In the mood to head out for some bubbly and nougat pairing, or to a jazz gig? Or, how about watching the Biebs. Phumlani S Langa has got you sorted. Phumlani S Langa has got you sorted with all the top events across SA.
The O-Bar, Pretoria Central
Every Sunday from 8pm
R50 to R100 at the entrance
Catch Zim dancehall hits with DJ MacDee every Sunday at The O-Bar. You don’ know! Fire there, my king. It’s on in a big way. Reggae and dancehall is inna the sector.
SA State Theatre
May 19 to May 28, 3pm and 8pm
R110 at computicket.com
Inspired by the ancient African rain dance, Kiu (Swahili for thirst) is a plea for rainfall. This is a poignant and unbridled quest for redemption to quench the thirst that seems to be destabilising humanity. Kiu is a profound and moving dance experience. Raw, sensitive, intense, hostile, sensuous, meditative and soul-searching. Performed to hauntingly beautiful, live Afrocentric music.
Eugene Khoza: OCD – Reshuffled
May 17, 8pm
R150 at computicket.com
Pretoria-born comic Eugene Khoza brings his one-man show to the Atterbury Theatre for a one-night-only performance, set to be recorded for a DVD special. OCD (Obviously Can’t Deny) speaks to South Africans’ state of denial about a lot of things – the state of the country, political reshuffling and some of the weird day-to-day things we take for granted.
WINE AND FOOD
Benguela Cove Private Vineyard Tour and lunch/dinner
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate
Thursdays to Sundays, between 12pm and 4.30pm
R700 at benguelacove.co.za
Are you ready for that VIP life? There are private tours and tastings, as well as a gourmet three-course meal to dig into. This sounds so suave.
L’Ormarins and Nougat Pairing
Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room, Franschhoek
R60 per person. To book, call 021 874 9041
This is sure to tickle your taste buds – a L’Ormarins and nougat pairing that takes bubbly enjoyment to the next level. Presented in a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll get to take in the beauty of the Anthonij Rupert estate while drinking fine bubbly and savouring delicious artisanal nougat.
Animal Farm at Cradle of Creativity
Artscape Theatre Centre
May 20, 7.30pm
R50 to R75 at computicket.com
It’s been seven decades since George Orwell dropped this banger of a book. Now you can catch the stage production – if you’ve read the book, you’ll know that making a poor production out of it will be hard to do.
International Jazz Extravaganza Celebrating Mother’s Day
The BAT Centre, Victoria Embankment
May 14, starts 3pm
R150 at entrance
Catch the great Gloria Bosman, who is still holding the vocal game down. She will be playing alongside Omagugu Makhathini. Old heads turn up too, don’t play yourself. Be there.
The Facets Fair
Mahikeng Convention Centre
May 20, from 9am
R50 to R100 at entrance
Step out for an exciting day in Mahikeng, North West. The fair will include a fashion show, an inspirational talk on living your best life, a beginner calligraphy art exhibition, food stalls, an art workshop for kids and luxury shopping, as well as dance performances.
Winston Churchill Theatre
May 19, 6pm
Join this acclaimed 28-year-old guitarist and jazz master as he shows off his deep understanding of the genre while bringing something new to the table. He will be joined by renowned pianist Neil Gonsalves. Mail & Guardian wrote that Levin is destined to be one of South Africa’s greatest jazz musicians. Go and see for yourself.
Justin Bieber: Purpose World Tour
FNB Stadium, Nasrec
May 14, 5pm
R410 to R15 000 at computicket.com
Your boy is back in town. Let’s hope the cash is not jacked from the stadium again. Do you Belieb?
I don’t, but I may go because it could be a dope party.
Bounce Mommy & Me
Bounce venues in Waterfall, Menlyn Maine and Fourways
May 14, 11am to 1pm
R150 to R165 per hour at bounceinc.co.za
This is a fun event for mums and kids that’s all about encouraging teamwork. Get ready for two hours of dodging, ducking, jumping and enjoying all that the Bounce trampoline park has to offer. Dads are also welcome, and there will be a number of exciting treats and giveaways on the day. Buy a general access ticket and get the second hour free.
The House of Truth
Until May 21, shows at 3pm and 8pm
R120 at webtickets.co.za
This piece about Can Themba stars Sello Maake Ka-Ncube. Laced with wit, humour and a deep sense of irony, it reveals the circumstances that inspired some of Themba’s most intriguing works, and covers some profound aspects of his life that are rarely written about.
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