Sorted: Your weekend gig guide for all the fun in SA

2017-03-12 06:00
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The theatres and art galleries are full of new offerings. There’s a choice of music from classical to ragga. And don’t forget to take some time to destress in the park. Siyabonga Sithole sorts out your summer schedule.

Cape Town

Poetry in Between, Goodman Gallery

This exhibition features artists reflecting on poetic elements of the everyday, in which personal narratives feed into collective histories.

Gallery opens 9:30

Kemang Wa Lehulere, To Whom it May Concern, Stevenson Gallery

Visual artist, Kemang Wa Lehulere uses sculpture, video and other mediums to excavate pasts, both static and malleable, existent and imaginative, instructive and fantastical, in this new body of work as a direct and indirect response to a work by composer Mieko Shiomi.

The gallery opens at 9.30am.

For more info, contact or call 021 462 1500

9th Cape Town International Music Festival, City Hall

Lauded Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear will wow classical enthusiasts as a guest of the festival starting at 20:00

Tickets:  R70 to R195 at

Shimmy Anthems Vol8, Shimmy Beach Club

This exciting summer campaign called Summer Calling fills the social calendar with 10 weekends of Friday, Saturday and Sunday party nights, and features top local and international DJs Deztract, Sox, Chris Taylor and Branny B, doors open 17:00

Tickets R100 to R500 at

 Gospel Township Tour, Langa

A spiritual township tour awaits. Visit various spaces and churches in Langa for an abundance of inspiration and praise starting at 8:30

Tickets R800 at

To arrange to be picked up, call 079 907 8901

Blacksmith in Concert, Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West

The famous Blacksmith band from the 70s and 80s is back in business, with old and new members all set to bring us bluegrass, country, and traditional Irish and Scottish tunes and door open at 17:00

Tickets R50 at

Cape Town Carnival Fan Walk, Green Point

Expect more than 2 000 dazzling performers and musicians who will entertain viewers with floats and vibrant dance routines. The parade will be followed by a thumping street party that will showcase some of Mzansi’s hottest musical talent taking place March 18

Gonow Electric Bicycles Adventure, 253 Main Road, Sea Point

Gonow electric bicycles are easy to use and don’t require strenuous activity. Do some sightseeing on a slick and silent electric bike, which allows for friendly chats while riding – making the whole experience even more wonderful.

This production will transport you to the many avenues of movement. Genres include ballet, modern theatre dance, hip-hop and jazz. With a cast of more than 150, there are all sorts of surprises in store on March 13.

R200 to R400 at

Home Affairs the Play, Joseph Stone Auditorium

A fresh local production written, produced and directed by Shakir Hansen exploreing issues surrounding families with divorced parents.

Set in the Cape Flats, Home Affairs takes you on a comical journey with characters that include a drug smuggling grannie starting at 20:00

Tickets:  R80 at

Cape Fynbos Tea Ceremony , Company’s Garden

Hosted by the Cape Town Heritage Trust, this elegant event is a unique 60-minute fynbos tea journey inspired by the rich botanical heritage of the Cape. The theme of connecting with nature is explored through an interpretation of an eastern tea ceremony on March 12 at 11:30 and 15:00

Tickets: R450 at


Major League Gardens, FNB Stadium

This ultimate social festival with its all-white theme is a summer outdoor funfair offering the best activities and a live stage of Mzansi acts will take place March 18, from 12:00

This is a place where you can join the finest ladies and gents for a day of drinks, dance and summer madness. Don’t forget to bring your camping chairs and picnic blankets.

Tickets: R200 to R600 at

The Wedding Expo, Ticketpro Dome

Touch, taste, see, listen and smell. You will find a world of rich inspiration for the perfect wedding day at this expo, where a collection of the finest wedding resources, products and services have been brought together to help you plan your wedding so that it is just the way you imagined it on March 12 from 9:00.

Tickets: R100 at

SA Music Carnival 2017, Taboo Night Club

Vetkuk, DJ Mahoota and YFM bring you a massive celebration of all things hip-hop, kwaito and dance. The extensive bill includes Oskido, Tira, Black Motion, Kwesta, Riky Rick, Nasty C, alongside A-Reece, Sjava, Sliqe, Speedsta, Busiswa and many more on March 17 starting at 22:00

Tickets: R250 at

DinosAlive: The Exhibition, Forest Hill City, Centurion

Visit a time in history when huge beasts walked the earth. Kiddies will go ape for the exhibit, and you might learn something too on  Sunday, 9:00 to 17:00

Tickets: R120 at

Psy In The Sky 2015, Bullion Bar, Braamfontein

Electronica alert! This mega line-up includes Cape Town’s Mad Piper, Portal and Technicolor, alongside some of Jozi’s finest in the form of Bionic, Double Story, Killer B, Stereotype, Dreama, Sub Tranquil and Mike Lesar from 20:00

Tickets: Quicket for R150, or pay R180 at the door.


Decorex 2017, Durban Exhibition Centre

You know you have to keep your pad looking fly, right? If you need a little help – some extra sauce for your crib – the good folks at Decorex have the plug for all your design and lifestyle needs on March 18, starting at 10:00

Tickets: R20 to R85 at

Falling Pyramid, Catalina Theatre, Wilson’s Wharf

The Musho International Theatre Festival is here. Falling Pyramid is the story of Sthembiso, a depressed, egocentric star who has neglected to deal with his past. Sthembiso was raised on the streets of Durban before moving on to a life of music and crime in Johannesburg. Today, Sthembiso faces his demons at a press conference. Doors open at 16:00

Tickets: R50 at


Greenlyn Goods, Arts & Crafts Market, Menlo Park

Browse stalls offering art, clothes, jewellery, swimwear, hand-made toys and much more. The kids can cool off in the play fountain while you hunt for bargains on March 18, from 8:00

Legend Hospitality School: Open Day, Zebra Country Lodge, Cullinan

If you’re thinking about getting into the hospitality industry, we’ve got you covered. Pull through and meet current students and lecturers. View the facilities and dorm rooms, and fast track your application process on March 18, at 9:00


Seeing is Believing , Hexagon Theatre

This production will transport you to the many avenues of movement. Genres include ballet, modern theatre dance, hip-hop and jazz. With a cast of more than 150, there are all sorts of surprises in store on March 16 at 18:00

Tickets: R50 to R70 at

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