The best places to hang out this week are

Vuma launches his album, Antique Spoons.
Vuma launches his album, Antique Spoons. pictures:supplied

You have to love February. We’ve just started the month and it’s almost over. Phumlani S Langa rounds up the best events this week in the gig guide like no other.



Vuma Levin Launches Antique Spoons

Wits Theatre

February 29, 7.30pm

R60 to R85

You know we like to put new talent on. Vuma Levin has been strumming the strings and creating jazz since he was 18 years old. He will unveil his latest, interdisciplinary project, and we’re excited.


A Legendary Night with Judith Sephuma and Brenda Mtambo

Emperors Palace

February 29, 8pm

R200 to R620 at

These two seasoned songbirds are looking to provide you with the kind of thrills that make the skin goose bump. Watch as these two powerhouse vocalists collaborate for a one-night-only show.


Feel Good Series Presents UMI: Our Music Festival

Victoria Yards

February 29, 12pm

R250 at

The month of love is ending and we can look forward to better months while listening to the soothing sounds of Bongeziwe Mabandla, The Charles Géne Suite, Lazarusman, ByLwansta and Koek Sista, with music from deejays Ang, Uncle Partytime and Slice Frederico.


Emerald Speed Fest

Emerald Resort and Casino, Vanderbijlpark

February 28 to March 1

R20 to R450 at

High-performance cars, modern road cars, historic race cars and supercars will compete against time along a 1.6km custom-made racetrack. There will be a pit area open to the public across all three days, classic cars on display and a retail area to shop the latest vehicles from various car dealerships. What more can a motor sport fanatic ask for?


Pop-Up Cinema: Sister of the Wilderness. pictures:supplied


Pop-Up Cinema

Soweto Towers

February 29, 6pm

Free event

Bring the family along for a screening of Sisters Of The Wilderness, which tells the story of five young Zulu women on a journey of healing and self-discovery.


Street Pop Live-To-Digital

Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers

February 29, 1pm

R80 at

Don’t miss this uprising of the underground. I hope you like bands such as Sun Xa Experiment, BCUC, Ree-Burth and Bongo Riot.


Poetic Thursdays

Soweto Theatre

February 27, 7pm

R50 at

February is widely regarded as Black History Month. The Soweto Theatre has compiled a line-up of young, exciting poets who will mark the month and salute our painful past while looking to the future.


Sophiatown: A lively, timeless musical reimagined. pictures:supplied



SA State Theatre

February 24 to 29

R100 at

Revisit a polarising time in our country; Sophiatown gave rise to some of the country’s greatest talents but it also represents the harshest of times for black people.


Kgalagalo Tsa Setu

SA State Theatre

February 24 to 28

R100 at

This story revolves around the life of a married couple who experience turmoil in their relationship, but for reasons that are not altogether apparent.


Cinema Symphony – Music From the Movies

Brooklyn Theatre

February 29 and March 1

R180 to R450 at

You must have a few movie jingles and themes that you enjoy, I dig the theme to The Godfather. Now imagine a full orchestra and accompanying vocals.



The Evergreen Concert: Catch Zonke live on stage. pictures:supplied

Zonke – The Evergreen in Concert

GrandWest Grand Arena

February 29, 7pm

R350 to R800 at

We could argue that this woman is the best vocalist in this genre. Zonke was trending not too long ago when people compared her to the likes of Lira and a few others. Be sure to see her do what she is famed for.


Leap Year All-White Pool Party

Hillside Manor

February 29, 12pm

R100 entrance

There should be more of these. Something about a leap year makes me want to wild out. This all-white affair would be more than appropriate.


Oyster and Bubbly Festival

The Pearls of Umhlanga

February 28, 4pm

R200 at

This might be the best pairing of two flavours since raps were draped over samples from the 1970s. Do note that ticket sales will not be available on the day.

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