Things To Do This Weekend in Johannesburg

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Take full advantage of the upcoming long weekend and take your pick from an array of exciting activities and events on offer this weekend in Johannesburg. Whether you’re the type to brave the winter cold for a good time, or enjoy a more laidback, indoor activity, there is something for everyone. Expect creative markets, live music, food and drink experiences, opportunities to get active, theatrical and dance performances and more.

Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre O.R. Tambo

Father’s Day lunch at The Mural Bar

If your dad’s a fan of good food and drink, treat him to a lavish Father’s Day lunch spread at The Mural Bar in Kempton Park. The team is taking a departure from the traditional seven colours for a more modern take that dares to be different.

The buffet set menu features multiple courses, build-your-own salads, and wholesome vegetable sides made with seasonal ingredients by Executive Chef Johan van Rooyen. All guests are greeted with a well-deserved glass of bubbles and live music will be performed throughout the afternoon.

Cost: R385pp, includes a welcoming glass of sparkling wine, starter, mains, and dessert served buffet-style. Book online via email info.ortambo@radisson.com or call 011 100 4436

When: Sunday, 16 June from 12:30pm to 3pm
Where: The Mural Bar at Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre O.R. Tambo, 3rd Ave, Bredell AH, Kempton Park

Jagemeister Meister Market Pop-up

Pop in at the Jägermeister Meister Market Winter Pop-up

This weekend marks the last days of the Jägermeister Meister Market Pop-up, inviting clothing and music lovers to the unveiling of fresh new fashion collaborations whilst talented DJs light up the decks. This Friday’s event is titled ‘Friends of Jägermeister’, and features appearances from Mbali Vibes, Goodguy Styles, Shady (Piano Guy), Tshegu, 031 Choppa, DJ Kaymo, Jimm & Tonic and Mashbeatz Wordz. The Saturday following is the event’s closing party with music from Djy Biza, DJ Sandiso, Sfarzo Rtee, Maglera Doe Boy, DJ Venom, Ggoldie and Am’Yoli.

Cost: Free entry

When: Fri, 14 Jun & Sat, 15 Jun from 5.30pm daily
Where: 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Girls on Bikes

Take a winter bike ride through the city with Girls on Bikes

Girls on Bikes is a Banditz Bicycle Club initiative aimed at creating safer spaces for girls to cycle through bicycle lessons and social rides. Join them for an early morning bike ride this Saturday, starting at the Cycle Boutique at 44 Stanley. Participants should not forget to eat something before the ride to give them the necessary fuel they would need, and bring along a small snack, some water, sunscreen and a hat.

Cost: From R200pp, book via Quicket

When: Sat, 15 Jun from 9am to 11.30am | Arrive at 8.30am
Where: 44 Stanley, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg

Obakeng Masilo with his artworks
2023 CCAC Student Competition winner, Obakeng Masilo (left) with two of his artworks.

Enjoy a special art tour from the Constitutional Court Art Collection

The Constitutional Court Trust, a custodian of the Constitutional Court Art Collection (CCAC), hosts a special tour for the official unveiling of the winning artworks of the inaugural CCAC Student Competition 2023. The CCAC Student Competition was a pilot programme for printmaking and photography students. This art tour event grants the previous winning artists the platform to present their work, whilst the announcement of the 2024 edition winners takes place.

Along with the 2023 winners, Bheki Anderson Sibiya, Kamogelo Violet Sebopa, Obakeng Masilo, and Rametse Gilbert Maepa getting to showcase their art, the tour also includes artworks from the new public gallery exhibition installed in April. Attendees are advised to RSVP via email in order to attend.

Cost: Free | RSVP via ccac@concourttrust.org.za

When: Sat, 15 Jun from 10am to 11.30am
Where: Constitutional Court Trust, 1 Hospital Street, Constitution Hill, Hospital St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Local artist, Mars Baby performs on the NarowBi stage
Local artist, Mars Baby performs on the NarowBi stage (Credit: garvageart)

Experience a day of music and creative expression at the NarowBi Party Market

NarowBi is a regular event that brings together stalls and artists for a full day of music, art, style, love, inspiration and more. This weekend, they transform Arts on Main into a dynamic party and market experience for another instalment of their popular events.  The party segment includes grooving to the rhythms of talented DJs and live performers and the market offers a curated selection of stalls showcasing local artisans, designers, and makers showing off unique handmade treasures.

