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February Highlights in Joburg

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Now that Janu-worry is finally over and pay-day has made its way into our bank accounts, we’re ready to welcome in the month of love… or are we? For those of us who aren’t as keen to wear red and white or celebrate Valentine’s, don’t fret. There’s still plenty to do, see and experience in Joburg this February. Check out this list of 10 of our favourite upcoming events.

Chinese New Year

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a festival showcasing a series of traditional events: experience multi-culture performances, a Light Offering Dharma Ceremony and more, all while exploring the architecture, surroundings and peaceful atmosphere of the Nan Hua Temple.

Where: Nan Hua Temple, 27 Nan Hua Rd, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit
When: 18 February
Tickets: free (donations accepted)

 

Nina Simone Four Women

NINA SIMONE FOUR WOMEN

Using the framework of Nina Simone’s most blistering songs, this production gives voice to a group of women who suffered from self-hatred due to their different hues of their skin. Written by Christina Ham and starring Busi Lurayi, Lerato Mvelase, Mona Monyane Skenjana and Noxolo Dlamini.

Where: The Market Threate, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown, Johannesburg
When: 1 to 24 February
Tickets: Book Now

 

Sylvia Market Car Show

SYLVIA MARKET’S FIRST ANNUAL CAR SHOW

Sylvia’s Market hosts its first ever car show, showcasing vintage cars, special cars, classic cars and more, while still keeping its market open. Expect fresh food and produce, crafts, and traditional and gourmet dishes.

Where: Sylvia’s Market, 59 Frederick St, Observatory, Johannesburg
When: 3 February
Tickets: R15 at the gate

 

Beatenberg

BEATENBERG 12 VIEWS TOUR

Classically trained and locally inspired Beatenberg, known for their hits like ‘Chelsea Blakemore’ and ‘Beauty Like a Tightened Bow’, goes on tour to perform songs from their latest album: 12 Views of Beatenberg.

Where: The Marabi Club, 47 Sivewright Ave, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg
When: 13 February
Tickets: Book Now

 

Muddy Princess

MUDDY PRINCESS

Muddy Princess is a 5km muddy obstacle course for ladies only, regardless of fitness level. Enter to crawl, walk, run, climb and laugh through the course either as an individual or as part of a team.

Where: Rietvlei Zoo Farm, 101 Swartkoppies Rd, Alberton
When: 17 February
Tickets: Book Now

 

Travel Expo

TRAVEL EXPO

The largest travel show in South Africa returns, giving attendees the chance to enjoy exclusive deals on flights, holiday packages, travel accessories, honeymoons, cruising, touring and more. Consider options for your next holiday regarding airlines, cruise liners, resorts and hotels as well as tour and adventure companies.

Where: Ticketpro Dome, cnr Northumberland Rd & Olievenhout Ave, North Riding
When: 9 & 10 February
Tickets: Book Now

 

Fifty Thousand Word's 'Confession'

FIFTY THOUSAND WORD’S ‘CONFESSION’

Based on the suicide note of a South African gangster, Fifty Thousand Word’s ‘Confession’ shows for one night only. His note details his confessions of his deeds, falling in love with his victims, and addresses social issues faced by many South Africans.

Where: POPArt Theatre, 286 Fox St, Maboneng Precinct
When: 19 February
Tickets: Book Now

 Gerhard Marx: Ecstatic Archive

ECSTATIC ARCHIVE BY GERHARD MARX

Ecstatic Archive presents new work from Gerhard Marx’s ongoing series of disorienting maps which investigate in the words of writer Alexandra Dodd, ‘the formal and fictive possibilities of perspective’.

Where: Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg
When: On until 9 March
Tickets: free

 

Alexander Gilman

JPO SUMMER SEASON: VICTOR YAMPOLSKY & ALEXANDER GILMAN

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra presents their World Symphony Series 2019 Summer Season, with their first concert featuring renowned conductor Victor Yampolsky and soloist Alexander Gilman. The programme includes works by Antonin Dvorak, Erich Wolfgang, Peter Tchaikovsky.

Where: Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg
When: 20 & 21 February
Tickets: Book Now

 

Nik Rabinowitz Dry White

NIK RABINOWITZ IN DRY WHITE

Popular stand-up comedian Nik Rabinowitz returns to the stage for his new show Dry White. With his trademark humour, he discusses the Cape Town water crisis as well as a range of other subjects including love, marriage, infidelity, transphobia and when the land should be given back.

Where: Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Nelson Mandela Square, cnr Sandton Drive & Rivonia Rd, Sandton
When: 13 to 23 February
Tickets: Book Now

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