Sorted: SA's top art, comedy and dance events to check out this week

2017-02-19 06:00 - Phumlani S Langa
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It’s that time again, when we’re all wondering what the week holds for us and how we’ll be spending our days. You need not wonder, Phumlani S Langa has got you sorted.  

COMEDY

Live Stand-up Comedy Series

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!, Menlyn

February 24, 8.15pm

R100 at fireandicemenlyn@proteahotels.com

Laughter is the best medicine and you can get a dose on the last Friday of every month, featuring a variety of stand-up jokesters from around South Africa.

DANCE

Invitation to the Dance: Agnese Eglina

Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria

February 19, starts 3pm

R90 to R160 at ticketspace.co.za

You’re invited by Latvian piano sensation Agnese Eglina to her solo offering of dance-inspired pieces that will transport you on a musical journey through the ages.

ART

Selected student work 2017

Pretoria Arts Association, Nieuw Muckleneuk

Gallery open Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Free entrance

A really dope initiative that places emphasis on young, up-and-coming artists. Selected works by students from the University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, Unisa and the Tshwane University of Technology have been compiled just for you.

Runs till March 1


WINE

SA Wine Course Evening

Cape Wine Academy, Nietvoorbij Campus, Stellenbosch

February 20, 6pm

R1 300 at info@capewineacademy.co.za

An intro to the lifestyle and culture of wine. Open to anyone who would like to know more about this relaxing pastime. Pull through and get schooled. Seasoned drinkers are, of course, welcome too.

SEE: 3 Must-do Cape Winelands events to celebrate summer


SCOOTER RIDES

Scoot the Route, Langebaan

February 21, 9am to 5pm daily

R180 to R280 at oceanblue@telkomsa.net

Scoot the Route. It’s pretty self-explanatory. You, an amazing setting and a fully automatic scooter. This is a great activity for the whole family and it comes with half-day, self-drive trips where the 125cc zooms you around the beautiful West Coast National Park.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Ultra South Africa

Cape Town Stadium, Green Point

February 24, from 2pm

R850 to R1 500 at ultrasa.nutickets.co.za

It’s the world’s premier electronic music festival. Join this massive event with the likes of DJ Snake, Black Coffee, Dash Berlin and David Guetta on the line-up.

SEE: 4 South African Festivals worth travelling for this Easter

DURBAN

September Jive: A Tribute to SA Musical Heritage

The BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place

February 19 to 21, 3pm to 7pm

Free entrance

The Durban leg will look at the past and future of music based on the present. The musical heritage of the city and province will be highlighted, and all this is sure to be pleasing for the crowd.

EAST LONDON

Eastern Cape Music Awards

Orient Theatre

February 25, 7pm

R190 at computicket.com

A celebration of all the artists born and bred in the Eastern Cape. Expect performances by Nathi, Vusi Nova, Butho and Yolanda Vuthela, and many more.

SOWETO

Woza Albert!

The Soweto Theatre

February 19 to 22, shows at 11am and 3pm

R70 to R100 at webtickets.co.za

A satirical, anti-apartheid production that still has relevance today. It’s also a school setwork so it makes perfect sense for you to take the kids along. Be sure not to miss this local classic that will both entertain and educate.

Closes on February 22

ALSO SEE: 7 Places you need to visit in Soweto


WINE

The Johannesburg Treasure Chest Wine Show

Sandton Convention Centre, Joburg

February 22 and 23, 3pm to 8pm
Free entrance

The crème of South Africa’s most exciting black-owned wine brands will showcase a collection of the fine wines our country has to offer. This is especially for consumers and connoisseurs passionate about supporting local products – socialise, interact with the vintners themselves and taste some delicious wines in the process.

HOME EXPO

Homemakers’ Expo

Ticketpro Dome, Northgate

February 23 to 26, from 9am or 10am

R60 and R90 at ticketpros.co.za

Home is where the heart is. Your escape from the pressures of the world, your domain. This will be the 24th instalment of this event and how fitting that the theme is A Tribute to Your Home. Be sure to get your crib swag up.

COMEDY

Tumi Or Not Tumi

Silverstar Casino, Krugersdorp

February 25, 8pm

R150 at computicket.com

Tumi Morake is taking her comedy to the people. The show follows her journey as she tries to find herself in the schizophrenia of motherhood, wifehood and South African-hood amid being the queen of comedy.

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