Michael’s Top 5 Picks For The Weekend!

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It’s almost weekend time, which means I’m back at your service of the top events or shows to checkout. From YFM’s Life event to the first-ever Feather’s Festival, here’re my top five picks for the weekend of October 18th to October 20th 2019.

  1. YFM LYFE!

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YFM is heading to Pretoria this Saturday, October 19th to celebrate their birthday titled LYFE! This promises to be the ultimate spring turn-up for everyone, an experience where music, fashion, and lifestyle will merge at Sun Arena, Time Square.


Headliners include AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Sho Madjozi, Riky Rick, Nasty C, Nadia Nakai, A-Reece and Boity as well as your favourite YFM YTKO DJ’s!

Ensuring that LYFE exudes the Pretoria vibrations, YFM has awarded fans the opportunity to nominate and vote for 2 of their favourite DJs from Cap City to join the line-up. The fun doesn’t stop there; an outdoor stage will be set-up to entertain those joining during the day.

Tickets are available at computicket.



This weekend will see the first-ever Feathers Festival taking place in Joburg. This 2-day festival is scheduled for Friday, 18th and Saturday 19th October will showcase an abundance of fashion, food and music for all to enjoy. The festival will boast an exclusive market on both days, selling a delectable selection of food and drinks, art pieces, Feathers merchandise and other fabulous fashion items.

The main concert will take place on Saturday with headlining outfits including living legends Boomshaka, the ever-fabulous Kelly Khumalo, SA royalty KB, the first lady Tamara Dey and the people’s f Date Friday, 18th – Saturday, 19th October 2019

Venue 1 FOX, downtown Johannesburg

TIME 0 2h00- midnight

Ticket Price Day Pass R100 / Weekend Pass R150 / VVIP R2500

Tickets are on sale now from webtickets.co.za

3. Africa’s first annual Mindful Drinking Festival

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The Mindful Drinking Festival will be held at Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages in Newlands, Cape Town on Sunday, October 20th 2019.

The Festival will feature the widest choice of alcohol-free drinks ever assembled at one venue in South Africa including alcohol-free beers, wines, bubbly, botanicals kombuchas and health drinks.

The public will be able to sample drinks directly from their producers, participate in a blind tasting competition (hosted by MC Nik Rabinowitz) and learn from a range of free presentations explaining the new technologies behind the production of these innovative drinks. An exciting line-up of local musicians will perform, including Zolani Mahola of Freshlyground fame.

The festival, on the lawns of the Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages, is hosted by Mindful Drinking SA – a movement that is motivated to help make it socially acceptable – even desirable – for young and old to choose non-alcoholic drinks in any situation.

What to look forward to at the festival:

• An exciting new range of products from over 30 alcohol-free producers

• An array of healthy food stalls, including vegetarian and vegan options.

• A blind-tasting event for the public MC-ed by Nik Rabinowitz

• Live music featuring: Zolani Mahola, The Porchlights, Hatchetman, Dax Butler, the Biscuit Mill Jazz Band and Pravda

• A workshop programme about Mindful Drinking and alcohol-free brewing and distilling

• A free tasting glass and free samples from suppliers

• Wide-open spaces for kids to play

To book tickets go to Quicket. For more about Mindful Drinking South Africa please see www.mindfuldrinking.co.za.

4. Pianohub Launch

This Friday, SA’s hottest duo, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza Da Small will officially be launching their EP PianoHub at the Zone 6 Venue in Soweto. The line-up includes Virgo Deep, De Mthuda and Venom. Entrance is R50 at the door.



The Netflix original series LIVING WITH YOURSELF is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better? Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.

Told from multiple perspectives, the eight-episode series was created and written by Emmy® Award winner Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (The Battle of the Sexes, Little Miss Sunshine) and stars Paul Rudd and…Paul Rudd.

LIVING WITH YOURSELF premieres globally on October 18, only on Netflix.

Honourable Mention:

Womanity Retreat

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Give yourself the gift of time out from your daily life to connect with your heart, care for your body’s balance and wellbeing and charge your energy for living life.

Join Liz Cunningham in her peaceful studio, The Heart Space, in Clansthal for two days, to explore the power of your heart, the power of your spirit and the power of your voice and to live these through the power of your actions.

Through the practices of EQ heart energy mastery and Nia dance, the retreat will support you in exploring ways to live each new season of life with more joy, vitality and fulfilment.

Dates: Day 1 on the 18th October and Day 2 on November 15th 2019.

Time: 09h00 until 04h00

Cost: R600 per day

Book: Phone Liz Cunningham on [email protected]

Venue: The Heart Space, Clansthal

A Light lunch will be served.