Nelson Mandela Bay is abuzz with activities this weekend. The Herald gives you a round-up of some of the action:
SMILE FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
PORT Elizabeth comedian Roland Gaspar is heading Humour With a Heart at the Amphitheatre at the Boardwalk to raise funds for the Smile Foundation, along with other acts, on Friday night, July 29. Niqui Cloete-Barrass and Annaline Stiglingh will perform comedy cabaret from their show The Midlife Chronicles. Tickets R100 per person at Computicket and doors open 7.30pm. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL BLACK PARTY
NEW Asia Lounge in North End is the venue for an All Black party on Friday, July 29 featuring Soul Candi and DJ Franky. Sham de Funk, Eazy E, Dexter K, DJ Spectrum, Clint, APO, Eclipse, Chad Julies, Meshin and GBoy will be the support DJS. Doors open at 8pm for the smart-casual evening, promoted by Olmeca Tequila. Tickets are R80 at the door before 10pm and booths R500. Inquiries: Dexter Kannemeyer, 076-937-0933.
VISION4 WOMEN WITH NOSI LAUNCH
THE second season of Port Elizabeth businesswoman Nosi Ncoyo’s Bay TV talk show, Vision 4 Women with Nosi, launches tonight with an event at the Protea Hotel Marine Drive. Tickets for the launch are R250, and the cocktail event is from 6.30 to 10pm. In celebration of Women’s month Emambozana Studios also is hosting a breakfast on August 7, also at the Protea Hotel Marine Drive with the singing group The Soil. Inquiries: Pholile, 079-955-9843.
THE Herald Comedy Series hosts the Goliath Comedy Club on Saturday, July 30 at 7pm at the Opera House in Central with Jason Goliath, Prins, Loyiso Madinga, Nicholas Goliath and Richelieu Beaunoir. Tickets cost R160, on sale at the Herald Office, 19 Baakens Street, or www.quicket.co.za Inquiries: Berna Walters, (041) 504-7119.
JEFFREYS BAY CRAFT MARKET
HOME-MADE merchandise and craft work will be on display and for sale at the Jeffreys Bay Tecoma Craft Market tomorrow, Saturday, July 30, from 9am, at the market on the corner of Da Gama Road and Tecoma Street. Inquiries: Neil Skinner, (042) 296-2791.
ANIMAL WELFARE SCOTTIE DOG WALK
THE Animal Welfare Society of Port Elizabeth hosts a Scottie dog walk on Sunday July 31 at Victoria Park in Walmer from 8.45am for 9am. Food and blanket donations are welcome and money donations will be in aid of Scottish Terrier SA. Inquiries: Melissa, 084-282-9042 or email@example.com
COS PLAY AT CON.ECT
THE Con.ect event aimed at bringing together gamers, cosplayers and fandom lovers starts on Saturday July 30 at 10am and runs until Sunday July 31 at the NMMU Vodacom Indoor Sport Centre, South Campus. Tickets can be booked online at webtickets.co.za, at R50 for Saturday and Sunday pass separately and R80 for a weekend pass. Limited tickets available at the door. Inquiries: Janelle Vermaak, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST VINCENT Catholic church is a having a golden oldies event with DJ Manozay tonight, July 29, at the West End community hall from 8pm. Admission is R40. Inquiries: Lynette Prince, 084-946-2910.
WINTER WARMER FOOD MARKET
THE Emmanuel Church in Macon Road, Lorraine, is having a “winter warmer” food market this afternoon, July 29 from 5.30pm. It will be selling curries, soups and potjies accompanied by a live band. Inquiries: Kalay Naidoo, 082-748-4537.
TABLE OF HOPE MEMORIAL LECTURE
THE first Nelson Mandela Bay Table of Hope event and memorial lecture is today, July 29, at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium. The lecture by University of Fort Hare Vice chancellor Prof Mvuyo Tom starts at 3pm with the Table of Hope cultural programme starting at 6.30pm. Inquiries: Merica Oliphant, 083-397-5438.
AFRIKAANS GOES POP
PORT Elizabeth’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s concert series, Draadloos, is on tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm, July 29 July 30, with a matinee at 2pm tomorrow SAT at the Savoy Theatre, on the corner of Diaz and Stirk roads. The concerts will feature classic Afrikaans hits, ranging from artists like Ge Korsten to Karen Zoid and more. Tickets are R80 or R70 per person for bookings of eight or more and R60 for the Saturday matinee. Inquiries: Rose Cowpar, 072-906-1977.
MEDITATION FOR CHILDREN
JOIN the Brahma Kumaris organisation for an afternoon of spirituality and games for children at 8 Dan Pienaar Street, Glendinningvale from 2.30pm tomorrow, Saturday July 30. Children aged between 7 and 11 will explore different values and have a meditation. Inquiries: Gita Loosz, 082-710-0175.
ART IN THE PARK
ART in the Park invites the public to join in for a day out with food, collectibles, arts and craft at St George’s Park from 9am until 2pm on Sunday, July 31. Inquiries: Maureen Oliver, 072-245-4926.