Sorted: Lit events to check out across SA

2017-03-19 06:02
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This week is gonna be liiit! From the massive NickFest 2017 for the kids to the very-much-for-adults Sexpo, Phumlani S Langa has the best events sorted.

Johannesburg

Hollard Daredevil Run 2017

Hollard Daredevil Run 2017 is calling all daredevils. This is an invitation to men of all ages, shapes and sizes to take to the streets in dashing purple Speedos to run cancer out of town! Now in its eighth year, this is a fun 5km run with a difference, promoting early detection of male cancers to save lives.

Venue:  Zoo Lake Sports Club, Parkwood

Date: 24 March

Time: 15:00

Tickets: R160 at daredevilrun.com

NickFest2017

The massive NickFest2017 has finally arrived. Join Minnie Dlamini and the Goliath brothers for an amazing weekend of music and family fun, packed with entertainment, activities, events and experiences for all ages. Nasty C and Shekhinah will be performing, with character appearances by Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and many more.

Date: 25 March 25 and 26 March

Time: 9:00

Tickets: R150 to R290 at ticketpros.co.za

Sexpo

“Just in time for one last summer fling.” Making love is an art that at times can require certain tools and skills. You will be able to get exactly what you’re looking for at this adult playground. I know I’ll be over there.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre.

Date: 22 March 22, 24 March and 25 March

Time:  12:00 and 10:00

Tickets: R150 to R299 at computicket.com

Slow Food presents Serengeti Eat-In featuring Nguni Beef

Come and feast on delicious, slow-cooked beef. Ten Gauteng celebrity chefs will be cooking 10 different nguni beef cuts – nose to tail, for guests to dine on. Artisan producers will be selling handcrafted products and fresh produce. There will be a full cash bar offering wine and craft beer.

Venue: Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate

Date: 25 March

Time: 12:00

Ticket: R80 to R340 at quicket.co.za

DURBAN

6th Annual Ingoma Competition

The Playhouse Company’s 6th Annual Ingoma Competition is going to be bigger than ever with more than 36 Zulu dance groups competing for prizes, trophies and prestige, with the total prize money offered at the value of R197 400. The term ‘ingoma’ literally translates as an “anthem” in the isiZulu language, however, nowadays it tends to refer to the many and varied dance styles that exist within the Zulu culture, particularly in the competitive arena.

Venue: Curries Fountain, 24 Winterton Walk

Date: 21 March

Time: 9am

Ticket: Free

MAHIKENG

Rep Your Hood 2017 Edition

Solo artists and crews are invited to represent their kasi in either DJ-ing, rapping, singing or dancing. Registration for DJs is R100 for a 30-minute slot, for rappers and singers R70 for two songs and dancers R50 for four minutes. Registration must be done before March 23. Entry forms are available on Majestic Empire Media’s Facebook page. For more information, contact 060 300 6073, 081 464 1605 or 072 269 3544.

Venue: Mmabana Picnic Park, Mahikeng

Date: 25 March

Time: 10:00

Cape Town

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the ATKV Oesfees 2017

The multiple award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be performing at this year’s ATKV Oesfees 2017. The line-up will also feature ska band The Rudimentals and a stellar roots line-up that includes the Klein-Handjies Pre-school Choir and the Kaapse Klopse-style walking band, Langbroeke; a female choir ensemble Die Soetstemme; the Delta Valley Entertainers; and the Lekker Lekker Delta group.

Venue: Solms-Delta, Franschhoek

Date: 25 March

Time: 9am

Ticket: R40 to R120 at computicket.co.za

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Presented by African Fashion International, this three-day event will feature the latest Autumn/Winter collections from Gavin Rajah, Taibo Bacar, David Tlale, MaXhosa by Laduma and more. Rub shoulders with the masterminds behind the masterpieces while sipping on stylish cocktails.

Venue:  Camps Bay Sports Club

Date: 23 March 23 to 25 March

Ticket: R180 to R320 at africanfashioninternational.com

Attack The Wack

Real gees will love this. Reflecting the basic foundation of hip-hop and highlighting the true skill of the various art forms that contributed to shaping the movement. Live acts will reflect each element with dope wordsmiths, B-boys and beat conductors, and the beatbox will keep the cypher bumping.

Venue: The Mash Tun

Date: 25 March

Time: 19:00

Ticket: Entry free before 9pm, R30 after

NLSA Poetry Slam

All the poets of Pretoria stand up! The National Library of SA would like to hear the thoughts that reside within your being, how the earth is levitating in your world. Not a poet? That’s cool too – come and enjoy wordplay.

Venue: National Library of SA

Date: 24 March

Times:  12:00

Ticket: Free event

Pretoria

Cowhouse Night Market

A rustic market that’s open till 10pm. Enjoy the best in artisanal produce, including gourmet foods, craft sangrias and beers. Shop for collectible antiques, handmade leather products or even take part in the mountain biking or running trails.

Venue: Cowhouse Night Market

Date: 25 March

Time: 10:00

Ticket: Free entrance

The House Arrest Festival

The line-up includes Ska Bhora Moreki hitmaker King Monada, DJ Clock, Dj Guru and Kid X, so this is going to be a jam. Cooler boxes are allowed in for R70.

Venue:  Taliban Pub, Ga-Rankuwa

Date: March 25, 6pm

Ticket: R100 to R150 at computicket.com

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