Not sure what to do this this week? Let us sort you out

2018-12-16 00:04

Hit a cocktail party, a kasi carnival or ride on an icy slide with the kids. Phumlani S Langa ensures your holidays are far from boring.

Hot In The City at The Lyric Theatre. Picture: Sup
Hot In The City at The Lyric Theatre. Picture: Supplied



Hot In The City

The Lyric Theatre

December 16 to January 6

R100 at

Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience this epic show. Directed and produced by Jared Mackenzie, this hour-long musical extravaganza stars multitalented singer and actress Bianca Le Grange and stage veteran Gary Burts.


Friday Night Sessions at Blu

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

December 22, 4.30pm

Call 011 286 1000 for reservations

Get your friends together for a little evening hang-out. Let your hair down and get down to the resident deejays on the rather suave sun deck.


The Boy Who Cried Ninja

Auto & General Theatre on the Square

Until December 22

R100 at

Tim is a young boy who sees a few strange things happen in his neighbourhood. He tells this to his parents, who punish him with chores as they don’t believe him. He comes up with a plan to put a stop to this, but will it work or will this young homie spend the rest of his days raking leaves in the yard?


SAB Food Pairing

World of Beer

December 22, 1pm

R414 to R509 at

What food goes well with beer? How come Zamalek was brewed in Canada before South Africa? Had I gone to the SAB World of Beer then I might already have these answers.

Makhelwane Festival taking place on Poka Street Or
Makhelwane Festival taking place on Poka Street Orlando West. Picture: Supplied



Makhelwane Festival

Poka Street, Orlando West

December 16

R150 at

Omakhelwane transform their houses into eateries, where a food trader will be allowed to occupy the inside/outside of the yard to whip out the tastiest meals. Houses will be transformed into galleries, where art exhibitors can extend their creativity throughout the contours of a yard or outside of a yard. Houses will be transformed into fashion boutiques and the street as a whole will be turned into a commercial hub.


Kasi Carnival Theme Park

Mofolo Park

December 16, 12pm

R55 to R75 at

The whole family is welcome to this day of fun, food, live music and more than a few surprises awaiting you.


Soweto Street Trends Fashion Festival

Bapedi Hall

December 16, 9am

R30 to R100 entrance

The organisers spent a few months reaching out to as many fashion designers from the hood as they could with the idea for them to showcase at this event. You could end up rocking South Africa’s next big brand months, or years, before it really takes off.


Soweto Cocktail and Shots Festival

Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown

December 21, 12.30pm

R80 to R100 at

You should know that you can’t bring a cooler box or any food into this event, but that’s because the drinks on sale will be chilled to perfection and the food easily available. It should be a good time.

The Cannabis Expo taking place at The Maslow, Time
The Cannabis Expo taking place at The Maslow, Time Square



The Cannabis Expo

The Maslow, Time Square

December 16, 10am

R150 at

You know you can blaze at home freely now, right? Things are slowly changing in South Africa when it comes to Mary Jane and there is even a full-blown expo on this plant and its various uses. Learn a little about the business behind the plant and explore what the exhibitors have on showcase. It is high time we spoke about this more.


Munchies Market

Railways Cafe

December 16, 1pm

R30 at

Look, after the trees expo you might be hungry, yeah? This even has the word munchies in it...


Goliath Comedy Road Trip

Sun Arena, Time Square

December 22, 8pm

R100 at

This trio has been in the business of laughs for quite some time now. Their tour makes its way around to Pretoria this month, with Eric Jansen as their opening act.



Canal Walk’s Ice Slide World

Canal Walk

Until January 13

R35 to R100 entrance

Cool the kids off this summer with an icy slide experience during the school holidays. This could work well for those who are looking to get some serious shopping done without having to entertain the kids too. Or you could be a real one and join your kids in the fun.


Capitec Live Better Festival

Kings Park Stadium

December 16, 12pm

R200 to R750 at

This line-up is starlit-up ruckus, with Lady Zamar, Zonke, Kwesta, Nasty C and many others. Proper December party this, trust.

Trail of Lights

Durban Botanic Gardens

Until December 30, 6.30pm

R50 at

Every year this gorgeous garden gets lit up with thousands of lights and becomes a sight to behold. I just hope the coal cliff won’t impact the experience.

Michael Jackson HIStory Show

Sibaya Casino

Until January 6

R250 at

A two-hour musical experience that takes audiences on a musical journey back to MJ’s days as a member of the Jackson 5, his ground-breaking theatrics in the 1980s and his continued reign as the King of Pop into the 21st century.


Gospel Emonti Music Festival

Buffalo City Stadium

December 23, 12pm

R150 to R400 at

Benjamin Dube, Dr Tumi, Lebo Sekgobela, Betusile, Dumi Mkokstad and Veliswa Skeyi, among others, will grace Buffalo City Stadium for this much-anticipated gospel festival.

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