Don't Miss This: October 9 - 15
- 5FM radio DJs Rob Forbes, Nicole da Silva, Fix Moeti and Sol Phenduka will be on the decks at the 5FM Live Loud Night at the Kimberley Diamond Championships, an annual international skateboarding event. They’ll be joined by music acts Ready D, KO and Riky Rick. This Northern Cape event is part of the radio station’s nationwide Live Loud parties. WHEN Saturday, October 10. WHERE Kumba Skate Plaza, 5 West Circular Road. TIME 8pm. TICKETS Available from the venue for R75. INFO Visit kimberleydiamondcup.com or 5fm.co.za.
- Afro-soul singer Zonke Dikana is back in the spotlight with a new album titled Work of Heart and a live performance as part of Kaya FM’s Live@TheBassline series.
Dikana is a platinum-selling artist who is renowned for her soulful sound and heartfelt lyrics. WHEN Saturday, October 10. WHERE Bassline, Newtown. TIME 8pm. COST R220 from Webtickets and R230 at the door. INFO Visit Bassline‘s website
- The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair is back with products by established and up-and-coming designers. The fair, which is in its sixth year, features 120 designers, food producers and winemakers. The Hyde Park Corner rooftop will be transformed into a market with stands such as Chefs in the City and a champagne and charcuterie bar. WHEN October 9 to 11. WHERE Hyde Park Corner shopping centre. TIME Friday: noon to 10pm; Saturday: 10am to 9pm; Sunday: 10am to 4pm. COST R90 TICKETS Available from Webtickets INFO Visit sanlamhmc.co.za
- The Crook’s Eye is a stage drama that zooms in on the crime and abuse that takes place in South Africa. The production was created by Mthokozisi Zulu, winner of a Mercury Durban Theatre award, and Thuso Mbedu. Zulu, a cum laude drama graduate from the Durban University of Technology, and Mbedu, a cum laude graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, have teamed up to tell a story of justice and despair. They explain that The Crook’s Eye “does not promote taking matters into your own hands but rather tells a story of someone who did”. WHEN October 14 to 18. WHERE Joburg Theatre. INFO and TICKETS Visit joburgtheatre.com
- Fine art auctioneers Strauss & Co are hosting a Spring Auction featuring work by local and international artists such as Irma Stern, JH Pierneef, Jean Welz, Erik Laubscher and Mohau Modisakeng. Among the items on offer is a piece by the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for performance art, Athi-Patra Ruga, titled The Ubiquitous Miss Robben Island 1984, and Walter Battiss’s My Typewriter. WHEN October 12. WHERE The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands. INFO Visit Straussart
- Fans are gearing up for the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December??18. The build-up to the film includes Star Wars Reads Day, which aim to promote literacy and promises to be an interesting programme for Star Wars fans of all ages. There will be more than 1?000 storytelling events across the globe featuring publishers such as Disney, Marvel and DK Books, as well as Star Wars-themed games and activities such as a photo booth and story time with familiar characters. WHEN Saturday, October??10. WHERE Durban: Exclusive Books, Westville Mall, Johannesburg: Exclusive Books, Melrose Arch; Cape Town: Exclusive Books, Cavendish. TIME From 10.30am. INFO Visit StarWars.com