Finally, the month we’ve all been waiting for - keDezemba boss! Phumlani S Langa lines up a few fun and festive activities to help ease you into this jolly time of the year.
Shane Eagle: The Yellow Tour
December 7, 7pm
R200 at webtickets.co.za
The ruler of the YellowVerse will be here in person.
Tina – Simply the Best
Roodepoort Theatre, Florida Park
December 7 to 16, 8pm
R180 at webtickets.co.za
Spinning around the stage in extravagant replica costumes that Tina was famous for will be South Africa-born Caroline Borole, accompanied by four energetic dancers to help create the ultimate Tina Turner concert experience.
Antique & Collectables Fair
Nelson Mandela Square
December 2, from 9am
Expect a wide selection, including some rare finds. Good for Christmas presents or just to add to your collection.
Clifton Beach Party Soirée
December 8, 9pm
R100 for ladies and R150 for men at soiree.co.za
Gareth Cliff is hosting a beach party get-together at a swanky new nightspot called Soirée.
Picnic in the Park Presents: Jaws
Riversands Farm Village, Midrand
December 8, from 2pm
R100 at quicket.co.za
Jaws at Riversands Park will have live music throughout the afternoon, a life-size Jaws model, watermelon and balloon fights as well as a host of other activities.
PICNIC AND PARTY
6th Vintage Picnics: Rebirth
Ekasi Top Chillas
December 8, from 1pm
R100 to R130 at computicket.com
Picnics and partying, I think these people might be on to something with this. You’re encouraged to bring all the usual paraphernalia for picnics: Cooler boxes, blankets and camp chairs and the organisers will ensure quality music and a lively atmosphere. All of that equates to you winning.
Pimville Street Fest
3978 Pimville Zone 4, Mmutla Street
December 8, from 6pm
R30 to R250 at the door, R50 to bring in a cooler box
It’s going down in a big way in Pimville. A few local DJs –including Chilli wa Afrika and Sir Joel –will be on hand to provide you with a sonic experience like no other to really get you into the festive mood. The dress code is denim and cotton.
Tau: Mzansi Fela Festival 2018
The South African State Theatre
Until December 9
R110 at computicket.com
The ideas society share on masculinity will be tackled head-on in this thought-provoking piece which is part of a festival that should be on your itinerary this December.
. For a full programme go to statetheatre.co.za
Arts and Crafts Night Market
Greenlyn Goods Market
December 8, 5pm
Nothing like a good, old-fashioned craft market where you’ll find wondrous trinkets and quirky gifts. Shopping for Christmas need not be so expensive; you just have to know where to look.
MENTAL HEALTH EXPO
Gigi Lamayne X YCM Talk
The BAT Centre
December 8, 12pm
Free event, contact Athi Diko at 062 092 5650 for more info
The issue has been receiving some much-needed attention in the media with the death of rapper HHP. Gigi will discuss the subject and share a few good tips. Some sound advice should emerge from this discussion.
Christmas Boat Party
December 8, 6pm
R300 at Preyen.firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a lot for you to enjoy during this boat party – cocktails, games, a sumptuous menu – but, most of all, you will be partying on a boat. A two-hour Christmas cruise ... sick ne?
Free State Madeira Flower Festival
Parys SMME Hub
December 7 and 8
As a creative endeavour in stimulating the local flower industry and raising its international profile, the festival’s two-day programme is packed with plenty of activities. Expect hundreds of thousands of flowers, exquisite floral floats, hundreds of choreographed performers and giant flower puppets performing around a spectacular precinct in a Disney-like story. Even the most jaded are bound to feel their edges soften and their hearts lift