We’re well into October and the new month was off to a great start. We hope you’ve accomplished your goals this past week. It’s time to relax, recoup, live your best life, and have an amazing time at these hot events this weekend.
Check out our top five things to do this weekend:
12 October: The Printing Girls Gallery at The Bioscope
The Printing Girls is an all-female collective of artists working in the medium of printmaking. In their permanent space at The Bioscope, exhibitions of their work are now held and change monthly. Each month, the body of work will be tied together by a different theme. This October, the theme is ‘Twist’. Each piece will be available as an edition of 3.
13 October: #District
Hosted in Newtown from 13 – 14 October, #District is a global street festival and the culmination of world genre music, art, food, photography and theatre with a strong focus on sustainable events. This urban festival aims to create a festival platform that cultivates synergy between various cultures, backgrounds and demographics in a clean, safe and inclusive environment. The festival is committed to assist in tackling issues such as recycling, safety as well as infrastructure challenges within Newtown’s precinct as well as incorporating all businesses in the event footprint with support offered in programming for the festival and ultimately transforming Newtown into a walking #District for two days, throwing open all doors to the public.
13 October: Drop-in Drawing with Bronwen Findlay
Wits Art Museum offers a free drawing class, inspired by their latest exhibition, every second Saturday of the month. Bronwen Findlay will explore the lithography printmaking technique through the artwork in the exhibition The Art of Lithography: A Collaborative Expression of LL Editions.
14 October: Stadium Dash Joburg
Now a 6,5km challenge, Stadium Dash Joburg is action packed with adventure at every turn. The challenge is brought to you by Jump City with a route that will take you to the dizzying heights of Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg Stadium, Ellispark Arena and the Ellispark swimming pool. Entries are open and available on www.jumpcitychallenge.com
14 October: The Nutcracker
Catch the final show of The Nutcracker as Joburg Ballet brings to sparkling life one of the most popular and beloved classical ballets in the world with an enchanting new production. With exquisite dancing, sumptuous sets and Tchaikovsky’s captivating music played live by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nutcracker is an unforgettable treat for children and adults alike. Tickets available on www.joburgtheatre.com or www.webtickets.co.za from R100 – R475.