Get out there!
Tick these events off your to-do list.
Vive la Festival! Brush up on your French, dust off your beret and head to Franschhoek for the annual Bastille Festival. Set in the shadow of the historic Huguenot Monument, the food and wine marquee offers plenty to eat, drink and do. It’s happening on 15-16 July, tickets are R280, and include a free tasting glass and five wine tasting coupons. Book via webtickets.co.za.
Time for change
Need a reason to have a good time? We’ll give you five. Just book your tickets for 5 For Change, an annual black tie fundraiser that supports five innovative social enterprises. With Siv Ngesi as MC and entertainment from The Kiffness, this year’s party takes place on 15 July at the Cape Town City Hall. For info, visit 5Forchange.co.za.
We’ll always love Whitney
It’s back, simply because we couldn’t get enough. Delighting audiences and honouring the diva of all divas, Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show stars Belinda Davids, accompanied by a seven-piece band. It’s on until 16 July at the Artscape Opera House. Tickets are R190-R390; book via computicket.com.
Johnny so good
After 40 years as one of our greatest performers, Johnny Clegg is embarking on his final SA tour. The Final Journey will hit Cape Town’s Grand Arena, Grandwest, on 1 July, Joburg’s Teatro, Montecasino, on 6-9 July and Durban’s ICC Arena on 29 July. Tickets start at R375; book via computicket.com.
Perhaps you love them, perhaps you haven’t yet plucked up the courage to try them, in which case, what the heck are you waiting for? The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is right up there on the top of our to-do list. Because, well, oysters. And because it’s one of SA’S most popular festivals, with an extensive programme of events and activities for the whole family – think everything from comedy shows to parties and premium wine tasting. You’ve got 10 days (from 7-16 July) to see, taste and do it all. For info and to book, visit oysterfestival.co.za.