This Saturday it’s Women’s Day, and if you are one – you know it’s well deserved. The day commemorates the ladies who protested at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, in 1956. The protest was against one of the cornerstones of apartheid Pass laws. Over 20 000 brave women marched that day. So whether you’re celebrating solo, with friends, or loved ones,  we’ve wrung up the loveliest ideas to treat yourself.

JOHANNESBURG:

Luna Films Pop-Up Cinema: All you can eat gourmet pizza + wine. With a special viewing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

The details: Women only (sorry lads); Date: Aug 9 (Sat); Time: 12:00-16:00.(Film to start at 14:00); Where: Toni’s Pizza Co, Clarence Avenue, Craighall Park; Book tickets – R195.

 Breakfast at Tiffany's

Ciao Bella: The exclusive Randlords rooftop lounge will be hosting a party purely in tribute to the beauty of women. “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful”.

The details: Dress to impress; Date: Aug 9 (Sat); Time: 20:20; Where: Randlords, 22nd floor, South Point Towers, 41 De Korter Street. Book tickets – R110. Tickets at the door: R130.

 randlords view

Decorex: South Africa’s most comprehensive decor and design exhibition is in town this weekend. This lifestyle event will suit any member of the family interested in interior & design.

The details: Date: Aug 6 – 10; Time: 10:00 onwards; Where: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. Book Tickets – R15-R100.

 Decorex

CAPE TOWN:

Artscape’s Women and Humanity Arts Festival: This four day festival salutes the hardworking women who dedicate their lives to performance and arts, & better both their lives & others through it. 

The details: Date: Aug 6 (Wed) – Aug 9; Where: Artscape theatre, CBD; Book tickets: some performances are free, others range from R60 -R200.

artscape

1 000 Drawings Women’s Day doodle session: This event is part of the Night of a 1000 Drawings which is leaving Johannesburg & will be held in Cape Town this year. It will be a lovely day where you can bring others and create an A-5 drawing to submit to the night of a 1000 drawings on the 28 August, it’s all for charity, and anything goes. Pens and paper are supplied, but you can bring own your own materials, as well as a cushion to sit on.

The details: Date: Aug 9; Time: 11:00 – 13:00; Where: Iziko National Gallery; Book tickets: it’s for free but you need to book.

 1000 drawings

That’s What She Said: An afternoon at a beautiful venue, with gorgeous people & an artwork of cocktails.

The details: Date: Aug 9; Time: 15:00-23:00; Where: The Grand Café & Beach; tickets: sold at the door, ladies R100, Gents R150.

 The Grand

Factory Shop Expo: A large variation of brands at factory prices. Expect products from Zara, Pringle, Polo, Tokyo, Guess, & Diesel.

The details: Date: Aug 9 – 10; Time: 8:30 – 18:00; Where: CTICC; Book tickets – R30.

 factory shop expo

DURBAN:

An Afternoon in Paris – High Tea: A high-tea with a french twist. Sit back and enjoy the treats as models, dressed by top Durban designers, glide passed your tables.

The details: Date: Aug 9: Time: starts at 14:30: Where: The Oyster Box; Tickets: R250. Call them to book: 031 514 5000 or email restaurants@oysterbox.co.za.

 High Tea V

An evening with Jeremy Loops: The Cape Town based Indie-Folk artist is visiting your town and we recommend a night with him for any age. His pleasant melodies, face and temperament will put any one in a good mood.

The details: Date: Aug 8 (Fri); Time: 20:00; Where: LIVE – The Venue; Book tickets: R70, at the door.

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Onsie Party: We couldn’t resist putting this in. Who wouldn’t want to go to a onsie party?? and it will be a great change from the usual skimpy clone factory attire Tiger’s accustom to.

The details: Come dressed in a onsie and arrive before 10pm to receive a R100 bar tab; Date: Aug 8 (Fri); Time: 20:00; Where: Tiger Tiger.

 onsie party

Make-Up Workshop: A morning for the women, presented by Nicki Lonte. The morning will include breakfast and make-up tricks & how-tos.

The details: Date: Aug 9; Time: 9:00 – 12:00; Where: Pistachio, Durbanville; Tickets: R250 gets you in, this includes breakfast, dessert pastries, and bottomless tea/coffee.

Have a wonderful Women’s Day ladies!