Finally, mega art and music festival One Source is upon us, so be sure to get your tickets.
If that’s not your thing, there’s jazz, theatre and more.
Phumlani S Langa sorts out your schedule in the gig guide like no other.
Parties, street fests and music vibes - this week is sure to keep it litty in the city.
Whether you feel like getting all doeked out or just want to jazz out to some soothing tunes, be sure to check out the following events:
Doek On Fleek All-White Party
Chaf PozI, Orlando East
March 24, 10h00
R100 at Computicket
Doek on Fleek has established itself as a lifestyle brand that organises events for – and in celebration of – women. Be sure to catch their latest event, an all-white party. Don’t forget to proudly wear your doek.
Diepkloof Street Festival
Back Oppozit Restaurant and Car Wash
March 24, 15h00
Tickets R60, SMS 065 313 8155 to order.
A chilled day at a legendary venue. Nothing too fancy. The organisers encourage you to rock up and relax. Cold beverages and warm food along with some atmospheric vibes. Be sure to get your tickets before the event, as none will be sold at the door.
Soweto Comes Alive in Colour
Dobsonville Rugby Field
March 24, 10h00
R90 to R120 at Computicket
So this is some Holi One type of fun. Don’t rock your best threads to this. It will be Soweto’s first burst of powdered colour and will, quite possibly, be an absolute ball.
We Love Old Skool
March 21, 13h00
R80 (pre-sold) or R100 at the door
Headlining will be kwaito maestro Thebe, he of the album Lenyora, and soul candy funk master DJ Christos. It will be all about the old school and these two maestros know a few things about that timeless groove.
A Tribute to Mama Africa
SA State Theatre
March 23, 20h00
R120 at Computicket
In association with The State Theatre, iSupport Music Business presents a tribute to the legendary African star Miriam Makeba. Thulile Zama will sing songs from various eras of Makeba’s career. Zama is a versatile vocalist who will inspire you with her latest musical theatre performance.
Exclusive Bridal Fair
Lombardy Boutique Hotel
March 18, 10h00
R40 at Quicket or R50 at the door
SA Bridal Fairs invites you to experience some pre-wedding day delight. Suppliers will be showing off their ranges, which are sure to be on trend, and provide you with an abundance of choice and inspiration.
Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2018
March 23 to 24
R750 to R1 290 at Computicket
This is hands down the best music festival in the country. I’m talking about the purist jazz gathering which has attracted international music heavyweights like Miles Mosley, Mulatu Astatke and R&R=NOW. This year will see soulful songstress Corinne Bailey Rae take to the stage. So girl put your records on and get to feeling like a star, because this will be classy.
Decorex Durban 2018
Durban Exhibition Centre
March 21 to 25
R95 at Computicket
The best in interior and exterior décor. Experts, traders and designers will be ready to provide tips, advice and products.
Tolderia Estate, near Lothair
March 21 to 24
R750 to R4 449 at plankton.mobi
It’s the year of the boutique festival. Catch this chilled four-day party with over 90 acts spread over six stages. The line-up includes Moonchild Sanelly, 2lani The Warrior and Femi Koya.
Wine WednesdayWhirling Wheels Club, Windermere
March 21, 13h00
R150 to R350 at Computicket
Durban’s favourite wine community is having a world-class picnic hosted by media personality Boity Thulo. Artists include SanSoul and live band and supporting act Stanky and Junior Lavie. Enjoy the vinyl DJ sets and a spit braai.
One Source Live
No 1 Eloff, Braamfontein
March 24, 13h00
R290 at Nutickets
Finally, One Source is here! This mega music festival by Absolut will see five creative African revolutionaries curate a stage each for a day of music, fashion, art and photography. See what Khuli Chana, Trevor Stuurman, Sho Madjozi, Osborne Macharia and Fabrice Monteiro have in store for you.
The 4th Movement: The Orbit Birthday Jam
The Orbit Jazz Club, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein
March 18, 17h00
A jazz session is a sublime way to end the week off. Join award-winning pianist Luyanda Madope at a venue that’s to be experienced a few times if you want to be considered a true lover of jazz – or even a real Joburger.
Human Rights Festival
Constitution Hill, Braamfontein
March 23 to 25
Three days of activism and conversation. Intellectual and cultural exchanges will be plentiful. Enjoy art exhibitions, films and poetry. Don't miss the night market starting at 6pm on March 23. For a full programme go to the For To Be Free Facebook page.