Jazz icons, markets and music around Durban

Madala Kunene is among the stars playing at the one-day eThekwini Jazz Jam tomorrow at the MSC Nelson Mandela Durban Cruise Terminal at the Point.

Madala Kunene is among the stars playing at the one-day eThekwini Jazz Jam tomorrow at the MSC Nelson Mandela Durban Cruise Terminal at the Point.

Published Jul 6, 2024



Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market: (today) Spend time with family (pets included) and friends outdoors. Calamity Jam will be on the main stage from 10am to 1pm. Traders sell everything from fresh produce and deli food to arts and crafts. Walk the short nature trail or have an adventure on the zipline. Open rain or shine, and wheelchair accessible. Every Saturday 7am to 1pm.

Musgrave Market: (today) Head to Berea Park for food, music, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, confectionery, baked goods, books, toys, plants and second-hand items. From 9am to 2pm.

Glenwood Street Market: (today) Community market with organic fruit and veg, sourdough loaves, sauces and pickles, books, records, movies, coffee, cakes and so on. 106 Bulwer Road, 8am to 2pm. WhatsApp 061 663 9430.

Buzz Market: (today) Community market for organic vegetables, funky clothing, decadent treats, boerie rolls, Indian delights and home-made sauces, decor, jewellery, second-hand books and coffee. 38 Pitlochry Road, Westville, 9am to 2pm.

Ballito Farmers Market: (today and tomorrow) More than 150 traders offer fresh farm produce, cut flowers and a nursery, retail, fashion, kids’ entertainment, art, hobbies, crafted goods and lifestyle products. R103 at Umhlali. 7am to 2pm.

Harlequins Flea Market: (today) Every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, with stalls selling pre-loved items, crafts, food and more. New vendors welcome. WhatsApp 083 595 7033 or email [email protected]

Rotary Uvongo Flea Market: (today and tomorrow) Crafts, toys, beadwork, wire work, clothing and food every Saturday from 8.30am to 1pm and Sunday 9am to 2pm, opposite Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds. Call 082 829 0059.

Golden Hours Market: (tomorrow) Family-friendly market at Golden Hours School, 10am to 2pm. Live music and food stalls. Call 083 262 3693.

Macnut Farm, Assagay: (tomorrow) Fresh produce market for locals to buy and sell home-grown produce, 11am to 2pm. Sunday lunch, drinks and bar. Call 031 765 2572 or 074 603 0000.

uMhlanga Farmers Market: Autumn Drive, Prestondale, every Wednesday from 8am to noon. Call Ethel at 060 303 3957.

Windermere Antique Fair: (today) Awesome antiques and collectables including porcelain, silver, linen, books, records, vintage clothing, toys, crystal and jewellery. From 8.30am to 2pm on the lower level of Windermere Centre, Morningside. Contact Helen Clementz at 084 241 0241.

iThemba Shop of Hope, Musgrave Methodist Church: (today) from 8.30am-11.30am an ongoing fund raiser for church projects, open for one Saturday a month and on special church occasions. Large range of quality pre-worn clothing and accessories, jewellery, décor items, art, collectables, fine china and trinkets. Church tea garden will be open and a Denis Hurley Centre Street Lit book vendor will sell quality second-hand books. Info from Pam 082 041 7168.

I heart Market: (today) Northlands Primary School, Durban North, 9am-2pm. Celebrate creativity with exclusive, premium goods crafted by passionate individuals across various disciplines and delicious array of artisanal food. Dedicated play area and a pram park, open all weather. [email protected]


Playhouse Opera: The Young Performers Project (YPP) 2024 presents Dream On, A Poppins Tale of Joseph, until July 14. YPP has a cast of 170 children from 5-19, from more than 50 schools in KZN in this specially-created jukebox musical of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat favourites, numbers from Les Mis and tunes by Elvis, the Beatles, the Bangles, Ben Rector and others. Tickets, through Webtickets: R150-R225, pensioners R150 (all seats), previews and schools R90.

