Aweh! Find out what’s popping in Durban this weekend

Aweh! Find out what’s popping in Durban this weekend

THIS weekend, there is plenty of fun to be had in Durban. A star-studded comedy line-up, headlined by comedy icon Marc Lottering, will have you in stitches, while a Christmas in July fundraiser serves delicious meals and community engagement, and a honey festival that offers some sweet deals and is sure to have you buzzing!

Here’s a list of fun events happening this weekend in Durbs and surrounds.

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Friday, July 29

Get ready for a bright fundraiser in Durban North

Inviting you to the Bright Eyes Christmas in July event are Zoe-Grace Aylett, Kim Jackson, volunteer, Carron Strachan, Bright Eyes co-founder, and Mason Aylett. Photo: Submitted

Bright Eyes Foundation, a non-profit organisation that provides care, education, and support for visually impaired children and their caregivers in Durban, is hosting its first Christmas in July event at the end of the month.

The event takes place on July 29 at 10 Stiebel Place from 16:00.

“The funds raised will go directly towards running our various projects. We run seven programmes between two staff and a team of volunteers,” said Cathryn Aylett, project co-ordinator of the foundation.

The seven programmes are Bright Eyes ECD, Bheka Eye Screenings, Munchies Kitchen, Matriach, Paediatric Support, Abagility Maths Club and Independent Beauty.

“Although we are based in Musgrave, we chose Durban North as a venue due to the growth of our donor and support base,” she added. Bright Eyes volunteers comprise a group of women who have an immense passion for what the organisation does.

The event is an opportunity, not only to fundraise for Bright Eyes but for supporters and donors to meet the team and see the amazing work they do.

Tickets cost R250 each or R2 500 for a table of ten. The ticket includes a delicious Christmas-themed dinner.

Limited tickets are being sold to allow for space and comfort.

To book, call 078 059 3870 or email [email protected] There will also be lucky draw prizes on the night.

A winter clothing-store pop-up

Join Coco & Salt and friends for their winter pop-up at Suburban Cafe, located at 9 Ennisdale Drive in Durban North. The pop-up is being held at the location from July 26 until July 29. On Wednesday and Thursday, the pop-up will be open from 09:00 until 16:00, and on Friday, the pop-up will be open from 09:00 until 14:00.

Coco & Salt has become known for its curated collection of premium, vibrant and lightweight prints that embody freedom, luxury and adventure. The distinctive designs, limited ranges, and exclusive stockists ensure that each and every Coco & Salt piece is a unique addition to your wardrobe.

Extra rooftop parking is available adjacent to the venue in Kensington square.

Join Coco & Salt & friends for their winter pop-up at Suburban Cafe, located at 9 Ennisdale Drive in Durban North. Photo: Submitted

Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30

Marc Lottering makes a comeback in Durban

The show will take place at 20:00 on July 29 and July 30 at The Bat Centre. Tickets are R150 each via webtickets.co.za
Photo: Submitted

Multi-award-winning comedian Marc Lottering will make his return to Durban this month.

Lottering is the main attraction in a line-up of acts being brought together by Laughing Stock Comedy at the Bat Centre.

The show will be hosted by gifted comedian and MC Kelvin Stoffels, and will feature Durban-born comedian Richelieu B.

Come and witness comedy and larger-than-life personalities on July 29 and July 30 at The Bat Centre. Tickets are R150 each via webtickets.co.za

Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31

Shongweni hosts annual koi show

The event offers the general public an opportunity to speak and learn from koi dealers, experts, and keepers from across the province, who will be able to offer advice and assistance to anyone interested in this fascinating hobby. Photo: Submitted

This year’s Absolute Asphalt SA National Koi Show, hosted by the South African Koi Keepers Society (SAKKS), takes place at the Shongweni Club on Saturday, July 30 (08:00 to 17:00) and Sunday, July 31 (09:00 to 15:00).

The event offers the general public an opportunity to speak and learn from koi dealers, experts, and keepers from across the province, who will be able to offer advice and assistance to anyone interested in this fascinating hobby. The Shongweni Club is situated on the corner of Cliffdale Road and Kassier Road.

Sunday, July 31

Don’t miss out on Honey Festival this weekend

There will be a number of activities on the day, including honey tasting, cooking demonstrations, bee talks for the whole family, as well as a number of local honey and honey products. Photo: Stock Image

The third KZN Honey Festival will take place at the Royal Agricultural Show Grounds in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, July 31 from 09:00 to 15:00.

There will be a number of activities on the day, including honey tasting, cooking demonstrations, bee talks for the whole family, as well as a number of local honey and honey products.

The event is hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Bee Farmers Association.

The association aims to promote public awareness of bees and beekeeping and to build networks within the honey and beekeeping industry, with a strong emphasis on the importance of supporting local beekeepers in South Africa.

Entrance costs R30 for adults, R15 for children U12, and for children U5, entrance is free. All proceeds go to the KZN Bee Farmers Association and will be used towards developing and sustaining beekeeping in KwaZulu-Natal.

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