Sorted: Events to look forward to this Easter holiday

2017-04-16 06:00
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South Africa is buzzing with great entertainment in and around you city, as the Easter weekend is upon us. Phumlani S Langa finds yoga meditations, chocolate egg hunts and picnics that will keep you entertained.

Pretoria

Monday Night Meditation

Appropriate for novice through to advanced meditators. If you’re a complete beginner, this is an ideal place to start. If you’re experienced, you’re more than welcome to join giving the gift of your practised meditative energy. The silent meditation will focus on practising sitting in a meditation position for 30 minutes. There will also be focus on cultivating complete stillness of the body as well as one-pointed concentration.

Where: Yoga Connection, Brooklyn

When: April 17

Time: 17:45

Cost: Free

Show Your Jersey

Rock up wearing your rugby team’s jersey. If you rep correct, then the good folks at The O Bar will lace you with a free drink. Sounds righteous, Chiefs for life!

Where: The O Bar

When: April 22

Time: 11:00

Cost: R20 at sors.onyx2@gmail.com

Joburg

Easter Sunday Festivities

Inviting all children, big and small, to go to Hirsch’s and Food Lovers Market for a fun-filled day of hunting for Easter eggs. Festivities include a jumping castle for kids where they will find magical treasures. There’s also a scavenger hunt for teens.

Where: Hirsch’s Home Store, Centurion

When: April 16

Time: 10:00

Cost: Free event

The Gruffalo

Bring your kids to the South African version of this musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book The Gruffalo. The show, with an all-Grahamstown cast, premiered in Cape Town last year and played to packed houses, selling out six of its 11 performances. Directed by Tara Notcutt, it features all the characters, songs and storyline from the smash hit West End production, with a uniquely local feel

Where: Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton

When: Runs until May 7

Cost: R75 to R150 at gruffalolive.co.za

The First LoCrate Picnic

Picnic baskets, wine, craft beer and jazz at a hip venue. Bring the whole family and unwind. You work hard, you deserve it.

Where: Constitution Hill

When: April 16

Time: 12pm

Cost: R100 to R600 at webtickets.co.za

TONGHT ft Ziyon live

It’s time for the second edition of TONGHT brought to you by party promoters Kenzhero, Kid Fonque and Maria McCloy with Ziyon from award-winning group Liquideep gracing the stage with his fresh new tracks and impressive live act. Kenzhero and Kid Fonque will be serving the sexy crowd an eclectic mix of sounds.

Where: And Club, Newtown

When: April 22

Time: 9pm

Cost: R100 at door and quicket.co.za

Cape Town

Afro Fiesta

With a plethora of rhythms such as reggae, rumba, salsa, cha-cha, bolero, merengue and more, Congolese band Afro Fiesta will invoke that party spirit in you. Bring your own alcoholic beverages. A service fee will be charged.

Where: The Crypt Jazz Restaurant

Where: April 22

Time:  20:00

Cost: R100 at info@thecryptjazz.co.za

Pinotage and Biltong Festival

Indulge in two of South Africa’s favourite delicacies. Guests can taste and buy some of the best conventional Pinotages or have fun with alternatives, including Rosés, bubblies, blends and even a white Pinotage. The event is family-friendly with live music, food trucks, light meals and casual seating under the trees next to the dam or on the lawns in front of the cellar.

Where: L’Avenir Farm

When: April 22 to 23

Time: 11:00

Cost: R200 at computicket.com

Durban

Hello Darling ... Sheila Here

With a viewership of over 1 million people, Aunty Sheila is well-celebrated and she is ready to show you why in her show. Don’t miss out.

Where: iZulu Theatre/Sibaya Casino Durban

When: April 21

Time: 20:00

Cost: R120 to R150 at computicket.com

The Easter Eggsplorer Egg Hunt

The kids will go ape for this. An age-old tradition that comes from ... who cares? They are planning on hiding chocolate for your kids to find and eat.

Where: Durban Botanic Gardens

When: April 16

Time: 8:30

Cost: R45 to 95 at quicket.co.za

The Big Bridal Fair Bash

For all the lovers who are about to tie the knot, we got you sorted for all the swag you will need on your special day. Whip that credit card out and get to swiping while enjoying live music and good food.

Where: Wave House Durban

When: April 21 and April 22

Time:  10:00 and 16:00

Cost: R20 at quicket.co.za

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