Scratching your head about what to do over the long weekend? Whether you’re in Durban, Jo’burg or Cape Town, we’ve found some fun activities for you and your family.


Catch “Into the Woods” at Montecasino

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Have a quick look into the 'Into The Woods' rehearsal room. • Into The Woods runs at Theatre On The Bay from 30 January – 13 March. • @computicket or dial (021) 438-3300 • Directed by Steven Stead, designed by Greg King. Starring: MICHAEL RICHARD, HAYLEA HEYNS, GRAEME WICKS,EARL GREGORY, KATE NORMINGTON, ZAK HENDRIKZ, JESSICA SOLE, DIANNE SIMPSON, SARAH RICHARD, ASHLEIGH HARVEY, CANDICE VAN LITSENBORGH, BRANDON MOULDER, MEGAN RIGBY, L J NEILSON, SCHOEMANN SMIT & NATHAN KRUGER. ?Brandon Moulder!@zenasfuck14

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For fans of musicals, Into the Woods is sure to be a treat. Playing at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino, this production with songs by Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story, Sweeney Todd) tells a grown-up story featuring well-known fairy tale characters like Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But be warned – it’s not for kids! Showing until 14 April 2019, tickets available from Computicket.

Watch Dumbo at the Bioscope

Bring the kids along and experience cinema of yesteryear. The Bioscope presents the Classic Movie Club: Dumbo. The heart-warming Disney film from 1941 is sure to entertain the whole family and the positively hipster venue is always a must-visit. Tickets available from Tix SA. Showing until 27 March 2019.

Attend Johannesburg Zoo’s birthday celebrations

Celebrate the Johannesburg Zoo’s 115th birthday with events throughout March and April. On the 23rd and 24th of March, you can take part in a number of activities such as a heritage tour, feeding sessions and interactions with chimpanzees, gorillas, crocodiles and more. Bring along an unused animal-friendly toy as a donation. Sessions are from 10am to 3pm and you can call Sophia Mtshali on 011 646 2000 to book.


Rock the Lawns at the Kenilworth Race Course

If you haven’t got tickets for Rock the Lawns yet, there are still some available for this show that headlines legendary band, The Cure. Taking place at Kenilworth Race Course, this outdoor music festival boasts local acts like Zebra & Giraffe (reuniting after many years), Karen Zoid and more. Thursday 21 March 2019, tickets available from Computicket.

Catch Chicago at the Artscape Theatre

Experience ‘All that Jazz’ with the hit musical Chicago, playing at the Artscape Theatre Centre until 14 April 2019. With a star-studded, all-South African cast, this production of the classic and sexy show returns to Cape Town before heading off on an international tour. It’s a must-see. Tickets from R200 available at Computicket.

Chuckle through the Mother City Comedy Festival at the Baxter Theatre

Enjoy endless laughs with the Mother City Comedy Festival, taking place at the Baxter Theatre from 19 – 31 March 2019. With two shows daily, this festival not only showcases some of the country’s best comics, but introduces a slew of new talents to the scene. Tickets available from Web Tickets.


Be inspired by Decorex at the Durban Exhibition Centre

Decorex takes place from 21 to 24 March 2019 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. A must for décor lovers, this inspiring show features fresh new ideas and beautiful installations, all with a focus on local design. Tickets from R75 available from Computicket.

Watch Peter Pan at the Bluff Eco Park

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Outdoor Cinema Evening – Public Holiday 21st March 2019 Bluff Eco Park in partnership with Starlight Cinema will be hosting another outdoor cinema, showing Peter Pan. Tickets are standard price of R60.00 per person. *ONLY U3 are for FREE. *No ticket sales on the night. *MUST book tickets online or at Pick n Pay please follow link. *NO Alcohol will be permitted. *NO Chairs will be permitted. *NO Glass will be permitted. Please only bring blankets/pillows and sleeping bags or alike. Whatever you will be comfortable with. Picnic baskets are allowed however not to stress we will have boerewors/hotdog rolls; coldrinks; POPCORN; sweets and chocolates. We will also be running a dress up competition of PETER PAN for the young ones. Prizes to be won.

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Treat the kids to a night at the movies – with a twist. The Bluff Eco Park in association with Starlight Cinema will be showing Peter Pan (the latest live-action version) outdoors. So pack a picnic basket and bring the whole family along. There will also be a dress-up competition, so get the kids to don their best Peter Pan outfit. Tickets R60 from Web Tickets.

Head to the annual Craft Fest at the Shongweni Farmer’s Market

Shongweni Farmers Market hosts their annual Craft Fest on Thursday 21 March. Enjoy craft gin, beer, artisanal foods, lifestyle crafts, live music and more from 10am to 4pm. Tickets cost R120 from Quicket and that includes an exclusive festival glass.