’Tis the season to add some festive flair to November …
Picture choosing Christmas decorations and gifts atop majestic Westcliff Ridge. You can do just that at the gorgeous Glenshiel Christmas Fair. More than 70 small-business owners will offer a host of spoils like crafted bags, jewellery, cosmetics and tasty treats. All profits go to St John South Africa. Glenshiel, 19 Woolston Road, Westcliff. Until November 3 (preview evening on Oct 31). From R75. Details: glenshiel.org.za
American modernist author and poet, Gertrude Stein (whose friendship group included Hemingway and Picasso!), had an extraordinary relationship with her lifelong partner Alice B. Toklas. Explore how they inspired each other and their ups and downs in the evocative play, Gertrude Stein and a Companion. Auto & General Theatre on the Square. Until November 16. R100.
A poor country boy. Magic beans. An enormous beanstalk. These are just three of the essential ingredients to the giant of a pantomime, Jack and The Beanstalk which is sure to wow on the Joburg stage. The unfriendly giant and his evil henchman, the good fairy and the enchanted hen that lays the golden eggs all play a role in bringing to life this story where good is set against evil. It’s packed with a hefty dose of wit and charm along with the magic of the story. A great outing for the whole family. The Mandela at Joburg Theatre. Until December 22. From R225. Details: joburgtheatre.com
Four hands. One piano cabaret act. And more than a million YouTube hits. We’re in for one helluva sensational evening when British piano musical comedy duo, Steven Worbey and Kevin Farrell, bring their new show, Rhapsody, to the stage. They’ll use their instrument in unconventional ways to mimic the sound of a full symphony orchestra. Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre. Until November 17. From R100. Details: online.computicket.com
The festive season is here and we’ve found a wonderful way to have a jolly good time. How does sipping some of the best wines, bubbles and spirits sound? This is exactly what the PnP Festive Season Wine Evening entails. Go on, grab your group of mates and make it a date. PnP Good Food Studio, Sandton. From 5.30pm. R180. Details: webtickets.co.za
Art fans … this one has your name all over it, and it’s sure to impress. In celebration of the diversity of southern African contemporary art, carefully selected works by 60 renowned, as well as emerging, artists will be exhibited at SEED-1. If you’re really taken by a piece, you can bid for it at the auction. Villa Arcadia in Parktown. Until November 17 with the auction on November 19. Free.
When a rock ’n roll band teams up with the magical voices of a choir, what do you have? A musical feast! So we really don’t want to miss a performance by The Parlotones and The National Youth Choir. Aptly titled
Choraltones, the band will take us on a musical journey of their hits, re-imagined with larger than life sounds. Expect to see Majozi and Bard. Teatro at Montecasino. From 8pm. From R180. Details: tsogosun.computicket.com