Your weekend what’s on guide
The Color Run is on Sunday at 9am for a 10am start at the Port Elizabeth Harbour. Tickets are R270, R245 per person for group bookings of more than four and R50 for children aged two to 12.
Collect registration packs from the Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club between 10am and 7pm on Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. Food and beverages will be on sale. Inquiries: www.thecolorrun.co.za
St Francis Xavier Church in Jade Road, Morningside, will be selling Chinese takeaways on Friday from 5 to 7pm. Dishes include Shanghai steak and chow mein R55, sweet and sour chicken and chow mein R55, and spring roll R15. Inquiries: Leona, 083-650-6232.
PE Vinyl Fair is on Saturday at the Music Kitchen, 69 Mangold Street, Newton Park from 10am to 3pm. Free entrance with bar and snacks available. Meet other record lovers and browse through crates of second-hand LPs, hi-fi gear and music-related paintings. Inquiries: Ralston, 083-3788354 or Tim, 072-282-0435.
IZIDUDLA POOL PARTY
The second Izidudla Pool Party is on Saturday from midday till late at the Zwide Dam in Thunyiswa Street. The women-only event’s theme is swimwear, and admission is R100 (R30 for a cooler box, no glass bottles allowed).
Inquiries: Deneo, 087-084-5444.
The McWilliams Academy of Dance is hosting a high tea from 2 to 4pm on Saturday at Kipling’s at The Boardwalk. Tickets are R130 and include entertainment by Niqui Cloete-Barrass and Annaline Stiglingh.
Inquiries: Vanessa, 084-554-9552.
SWAY IN THE BAY
Miranda’s School of Dance presents Sway in the Bay at 7pm on Friday in the Selley Hall at the Feather Market Centre. Media and sports celebrities including Survivor winner Tom Swartz will dance for charities of their choice.
Tickets are R250 at Westway Cafe or from participants, and include table platters, the show and dancing afterwards. Inquiries: Ryan Karshagen, 084-832-9035, ryankarshagen @gmail.com
LET’S GET PHYSICAL PARTY
Get into 1980s retro aerobics gear for the Let’s Get Physical to be held on Saturday from 8am to midday at 41 Leylands Road in North End. Four instructors will lead the dance party marathon to raise funds for the Hundred X100 Foundation for people affected by cancer.
Tickets are R150 and there are prizes for best-dressed as well as spot prizes and goodie bags.
Inquiries: Sharon, 076-722-3782.
BIRDING AT CHURCHILL DAM
Birdlife Eastern Cape’s Andy Nixon will lead an all-day outing to Churchill Dam (good for fynbos and open country birds) on Saturday. Meet at 6am at Schultz's, West Street, Newton Park, with petrol money of R130 per person.
This is the last Birdlife Eastern Cape trip for 2018, outings will resume in January. Inquiries: Nixon 041-585-1114, 076-419-3656.
JUANITA DU PLESSIS
Afrikaans singer Juanita du Plessis will perform at the Barn, 66 Blomme Avenue in Greenbushes, on Friday, at 7.30pm. Tickets are R150, on sale at Westway Tickets, Caltex Daniels Service Station, Mosel, Uitenhage and at Despatch Deli.
Inquiries: Westway, 041-3695422, 062-597-5657 or Anton, 083-760-0609.
PARK RUGBY CLUB
The Western Suburbs Flea Market is on Sunday from 8am to 2pm at Park Rugby Club in Stella Londt Drive, Fernglen. The club will be open, and there are stalls indoor and outdoor which include clothing, accessories, food, videos, books and secondhand goods, wooden benches, plants and more. Inquiries: 060-506-7587.
Nelson Mandela Bay auditions for the film The Route will be held on December 8 and 9 from 8am to 5pm at the NYDA offices at Kwantu Towers. Aspiring actors and actresses aged 18 to 21 are welcome to audition and an audition script will be provided on the day. Inquiries: Vuyo Mpotso, 076-989-7670.
Duck Chowles pays tribute to the Rolling Stones in a Centrestage show on Sunday at the Old Grey Club in Glendinningvale, with a backing band of Gino Fabbri, Joe van der Linden, Sherid van Rooyen, Andrew Warneke and Boet Strydom.
The show is at 7pm and tickets are R150 (discount for eight or more) at Computicket. Inquiries: Wendy, 082-661-6921.
