October Highlights in Joburg

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October isn’t just for ghouls, goblins and things that go ‘bump’ in the night. Though, you’ll find plenty things to do in Joburg this month that’ll make you screech (with excitement, we hope). Here’s a list of 10 of our favourite, squeal-worthy events.

Matilda the Musical

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Pieter Toerien presents the South African production of Matilda The Musical, the award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by Roald Dahl’s classic book. The production is now in its 7th year in London.

Where: Teatroa at Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 17 October to 2 December
Tickets: Book Now

 

Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair Mike Turner Photography

SANLAM HANDMADE CONTEMPORARY FAIR

The annual Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair sees the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner transformed from a concrete slab into a place where designers, chefs and vignerons meet to set up shop and share their products and stories.

Where: Rooftop, Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Dr, Hyde Park
When: 12 to 14 October
Tickets: Book Now

 

Paw Patrol Live

PAW PATROL LIVE

Based on the Nickelodeon hit animated TV series, PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue comes to South Africa with its new tour, bringing the kids’ favourite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure.

Where: Ticketpro Dome, cnr Northumberland Rd & Olievenhout Ave, North Riding
When: 20 & 21 October
Tickets: Book Now

 

Tshepang poster image by Gerhard Marx

TSHEPANG

Mncedisi Shabangu and Nonceba Constance Didi star in this story of redemption, written and directed by Lara Foot. The play shines a light on the truth about the high infantile rape statistics in South Africa.

Where: The Fringe, Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Blvd, Braamfontein
When: 16 to 28 October
Tickets: Book Now

 

Publik Winefair JHB

PUBLIK WINEFAIR JHB

An artisan tasting showcasing a community of independent producers. Guests have the chance to taste rare, small-production wines and unusual grape varieties as well as engage with independent winemakers and growers who share a passion for crafting quality wine.

Where: Turbine Hall, 65 Ntemi Piliso St, Newtown
When: 21 October
Tickets: Book Now

 

When Ballet Meets Jazz

WHEN BALLET MEETS JAZZ

In a ground-breaking artistic collaboration, When Ballet Meets Jazz brings together a group of young classical and contemporary dancers from Mzansi Ballet and Carstens Ireland Ballet Studio, and a formidable sextet of amazing Jazz musicians.

Where: Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 24 to 28 October
Tickets: Book Now

 

SA Fashion Week

SA FASHION WEEK

Celebrating 21 years in the fashion industry, more than 60 designers showcase their autumn/winter 2019 collections. The week includes the sought after SAFW New Talent Search, the Cape Wool SA Designer Challenge and the StyleBySA Collections by WW.

Where: Protea Court, Sandton City Rooftop, Sandton City, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandton
When: 23 to 27 October
Tickets: Book Now

 

Peter Magubane: A Photographic Review

A PHOTOGRAPHIC REVIEW

An exhibition by iconic South African photographer, Doctor Peter Magubane, The Photographic Review invites viewers an opportunity to imaginatively revisit the everyday experiences and aspirant struggles of black South Africans living (and dying) under apartheid.

Where: FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg, Bunting Rd Campus, Bunting Rd, Auckland Park
When: 1 October to 2 November
Tickets: free

 

Nelson Mandela Benefit Concert

NELSON MANDELA BENEFIT CONCERT

A fundraising concert benefiting the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Lineup includes Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lu Dlamini, Qadasi and Maqhinga, The Muffinz, Urban Village and Dayne Rothbletz, Mosoeu Ketlele – Mzanzi Nursery Rhymes and the Skororkoro Ensemble.

Where: NIROX Sculpture Park, 24 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp
When: 27 October
Tickets: Book Now

 

Pinotage and Biltong Festival

PINOTAGE AND BILTONG FESTIVAL

Spend the day tasting some of South Africa’s finest Pinotage, paired with quality biltong flavours by locally based Billa B & Co Biltong Deli. Dress code for the day is purple and white.

Where: Leriba Hotel, 245 End Ave, Clubview, Centurion
When: 13 & 14 October
Tickets: Book Now

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