Joburg weekend events guide: Sep 16–22, 2021

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.

Fete de la Musique

Sat Sep 18 The annual free music festival Fête de la Musique, organised by the Institut Français is back. Hosted under the slogan ‘Free Music For All’ it offers something for everyone with jazz, pop, classical, rock, soul, indie and funk all on the programme. This year’s festival is taking place Newtown, Soweto, Victoria Yards and at the Alliance Francaise in Parkview. Entrance is free. Find out more here.

The Jazzy Poolside Picnic with Tamara Dey

Sat Sep 18 The charming Foxwood House in Houghton Estate presents a springtime poolside picnic in the gardens with live a jazz performance by the always captivating Tamara Dey and the Kopano Jazz Collective. Booking is essential. Tickets cost R250.

Date Night Amelie screening at The Bioscope

Sat Sep 18 It’s date night at The Bioscope cinema at 44 Stanley with a screening of the French classic Amelie. Tickets cost R270 per couple and includes any pizza on the menu to share. Book here.

Interfacing New Heavens walkabout at JavettUP

Sat Sep 18 The outstanding JavettUP art museum in Pretoria hosts a curatorial walkabout at 11:00 of their new artistic research and exhibition project Interfacing New Heavens, unpacking the various curatorial strategies and themes behind the project. Booking is essential. Email to book.

UnMasking the Artist with Iphupho L’ka Biko

Sun Sep 19 Native Rebels in Soweto hosts iPhupho L’ka Biko, Nhlanhla Ngqaqu’s pan-Afrikan Joburg-based band. Roll up for an afternoon of beautiful Afrikan Jazz, traditional and protest music experience. Tickets cost R70 online, R100 on the door.

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