A lit line up of parties and activities in your hood

2018-07-08 00:00 - Phumlani S Langa
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Get your week plans sorted with Phumlani S Langa. (Photo: Supplied)

Looking for something to do in your down time? We've got that Sorted



What: Marc Lottering

Where: The Lyric theatre

When: July 8 @ 15:00 

Cost: R195 - R380 @ Computicket 

Have you ever wondered what it is like to experience 20 years in the comedy game first hand? Look no further than to a man who has provided the laughs for more than two decades. Catch this veteran poking fun at everything from French polony to call centre agents.


What: Chilli and Gin Fest

Where: Rumours Rock City

When: July 8 @ 12:00

Cost: R50 entrance

There is nothing quite like the burn of a good hot sauce. This festival is dedicated to the zing of chilli sauce. Bring your favourite sauce and you will be treated to some food to go along with it, not to mention you can enter your recipe into a competition for the hottest, tastiest and overall best sauce.


What: Land Acts

Where: Auto & General Theatre on the Square

When: July 10 - 29, Tuesday - Friday @ 20:15 and Saturday @ 18:00 & 20:15 

Cost: R150 @ Computicket

This multisketch performance will delight you with its satirical content on the hot topic of land. Award-winning headliner Daniel Mpilo Richards presents a collaboration with Rob van Vuuren and Mike van Graan.

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Marc Lottering. (Photo: Supplied)



What: Beauty and the Beast

Where: Atterbury Theatre

When: July 11 - 21

Cost: R130 - R150 @ Computicket

This Disney banger hits the stage and I can’t think of a better way to spend time out with the family. If you’re a sucker for that old school love, then don’t miss this.


What: Snow World

Where: Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

When: On until July 29

Cost: R40 - R80 @ Webtickets 

Take the kids out for a 45-minute session on the snow. Every hour on the hour, the kids can have a ball in the special play area or even take a ride on the exhilarating snow ramp. Even though the snow isn’t real, the chill out there is.


What: Bastille Day Bubbly Show

Where: Leriba Hotel & Spa

When: July 14 @ 12:00

Cost: R70 - R160 @ Computicket

Yup, it’s back, the perfect excuse to drink Champagne and at this particular event they’ll even be giving out a prize for the best dressed. The Champagne is enough motivation for me.

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Beauty and the Beast. (Photo: Supplied)



What: Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir

Where: Soweto Theatre

When: July 14 @ 20:00

Cost: R100 @ Soweto Theatre

Ninety-three members from the two choirs will hold a benefit performance for the youth of Kliptown. If you enjoy choral music, then this will delight your soul.


What: Ladies Night at News Cafe

Where: Maponya Mall

When: July 12 @ 15:00

Cost: Free entrance

It goes down in honour of the queens every Thursday. Word is, this party gets particularly lit and the platform shines light on up. Up-and-coming talent like Playgal will be performing this week.


What: Winter Warm-up Fashion

Where: 707 Pub and Shisa Nyama

When: July 8 @ 13:00

Cost: R30 before 20:00, R50 thereafter

Come for a lit day of the best deejays in the kasi, including Dezry Kay, Robert Mpisi and many more. Bring in your cooler box for R70.


Pennsylvania Girlchoir. (Photo: Supplied)



What: Pop Bottles Durban

Where: Kingsmead Cricket Ground

When: July 8 @ 12:00

Cost: R150 - R300 @ Computicket

Back in the city for the Durban July, this event’s deejay lineup will have all the turn-up kids going crazy. Pull up and get a dose of some of the biggest names, including deejays Naves, Milkshake, Dimplez, Major League and Sphectacula.

What: Honey Festival

Where: Royal Agricultural Show Grounds, Howick

When: July 8 @ 09:00

Cost: R5 - R20 entrance

You might be wondering what this is exactly. Apparently it entails honey tasting and local honey product, gourmet food and a beer garden. It promises to be a sweet, sweet affair.


What: Knysna Oyster Festival

Where: Knysna

When: July 8 @ 06:30 

This region was ravaged by fires last year and things are rapidly being rejuvenated. This festival forms part of that rebirth, and beyond the oysters there will be so many activities for you and the family to take part in. The organisers say there are more than 100 things for you to get up to, among them a trail run and a fashion show linked to nature.

Thando Thabethe blowing a kiss

Thando Thabethe blowing a kiss for Pop Bottles Durban. (Photo: Supplied) 

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