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2020-01-23 15:26

Before we get into celebration for the month of love, Phumlani S Langa suggests a few leisurely events that have very little to do with Cupid’s messy ways.



Unathi & Friends

Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park

February 1, 10am

R250 at

Space is limited, but the whole family is encouraged to join in the musical fun with Unathi Nkayi. Children under 12 get in for free, and there will be tickets available at the gate, but don’t risk it – you’re not the only person who wants to see this Idols judge do her thing at this amazing outdoor venue.


The Mzansi Awards

The Market theatre

January 28 to February 9

Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm

Sundays at 3.15pm

R90 at

This light-hearted production will celebrate 2019 and the many momentous occasions we enjoyed. Besides the lights going off, Miss South Africa became Miss Universe, the Boks won the Rugby World Cup and there was the romance of the #KFCcouple.


Cotton Fest

The Station, Newtown

February 1, 8pm

R100 to R300 at

Riky Rick brings you the second Cotton Fest. He has enlisted the help of an extensive line-up including AKA, A-Reece, Ayanda MVP, Black Motion, Boity, Da L.E.S, Dr Peppa, Emtee, K.O, Kabza De Small and Moonchild Sanelly. And pretty much any other local headliner you can think of.


Stance In The Park - Pre Camp Fest Park Off. pictures:supplied


Stance In The Park – Pre Camp Fest Park Off

Eldorado Park Shoprite

January 26, 12.30pm

Free event

If you drive a VW and you’re passionate about it, you will be glad to know that a bunch of like-minded people will be gathering to show off their VWs. Individuals and car clubs alike are welcome.


Q’s Place

Mboma Chisanyama & Lounge

Braamfischerville Phase 3

February 1, 3pm

Free entrance

Doing the whole braai thing is never a bad way to spend the day with friends or family. Q’s promises local dishes, but with a little twist.


Trackside Live Creative Conference

Twala Street, Orlando West

January 27, 10am

This creative incubator offers workshops, recording sessions and much more at these exclusive idea sessions.


Jungle Comedy Picnic: Ntate Modiri pictures:supplied


Jungle Comedy Picnic

National Zoological Garden

February 1, 11am

R55 to R480 at

The idea is that putting comedians on a stage at the zoo will soften the perception that a zoo is, in fact, a bad place for animals ... whether that will work remains to be seen. On the bill are Bra Thabiso, Sammury, Ntate Modiri, Senzeni and Pastor A.


14th Unisa International Piano Competition

ZK Matthews Great Hall, Unisa

January 31 to February 1, 7pm

R90 to R240 at

This contest reaches its conclusion on February 1 when the rhythm section winner will be announced. The JPO Orchestra will perform after the awards ceremony.


Adventure Run River Walk and Run

Smuts Irene River

February 1, 7am; registration starts at 6am

R55 to R115 at

Listen, you can get 600 Vitality points for participating; just saying. Sign up for a 21km, 15km, 10km, 5km or 2km run or walk.



Loyiso Madinga in Problem Child pictures:supplied

Loyiso Madinga in Problem Child

Arena, Artscape Theatre Centre

J anuary 31 to February 1, 8pm

R150 at

See the world through the eyes of a rural South African lad. The African correspondent for The Daily Show is one of the funniest comics we have. This will be good.

Cape Wheel

V&A Waterfront

Until February 28, 10am

R75 to R155 at

How about a change of perspective? See Cape Town from this Ferris wheel that gives you a 360° panoramic view of one of the most stunning cities in the world. So they say.

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