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April Highlights in Joburg

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April has a fair few public holidays and, whether you celebrate Easter or not, we’ve compiled a list of 10 events to keep you entertained on your days off (and any other day for that matter!).

chicago the musical

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL

The award-winning Broadway and West End musical Chicago returns to South Africa after 11 years, with an all-South African cast. Set in the 1920s, it is a story of murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery.

Where: Teatro, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 20 April to 26 May
Tickets: Book Now

rand show

THE RAND SHOW

The Rand Show 2019 marks the event’s 125th anniversary, making it one of the oldest and longest running lifestyle events in the world.

Where: Johannesburg Expo Centre, cnr Nasrec and Rand
When: 19 to 28 April
Tickets: Book Now

andrea bocelli

ANDREA BOCELLI

One of the world’s biggest classical stars, Andrea Bocelli, heads to Joburg for a live concert. He performs with a full 140-piece symphony orchestra and choir. He performs some of the most famous opera arias as well as some of his hit crossover songs.

Where: Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Rd and Olievenhout Ave, North Riding, Johannesburg
When: 18 April
Tickets: Book Now

out of the furnace

OUT OF THE FURNACE

‘Out of the Furnace’ is an international and transcultural collaboration between Cape Town’s Willie Bester and Austria’s Wolf Werdigier – both world-famous artists and thinkers. It is about healing the past through art, ideas and conscious intervention.

Where: The Melrose Gallery, 10 High Street, Melrose Arch
When: 14 March to 14 April
Tickets: Free

equus

 

EQUUS

Peter Shaffer’s iconic 1973 psychological thriller Equus graces the stage with an all-South African cast. The play is a visual dynamic exploration into the complex relationships between devotion, myth, and sexuality.

Where: Pieter Toerien Main Theatre, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 26 April to 26 May
Tickets: Book Now

men in tutus

MEN IN TUTUS

Men in Tutus is the incredibly popular all-male comedy ballet presented by Ballet Eloelle and performed by 19 prima dancers from around the world. This troupe of male ballerinas dances roles traditionally reserved for women.

Where: Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 12 to 14 April
Tickets: Book Now

Lusito Land Festival

LUSITO LAND FESTIVAL

The Lusito Land Festival celebrates Portuguese tradition and culture as well as the many cultures that make up Johannesburg and Gauteng. Known as one of the biggest family festivals, it’s a must to experience this week full of traditional Portuguese food, activities, dance and live music.

Where: 25 Cayman Rd, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg
When: 20 to 22 April & 26 to 28 April
Tickets: Book Now

Fairy Autumn Festival

FAIRY AUTUMN FESTIVAL

A day of magic and fun for all fairies and fantasy lovers. Kids can dress up and enjoy this day of fantasy-themed events. The highlight of the event is a walk along a fairy trail, where guests can spot fairies and their homes and villages.

Where: In The Forest Venue, 2 Aloe Ridge Drive, Walkerville, Johannesburg
When: 27 April
Tickets: Book Now

Eric Benet

SOULFUL NIGHT WITH ERIC BENÉT

R&B and Neo Soul singer, songwriter and actor Eric Benét performs live in SA for one night only. Benét is best known for hits like ‘Spend My Life With You’, ‘Hurricane’, ‘Chocolate Legs’ and ‘Why You Follow Me’.

Where: Sun Arena, Time Square, 209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria
When: 19 April
Tickets: Book Now

In Good Spirits Festival

IN GOOD SPIRITS

The In Good Spirits festival allows guests to taste gin, whiskey, tequila, rum, vodka, brandy, and mampoer. It brings together some of South Africa’s best mixologists to compete for cocktail of the year.

Where: The Country Club, 1 Napier Rd, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
When: 4 to 6 April
Tickets: Book Now

 

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