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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.