Sorted: Your gig guide to the perfect hang-outs and events in your city

2018-06-10 00:00 - Phumlani S Langa
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Sarafina the musical is back and there's lots of fun activities to keep you warm this winter. (Photo: Supplied)

Sarafina! is back in town for Youth Day. There are also wine tastings for you to try out and a much-awaited album launch from AKA. Phumlani S Langa lists some happening hang-outs for you. 

JOBURG

THEATRE

What: Sarafina!

Where: The Joburg Theatre

When: June 14 - 24

Cost: R150 - R500 @ Webtickets

This is a South African treasure and one of the brightest jewels in our creative collection. The classic is back, and if this is a piece you’re unfamiliar with, you had better rectify that.

WINE TASTING

What: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting

Where: Sandton Convention Centre

When: June 15 @17h00

Cost: R180 - R200 @ Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Taste South Africa’s top wines as judged at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – the country’s most prestigious wine competition, which is now in its 17th year.

EXHIBITION

What: Titanic Model

Where: Killarney Mall

When: On until June 30

Cost: Free admission

The unsinkable ship that sank and claimed poor Jack’s life has been replicated using 3-D technology. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the ship’s design.

ELSEWHERE

a wine bottle and glasses

CAPE TOWN

What: Seven Days of Shiraz & Venison

Where: Nederburg Wine Farm

When: June 11 - 17 @ 11h00

Cost: R320 per person via email

I don't have to say that much about this. The menu: smoked ostrich carpaccio served with ripe figs and goat cheese; slow-braised kudu shank, creamy cauliflower purée, baby vegetables and café au lait sauce; and espresso brûlée with pistachio biscotti for a sweet ending.

DURBAN

What: WavePark Events

Where: WavePark, Umhlanga

When & Cost: Visit WavePark for activities and prices

WavePark has an array of exciting music and activities. It is all rather mysterious and there's only one way to find out what really goes down there. Don't let the waves pass you by.

What: Gentleman's Tea

Where: The Oyster Box

When: June 17 @ 14h30 

Cost: R450 via email

This could be a lovely prelude to Father’s Day next weekend. Treat your dad or your man to some of that gentleman’s tea. A spot of those fiery Chivas waters along with some pork pies, beef sliders and whisky truffles will go a long way towards making that special man a happy guy.

SOWETO

aka the rapper

ALBUM LAUNCH

What: AKA – Touch My Blood Album Launch

Where: Zone 6, Diepkloof

When: June 15 @ 20h00 

Cost: R150 - R250 @ Computicket

Keenan Forbes is back with his latest offering. Head to Zone 6 and touch his silhouette, I mean blood, and rejoice to the sounds of his new music.

JAZZ

What: Soweto International Jazz Festival

Where: Soweto Theatre

When: Thursday @ 18h00, Friday - Sunday @ 12h00

Cost: R150 - R2 800 at Webtickets

A celebration of more than just jazz. While the music seeps through the speakers, you can grab a bite or take in some art and history, or attend a workshop on youth and women empowerment.

FOOD AND DRINK

What: Chefs and Cocktails Networking

Where: Social Lab, Diepkloof, Zone 3

When: June 16 @ 12h00

Cost: R50 @ Webtickets

Good food, good music, good vibes and enlightening company. Need I say more?

PRETORIA

painted bodies doing an artistic cartwheel

CIRCUS

What: Aqua – The Aussie Circus Spectacular

Where: Centurion Mall

When: On until July 15

Cost: R150 - R400 @ Webtickets

This real-life water circus has been touring the country for a while now. This time, it’s Pretoria’s turn to experience the glitz of the costumes, as well as the intrigue of the special effects and performers.

THEATRE

What: Caught in Autism

Where: SA State Theatre

When: June 17 - 14

Cost: R70 @ Computicket

This is the tale of a father who is tormented by his past, and how his life goes into a tailspin because of the pain he has endured. He then neglects his children and his anger leads to his death.

EXHIBITION

What: Scenes of Africa, Exotic Places and Still Lives

Where: Brooklyn Theatre

When: On until June 18

Cost: Free admission

The Cancer Association of SA invites art lovers to view and purchase artworks by talented up-and-coming artists at an exhibition showcasing a collection by artists from the Johannesburg Greenside Studio.

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