Art, theatre and comedy festivals abound this week brings winter holiday family fun across Mzansi. We haven’t forgotten about the kids who will delight in an exciting holiday line-up.
Check out what's happening in and around your city this weekend and next weekend.
Pinotage on Tap
This is straightforward. You know about this Pinotage life. The silky, flavourful aromas with hints of ... bro, hints of good alcohol. Pull through!
Where: Max’s Lifestyle, Umlazi
When: 15 July, from 12.30pm
Cost: R295 at computicket.com
#UrSuperpower Girls Takeover
This summit is all about female empowerment and upliftment, featuring guest speakers Rolene Strauss (Miss World 2014), speaker and preacher Pushie Watson and model Dipalesa Mbola. Fill your morning with inspiration.
Where: Pacofs, 12 First Avenue
When: 15 July, 9am to 3pm
Cost: Free entrance
Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2017
Peace to everybody in Knysna. Oysters and a host of delicious treats from the ocean. I couldn’t think of anything better to do.
Where: Knysna Central
When: 7 July to 16 July
Cost: R180 at webticket.co.za
Marikana: The Musical
Nominated 13 times and scooping six Naledi Awards, Marikana – The Musical is one of the best musical theatre pieces in decades. It’s directed by acclaimed multiple award-winning playwright and theatre director Aubrey Sekhabi, and adapted from the book We Are Going to Kill Each Other Today – The Marikana Story, penned by South African writers Thanduxolo Jika, Felix Dlangamandla, Lucas Ledwaba, Sebabatso Mosamo, Athandiwe Saba and City Press’ very own Leon Sadiki. This is a must-watch.
Where: SA State Theatre
When: 11 July to 12 August
Cost: R100 to R180 at computicket.com
Bastille Day Champagne Fair
It smells like Champagne and freedom in the air. R30 gets you in to enjoy a free tasting. Toast Bastille Day and vibe with some good folks. It’s all l’amour.
Where: Leriba Hotel & Spa
When: 15 July, 11am
Cost: R30 entrance
For the classical music heads. Madau will be joined by a few other performers. It should be real soothing. Turn down with some class, the kids won’t get it.
Where: Atterbury Theatre
When: 15 July, 3pm
Cost: R150 to R300 at computicket.com
The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
One of the country’s leading comedy festivals, the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival returns with its 13th award-winning production comprising a selection of local and international stars, including Alan Committie as MC, Marc Lottering, Captain Frodo, Mario: Queen of the Circus and many more. Go to baxter.co.za for a full programme.
Where: Baxter Theatre Centre
When: 10 July to 6 August
Cost: R190 at computicket.com
More Adventures of Noddy
This guy is honestly my main man. Noddy, bra, what a boss. This guy made me want to get myself a drop-top car one day. He’s back! Come see him.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre
When: 10 July to 15 July
Cost: R90 at computicket.com
Some of us need help in this department. Some of us front, like we can prepare all sorts of really tasty things, but it isn’t true. I can cook, just talking about you guys. Pull through and get some knowledge.
Where: Bergvliet High School
When: 14 July, starts 9.30am
Cost: R140 to R200 per head. Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Joburg’s finest are out here and waiting for you to come watch them do their choir-type thing. Yeah ... serve, protect and entertain.
Where: The Soweto Theatre
When: 9 July, starts 1pm
Cost: R50 to R100 at webtickets.co.za.
Turbine Art Fair
The fifth Turbine Art Fair is not just an art fair, but a lifestyle event. This is a great place to see the talent we have in South Africa and start collecting art. Enjoy great food, live music, and meet new and interesting people. All in all a great day out in Jozi. Go to turbineartfair.co.za for a full programme.
Where: The Forum Turbine Hall, Braamfontein
When: 13 July to 16 July
Cost: R90 to R200 at webtickets.co.za
Wits Theatre 969 Festival
Couldn’t make the big trek to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this year? Don’t worry, every year, Wits University brings you the best from the fest with their 969 Festival. This year there’ll be two international productions – Amsterdam and Unveiled – as well as multiple award-winning local productions including Feathers and The B!*ch Stole my Doek. Go to wits.ac.za for a
Where: Wits Theatre Complex
When: 14 July to 30 July
Cost: R60 to R100 at webtickets.co.za
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