Check out some of the best events this week (Photo: Supplied)
School holidays are in full swing, and we’re here to give you some ideas on how to keep you and the little ones entertained. Phumlani S Langa lines up the week’s events.
What: Married ... But Not To Each Other
Where: Silverstar Casino
When: 6 July, 20:00
Cost: R150 at computicket.com
Comedy’s modern traditionalist and the bad momma of comedy – Ndumiso Lindi and Tumi Morake – are taking their rib-cracking new stand-up show around southern Africa. Catch them while they’re in Joburg.
What: Germany vs Japan Car Show
Where: Nasrec Expo Centre
When: 1 July, from 08:00
Cost: R50 at computicket.com
What country, in your opinion, is responsible for the best cars? The Germans are known for their surgical precision and the Japanese for street classic such as the Nissan Skyline. Pull through and decide for yourself. Aside from the awesome cars, there’ll be food stalls, a flea market, drift rides, helicopter rides and sound-offs to keep you entertained all day long.
What: Cartoon Network Live!
When: 3 to 15 July
Cost: R175 to R390 at computicket.com
For the first time on South African soil, the stars of Cartoon Network appear together in a spectacular and unforgettable live show. Catch Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls in an interactive, entertaining and exciting stage production for children aged five and upwards.
SEE: #WinterEscape: Chill things to do in Jozi that'll keep the cold away
What: The Jungle Book
Where: Atterbury Theatre
When: 3 to 8 July
Cost: R120 to R150 at computicket.com
Mowgli, Baloo, Shere Khan ... ring a bell? This classic play based on the book by Rudyard Kipling is always a hit, and the kids will beg you to take them back. Don’t deny them the bare necessities.
Where: Time Square Sun Arena, Menlyn Maine
When: 1 July, from 09:00
Cost: R60 at computicket.com
Nerd out at the Rush eSports event – a day of competitive tournaments for casual gamers and eSports fanatics. Whether you’re a professional eSports player, someone who just wants to have some casual fun and see how good you are, or even a parent looking to find out more about your child’s obsession, Rush will have something for you.
What: Songs & Rhythms
Where: SA State Theatre
When: 6 July, 20:00
Cost: R120 at computicket.com
The perfect platform for up-and-coming talent in the Tshwane area. Enjoy a night of soulful performances, including jazz, R&B, a bit of poetry and Afro-soul. Don’t let this pass you by.
What: Dwight vs Jivo
Where: Estoro, 25297 Vincent Street, Meadowlands West
When: 1 July, from 14:00
Cost: Entrance R30 to R50, ladies free before 21:00
The theme is scarf and coat, and the occasion is one that should bump well on into the night. Meadowlands West has something lit for you, all you need to do is show up.
What: Raw Sunday Market
Where: Mofokeng Street, Moroka North
When: 1 July, from 10:00
Cost: R20 entrance
This vibrant market aims to uplift local artists and entrepreneurs. There’ll be live performances, poetry, art, clothing and food stalls selling scrumptious grub.
What: Soweto Holistic Morning
Where: Mofolo Hall, Mofolo Park
When: 1 July, 09:00 to 12:00
Cost: Free entrance
Recalibrate your soul with a little kemetic yoga at these monthly holistic sessions. The yoga will be merged with elements of the Brazilian dance art form of capoeira. And, best of all, it’s absolutely free.
SEE: What winter? How to have a sun-kissed mini-break in Durban
Marriott Ballito Beats
What: Mango Groove
Where: Sugar Rush Park, Ballito
When: 1 July, 14:00
Cost: R30 to R160 at webtickets.co.za
The legendary local band will take to the stage at this scenic venue. We must celebrate legends while they’re still with us. This should get quite turned up, but in that old school way.
What: The Big 5 Comedy Show
Where: Playhouse Company
When: Until 30 July, 20:00
Cost: R100 to R250 at computicket.com
Are you in the mood for an evening of laughs and break beats? I am, but I won’t be in Durban for this. If you are, catch Jason Goliath, Nik Rabinowitz, Krijay Govender, Stuart Taylor and Kagiso Lediga for the laughs, and the legendary DJ Ready D for the tunes.
What: Ihlombe! SA National Choral Festival
Where: Church of the Resurrection, 24 David Profit St, Bonteheuwel
When: 1 July, 15:00
Cost: Free entrance
It’s Ihlombe!’s 10th anniversary and the festival will honour late icon Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. See the Children’s Chorus of Washington, the Church of the Resurrection Anglican Church Choir and the Eersterivier-South Uniting Reform Youth Choir perform at this free event. Ihlombe! sees select youth and collegiate choirs from the US cities of Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, DC, perform 13 collaborative concerts with more than 15 African youth, church and community ensembles. For more dates, follow this link. SEE: #LoveSA: Escape winter with these events across Western Cape