Things to do this weekend

Another week of the year has slipped by and it’s again time for us to get out there an enjoy all the great events that the Winelands has to offer. From laughing yourself dizzy with family and friends and Spier’s Comedy in the vines, to working up a sweat at the Fairtree Contour Enduro at Simonsig, we have something that will tickle everyone’s fancy.

LAUGH

Comedy in the vines: @Spier – 26 January 2019

Put your feet up at Spier and enjoy an hour-long comedy show presented by award-winning comic performers. Add a seasonal picnic basket and a bottle of Spier Signature wine. This weekend features Alan Committie, with an international following that has seen him perform as far afield as London and Los Angeles.

Place: Spier Farm Kitchen

Cost: R200 per person

Bookings: www.webtickets.co.za

JAZZ IT UP

Every second month Hazendal Wine Estate will be transformed into a Jazz Club enveloped by the smooth sounds of the best South African and international jazz musicians.

On Friday 25 January we welcome the local N2 Jazz Band with special guest vocalist Carmen Exclusive. The N2 Jazz Band, consisting of brothers Neugen and Noël Wentzel, started their musical journey in 1987. The band built up a strong following with their distinct jazz-fusion music and style. Younger brother Adrian joined them and they have performed alongside esteemed artists such as Vicky Sampson, Feya Faku, Jimmy Dludlu and many more.

APPLAUD

Marriage For Dummies @ The Drama Factory – 25 to 27 Jan 2019 

Popular comedic actors Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert will engage fans with Marriage for Dummies. A hilarious survival guide for anyone brave enough to take on life’s ultimate challenge.
Marriage For Dummies is a show for everyone, married or single. Most of the ideas and theories have been inspired by marriage experts such as Mark Gungor (Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage) and Andy Stanley (Staying In Love). “We believe that ‘comedy’ provides a unique frame work, acknowledging the complexities of marriage without getting into the blame game, thus, allowing our audience to internalise the lessons without feeling condemned” says Aaron.

RIDE

Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB – 2 to 3 Feb 2019

After the devastating fire of January 2016, the inaugural Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB stage race overcame serious challenges and presented riders with a premier winelands riding experience. In February 2019, Fairtree in collaboration with the Simonsberg Conservancy, landowners and Stellenbosch event organisers Dirtopia, will present riders with the 4th edition of ‘The Fire Ride’ where riders will get a chance to experience the recovering Simonsberg Conservancy. The 2019 Mountain Bike event is set to take place on the 2nd & 3rd of February 2019 and the Trail Run is set to take place on the 9th & 10th of February 2019