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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Mohale Live in Concert
Where: SA State Theatre
When: August 19 at 19:00
Cost:R 150- R 250 purchase tickets at computicket
Where: Crypt Jazz Restaurant
When:August 18 at 20:00
Cost:R100, reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com
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.
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?
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 ...
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.
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.
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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