Sorted: All the SA chill you need this week

2017-05-14 06:30
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In the mood to head out for some bubbly and nougat pairing, or to a jazz gig? Or, how about watching the Biebs. Phumlani S Langa has got you sorted. Phumlani S Langa has got you sorted with all the top events across SA.


Zim Vibes

The O-Bar, Pretoria Central

Every Sunday from 8pm

R50 to R100 at the entrance

Catch Zim dancehall hits with DJ MacDee every Sunday at The O-Bar. You don’ know! Fire there, my king. It’s on in a big way. Reggae and dancehall is inna the sector.



SA State Theatre

May 19 to May 28, 3pm and 8pm

R110 at

Inspired by the ancient African rain dance, Kiu (Swahili for thirst) is a plea for rainfall. This is a poignant and unbridled quest for redemption to quench the thirst that seems to be destabilising humanity. Kiu is a profound and moving dance experience. Raw, sensitive, intense, hostile, sensuous, meditative and soul-searching. Performed to hauntingly beautiful, live Afrocentric music.


Eugene Khoza: OCD – Reshuffled

Atterbury Theatre

May 17, 8pm

R150 at

Pretoria-born comic Eugene Khoza brings his one-man show to the Atterbury Theatre for a one-night-only performance, set to be recorded for a DVD special. OCD (Obviously Can’t Deny) speaks to South Africans’ state of denial about a lot of things – the state of the country, political reshuffling and some of the weird day-to-day things we take for granted.


Benguela Cove Private Vineyard Tour and lunch/dinner

Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Thursdays to Sundays, between 12pm and 4.30pm

R700 at

Are you ready for that VIP life? There are private tours and tastings, as well as a gourmet three-course meal to dig into. This sounds so suave.


L’Ormarins and Nougat Pairing

Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room, Franschhoek

R60 per person. To book, call 021 874 9041

This is sure to tickle your taste buds – a L’Ormarins and nougat pairing that takes bubbly enjoyment to the next level. Presented in a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll get to take in the beauty of the Anthonij Rupert estate while drinking fine bubbly and savouring delicious artisanal nougat.


Animal Farm at Cradle of Creativity

Artscape Theatre Centre

May 20, 7.30pm

R50 to R75 at

It’s been seven decades since George Orwell dropped this banger of a book. Now you can catch the stage production – if you’ve read the book, you’ll know that making a poor production out of it will be hard to do.


International Jazz Extravaganza Celebrating Mother’s Day

The BAT Centre, Victoria Embankment

May 14, starts 3pm

R150 at entrance

Catch the great Gloria Bosman, who is still holding the vocal game down. She will be playing alongside Omagugu Makhathini. Old heads turn up too, don’t play yourself. Be there.


The Facets Fair

Mahikeng Convention Centre

May 20, from 9am

R50 to R100 at entrance

Step out for an exciting day in Mahikeng, North West. The fair will include a fashion show, an inspirational talk on living your best life, a beginner calligraphy art exhibition, food stalls, an art workshop for kids and luxury shopping, as well as dance performances.


Vuma Levin

Winston Churchill Theatre

May 19, 6pm


Join this acclaimed 28-year-old guitarist and jazz master as he shows off his deep understanding of the genre while bringing something new to the table. He will be joined by renowned pianist Neil Gonsalves. Mail & Guardian wrote that Levin is destined to be one of South Africa’s greatest jazz musicians. Go and see for yourself.


Justin Bieber: Purpose World Tour

FNB Stadium, Nasrec

May 14, 5pm

R410 to R15 000 at

Your boy is back in town. Let’s hope the cash is not jacked from the stadium again. Do you Belieb?
I don’t, but I may go because it could be a dope party.


Bounce Mommy & Me

Bounce venues in Waterfall, Menlyn Maine and Fourways

May 14, 11am to 1pm

R150 to R165 per hour at

This is a fun event for mums and kids that’s all about encouraging teamwork. Get ready for two hours of dodging, ducking, jumping and enjoying all that the Bounce trampoline park has to offer. Dads are also welcome, and there will be a number of exciting treats and giveaways on the day. Buy a general access ticket and get the second hour free.


The House of Truth

Soweto Theatre

Until May 21, shows at 3pm and 8pm

R120 at

This piece about Can Themba stars Sello Maake Ka-Ncube. Laced with wit, humour and a deep sense of irony, it reveals the circumstances that inspired some of Themba’s most intriguing works, and covers some profound aspects of his life that are rarely written about.

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