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2019-03-13 00:00

Thursday is Human Rights Day, in remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre in Soweto. Our favourite ginger, Ed Sheeran, is live in Soweto and AKA will be trying his hand at performing with an orchestra. Phumlani S Langa lists all the best events happening in your area. 


District Global Street Festival

Mary Fitzgerald Square

March 23 and 24

R400 at the entrance

Your ticket grants you access to all the clubs, stages, exhibitions and theatres. For lovers of all avenues of art this is the place to be. Zahara, Sibusile Xaba and Thabang Tabane are among the local acts you can see live.


Duck for President

The National Children’s Theatre

Until April 7

R100 to R120 at

The aim is to use theatre to help kids get to grips with the voting process, especially as the elections draw closer. Farmer Brown is tired of doing all the work on the farm alone and so he gives each animal a role to play.


Holiday Camp Grade 6-9

iStore Sandton Drive / FutureSpace Lab

Until March 26

R550 to R999 at

Give your kids an early start in life by equipping them with a highly sought after skill, coding. Everything from robotics to debugging and sequencing for beginners.


AKA Orchestra on the Square

Time Square, Sun Arena

March 17, 12pm

R250 to R420 at

So how do you think some of AKA’s hits will sound when fused with an orchestral sound? I reckon his early works could be paired quite well with some brass and strings – but Touch My Blood may be touch and go.


Arts & Crafts Market at Greenlyn

Greenlyn Goods Market

March 23, from 8am

Free entrance

Take the family out for a fun morning – grab a snack and browse the market.


Vinyl Thursday with Vinny da Vinci

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Menlyn

March 21, 5pm

Free entrance

This man is a veteran of the House music movement in this country for a reason. I’m also enjoying this new trend of hotels throwing little parties here and there.


Ed Sheeran

FNB Stadium

March 23, 7pm

R1 350 to R2 884 at

This kitten-loving pop sensation will be in the country with his guitar and his sweet songs. UK singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actor.


Gqom vs House

Jabulani Flats Soweto

March 23, 6pm

R50 to R100 at the door

Local DJ talent will be going head to head in the hopes of settling this debate once and for all. Which genre will prosper?


Colour My Pride

Thokoza Park

March 23, 12pm

R25 at the entrance

A colour run in celebration of Human Rights Day. A donation of sanitary pads, toothpaste or soaps will be appreciated.


Chicago The Musical

Artscape Theatre Centre

Until April 17

See ticket link for detailed show times

R200 to R500 at

This local production has been on a global tour and now it’s home to thrill local audiences with this timeless piece.



Durban International Convention Centre, ICC

March 21, 10am

R20 to R95 at

Get your pad right with the latest in décor trends and the best interior designers in the country all ready to help you elevate the state of your house.

Zoe the Seed

The Jazzy Rainbow

March 23, 7pm

R50 to R100 at the entrance

Catch this vocalist from Swaziland as she brings you her blend of jazz, soul and hip-hop, live on stage.


Ben Ungermann Masterclass

Capsicum Culinary Studio

Cape Town: March 18 to 21

Durban: March 25 to 27

R950 at

MasterChef Australia’s runner-up returns to South Africa for a nationwide series of three different masterclasses. These follow from his sell-out visit to Pretoria last year. Ungermann will present: The Whole Chicken Masterclass (how to take apart and use every part of the chicken); The Fish Masterclass (how to fillet and cook fish perfectly every time); and The Dessert Masterclass (some of Ben’s famous desserts, including ice cream). Cost includes an apron to take home, as well as time afterwards for talks and photos.

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October 13 2019