CHOC GO GOLD
CHOC is hosting a Go Gold Gigantic Get-Together in support of children with cancer on Saturday at Slipperfields Wedding and Function Venue. It starts at 1pm with a food market, gin and beer tastings, family entertainment, including “boeresports”, a pop-up sunset cinema experience and more. Tickets are on sale at www.quicket.co.za, R35 for children, R50 for adults.
Inquiries: Lynne Gadd-Claxton, 086-111-2110, [email protected]
SCHOOL HOLIDAY ART WORKSHOPS
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is running holiday workshops for children age seven to 16, staring with a create your own mask workshop on Monday and Wednesday.
This is followed by fabric painting on Thursday December 13 or Friday December 14, and beading patterns on Wednesday December 19 or Thursday December 20. Prices range from R30 to R40.
All materials will be provided, but please bring along an apron or old clothes and your own packed lunches.
The workshops are from 9am to midday and space is limited so booking is essential. Inquiries: 041-506-2000.
Director Marlene Pieterse presents the children’s show Christmas Adventures of Peter
Pan and the Pirates at the Barn Theatre in the Opera House on Friday and Saturday, with dancing, singing and plenty of audience participation. The show will be at 2.30pm on Friday and Saturday, as well as at 5.30pm on Saturday. Ticket prices range from R20 to R100. Inquiries: Ranique Roberts, [email protected]mouthentertainment.co.za, 074-754-1596, or Nomgcobo Mkize at the PE Opera House, 041-586-2256 or 073-190-6769.
The following art exhibitions on show in Port Elizabeth:
● The Galerie Noko dual exhibition featuring Women Fashionably Adorned by Khehla Chepape Makgato and Basadi Ba Tshakgetse, and The Scramble Continues by Ludwe Mgolombane closes on Saturday.
Gallery hours are 10am to 6pm on weekdays, and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
Inquiries: Usen Obot, 0730885883, 041-582-2090, gale[email protected]
● Photographer Heidi Saayman Hattingh presents Site: Engaging the Archive in the Visual Arts Department in NMU’s School of Music, Art & Design at the Bird Street Art Gallery in Central until Wednesday December 12. Hours are 9am to 5pm on weekdays.
Inquiries: Jonathan, 041-5043293, [email protected]dela.ac.za
● ArtEC at 36 Bird Street, Central is hosting Isankwane, an exhibition curated by gallery intern Thandolwethu Mtshatsha focusing on what it means to be a man in South Africa.
It closes on Friday December 14 and gallery hours are 9am to 4pm on weekdays. Inquiries: 041-585-3641.
● Port Elizabeth artist Barry Rhodes is holding his third Our Seaside City exhibition at Moffett on Main Lifestyle Centre in Walmer until December 14. The paintings will be on show in the main mall from 9am to 5pm in the week, and on weekends from 9am to 1pm. Inquiries: Rhodes, 082-774-6328.
FOREST HILL FLEA MARKET
There is a flea market from 8am to 1pm at Protea Place of Safety children’s home in Blackthorne Avenue, Forest Hill on Sunday.
Inquiries: Ian, 081-468-5077.
PARKRUNS IN PE
Take part in one of four parkruns in Port Elizabeth: PE Hobie Beach, Lady Slipper, Wells Estate and Sardinia Bay.
The parkrun is a 5km fun run at 8am every Saturday, which is free and open to all, but if you want a time please register for a barcode at www.parkrun.co.za
The Hobie run starts at the palm tree next to Shark Rock Pier; Sardinia Bay is at the Grass Roof in Heron Road; Lady Slipper is at Slipperfields and Wells Estate is at St George’s Strand.
There are also runs in Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay, with contact details as follows for the respective runs: PE Hobie Beach: pehobiebeachof[email protected];
Sardinia Bay: sardiniabayof[email protected];
Lady Slipper: ladyslipperof[email protected];
Wells Estate: wellsestateof[email protected];
Jeffreys Bay: jeffreysbayof[email protected];
LORRAINE BOOT SALE
Christ Church in Lorraine will be having a car boot sale on Saturday from 8am to 11am. The cost is R20.
Inquiries: Cathy, 072-933-4450.
HOUSEHOLD NAME: Juanita du Plessis will sing in Port Elizabeth this weekend
DANCING DUO: Buli G and Chris Marinus are among the contestants in ‘Sway in the Bay’
BAY ENTERTAINERS: Niqui CloeteBarrass, left, and Annaline Stiglingh will perform at Saturday’s high tea at the Boardwalk