Check out what’s happening in and around your city this June

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Find out what exciting events are taking place in Cape Town, Joburg, Durban and PE this June.
From comedy shows and holiday clubs to bridal expos and Father’s Day celebrations, here’s what’s happening in your city this month.


The South African International Documentary Film Festival (31 May – 10 June)
The international film fair Encounters returns with a variety of outstanding documentaries from around the world. The festival screens take place at Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau at the V&A Waterfront and The Labia, featuring an exciting line-up of some of the best up-and-coming filmmakers. If documentaries are your thing, this festival is not to be missed. Tickets cost R60 per person. Tell me more.

The Wacky Wine Weekend (7 – 9 June)
Can you think of a better way to spend a weekend than sampling vintage wines, participating in tastings and getting to know local winemakers in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley? We certainly can’t. Despite its name, the Wacky Wine Festival is not just about wine; there are also a number of outdoor, sport and family-friendly activities to suit everyone’s interests. Adults R200pp, pensioners R150pp, kids under 18 free. Tell me more.

Riaad Moosa – Not A Nice Guy (10 – 29 June)
Getting older is confusing, says Riaad Moosa; and who are we to argue? Discover the challenges of being nice at middle age with his latest comedy offering at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch. If you also find yourself getting easily irritated by the ‘little things’ as you mature, you’ll certainly relate! Tickets cost R180. Tell me more.

The Tree House (17 June – 12 July)
Delight kids from four to 14 years of age with a five-day holiday programme at The Tree House edu-play centre on the Boschendal Wine Estate in Franschoek. They’ll learn about authentic farm life and the importance of sustainability in the perfect setting for adventures in nature. Prices vary. Tell me more.

Father’s Day Buffet at the 12 Apostles (16 June)
A whisky cocktail on arrival, and a full buffet with starters, a carvery selection and a range of desserts is what’s on offer at the Azure Restaurant and Terrace at the 12 Apostles Hotel this Father’s Day. Treat your dad to this delicious spread and you’ll be in his good books for life. R595 per person for a three-course buffet, children 12 years and under half price. Tell me more.


Not A Musical by Marc Lottering (29 May – 9 June)
Hot off the heels of Lottering’s hit show Aunty Merle The Musical is his latest stand-up offering comprising all new material at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre. All we know for sure at this stage is that this one’s definitely not a musical. Fans will know to expect an evening of laughs second to none compliments of SA’s homegrown comedy veteran. PG16. Tickets from R100 through Computicket. Tell me more.

Edgars Club members get a fabulous 10% off all shows at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino, making an evening of entertainment all the more affordable. Click here for further info. Ts and Cs apply.

Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival (21 – 30 June)
Mickey and Minnie Mouse take audiences through the most magical moments from the Disney Kingdom, with fresh twists on classics such as Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Frozen and many more. Sing, dance and cheer along with all your favourite characters as they embark on their own journeys with plenty of action, adventure and fun on the ice along the way. Venue: The Ticketpro Dome. Tickets from R50 to R450 through Computicket. Tell me more.

Bridal expo 2019 (29 – 30 June)
Those planning a wedding won’t want to miss this spectacular bridal expo in the beautiful surrounds of Oakhill Farm in Krugersdorp. Meet over 150 of SA’s leading wedding specialists, enjoy a free wedding fashion show each afternoon, and browse a selection of gorgeous wedding dresses, venues, menu options and more. Food trucks, vendors, and live entertainment will be available in the gardens at the venue. Cost: R100, kids U12 R50. Tell me more.


Comrades Exhibition & Marathon (6 – 9 June)
The Comrades Exhibition is the largest running expo in SA, bringing together runners, supporters and sporting enthusiasts from far and wide ahead of the 94th Comrades Marathon on 9 June, starting at the City Hall in Durban and finishing at the Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg. Featuring the latest in running apparel and fitness equipment from the best sports brands, it’s the ideal opportunity to gear up for the big race. Tell me more.

Social Media Week Durban (13 – 15 June)
The world’s premium online media, digital marketing and tech event is taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Durban this June. The mission for Social Media Week is to give media, marketing and technology professionals the skills to advance in a globally connected world. The event includes a series of workshop master classes, the latest tech and trends in the digital world, and practical insights into various aspects of social media. Tell me more.

Whisky and Gin Live (13 – 15 June)
Whisky and gin lovers, listen up! This event at the Sun Coast Casino is your opportunity to sample whiskies and gins from around the world, rub shoulders with local and international whisky aficionados, and learn about the various flavour complexities of your favourite blends. Tickets available at Ticketpro from R120 per event. Tell me more.


Jesse Clegg Live at The Music Kitchen (1 June)
Warm up a chilly winter’s evening with comforting pub grub and awesome live music compliments of platinum-selling SA singer/songwriter Jesse Clegg. Jesse has toured extensively both locally and internationally, and this event forms part of his latest tour of unplugged shows around the country. Tickets R150 via Quicket or from Wildside Craft Meats and Deli. Tell me more.
Night at the Museum 6 (7 – 8 June)
The theme for this year’s Night at the Museum at Bayworld is 'An Alien Invasion', so grab the chance to dress up in alien costume (or any other character) and join the fun. The event includes a treasure hunt, dress-up competition, snake interactions, and many more family-friendly attractions. Tickets cost R35 pp for early bird, or R50 at the door. No charge for children two years and younger. Tell me more.

WMC Holiday Club (17 – 21 June)
Not sure how to keep your kids from climbing the walls during the school holidays? Walmer Methodist Church in Main Road PE is hosting a week-long holiday programme of games, crafts, snacks and Bible lessons to keep kids occupied in a fun, supervised environment. Open to all kids from Grades 0 – 8. Tickets available from Quicket for R150 per day. Tell me more.

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