We've got our eye on these events for May

Cape Town – We cannot believe how fast the year seems to be swinging by. Can you believe it’s already May? A fitting way to make sure the year is not going to waste and you’re adding that carpe diem seasoning to your day, is to know what events are set to take place this month around the country.

From Mother's Day, to planting trees, this events round up has pretty much everything you’re looking for to grab a hold of this month and make it count for everything its worth.

Cape Town

1.    Neon RUN

Date: 10th May - Cape Town
Venue: Cape Town – Green Point Stadium Forecourt
Time: 15h00 – 23h00
Ticket pricing: Normal Tickets R220, R180 per person for group entries of 4 people or more and R90 for children (All tickets come with glow sticks)
Buy your tickets here http://www.neonrun.co.za/tickets-and-registation/
For more information visit www.neonrun.co.za or hello@neonrun.co.za
Follow the action on Twitter @NeonRunSA #NeonRunSA and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NeonRunSA

2.    Reforest festival

Date: 9 – 11 May 2014
Venue: Platbos
Ticket pricing: R320 - R590
Good to know: This annual festival is a great cause as its aim is to plant trees, but also have fun at the same time. Expect great entertainment, music and the chance to start new friendships
For more information:  Contact:    084 207 0202 / info@fairygodmotherinc.com /    www.fairygodmotherinc.com

3.    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival

Date: 26 May – 22 June 2014
Venue: Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch
Ticket pricing: R150
Good to know: Expect laughs from some of the country’s finest comedians. The festival is also set to feature some international comedians such as Felicity Ward(Australia) and Kev Orkian (UK) among others.
For more information/booking:  contact Sharon Ward on +27 (0) 21 680 3962, sharon.ward@uct.ac.za, or Carmen Kearns on +27 (0) 21 680 3993, carmen.kearns@uct.ac.za

4.    The Foreign Exchange Live in South Africa

Date: 31 May 2014
Venue: Zula Bar, Long Street
Ticket pricing:R270 (R300 at the door)
Good to know: Calling all music lovers,  this R&B/electronic and hip hop duo comprising of American rapper/singer Phonte Coleman and Dutch record producer Nicolay is set to set Cape Town alight with a stellar performance as part of their global tour. Be sure to not to miss it
For more information: Visit the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/283674701809169/?fref=ts

5.    Gugulethu Wine Festival

Date: 23 - 24  May 2014
Venue: Gugulethu Square Mall
Ticket pricing: R100
Good to know: Now in its fourth year, this Wine festival is set to reach new heights. Set on a rooftop, expect entertainment, good wine, good music, and good company. There will be food stalls from popular Mzoli’s kitchen, a cash bar and live music.
For more information: Visit http://www.gugulethuwinefestival.co.za/


1.    Jozi Craft Beer Festival

Date: 10 May 2014
Venue: Marks Park, Emmarentia
Time: 10:00 – 19:00
Ticket pricing:
R120 (with mug)
R100 (normal)
R50 (kids)
Good to know: This event is also suitable for the whole family and will feature over 100 craft beers, great entertainment and a gourment food court!
For more information: For more information visit: www.jozicraftbeerfest.co.za
Also join the craft beer conversation on Twitter with the official hashtag: #JCBF, and also follow @Jhbcrftbeerfst on Twitter.

2.    Johannesburg Wine Show

Date: 8 - 10 May 2014
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
Thursday from 16:00 - 21:00
Friday from 16:00 - 21:00
Saturday from 12:00 - 21:00
Good to know: Since its inception in 2006, this fine event brings you the best wine from different parts of the country. In addition to the usual Sushi area, show visitors will be able to peruse various food-related stands in the deli section along with dedicated gourmet offerings throughout the show.
For more information: Visit http://www.wineshow.co.za/joburg-wineshow.html

3.    Mother’s Day Garden Party

Date: 11 May 2014
Venue: La Vie en Rose Restaurant, Illovo
Time: 9:00 – 18:00
Ticket pricing: R250 per adult and R120 for kids (3-12years)
Good to know: Arranged by Celebrity Cherubs in aid of Princess Alice Adoption Home, this event promises to be a fun-filled family day with special pampering for moms in the lovely garden of La Vie en Rose Restaurant in Illovo.
For more information: contact Kate on:    011 268 6144/info@lavieenrose.co.za/ www.gardenparty.co.za

4.    702 Mother’s Day concert

Date: 11 May 2014
Venue: Johannesburg Zoo
Time: 08:30
Ticket pricing: Adults – R75; Children under 12 and pensioners over 60 – R45
Tickets available through www.webtickets.co.za.
Good to know:  This family event guarantees fun and entertainment! Be sure to pack a picnic and head to the lush Johannesburg Zoo lawns. South African performers Elvis Blue and Jamali and The Chamber Orchestra will also be keeping you entertained. Also be sure to read the general guidelines to this event on the 702 website (click here) ? http://www.702.co.za/events/events/20140326zoomothersday/main.asp
For more information also visit: www.702.co.za & contact Pippa Rowles on 082 365 6732/pippar@702.co.za


1.    Mothers day fete

Date: 11 May 2014
Venue: Ray Keyte Place, Umbilo
Time: 9:00 – 14:00
Ticket pricing: R30
Good to know: This is a fund- raising initiative by 52nd Durban Sea Scouts/Cubs group and promises to be heaps of fun with activities, food,  games and competitions! Expect the likes of Bric –n- Brach Rolls, Mother’s Day competitions, White Elephant and Tombola.
For more information: Contact Ronel  on 082335650/ Ronel.Martindale@kznhealth.gov.za

2.    Mango Groove on Mother’s Day

Date: 11 May 2014
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens Complex
Ticket pricing: Adults R140
Children R50
Available from Webtickets
Good to know: This Mother’s Day concert is brought to you by the Old Mutual Music at the Lake series, and promises to be nothing short of amazing. Prepared to be musically dazzled by the likes of Mango Groove and Josie Field, and also hear genres such as jazz & blues , african,reggae-dub-ragga , folk & country .
For more information: visit webtickets on https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=4612264

3.    Bangladesh market

Date: 17 May 2014 (every Saturday)
Venue: Business Square, Chatsworth
Ticket pricing: Free entrance
Good to know: This vibrant market comes to you every weekend and provides fresh produce and items, making it the perfect weekend shopping place.
For more information: visit bangladeshmarket.co.za or call 031 307 7595.

4.    The Grand White Dinner
Date: 17 May 2014
Venue: Secret location
Time: 15:00 – 22:00
Ticket pricing: R240 - R350 per person
Good to know: This night picnicking event is all about bringing friends and family together. Expect live bands, entertainment and great food. The guest list is limited to 1500 guests and the dress code is white with a splash of green.
There is no goal except spending an extraordinary night picnicking together with friends and family - at a location somewhere in Durban's amazing selection. The Grand White will without a doubt become known as one of the most prestigious events of the year!
For more information: Email info@thegrandwhite.com or contact@thegrandwhite.com

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