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 nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za
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 quicket.co.za
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 computicket.com
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
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
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.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC TOUR
March 23, 7pm
R1 350 to R2 884 at viagogo.com
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
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 computicket.com
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 email@example.com
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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 quicket.co.za
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.