Theatre The House of Truth The Barney Simon at The Market theatre
January 10 to 29, 8.15pm and 3.15pm R65 to R140 at webtickets.co.za The Market theatre’s 2017 season opens with a tribute to one of the country’s most celebrated writers, Can Themba. This bioplay, written by Siphiwo Mahala and directed by Vanessa Cooke, premiered to rave reviews in Grahamstown last year. Sello Maake Ka-Ncube portrays Themba in a performance laced with wit, humour and irony. PRETORIA
Eat out Craft Beer and Burger Tasting Casa Toscana Lodge, Pretoria
January 13, from 6.30pm R250 at the door Celebrate the second week of 2017 by heading to Pretoria for a hip foodie event on Friday evening. Casa Toscana Lodge is the ideal venue for you to kick back and tickle your taste buds with a variety of interesting local craft beers and matching burger sliders. Singer, songwriter and actor Philip Moolman will provide the evening’s entertainment. CAPE TOWN
Cape Town City Ballet – Romeo & Juliet Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Maynardville Park, Piers Rd, Wynberg January 22 to February 26, 8.15pm R140 to R160 at computicket.com The timeless Shakespearean story – whose famous score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev is still one of the most loved in the classical music canon – gets an interesting new choreographic adaptation by Cape Town City Ballet’s Robin van Wyk. While the core story remains the same, Van Wyk reintroduces the character of Benvolio, friend of Romeo, as well as Romeo’s first love, Rosaline.
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, Kirstenbosch Gardens
January 8 to April 2, from 5pm R90 to R190 at webtickets.co.za Enjoy sunny afternoons picnicking on the slopes of Table Mountain while savouring the best music South Africa has to offer. Spend this Sunday relaxing to the neo-soul sounds of Zonke Dikana. DURBAN Fresh produce
The Morning Trade Market The Station Drive Precinct, off Umgeni Road
January 8, 8am to 1pm Free entrance Enjoy breakfast, lunch or freshly ground coffee with friends at this vibey weekly market, located in Durban’s arty district. Farm-fresh produce, superb baked goods, artisanal ice cream and confectionery are on offer.
The good news is that the holiday spirit hasn’t faded just yet. picks the best events across the country to kick off your 2017