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Experience exciting events happening in Pretoria this weekend. From Louis Nel’s mesmerizing piano recital of the Famous Beethoven Sonatas at the Association of Arts Pretoria to The Black Cat Bones’ electrifying performance at Railways Café and the exhibition of classic cars and bikes by POMC at Loftus Park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So mark your calendars and immerse yourself in Pretoria’s rich musical and cultural offerings this weekend.

Louis Nel Recital, May 21

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During the day, Louis Nel dedicates his time studying Mathematics at the University of Pretoria. However, long before this, he had already made a name for himself by starting to play the piano at the tender age of 8. Louis has garnered numerous accolades throughout his musical journey, including the prestigious Hennie Joubert National Piano Award, Atterbury National Piano Award, the National Youth Music competition in Cape Town, and the Unisa Music Scholarship competition.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness his exceptional talent as he mesmerises the audience with a captivating performance of the Famous Beethoven Sonatas. The concert will take place at the Association of Arts Pretoria in Nieuw Muckleneuk from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

The Black Cat Bones and More, May 19

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Akkedis, Strait-Jackal, and Albert Meintjies will be joining The Black Cat Bones for an electrifying performance at Railways Café in Irene on Friday, starting from 06:00pm. Originating from Silverton in 2007, The Black Cat Bones have been making waves in the South African music scene, captivating audiences with their powerful performances.

Their latest album, “Book of Miriam,” was released almost a year ago, drawing inspiration from the iconic Miriam Makeba. One of the standout tracks on the album is “Quit It,” originally recorded by the legendary singer. The album serves as a heartfelt tribute to all women, as expressed by the band.

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POMC Classic Cars and Bikes, May 21

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Pretoria Old Motor Club (POMC) and other invited clubs will gather at Loftus Park on Sunday for a spectacular exhibition of vintage cars and motorcycles. Taking place for the third consecutive year at Loftus Park, the event will be open from 09:00am to 02:00pm.

With over 100 cars and motorbikes showcased at last year’s event, attendees can expect an array of beautifully preserved vehicles. The event will also feature live music, coffee stands, and fantastic photo opportunities. Entry to the event is free, and Loftus Park provides two-hour free undercover parking for visitors.


Isaac van der Merwe recital, May 20

Isaac van der Merwe, the recipient of the esteemed 2022 Atterbury National Piano competition, is poised to captivate audiences at the Atterbury Theatre with a solo recital featuring enchanting compositions by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff. Having triumphed in several prominent national music competitions, van der Merwe has emerged as one of South Africa’s most influential young artists. Renowned for his exceptional technique and profound musical expression, he is hailed as a prodigious talent.

The much-anticipated event will commence at 07:00pm on Saturday, offering a delightful evening of musical brilliance.

Dowe Digters, May 18

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Dowe Digters, a community initiative, presents regular gatherings at different locations, providing a platform for local poets, musicians, singers, and artists to showcase their talents on a vibrant stage. In the upcoming event at Vula Food Shack in New Muckleneuk, Dowe Digters will showcase the exceptional bluesy collaboration of Albert Meintjes and Tanja Storm.

As the Pretoria-born Meintjies return home before their performance at Railways Café on May 19, this duo promises an enthralling musical experience. Of course, no Dowe Digters event would be complete without the lively open mic segment, adding to the energetic atmosphere of the night. The event is scheduled to commence at 07:00pm, ensuring a memorable evening for all attendees.

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