The Durban Prawn Festival: This event will be held at the SUNZone at Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World in Durban on the 7th and 8th of October 2010. Proceedings start at 7 PM. The Durban Prawn Festival is brought to you by Blue Marine food. The festival has enjoyed immense support from the Durban community over the last few years and continues to grow rapidly. Due to increased demand the Durban Prawn Festival will offer some 2000 visitors the opportunity to experience the culinary skills of 25 of the top chefs in the region this year. Chefs will be divided for the first time into 2 categories: Fine Dining and Casual Dining. This offers the visitor the opportunity to savour their signature prawn and savoury rice dishes. Restaurants participating this year include Aqua Seafood Restaurant (last year’s winner), Royal Hotel, Quarters Hotel, Spiga D’Oro, Thandi Restaurant, Cargo Hold, Sage @ Christina’s, Exquisite Cuisine, Dish Restaurant, Riviera Restaurant, Lingela, HLM @ Sibaya, The Riverside Cafe, Mozambik, Sublime, Durban Country Club, Suncoast Casino & Cosmopolitan Restaurant at The Square Boutique Hotel & Spa. Damon Beard of East Coast Radio will MC the event, promising humorous interaction, good music and prize give-aways. Tickets are available via Computicket or at the door. No under 18s allowed. For more information visit this link.
Drakensberg Boys Choir at Ushaka Marine World: Some of KwaZulu-Natal’s best known performers, the Drakensberg Boys Choir and the Seaworld Dolphins will unite for their first ever joint musical extravaganza at uShaka Marine World’s Dolphinarium. This event will be held on the 23rd and 24th of October 2010 and starts at 7 PM. The Drakensburg Boys Choir hails from the idyllic Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg and is an international phenomenon. Listen out for a selection from its unique repertoire which extends from rock and pop to jazz and folk, classics like Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Bach’s Magnificat as well as unique African compilations accompanied by authentic African instruments and body percussion. The finned stars who will also be hitting the high notes are SeaWorld’s dolphin diva’s Affrika, Tombi, Khanya and Zulu and saltwater showmen Kelpie, Jula, Khwezi and Ingelosi. However, the heart stopping solo will come from Gambit, the largest bottlenose dolphin in any oceanarium in the world. Tickets to the event cost R100 for adults and R75 for children and can be obtained at Computicket. For more information phone 031 3288000.