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STANLEY BEER YARD

Come join us for a Valentines Day dinner special where we’ll be serving some of their top quality food in the courtyard. Normal price: R305 per person – enjoy a Valentines with a difference for only R260 per person. Included is your choice of a glass of sparkling wine, a craft beer or a craft cider. Contact: 011 482-5791 or …

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EXHIBITION: SUBSTRATE

Join us for the opening of SUBSTRATE on Thursday, 9 February from 6pm. The Art Room is proud to host Mandy Coppes-Martin’s retrospective exhibition Substrate, a collection of works wrought into intricate structures using natural fibres and handmade paper. The Art Room is located at Santos Centre, Cnr 4th Ave & 7th St, Parkhurst.

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LOVE WINE?

Love wine? Register for Uncorked One on Saturday 4 March. Spend Saturday 4 March learning to appreciate great South African wines. Uncorked One is for those who love wine and want to know more. The day covers South Africa’s major varietals – learning about them and of course tasting them, and a whole lot of info that will seriously improve …

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LEO SAYER CONCERT

International pop sensation Leo Sayer returns to South Africa with a high-energy pop performance. Grammy Award-winner and international superstar Leo Sayer announced that he is set to return to South Africa for his first public performance in the country in 30 years. From 21 April to 23 April Leo Sayer will be Live in Concert at the “Teatro at Montecasino”. …

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TOP 10 HIKING TRAILS

Hiking is one of the best ways to reconnect and appreciate the beauty of nature. South Africa has some of the finest hiking trails in the world, where the opportunities for adventure are endless. Whether you prefer to hike along rivers or tread up mountains, this country has the perfect trail for hikers of all levels of skill and for …

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DEPECHE MODE: WHERE’S THE REVOLUTION

Iconic, multi-platinum selling musical pioneers Depeche Mode have released their much anticipated new single “Where’s The Revolution” today. A powerful and timely track, the song vibrates with a drum laden, menacing energy, anchored in frontman Dave Gahan’s vocals demanding, “Where’s The Revolution / Come on people you’re letting me down.” First teased by Depeche Mode during their highly viewed press …

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LOST CONTINENT DISCOVERED

Lost continent discovered under the African island of Mauritius. By Bryan Nelson An entire continent, now submerged beneath the Indian Ocean, has been discovered by geologists studying rocks on the African island of Mauritius. There, traces of the ancient continent have shown up in crystals that date to a time before when the supercontinent Gondwana was breaking up some 200 …

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TWO OCEANS: NEW EDITION

For over two decades Two Oceans has been the pre-eminent book to which scientists, students, divers and beachcombers turn to identify and learn about marine life, from sponges to whales and seaweeds to dune forests. In this exuberantly colourful, fully revised fourth edition, over 2 000 species are now covered, names and other details have been updated to reflect the …

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ART GALLERY THEFT

Approximately R600,000 worth of local art was stolen from Daville Baillie Gallery in Norwood, Johannesburg. The gallery said five works were taken, and the robbers were captured on CCTV footage. “Collectively valued at approximately R600,000, all works are of contemporary South African art. From CCTV footage of the robbery, it appears that the thieves targeted specific works” the gallery said. …

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VALENTINE’S (SLOW) BLUES

Fall in love with nature and the arts in the Cradle of Humankind this Valentine’s Day. On Sunday 12 February a collection of our country’s finest Blues talents will celebrate “slow-blues”, drawing inspiration from John Mayall’s seminal 1969 recording ‘The Turning Point’, performed live at the Fillmore East in New York. Artists will forego percussion – deriving their rhythm and …