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hl diary: what to do in ct, jhb and dbn this week

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A little bit of art, a little bit of laughter and a whole lot of fun – whether you're in Cape Town, Durban or Joburg, here is a series of events to check out this week. Durban Joburg Cape Town

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Viva Flamenco In celebration of an impressive 35 year legacy, the Linda Vargas Flamenco Dance Company promises to thrill audiences with a special gala season called Viva Flamenco. This week you can catch energetic performances by Spanish dancers who will be showcasing highlights from their previous shows at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. date: Wednesday 11 July–Sunday 15 July 2018 time: 7 pm on Wednesday, 2.30pm and 7pm on Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday venue:  Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Howard College Campus University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mazisi Kunene Road cost: R150–R180 at Computicket  contact: 031 260 2296, sneddontheatre@ukzn.ac.za

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The Diamond Show  New Midlands-based theatre company, the Upstagers Dramatic Club, are performing Agatha Christie's The Diamond Show as their inaugural production at  Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse. The company features a mix of professional and amateur actors who are all passionate about ongoing classic and nostalgic theatrical entertainment. The show will be on for three nights at 7 pm, with an additional matinee performance on Saturday 14 July at 2 pm. date: Thursday 12 July–Saturday 14 July 2018 time: 7 pm, 4 pm on Saturday venue: The Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse, R103, Balgowan cost: R80 contact: willec@michaelhouse.org

Curry and Comedy Enjoy a buffet featuring the mouth-watering curry from Oyster Box along with laugh-out-loud comedy at their Curry and Comedy night. The entertainment line- up features John Vlismas, Rob van Vuuren, Masood Boomgaard and Mo Vawda. The event is for those 18 years and older. date: Thursday 12 July 2018 time: 6.30pm–10pm venue: The Oyster Box, 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga cost: R550 at Quicket contact: 031 514 5000, restaurants@oysterbox.co.zaoysterboxhotel.com

Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market The early bird catches the worm at the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market, one of the most popular markets in Durban. It opens at 6.30am, and you can get incredibly fresh produce, delicious foods and handmade crafts. Bring your dogs along, just remember their leashes and plastic bags. date: Saturday 14 July 2018 time: 6.30am–11.30am venue: Lot 457, MR551, Shongweni cost: Free entry contact: 031 777 4686, info@shongwenimarket.co.zashongwenimarket.co.za

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Kiddies Photo Walk During the school holidays, take your children to the Joburg Zoo for a fun Kiddies Photo Walk. The event is created for children aspiring in photography and tailored to their interests, skills and attention spans. Guides show the children a variety of angles, colours, lighting and compositions in child-friendly language and interaction. The tickets include admission and refreshments, and you can bring your own camera gear. date: Wednesday 11 July 2018 time: 9am–12pm venue: The Johannesburg Zoo, 10 Cotswold Drive, Randburg cost: R200–R250 at Quicket 

WoodEX for Africa WoodEX for Africa is the largest exhibition in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber trade. Showcasing innovative timber and woodworking products and services, you can find everything from woodworking machinery to flooring. date: Wednesday 11 July - Friday 13 July 2018 time: 10am–5pm venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand cost: Free Registration at Quicket, R85 at the door contact: 021 850 8846,  info@woodexforafrica.comwoodexforafrica.com 

2018 FADA Alumni Exhibition This year’s UJ Alumni Exhibition honours Doctor Carol Hofmeyr, the founder of the Keiskamma Art Project Trust. The Trust is a community organisation, based in Hamburg, a rural area in the Eastern Cape, which works to foster hope and offer support for the most vulnerable. The Trust strives to address the challenges of widespread poverty and disease through holistic and creative programmes and partnerships. The exhibition opens on Thursday 12 July and will run until Friday 17 August 2018. date: Thursday 12 July–Friday 17 August 2018 time: 6pm Thursday 12 July, 9am daily venue: FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg, Bunting Road Campus, Bunting Road, Auckland Park cost: Free entry contact: 011 559 1476, ujarts@uj.ac.zaarts.uj.ac.za

Turbine Art Fair The RMB Turbine Art Fair is a unique South African arts festival that brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works in the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown. Catch live coverage of the Art fair on our social media. You can follow along on our Instagram and Twitterdate: Thursday 12 July–Sunday 15 July 2018 time: Various Times venue: Turbine Hall, 65 Ntemi Piliso St, Newtown cost: R100–R200 at Webtickets  contact: 011 575 3890, turbineartfair@theforum.co.zaturbineartfair.co.za

Artist: Banele Khoza

 

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Jive Cape Town Funny Festival The Baxter Theatre hosts the 14th annual Jive Cape Town Funny Festival that sees top local and international comedians perform a variety of acts on the same stage. This year's line up features Alan Committie, Marc Lottering, Rob van Vuuren, Siv Ngesi, Garaghty, Garaghty and Thom and Gerry Connolly. The festival begins on Tuesday 9 July and runs until Sunday 5 August 2018. date: Tuesday 9 July–Sunday 5 August 2018 time: 8 pm on weekdays, 5 pm on weekends venue: Baxter Theatre, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch cost: R160–R190 at Webtickets  contact: 021 685 7880, baxter.co.za

Disney On Ice – Dream Big After a successful run in Joburg and Durban, Disney On Ice – Dream Big come to Cape Town to delight and enchant your little ones. The new show sees Tinker Bell take audiences on an enchanting pixie dust-filled journey of beloved Disney tales featuring the favourite Disney princesses. date: Wednesday 11 July–Sunday 15 July 2018 time: Various Times venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood cost: R152–R404 at Computicket  contact: 021 505 7777, suninternational.com/grandwest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGzgh1s6QFc

Tops at Spar Wine Show  Live music, a relaxed picnic vibe and plenty of wine is what you can expect at the second annual Tops at Spar Wine Show. The event aims to showcase South African wines from all over the country, and the Cape Town event will be happening the at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. date: Thursday 12 July–Saturday 14 July 2018 time: 5pm–9pm, 3pm–5pm on Saturday venue: Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town cost: R140, VIP R495, Weekend Pass R220 at Quicket  contact: 021 824 3133, info@wineshow.co.zawww.wineshow.co.za

Franschhoek Bastille Festival The Franschhoek Valley celebrates its French Huguenot heritage with their annual Bastille Festival. Set against the back drop of the historic Huguenot Monument, you can sample the wines from the valley and enjoy gourmet food from some of Franschhoek’s well-known eateries. There will also be lots of entertainment that will delight both young and old. date: Saturday 14 July–Sunday 15 July 2018 time: 11am–5pm on Saturday, 11am–3pm on Sunday venue: Franschhoek Huguenot Monument, 13 Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek cost: R350 on Saturday, R280 on Sunday at Webtickets, U18s free contact:  021 876 2861, info@franschhoek.org.zawww.franschhoek.org.za