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January Highlights in Joburg

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Happy New Year, Joburgers! We’re all for starting off January the right way and the fun way, so check out this list of 10 of our favourite upcoming events this month. Here’s to a prosperous, adventure-filled, bucket-list-ticked 2019!

Mousetrap

THE MOUSETRAP

Agatha Christie’s renowned murder mystery The Mousetrap heads to Joburg, and is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Directed by Jonathan Tafler and starring London’s West End Mark Wynter.

Where: Main Theatre, Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 23 January to 3 March
Tickets: Book Now

 

James Morrison

JAMES MORRISON

Award-winning British singer-songwriter and guitarist James Morrison performs an up-close and personal concert in Johannesburg, for the first time ever.

Where: Teatro, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 22 & 23 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

Aunty Merle the Musical

AUNTY MERLE THE MUSICAL 

Written by comedian Marc Lottering and directed by Lara Foot, Aunty Merle the Musical boasts 14 actors, a live band and four Fleur Du Cap Theatre Nominations. Watch as high drama unfolds in Belgravia Road, Athlone, when Merle’s daughter Abigail announces her engagement to her Bantry Bay boyfriend, Alan.

Where: Mandela Theatre, Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Blvd, Braamfontein
When: 30 January to 3 March
Tickets: Book Now

 

Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi

VIENNESE NEW YEAR

Richard Cock and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra are set to celebrate 2019 with a concert, featuring Phenye Modiane and Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi singing arias, orchestral waltzes and polkas and a programme including works by Offenbach, Anderson and the Strauss family.

Where: Linder Auditorium,  27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg
When: 19 & 20 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

Rhino Record

RHINO RECORD

This group exhibition aims to raise awareness for endangered rhino species. Inspired by Brandon Challis’ Rhino Record project and his plight to raise awareness through art, the exhibition features works by  James Delaney, Boitumelo Diseko, Kgalalelo Gaitate, Helene Thomas and others.

Where: Afropolitan Gallery, Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen St, Lorentzville, Johannesburg
When: On until 5 February
Tickets: free

 

Don Giovanni

DON GIOVANNI

Salon Music presents another Mozart piece, Don Giovanni – an opera in two acts based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. The cast consists of Lukas Johan, Filippo Adami, Deirdré van Schalkwyk, Linelle Wimbles, Thabang Senekal, Ailyn Nienaber, Christopher Vale and Thomas Mohlamme.

Where: Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr Thomas Edison and 13th St, Menlo Park, Pretoria
When: 18 to 27 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

Readers and Writers Festival

READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

The Readers and Writers Festival invites creatives, book lovers, artists and travelers to explore and embrace local literature. The event features more than 20 local authors selling their works and doing book signings, poetry sessions, and an insightful talk hosted by published authors.

Where: The Moors Castle, 638 Larsens Rd,  Muldersdrift, Johannesburg
When: 26 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

TRail Run

SUMMER TRAIL RUN

Shift Wellness hosts a Summer Trail Run for visitors to the garden, with the opportunity to take part in one of 3 trails: a 5km, 8km and 13km. Stocked water and nutrition points are available, with medics on standby. Participants can earn Vitality points for joining, and prizes are handed out to winners and entrants throughout the day.

Where: Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort
When: 27 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

SUMMER SUNSETS

Guests are invited to spend summer Friday nights relaxing by the pool deck while enjoying views of Sandton, listening to laid-back music and sipping cocktails as the sun goes down.

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cnr Daisy and Rivonia, Sandton
When: 4 to 25 January
Tickets: Book Now

 

Jody Paulsen Water Me

WATER ME

Multi-award-winning Cape Town-based artist Jody Paulsen brings his latest solo exhibition Water Me to Joburg. The exhibition takes its name and inspiration from the slang phrase “Water Me” which refers to when a man or woman is intensely attractive, and RnB singer Lizzo’s 2017 hit of the same name which is “a celebration of black beauty and the meaningful freedom of water”.

Where: SMAC Gallery, 1st Floor, The Trumpet, 19 Keyes Ave, Rosebank
When: On until 9 Februay
Tickets: free

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