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Wedding belles Do you have a very, very big day coming up? Don’t head down that aisle without first heading to Africa’s biggest bridal event, The Wedding Expo, on at the Ticketpro Dome from 11-12 March. With some 300 suppliers, including wedding planners, dress designers, florists and caterers, you’re sure to leave with inspiration, tips and wedding solutions galore. Tickets are R100 via ticketpros.co.za.
Get crafty Are you looking for a new creative activity or crafty source of income? A visit to Hobby-x will leave you spoiled for choice! Find the expo at the Ticketpro Dome from 2-5 March. For info, visit hobby-x.co.za.
Soulful sounds Romantic R&B lover, alert! Two legendary groups, The Stylistics and The Whispers, will be performing at the Teatro at Montecasino from 24-25 March. Tickets start at R400. Book via computicket.com.
Ready to dance? The beautiful Meerendal Wine Estate turns up the heat and harmony on 4 March, thanks to the annual Huawei Kday Music Festival. The line-up, courtesy of KFM and Huawei, includes Sketchy Bongo, Locnville, Jimmy Nevis and Mi Casa. Tickets are R280 via computicket.com.
Wonder of wander The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, taking place at Val de Vie Estate on 4 March, is an opulent gathering of socialites, celebrities and horse lovers. This year’s ‘Wanderlust’ theme is sure to inspire fabulous fashion and cuisine from the trendiest cities around the globe, along with a riveting polo tournament that spectators can enjoy with a flute of Clicquot in hand. Tickets start at R980 via computicket.com.
Time of your life Synergy Live, one of the country’s largest and most anticipated music festivals, has shifted gears, switching its usual November date to 30 March in order to ensure that summer ends with a beautiful bang. Tickets are R200-R650 via webtickets.co.za.
Durban Make it home
Whether you’re doing a full domestic overhaul or just want a few pretty things for your home, you’ll find great decor pieces at Decorex, a grand showcase for design. The four-day expo takes place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 18-21 March and it includes a fun pop-up artisanal market. Tickets are R20-R85 via computicket.com.
Are you craving a challenge? Then how about testing your endurance and fitness to the max while revelling in the scenic surrounds of the hugely popular Durban Ultra Triathlon? It all takes place on 5 March at Moses Mabhida Stadium. For info, visit ultratri.co.za.
Save the date
Is that the sound of wedding bells you hear? Make them all the more harmonious with a visit to The NWJ Bridal & Events Show, KZN’S largest wedding and events expo. From 3-5 March, the Durban Exhibition Centre will be packed with experts in the field of love, from caterers to fashion designers, including a Future Bride area for planning. For more info, visit nwjbridalshow.co.za.
Nationwide Rock and roll!
Bono calls them one of America’s greatest bands ever and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke credits them with changing his life, so no music lover should miss the chance to experience the talent and power of the Pixies, one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time. Their first performance on SA soil is at Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on 16 March, then they move on to the Rock on the Lawns Festival at Joburg’s Carnival City on 18 March. Tickets start at R495 via computicket.com.