Cape Town - It's natural to feel a little bummed out after two back-to-back long weekends. But there's no need.
This weekend in Durban will be crammed full of epic events, whether it's a laid-back concert in the Botanical Gardens, or an amped up party running right through the night.
Here are 12 of our favourite things to do in Durban this weekend:
Easy Mornings – The monthly I Heart Market will be happening at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday from 09:00 till 14:00. Take the kids and spend the day walking through the quality food, drink and craft stalls, or lounge away on the green grass in the autumn sun.
Magic Markets – The Roof Top Night Market takes place on the 1st Friday of every month in the level 5 parking lot of the Musgrave Centre from 17:00 to 21:30.
Day Tripping – The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert in the Durban Botanical Gardens on Sunday features The Parlotones orchestrated and Al Bairre. All proceeds from the performances go towards an innovative people and plant development programme, the Garden Window Project.
Surf Crazy - Go watch the young ocean warriors take on the Indian Ocean in the Lifesaving SA Surf Nipper Championships on Addington Beach. The competition draws to a close on Saturday. Take the family and watch the nippers, young Australian and South African Surf Lifesavers aged between 5 and 14 years, give it their best.
Expo Yourself – If you’re thinking of starting your own business, or have already done so, you need to check out the I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR expo, taking place at the Square Boutique Hotel on Saturday. The workshop is focused on entrepreneurs, and features an established entrepreneur and business leader who will shares life lessons.
Fairytale Dreams – It’s the last weekend to see Rapunzel at the Rhumbelow Theatre. This classic fairytale comes to life in spectacular style, with high energy performances from the entire cast, headlined by award winning star of stage and screen, Rowan Bartlett.
For the Love of Art – Go check out Kambakht Ishq 3, a slick dance and drama production that tells the story of love and infidelity in a whacky, yet interesting way. The story is based around two best friends who confide into each other about the unhappiness in their lives... until one day… See it Friday or Saturday at the Izulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom.
Treat the Family – Baby Mama Drama is a one man comedy show that observes the trials and tribulations of single parenting and the dynamics involved. It’s on at the Playhouse Opera Theatre on Friday night. Be sure to book your ticket in advance.
Movers & Shakers – In what is set to be a football feast, one of the most lucrative domestic cup competitions in Africa; the Nedbank Cup returns for its 9th edition when the L. Golden Arrows take on Baroka FC at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday.
Party Animals – Party up a storm at the F Ink Party at Absolute, Florida on Friday night. Good vibes, great performances and only the smocking hot of Durban all come together for one rocking night.
Dancing Queens – If you fancy a night of booming Bollywood, King Mika Singh a.k.a The Badshah of Bollywood who will make you go gaga. The epic night of singing and swinging goes does Saturday, at the Durban International Convention Centre.
Adrenaline Rush – Check out the AUSSIE: Circus Spectacular taking place at the The Circus Big Top until Sunday. The show blends traditional acrobatic cirque performances in the air and on the ground, hilarious slapstick comedy, and modern, extreme stunts to ensure that there is something for all of the family to smile, clap, laugh, and gasp at.
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