Art, crafts and laughter on display in Durban this weekend



Shongweni Farmers and Handicrafts Market: (today) Fun and safe family outing around the country from 6.30am to 12.30pm with full Covid protocols in place. Fresh produce, crafts, ready meals, home decor items, furniture, pet products, outdoor items, nursery and jewelry. Call 031 777 4686.

Musgrave Market: (today) Under the trees of Berea Park for good food, good music and stalls with crafts, clothes, accessories, sweets, pastries, books, toys, plants, good quality second-hand items and more. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Golden Hours Market: (tomorrow) Relaxed family market at the Hours of Gold school, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., all Covid-19 protocols in place. Call Lyn on 083 262 3693.

UMhlanga farmer’s market: Autumn Drive, Prestondale, Wednesday 8 a.m. to noon. Call Ethel on 060 303 3957.

Dolos on point: The Durban Vintage Market offers a range of fabulous and original items from yesteryear. September 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5 Southampton Street. Parking at uShaka. Integration of the Side Hustle market.

The cast of Athol Fugard’s Nongogo opening at Playhouse Drama today.


Rhumbelow, at Tina’s: (today and tomorrow) Barry Thomson & The Reals present Hot August night, a tribute to the music of Neil Diamond, at 2 p.m. R160 tickets. Call Roland on 082 499 8636 or send an email [email protected]

Rhumbelow, Durban: (today and tomorrow) The glittery girls, with Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon, a formidable woman of strength. Today at 6.30 p.m., tomorrow at 2 p.m. R160 tickets. Call Roland on 082 499 8636 or by e-mail [email protected]

Playhouse, Drama: (today and tomorrow) Nongogo, written by Athol Fugard, is set in a shebeen in the 1950s, focusing on the life of a Shebeen queen who was once a prostitute. August 28 at 6.30 p.m., and 29 at 3 p.m. and September 3 at 6.30 p.m. and 4 at 2.30 p.m. R100 tickets from Webtickets.

Rhumbelow, Northern Lands: (tomorrow) The Golden Days of Springbok Radio, with Frank Graham, brings many characters from famous drama and comedy series to life at 3:30 p.m. R160 Tickets / Roland’s Northlands Bowling Club R130 Members at 082 499 8636 or by email [email protected]

Seabrookes Theater: Award-winning mentalist and magician Brendon Peel takes you on a spirit journey through Smoke and mirrors. September 3 and 4 at 7 p.m., September 4 at 2 p.m. R150 tickets from Webtickets.

Seabrookes Theater: Enter a wild and wacky world of learning disabilities with ADHD Aaron McIlroy. From September 7 to 19 at 7 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets R160 to R180 from Webtickets.

Comedian Mo Vawda performs during a humorous outdoor picnic.


Talloula, Botha hill: (today) The best of Aaron McIlroy. Tickets, R350 from Webtickets, include one meal. Cash bar. Bring your own picnic blankets and chairs. Lunch at 12:30 p.m., start of the show at 2 p.m.

Riverside Hotel: (today) Women’s Month humorous evening with Cyril Basker, Jem Atkins and Annalakshmi for non-stop laughs at 7 p.m. No less than 18 years old. R130 tickets each of Webtickets.

St Anne Guest House, Durban: Laugh in the garden features Mo Vawda with eight of his funniest friends in a humorous outdoor event. 26 High Road, Durban, September 4th at 7.15pm. Tickets R120 to R150 from Webtickets.

Freedom towers: F̩lix Hlophe stars in an hour-long comedy Husband 102 РSemester 2, watch love, marriage, kids, parenthood, in-laws, exes, missteps, fights, sex and everything in between. 214 Dr Pixley KaSeme Street, September 6-8 at 7 p.m. R200 tickets from Webtickets.

Thabile Myeni will perform in Durban next weekend.


Theater, Opera: (Today) The Playhouse Company, in collaboration with Adesso Enterprises, presents an evening of beautiful tunes celebrating the resilience of the human spirit as we conclude Women’s Month at 6 p.m. ET. R100 tickets from Webtickets.

Whirling Wheels, off Umgeni Road: (today) Day company is an outdoor daytime experience for great music that you won’t hear much on commercial radio stations. Organized by the Tone Society founded by Music Man, it seeks to unite people of all faiths through music. From 9am. R100 tickets on Webtickets.

Umgeni Center, Umgeni Road: Singer Thabile Myeni presents a live performance in a safe environment with plenty of space for physical distancing. No mask, no entry. September 4 at 5 p.m. R200 tickets on Webtickets.


KZNSA Gallery: Fragmented terra by Nindiya Bucktowar – an immersive three-dimensional clay installation. The opening is also We are oClay by the Ceramics Society of Southern Africa region KZN.

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery: (today) With the works of Hussein Salim which are a celebration of the African woman. Call 031 303 8133.

The green gallery: (today) New paintings by Nicolle Pletts and many more. Also Sarah Richards bronzes. Flanders Boutique Mall, Flanders Drive, Mount Edgecombe. Call 031 502 2757.


Amblers hiking club: (tomorrow) At 2 p.m., hike the Westville Conservancy trails from the Westville Country Club, an easy 6 km course for beginners. Then, beer and an early dinner at Waxies. Call David on 072 615 0559.

Bike club: Meet every Tuesday at the Mini Town parking lot in North Beach at 9am for a bike ride on the promenade. Call Ian on 083 675 2125.


Creative Arts Center: JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience celebrates its 23rd and second digital edition. The theme of the festival is border crossings. Until September 5. Jomba is free via the website or subscribe to the JOMBA Youtube channel here:

Umgeni Steam Railway: (today and tomorrow) Relive the golden age of steam train travel with the regular month-end journeys of the Inchanga Choo Choo from Stoker’s Arms to Kloof in Inchanga, home to a community market and visit the railway museum. Today at 12:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Three and a half hour round trip. Tickets R 260 adults, R190 children and pensioners. Must be booked in advance at

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