There’s always something new popping up in Joburg. Every week we hunt down the latest pop-up events, markets, parties and other happenings coming up this weekend so you don’t miss them.
Here’s our pick of five fresh events that caught our eye this week.
For a full guide to what’s on in Joburg, check out our online events calendar and make sure to subscribe to our free weekly newsletter guide to Joburg.
Andre Peterson Tribute Concert
SAT SEP 11: Some of the country’s finest jazz musicians come together at the Wits Theatre to celebrate the life and music of Wits Music pianist and teacher Andre Petersen. Top names on the line-up include Carlo Mombelli, Bokani Dyer, Sisonke Xonti, Keenan Ahrends and Afrika Mkhize. The concert runs from 18:00-20:00, booking is essential and space is limited. Tickets cost R200, book here.
Orchids & Exotic Flowers at Fourways Farmers Market
SAT SEP 11 AND SUN SEP 12: Hiking, tasty street food, a massive beer garden and now a lush garden sale too, the Fourways Farmers Market at Modderfontein Reserve is always a winning weekend combination. The pop-up exotic flower market includes an array of orchids, air plants, bonsai, succulents and cacti. Entrance costs R10 and the market is open from 09:00 to 17:00. Find out more here.
A Raisin in the Sun at Soweto Theatre
FRI SEP 10 – SEP 17: Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1950s play A Raisin in the Sun comes to the Soweto Theatre stage directed by Dr Jerry Mofokeng in partnership with the US Embassy. Tickets to the play are free, although you must book in advance. The theatre is hosting matinee performances from Sep 10 to 17. Find out more and book here.
I Collect Thrift Spring Market
SAT SEP 11: Joburg loves vintage and every other weekend brings forth another pop-up thrifting market. The latest is I Collect Thrift who are hosting a spring market edition at The Mangrove in Braamfontein (2 De Beer Street). The market is open from 12:00 and entrance costs R20.
Sunset Sundays at Katys Palace Bar
SUN SEP 12: A northern suburbs Sunday favourite. Catch another edition of the afternoon sundowner party at Katy’s Palace Bar in Kramerville with DJs Rodrigues, Greg Nate, John Lyra and Lucky & Luko on the decks. Respecting Covid rules space is limited and booking is recommended. Tickets cost R100 in advance or R150 on the door. Find out more and book here.
Royal Hair Salon, exhibition by Nikiwe Dlova
Botho Project Space in Selby has just launched a brand new exhibition by Nikiwe Dlova (visits by appointment only). A celebration of the grandeur, richness and enduring influence of African hairstyles, the exhibition is described as “a grand statement of African pride and a restored sense of luxury and royalty”. The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays until Oct 2. Book your visit here.
In these Covid restricted times it pays to be organised and book ahead. Many events still have very limited space so remember, if you snooze you lose! Upcoming events we recommend booking for ASAP include:
Season 7 of Centre for the Less Good Idea Sep 22 to 26. Book online at lessgoodidea.com.
Ganico Organic Farm Mixology Class with Julian Short Sun Sep 26. Book online at ganico.co.za.
Turbine Art Fair 2021 Sep 30 to Oct 3, book online at turbineartfair.co.za.