What’s happening in Joburg this weekend?! We got the low down for you!

It’s been a beautiful week and the cold had definitely kept some of us indoors, but what better way to celebrate the winter season with some hot chocolate and a cosy blanket as you read what we have planned for you this weekend! – Thank goodness it’s Friday.


If you feel like you’re lacking a bit of culture in your life then this is definitely for you. Have you ever been to an art museum where there were only shapes?

Gordon Froud, an artist who is a senior lecturer and curator in sculpture at the University of Johannesburg will be exhibiting the various aspects of sacred geometry in the world around us – Who would’ve thought, shapes speak too!  Having many of his art pieces displayed at various places in Africa, Froud has decided to also showcase his research with us in Johannesburg.

Date: 8th and 9th June, Friday and Saturday.

Time: 8 am to 4.30 pm on Friday, 9 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday

Venue: Standard bank Gallery, Simmonds St and Frederick St, Jhb

Entrance: It’s free!

Bookings: 011 631 4467 | 011 721 5562

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If a good musical show is what your’e craving, how about the Buddy Holly Story?

We experience the story of the short life of Buddy Holly, who along with his high school friends, the Crickets, turned country music upside down – starring Brendan Peyper.  It’s about to go down with some music, rebels and hopefully some beer too.

Date & time: Fri 8pm | Sat and Sun 3pm | Sun 7pm

Venue: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park

Cost: R300 – R550

Bookings: 0861 915 8000 | 011 928 1000

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Buddy might have summoned your inner rebel, so why not embrace it with the Tops at Spar Wine Show?  The 13th annual flagship Johannesburg leg of the TOPS at SPAR WINE Show is considered to be South Africa’s Largest and Most Influential wine event.

The Show is a unique consumer exhibition, where we experience a classy introduction of the diversity in the ‘WINE CITY” of SA with an educational theatre and an amazing gourmet food selection. This year’s theme, ‘Welcome to Winederland’ aims to celebrate the world-class vintages and cultivars by creating an atmosphere of history, romance and nostalgia all linked to the art of wine making.

Date and Time: 8th June -Fri 5pm to 9pm

9th June -Sat 3pm to 9pm

Venue: Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg

Cost: R160 – R495

Bookings:  021 824 3133

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If wine ain’t your thing then maybe a little “dine” may be.  How about spending some time at the Fire and Feast Meat Festival?

Presented by Crown National, this festival runs for its second year in Johannesburg!  Visitors learn new ways to prepare meat from butchers with some of our country’s top chefs on hand to demonstrate cooking techniques and skills using modern utensils.

Date and Time: 8th,9th and 10th – Friday, Saturday Sunday 10am to 6pm

Venue: Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Rd and Olievenhout Ave, North Riding

Cost: R50 – R100

Bookings: 011 549 8300 [email protected]

Now for something a little more South African – The rugby match on Saturday (face gets red with excitement).

The Springboks take on England as part of the Castle Lager Rugby series for 2018. Watch out England hier kom Die Bokke!

Date and Time: 9th June, Saturday 5.05pm

Venue: Emirates Airline Park

Beit St, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg

Cost: R150 – R850

Bookings: 0861 915 8000

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Now that Etchells and Young has got you covered for the weekend, be sure to keep warm as you explore what Johannesburg has to offer.  Always remember to stay safe, be responsible, don’t drink and drive and most of all HAVE FUN!!!