Sorted: Cool events to check out this week

2017-02-12 06:01 - Phumlani S Langa
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My Body My Space Rural Arts and Culture Festival

Looking for the freshest events to go this week across SA? We've got the low-down right here. 

Montana Family Market

Where: Sefako Makgatho Drive and Enkeldoorn Ave
When: Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 to 17:00
Free entrance

A flea market-style shopping complex conveniently located in the heart of Montana. Treat yourself to an experience with things to do for the whole family. If you miss the Montana Market this week, don’t stress, this market is around weekly.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Where: Baracas Wine & Beer Bar, Pretoria
When: 14 February, 19:00
Free entrance

It is time to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. All the love haters, being single lovers, and even lovers are invited to this event. There will be drinks specials during the day.

Toro Ya Me Cruise

Where: Waterfront Street, Hartbeespoort Dam
When: February 18 and 19, cruises at 11:00 and 13:30
R140 at

Enjoy an hour-long cruise around Hartbeespoort Dam and take in some of the natural environment while knocking back a complimentary cocktail. A soothing way to pass the time and a good option for anyone thinking about falling in love.

The Color Run

Where: Hoërskool Stellenbosch
When: 18 February, from 08:00
R250 at

This has been referred to as the happiest 5km race on the planet. Run at your own pace, while enjoying being covered from head to toe with paint and colour powder.

Mrubata/Hauser Project Jazz

Where: Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street
When: 17 February, 19:00
Entrance R70 at the door

A South African-Swiss collaboration with saxophonists McCoy Mrubata and Mark Hauser, who will be joined by their Cape Town friends Blake Hellaby (keyboard), Peter Ndlala (bass) and Frank Paco (drums).

Cape Town Art Fair 2017

Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre
When: 17 - 19 February
R100 to R126 at

Showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. Guided by the newly appointed fair curator Tumelo Mosaka, this year the fair will also introduce the Unframed section, which will exhibit large-scale, museum-quality sculptures and new media installations.

Valentine’s Day Dinner in Durban 

Where: Rain Farm Game & Lodge, Umhlali
When: 10 and 17 February, 18:00
R650 per couple, book at

Love is in the air and its sweet aroma cannot be ignored. If you’re looking to spoil your main squeeze, then head on over to the Rain Farm Game & Lodge and enjoy a romantic, three-course dinner and wine pairing with a complimentary glass of bubbly when you arrive.

My Body My Space Rural Arts and Culture Festival in Mpumalanga

Where: Emakhazeni, Mpumalanga
When: 11 to 19 February
Free event

Expect eight days of dance, music, land art, visual art and craft that takes place across Emakhazeni’s gentle hills, dusty roads and well-known landmarks. Artists performing include dancers Fana Tshabalala, Mamela Nyamza and Themba Mbuli.

Valentine’s Blues in Krugersdorp

Where: Nirox Sculpture Park, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp
When: 12 February, from 10:00 

R330 and R360 at

Fall in love with nature and the arts in the Cradle of Humankind this Valentine’s Day. Artists will forgo percussion – deriving their rhythm and beat from diverse instruments – cello, flute, keys, saxophone, harmonica, percussive voice and backing harmony. The line-up will include Albert Frost, Gerald Clark, Ann Jangle, Gunshot Blue, Tidal Waves and Manny Walters.

Sundays in The Living Room

Where: Living Room, 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng
When: 12 February, from 11:00
R60 at

Sundays haven’t looked this good in a long while. If you’re about sipping cocktails, eating great food and listening to good music, all in a stunning inner-city setting, then look no further. Book a table and take in the sunset while listening to some rare beats.

Evening of Love

Where: Wanderers Club, Corlett Drive, Illovo
When: 14 February, 19:00
R250 to R950 at

Spend your Valentine’s Day with your loved one watching Afro-soul sensations Nathi, Vusi Nova and Ntando, with special guest artists to be announced.

Aqua Park Floating Obstacle Course

Where: StokeCity WakePark, Olifantsfontein Road, Midrand
When: Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 to 18:00
Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00
R40 per person, kids under eight free

A first for the country and one for the kids and young at heart. This is a floating adventure playground just for you to get your Wipeout on. Take the whole family and don’t forget your swimming

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