What's on in Gauteng: 14 to 20 July 2017

The annual Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival is back for its 14th year, we're running in Centurion, celebrating Mandela Day with yoga and a famous opera is on show.

Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival

Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival is back for the 14th year running. Catch the shows at the Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 14 to 30 July 2017.

The festival will feature a line-up of 28 shows, including productions specifically for children. Expect dance, comedy, music and theatre productions. You can find the full programme hereTickets cost from R50 to R100, with discounts for students and pensioners. 

Mandela Day Yoga 2017

Get your yoga mats ready: Mandela Day Yoga is taking place on the Freedom Square at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on 15 July 2017.

The event will have yogis doing 27 poses that embody Madiba's character, such as the humble warrior pose, the mountain pose and the fierce pose from 9.30am until 10.45am, with registrations taking place from 9am. Please remember to bring clothes, books, canned food, toys, blankets and any other items for donation.

Tickets cost R100 per person, with the option to sponsor a child from the Lefika la Phodiso: The Art Therapy Centre for R50. For more information, visit Yoga Works or call Steven on +27 (0)72 835 2525.

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La Bohème

Catch the famous opera, La Bohème, at the Gauteng Opera in Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg, from 18 to 23 July 2017. 

This story about a group of four friends, mainly Rodolfo and his love interest, Mimi, is a timeless classic that first premiered in Italy back in 1896. 

The Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday shows will start at 8pm, and the Sunday show at 3pm.

Tickets cost between R200 and R500.

Tortoise and Hare Night Run/Walk

The Big Red Barn in Centurion, Tshwane, is hosting the Tortoise and Hare Night Run/Walk on 19 July 2017, and you don't want to miss it.

The routes are 5km and 8km long and although it is mainly for runners, you're allowed to walk in the race and there is no cut-off time. The race will start at 7pm, with registrations taking place from 5.30pm.

Entries costs R75 for adults, R22 if you are 60 years old or older, and for children under the age of 13. Late entries on the day will cost R100.

Please note: a headlamp or a torch is compulsory, and there will be no refunds due to rain or lightning cancellation.

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