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April Highlights in Joburg

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Happy Easter, Joburgers! We’ve got the low-down on what’s happening in the city… after you’ve filled up on chocolates and hot-cross buns, of course. Here are 10 of our favourite events taking place in Joburg and surrounds this month.

Autumn Garden Show

THE AUTUMN GARDEN SHOW

Wander around an exclusive herb garden, a place filled with plants arranged in spirals, formal beds with statues and fountains, roses in rounds and flowering gems lining the pathways. Guests can also enjoy a cup of tea or a botanical gin cocktail on the deck, stop for lunch, or take a stroll along the avenues to shop for plants and all things gardening.

Where: The Herb Farm, 264 Summit Rd (R562), Bridle Park, Midrand
When: 22 to 22 April
Tickets: Book Now

 

domaine

DOMAINE

The Jozi Youth Dance Company presents their fourth annual production. Translated from French, Domaine, meaning “realms”, takes the audience on a journey through different worlds, stepping seamlessly from one existence to the next.

Where: Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Rd, Roodepoort
When: 19 to 22 April
Tickets: Book Now

 

Grand White

THE GRAND WHITE

The popular Grand White event returns to Johannesburg for another year. Spend an afternoon and evening together with friends and family at a secret location in a city. Guests are required to be dressed in white with a touch of green. There is a variety of food, live music, speeches and entertainment.

Where: Secret Location
When: 7 April
Tickets: Book Now

 

Kamers Joburg

KAMERS / MAKERS

South Africa’s premier celebration of handmade, proudly local products. The show features over a 150 makers selling everything from hand-carved wooden bow ties and hand-turned wine-barrel furniture to hand-crafted porcelain jewellery and hand-spun scarves, as well as fashion, food and music.

Where: St David’s Marist Inanda, 36 Rivonia Rd, Sandton
When: 26 to 29 April
Tickets: Book Now

 

Bottomless Coffee Band

BOTTOMLESS COFFEE BAND

The husband and wife folk duo perform live with tracks from their latest album. The pair present a multi-instrumental act, and have toured extensively throughout South Africa, Europe and the UK.

Where: Atterbury Theatre, Cnr Lynnwood Rd & Daventry St, Pretoria
When: 19 April
Tickets: Book Now

 

Lusito Land Festival

LUSITO LAND FESTIVAL

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 offers traditional food, live music, fair rides and plenty of entertainment.

Where: 25 Cayman Rd, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg
When: 26 April to 6 May
Tickets: Book Now

 

sophiatown

SOPHIATOWN

The classic musical returns to the stage and rekindles the life and vibrancy of old-style Sophiatown. A lively and memorable musical, Sophiatown returns with a new, young cast under the experienced eye of director Malcolm Purkey, bringing to life the legendary black cultural hub with all its politics, jazz and blues.

Where: SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria
When: 10 April to 13 May
Tickets: Book Now

 

Black Chronicles IV

BLACK CHRONICLES IV

Curated by Renée Mussai, this exhibition centres on the visual presence of black figures in Victorian Britain. Through the prism of studio photography, Black Chronicles IV explores politics of subjectivity, representation and agency, and continues Autograph ABP’s critical mission of annotating the cultural histories of photography by addressing its ‘missing chapters’.

Where: FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg, Bunting Rd Campus, Bunting Rd, Auckland Park
When: 13 Apr to 30 May
Tickets: Free

 

Joburg Ballet

CARMEN THE BALLET

Stars of the Joburg Ballet, supported by the full company, bring this tale of fatal obsession under the Spanish sun to life. Set to Bizet’s famous music.

Where: Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Blvd, Braamfontein
When: 6 to 15 Apr
Tickets: Book Now

 

Discworld Day

DISCWORLD DAY

Discworld Day celebrates the comic fantasy book series by Terry Pratchett. Step into the fictional Discworld with themed food, all day movie screenings, craft beer and market stalls. Fans can also participate in the dress up contest, quizzes and treasure hunts.

Where: La Vue Guest Lodge, Plot 161, Nooitgedacht, Muldersdrift
When: 28 April
Tickets: Book Now

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