• 5 things to do this weekend: 24 – 28 March 2016

    • The Kalahari Scientist returns to the Rand Show. Image credit: The Rand Show
    • Visit the Rand Show this weekend for live robot wars! Image credit: The Rand Show
    Date:24 March 2016 Author: Nikky Knijf Tags:, , , , , , , ,

    Whether you’re staying home this weekend, or travelling to another city, here are some suggestions for things to do!

    Johannesburg: The Rand Show

    If you happen to find yourself in Gauteng over the next week, make sure you head out to the Rand Show. Visitors can expect an array of entertainment to suit all interests. The science and technology hall showcases a variety of science and tech exhibitors, plus live science shows for the whole family. The live acts include Nutty Scientists, the Kalahari Scientist and even a showcase of robot wars. The home and living hall features home DIY exhibitors and live workshops, while the South African National Defence Force arena will entertain visitors with live demonstrations. So head down to the Exhibition Centre at Nasrec for a fun-filled day of shopping, food and entertainment.

    Date: 25 March – 3 April
    Ticket prices
    Adults: R150.00 per person
    Pensioners over 65: years R50.00 per person
    Children 13 – 16 years: R50.00 per person
    Children 6 – 12 years: R20.00 per person
    Children Under 6 years: No charge

    For more information:
    Visit the Rand Show website, here.

    Robertson: Hands-on Harvest

    This is the last weekend of the Robertson Wine Valley’s Hands-on Harvest. Every year wineries in the valley team together for a host of wine tastings and events. Wine tasting, olive tours, markets, food stalls and more can be expected, alongside a host of activities that are open year round. Click here for a full program of events, or visit the website by clicking the link below.

    Dates: Until 27 March

    For more information:
    Visit the Hands-on website, here.

    Pietermaritzburg: Dunrobin Easter Market

    The Dunrobin Easter Market is the place to be in Pietermaritzburg this evening, for local craft and food. The market focuses heavily on supporting locally produced products, and promises quality craft stalls with jewellery, clothing, décor and lots more all from local artists.

    Date: Thursday, 24 March from 18:00 to 21:00.

    For more information:
    Visit the event on Facebook, here.

    Cape Town: City Bowl Market

    Miss the traffic and head to 14 Hope Street for the City Bowl Market for dinner or groceries! Here are some of the home-made foods available: Biltong, crepes, Cyprian food, deli burgers, Dim Sum, Egyptian fish, French Caribbean, Indian, Mexican, pork dishes, Sushi, Spanish, Steak and Thai, as well as a variety of desserts. For shoppers looking for non-food items, there are also stalls selling clothing and accessories.

    Date: Every Thursday

    For more information:
    Visit the website, here.

    Johannesburg: Body Worlds Vital

    After a hugely successful predecessor show called The Cycle of Life, Body Worlds brings an entire new show to South Africa. Body Worlds Vital tells the story of how lifestyle choices affect physical health, and is a visual illustration of what happens when humans are struck down by illness or medical conditions. The exhibition show more than 180 anatomical specimens of real human bodies, and endeavours to show the sophistication and fragility of our bodies.

    Head over to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown until 19 June to see the human body like never before!

    BODY WORLDS Vital is open 7 days a week
    9am – 6pm*

    Johannesburg (1 March – 19 June 2016)
    Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
    Corner of Miriam Makeba St & Helen Joseph St
    Newtown, Johannesburg, 2107

    Cape Town (9 August – 23 October 2016)
    V&A Waterfront
    Dock Road, Cape Town, 8001

    Date: daily, until 19 June.

    Tickets: Between R100 and R160. Tickets are available at Webtickets, here.

    For more information:
    For more information visit the website, here.

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