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Sea­sons of En­chant­ment

THE Cape Bal­let Cen­tre presents Sea­sons of En­chant­ment, di­rected by Eve­lyne Areg­ger. In the glit­ter­ing land of Win­ter, a lonely snow-girl is granted her wish to be­come hu­man, on one con­di­tion, she must never fall in love. As her icy heart melts into the first blos­soms of spring, she be­gins an ad­ven­ture that will take her through the sea­sons, around the world, and across the bor­ders be­tween dreams and re­al­ity. Join the Cape Bal­let Cen­tre for Sea­sons of En­chant­ment, a danc­ing jour­ney of love, magic and homecoming. Tick­ets R100, 7pm, Joseph Stone Au­di­to­rium, Athlone.

Cal­en­dar Girls

PRE­SENTED by renowned lo­cal di­rec­tor, Dar­ryl Spi­jk­ers, Cal­en­dar Girls is a play about friend­ship, love and loss. An en­dear­ing com­edy cel­e­brat­ing women – real, quirky, funny, heart­felt, whole­some women, the svelte and the lumpy, the stars and the wall­flow­ers. Join the women of the Women’s In­sti­tute in north­ern Eng­land on their jour­ney from tai chi to chips via a whirl­wind of tears trep­i­da­tion, tri­umph and laugh­ter. Based on the true story of mem­bers of a WI who cre­ated an al­ter­na­tive cal­en­dar to raise funds for char­ity, fol­low­ing the death of one of their hus­bands. The women took tra­di­tional WI ac­tiv­i­ties and in­jected a lit­tle twist by be­ing pho­tographed do­ing these in the nude. Tick­ets R100, 7.30pm, The Play­house Theatre, Som­er­set West.

TO­MOR­ROW Broads on Broad­way

OF­TEN women are so con­ve­niently stereo­typed in to lit­tle boxes. Broads on Broad­way shows the mul­ti­fac­eted na­ture of every woman. This is lav­ishly cel­e­brated in this skil­ful ta­pes­try of mu­sic, song and dance. This pro­duc­tion is di­rected by Nawaal Howa who brings to the au­di­ence, the love for all things Broad­way. Tick­ets R120, shows at 2.30pm and 7pm, Masque Theatre, Muizen­berg.

The Wiz­ard of Oz

DOROTHY Gale of Kansas, like many girls her age, dreams of a per­fect life over the rain­bow. One day a twister en­gulfs her farm and car­ries her away PER­FORM­ING the Jewish Ar­chive is a three-year Arts and Hu­man­i­ties Re­search Coun­cil funded project work­ing to ex­plore hid­den archives, un­cover THE Dar­ling Wild­flower So­ci­ety cel­e­brates an in­te­gral part of the Cape Fyn­bos King­dom com­pris­ing of Renos­ter­veld, Ri­etveld, Sand­veld and Strand­veld where more than 1200 dif­fer­ent species of flow­ers can be found. The flower show will be of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties to en­ter­tain young and old. An en­try ticket in­cludes en­try to the Land­scaped Hall de­pict­ing the flow­ers of the area in their nat­u­ral habi­tat, a free ride on a trac­tor-drawn wagon to see the pris­tine wet­land at Oude Post which is not nor­mally ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic and may only be vis­ited dur­ing the show, a craft, gourmet food mar­ket, vet­eran trac­tor and car dis­play, an en­ter­tain­ment tent fea­tur­ing live mu­sic from lo­cal acts, with safe and se­cure park­ing for ve­hi­cles. This year you can also look for­ward to a vast range of work­shops, in­clud­ing Res­tios in the Sand­veld with Pro­fes­sor Peter Lin­der (cur­rently re­sid­ing in Zürich, Switzer­land), !khwattu San Cul­tural Cen­tre will be do­ing work­shops about fyn­bos and the links to tra­di­tional San cul­ture and their her­itage, Tassie Mussie work­shops by Flow­ers On The Stoep, and many more. Tick­ets R40, 9am-5pm,

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