Sorted: A spring-filled week ahead in Mzansi

2017-09-03 06:30
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Vodka pub crawls, jazz and speeding in a Ferrari down an airport runway... Phumlani S Langa has you sorted in the gig guide like no other.

Cape Town

Selwyn and Gabriel

Catch this new comedy-drama by Richard Kaplan. A man awakens to find an intruder in his house … what follows next is something you might not expect to happen between a victim and a criminal. A touch of drama is always exhilarating.

Where: Alexander Bar

When: Until September 9

Cost: R140 to R150 at alexanderbar.co.za

Johannesburg

Jazz at Nirox

Nirox as a venue is something well worth experiencing. Now imagine getting the chance to watch Kyle Shepherd and Sisonke Xonti live. That is just one act, the line-up looks epic and I’m certain the entire experience will be more than enjoyable … and all that jazz.

Where:  Nirox Sculpture Park

When: 03 September

Cost: R165 to R330 at niroxarts.nutickets.co.za

Porky Hefer: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

South African Porky Hefer’s works have become a well-loved fixture on the global design circuit. Come check out these playful and immersive nest environments at his first solo show in Johannesburg. The human scale nests and living pods are both fantasy world and furniture – beautifully crafted, functional but alive somehow and evocative of childhood and wildness.

Where: Trumpet Building, Rosebank

When: 06 September to 4 November

Cost: Free entrance

Vodka Pub Crawl

Vodka and crawl are two words that perhaps should not be used together. However, please come through if you know you can handle yourself and stay on your feet for most of the night. Guests should meet at Lenin’s Vodka Bar from where they will continue to The Living Room, The Cosmopolitan and, finally, Shakers Bar.

Where: Lenin’s Vodka Bar, Maboneng

When: 09 September

Cost: R275 at quicket.co.za

Jozi FM Sunday Soul Session

Soothing and soulful sounds are what have been promised. Expect the likes of Njomane, Andrew Tshaka and Fan Masango on the decks.

Where: Makubenjalo Restaurant & Pub, Diepenaar Street

When:  03 September

Cost: R50 to R800 entrance

Complexion

Starring Mbali Malinga, this solo production follows the life of a young girl born in a township. Through her eyes, we meet the various people in her life who shape and mould the complexities of her complexion.

Where: Soweto Theatre

When: 06 to 10 September

Cost: R80 at sowetotheatre.com

Gwara King/Queen Battle

Remember gwaring? That was too fly. Comedic duo Goliath & Goliath bring the laughs alongside other local comedians.

Where: Don Mateman Hall, Eldorado Park

When: 07 September

Cost: R80, phone Jesse at 060 778 6842

Celeste Ntuli: Black Tax

The queen of vernacular comedy. Self-proclaimed at first, but now it’s becoming urban legend cemented by her performances – I dare you to try and argue. Go and see her if you need more proof.

Where: Blackrock Casino

When: 08 September

Cost: R150 at computicket.com

Durban

Shall We Dance

One of the longest-running productions in Durban. Since 1991, dance has been celebrated annually and this year is to be no different.

Where: The Playhouse Company

When:  068 to 17 September

Cost: R90 to R150 at playhousecompany.com

Pretoria

Discovery Jacaranda Spring Walk

Bring your family and friends to walk to the beat alongside breakfast show hosts Martin Bester and Tumi Morake, and other much-loved Jacaranda FM presenters.

Participants have a choice of a 5km or 8km walk and, for the super competitive, a 15km timed walk. What’s even better this year, is the newly introduced 8km run. All the routes are wheelchair-friendly.

Where: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

When: 09 September

Cost: R100 to R150 at jacarandafm.com

Ferrari Lovers’ Day at Villa San Giovanni

I front as if I don’t love Ferraris. It’s only because they cost so much. Villa San Giovanni is giving you the chance to be in a Ferrari as it races down Wonderboom Airport’s runway. There will be a range of Ferraris to choose from. The car will be driven by the owner – no self-drives will be allowed.

Where: Wonderboom Airport

When: 03 September

Cost: R500 at vsg.co.za

Torn Jeans and Hot Pants “The Second Coming”

Spring is on the way. Time to put those jackets away and whip out the hot pants. I don’t know about torn denim but some people pull it off so … word.

Where: The Village Pub, Mamelodi

When: 09 September

Cost: R100 to R150 at ticketpros.co.za

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