September hot dates

01 September – Pecanwood Estate is proud to present award-winning band, The Parlotones, at the Village Green. Look forward to a day filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family with kids rides and activities. Choose from a variety of food and drinks stalls to keep you going throughout the day. Strap on your helmet, because there will also be a cycling event on the day. We’ll also be celebrating National Golf Day with an exciting event so book your tee off time in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets: available at the gates on the day (if not sold out yet) kids R50, adults R175. Details

01 September Stomp 2019, an international smash hit that has captivated audiences in London, Paris, Las Vegas and New York by making music with brooms, matchboxes, hands and feet, poles, chairs, sinks, basketballs, newspapers and more! The performance captures beauty and music in the mundane by using the junk and clutter of urban life to create rhythm and wonder. This highly acclaimed performance will take you on a journey through sound where rhythm is the language. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this world class act at Montecasino Theatro, tickets R150 – R400 pp. Details

05 SeptemberKeel Vol. The combination of Dirk Havenga, the new music teacher in the town of Bloemendal, and Mariette Labuschagne who works in the local bookshop but has been dreaming about a career on stage for her entire life could either be a recipe for disaster or it could be the best thing that has ever happened to either of them. Germandt Geldenhuys (better known as Louis Koster in the popular kykNet-soap Binnelanders) and Je-ani Swiegelaar (better known as Sr Naomi Ferreira in Binnelanders) can be seen on stage together, for the very first time, in this bittersweet comedy. This production promises to touch the audiences’ hearts, minds, funny bones and tear ducts. Come and be a part of this unique theatre experience where storytelling, music, voices and dreams are weaved together in a glorious tapestry. Tickets R160 – R180 Details:

06 September Moedertaal After the great success of “Die Naaimasjien” and “Oskar en die Pienk Tannie”, the brilliant Sandra Prinsloo returns to the stage with the third One-Woman show “Moedertaal”, the story of a woman’s life. Nellie is on the breach with her memories and shares the story of her life filled with love, humor and tears. Written and produced by Nico Scheepers. Tickets R180. Details

07 September32 nd Annual Lavender Festival Botanical pairing & lecture – Come and see the lovely lavender and attend a lecture on how to combine herbs and edible flowers and pair it with your food and beverages. Held at 12:00 at the Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre lecture hall in De Wildt. Teas and lunches served at the restaurant until 15:00. Price R120. Bookings by sms or email, Tel: 012 504 2121 (mornings) or 071 161 6441 or email Details

07 September – The Hartbeespoort Marathon Club is excited to present the inaugural Om Die Dam 5/10km within the Hartbeespoort town. Medals will be awarded to all finishers. We look forward to growing this local event amongst the residents and visitors to our beautiful town. Details: Werner 079 492 9338

13 – 15 September – Calling all foodies, home cooks, aspiring chefs, pastry artists and culinary gurus! Appetite Fest is a family-friendly food event that will be cooking up a storm at Time Square’s Sun Arena this September. Bring your friends, round up the kids and get ready for a culinary festival that explores the diverse tastes and flavours of the Rainbow Nation. Fans and foodies will be treated to appearances by all three MasterChef Australia judges – Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris as well as guest chef Shannon Bennet and 2018 Winner Sashi Cheliah. So, put on those oven mitts, haul out the spatulas and get ready to cook/bake/eat at Appetite Fest.

13 September – Following the incredible success of Shine 2018, Born To Perform are excited to announce the show will be re-staged for four performances only. Founded in 2015 as a platform to give young performers opportunities and experiences in the arts, whilst allowing self-development and personal growth through the love and passion for music. In 2018 they played to sold-out audiences at The Lyric at Gold Reef City and are excited to announce their new collaboration with Montecasino for 2019’s show, with some tweaks and exciting new surprises, taking the show to the next level. There’s nothing quite like witnessing the energy of 450 passionate young performers on stage, alongside celebrity appearances by The Voice SA Winner Craig Lucas and The Voice SA Finalist Thembeka Mnguni. This is nothing short of a celebration! From aged 8 – 80, this is ideal family entertainment like no other! This isn’t just a show, it’s a movement! On at Montecasino Theatro Tickets: R162 – R360 per person. Details

23 September – Is your culinary creativity still captured in its winter hibernation? Does your mouth water at the thought of a funky dish to kick off the new season? In Lentekombuis, Nataniël shows you how to prepare quick and quirky food that will make your guests queue at your front door for more! During these unique “cooking and chatting” events, he literally stands on stage and demonstrates simple, yet delicious dishes, while he constantly chatters spontaneously in his trademark hilarious manner. The recipes from the particular evening’s demonstrations are available in the foyer after the show, and thereafter also on the website. Tickets R200 Details

26 September – Broadway’s smash hit musical, Rock of Ages, is set to rock the Teatro at Montecasino for the first time! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Rock Of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Featuring 28 nostalgic rock anthems including the music of Bon Jovi, Journey, Twisted Sister, Poison, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, and many other great rock bands – this musical truly is larger than life! Rock of Ages is a seriously mindless, ridiculously enjoyable glamour-rock musical that is not to be missed! Tickets: R150 – R350 per person. Details