Things To Do This Weekend in Joburg and Pretoria


This weekend in Joburg and Pretoria features a wonderful variety of activities to give anyone just the right fill of fun. Whether you are in the mood to see a hilarious comedy show, enjoy incredible live acts, stop by delightful bubbles and champagne festival, witness eye-opening exhibitions, or tackle an activity with the entire family, Joburg and its surrounds have got just what you are looking for.

Three people cheers their glasses of champagne - this weekend in Joburg and Pretoria

Get a taste of all things bubbles at the Joburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Fest

Guests of the Joburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Fest get to be surrounded by the finest bubbles from South Africa and France at a weekend affair perfect for connoisseurs. The festival features bubbly tastings, food, meet-and-greets with winemakers, live music, and so much more. The dress code is sophisticated floral chic attire, and while tickets for the weekend are available for purchase online, tickets for the first exclusive day of the event can only be arranged by email ( READ MORE

Cost: R380 – R2 250pp, book via Webtickets

When: 17 May, 6pm to 10pm | 18 May, 11am to 4pm | 19 May, 11am to 3pm
Where: Inanda Club, Forrest Rd & 6th Ave, Inanda, Sandton, Johannesburg

Marc Lottering live in Johannesburg
Marc Lottering and Alfred Adriaan

Roar into laughter as comedians Alfred Adriaan and Marc Lottering join forces

Top South African comedians, Alfred Adriaan and Marc Lottering, join forces to bring audiences their best material as performed over the last few years. Both comics have been packing out theatres locally and abroad, and their respective fans can expect to be treated to two hours of sheer hilarity. Adriaan has solidified himself as one of the country’s strongest comedic talents, unafraid to poke fun at himself, while Marc has become a household name in comedy, harnessing various talents in his shows. Together, the pair are a comedic force to be reckoned with.

Cost: R250pp, book via Webtickets

When: 17 May, from 7.30pm
Where: Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, Corner of Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg


Pop-up sarmies and DJ sets at Mother-in-Law in Craighall Park

The Sonic Palate food and music pop-up will once again take over Mother-In-Law, a contemporary Indian eatery in Craighall Park. Expect a special menu with special sandwiches and a few selected dishes to tuck into under the guidance of Head Chef, Denzel Moses.  And to set the mood, DJs K Skits and Whitney Swartz will hit the decks for vibey beats well into the evening.

Cost: Free entry, a la carte menu

When: Saturday, 18 May from 4pm
: Mother-in-Law, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall, Johannesburg

Runners for the family run/walk this weekend in Joburg and Pretoria

Gather the family for a fun run at The Wedge Shopping Centre

Family and friends are welcome to one of The Wedge Shopping Centre’s biggest community events, the family run walk hosted in partnership with the folks at Run/Walk Life. Choose between a 5km or 8km loop route that kicks off at 7am at the shopping centre. The routes lead through the scenic and suburban parts of Morningside, Sandton. There are also exciting activities at The Wedge to keep everyone entertained, and plenty of opportunities for participants to stand a chance to win great prizes. READ MORE

Cost: Free entry, online registration is required to join the race and walk

When: 18 May, Starts 7am (8km) | 7:15am (5km)
Where: Meet at The Wedge Shopping Centre, 255 Rivonia Rd, Morningside, Sandton

Century HomeShow 2024

Head out to a luxury home show with a difference in Midrand

Century Property Developments invites visitors to the Century HomeShow 2024, an exclusive event poised to redefine the standards of luxury living within the award-winning Helderfontein Residential Estate in Midrand. Scheduled across two weekends, visitors can look forward to witnessing the ultimate showdown among South Africa’s top residential architects and builders, and even have a chance to win a variety of sponsored prizes by voting for the “Home of the Century” at the show.

The show promises an immersive experience, featuring guided estate tours, interactive exhibits, and a chance to explore six exquisite showhouses that epitomise architectural brilliance and design ingenuity. Admission to Century HomeShow 2024 is complimentary, offering attendees an opportunity to discover the allure of Helderfontein Residential Estate firsthand as they cast their votes.

Cost: Free entry

When: Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May from 9am to 5pm
Where: Helderfontein Residential Estate, 1 Broadacres Dr, Zevenfontein 407-Jr, Midrand

Priddy Ugly

Vibe out to the rap stylings of Priddy Ugly live at The Marabi Club

Succeeding the release of his final album, DUST, in early 2024 – the third instalment of a genre-defining trilogy that has spawned modern-day classics including ‘Soil,’ ‘1632,’ ‘Ntja’ka’ and ‘Mosha’ – 33-year-old local rap royalty, Priddy Ugly, sets off to take the audience along a spectacular musical journey that chronicles his extensive career. This epic live performance is accompanied by a five-piece live band, as well as a handful of special guests. VIP ticket holders also get to enjoy an exclusive after-party.

