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Glamour (South Africa) - - Guide - Water­works

The iconic singer-song­writer has been hailed as a sage and mys­tic, and his fi­nal al­bum, pro­duced by his son Adam and re­leased three weeks be­fore his death at the age of 82, is a som­bre and spir­i­tual mas­ter­piece. A must for lovers of po­etry and acous­tic styles. Key track ‘Trav­el­ling light’ Get it For the mem­ory

Work of art Ex­plore the ex­tra­or­di­nary at the Cape Town Art Fair, an an­nual show­case for sen­sa­tional SA tal­ent as well as cre­ative achiev­ers from across Africa. It’s a great source of in­spi­ra­tion, dis­cov­ery and de­light as well as a buzzing so­cial scene, so put on some­thing eye-catch­ing and head to the CTICC from 17-19 Fe­bru­ary. For info, visit capetow­nart­fair.co.za. Mas­ter­piece With great range of ex­hibitors and splen­did col­lectibles on dis­play, the an­nual Cape Town SAADA Expo is a great way to en­joy his­toric art and de­sign. Plus, there is a chance of win­ning a two-night stay at Tintswalo At­lantic bou­tique ho­tel. On from 17-19 Fe­bru­ary at The Look­out, V&A Wa­ter­front. For info, visit saada.co.za. Side-split­ting fun Af­ter a stun­ning 947 per­for­mances of De­fend­ing the Cave­man, co­me­dian Alan Com­mit­tie is tak­ing a fresh look at re­la­tion­ships in the hi­lar­i­ous Love Fac­tu­ally. The show is sure to have you laugh­ing (and winc­ing with recog­ni­tion) as it ex­plores ev­ery­thing from on­line dat­ing to kids. On from 1 Fe­bru­ary-12 March at the Pi­eter To­e­rien Main Theatre, Mon­te­casino. Book via com­puticket.com.

Men in blue Known for their wild cre­ativ­ity and in­ven­tive­ness, the in­ter­na­tional per­for­mance art com­pany The Blue Man Group have de­lighted au­di­ences from New York to Ber­lin, and now they’re bring­ing their unique show­man­ship to SA from 7 Fe­bru­ary-5 March at Mon­te­casino’s Teatro Theatre. Don’t miss this blend of com­edy and the­atrics. Book via com­puticket.com.

Ever since its in­cep­tion in 1951, the FNB Dusi Ca­noe Marathon has at­tracted masses of com­peti­tors and spec­ta­tors alike as Africa’s big­gest ca­noe­ing event. This year prom­ises between 1 600 and 2 000 pad­dlers, plus loads of fun for the crowds who cheer on the pros as they bat­tle their way down the um­sin­dusi River in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg. It all hap­pens from 16-18 Fe­bru­ary. For info, visit dusi.co.za.

Ex­pect edgy industrial de­tails and a ca­sual am­bi­ence at this vi­brant hang­out filled with young pro­fes­sion­als. You’re in for a small a la carte menu, with delicious of­fer­ings like grilled fen­nel and Parme­san salad with lemon herb vinai­grette (R55) and grilled yel­low­tail with muham­mara, chick­peas, kale chips and minted yo­ghurt (R155). For ex­cel­lent ser­vice and a fab­u­lous time in a cool set­ting, grab your gal­pals and head to The Mess. Shar­ing is the name of the game, so or­der for the ta­ble and dig into tuna ce­viche (R89), aubergine melan­zane (R80) and yo­ghurt and thyme flat­bread (R18) with pick­led Goat’s cheese and nut dukkha (R29) or con­fit duck ril­lette and pick­led beet­root (R45).

Rharha Nem­b­hard and Pe­tite Noir both in Row-g. Carolyn Steyn in Spero Vil­li­oti and Michael de Pinna in Ar­mani.

Nomzamo Mbatha in Vanessa Gounden. Si­nazo Yolwa in Pallu.

Terry Pheto in Jac­ques Lagrange Cou­ture. DJ Kimmy K in Marti Mil­ner.

Riky Rick in Tom Ford. Ayanda Nh­lapo in Hauz of Lenze’.

Jill Gro­gor in David Tlale shirt, Lan­vin skirt and Al­lana Fin­ley in Afrode­siac.

Melinda Bam in Anel Botha.

Baset­sana Ku­malo in Ur­ban Zulu.

Michael Stuart Boyd Wil­son in Tiger of Swe­den and Taryn Louch in Caileigh Davis.

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