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What to do keDezemba weekend

2018-11-29 13:53

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.

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HIP-HOP



Shane Eagle: The Yellow Tour

Alexander Theatre

December 7, 7pm

R200 at webtickets.co.za

The ruler of the YellowVerse will be here in person.


TRIBUTE

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 SHOPPING

Antique & Collectables Fair

Nelson Mandela Square

December 2, from 9am

Free event

Expect a wide selection, including some rare finds. Good for Christmas presents or just to add to your collection.

BEACH PARTY

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.

OUTDOOR THEATRE

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.

SOWETO



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.

STREET FESTIVAL

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.

PRETORIA



THEATRE FESTIVAL


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

CRAFT MARKET

Arts and Crafts Night Market

Greenlyn Goods Market

December 8, 5pm

Free admission

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.

ELSEWHERE

DURBAN


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

Durban Harbour

December 8, 6pm

R300 at Preyen.naidoo83@gmail.com

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

Free State Madeira Flower Festival

Parys SMME Hub

December 7 and 8

Free event

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

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December 9 2018