This is the last week of July. 7 months (almost) down, 5 more to go. It’s absolutely insane how quick the year is just flying by. How do you feel? Are you stressed? Feeling some burnout? Are you happy?
Don’t forget to take a breather should you need to. Good thing is that there’s quite a number of activities coming up this week which would be perfect for just some time to yourself. I’m talking about music performances, wine festivals, jewellery making (which looks super interesting too)
Dreamgirls – 01-03 August. |Sand du Plessis Theatre
When I think of Dreamgirls, I instantly think Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson. If you’re not familiar with the story of Dreamgirls it is the story of three black singers – Deena, Lorrell, and Effie who began as a group called the Dreamettes. They start as three talented, close friends and gradually sharpen their act and rename themselves “The Dreams”. Little do they know of the hard, competitive world of show business.
Good thing for you, the production isn’t just One Day Only 😉
Free State Wine Festival – 02-03 August | Ilanga Estate
Did someone say wine? Bloem wine lovers should make it a date night for an evening of great wine tastings. Connect with winemakers or their marketing representatives while tasting an array of more than 200 of South Africa’s best wines. Early bird tickets end SOON! So get your tickets NOW!
Downtown Sundown – 03 August | Big Massive
Have you ever seen Bloemfontein from a vantage point other than Naval Hill?
DOWNTOWN’s only SUNDOWNER EXPERIENCE at the BIG MASSIVE. Join us for the sunset and watch the city light up beneath your feet. The only way to start a Saturday Night. Live music to put you in the mood, food and beverages to bring you joy.
Drinks and food will be available OR Bring your own drinks (R100.00 per coolerbox).
The Natural Hair Affair (NHA) is an event hosted by Glolooks, a natural hair company in the Free State.
More and more women are deciding to embrace their natural hair. Reasons for this vary from women to women. But the one word that keeps popping up is IDENTITY.
The NHA is basically a platform for different women, from various walks of life, to share their natural hair journeys. And for natural hair experts to share knowledge and advice on what works and does not work for our natural hair.
Above all, it serves as platform to celebrate and embrace your NATURAL SELF without any shame or judgement, with like-minded queens.
Resin jewellery and silicone mould making – 03 August | Waverly, Bloemfontein
I could spend hours watching how people create beautiful pieces with resin. I’ve watched people create jewellery and furniture. Heck, even guitars! Now is your chance to also create something that’s unique. Book your tickets NOW on 0797009543
Next thing you know, Game and Makro will have already started with putting out their Christmas decorations and Christmas music will be playing.
Nonetheless, don’t think about the Christmas gifts now, think about the week ahead.
Marketing & Branding for Mompreneurs || 17 July @ Creative Coffee Bean – 09:00 – 15:00
A workshop for Mompreneurs to make sense of marketing and branding and find the freedom you seek from your business.
Who is this workshop for?
Do you want to start your own business but don’t know where to start? DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS!
Do you have your own business but struggle to make sense of your branding and marketing? THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT!
Do you struggle to juggle between family, your business and your sanity? FIND A BETTER WAY TO DO IT.
For more information, contact Marlize at 082 859 0273 or email email@example.com
Reizis Square Nite Market || 19 July @ Reizis Square – From 17:00
Reizis Square is a nice little place when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle from the city. Think of it as a Pretty Gardens, but not Pretty Gardens. I’ve been there before on and I like the vibe there. Trust this event on Friday to have some really good food and good music. A perfect event to end off the week.
Fly Me To The Moon – Moon Landing || 20 July @ Boyden Observatory and Naval Hill Planetarium – 19:00 – 20:00
The moon is our nearest neighbor and the only other celestial body we`ve set foot on. Its orbit around the Earth has a big influence on the planet and it dominates our night sky. The six manned missions to the moon have left more than just footprints, and are still contributing to science today. Show includes recent moon landings.
The UnManagement Workhop hosted by GigCulture invites industry practitioners to share and engage. The workshops happen every Tuesday for 6 weeks so don’t stress if you miss one or two workshops.
After the workshop the evenings end off with some light humour courtesy of The Iy Lounge Comedy Club.
Tuesdays will never be the same again…
Song Writers Evening – 22 June @ 18:00 |Gallery House
An intimate evening of original music with various new /experienced musicians/songwriters. Tickers are R80pp, and pre bookings are required. Bring some snacks and drinks should you feel a big peckish whilst unleashing the inner songbird in you ;). Do bring a jacket should you get cold, though there will be a fire going for you at the event.
Georgetown LIVE – 18 June @ 20:00 | Chicago Lounge and Bar
Enjoy live music with Chicago Lounge & Bar and Georgetown. Georgetown is a multi-instrumental Bluebilly Folk Pop band from Pretoria. A captivating hybrid of the classics and unique local influences. Tickets are R20 at the door and the show starts at 20:00. Make sure you don’t miss out on this incredible musical experience.
Joseph Clark’s Queen Show took place at Innie Skuur! It was well attended with sold out tickets. He was joined by his lead guitarist, Axe Lourens.The duo created a memorable evening of pure rock. His pure talent left many mesmorised as always and chanting “We Will Rock You”. It was a fun way to rock it out during the week for those needing to let their hair down.
THURSDAY 6THJUNE 2019
Leadership Summit 2019 (Thursday and Friday)
This Leadership Summit 2019 was new to Bloemfontein. The summit was created by top leaders and coaches from central South Africa for leaders, decision-makers and change-makers. This 2-day summit consisted of 6 workshops that were facilitated by industry professionals, a networking function and a 2020 forward-focus session. Various topics were tackled focusing mainly on key topics such as; teamwork, finances and leadership.
First Thursdays @TOV
What a great experience of good art and music. Artists in Bloemfontein really know how to collaborate and put on a good show. Attendees had a fantastic night where they could appreciating art and live music all at once.
SATURDAY – 8thJune 2019
Property Investment seminar
This seminar aims to teach people how to become financially free by investing in property.Prosperity Enterprises will be at Anta Boga Boutique Hotel in Bloemfontein this morning from 8am. Those who attend can expect to be taught a tried and tested model when investing in property through the intensive course on how to create your own property portfolio.The 5 hour seminar will equip people to create wealth through property.
De Oude Kraal Wildskosfees
This year De Oude Kraal is celebrating their 20th De Oude Kraal Wildskosfees. Wine stalls and different venison stalls can be expected. In addition, they have brought in some additional stalls such as a fish stall, Greek stall as well as a lamb stall.Head there to be a part of the celebration. There is still time!
FSSO Symphony Concert
There’s an FSSO Symphony Concert taking place today at the Odeion theatre on the UFS campus. The concert will be taking place in the evening and is proudly brought to you by #MEDICS4MUSIC. Classical music lovers make your way.
Married but not to each other
The incredibly funny husband and wife, Ndumiso Lindi & Tumi Morake will be in town and they are bringing their hilarious “Married…But Not to Each Other” stand-up comedy show. The show is about life, love, relationships and their ups and downs. Married or single you are bound to howl with laugher.
SUNDAY – 9thJune 2019
Ivy Live Sundays
There is something for everyone in Bloemfontein. For travelers looking for a soulful Sunday experience, Ivy Live Sundays provides just that. Head there to experience a combination of art and entertainment from the city’s “must hear” musicians.