9 Things You Need To See In Gauteng This Month!
Gauteng, the place where gold was discovered and subsequently stolen, is the smallest of the nine provinces but is also the busiest. Because we don't have a mountain or lots of salty water, entertainment is high on our list of priorities – we work and play hard!
The highveld is a heady mix of energy and diversity, so activities are anything but hard to find. We have lined up some of the very best for you!
Big 5 Comedy Show
27 to 28 July 2018
The titans of South African stand-up comedy all head towards one stage for the Big 5 Comedy Show.
Featuring Stuart Taylor, Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Tumi Morake and Joey Rasdien. Collectively these comics have some of the most impressive resumes in South Africa. From hosting TV shows and starring in movies, to performing comedy shows that pack out festivals and theatres across the globe.
Venue: Teatro, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
Cost: R150 – R300
Tel: 0861 915 8000 | 011 510 7000
Gardens of the Golden City
27 to 29 July 2018
Experience the seasonal changes and the peace of Beechwood Gardens during winter.
Guests are invited to visit the rain forest, the multiple well-vegetated ponds, and the colonnades leading through to the vegetable gardens. The Shari Dickinson market is also open on the day. Proceeds are donated to Hospice Wits and the S.P.C.A.
Venue: Beechwood Gardens and Market, 25 Christopherson Rd. Hyde Park
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: U12 Free | R50
Tel: 082 689 0930
Capital City Wine Show
26 to 27 July 2018
The Capital City Wine Show is the newest in the regional wine show line-up directed by South African wine authority Michael Fridjhon and presented by OutSorceress Marketing.
The line-up consists of at least 60 exhibitors, including award-winning wineries such as Jordan, Kanonkop, Morgenster, Graham Beck, Anthonij Rupert, Ken Forrester, Tokara, De Grendel, Diemersfontein, Boekenhoutskloof, Glenelly and Rijk’s. Smaller producers such as La Bri and South Hill present their boutique wines with Wedgewood Nougat, Snyman Sjokolateur and Just Biltong supplying wine-complementing fare.
Venue: Diamond Rooms, The Maslow Hotel, Sun Time Square, 209 Aramist Ave, Menlyn, Pretoria
Tel: 011 482 5936 | 0861 915 8000
Crown Of The Russian Ballet
21 to 22 July 2018
In celebration of the founding of the ‘Crown of the Russian Ballet’, dancers head to the South African stage.
Headed by artistic director Anna Alexide, and chief choreographer and principal dancer – Anatoly Emelianov, who for many years was the principal dancer of the US Metropolitan Classical Ballet. Crown of the Russian Ballet was founded in 1997 as the choreography of the day demanded new repertoire.
Venue: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park
Time: Sat and Sun 3pm | Sat 7pm
Cost: R200 – R350
Tel: 0861 915 8000 | 011 928 1000
Khwezi… Say My Name
25 July 2018 to 12 August 2018
Khwezi… Say My (Her) Name opens up into the world of a young girl who grew up in exile, who loved singing and dancing and was part of a communal village of aunts and uncles who were fighting an evil system.
But this cause against apartheid, was also a battle ground upon women’s bodies on different fronts. In her quest to know her father, Judson Kuzwayo, and to preserve his political life;s story, Khwezi ends up in Forest Town, where she is sexually appropriated by her father’s former best friend, Comrade Malume Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma. Through the rape trial and tribulations, the audience becomes part of Khwezi’s court case against one of the most powerful men in South Africa.
Venue: Arena, SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
Time: Tue to Fri 11am | Tue to Sat 8pm | Sun 3pm
Tel: 0861 915 8000 | 012 392 4139
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Wodac Pet Expo
20 to 22 July 2018
The World of Dogs and Cats Pet Exhibition returns!
Guests have an opportunity to meet the breeds, find out what type of pet best suits their lifestyle, learn more about horses and exotic pets, koi fish, aquatic life and see champion dogs and cats in action. Stands feature everything pet owners need to keep their animals in peak condition: from treats, toys and accessories to nutrition, health and wellness solutions.
Guests can speak to breeders and pet experts, as well as engage with animal welfare organisations if they are interested in adopting a new family member. Two arenas filled with events, dog agility, dancing with dogs, flyball and the ever-popular dogs of the world parade.
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Dr, Midrand
Time: Fri 10am | Sat and Sun 9am
Cost: R55 – R110
Tel: 0861 915 8000 | 011 266 3000
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Beauty and the Beast
11 to 21 July 2018
The O.A.K. Youth Theatre presents their re-make of Beauty and the Beast.
The story of Belle is a classic story of true love that prevails in the end. The audience gets to know Belle as a young lady from a small town where everybody thinks she is odd since she loves to read books. Gaston, sets his eyes on Belle and decides that she will be his future bride, much to the delight of Gaston’s side kick, Le Fou. The Beast captures Belle’s father, Maurice when he tries to pick Belle a rose in a garden, not knowing that he is in fact on the Beast’s property.
Venue: Atterbury Theatre, Cnr Lynnwood Rd and Daventry St, Lynnwood, Pretoria
Time: Mon to Fri 10am | Thu to Sat 3pm | Sat 11am | 11, 13 and 19 Jul 7.30pm
Cost: R130 – R150
Tel: 0861 915 8000 | 012 942 5951
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Wonders of Rock Art – Our Common Humanity
17 May 2018 to 1 October 2018
The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, in collaboration with the French Embassy and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), brings the 17 000-year-old Palaeolithic paintings of the Lascaux caves to South Africa.
The whole of the first floor of the centre becomes an exact replica of the Lascaux caves found in 1940 near the village of Montignac In Dordogne, southwestern France. More than 2 000 figures painted on the walls of the caves with special focus on the five panels of the Lascaux Nave – the Great Black Cow, The Stags, the Crossed Bison, the Imprint and the Shaft Scene – are shown alongside the oldest African art (The Dawn of Art) curated by the University of the Witwatersrand’s Rock Art Research Institute, the Origins Centre and IFAS-Recherche showcasing photographs of iconic South African rock art as well as a display of priceless authentic pieces, some of which are more than 100 000-years-old.
Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba St and Helen Joseph Street, Newtown
Time: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat & Sun 9am to 4.30pm
Cost: Adults R130 | Children R70 | under 4 years free | Family entry R360 (2 adults & 2 children)
Tel: 011 639 8400
Coffee and Chocolate Expo
19 to 22 July 2018
The Coffee and Chocolate Expo celebrates six years in the making. Five of the world’s leading champion Baristas entertain, teach and demonstrate their skills.
Visitors can learn tips, techniques and the latest trends from the masters on how to create chocolate and coffee delights, and taste samples. Food stands and food trucks also available.
Venue: Montecasino Outdoor Event Area, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
Time: Thu 4pm to 9pm | Fri and Sat 10am to 9pm | Sun 10am to 6pm
Cost: U10 Free | R120 – R150
Tel: 011 510 7000
- Georgina Roberts