Food stalls are also on site and drinks are available for purchase throughout the evening. Guests this weekend can expect performances from talented local artists including Joda Kgosi and Cindii Masina, and DJ sets from JustTravisCPT, Unosii, MHMMD and more.

Cost: From R150pp, book via Quicket

When: Sat, 15 Jun from 2pm to 11pm
Where: Arts On Main, 264 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg

Louis Mhlanga
Jazz guitarist, Louis Mhlanga

Witness African jazz legend, Louis Mhlanga performing live

Zimbabwean-born Louis Mhlanga is hailed as one of the best African jazz guitarists alive, and this weekend he graces the stage to wow the crowd, accompanied by a talented selection of musicians. Louis takes the stage on guitar, supported by Michael Phillips on bass, Basi Mahlasela on percussion, and Rob Watson on drums.

Cost: R150pp, book via Quicket

When: Sat, 15 Jun from 7pm to 11pm
Where: Niki’s Oasis, 138 Lilian Ngoyi St, Newtown, Johannesburg

Coppelia promo images
Credit: Sophia Auger

The Youth Russian Ballet Company presents ‘Coppélia’

The Youth Russian Ballet Company is proud to present a captivating performance of the beloved classic ballet, ‘Coppélia,’ this June. Transporting audiences into a world of enchantment, this production promises an unforgettable evening filled with romance, mystery, and breathtaking artistry. Set against the backdrop of a charming European village, ‘Coppélia’ tells the tale of Franz and Swanilda, a young couple whose lives are forever changed by the enigmatic Coppélia, a doll created by the eccentric Dr. Coppélius.

Cost: R100 – R300pp, book via Webtickets

When: Sat, 15 Jun at 12pm and 5pm | Sun, 16 Jun at 11am and 4pm
Where: Main Theatre at Roodepoort Theatre, Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort

Runners' legs covered in glowsticks this weekend in Johannesburg

Light up the evening at the Glow Neon Run

Glow Neon Run is a family and community fundraising event that transforms from day to night. It offers a food market, entertainment and family fun, culminating in a glow-in-the-dark 5km night run. Each ticket purchase includes a GLOW T-shirt and glowsticks, as well as a GLOW drawstring bag. Neon gear, toys and equipment, as well as food and refreshments are available onsite.

Note that tickets for the market only are also available separately. These general ticketholders are not allowed to participate in the race, nor can they receive any merchandise, but are granted all-day access to the market and entertainment.

Cost: From R120pp, book via Computicket

When: Sat, 15 Jun from 12pm to 10pm
Where: John Vorster Stadion, Nigel

Attendees eating and laughing at the Mzansi Food and Drink Show

Experience a five-in-one culinary expo at the Mzansi Food & Drink Show

The Fire & Feast, Coffee & Chocolate, Fine Food & Wine, Bar & Good Spirits, and the Mzansi Food Market festivals have all been brought together under one roof for the Mzansi Food & Drink Show. Enjoy a fun-filled day of food and drink tastings, cook-alongs, masterclasses, competitions, and so much more. Explore the trendiest ingredients and the latest tools and appliances and discover new products from exhibitors. This is a wholesome, family day out and the perfect way to celebrate the long weekend.

Cost: R230pp | R995pp (VIP) | R2 995pp (VVIP) | Book via Howler. Note that all tickets are day passes.

When: Sat, 15 Jun & Sun, 16 Jun from 9am to 6pm | Mon, 17 Jun from 9am to 5pm | See the Expo’s daily programme here
Where: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate, Midrand

Be transported on a journey of heartbreak ‘The King of Broken Things’

The King of Broken Things‘ is an adventurous excursion into the rehabilitation of broken and discarded objects, hearts included. This bittersweet journey, viewed through the unfiltered mind of a child, wise beyond his years, rehabilitates every heart. ‘The King of Broken Things’ is a journey into the broken heart of a young boy, a journey of discovery through his experiments, projects, and creations. Through the boy’s sense of abandonment and his outlook on the world, the audience is challenged to acknowledge their own ‘brokenness’.

Cost: R100 – R200pp, book via Webtickets

When: 5 to 23 Jun | Various showings at 11am, 3pm and 7pm
Where: The Market Theatre,136 Lilian Ngoyi St, Newtown, Johannesburg

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