FEAST: There are three separate klopse competitions this weekend
Hello 2019! Here we are, well into the new year after a lekker tyd in the festive season. Is it over yet? Not quite, because the minstrel carnival season has just begun.

So if you’re in the mood for a Kaapse jol, there are three competitions to choose from.

The Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association will be at Athlone Stadium for the first day of their competition. The competition items consist of Best Dressed; Best Board; Adult Drum Major; Junior Drum Major; and Grand March Pass. Twenty-four troupes will be taking part.

Tickets are only available at Computicket with no ticket sales at the venue tomorrow. But for the rest of the competition, the KKKA will have a Computicket mobi-unit on site. Adults pay R50, while children and pensioners pay R30. Gates open at 11am. The event starts at 1.30pm and ends at 11pm.

The Cape District Minstrel Board will be at Florida Park Stadium where seven teams will take part in sections Best Band, Senior and Junior Drum Major, Klopse Jol, English Combine, Afrikaans Moppie and Best Board.

Gate entry is R30 for adults, pensioners and those with disabilities enter free, and children pay R20. No cooler boxes allowed.

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association will be at Philippi Stadium where 12 teams will battle it out in the Best Dressed, Best Board, Junior and Senior Drum Major, English Combined Chorus and Afrikaans Moppie categories. Entry is R30 for adults, R20 for pensioners, people with disabilities enter free, and kids pay R20. No drinks or water bottles allowed.

FORBIDDEN DANCE: David Kramer's Langarm

Don’t miss David Kramer’s musical, Langarm, at the Fugard Theatre this weekend.

The show tells the story of a white man and coloured woman breaking the law in 1965 by becoming a langarm dance couple.

Langarm will be on the planks from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee show on Saturdays at 3pm.

Tickets, ranging from R150 to R260, can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or the theatre’s website www.thefugard.com