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Seasons of love The Tony award-winning musical RENT returns to the stage at the Artscape Theatre Centre, with great direction by Byron Bure. Love, loyalty and loss are the big themes here, as seven young artists fight the odds to pursue their dreams. Take in this celebration of friendship and creativity from 16-25 February. Tickets are R295 via computicket.com.
If you’re an electronic dance music fan, Ultra SA is for you. As one of the world’s largest EDM festivals, it boasts great stage designs, brilliant production value, awesome merchandise and legendary DJ David Guetta and EDM heavyweight Martin Garrix as this year’s headline acts. It’s sure to be wild! At Cape Town Stadium on 24 February and Joburg’s Nasrec Expo Centre on 25 February. Tickets start at R750 and are available via ultrasouthafrica.com.
My mom gives me the strength to never give up on my dreams. Growing up, she would stress that if you’re going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all. That’s always stuck with me.
My auntie Francis is very strict, especially when it comes to having a clean house. She insisted that everything should be spotless by 10am if visitors were arriving, and taught me that you must never go to bed with a dirty kitchen. Through her constant nagging, I became very domesticated and I am grateful for those lessons! My life partner has shown me that I mustn’t be scared to dream big. She motivates me to manage my life better, and has taught me that you have to make yourself happy and love yourself no matter what, and to stay true to who you are and what you believe in. With Mercedes, I’ve learnt to enjoy life – and all that comes with it. I continue to live like this every day. Zenneline always set a good example to me, even when we were children. She encourages me to persist and never give up, whatever the obstacles. When I worked with June in the theatre production Die Rolbalspeler, I was inspired by what she has achieved as a coloured actress in SA. Her perseverance and dedication to her craft made me want to work harder at becoming a brilliant actor, and for that, I salute her. Jennie trained me as a theatre performer at the Magnet Theatre drama school in Cape Town. She always told me to trust in my abilities, while simultaneously being able to give constructive criticism, which helped me become a better actor. Under her mentorship, I became more disciplined and diligent, with a better work ethic. This, in turn, increased my confidence in my acting abilities, and now I really love the work I do.
With its beachfront location, modern surrounds and wholesome meals, Vigour & Verve is perfect for a morning with the girls. Get the V&V omelette with biltong, Peppadews, cheddar and avo (R60), the Full House Breakfast Buffet (R160 p/person) or indulge in the decadent cakes on offer. Quaint, cosy and great for a champagne brunch, Nice is a homely and inviting breakfast spot. The tasty Half and Half (a half basket with one poached egg and mascarpone crumpets; R69) is the ideal combination of sweet and savoury, and their cake slices (from R35) are amazing!