Week Ahead

May your week be exciting and filled with joy and laughter!

Michael Cassidy’s Book Launch | 16 Oct, 18:00 @ House of Bread

Join the book launch of Michael Cassidy’s memoirs “Footprints in the African sands: My life and times. “This is a remarkable story of a man that took many faith initiatives that helped South Africa achieve its peaceful transition and first democratic election in 1994.

Opening of the New Breed Art Competition | 17 Oct. 19:00 @ Oliewenhuis Art Museum

The Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition aims to celebrate a new breed of artist and showcase exceptional contemporary Free State art. The winning artworks and a selection of entries will be on show.

Pure Adventures Trail Series | 18 Oct, 18:00 @ Wild Olive Estate

Come join the next Pure Adventures Trail Run – Wild Olive – Bloemfontein Presented By Wild Olive Estate Bloemfontein. Charity – TBC

Registration: 5:00PM. Race Start: 6:00PM. Entry Fees: 5km- R60 10km – R90 Donation Included In Race Entry Fee. Conservancy Fee Included In Race Entry Fee. DON’T FORGET YOUR HEADLAMP.

80’s ReWine | 19 Oct, 12:00 @ Be Human – Middelwater

Relive the 80’s with a day full of music and WINE. Be Human – Middelwater Farm is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 80’s ReWine on Saturday, 19th October 2019.

Entertainment by Cezanne, Francois Bouwer, Drywater, Cloud 9 and Rushour. General admission costs R270 per person which includes a wine glass on arrival, 20 tastings and the live shows. Entrance for children under the age of 18 is R100 per child. General admission and children’s tickets are available from @Computicket. (https://tickets.computicket.com/event/80s_rewine/7104786) Limited VIP tickets are available from Marica at 082 859 7801. VIP tickets are priced at R450 per person (minimum of 10 tickets to be bought, thus R4500 in total). This includes a wine glass on arrival, 20 tastings, reserved seating, the live shows, a dedicated barman and corporate branding rights for two banners.

Remember to dress the part as there will be prizes up for grabs. Judging takes place at 16h30. General admission tickets must remember to please bring their own chairs and blankets.

Week Ahead

Have a blast this week with a wide variety of events taking place in our city. There’s so much to choose from. Pure bliss!!!!

French Film| 8 Oct, 19:00 @ Equitas Auditorium, University of the Free State

For all our film friends out there!

On Tuesday 8 October you can go watch The Guardians, a film suggested by one of the members, Lucille Cooper. Many films have been made about the First World War, but few about the women in rural areas who not only did men’s work, but who also had to deal with the shell shock and desperation of the men when they came home for a furlough. Worse was to come when almost a whole generation was killed during some of the bloodiest battles of the war, like the Somme.

Marketing & Branding for Fempreneurs| 9 Oct, 9:00 @ Creative Coffee Bean

It’s always a great idea to fit in some time during the week for personal development.

A workshop for Fempreneurs 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 marlize@creativecoffeebean.com

Bloemfontein 12 Hour Crazy Walk Challenge | 10 Oct, 6:00 @ Free State Athletics Stadium

Are you Crazy enough to walk 12 hours to Break the stigma of mental illness? Join us on 10 October 2019 (World Mental Health Day) from 06:00 – 18:00 at the Free State Athletics stadium as we walk for 12 hours in solidarity with people suffering from mental illness. Wear your craziest socks and come walk with us.

Contact Nicola Visser for more information nicola@crazyforwalking.co.za or visit www.crazyforwalking.co.za Hosted by Bloemcare Private Psychiatric Hospital http://www.bloemcare.co.za/

La Motte and Bosman Wine Dinner | 10 Oct, 18:30 @ Seisoen

Fun filled evening with La Motte, Bosman Wines and their incredible people. Enjoy a 6 course meal with 6 exquisite wines. Limited space available. Booking essential. Call 0829404060 for reservations

Macufe Divas 2019 | 11 Oct, 19:00 @ Old Grey Sports Ground

Macufe Divas 2019 has one of the most powerful lineups ever assembled, with talent assembled from here at home in the Free State, to the rest of South Africa and Africa.

Deborah Cox
Lady Zamar
Thandiswa Mazwai

Show Details:
When: 11 October 2019
Where: Old Grey’s
Doors: 19:00
Tickets available @ Shoprite and Computicket.

Additional info:
Old Grey’s is an indoor seated venue. Seated is provided, as is a cash bar for drinks and food stalls.

Strictly no cooler boxes, umbrellas, gazebos, snacks, drinks.
Strictly no weapons, illegal substances, recording equipment, braais.

Gen-X Festival | 12 Oct, 11:00 @ Emoya Hotel & Spa

This year, the Gen-X festival will be hosted by Startup Grind U • UFS! The festival will also serve as the Startup Grind U • UFS year-end party with the brewers from Kraft Brewing Co as our entrepreneurs. Festival will take place at a relaxed outdoors space at Emoya Estate. Festival goers will enjoy a stellar live performance from SA artist Justin Serrao, and more. While foodies can enjoy delicious meals from food stalls. Gen-X Festival is open for everyone! So bring your friends and family and come and enjoy the day. For fun competitions and great beer, food and music, the Gen-X festival is definitely an experience not to be missed!


