Sorted: Your must-do events this August

There is a sizzling hot line up being served for the August to September across Mzansi and Phumlani S Langa has compiled the list of must do activities across SA that are hot and happening.

There is so much to do in each city that you will be spending the days out and about - getting ready for the 'KeDezemba' feel across SA.

Jozi

Drinks

TurnUp on a Thursday. It’s Thirsty Thursday. Why not unwind at News Café? House DJs will bring chilled beats while you take advantage of the great cocktail specials

Where: News Café, Maponya Mall

When: August 17, from 18:00

Free entrance

Theatre

Milked Voice

Where: Soweto Theatre

When: 16 - 20 August 2017

Cost: R 70 to R100 at webtickets

Written and directed by Slindile Mthembu, this enchanting musical is about an Eloquent Woman (Lebo Borole) who desperately needs to escape the challenges she faces as a young artist. Along her journey we meet a Saxophone Lady (Juliana Madiba), The Producer (Vusi Msiza), The Bass Player and his shadow (Kamogelo Nche and Sandile Mahlangu, respectively).

Party

Spova Party #AF1Edition

Where: Rockerfella Soweto

When: August 18, from 18:00 

Cost: Free if you’re wearing Air Forces, R50 if not

Air Force 1s were the first sneakers I ever rocked and I have been in love with for most of my life. How fly would it be to have a party where you can get in for free if you have your airs on? You need ponder no longer; it’s on, bring those fresh high- or low-top 1s and get jamming.

Craft Gin

The Capital Gin & Food Pairing

Where: Blos Café

When: August 17 at 18:30

Cost: R 300 at bloscafe


If you aren’t riding the gin wave right now, you’re simply stunting on a worthwhile lifestyle. Head on over and see how this trendy beverage can be paired with delicious cuisine.

Modelling

Model Convention

Where: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Menlyn

When: August 19 at 10:00

Cost : R 450 for the day and book with Topmodels.co.za

If you’re a model and looking to refine your skills and find your niche, perhaps this could help. Treat yourself to a day of training by professionals.

Gospel

Daniel Mohale Live in Concert

Where: SA State Theatre

When: August 19 at 19:00

Cost:R 150-  R 250 purchase tickets at computicket 

Talented gospel artist Daniel Mohale takes to the State Theatre to get the audience’s spirits soaring.

Cape Town

Music

Afro Fiesta

Where: Crypt Jazz Restaurant 

When:August 18 at 20:00 

Cost:R100, reserve your spot by emailing info@thecryptjazz.co.za

For a taste of Congolese music you absolutely have to pull through. Catch Afro Fiesta in concert as they play organic sounds from the greatest continent on the planet. Let the drum beat carry you through an evening you won’t forget.

Food 

Maison Winter Special

Where: The Kitchen at Maison Estate

When:August 16 to September 1

Cost: R395 to R750 at maisonestate.co.za


What do you know about five-course dining? Book a spot at Maison wine estate, where top chef Arno Janse van Rensburg will be cooking up exquisite winter dishes. Does line fish with seaweed, ink and potato spike your curiosity? How about lamb breast, sunchoke and hazelnut?

Durban

Entertainment

Trevor Noah: There’s A Gupta on My Stoep

Where: Durban ICC

When: August 13, 14:30 and 20:30

Cost:  R350 to R1 100 at computicket

Probably our best export right now, Trevor Noah needs no introduction. The Day Walker will be on home soil so show him some love by attending. It must be so hard for him being in that expensive NYC loft away from his people. I can only imagine ...

Circus

Splash! The Water Circus

Where: Silverstar Casino

When: August 19 to September 17

Cost: R100 to R375 at computicket

Audiences will be spellbound by the refreshing Splash! on its first visit to South Africa, direct from Russia.

This is a circus for the modern age, presenting a variety of genres but with a unique visual twist. Traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in – or above – a 12m-wide pool of water.

Active

Alexandra Marathon

Where: Altrec Stadium 

When:  August 10 at 07:00

Cost: R55 at Webtickets

Winter is when summer bodies are crafted. You need to keep it active fam. This marathon is a few thousand paces in the right direction. Feel the burn, push past the wall … to the victor the spoils.

Home Decor

100% Design South Africa

Where: Gallagher Convention Centre

When: August 9 to 13, from 10:00 

Cost: R20 - R 120 at Ticketpros

A celebration of design like no other. Designers from an array of fields will be showcasing and providing insights. If you are a fan of those who push the envelope … don’t miss out. 

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