22 May 2012

Lifestyle

 

Evocations and inspirations

How the time does fly; Monday to Thursday hot on the heels of each other, Friday to Sunday rushing by in a blur. Before we know it, it will be happening again and hump day and phuza Thursday shall be a thing of the past and we will be welcoming the weekend yet again! But, before I get too ahead of myself, welcome to another Tuesday and another weekly round-up of all things lifestyle. In this edition we bring you a mixed collection of stories and reviews from motoring excellence to life transformation at Afrika Burn, to popular Afrikaans theatre productions at Wordfees.

On the motoring front, Henrie Geyser reviews the wild-child that is the C-Class Coupé C63 AMG, while Riaan Kriel is lucky enough to take a spin in the Aston Martin Virage and the McLaren MP4-12C.

Kelly-Eve Koopman is moved by the delicacy and emotionally evocative work of artist Barbara Wildenboer in her exhibition, Canaries In The Coal Mine, while Keenan Oakes is equally moved by the energetic Peachy Keen at their EP launch this month. In other music news, Rocking the Daisies fans can diarise the weekend of the 4 - 7 October.

In theatre news, Eugene Yiga reviews the inspiring classic Kat and the Kings now playing at the Fugard Theatre until the 31 July 2012, while Duan Wanty has a few chuckles at Forbidden Broadway; the off-broadway musical satire.

Tickets up for grabs include; The Brandy Fusion Festival, La Bulesque, and The Partyharders event in Cape Town and Joburg. #Winning.

There's good news for those of you with an interest in the property & real estate field or the education & training field... today sees the launch of our first newsletters covering these sectors.

Till next week!

Ruth Cooper, production manager (@biz_lounge)

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New Craft Beer Fest for Joburg
The first Jozi Craft Beer Fest will take place at Pirates Sports Club, 25 Braeside Rd, Greenside on Saturday, 26 May, 2012, from 10am to 7pm. Eighteen craft breweries will be represented, giving festival-goers the chance to taste some of SA's finest. Read more >>

Motoring


Scorcher Merc with bad-boy tattoos
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] In this day and age of impersonal "likes" and distant Facebook "friends", light beer, political correctness and over-enthusiastic environment prophets it is a real treat to come across something real for a change - a car that loves to rip off its Ralph Lauren Blue Label suit and to slip on a pair of tatty jeans and T-shirt to party big time. Read more >>

Travel


Indaba 2012 news wrap
Thousands of travel professionals from across the globe gathered in Durban, South Africa, this month for Indaba 2012, Africa's largest travel trade show that aims to demonstrate there is more to destination marketing on the continent than luxury safaris and adventure tourism. Read more >>

Art


Barbara Wildenboer: Canaries In The Coal Mine
[Kelly-Eve Koopman] At first glance, the bustling, buzzing crowd outside the Erdmann Contemporary Gallery made it look like a Long Street club on a Friday night. But the ironic wearing of Doc Martens, the selection of anachronistic hats, the brocade waistcoats, and raised glasses of red wine soon identified the crowd as artists, art students and art fundis gathered for the grand opening night of Barbara Wildenboer's Canaries In The Coal Mine. Read more >>

The Burn
[Sarale' Bock] To those who have been and experienced the life-changing transformation that occurs in this space, it is referred to as the "AB" or "The Burn". And it burns all right; it burns all day and all night with the most culturally diverse, creative and conscious beings, all there to share a beautiful space and with the intention to gift. Read more >>

Movies


An ideal date film
[Daniel Dercksen] What would life be without great love stories? And what would romance be if not fully experienced on the big screen where it is magnificently magnified 10 times larger than life? In the tradition of the tearful The Notebook and the heartbreaking Letters To Juliet, comes The Vow, another memorable romance that will steal your heart and take you on a meaningful and rewarding emotional journey. Read more >>

Music


Dates announced for Rocking The Daisies 2012
The dates for Rocking The Daisies 2012 have been announced as Thursday, 4 to Sunday, 7 October, 2012. This year the camping area will be open on Thursday evening and there will be campsite entertainment. There will also be an earlier start on Friday and an earlier close on Sunday. Read more >>

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Soccer


Nomvethe recalled to score goals for Bafana
PRETORIA: Premier Soccer League (PSL) and Moroka Swallows veteran striker, Siyabonga "Bhele" Nomvethe, 35, has been included in the Bafana Bafana team to face Ethiopia on the 2014 World Cup qualifier. Read more >>

Theatre


Afrikaans festival of best sellers
[Daniel Dercksen] There's a sensational explosion of five most popular Afrikaans productions, which sold out at the Woordfees at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio and Klein Libertas Teater in Stellenbosch, during the next week, featuring some of the blue-bloods of Afrikaans theatre and some up-and-coming stars. Read more >>

How sweet the sound of Kat and the Kings
[Eugene Yiga] Kat and the Kings, the hit musical by David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen, has come home to District Six. Produced by Eric Abraham, the show began previewing at Cape Town's Fugard Theatre earlier this month and will run until 31 July, 2012. Judging by the sold-out performances and nightly standing ovations, you'd better act fast if you want to see it too. Read more >>


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