September – It’s a wrap

We have reached the end of September. What a great month it was been filled with a wide variety of cool and exciting events in our city. We hope you enjoyed all that Bloemfontein had to offer during this first month of Spring. Be sure to keep your eyes open for our upcoming posts with events that will be taking place in October! Keep well!


HELLO Awesome Travellers! ! !

Watch out for these awesome events taking place in our city this week!

Proudly South African Beer Festival | 24 Sep, 12:00 – 18:00 @ Windmill Casino

A Proudly South African Beer Festival – spend the day with family and friends as you celebrate your heritage. There will be a variety of entertainment, but most importantly, there will be beer crafted by the finest local breweries

A festival to truly connect South Africans, doing what we do best; enjoying good food & beer!

The Kids Zone, will cater for Children under the age of 12 – with ample entertainment to keep them busy while you kick back with friends.

See you there!

Night Ride| 25 Sep, 18:00 – 21:00 @ Human Harley-Davidson

Go be a part of the monthly Night Ride experience this Wednesday.

Curry Nights | 26, 18:00 @ Jack and Jill Food Co.

Reservations are essential : call 063 675 9502 to book your table **

Join for all your favourites like lamb Rogan Josh, Thai inspired apricot and lemongrass chicken, our vegan butternut and lentil curry as well as their Butter Chicken bunny chow!

Poetic Thursday| 26, 17:00 @ The Thoughts Lounge

Do words move you? Are you in the mood for some good poetry. Try out Poetic Thursday!

Mostly in B-flat | 26, 19:30 – 21:30 @ Odeion School of Music OSM, UFS

An engaging concert with 6 musicians and a narrator with works by Shostakovich, Poulenc, Blumer, Farrenc, Rossini and others. To hear a number of wind players performing together is not unique. In every symphony orchestra, it is the wind players that add the colour so different from the strings. It was therefore an idea to bring these wind players together on the solo concert platform and to give them a different kind of exposure. And to make it even more attractive, piano was added. The repertoire for this kind of grouping is interesting and novel. The concert will endeavour to portray these instruments, who, in their earlier development, mostly tuned to B-flat. (We now mostly tune to A). The repertoire will reflect the whole range from one instrument, to two instruments, to three etc. and end with some of the best repertoire for these six, namely the flute, the oboe, the clarinet, the bassoon, the horn and the piano. Musicians who will be performing in this interesting concert includes: Handri Loots (flute), Danrè Strydom (clarinet), Johan Ferreira (oboe), Shannon Armer (French horn), Brahm Henkins (bassoon) and Anneke Lamont (piano). Albé Grobbelaar will be the narrator.

Amplified Greatest Laughter | 27, 19:30 -22:30 @ Pacofs

Join the locals for a 100% seSeotho comedy show.

Awerbuchs Bargain House Clothing Sale | 27, 10:00 – 18:00 & 28, 8:00 – 15:00 @ Awerbuchs Bargain House

Its that time of the year again where there is a massive clothing clearance sale in the Bargain Tent just outside Awerbuchs. This time promises you even bigger savings. Everything has to go!!! Sale includes shoes, clothing and accessories.

Downtown Sundown | 28, 14:00 @ 80 Oliver Tambo Street

Food, drinks, music, rooftop sunset vibes !!!!! See you there!

The Week Ahead

Some cool events to get excited about this week 🙂

GigCulture Creatives Workshop |17-19 Sep, 9:00 – 12:00 @ Motheo TVET Incubation Centre

This is a platform that aims to assist creatives in the events management, arts and culture industry to develop and grow through skills training and mentorship programs.

Seven relevant topics will be covered that will help you get ahead of the game; equip you and help harness your craft.

Visit https://gigculture.co.za/main-event/gigcreatives-workshop/ for more information and to secure your spot!

Warwick Wine Estate Dinner |18 Sep, 18:30 @ Seisoen

Enjoy a 5 course dinner paired with Warwick Wine Estate’s Best Wines. There is only place for 30 guests. Be sure to make a reservation prior!

Mesibah |18 Sep, 17:30 @ CoffeeTalks Cafe

Enjoy the taste and culture of the mediterranean without having to cross the ocean. Engage your senses and interact with your food to have a mouthwatering experience. All food is prepared from scratch with exotic and fragrant “Ras El Hanout” blend and served on your table in abundance. You will be dinning with your companion or group on separate tables, but there will be a communal kumzits area where you can mingle and socialise with new friends. An affordable feast for R185/p (Includes full course mediterranean meal, with lemonana and Israeli Coffee) . There is a loyalty program and discount options. Bring your own wine!

Andrea Bocelli Tribute Extended Version |18 Sep, 20:00 – 22:00 @ AasVoel Klub

Jacobus Silwer, Cezanne Yzzel and friends are back by popular demand with this previously sold out tribute. At R150pp enjoy good music with good friends.

