SUNDAY TIMES - Durban gig guide: fun things to do this weekend & next week
Sunday Times Entertainment By Siphiliselwe Makhanya, 2017-04-21 00:00:00.0

Durban gig guide: fun things to do this weekend & next week

Kirsten Landman negotiates a downhill slope during the coast's biggest annual biking event, South Coast Bike Festival 2017. The event takes place next weekend.
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Here are some great events coming up in Durbs


Zolani Rafusa Quintet

Live contemporary jazz

When: Friday, April 21, 7pm to 11pm tonight

Where: The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Morningside. R60 entry includes a drink.

Madala Kunene & Freedom Apples

When: Saturday, April 22, 6.30pm

Where: Khaya Records, 63 Lillian Ngoyi Road, Morningside. R60.

The Parlotones at the Wavehouse

Learn the stories behind your favourites of the band's indie rock compositions

When: Wednesday, April 26, 8pm

Where: The Wavehouse, Gateway, Umhlanga. R200 per person. Visit

The Sankofa Band

Traditional and contemporary jazz-orientated melodies

When: Wednesday, April 26, 6pm

Where: The Centre for Jazz & Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2 Shepstone Building, UKZN Howard College Campus. R70 at the door.


Afri Cine Pop-up Cinema Night

Durban's chill contemporary African film event returns with six short films about city life on the continent, African Metropolis

When: Thursday, April 27, 5.30pm to 10pm

Where: Con Amore Home Store, 15 Station Drive. R40 cash or Zapper.


Burger Fest 3.0

Vegan, vegetarian, halaal and banting options join the classics to form over 20 varieties of burger and sides at this year's event

When: Wednesday, April 26, 5pm to 11pm

Where: The Plant, 5 Station Drive. R55 per person including entry and a slider of your choice. Zapper or at the door. Find Burger Fest 3.0 on Facebook for the Zapper code.

South Coast Bike Festival 2017

Bikers aren't the only people getting their engines revved at this year's fest - 17 local acts including the likes of Prime Circle, Freshlyground, Jack Parrow, PJ Powers, and Majozi will share a stage.

A bike-riding academy, mardi gras parade, seafood and wine bar, street food area, bike repair, bike displays, classic bike show and many other events complete the picture

When: Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30

Where: Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. Entry ranges from free to R350 packages. Visit for registrations and more information.