morbid tale of mortality sees a man reunite with his deceased parents. They have dinner and discuss the night they died.
Durban SPCA and Hills Easter Egg Hunt
April 13, 2pm to 5pm
R60 to R150 at quicket.co.za
The admission fee gets you a goodie bag and access to the Easter egg treasure hunt. There will be stalls and inflatable sumo wrestling. Best thing is you can bring your dog.