Cost: R150pp | R200 (VIP), book via Quicket

When: 17 May, 7pm to midnight
Where: The Marabi Club, Maboneng Precinct, 54 Siemert Rd, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg

Black-and-white Roger Ballen polaroid featuring someone wearing a monstrous mask
A polaroid image from ‘The Uncanny Lens’ by Roger Ballen.

Visit the ‘Polaroids’ exhibition presented by influential photographic artist, Roger Ballen

Rand Club invites guests to ‘Polaroids’: A Presentation by Roger Ballen. One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s photographs span over 50 years. Originally from the United States, Ballen has found a home for himself and his art in South Africa, where he has resided for decades now producing works that are meant to challenge audiences and make them question notions of ‘reality.’

He has also collaborated with various local artists, including Die Antwoord and the Cape Town Opera. The presentation features breakfast and lunch for attendees, so book a table via email to avoid disappointment (

Cost: Free entry, book and/or donate to the rand Club via Quicket

When: 18 May, 11am to 1pm
Where: Rand Club, 33 Loveday St, Marshalltown, Johannesburg

Jonathan Roxmouth
Jonathan Roxmouth | Photo: Jaco Bothma, Empire Photography

A musical salute to Liberace with Jonathan Roxmouth

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra presents Candelabra Classics – A Pianistic Salute to Liberace – featuring Jonathan Roxmouth and conducted by Eddie Clayton. This first-of-its-kind collaboration is on stage in Parktown for two shows only this May.

Join Roxmouth and the full Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra as they play a mix of favourite classics, songs and spectacles made famous by the renowned pianist, singer and showman, Liberace. This is the last opportunity for music lovers in Joburg to enjoy Roxmouth on stage again before he heads to international shores to rejoin the World Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’.

Programme highlights during the two unforgettable performances include the works of Addinsell, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Grieg, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Strauss and Tchaikovsky.

Cost: R170 – R400pp, book via Quicket

When: Fri, 17 May at 7.30pm | Sun, 19 May at 3pm
Where: Wits Linder Auditorium, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg

Shepstone Gardens

Private garden tours in Houghton this Sunday

Summer Gardens is hosted by Gardens of the Golden City offers a glimpse into the enchanting world of beautiful private gardens. on Sunday, 19 May, the spotlight is on Shepstone Gardens with its mix of verdant and intriguing concealed spaces, captivating visitors with a theatrical display of nature’s wonders.

Intrigue lurks in every corner, with hidden alcoves and secluded nooks inviting visitors to lose themselves in the garden’s secrets. The owner took inspiration from 18th-century English gardens, especially in terms of the views and different levels. Plant-wise, this is a garden of contrasts – lofty ferns are underplanted with clivias and on the sunny inclines succulents and aloes create a blaze of colours. There will be a Tea Garden to refresh afterwards.

Cost: R50pp, pay at entrance

When: Sunday, 19 May from 9:30am to 3pm
Where: Shepstone Gardens, 12 Hope Rd, Mountain View, Houghton, Johannesburg

The members of the Jozi Youth Dance Company

Experience the timeless fairytale, ‘Cinderella,’ told through dance by the Jozi Youth Dance Company

The Jozi Youth Dance Company proudly presents a mesmerizing rendition of the classic fairytale, ‘Cinderella,’ against a backdrop of mystery. This enchanting production promises to transport audiences into a world where darkness intertwines with the magic of love and the lines between good and evil blur in a ground where dreams and nightmares aren’t so far apart. The production features choreography by Mario Gaglione and guest artists from the Joburg Ballet.

Cost: R180pp, book via Webtickets

When: 18 May, showings at 3pm & 7pm
Where: Main Theatre at Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort


Realistic drawings of Chris Brown, Nipsey Hussle and Xxxtentacion
Realistic portraits of musicians Chris Brown, Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacion by Knight Art

Discover relatively unknown local artists at Unheard Voices

Join Tshepo Mokgalagadi at The South African State Theatre from May 6 to 31 for an exquisite exhibition that celebrates the essence of art, amplifies unheard voices, and honours the timeless beauty of traditional realism. The exhibition is in collaboration with a self-taught artist from Pretoria known online as Knight Art. The first-time showcasing artist specialises in realistic portrait art which he has applied to sketches of various prominent actors and rappers.

Cost: Free entry

When: 6 to 31 May
Where: The South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria

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