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, UKZN: (ends tomorrow) KickstArt Theatre’s The Emperor’s New Clothes is a vibrant adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale and promises laughter, magic and memorable moments for audiences of all ages. Bookings at Webtickets; show time details from www.kickstarttheatre.co.za


Music Revival: (tomorrow) Christopher Duigan’s fiery and intense winter programme; Preludes and Fugues by JS Bach from The Well Tempered Clavier, Beethoven's stormy Tempest' Sonata, Brahms ‒ Intermezzo Op 118 and a selection from Chopin’s 12 Etudes Op 10 at 3pm at All Souls Anglican Church in Sheffield Beach Road, Umhlali/Salt Rock. Tickets: R150 includes tea/coffee and other refreshments at interval. Book via WhatsApp 083 417 4473 or [email protected]

Rhumbelow Theatre Durban: (today and tomorrow)The British Invasion with Barry Thomson & The Reals ‒ Dawn Selby, Andy Turrell, Mali Sewell and guest guitarist Shaun Dragt. A repertoire of hit songs from the 60s to the 90s, including The Beatles (I Saw Her Standing There), The Animals (We Gotta Get Out Of This Place), The Who (Baba O’Riley), Rolling Stones (Start Me Up), Led Zeppelin (Rock And Roll), Oasis (Wonderwall) and more. Today at 7.30pm, tomorrow at 2pm. Tickets R200 from 082 499 8636 or [email protected] or Webtickets.

eThekwini Jazz Jam: (tomorrow) One-day eThekwini Jazz Jam at the MSC Nelson Mandela Durban Cruise Terminal at Durban’s Point. Jazz-inspired fusion music featuring Durban’s own soul and blues guitarist “Bafo” Dr Madala Kunene, R&B and Afro-soul singer Zonke Dikana, actor, singer, dancer, songwriter Tubatsi Mpho Moloi and Mnqobi Yazo’s traditional Zulu music with a modern twist. General R400, VIP R750. Early bird tickets available on TicketPro.

Rhumbelow Theatre, Northlands Bowling Club: Durban City Orchestra presents a Concerto Festival on Sunday, July 28 at 3pm. One movement will be played from three different concertos: the first movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto; the second movement of Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto and the third movement of Weber’s Clarinet Concerto. Tickets: R200, R180 for pensioners and students. Bookings from 082 499 8636 or [email protected] or Webtickets.

Rhumbelow Theatre, Northlands Bowling Club: Kerry Hiles, Rob Thompson and Kristo Zondagh combine talents in their touring trio, Misery Loves Company. Friday, July 12, 7.30pm: My Story with the Blues; Saturday July 13, 7.30pm: Jou Ma se Platespeler; Sunday July 14. 6.30pm: American Sweethearts. R180, R160 for members; R480 for all three (email [email protected] for Festival Pass). Bookings from 082 499 8636 or [email protected] or Webtickets. The trio will be at Durban Rhumbelow Durban from July 18-20.


Rhumbelow Theatre Film Club: July to December membership subs are open to join the Rhumbelow film lovers regular get together. Enjoy an old-fashioned movie night out with friends, with a drink in your hand and affordable snacks (other than popcorn). Cell 082 499 8636 or email [email protected]


Amblers Hiking Club: (tomorrow) At 12.30pm tomorrow, meet at Kloof Gorge main car park for an early start time for an interesting hike to the valley or the survey beacon. Contact David at 072 615 0559. Wednesdays at 8am at Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park for relaxed hikes for all levels of fitness. WhatsApp Mandy at 083 235 6123. This weekend: away hike.

Recycles Group: Meet at 9am on Tuesdays at the Mini Town car park on North Beach for a casual promenade cycle. Contact Ian at 083 675 2125.

Mountain Biking Rides: Saturdays at 6am, meet at Dura Cycles, Uvongo. Call 039 315 7359.


Durban Exhibition Centre: (ends tomorrow) East Coast Radio House + Garden Show 2024. For more information, visit www.housegardenshow.co.za, Instagram and Facebook @housegardenshow.

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