The hottest events of the week

Rave until the sun comes up at the Ultra festival, or take it easy at a Sunday lunch in Soweto. Phumlani S Langa has lined up the best events for your week. Happy February!.

Pretoria 

THEATRE

Nyala O

The popular Sotho saying “nyala o nyele” means that marriage is not an easy process. This comedic play tells the story of Nomsa, who is married and committed to Joe. It allows her to explore, in conversation, how things are expected to be done both traditionally and in Western culture. Stars actor and host Hlogi Sepota.

Where: SA State Theatre

When: 07 - 18 February 

Cost: R80 at computicket.com

COMEDY

Kings and Queens of Comedy

This may be South Africa’s biggest comedy tour. Things have come a long way for our local comics. This show features an astounding line-up, including Riaad Moosa (emcee), Donovan Goliath, Jason Goliath, Joey Rasdien, Khanyisa Bunu, Marc Lottering, Shimmy Isaacs and Sifiso Nene. Support local talent!

Where: Sun Arena @ Time Square, Menlyn Maine

When: 10 February

Cost: R150 to R1 500 at computicket.com

Johannesburg

WORKOUT

Chair Dance and Sensual Pole Workshop

Don’t miss out on this Valentine’s Day special. A workshop in the art of pole dancing. Everyone is welcome, even if you’ve never tried it before. Wear something comfy.

Where: The Pole Studio, Lynnwood Manor

Cost: R200 per class, book by emailing info@thepolestudio.co.za

LUNCH

Buffet Sunday

What sounds better than great food in an even greater hood? R120 gets you a starter, main course and dessert, and R90 extra a bottle of wine. Loosen your belt buckles!

Where: Eyethu Lifestyle Centre, Mofolo Central

When: 04 February 

Cost: R120 per head, phone 081 486 3045 to book 

THEATRE

Umshado – A Marriage of Heritage

A potpourri of African culture portrayed through music and dance. It tells the story of a Motswana man from Moruleng who moves to Pretoria.

Where: Soweto Theatre

When: Until 04 February 

Cost: R100 at webtickets.co.za

LIVE MUSIC

Asanda Mqiki

Multi award-winning jazz and Afrosoul vocalist Asanda Mqiki has a reputation that is spreading. Come for an evening of spectacular singing that fuses jazz, soul and funk with a touch of kwaito and R&B.

Where: Eyethu Lifestyle Centre, Mofolo Central

When: 09 February

Cost: R100 at quicket.co.za

THEATRE

The Color Purple

Based on the well-known book by Alice Walker, this tale of hope and the strength of the human spirit is played out in an all-South African production. Jazz, gospel and the blues brings to life the story of a young woman called Celie who falls pregnant at 14, with only her sister and God to lean on for support.

Where: Joburg Theatre

When: Until 04March 

Cost: R150 to R400 at webtickets.co.za

CHOCOLATE MAKING

Valentines Chocolate Oreo Class

Buying a gift for your valentine is not really a thing any more and we have progressed to personalised, hand-crafted gestures of affection. Need help? This class will school you in the ways of quick and easy chocolate making.

Where: Vanilla Bean Coffee Shop, Benoni

When: 04 February

Cost: R375 at quicket.co.za

DANCE FESTIVAL

Ultra SA

This festival is a big deal for electronica heads. Ultra is 15 years old and promises to be bigger than before. The line-up includes Sho Madjozi, Black Coffee and DJ Maphorisa.

Where: Nasrec Expo Centre

When: 10 February 

Cost: R800 to R4 000 at ultrasouthafrica.com

KWAZULU-NATAL

Shayamanzi Houseboat Day Cruise

Spend a day on the water in one of two luxury houseboats on the only dam in South Africa where you can catch tigerfish. You can choose between a day cruise, a brunch cruise or a luncheon cruise.

Where: Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa

When: Until 31 August

Cost: R650 to R900 per person, email shayamanzi@saol.com to book

BELA-BELA

V-Dub Camp Festival 2018

You up for a German car festival in Bela-Bela? Get the party started with live demos and an afterparty with a few celebrity acts, lots of food and V-Dubs.

Where: Warmbaths, A Forever Resort, 1 Chris Hani Drive

When: 02 - 04 February 

Cost: R200 at quicket.co.za

CAPE TOWN

Snoopy – The Musical

Based on the adored Peanuts comic strip by the legendary Charles Schulz, this musical has a foot-tapping score and plenty of heart. Fun for the whole family. The London version includes all the songs from the original, plus four more: Hurry Up, Face, Mother’s Day, Dime A Dozen and When Do The Good Things Start?

Where: Artscape Theatre Centre

When: 09 - 18 February

Cost: R170 at computicket.com

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