Get funky this September with this SA gig guide. (Photo: Supplied)
Phumlani S Langa has arranged some good food and drink for you to enjoy. All you need do is bring some company along.
What: Jazz in the Cradle
Where: Nirox Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp
When: September 2 - from 10:00
Cost: R170 - R360 @ Jazz in the Cradle
Jazzheads will go ballistic for this. Head to Nirox for a taste of culture with the Cradle of Humankind as a backdrop. The line-up is also rather staggering.
What: FNB Joburg Art Fair
Where: Sandton Convention Centre
When: September 6 - 9
Cost: R20 - R500 @ FNB Joburg Art Fair
This event always stands out on the Joburg social calendar. Expect art from more than 45 galleries from 14 countries across Africa, Europe and the US. It’s a spot where leading artists, galleries, collectors, writers, thinkers and art lovers congregate.
What: Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards
Where: Gold Reef City Casino, The Lyric theatre
When: September 8 @ 20:00
Cost: R335 @ Computicket
Pull up dressed to the nines according to the theme, which is “glamorous with a touch of music”. The eighth instalment of this event will honour the best comedians of the year.
Jazz in the Cradle - DJ Ken Zero (Photo: Supplied)
What: Soweto Kota Festival
Where: Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown
When: September 8 & 9
Cost: R30 - R120 @ Ticketpros
This is probably the most lit food festival in the country. Last year was a resounding success and this year should do more than equal that. With more than 20 kota stalls, craft beer, cocktails and entertainment for the kids, you won’t want to leave.
What: 2nd Annual Soweto Gin Festival
Where: Soweto Cricket Oval
When: September 8 - from 11:00
Cost: R180 @ Ticketpros
Gin is arguably the best alcoholic beverage around and there’s a brand to please everyone’s palate. If you don’t agree, check this event out and allow your mind and your tastebuds to be swayed.
FOOD AND DRINK
What: Buffet Sunday – Spring Fiesta A La Carte Food & Wine Pairing
Where: Eyethu Lifestyle Centre
When: September 2 @ 13:00
Cost: Free entrance
Sundays are made for chillaxing and eating some good food. You can get both done at Eyethu this weekend at reasonable prices – purchase a bottle of wine for R100 and chow down at the buffet for R150 a head for three courses.
Soweto Kota Festival (Photo: Supplied)
What: The Meat Picnic
Where: Fountains Valley Resort
When: September 8 @ 12:00
Cost: R100 @ Digi Ticket
You can almost smell the braai right now. Lovers of meat will find heaven at the Fountains.
What: Party Evolution Glow Edition
Where: Giant Stadium, Soshanguve
When: September 8 @ 12:00
Cost: R200 - R400 @ Ticketpros
The line-up at this event will have the stadium popping all day. On the bill for the day are Shimza, Emtee, A-Reece, DJ Maphorisa, DJ Sliqe and Vinny Da Vinci – to name but a few.
What: Hazel Food Market
Where: Greenlyn Village Centre, Menlo Park
When: September 8 - from 17:00
Cost: Free entrance
A market is always a good idea for a young hang out. Imagine an outing under the beautiful night sky with a variety of artisanal beverages on offer, as well as some mouth-watering food.
Party Evolution: A-Reece and DJ Sliqe (Photo: Supplied)
What: FirstSunday (Custom Denim Wave)
Where: Rands, Khayelitsha
When: September 2 - from 11:00
Cost: R100 - R350 @ Webtickets
Rock your pair of customised denims at this celebration of deconstructed and reinvented clothing. This is basically a lavish way of saying that custom denim is the theme for this young party.
What: Bottomless Wine – Ladies Night
Where: Pop-up Society Restaurant and Bar, Berea
When: September 7 @ 17:30 - 21:00
Cost: R99 per person
To all the women out there, the week has been long and demanding. You’ve made it through, but you’ll have to do it all over again next week. Take a load off, gather the girls and hit this party up. Bottomless wine all evening long for only R99. Who can say no?
FirstSunday (Custom Denim Wave) (Photo: Supplied)
What: The Witness Garden Show
Where: Royal Agricultural Show Grounds, Pietermaritzburg
When: September 7 - 9
Cost: R45 - R65 @ Webtickets
The thrill of seeing beautiful gardens in full bloom is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Tick it off your list by visiting this garden show, where gardeners will showcase spring at its designer best, and plant specialists will bring their perfect specimens for you to take home and enjoy. There’s something for everyone, including the spring dog show, live music, gourmet food, floral art, sugar art and an entertainment area for the kids.
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