January Highlights in Joburg

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Welcome, 2018! It’s a new year, with new resolutions and new adventures to be had. Check out this round up of 10 of the best events happening in Joburg this month.

Planet Mirth

ALAN COMMITTEE IN PLANET MIRTH

Alan Committie returns to the stage with his brand new stand-up show. This docu-comedy features high energy physical antics combined with witty wordplay and observations. Using stand up and sketches, Planet Mirth offers a comic look into everything – Committie attempts to hysterically unpack history, geography, science and even sport.

Where: Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, Fourways
When: 19 January to 25 February
Tickets: Book Now

 

Gin and Bubble Fest

GIN & BUBBLY FESTIVAL

With craft flavour-infused gin, a selection of international gin and tonic cocktails, and a brand-new bubbly (Prosecco) on tap, the Gin & Bubbly Festival features a variety of gin and tonics for tasting. Be sure not to miss out: there are free cocktails and bubbly to the first 50 women and free gin and tonics to the first 50 men.

Where: Hashtag Kitchen and Bar, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, The Colony Shopping Centre, Craighall Park, Johannesburg
When: 20 January
Tickets: free

 

parklife

PARKLIFE FESTIVAL

The annual gourmet and music festival returns, headlined by folk duo Angus and Julia Stone who make their way to South Africa for the first time. Along with the Australian siblings, Alice Phoebe Lou makes her debut at Parklife as well.

When: 27 January
Where: Mark’s Park, Emmarentia
Tickets: Book Now

 

bright young chefs

BRIGHT YOUNG CHEFS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Bright Young Chefs hosts a holiday baking workshop for kids over the age of three. The cost includes a chef’s hat, use of all the equipment and ingredients needed, refreshments, aprons (for use only) and takeaway containers. Depending on the day booked, the children get to bake Christmas tree brownies, gingerbread cookies, cupcakes, fruit mince pies and a Christmas cake.

Where: Bright Young Chefs, 123 Kessel St, Fairland, Randburg
When: On until 12 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

Off the Wall

OFF THE WALL

Everard Read Gallery and CIRCA present a group sculpture exhibition, entitled Off the Wall. The shows invites the viewer to move through both gallery spaces and explore the vast array of works on display by many South African artists. The diverse range of mediums and exploration of subject matter is testament to how dynamic local artists can be.

Where: Everard Read Gallery, 6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg
When: On until 30 January
Tickets: free

 

The Colour Purple

THE COLOUR PURPLE

Janice Honeyman directs the South African première production of the Tony award-winning musical. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, The Colour Purple follows the story of a poor, pregnant 14-year-old with nobody to talk to but her sister and God.

Where: Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Blvd, Braamfontein
When: 31 January to 4 March
Tickets: Book Now

 

At the Dino Expo

AT THE DINO EXPO

The dinosaur expo returns to Johannesburg with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs on display. Activities include the Wits University fossil display, a tour of 15 minutes, dino fossil digging, a jumping castle, dino egg instant photos, and various kids’ rides.

Where: Flora Mall, 13 Conrad St Cnr Ontdekkers, Roodepoort
When: On until 14 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

Olga Scheps

OLGA SCHEPS PIANO RECITAL

As part of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, German-Russian pianist Olga Scheps performs live. She is joined by JIMF Artistic Director, Florian Uhlig, for a four-hands programme that includes Schubert’s Wander Fantasy and an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

Where: Northwards House, 21 Rockridge Rd, Parktown
When: 26 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns

KAIZER CHIEFS vs MAMELODI SUNDOWNS

See a live soccer match between the Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Where: FNB Stadium, Soccer City Ave, Nasrec, Johannesburg
When: 27 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

ANDRE THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST

André is back with his one-man show with a heap of volunteers. Trained by Max Collie, André is known for his ability to make people jump around on stage at the snap of a finger. He makes his volunteers speak moon language, forget their names, impersonate chickens and perform a host of other routines.

Where: Studio Theatre, Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, Fourways
When: 19 January to 18 March
Tickets: Book Now

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