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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. Jump to your City: Durban Joburg Cape Town


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 contact: +27 31 303 5941, 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. date: Friday 6 July 2018 time: 5 pm–9:30 pm venue: Musgrave Centre, 115 Musgrave Rd, Berea, Durban cost: Free entry contact: + 27 31 277 8420. black plantsVodacom 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. date: Saturday 7 July 2018 time: 9 am venue: Greyville Race Course, 150 Avondale Rd, Greyville, Durban cost: From R220 at Computicket  contact: +27 31 314 1631, Honey Festival  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 contact: 


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. date: Tuesday 3 July 2018 time: 9 am venue: Silverstar Casino, R28, Krugersdorp, Muldersdrift cost: R250 contact: +27 21 201 4777, 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. LEARN MOREexhibition must-see: 20 female artists transforming stereotypes date: on until Sunday 29 July 2018 time: 10am–5pm venue: Nirox Sculpture Park, 24 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp cost:  R100 per adult, R70 for students and pensioners, R50 for children under 12 contact:,
Mary Sibande 'Let slip the dogs of war', 2015. Photo Mattias Givell.

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. date: Thursday 5 July 2018 time: 10 am venue: Priest Espressobar, 142 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank cost: Free contact: +27 11 662 7300, Impressions  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 cost: Free contact: +27 12 346 3100,

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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. date: Tuesday 3 July  2018 time: 7:20pm–9:30pm venue: District, 61B Harrington St, Zonnebloem, CBD, Cape Town cost: R45 at Quicket  contact: Wined Up 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 time: 7:45pm–9:30pm venue: Youngblood Gallery, 70-74 Bree St, Bree Street, Cape Town cost: R120 at Quicket  contact: +27 21 424 0074, Welcome Home  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 cost: Free contact: 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,