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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN JOBURG THIS MONTH

Exhibitions

 

COFFEE & CHOCOLATE 2016

If delicious & decadent is what you’re after, you won’t want to miss this year’s Coffee & Chocolate expo at Montecasino! Ticket price includes a Coffee Theatre, Chocolate Workshop, Barista competition, Whiskey/Wine Pairing Theatre & Music Lounge with live acts like The Motherland, Gangs of Ballet, The Graeme Watkins Project & Lady Lea. Delight your senses with tastings, innovative demonstrations & informative talks on all things coffee & chocolate.

DATE: Thursday 14th  July – Sunday 17st July

PRICE: R120 –  R150 per person

CONTACT: 021 406 4446 [email protected]

ADDRESS: Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways

MORE: www.coffeechoc.co.za

 

WODAC PET EXPO

Africa’s largest pet exhibition will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand & will feature everything pet-related – from arena events, parades, dog & cat shows, animal behaviourist & training demonstrations, pet accessory stands, animal welfare organisations & all of your favourite breeds; including  dogs, cats, horses, reptiles & koi. The annual World of Cats & Dogs expo is a must-see for all animal lovers & is guaranteed to be a fun outing for the whole family!

DATE: Friday 15th  July – Sunday 17st July

PRICE: R80 – R100 per person

CONTACT: 031 765 4286 [email protected]

ADDRESS: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richard Drive, Midrand

MORE: www.dogscats.co.za

  

BODY WORLDS VITAL EXHIBITION

In response to an overwhelming request for a return of Body Worlds, Great World Exhibitions presents a cutting edge exhibition exploring human anatomy, physiology & health. Visitors will have viewing access to +180 genuine plastinates, organs & body slices in a unique celebration of the body’s design & functions.

DATE: Ends Sunday 31st July

9:00 – 18:00 daily

PRICE: R120 – R160 per person

CONTACT: 011 639 8400 [email protected],

ADDRESS: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Cnr Miriam Makeba & President Street, Newtown

MORE: www.sci-bono.co.za

 

GATEWAY TO SPACE

For an experience that’s out of this world, visit the Sandton Convention Centre in July! Gateway to Space, hosted by YOU, Huisgenoot & Drum, gives kids & adults alike the opportunity to experience first-hand the wonder of space exploration! With over 60 space exhibits & attractions to choose, including a life-size Mir rocket & a lunar rover, this

DATE: Wednesday 1st June – Sunday 31st July

From 9:00 daily

PRICE: R120 –  R180 per person

CONTACT: 021 406 4446 [email protected]

ADDRESS: Sandton Convention Centre, 8 Fredman Drive, Sandown

MORE: www.gatewaytospace.co.za

 

Outdoor

 

THE BEAST CHALLENGE 6

Unleash your inner beast with SA’s toughest adventure race. Whether you’re a Tame Beast, Wild Beast, Savage Beast or Elite Beast this event has a course for all ages & fitness levels. Brand new obstacles & challenges will test your skill, endurance & fitness in a 5km, 10km & 15km course. Make sure you enter soon as time slots are limited! Join the fun! Fuel the beast!

DATE: Saturday 23rd July from 7:00

PRICE: From R340 per entry

CONTACT: [email protected]

ADDRESS: The Wedge, Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift

MORE : www.beastchallenge.com

 

Comedy

 

PARKER’S COMEDY & JIVE MONTECASINO

Joe Parker, Robbie Collins, Thenjiwe Moseley & Joey Rasdien take to Parker’s much-loved stage for an unforgettable night of the best local & international stand-up comedy Joburg has to offer.

John Vlismas, Richelieu Beaunoir, Farhan Esat & Schalk Bezuidenhout are set to perform from the 21st July – 24th July.

DATE: Thursday 14th July – Sunday 17th July

PRICE: R120 per person

CONTACT: 011 511 0081 [email protected]

ADDRESS: Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways

MORE : www.parkerscomedy.com

 

Music

 

MAGIC OF TOMORROWLAND

This internationally acclaimed musical phenomenon is coming to South Africa! A live video connection will UNITE the Tomorrowland Mainstage in Belgium with Mexico, India, Japan, Columbia, Germany, Israel & South Africa. Celebrate unity with a worldwide party! Ticketpro Dome will host an immensely talented lineup of local DJs, including Fresh, Timo ODV & Roger Goode, before live streaming the likes of Afrojack & Nicky Romero straight from the Belgium Mainstage.

