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19th-Feb-2008 04:22 pm - *poke*
Is there anybody out there?
More importantly, any one actually in Durban who would like to meet another LJ'er for coffee/chat/movie?
4th-Jun-2007 01:45 pm(no subject)
Hi Durbanites, Some help if you would be so kind: 1. Where does one take one's car to get a CRW/CoR (Certification of Roadworthiness)? I am new in town and need directions and hopefully if the place is open on weekends.
2. I decent affordable hairdresser. Location and the approximate price for a trim/cut would be great - with numbers for ease of booking would be brilliant. And then would guys be interested in a social of the likes organised in JHB?

1st-Apr-2007 11:39 am - Cosmo Clubbing: Panama Room
drink on
Venue: You'll love the classic, all-white interior in this stylish bar and club from the creators of the Zeta Bar. sip a cocktail as you mix with Durban's elite in this sophisticated chill-out spot ideal for the older crowd.
Mood: Chic and Funky
Go on: Friday and Saturday night
FYI: Before 10pm, women free, guys R20. R40 entry after 10pm. No under-25s.
Where: 178 Stamford Hill Road
Tel: 031 312 5630
1st-Apr-2007 11:39 am - Cosmo Clubbing: De La Sol
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The Place: as cool as its deep-blue walls and velvet bar stools and as sexy as the mirrored mosaics above its curvy counter, De La Sol is a popular Durban hang-out. DJs and musos provide the music, cocktails flow and light meals are available. Catch DJ Funky G, Les the Tiger and St Nicholas spinning '80s and '90s greats, house and hip-hop.
The vibe: Laid-back but it hots up later in the evening.
Go on: Tuesdays are ladies nights (with half-price cocktails and giveaways); Wednesdays are for 'Deep House and Decandent Desserts' with complimentary Italian chocs; and Thursdays to Saturdays are for partying.
You need to know: Entrance is free (but there is cover charge for special events).
Where? 258 Florida Road, Morningside
Tel:  031 312 9436

drink on
The Place: The city's most stylish hang-out offers a new, laid-back out-door experience. Lounge under the starts on outsized day beds or gather at sexy pressed-metal tables to nibble on irresistible Asian tapas (a Durban first) and sip on the finest mojitos in town, made from mint grown on the premises. Sounds are soft and sophisticated, with live jazz on Friday nights. There's a dance floor upstairs.
The Vibe: Warm and relaxed.
Go on: Fridays for jazz, Wednesday for half-price sushi from 6pm 'til 9pm, on any night except Sunday, 5pm 'til late. Also open for languid summer lunches.
You need to know: There's no cover change. Dress is relaxed.
Where? 178 Florida Road
Tel: 031 312 3213
1st-Apr-2007 11:36 am - Cosmo Clubbing: Bean Bag Bohemia
drink on
The Place: Durban's happening art-set haven has been given a new edge by the Koop design team Jason Muller and Richard Stretton. Downstairs has become a sensational cafe-style hang-out with kudu-hide sofas spilling out onto the pavement through fold back glass doors.
The Vibe: Laid back and hotter than ever. Chill until late with sexy cocktails (green apple martini or pear-berry-pie daiquiri, anyone?) while you listen to the DJs or live bands on Wednesday nights - think DJ Dumi, DJ Michael, Phloe, and Love Jones.
Go on: Any night. Wednesdays have cocktail specials from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, art openings and music.
You need to know: You can crash at BBB's adjoining La Bordello boutique hotel (ideal for Valentine's Day trysts) and catch a great breakfast (sit-down or to-go) at the new cafe.
Where? 18 Windermere Road
Tel: 031 309 6019
1st-Apr-2007 11:36 am - Cosmo Clubbing: C2C
drink on
The Place: Three heaving dance floors with laser lights, glitter balls, eight resident DJ's and sound so pumped that signs warn of potentially damaging decibel levels. C2C is arguably Durban's biggest dance venue. It has 12 bars and room to accommodate 5000 punters. Crack the nod at the door by dressing executive-trendy and chill in the sexy VIP room.
The Vibe: Hot and Happening
Go on: Fridays from 9pm until dawn for live bands and fashion events, Saturdays from 9pm until morning. (Strawberry daiquiris are served between 7am ans 8am.)
You need to know: Entrance is R30 a head. Free entry on Friday for ladies before 11pm. Over-25 men admitted on Fridays; over-21 men on Saturdays. ID essential.
Where? 100 Point Road
Tel: 031 368 3517
27th-Mar-2007 10:55 am - Movie Preview: 300
lj life

Where: All cinemas
When: March 28th the 17h00 and 20h00 shows, some 22h00 shows
Release Date: Friday 30th March
Book online: http://www.sterkinekor.com/site.php

Snyder, Frank Miller, Craig J Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay, Benjamin Waisbren
Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller's 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxers and his massive Persian army.

Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller's acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.

27th-Mar-2007 10:50 am - Movie Preview: Hot Fuzz
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Where: Musgrave Sterkinekor
When: Wednesday 28 March 2007 17h30
Release Date: Friday 20 April 2007
Book online: http://www.sterkinekor.com/site.php

A top London cop who is so good at his job that he makes his fellow officers look like slackers in comparison is "promoted" to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford in this contemporary action comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead.

Police constable Nicolas Angel (Simon Pegg) always gets his man, but these days his impeccable record seems to be more indicative of his fellow officer's shortcomings than his own formidable skills as a keeper of the peace. Loathe to stand idly by as their once respectable track record is steadily soiled by the hyper-competent actions of one lone overachiever, Officer Angel's superiors at the Met soon determine to remedy their problem by relocating the decorated constable to the West Country village of Sanford - where tranquil garden parties and neighborhood watch meetings stand in stark contrast to the violent crime and heated gunplay of the city.

As Officer Angel does his best to adjust to the relative calm of his new environment, his oafish new partner Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) strives to gain the respect of his fellow constables while sustaining himself on fantasies of his favorite action films and police shows. Later, just as it begins to appear as if Officer Angel has been relegated to an uneventful existence in the relative calm of the countryside, a series of horrific accidents lead him to suspect that the tranquil hamlet of Sanford has fallen prey to a sinister plot which reeks of foul play.

23rd-Mar-2007 08:38 am - SA Developer.Net Social
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When: 23rd March 2007 - 18h30 - 20h00
Venue: Billy the B.U.M.S., 504 Windermere Road, Morningside, Durban
Objective: Come for a drink, have a chat and get to know each other.
RSVP: Please RSVP by replying to this thread saying you're coming

This is a geek social - all puter!geeks not just developers!
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