WHAT’S ON? May 22-28
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Kamers Market The Park @ Central Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria, May 24-28, daily from 9am-5pm. Priding itself on bringing you the “coolest stuff you’ve never seen”, Kamers Market is celebrating 20 years of locally designed and handcrafted products. Bringing the market to Pretoria again, Kamers is launching more than 30 new makers alongside the more than 150 regulars to bring the best of local clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, décor and homeware — not forgetting delicious food, of course. Tickets from R80 through Plankton. Ladysmith Black Mambazo SA Legacy Tour Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, May 24-28, 7:30pm. In celebration of Africa Month, fivetime Grammy Award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo are kicking off their SA Legacy Tour at the Joburg Theatre on May 24. “Ladysmith Black Mambazo is celebrating Africa Month because our music is deeply rooted in African culture and heritage. Our entire South African tour is about celebrating Africa’s and our own group’s roots and origins,” says member Sibongiseni Shabalala. The tour moves to Durban’s Playhouse from September 26October 1; Cape Town’s Artscape from November 14-19; and Pretoria’s State Theatre from December 15-17. Tickets for the Joburg leg of the SA Legacy Tour from R130 through Webtickets. RMB Latitudes Shepstone Gardens, Mountain View, Johannesburg, May 26-28, noon-5pm. A collaboration between Rand Merchant Bank and Latitudes Online, RMB Latitudes is set to be an exciting indoor/outdoor curated art experience. Held at Shepstone Gardens in Johannesburg, it will bring together more than 40 galleries and 250 artists from across Africa under the theme “co-emergence”. As Nkhensani Mkhari, Latitudes special projects curator, says: “In the context of African art, co-emergence refers to the complexities embedded in the interaction of various cultural and aesthetic influences on the creation and interpretation of African art.” Enjoy a glass of wine from the Franschhoek winelands and soak up an abundance of art in a beautiful setting. Tickets from R50 for children and R250 for adults through Quicket. There will not be parking at the venue but a park-and-ride service will be available from the Old Edwardian Society in Houghton. The Plant Powered Show Cape Town International Convention Centre, May 26-28, 10am-5pm. Experience the Cape Town leg of Africa’s premier plant-based food, drink and conscious living event with plenty to explore: a marketplace with more than 200 exhibitors; live cooking demos and masterclasses by mixologists and chefs; health and wellness talks; product launches; meet and greets, book signings and chats with cookbook authors; and lots of food from pop-up eateries. Enthusiasts can mark their diaries for the Joburg leg at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from August 4-6. Tickets from R160 through Quicket. The Tequila and Mexican Food Festival Royal Elephant Hotel, Centurion, May 27, 11am-8pm. Being held again in the spirit of celebrating the traditions and festivities of Mexico, the festival is inviting revellers for a day of food stalls; beer gardens; live entertainment across two stages from entertainers such as Fokofpolisiekar, Goodluck, Elandre and Droomsindroom; and lots of opportunities for tequila tasting. Tickets from R250 through Howler. Beginners sourdough class by Broodkop That Food Guy Group HQ, 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, May 27 and July 22, 9am-4pm. Few things scare aspiring home bakers as much as sourdough bread. With more than 15 years’ experience, chef Corvin Pietersen from the Broodkop Bakery in Johannesburg is offering a daylong class to teach beginners how to get started. He will share his special recipe, cover the basics and prepare a feast for brunch. Tickets cost R950 through That Food Guy Shop website and include brunch, a recipe and a notebook. Kings and Queens of Comedy Centre Court, Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, May 27, 8pm. Hosted by Darren “Whackhead” Simpson, the evening will feature Marc Lottering, Riaad Moosa, Celeste Ntuli, Conrad Koch and Chester Missing, Lindy Johnson, Sifiso Nene, Mark Banks, Muthu Murugan and Annalakshmi. Tickets from R180 through Ticketpro. Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival Karkloof Country Club, KwaZulu-Natal, May 27-28, 7am-6pm. Mountain-bike and running trail enthusiasts are gearing up for Karkloof’s Trail Festival. The two-day event will kick off on Saturday with 9km and 21km trail runs along the Karkloof River. Sunday will offer adventure in the form of 10km, 20km, 40km and 60km mountain-biking trails and a 9km trail run. Late entries for individual events cost from R195 through roag.org and close on May 24.