DATE:  Saturday 23rd July from 14:00

PRICE: R450 per person for general access

ADDRESS: Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue, North Riding

MORE : www.ticketpros.co.za

 

Art

 

GOODMAN GALLERY AT 50

New Revolutions at the Goodman Gallery celebrates the gallery’s 50th anniversary with an incredible exhibition commemorating the artistic achievement of many highly acclaimed African & international artists. The exhibition will feature a wide range of interactive pieces such as film screenings, live performances & installations, remembering the passion & hope of revolutionary Africa, in contrast with the oppressive apartheid regime, 50 years ago. The work featured spans the 50 year period with focus on resistance & revolution. The opening kicks off with live performances by The Brother Moves On & Nelisiwe Xaba on Saturday the 4th of June from 16:30.

DATE: Saturday 4th June – Saturday 23rd July

CONTACT: 011 788 1133

ADDRESS: Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood

MORE: [email protected]

 

Markets

 

INDOOR FOOD & CRAFT BEER MARKET

Spend a lazy Sunday wandering through locally-made craft & clothing stalls or sip & sample delicious gourmet treats, cocktails & craft beer. Indulge & enjoy with family & friends at this indoor market on Sunday the 12th of June!

DATE: Saturday 9th July 11:00–20:00

PRICE: Free

CONTACT: 083 390 1284

ADDRESS: Market on High, 6 High Road, 1505 Brentwood Park

FB: Market on High

 

BRYANSTON ORGANIC & NATURAL MARKET

 

Head over to The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market every Thursday & Saturday for a selection of locally-grown organic produce, wholesome food, Ethopian/Italian coffee, assorted hand-made crafts & live entertainment. The Bryanston Organic Market has committed to organic, quality goods for over 3 decades. Be sure not to miss the Coffee Bean Gelateria, Cami’s Pancakes & the Pizza Place!

DATE: Every Thursday & Saturday 9:00-15:00

PRICE: Free

CONTACT: (011) 706 3671

ADDRESS: The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market, 40 Culross Road (off Main Road), Bryanston

MORE: www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za

 

CEDAR SQUARE BANTING & HEALTH FOOD MARKET

 

Deliciously healthy foods are in no short supply at the Cedar Square Banting Market. Held on the last Saturday of every month, this festive market caters to Banting, Paleo, Gluten-free & Sugar-free diets with a variety of products guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds!

DATE: Last Saturday of every month 9:00-13:00

PRICE: Free

CONTACT: 011 465 0910

ADDRESS: Cedar Square, corner Cedar & Willow Road, Fourways

MORE: www.cedarsquare.co.za

 

Theatre

 

THE LEGENDARY SHAOLIN MONKS

The Shaolin Monks return with an all-new performance that showcases the wonders & mystery of ancient martial art in a heart-stopping, breath-taking physical display that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Kung Fu & choreography combine with dramatic music, backdrops & lighting to bring  to life this masterful production.

DATE: Ends Sunday 10th July

PRICE: From R285 – R565 per person

CONTACT: 011 759 7215

ADDRESS: The Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road, Fourways

MORE: www.bigconcerts.co.za

 

ROMEO & JULIET : THE BALLET

Shakespeare’s beautifully tragic play dances to life at the Joburg Theatre. Joburg Ballet presents this world-renowned tale that follows star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet, as their bold love story unfolds. Sergei Prokofiev’s musical masterpiece accompanies breath-taking choreography & an exceptional technical ability. Experience a love story like no other through the art of dance in this exceptional ballet performance.

DATE: Friday 15th July – Sunday 24th July

PRICE: From R90 – R450 per person

CONTACT: 011 877 6855

ADDRESS: Joburg Theatre, cnr Simmonds Street & Stiemens Road, Braamfontein

MORE: www.joburgtheatre.com

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT

This much-loved musical favourite makes a long-overdue return to the Pieter Toerien theatre with a large South African cast. High energy & exceptional talent bring to life the music & dance of one of the most well-known musicals of all time. A fun, family outing that will have you dazzled & delighted all the way through.

DATE: Ends Sunday 7th August

PRICE: R100 – R350 per person

CONTACT: 011 511 1988

ADDRESS: Pieter Toerien Main Theatre, Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road, Fourways

MORE: www.pietertoerien.co.za

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL

KickstArt (the esteemed producers of Little Shop of Horrors & Sweeney Todd) bring our favourite Ogre & his band of oddball friends to life in this hilarious and incredibly charming Broadway production – just in time for the school holidays! The 2-hour show will delight audiences both young & old with its extraordinary costume-design, makeup & mind-blowing song & dance routines. A great outing for the whole family!

DATE: Starts Friday 24th June – Sunday 17th July

PRICE: R150 – R290 per person

CONTACT: 011 248 5000

ADDRESS: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Northern Park Way, Cnr Northern Park Way & Data Crescent, Ormande

MORE: www.goldreefcity.co.za