With Women’s Day approaching this week, you have more time to enjoy events in and around your city. Hand-picked by the HL team, here’re are few happenings to ensure you make the most of the shorter week.
In honour of Women’s month, Rain Farm Game & Lodge is hosting a ladies breakfast. Guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast, goodie bags, lucky draw prizes, guest speakers and more! Booking your spot in advance is recommended.
date: Tuesday 7 August 2018
time: 8 am
venue: Rain Farm Game & Lodge, F9 Rain Farm Esenembe Road Umhlali
contact: 031 579 6500, email@example.com
Florence, a one-person play directed by Greg Homann sees playwright Myer Taub playfully experiment with time, place, language, and form to explore our contemporary moment.
A disgruntled actress meets over lunch in a fancy restaurant with a playwright about the new work he has written that places Florence Phillips as a ghost at the Joubert Park fence outside the Johannesburg Art Gallery. While considering whether she will play the role, the actress imagines what it would mean to portray a dead white colonial figure today whose legacy and value is both contested and forgotten. Florence is played by Leila Henriques.
date: Tuesday 7 August – Sunday 26 August 2018
time: Tuesday to Saturday 8:15 pm, Sunday 3:15 pm
venue: Barney Simon Theatre, Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown
cost: R90 – R150 at Webtickets
contact: 011 832 1641, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.markettheatre.co.za
This powerful new Playhouse Residency vehicle choreographed by Lulu Mhlangeni explores gender stereo-typing and the negative effects it causes. By tapping into the unlimited human imagination, these barriers can be swept aside, freeing up the human race to realise and rejoice in its full potential, to the benefit of all.
date:Wednesday 8 August – Saturday 11 August 2018
time: Wednesday and Friday 7 pm, Saturday at 2:30 pm
venue: The Playhouse Company, 231 Anton Lembede Street (formerly Smith Street)
cost: R30 – R80 at Computicket
contact: 031 369 9596 / 9540, email@example.com, www.playhousecompany.com
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
The Drakensberg Boys Choir is honouring its patrons and supporters with a delightful afternoon of music. Listen to talented young boys presenting choral, classical and rock music, as well as a full second half of their indigenous repertoire at their school.
date: Wednesday 8 August 2018
time: 3:30 pm
venue: Drakensberg Boys Choir School, R600,Cathkin Park 3310, KwaZulu-Natal
cost: R135 – R175 at Webtickets
contact: 036 468 1012, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dbchoir.co.za
Craft Fest 2018
If you are a fan of the art of craft, particularly craft food and drink, then Craft Fest 2018 is for you. Here you will meet the craft makers who work in a range of products including craft beer, gin, cider and wine, gourmet food and exclusive lifestyle crafts. Your ticket includes a complementary glass.
date: Thursday 9 August 2018
time: 12 pm
venue: Shongweni Farmers market, Mr551 Rd, Outer West Durban
cost: R100 for adults, R50 for teens at Quicket, R120 at the door
contact: 083 777 1674, email@example.com, www.shongwenimarket.co.za
Umhlanga Food and Music Festival 2018
Spend your public holiday enjoying family fun at the Umhlanga Food and Music Festival 2018. SA band Goodluck are headlining the event and you can enjoy a whole host of treats, including tantalising artisan food stalls, a G&T Garden, some of the country’s best craft beers and live music.
date: Thursday 9 August 2018
time: 12 pm
venue: Chris Saunders Park, Gateway, Centenary Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge Umhlanga Rocks
cost: R100 at Webtickets, R120 at the door
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chrissaunderspark.com
Comedy and Jazz Night in Orbit
Comedy Tuesdays are back at the Orbit. This week you can catch South African stand-up comedian, actor and director Kagiso Lediga as the host with live music by Luyanda Madope, Keenan Chas Ahrends, Sipho Mabena and Sphelelo lelo Mazibuko.
