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Top things to do in Mzansi this weekend and beyond

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It’s the first weekend in February and we are feeling festive! Perhaps the post-Oscars buzz around the Barbie movie has got you planning a movie date, or the heat’s got you craving an ice cold craft cider. From sipping wine and painting your own Picasso in Durban, to shopping for new favourite, locally made accessories at a craft market in Pretoria, we’ve compiled a list of events in your city to keep you well entertained this weekend.

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Craft beer appreciation at 82 Brews & Rewind, Randburg

Every first Saturday of the month, craft beer lovers gather at 82 Brews & Rewind – located at Co.Space Entrepreneur Village, Randburg – to connect over a couple of cold ones. It’s such an easy-going, fun-loving way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Your ticket gets you two litres of their craft beer or cider, as well as a meal.

Date: Saturday, 3 February
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Place: Co.Space Entrepreneur Village, Randburg
Tickets: R215 – tickets available here.  

Free live jazz concert, Melville

Chiesa Di Pazzo Lupi in Melville is, without a doubt, one of the hippest places to experience jazz in Joburg. It’s not snooty or exclusive and exists to celebrate the love of music. There is No Place That Does Not See is a special, free show bringing together a very special band: Carlo Mombeli (an actual legend) on bass, Keenan Ahrends on guitar, Cara Stacey on African percussion and Juliana Venter on vocals.

Date: Saturday, 3 February
Time: 19:30
Place: Chiesa Di Pazzo, Melville
Tickets: Free, but booking your tickets online is essential. Book here.

Top things to do in Durban

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Durban: A Curatorial Journey by Zinhle Khumalo, Umhlanga

Hosted by a talented young curator, Zinhle Khumalo, in the Ballroom at The Pencil Club, this exhibition celebrates a number of young artists who are shaping Durban’s contemporary art scene. Khumalo’s curatorial perspective focuses on diverse narratives of what it means to call Durban home.

Date: Saturday, 3 February
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Place: The Ballroom at The Pencil Club
Tickets: Free, but bookings must be made via their website.

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Sip & Paint, Queensburgh

Have you ever wanted to paint but felt too intimidated to start? Also, where do you even start? Sip & Paint is most probably the answer you’ve been looking for. Choose your favourite from a selection of pictures, pre-drawn on canvas. They provide all the materials you need to conjure up a masterpiece and guide you through the whole process. Additionally, the venue is beautiful, the ambiance is perfect and you can enjoy unlimited wine and gin. Come on, Picasso!

Date: Saturday, 3 February
Time: 10:00 – 14:00 or 16:00 – 20:00
Place: Highfield House Wedding & Functions Venue
Tickets: R250 per person. Call 081 593 9647 to make a booking.

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Things to do in Pretoria

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Market at the Sheds, 012 Central

Market at the Sheds showcases a colourful variety of local artisans and vendors that sell handmade crafts and jewellery. At the same time, they cook up some delicious meals and snacks too. The entire day is soundtracked by a number of live bands, starting out tame, but gradually turning into a party. Additionally, the crowd is always incredibly friendly and equally well-dressed. Yes, it’s in the CBD but you don’t have to worry about safety. Free, covered parking is available in spades. 

Date: Saturday, 3 February
Time: 11:00 – 20:00
Place: 012Central, CBD 
Tickets: Tickets start at R80 and are available here.

Things to do - Capital Craft Pretoria

SAN Beer Day at Capital Craft, Menlo Park

We’re just gonna say it: Capital Craft in Menlo Park has the biggest and by far the best beer menu in the country. For South African National Beer day, they’re celebrating with bottomless beer. R250 gets you access to 40 beers and you can drink as much as you want. Also, the food there is delicious! There really isn’t a better place to celebrate SAN Beer day.

Date: Saturday, 3 Febraury
Time: 10:00 ‘til closing.
Place: Capital Craft, Menlo Park
Tickets: R250 – pay at venue

Things to do in Cape Town

Things to do - Gorgeous George Cape Town

MANA presents The Significance of Rainbows, Gorgeous George

An immersive multi-sensory experience featuring the MANA band of esteemed jazz musicians Khaya Mthembu-Salter on guitar, Luke Verrezen on bass, Matthew Keswell on drums and Mana on vocals. The band will be accompanied by Anthea Duce, doing projection mapping with visuals by artist, Joshua Pearse.

Date: Friday, 2 February
Time: 18:30 – 22:30
Place: Gorgeous George
Tickets: R150 per person, tickets are available here.

Love Locomotion by Secret Sunrise Cape Town, Camp's Bay Beach

Secret Sunrise is a global movement on a mission to unite the world through music, movement, and connection. They are a silent dance community (everyone receives a pair of headphones). While they have many different types of events, Love Locomotion is all about dancing and having a great time letting it loose as the sun sets over Camp’s Bay Beach.

Date: Saturday, 3 February
Time: 18:45 – 19:45 (arrive at 18:15)
Place: Camp’s Bay Beach
Tickets: R150, tickets are available here.

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