Things to do This Weekend in Johannesburg

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Enter the first weekend of June in style with this diverse selection of things to do this weekend in Johannesburg. Take your pick from a variety of activities, from wonderful wine tasting events to unique crafting opportunities.

People pour and taste their wine at The Winter Feast this weekend in Johannesburg

Indulge in a Babylonstoren wine tasting and pairing experience at The Winter Feast

The Winter Feast is the ultimate opportunity for Joburgers to explore the award-winning wines of Babylonstoren right on their doorstep. Joburg’s passionate food and wine lovers come together for an all-day celebration of carefully paired fine vintages from Babylonstoren while the team at Ground the Venue elevate the experience with a three-course set menu. A Babylonstoren sommelier or expert also hosts a guided tasting of the wine farm’s best offering.

Cost: R850pp, book via Dineplan

When: 7 to 9 Jun | 7 Jun, 5pm to 10.30pm | 8 & 9 Jun, 12pm to 6pm
Where: The Tobacco Shed at Ground the Venue, Plot 19, Driefontein Rd, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg

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Wine is poured in front of a patron's meal this weekend in Johannesburg

Savour the flavours of the Cradle at the exclusive Cradle Taste wine-pairing event

Indulge in a sensory journey, pairing the finest wines with delectable dishes, all amidst the stunning backdrop of a South African heritage site, the Maropeng Official Visitor Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The event features a delightful six-course meal paired with David Finlayson Wines, known for being produced from top quality Burgundean and Bordeaux grape varieties. Kimberleigh Tommy, CEO at the Palaeontological Scientific Trust, will give a short talk.

Guests are to arrive at 5pm for dinner to begin at 6pm. There is limited space available, so reserve a seat via email fast for an unforgettable culinary experience!

Cost: R485pp, book via email at sellor@maropeng.co.za

When: 8 Jun | Dinner at 6pm, guests to arrive at 5pm
Where: The Tumulus at Maropeng Official Visitor Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, R400, Krugersdorp

A person knotting Macrame

Join Macrame and Co.’s Macrame Workshop for a craft activity that dives into the art of knotting

Learn how to knot a boho plant hanger from scratch with this guided macrame workshop. Join Macrame and Co. on 9 June for a cozy craft session at HoneyBrew Cafe and dive into the art of knotting while sipping on delicious beverages. Craft supplies are provided in the ticket price along with a food and beverage voucher. Attendees are to bring their own pot to customise and personalise, and no experience is required to participate.

Cost: R390pp, book via email at macrame.kimandco@gmail.com

When: 9 Jun, 10am to 12pm
Where: HoneyBrew Cafe, Honeydew Eco Village, 281 Honeydew Rd W, Northriding, Johannesburg

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Jagermeister Pop-up Market

Browse the Jagermeister Pop-up Market for fashion, art and creative inspiration

The Jagermeister Pop-Up Market is a revolutionary collaboration that combines fashion, art, and music in a unique and immersive experience. It brings together the best of South African talent, with exclusive collections from emerging local designers, interactive art installations, and live music performances.

There is also a series of interactive installations, live demonstrations and exclusive events that will transform the space into a lively and engaging environment, with a dedicated area for workshops and talks, providing insights into the creative processes behind the designs and the stories of the designers. Special events, including launch parties, DJ sets, and art exhibitions, will be hosted throughout the run.

Cost: Free

When: 6 – 15 June 2024
Where: Meister Market Pop Up, 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Robert Sobukwe

Experience the EMBO Music, Exhibition, Dialogue celebrating Robert Sobukwe

Embo – a programme that uses music, exhibition, and dialogue to commemorate historical icons and events – hosts an exhibition honouring Mkhulu Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe. Curated by Ms. Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, the exhibition gives viewers a glimpse into Sobukwe’s selfless contributions to South Africa and details his resilience to the brutality visited upon him.

The 2-day event includes lectures and panel discussions, and a music concert featuring the IsiXhosa-inspired music of Odwa Bongo and the sounds of Zawadi yaMungu. The only known meeting between Steve Biko and Sobukwe in Ga-Kgosi Galeshewe is the inspiration for a song by the band Iphupho L’ka Biko.

Cost: Exhibition and Talks: Free | Music Concert R100 Book via Webtickets

When: 8 to 9 June | Exhibition & Talks: 10am to 4pm | Music Concert: 6pm to 9pm
Where: Gibson Kente Theatre at Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani Link and Bolani Rd, Jabulani, Soweto

Trailseeker - Die Bosveld MTB

Get on your Bike with Trailseeker #3 Die Bosveld MTB

Situated on Dr Swanepoel Drive in Montana, Pretoria, #3 Die Bosveld offers a sanctuary for all trail lovers. Against the backdrop of a pristine dam and towering, tree-covered koppies, cyclists can be sure of a captivating ride through diverse terrains suitable to riders of all skill and fitness levels.

Another brand-new, central location in the Ford Trailseeker Series, this inclusion promises novel challenges and surprises, making it a must-not-miss event for seasoned riders and newcomers, especially as #3 Die Bosveld is the only MTB event to be hosted exclusively at this location. From an easy tour around the koppies on an open jeep track to more challenging, flowy singletrack, riders can expect a thrilling, vibrant dash through the bush.

Cost:R210-R445. Book via Howler

When: 8 June 2024 from 8am
Where: Die Bosveld Outdoor Lifestyle Venue, Dr Swanpoel Ext Cnr, N1, Doornpoort 295-Jr, Pretoria

Mamma Mia!

Grab Your Last Chance to see Mamma Mia!

It’s the last weekend for the guaranteed feel-good experience that celebrates the magic of ABBA’s music and the beauty of human connections. With its heartwarming storytelling, unforgettable tunes, and endearing characters, Mamma Mia! invites audiences to laugh, dance, and share in the journey of love.

Featuring a full South African cast, crew, and band, and headed by an award-winning South African creative team, Mamma Mai! combines the finest talent this country has to offer both on and off stage. Produced by Showtime Management, the musical production also features the timeless ABBA songs composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, including ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’; ‘Dancing Queen’; ‘I Have a Dream’; ‘Voulez Vous,’ and many more.

Cost: R200 – R550pp. Book via Ticketmaster

When: 13 April to 9 June 2024 | Tues to Sat 8pm | Sat matinee 3pm | Sun 2pm & 6pm
Where: The Teatro, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg

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