Sorted: The coolest hangouts this week

2018-02-18 00:00 - Phumlani S Langa
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This year is all about design and creativity – from Design Indaba to the #cocreate festival in Cape Town. We’ve got food and drinks covered too, not to mention a little something for the teenagers. Phumlani S Langa has got you sorted.



Window Sessions

Music, food, wine and the always captivating element of fire. You are encouraged to bring your instrument along if you play one. Or just rock up ready to sing and jam. This session happens every week with different artists coming through to take part.

Where: The Orbit Jazz Club, Braamfontein

When: 18 February 

Cost: Free entrance


Nijinsky’s War

The diary of Vaslav Nijinsky has been adapted into a stage production that provides a unique view into the life of the man who has been cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. His struggle with mental illness is shown through a combination of theatre, film and dance. This production received a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Where: POPArt Theatre, Maboneng Precinct

When: 22 - 25 February 

Cost: R100 at


Beer Crate Cricket

Teams of six go head-to-head in an all-you-can-eat-style contest. If you love beer and pizza, then this will be a good look for you and the crew.

Where: Sundowners, Alberton

When: 24 February

Cost: R1 200 at



The Vilakazi Street Night Market

A night market in Soweto. Food, wine, music and an ambience that is not easily rivalled. This market happens on the last Thursday of every month. Be sure to catch it.

Where: Vilakazi Street, Orlando West

When: 22 February

Cost: Free entrance


Poetic Thursdays

In the heart of Jabulani, you will find a poetry party. Come through and let go at the best theatre in Soweto, where world-class local talent will be doing their thing. Snap, clap and sing for the lines they will bring.

Where: Soweto Theatre, Jabulani

When: 22 February

Cost: R30 at


Four Cous ins Presents Social Pool Party

Pool parties may not be an option for us for much longer. Make the best of the weather while it’s good. Rubycon is the perfect place to do the most.

Where: Rubycon Pub and Restaurant, Meadowlands

When: 24 February

Cost: R100 at the door



Chinese New Year Celebrations

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese, Cantonese and Taiwanese food. There’ll be lantern and Chinese Zodiac painting, handicrafts and Buddhism-related displays, as well as martial arts.

Where: FGS Nan Hua Temple, Bronkhorstspruit

When: 18 February 

Cost: Free event


Mercury 18

We always look out for the kids. This is strictly for my teenage boppers. Riky Rick will be on hand to provide dope tunes, along with a few other prominent acts. Don’t party too hard. Buy your ticket online and stand a chance to win a golden circle upgrade and other amazing prizes.

Where: St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, Hillcrest

When: 23 February 

Cost: 180 to R400 at


#ER Comedy What What

Hosted by Thabang ER, catch the hilarious Skhumba Hlope, School Boy and Mpho Popps for a night of laughter.

Where: ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa

When: 24 February 

Cost: R165 to R265 at


#cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL Conference

A gathering of top local and international designers, thinkers and activists to tackle challenges in water, food security, mobility and social cohesion. Speakers will be include award-winning architect Alfredo Brillembourg and director at Designing_SouthAfrica Zahira Asmal. The day will be focused on celebrating and examining the power of design to tackle current socioeconomic and environmental challenges within an African context.

Where: District Six Homecoming Centre

When: 23 February 

Cost: R90 to R250 at

Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay

Taste your way through a selection of Stellenbosch’s finest wine offerings, feast on delectable culinary treats and get your wine geek on with specialised wine experiences. Bring the family and be entertained. Entry includes a tasting glass and a cashless card with preloaded tastings.

Where: Coetzenburg Sports Grounds

When: 23 - 25 February 

Cost: R150 to R350 at


My French Film Festival

A spot of French cinema perhaps? A few movies have already been shown at this boutique festival. Catch the remaining shows for free. Visit for the film schedule

Where: Alliance Française de Durban, Morningside

When: Until 19 February

Cost: Free entrance

Plan your trip:

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