Weekend fun to look forward to in Joburg

Neighbourgoods Market makes for a vibrant shopping experience in the heart of Braamfontein.
Neighbourgoods Market makes for a vibrant shopping experience in the heart of Braamfontein.

What’s happening this weekend:

Seven Sounds is for the music lovers and those who enjoy and appreciate a diverse collection of musical genres.

Each line-up showcases seven original artists, creating a sonic landscape both eclectic and unique.

Taking place in the urban park Common Ground, Seven Sounds is the perfect addition to the thriving artistic community which is the Maboneng Precinct.

This time around the line up includes industry heavyweights such as Arno Carstens and Toya Delazy.

Time: 10am to 5pm

Date: 30 May

Venue: Common Grounds, Maboneng


Converse will be touring Braamfontein over two weekends in a mobile unit near the popular Neighbourgoods Market.

Make sure to be rocking your favourite Chuck Taylors to get your very own Made By You Sneaker Portrait, compliments of Converse.

Time: 9am to 3pm

Date: 30 May

Venue: Near Braamfontein


Bigger and better than before, since the huge success of HELLO Sandton, Spiced Productions have decided its time that Joburg says HELLO to Jozi, block party style.

Time: 5pm

Date: 30 May

Venue: Carfax, Newtown


The Potjie of Hope cook-off is being held to raise funds for and awareness of The Villa of Hope, a home that cares for orphaned and abandoned children.

Time: 10am to 4pm

Date: 30 May

Venue: 28 Cavendish Road, Nancefield, Soweto


  • Sneaker Xchange: Sneakers 4 Change

Odd Generation and Maboneng Artist Collective have collaborated on the latest event for Sneaker4Change S.A and although the first event that was held last year was small, they still managed to collect 20 sneakers. An event is held every six months.

Time: 1pm until late

Date: 31 May

Venue: Common Grounds, Maboneng

Details: 071 043 9288; Sneakers for change


  • The 10th annual Oyster and Wine Festival

The festival will take place at Montecasino from 29 to 31 May.

10th Oyster & Wine festival set to rock Monte



What’s coming up next month:


The Tin Factory – Market Launch (6 – 7 June)

The Tin Factory is the newest market to be launched in Joburg, and aims to showcase and embrace some of South Africa’s finest artisans all under one roof.

This market takes place over two days in Kramerville, and has promised an eclectic ambiance which plays host to upmarket food and beverage vendors.

The venue for the launch is 20 Archimedes Street, Kramerville.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/thetinfactoryjhb?fref=ts



The Sheds@1Fox and the Greenside markets, which trade during the week, are also open on weekends.



Bryanston Organic Market

Neighbourgoods Market

Fordsburg Night Market



Rosebank Sunday Market

Market on Main

Fourways Farmer’s Market




DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival (6 June)

The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year.

Showcasing the finest gourmet food from some of South Africa’s top chef’s and the best international music, it is an experience not to be missed.

This year the headliner of the event is the queen of funk, Chaka Khan, who will no doubt get the crowd excited and on their feet.

Details: http://deliciousfestival.com/

Win tickets to the Delicious Festival 


Clarkson, Hammond and May Live (12 – 14 June)

The most anticipated motor event of the year is Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.

This year’s event will not only be made up of the hilarious trio, but will also feature a motorhead guest, Ken Block.

The live show will also feature an Italian Supercar Orchestra – using the glorious noises produced by the classic Lamborghini Miura, the sharply angled Countach, the superb Diablo and Murcielago and furthermore, what’s a Lambo-feast without the current flagship Aventador?

The event will take place at the TicketPro Dome.

Details: http://www.clarksonhammondandmaylive.co.za/

The SA Top Gear show becomes Clarkson, Hammond and May Live



ConHill Green Festival (1 – 3 June)

“The generation that destroys the environment is not the generation that pays the price. That is the problem.” – Prof. Wangari Mathai.

The ConHill Green Festival held at Constitution Hill will take place in commemoration of World Environment Week which runs from 1 June to 5.

The City of Johannesburg has also come on board and will be joining ConHill to raise awareness on environmental issues.



Encounters South African International Documentary Festival (4 – 14 June)

Africa’s leading documentary festival runs from 4-14 June at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau at the Cinema Nouveau at Rosebank and at The Bioscope in Johannesburg.

This festival features award winning documentaries including the biography of singer Kurt Cobain

Details: www.encounters.co.za



The Ice Age Exhibition (12 June – 8 August)

This 3 000m² exhibition was designed to be respectful of scientific research while also celebrating the delightful, entertaining side of natural evolution.

It includes 45 moving, life-size animals distributed among 12 scenes, as well as 11 animals in an interactive play area.

Details: http://theiceage.co.za/about-the-exhibition/

Exciting Ice Age exhibition edges closer


Literary Crossroads: Masande Ntshanga & SJ Naudé (2 June)

This evening will offer insights into two different literary landscapes and two different approaches how to respond to the world as a writer and intellectual.



A Night With The Stars (27 – 28 June)

The incomparable Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be starring alongside the talented Johannesburg Youth Orchestra for two shows only in A Night with the Stars at The Joburg Theatre.

Yvonne will be joined on stage by South African X-Factor winners FOUR who have enjoyed a meteoric rise since their win, the soulful Monde Msutwana, Annemarie Steenkamp and Mzansi Youth Choir to ensure a 2-hour musical experience not to be missed.

Details: 0861 670 670; www.joburgtheatre.com


Fête De La Musique Joburg (28 June)

It is loosely based on the annual French celebration of music and our South African version of the Fête de la Musique (music festival) aims to host the best of South African and French musical talent.

Completely different from a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is above all a popular and free event, open to any participants (amateur or professional musicians) who want to perform in it.



OneRepublic’s Native Tour (19 June)

OneRepublic have achieved huge international success throughout their career.

Their Native Tour is their largest to date, playing over 185 sold out dates around the world and South African fans are encouraged to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The concert will take place at the Coca Cola Dome in Randburg


Comedy Olympics (First Wednesday of each month)

The Comedy Olympics show is a one-of-a-kind open mic event, held at Melrose Arch, to showcase the comedic talents of Joburg’s known and unknown comedians.

New comers and experienced acts try out their best 5 minutes or new material! If you can make them laugh you can take the cash!

The winner of the night is voted by the audience and walks away with a cash prize.

Details: indiecomedie@gmail.com


Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate (26 June – 5 July)

Enjoy an extraordinary family winter school holiday outing with a new ice extravaganza, Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Come and see over 50 beloved Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Lilo and Stitch and many of the Disney Villains and Disney Princesses in a captivating compilation of popular holidays and celebrations from around the globe.

Details: www.disney.co.za

Disney on Ice comes to South Africa


La Traviata (6 June)

Gauteng Opera is thrilled to announce that it will be presenting a concert version of this heartbreakingly beautiful opera courtesy of funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

This special one-off concert performance of one of the most popular operas in the classical repertoire is sure to be a sumptuous treat, with seasoned South African opera professionals.


Magic Mike SA (Opened 29 May)

Magic Mike, an All Male Dinner Revue Show is set to make for a thrilling ladies night out! With your very own Mike, fulfilling your every whim, there’ll be sailors, super heroes or Christian Grey aplenty.

Set among a decadent dinner of your choice served by your very own Magic Mike with the likes of a chocolate gold leaf coated steak and a flaming Lamborghini to quench your raging thirst, the All Male Magic Mike Revue will leave tongues wagging, bootys’ shaking and every lady in the room wanting more Magic Mike.

Racine Edwardes

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