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Lots of Mother’s Day events in Pretoria this weekend



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Lots of Mother’s Day events in Pretoria this weekend to  honor moms in every form, providing a perfect opportunity to treat that special lady in your life.

Enovelle and Lizé Leigh, May 12

Enovelle, a renowned world-fusion band, is set to perform at Café Barcelona in Pretoria on Friday evening. The band is known for its unique blend of romantic folk music infused with various global influences, making for a truly one-of-a-kind sound. Having performed at some of Pretoria’s top venues, Enovelle is no stranger to the local music scene.

Joining Enovelle on stage will be Lizé Leigh, a talented artist who has been performing in and around the Capital since 2010. With her impressive vocals and stage presence, Lizé will surely add to the already electrifying atmosphere that Enovelle is known to create.

Music lovers in Pretoria can look forward to a memorable evening of captivating performances and world-class music. The event is scheduled to begin at 18:00, making it the perfect way to kick off the weekend and unwind after a long week. Café Barcelona, known for its cosy and welcoming atmosphere, is the perfect venue to host this exciting event.

Pancake Festival, May 13

On May 13, the Pancake Festival will take place at the NG Church Montana in Pretoria. This highly anticipated event is dedicated solely to South Africa’s favourite dish – pancakes. While it’s not uncommon to find a pancake stall at various festivals and markets throughout Pretoria, this festival promises to be a pancake lover’s paradise.


Numerous stalls will be on hand, offering pancakes with an array of fillings, catering to everyone’s tastes. From the savoury options like chicken livers, Bobotie, and bacon and cheese, to the sweet treats like caramel and banana, peppermint crisp, and the classic cinnamon sugar, there will be something for everyone.

Blanket run, May 13

This weekend, as temperatures begin to drop in Pretoria, you can give back to those in need by participating in the annual Blanket run in support of Solidariteit’s Helpende Hand initiative. This event has been running for a decade and is open to all motorcycle enthusiasts and individuals who want to contribute to a great cause.

The meet and greet for the run will take place at Rock@88 in Moreleta, starting at 08:00. Participants will embark on a scenic route towards the Lavender Kontrei Mark. The market will be the final stop of the run, where attendees will be treated to live music by the talented Drommedaris Drum Duo.

Admission to the event is only R10, and all attendees are encouraged to bring along blankets to donate to those in need. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community while also enjoying a day out with friends and fellow motorcycle enthusiasts.

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Mother’s Day at Railways, May 14

This Mother’s Day, Railways in Irene is the perfect venue to treat your “cool mom” to a day of live music and good vibes. This event will feature some of Pretoria’s finest local acts, including Zaan Sonnekus, Vrede, and Zoe, who will take to the stage at 14:00.

For those who pre-book, there will be a special treat in the form of a food platter and a bottle of wine to enjoy while soaking up the live music. This is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind while spending quality time with your mom and enjoying some of the city’s best local music.

Johan Anker, May 12

If you’re looking for a way to start the Mother’s Day celebrations early, then head over to the Centurion Theatre on Friday for a special concert by Johan Anker. As a contestant on the first season of The Voice South Africa, Anker has become well-known for his light classical and gospel Afrikaans music.

Anker’s performance promises to be a memorable one, with a mix of well-known hits from legendary artists such as Gé Korsten, Elvis, Whitney Houston, Pavarotti, and other local music legends. He has specifically put together this show with moms in mind, making it the perfect way to show your appreciation for the special women in your life.

Drie van die Bestes, May 14

This Mother’s Day, the Atterbury Theatre will be hosting a special show featuring three of South Africa’s best musicians: Danie Niehaus, Mathys Roets, and Germandt Geldenhuys. Although each of these performers has a unique musical style, they will come together for an unforgettable performance that is sure to delight audiences.


Source: Pretoria has loads of events this Mother’s day weekend

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