Woman of Success |19 Sep, 14:00 – 18:00 @ Protea Hotel

Free Entry! Sign up to attend. Be equipped with tools and strategies that drive our passions, give power and that can make you money.

Snake Awareness and Venomous Snake Handling Course | 21 Sep, 9:00 – 13:00 @ Cheetah Experience

Join this amazing Snake awareness and venomous snake handling coue presented by Johan Marais at Cheetah Experience, September 21st!!

Simply follow the link below to book your spot, spaces are limited so make sure you do not miss out!

Hope to see you there!


The week ahead

Some unique events are coming up this week 😉

Estée Lauder Masterclass | 17 Aug, 09:00 – 12:00 @ Anta Boga Hotel.

Estée Lauder invites you to our Masterclass hosted in Bloemfontein at the Anta Boga Hotel.

Whether you’re going out or staying in, the night belongs to you. Discover your perfect skincare ritual and ultimate make-up looks with Estée Lauder.

Tickets are available for R 650.00 per person, inclusive of a welcome drink, light lunch and an Estée Lauder Gift Bag*

Booking is essential. To reserve your seat, purchase your ticket online: http://bit.ly/EL_TNIY_Masterclass_Bloemfontein_ZA

Food and wine pairing with Diemersdal |16 Aug, 19:00 – 22:00 @ Oude Kraal

An evening filled with fine dining and wine pairing with Diemersdal wine maker Thys Louw. Tickets to the event sell out like hotcakes, so be sure to grab your ticket before they’re sold out.

Reizis Square Nite Market | 16 Aug. 17:00 @ Reizis Square

Don’t feel like cooking Friday night? Then visit the Reizis Nite Market! They have live entertainment, good food, craft beer and some leaker treats!

July wrap up

And just like that July ended and we begin a new month. It’s August… WOMEN’S MONTH!!! Before we delve fully into August with all the excited events we have ahead of us, let us go back to some fun and fruitful experiences that were afforded to us in July. 

We started July off with Vryfees with its amazing productions and great social atmosphere.

This was then followed by the Shotgun Pub and Grill Grand Opening. What a delight! There was the Marketing and Branding for Mompreneurs which was a great learning experience.

We attended the Just Start Bloemfontein Workshop where we learnt how to start, run and grow your business in South Africa. The Reizis Square Night Market was great for those who wished to get out of the city for a bit. Some went and experienced moon landing at the planetarium. 

We had some tasty treats from the Pot and Port Family Day as well as fine dining and wine with Klein Zalze. Shopping can never be left out of an important list of To-do’s therefore the pop-up thrift shop at Kalahari was a definite YESSS!

Check out our calendar for some exciting events taking place in the city in August. Hope to bump into many of you there! 😉


The week ahead

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?

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).

Glolooks Natural Hair Affair – 03 August | 48 Reid Street, Bloemfontein

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

The week ahead

Was the weekend cold or what?! And word on the street is that there’s another cold front heading our way. I know we haven’t had a proper winter in Bloemfontein, but at least give us some time to pack out our winter jackets again before hitting us with more cold.

At least by the looks of the weather forecast for the rest of the week, it’s going to be cold… but not bone chilling cold. So you can go out this week and take part in some events 😉

Just Start Bloemfontein Workshop – 25 July @ Copper Clover | 10:00 – 16:00

Starting your own business is a big, scary step into the unknown. To help you get started we’re hosting a series of interactive workshops to provide you with valuable insights and practical tools on how to start, run and grow your business in South Africa.

The tickets for the event are ALMOST SOLD OUT! so grab them before they’re all gone!

Pot and Port Family Day – 27 July @ Urth | 08:00 – 16:00

Whats better than a potjie with the family on a cold winters day? This is a first I’ve seen for Bloemfontein and it sounds super cool! Be sure to get your tickets ASAP!

Pop-up Thrift Shop – 27 July @ Kalahari.fish Express | 10:30 – 14:00

Come get your hands on some cool vintage jackets, pre-loved clothing, bags, hats and loads more. You will receive a FREE burger and chips meal with every VINTAGE JACKET purchase and there will be FREE coffee for everyone who brings their own reusable coffee cup. CARD FACILITIES AVAILABLE.

Fine Dining and Wine with Kleine Zalze – 27 July @ De Oude Kraal | 19:00 – 10:00

Fancy a treat yourself day after a long week at work? Treat yourself to a wine tasting! Nothing beats ending off a work week with a glass wine. Tickets are R450p.p and bookings are essential. Book on info@deoudekraal.com

Seems like you have quite a Friday to look forward to 😉

Ciao for now!


The week ahead

We’re already more than halfway through the year.


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?

Do you have your own business but struggle to make sense of your branding and marketing?

Do you struggle to juggle between family, your business and your sanity?

For more information, contact Marlize at 082 859 0273 or email marlize@creativecoffeebean.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.

Tickets are R50 on Computicket.