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The Galileo Open-Air Cinema

The Galileo Open-Air Cinema

Until April, Cape Town

This unique event of movies under the stars, a food market and drink, interactive games and live music is back for its fith year. The films are romantic comedies, cult classics, musicals, adventure sports features and documentaries that let you cuddle up and be entertained.
  From November to April there are shows at Hillcrest Quarry on Tuesday evenings, at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday evenings and at the V&A Waterfront on evenings. There are also screening on special days and at other venues near Cape Town. Tickets are sold online.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at ATKV Oesfees

ATKV Oesfees

25 March, Franschhoek

The legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at the 10th annual ATKV Oesfees. Another successful harvest is celebrated at this fest by the workers of the Solms-Delta valley and anyone who enjoys good live music, food and wine. An annual highlight is a performance by winners of the ATKV Riel Dance Final. There will also be a special area for kids, managed by professional events company Cre8tive Kids. Children are registered and looked after inside a specially fenced, safe area.
  Get tickets from Computicket and more info on the official website.

Cowhouse house Market

Cowhouse house Market

25 March, Pretoria

Something exciting is happening on the corner of Ridge Street and Silver Lakes Road in Pretoria next Saturday. It's in the heart of Hazeldean Valley, an old dairy farm that's become a gathering spot for lovers of the artisanal movement! Whether you'd like to enjoy the great outdoors or meet some friends, this is the place. Gourmet foods, fruity sangrias from the Udder Bar, beers from Hazeldean Brewing Co, collectible antiques and hand-made leather products are some of the attractions.
 Mountain biking and running with Hazeldean Valley Trails cater for adrenaline junkies and your beloved dog is welcome. Try the bi-annual Beer Mile, a 1,6-kilometre run with a beer from each of the four hidration stations.
  Get more info on Facebook.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

28 March, Artscape, Cape Town

The critically acclaimed musical, based on the Oscar-winning film, makes its South African debut in Cape Town – and you'd better jump now if you want tickets to see this tale of three Australian drag queens on a life-changing road trip across the Outback.
 No shortage of glitz, glamour and props in this production, which has been a world-wide hit. Prepare to be dazzled not just by the classic tunes, but by over 500 outrageous costumes, 200 extraordinary headdresses, 23 tons of scenery and a ten-metre customised bus.
 The show will be at Montecasino’s Teatro, Johannesburg, from 28 April to the middle of June.