Did you know? The average person laughs 15 times a day.
If you haven’t met that average for a while, then make a booking to see Kurt Schoonraad as he takes you on a journey through the obstacles of parenthood, technology and the recession by asking ‘What would Julius do?’ Directed by Rob van Vuuren, Homegroan (Baxter concert hall) will tickle you with delight. Tickets R60 – R80 Computicket.
Did you know? Hot water is allegedly heavier then cold water.
Get your dose of music, comedy, and fun on the Breede River in one weekend at this year’s Up the Creek Festival in Swellendam, showcasing more than 30 live music shows such as Ashtray Electric, Hot Water and Bed on Bricks as well as live comedy acts. Tickets R150-R450 www.upthecreek.co.za 021-510-0547.
Interview with Rob Nagel (seasoned Up the Creek performer)The Up the Creek festivals started as a private party for a group of close friends in 1992. There were three bands in attendance, the Blues Broers being the first ever to play. The combination of a beautiful venue, eclectic party animals and would-be impresarios ensured the subsequent growth and success of the festivals, as we know them today.
Today it attracts thousands of punters from all over the country. It now features the latest, hip and trendy performers and entertainers from all over South Africa.
During one set, I kept an eye on a lovely piece of meat on the braai, in front of the stage, that someone in their partying state had obviously forgotten. About three songs later, just before it went up in smoke, I abandoned my guitar in the middle of a song, jumped off the stage, and rescued it.
I love the working class folks and professional people who don their hippy garb, forgetting their harsh everyday existence, and party the weekend away, then put on their suits again on Monday morning and go back to their day-jobs.
Did you know? Loud, fast music makes termites chew faster.
For a weekend of rock, head down to Nekkies holiday resort for the fourth RAMfest and look out for great acts such as Pendulum from Australia, Johnny Foreigner from the UK and top SA acts including Fokofpolisiekar, Taxi Violence and Boo! Tickets R100 – R400 Computicket.
Did you know? Every human has a unique tongue print.
Wine tasting is one thing, but if you want to get behind the scenes and take part in the whole wine making process, head to the Robertson wine valley or the Hands-on Harvest festival for some grape picking, bunch sorting, basket pressing, cooking with grapes courses, family stamping day and much more. www.handsonharvest.com
Did you know? A zebra is white with black stripes, not black with white stripes.
Ingcwaba lendoda lise cankwe ndlela (The grave of the man is next to the road) is a moving and powerful play directed by GIPCA project awardee Mandla Mbothwe, exploring the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual movement of black South Africans (Artscape Theatre). Tickets R35-R50 Computicket.
Did you know? Statistically, 20% children around the world has never been into a school classroom.
Spread your love a bit further and enter the Amazing Tricycle Race (Tygervalley) and help raise funds for the Tygerberg Childre’s hospital. Entry fees range from R20 – R50pp, for more information contact Tanya Price on 074 366 1249.