Details of all events featured in today's Open Line, Open Mic Friday Mix.
TAKE A TRIP FOR YOUR MIND AND BODY IN NEPAL - If you would like to book a stay at Dwarika’s Resort in Nepal or you would like to find out more about what they have to offer you can email email@example.com or visit their website on www.dwarikas-dhulikhel.com.
JACKIE CAMERON SCHOOL OF FOOD AND WINE - Jackie Cameron’s School of Food and Wine will be opening in January 2015 in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal.
ELLE INTRODUCES NEW EDITOR - The inaugural issue of ELLE SA under new editor, Emilie Gambade, will hit the shelves this week.
October is all about fashion, and Elle is welcoming summer with open arms.
This new season for ELLE embraces their sexy stylish and spirited readers.
COOL WINES FOR HOT DAYS Corder Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - Elgin, R80.00
De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - Durbanville, R75.00 From the Graaff Estate in Durbanville
Alexanderfontein 'Chip off the Old Block' Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – Darling From Ormonde Private Cellars in Darling.
STANDARD BANK JOY OF JAZZ - The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival is taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre today and tomorrow.
Tickets are on sale at Computicket. A one-day pass costs R750 giving you access to 16 acts. A two-day pass is R1250.
For more information and a full schedule of acts go to www.joyofjazz.co.za
OPEN MIC TASTER OF THE VERTCAL HOUR - The Vertical Hour will be showing at the Studio Theatre at Montecasino from 1 October to 9 November.
Performances will take place from Wednesday to Friday at 8:15pm, Saturdays at 5:15pm and 8:15pm and Sundays at 3:15pm.
Tickets cost R150 and can be purchased through Computicket or by calling the Theatre box office on 011 511 1818.
THE SOWETO FESTIVAL EXPO, now in its ninth year, will take place from today until this Sunday at the Joburg Expo Centre at Nasrec. It promises to be bigger and better than ever before, in celebration of 20 years of freedom and democracy.
The Gauteng Department of Sports, Art, Culture and Recreation will host a talent competition featuring Tshivenda, isiZulu , Setswana and Afrikaans traditional dance categories, among others, to entertain the crowds.
The Soweto Festival Expo entertainment line-up will end on a high note on this Sunday, with performances by Sfiso Ncwane, Thina Zungu, Rebecca Malope and many others, courtesy of Jozi FM’s gospel festival.
Ticket prices for today and tomorrow: Adults R50. Children and Pensioners R20 Gates open at 10am and close at 7pm.
On Sunday: Adults R80, children under 12 years R40, which includes entrance to the Jozi FM Gospel Festival (gates open at 9am and close at 8pm).
GLOBAL DIABETES WALK, tomorrow 27 September, to raise awareness for the diabetes pandemic which has been recognised by the UN as one of the world’s most severe health risks.
In South Africa, approximately 2.3 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes. However more needs to be done as 50% of people living with diabetes in South Africa are undiagnosed. Diabetes South Africa is using the platform of the Global Diabetes Walk to raise awareness about diabetes by calling on the public of South Africa to get tested and KNOW YOUR NUMBER.
The event starts at the Walkhaven in Muldersdrift, with a 5km walk starting at 09h00, with registration starting at 07h00.
In addition to the walk, a festive health expo will be set up at the start/finish, which will include free glucose and blood pressure testing, among others. In addition, the public will be treated to a host of live entertainment, loads of spot prizes and healthy food stalls. The entertainment includes Rubber Duc and others.
JOHNNY CLEGG - Johnny Clegg will be performing his show Johhny Clegg Best, Live and Unplugged at the Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre from 23 to 26 October.
Tickets start at R216 and can be purchased through Computicket.
For one unmissable weekend in October, fans of boy-band megastars, One Direction (1D), will be able to catch the band’s latest concert, One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film, at their nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema. On 11 and 12 October, for five shows daily, the band’s first-ever concert film will be screened at cinemas across the world, including South Africa, thanks to Ster-Kinekor.
Fans are invited to join the world’s biggest band on stage from the Italian leg of their record-breaking tour. Filmed live at the iconic San Siro Stadium in Milan, this stunning and exclusive 75-minute concert film also features an additional 22-minute special cinema segment filmed with the boys themselves, and cut with exclusive backstage tour footage, which has not been seen before.
Scheduled for release globally in more than 50 countries and with over 10 000 screenings over one special weekend, One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film will give fans the opportunity to join Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis on their sell-out world tour, for a One Direction concert experience.
Bookings are open, so make sure you book your tickets now to take part in this truly global 1D movie experience! For more information on One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film, and to book your tickets, visit: www.sterkinekor.com
The 2014 Tri Continental Film Festival (TCFF) returns to South African cinemas from today and goes on until 29 September. The festival will be screened exclusively at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg (Rosebank Mall) and Cape Town (V&A Waterfront).
Unlike previous festivals, where the selection criteria focused on human rights cinema of the South, the twelve films in this year’s line-up have been chosen because they are the big issue films that are currently making waves in festivals across the world. Four of the films are from South Africa. Each title represents documentary at its best, and all the films are in some way being used to push social justice agendas that go beyond viewing.
In one way or another, each film is a call to action. Its intention is to move audiences beyond passive viewing to active engagement, whether that means reading up on a particular issue, signing a petition or joining a campaign.
THE JOZI BOOK FAIR - Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse author Lee Herrmann will be in attendance as a well as giving a talk on zombies in literature.
The Jozi Book Fair 2014, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 September, brings together authors, artists, librarians, and literary activists to host a number of activities including conversations with authors, book launches, workshops, seminars, a mini film festival and round table discussions. The author will be available at the Porcupine Press stand and giving a brief talk on Saturday, at 2pm.
Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse is a coming of age story in a very different South Africa, and chronicles one family’s fight for survival against the undead. From the perspective of sixteen year old Kon, they embark on a journey to get to Robben Island, a reputed safe haven. Oh, and there’s lots and lots of zombies.
Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse is available from Amazon, Kalahari, Porcupine Press and Loot as an e-book and hard copy.
Hard copies will be available in selected bookstores from October 2014.