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May Highlights in Joburg

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As the days get colder and the nights last longer many of us tend to want to stay in, under a fluffy blanket, rather than brave the chilly Highveld air. But, this May there are so many exciting events happening in and around Jozi that you might just have to get up off the couch, layer-up and get out there. Here is our list of 10 events you don’t want to miss.

MONSTER JAM

MONSTER JAM

Coming to South Africa for the first time is this action-packed event that promises to entertain the whole family. Four-metre tall, five-ton monster trucks race and rip up a custom designed track full of obstacles.

Where: FNB Stadium, Soccer City Ave, Nasrec
When: 4 May
Tickets: Book Now

JPO winter symphony season

JPO WINTER SYMPHONY SEASON

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra presents Winter Season 2019 – a string of four concerts conducted by Yasuo Shinozaki, Arjan Tien and Robert Moody. Each concert features international soloists.

Where: Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, Parktown
When: 22 May to 13 June
Tickets: Book Now

harvest festival

HARVEST FESTIVAL/ DIE OESFEES

The Harvest Festival/ Die Oesfees is a prestigious annual gourmet food and wine festival that presents more than 80 of the best wine farms in South Africa. There are also interactive cooking shows.

Where: Leriba Hotel, 245 End St, Clubview, Centurion
When: 25 & 26 May
Tickets: Book Now

the comedy mash-up

THE COMEDY MASH-UP

Top South African comedians perform in the Comedy Mash-Up with host Donovan Goliath. The line-up is a celebration of SA’s diverse comedy scene, including performances from Conrad Koch and Chester Missing, Lindy Johnson and Trevor Gumbi.

Where: The Lyric At Gold Reef City Casino, cnr Northern Pkwy & Data Cres, Ormonde
When: 10 May
Tickets: Book Now

welakapela kids festival

WELAKAPELA KIDS FESTIVAL

The Welakapela Kids Festival is an arts festival exclusively for children. It aims to enrich and educate youth through exposure to a variety of arts such as live entertainment, children’s theatre and puppet theatre.

Where: Ruimsig Athletics Stadium, Roodepoort
When: 11 & 12 May
Tickets: Book Now

MTN Bushfire festival

MTN BUSHFIRE FESTIVAL

MTN Bushfire is an internationally acclaimed music and performing arts festival. The festival draws talent and tourists from across Africa and around the world. It is renowned for its eclectic and multi-dimensional programme that is rooted in world music.

Where: House on Fire, Malandela’s farm, Malkerns, M204, Swaziland
When: 24 to 26 May
Tickets: Book Now

No Rules Cafeteria

NO RULES CAFETERIA

No Rules Cafeteria is Johannesburg’s newest addition to the pop-up food scene. The intimate event is an experimental and unusual dining experience. It includes a three-course meal, G&Ts, artisanal coffee, live music and art.

Where: No End Contemporary Art Space, 60 4th Avenue, Linden
When: 11 & 12 May
Tickets: Book Now

russell peters deported world tour

RUSSELL PETERS DEPORTED WORLD TOUR

Award-winning Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Russell Peters brings his Deported World Tour to South Africa.

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

Snow White The Ballet

SNOW WHITE THE BALLET

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairytale of a girl whose beauty drives an evil queen to vengeance, Joburg Ballet presents a lyrical ballet. With music by the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

Where: Teatro at Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 30 May to 2 June
Tickets: Book Now

gigi gang show

THE GIGI GANG SHOW

Multi award-winning hip hop artist, Gigi Lamayne, debuts The Gigi Gang Show, a celebration of the best of South African hip hop. The festival aims to change the narrative of SA hip hop by making the show a family day. Featuring Gigi Lamayne, Nadia Nakai, Kwesta, Khuli Chana, Moozlie, Rouge and more.

Where: Soweto Cricket Oval, Elkah Stadium, 1667 Lefatola St, Rockville, Moroka, Soweto
When: 4 May
Tickets: Book Now

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