Out and about
Things to do, places to see – we’ve got your social life covered.
Decor diva ‘Make your space your living dream’ – the theme of this year’s Decorex expo – should be all the encouragement you need to explore this showcase of top design talent. On 9-10 August at Gallagher Convention Centre. Tickets are R120. Book via computicket.com. Connect to the other side Psychic medium John Edward has enthralled audiences around the world with his TV shows Crossing Over, Cross Country and Spirit SA, and now you can see him live in Crossing Over with John Edwards. You may even be one of the lucky ones to connect with a lost loved one. On 5 August at the Teatro Theatre, Montecasino. Tickets are R500-R995. Book via computicket.com.
Dream big One of SA’S most extraordinary talents, award-winning actress Fiona Ramsey has appeared in movies like Catch a Fire and Hotel Rwanda, and series like Homeland and Black Sails. Now she and Joburg Ballet, Vuyani Dance Theatre and Moving into Dance Mophatong are joining forces in Big City, Big Dreams Ballet, a multilayered piece inspired by the grit, glamour and vitality of the City of Gold. On until 6 August at the Joburg Theatre. Tickets start at R90. Book via webtickets.co.za.
Knock out Get set for a sensational and incredibly moving experience as the legendary musical King Kong hits our stages for the first time in decades. First produced in 1956, the tragic tale of Soweto boxer Ezekiel ‘King Kong’ Dlamini launched the international careers of Miriam Makeba, Todd Matshikiza, Kippie Moeketsi, Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela among others, and now a magnificent new cast will perform songs that shaped R&B, jazz and popular culture across the globe. On until 2 September at the Fugard Theatre. Tickets are R130-R280. Book via computicket.com.
Dinner plans Indulge in the delicious things in life and grab a seat, or even a table, at Franschoek’s Food & Wine Experience. It all takes place in the stunning setting of La Petite Ferme, with winemaker Wikus Pretorius showcasing delectable blends, and a three-course food and wine experience. Blissful! It takes place on 3 August and tickets are R750 per person. Book at lapetiteferme.co.za.