The Colour Purple
The South African production of the Tony Award Winning Musical, The Colour Purple, returns to the Joburg Theatre. The Colour Purple is based upon the 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker and the 1985 Warner Bros/Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture, directed by Steven Spielberg.
date: Tuesday 7 August – Sunday 2 September 2018
venue: Mandela Theatre at Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Blvd, Braamfontein
cost: R120 – R400 at Webtickets
contact: 0861 670 670, email@example.com, www.joburgtheatre.com
100% Design South Africa
100% Design South Africa, which runs alongside Decorex Joburg, offers a curated mix of products. These products include features from leading designers and brands catering to the residential, hospitality and commercial interior decor and design industries.
date: Wednesday 8 August – Sunday 12 August 2018
time: 10 am to 6 pm
venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Dr, Halfway House, Midrand
cost: R120, pensioners R100, kids under 12 R20
contact: 011 549 8300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.100percentdesign.co.za
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Liliesleaf Bubbly Festival
The Liliesleaf Bubbly Festival celebrates the fearless women who marched in the 1956 protest of pass laws. The festival includes limitless champagne, a tasting class and sushi.
Women of Wine South Africa Festival
Wine Menu at Candlewoods Boutique Venue is honouring Women winemakers, brewers and distillers during the month of August. Guests are treated to a selection of wines, beers and gins with a variety of food available, as well as ample entertainment for the younger children. You are welcome to bring blankets and enjoy the day picnic style.
date: Sunday 12 August 2018
time: 11 am to 4 pm
venue: Candlewoods Boutique Venue, Candlewoods Country Estate, Candlewoods Lane, Centurion
cost: R150, U18 free
contact: 072 645 3232, email@example.com, www.candlewoodsvenue.co.za
Around The Fire
Artscape presents Around The Fire, a fusion of theatre, poetry and live music, in which a uniquely South African story unfolds. Four women with different backgrounds, find themselves sharing a makeshift fire on a rainy Cape Town evening. Brought together by unexpected circumstances, they form a bond as fierce and temporary as the fire.
date: Tuesday 7 August – Saturday 11 August 2018
venue: Artscape Arena, Artscape Theatre Centre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
cost: R120 at Computicket
contact: 021 421 7839, www.artscape.co.za
When in Doubt Say Darling
Join Pieter-Dirk Uys for his newest show When in doubt say darling in this minefield of hashtags and hate speech. The multi talented comic uses humour and satire to give a deep insight on what is happening in our country without mincing words.
date: Tuesday 7 August – Saturday 25 August 2018
time: Tuesday to Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 4 pm and 8 pm
venue: Fugard Studio Theatre, District Six, Cape Town
cost: R140 – R160 at Onetix
contact: 021 461 4554, www.thefugard.com
Huangshan Mountain Photo Exhibition
The Chavonnes Battery Museum hosts the Huangshan Mountain photography exhibition, a selection of 60 images and a digital slideshow of this UNESCO World Culture Heritage Site, UNESCO World Nature Heritage Site, and UNESCO Global GeoPark.
date: Wednesday 8 August – Friday 31 August 2018
time: Friday – Monday 9 am to 7 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 9 am to 4 pm
venue: Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
contact: 021 416 6230, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chavonnesbattery.co.za
Empowered Women Empower Women
Created to inspire, motivate and empower, the August edition of Empower Me promises to engage, inform, educate and entertain with topics ranging from health, beauty and fitness, the power of positivity, to personal style, finance and productivity, all presented by leading industry professionals. What would an empowering event be without the efforts to uplift those less fortunate. Empower Me is hoping to raise enough money through event ticket sales to donate Princess D menstrual cups to teen girls who can’t afford basic sanitary and other female necessities.
On Tap At The Tip Beer Festival
On Tap At The Tip is a craft beer festival close to Africa’s southernmost tip, in which craft breweries from across the Overberg and beyond showcase their wares. The event includes more than 40 craft beers up for tasting, food and live music from the Brothers Remedy.