EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, SEE AND EXPERIENCE THIS MONTH
everything you need to see, do and experience
Play: HELLO, SUMMER!
You know it’s summer when the much-loved Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Sunday concerts begin. Gather your friends and your picnic baskets as Manchester band, James: Living in Extraordinary, kicks off the series on 24 November. Get your tickets at: www.webtickets.co.za
Wander: HISTORIC GEM
Visit the Lindfield House Museum in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, for a fascinating look at Victorian history. Owner Katherine
Love guides visitors through the 22-roomed, late 19th-century English home filled with exquisite antiques and the tour ends with a delightful afternoon tea. Open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm. Visits are by appointment: www.lindfield.wixsite.com/museum
View: HeART of SA
The Sanlam Art Lounge in Johannesburg presents Centennial: A Century Of South African Art from The Sanlam Art Collection 1918 – 2018, an exhibition based on collectables from Sanlam’s private collection. Featuring some of the country’s most iconic artists like William Kentridge and Gerard Sekoto, the exhibition will run until the 14 December. www.sanlam.co.za/about/artcollection
See: BREAKING FREE
Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, celebrates iconic British rock group Queen. Rami Malek portrays its late, unforgettable vocalist Freddie Mercury, beloved for his outrageous moves, spectacular voice and defiant attitude. The movie takes an intimate look at the group’s rise to fame, revolutionary sound, interpersonal dynamics and greatest performances, which remain benchmarks in music history. Release date: 30 November 2018.
Celebrate: EAT AND BE MERRY
Foodies can celebrate the cream of the crop of the restaurant scene at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Resturant Awards on 18 November 2018. Winners will be announced at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town, where guests will enjoy bubbles and a multiple-course lunch created by top African chefs. Get your tickets at: www.quicket.co.za
Listen: AFRICA IS ABSOLUT(E)
Absolut Vodka presents The One Source live festival 17 November at 1 Fox The Sheds, Johannesburg. The festival will bring together African creatives including: Khuli Chana, Trevor Stuurman and our cover star Sho Madjozi, for a showcase of unforgettable installations and musical collaborations. www.onesourcelive.co.za
Collect: HERITAGE ITEM
To celebrate our heritage, Freshpak Rooibos has partnered with globally acclaimed visual artist Dr Esther Mahlangu to create a tin featuring Mam Esther’s signature traditional Ndebele designs. This 40 000 limited edition will be available nationwide at selected retailers, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.
Relax: IN TUNE
Have you experienced the latest wellness craze, Silent Yoga? If not, you’re in luck: Silent Yoga in the City will be hosting sessions at the Protea Fire&Ice! Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, until 15 December 2018. Each visitor is provided with a pair of headphones to connect more intimately with the teacher. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
See: STRUGGLE IN FOCUS
A selection of images by photographer Dr Peter Magubane will be presented at the University of Johannesburg’s FADA Gallery from 1-2 October 2018. The exhibition invites viewers to review, reflect and engage with the way black South Africans lived during apartheid. For further information: www.arts.uj.ac.za