The Weekend Guide
Cut in Two: Justin Hagen takes centre stage in this one-man show directed by Soli Philander. Cut in Two zooms in on the internal and external struggles affecting a family of three in Cape Town. The characters use three distinct paths to break free from the adversities that bind them together. Details: Cut in Two is on until June 23 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in DF Malan Street, on Cape Town’s Foreshore. Tickets cost R120 from Computicket. Visit artscape.co.za
Vaal River Wine Expo: Vaal residents and visitors can look forward to a Saturday filled with wine tasting, artisanal stalls and an art exhibition featuring local artists. Entrance gives you access to more than 200 wines from 50 different South African wine estates and a complimentary 30-minute cruise on the Vaal River. Details: The event takes place on June 23 at Stonehaven on Vaal in Vanderbijlpark. Tickets cost R200 from Computicket. Visit stonehaven.co.za
Proof: This group exhibition aims to highlight the medium of printmaking as an accessible and affordable art form. It includes works from Keneilwe Mokoena, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Maggie Laubser, Sue Williamson and Norman Catherine. Details: The exhibition is on until July 8 at Smac Gallery on the first floor of the De Wet Centre in Church Street, Stellenbosch. Visit smacgallery.com
Sunday Harvest Table: Those in Pretoria can end the week with an assortment of canapé starters, followed by buffet mains that range from the classic Sunday roast — green beans, lamb, potatoes, carrots and Yorkshire pudding — to a variety of lasagnes and desserts. The only rules are no sharing and no takeaways. Details: The Sunday Harvest is on June 24 from noon to 3pm at the Ginger Apple Café, 769 Rubenstein Road in Moreleta Park, Pretoria. The buffet costs R169 for adults and R80 for under-10s. Visit gingerapple.co.za or call 012 753 8005.
The Fall: This piece of workshop theatre, by seven recent University of Cape Town graduates, focuses on the issues facing South African universities following #FeesMustFall. The Fall’s plot revolves around student meetings using dialogue, choral group dance and direct addresses to the audience. Details: The production is on until June 24 at the State Theatre in Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Tickets range from R55 to R110 from Computicket. Visit statetheatre.co.za
The Durban Milkshake Festival: With the school holidays here, this recurring event hosted by Pop-up Society is back. Adults with a sweet tooth and children in need of a holiday kick-start can indulge in a selection of milkshakes. The family-friendly weekend’s events include do-it-yourself milkshake stations, competitions and a treasure hunt. Details: The milkshake festival is on from June 22 to 24 at the Pop-up Society restaurant and bar, 132 Helen Joseph Road in Glenwood, Durban. Tickets are R100 and entry is free for under-threes. Visit popupsociety.co.za or call 031 201 5566.