Black Friday is upon us again. But there is so much more to do near you besides shopping for festive bargains. Phumlani S Langa lines up your weekend plans to a tee.
The Gauteng Summer Cup
November 30, 11am
R85 to R13 000 at webtickets.co.za
Put on a suit and some Polo by Ralph Lauren, and place your bets on the finest steeds around. Freshlyground will hold down the half-time show.
Westgate Black Friday Bargains
Westgate Shopping Centre
November 25 to December 1, 9am
It is back again. The most manic day in a consumer’s life. If you aren’t built for the kill, then stay away, especially on the actual Friday. If you have the necessary pocket armour and your stamina is feeling proper, I’ll see you in the aisles.
Future Frequency Festival
The Container Yard, City Deep
November 30, 2pm
R300 at howler.co.za
The frequencies of tomorrow happen now! This new music festival will bring you an electronica experience unlike any other, at this unforgettable venue.
Soweto Ink Tattoo Convention & Lifestyle Show.
Soweto Ink Tattoo Convention & Lifestyle Show
GOG Lifestyle Park
10am to 2am
R150 to R250 at howler.co.za
Now in its fourth year, celebrate skin art and all that it has come to represent to those who partake, as well as artists. Get tips and even add to your collection.
Porryland Neon Party
November 29, 8pm
R100 to R200 at computicket.com
You know DJ Maphorisa doesn’t mess about when it comes to conducting a memorable party. Catch him and a few of his friends for the second Porryland.
Sweet Sundays 5th Year Birthday Celebration
Makubenjalo Restaurant & Pub
November 30, 12pm
In celebration of their fifth year in the business of events and entertainment. Featuring artists and performances by Maphorisa, Lastborn, Kabza Da Small, City Lyts, Stokie, Farmer, Brancosoul, Soulbee and many more.
Shampoonaiza Comedy Show.
Shampoonaiza Comedy Show
The SA State Theatre
November 30, 7.30pm
R200 at webtickets.co.za
The Shampoonaiza has been at it all year. This will be no different as the funny man of sports comedy and a few of his friends provide with you a bag of laughs.
Yoga Connection, Brooklyn
November 29, 6pm
Free event; donations are accepted
Brought to you by Abis Inc Dispensaries. Quiz experts on strains and doses. Learn a few things about the marvellous plant that is marijuana.
Pearls of the East
Atterbury Theatre, Lynnwood
November 30, 7pm
R200 at itickets.co.za
The Oriental Invasion cast of belly dancers presents you with an all-out belly dancing extravaganza. Marvel at the outfits and hypnotising hip swaying.
Moët & Chandon Garden Tree Lighting Ceremony V&A Waterfront, Silo District.
Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony
V&A Waterfront, Silo District
November 29, 6.30pm
Don’t miss this magical moment by Moët. These folks have a tree made out of those very expensive bottles and they’re looking to light it up, so bring the kidsalong. A towering tree made entirely from 1 800 recycled Champagne bottles will inevitably inspire awe.Four storeys tall, it’s a magical spectacle that only gets better once the sun sets and the lights goon.
Cheers Fest 2019
November 30, 12pm
R180 at ticketpros.co.za
Catch Dineo Ranaka along with Mr Tooth of November Mlindo the Vocalist, Reason and Monique Bingham, to name but a few. The community of Tlokwe comes to life when this event hits, and you would be remiss if you missed it.