Whether you are looking for a delightful wine tasting or an interesting furniture showcase, here’re 15 events happening in Durban, Joburg and Cape Town that should be on your radar.
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ECR House and Garden Show
It’s the last week of the East Coast Radio House and Garden show, happening at the Durban Exhibition Centre. This year’s theme is Home is Where the Heart is which focuses on redefining the home by showcasing timeless trends that are functional, convenient, comfortable and stylish. The decor event hosts a range of exhibitors and this week you can also experience the Geekville & the Durban Gaming Expo Pop-Up, and KZN Travel and Adventure Show as well.
date: Monday 2 July to Sunday 8 July 2018
time: 10 am
venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Rd, Durban Central, Durban
cost: R70–R95 at itickets.co.za
contact: +27 31 303 5941, email@example.com, housegardenshow.co.za
Rooftop Night Market
Musgrave Centre will be hosting their monthly Rooftop Night Market on Friday night. Treat yourself to delicious food, fantastic crafts, unique creations and live entertainment. There are also kids’ activities to keep the little ones entertained.
Vodacom Durban July
One of the biggest and most stylish events in the country has finally arrived. The Vodacom Durban July is all set and promises an entertaining day out. All week there have been pre-race fashion events and on the day you can look forward to the Raceday Fashion Awards. For those feeling lucky, enjoy the horse racing, which sees South Africa’s best thoroughbreds storm down the home stretch to the finish of R4.25 million.
Learn all about the world of beekeeping and honey at the Honey Festival at the Royal Agricultural Show Grounds in Pietermaritzburg. There will be talks by beekeepers on a range of topics including adulterated honey, safety and security of bee hives and what to do if bees move into your house. There will also be stalls selling a variety of products, a beer garden, honey tastings and lucky draws.
date: Saturday July 2018
time: 9 am–2 PM
venue: Royal Agricultural Show Grounds, Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg
cost: R20, free for children under 12
Time out Tuesday
Mix your week up with a range of couple activities at Silver Star Casino with Time Out Tuesday. They host a range of morning meals, entertainment and drinks for every Tuesday, that run weekly until the 18 December 2018.
Not A Single Story
If you have not seen the the current winter exhibition at Nirox Sculpture Park there is still plenty of time to take it in. Titled Not a Single Story, the exhibition features a curation of 25+ artworks thoughtfully scattered across the 20 hectares of land of Nirox Sculpture Park’s home in the Magaliesberg’s Cradle of Humankind.
date: on until Sunday 29 July 2018
venue: Nirox Sculpture Park, 24 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp
cost: R100 per adult, R70 for students and pensioners, R50 for children under 12
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, niroxarts.com
Searching for an Electric Peanut
An ongoing series of work by Jonathan Silverman, Searching For An Electric Peanut is an exhibition that incorporates sound and video to paintings. The title of the show borrows from a term used by philosopher Timothy Morton when describing the after-image, which is imprinted onto the retina. This phenomena, curiously, is also employed in Tibetan Buddhism for particular vision-based devotional practices. The exhibition opens on Thursday 5 July at Priest Espressobar.
There are only a few days left for you to catch the Impressions, an exhibition featuring a variety of artists who indulge in a synergy between various creative disciplines and practice. The participating artists have all worked at the Artist’s Press on more than one occasion, and include: Colbert Mashile, Tommy Motswai, Andre Naude, Diane Victor, Hanneke Benade, Sibonelo Chiliza, Karin Daymond, Johann Louw, Eugenie Marais, Walter Oltmann, Claudette Schreuders and Winston Thekiso
date: Tuesday 3 July to Wednesday 4 July 2018
time: 9 am–6 pm
venue: Main Gallery, Association of Arts Pretoria, 173 Mackie St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
contact: +27 12 346 3100, email@example.com, artspta.co.za
This piece by @johannnlouw is included in the group show 'Impressions', presented by the Association of Arts Pretoria which opens this evening, 15 June, at 18h30 for 19h00. The exhibition will be on show until 04.07.18. . Johann Louw | Skedel en Monster | 2016 | Oil on Board | 62 x 62 cm . . . #johannlouw #associationofartspretoria #impressions #smacgallery #exhibitionopening #skedelenmonster
PechaKucha Night @ District
Be inspired at the 49th edition of PechaKucha nights, an informal gathering where people share information, ideas and thoughts on any and every topic. Speakers have less than seven minutes to do their presentations, in which time they should educate, challenge or motivate you.
Enjoy an evening of music and wine in the three-storey Youngblood Gallery with Wined Up. This unique event is described as ‘a song and wine pairing’, featuring musicians Corné Crous and Wilken Calitz Music who will be performing a selection of well-known songs, whilst wine expert Chris Groenewald leads a wine tasting.
date: Wednesday 4 July 2018
venue: Youngblood Gallery, 70-74 Bree St, Bree Street, Cape Town
cost: R120 at Quicket
contact: +27 21 424 0074, firstname.lastname@example.org, youngblood-africa.com
Welcome Home Design Store is a month-long collaborative exhibition featuring work by local design studios Fabrica, Stay Evil Kids and Douglas & Company. The exhibition launches this First Thursday at 5 pm, and the pop-up store will remain open until 25 July at Speaker’s Corner. It will operate Monday to Saturday from 9 am–4 pm.
date: Thursday 5 July to Sunday 15 July 2018
time: 9 am–4 pm
venue: Speaker’s Corner, 37 Parliament Street, Cape Town
Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival
The annual Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival takes place at the beautiful Endler Hall at the University of Stellenbosch. The event consists of ten days of classical music concerts featuring talented young South African musicians and provides them with a platform to for them to play at a professional standard and inspires them to continue their musical education.
date: Friday 6 July to Sunday 15 July 2018
time: Various Times
venue: Endler Hall, University of Stellenbosch, 37 Victoria St, Stellenbosch
cost: R130–R150 at Computicket
contact: +27 21 808 9571, email@example.com, sicmf.co.za