Each week we round up the latest concerts, markets, parties, tours and other cool happenings so you don’t miss them! For a full guide to what’s on in Joburg, check out our online events calendar and subscribe to our newsletter guide to Joburg published every Thursday morning.
Here’s our pick of cool events to put on your calendar this weekend. See this week’s pick of the top art events and exhibitions here.
EVERY WED The best way to get through the middle of the week is with a little live jazz! Every Wednesday head over to the sexy Mix Cocktail Bar at the Trumpet building at Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank from 19:00 for jazzy tunes by Kopano Jazz Collective. Bring along some friends and make an evening of it with cocktails, food, soulful music connection and great sunset views. Entrance is free although booking is essential. Find out more.
THU AUG 18, AUG 25 & SEP 1 Spice up date nights with a three-course meal, glass of wine, and live music on Thursdays at Joburg’s coolest underground bar The Marabi Club. Guests can enjoy a delicious glass of wine on arrival, two mouth-watering starters, two delectable mains, and a beautiful dessert to share. Keeping things romantic with live music is Mars Baby and NLite. The date night dinner costs R595 per couple. Find out more here.
Friday Drinks at Even After All
FRI AUG 19 Head down to 44 Stanley and enjoy your Friday night cocktails and DJ sets at the fun 70s diner-inspired spot Even After All who are hosting a party with Bilal Da DJ. Throw on the retro leather jacket, grab your mates and enjoy the groovy house tunes from Soweto’s Bilal Da DJ. Admission is free.
SAT AUG 20 9 On Saturdays, all roads lead to Braamfontein’s The Playground market with a jam-packed line-up of brilliant food, cocktails, DJs and live music, and the coolest collection of local street fashion on sale. The weekend starts here! The market is open 09:00–18:00, entrance is free until 11:00, thereafter entry costs R20.
SUN AUG 21 Lemon season is upon us in Joburg and you get to bring along the family to pick out some Lisbon lemons and other herbs and vegetables at Ganico Organic Farm in Muldersdrift. The farm gates opens at 10:00 for visitors to come and start harvesting and close at 14:00. During your visit you can also join a guided tour of the farm (every 30 minutes) to learn about growing food organically. Booking is essential and space is very limited. Costs R185 for a farm box of your own picked lemons, edible flowers and veggies. Book online here. The Ganico Organic Farm is located at 250 Tuohyvale Rd Krugersdorp.
UNTIL SUN AUG 21 To celebrate the theatre’s 60th birthday, Joburg Theatre stages a spectacular new production of Mozart’s classic “opera buffa” Don Giovanni. For this major celebratory show, the theatre has pulled out all the stops with an international cast of performers, a full symphony orchestra, and dazzling sets. Singing the role of Don Ottavio is South African-born tenor Musa Nkuna, who is also an artistic consultant on this production. Tickets cost R250-R550. Find out more and book here.
SAT SEP 3 Join us and MicroAdventure Tours for the second edition of our Iconic Views Experience, a sensational Saturday evening tour of the city that takes in our signature bubbly stop on Munro Drive, the grand Randlords mansion Northwards for a tour and refreshments and the iconic Ponte where we will be hosted on a tour (including a visit the famous ‘core’) of this iconic architectural landmark by Dlala Nje followed by drinks and food on the 51st floor. This experience costs R850 and includes food and refreshments and all transport. Booking is essential! Book your place here on Quicket.