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Zakifo Music Festival

Zakifo Music Festival

26 to 28 May, Blue Lagoon Beach, Durban

Third year, new venue, one of the most varied global music line-ups you'll ever see. Zakifo 2017 features more than 30 musicians from ten countries. Among them are Damian Marley, son of that reggae legend, British urban punks Nova Twins, acclaimed Tuareg guitarist Bombino from Niger and local icons like Ray Phiri.
  Against the backdrop of blue waves there will be huge stages, a cultural area, food carts and stalls, craft beer bars, local traders and interactive installation art exhibitions.
  More info on the Zafiko site.

Cowhouse Night Market

Cowhouse Night Market

27 May, Pretoria

Time again for handcrafted products, artisanal food and unique drinks at the popular open-air market. Fitness freaks can enjoy 2-kilometre The Brannas Run, where entrants receive three Brannas Draughts - one at the start, the second at the halfway mark and the last at the finishing line. The entry fee is R80 per person.
  Kids are catered for with pony rides, jumping castles, the famous duck race, candy hunt and a bike park.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Until middle June, Johannesburg

The critically acclaimed musical, based on the Oscar-winning film, makes its South African debut. 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.