SA Insider: A spring guide in Jozi

2017-09-10 07:31 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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It's a spring weekend and a half in Johannesburg, so get planning.

You can choose from partying it up at Fak'ugesi Beats Bloc Party, as you are promised to see courage come to light at the festival finale.

Enjoy your Sunday morning in the country at a performance of the magnificent white Lipizzaner stallions at the Lipizzaner Centre.

Or check out NexDor Food and Wine Emporium on Soweto’s iconic Vilakazi Street for a traditional South African cuisine in an energetic bar come grill setting.

Friday, 15 September

SEE: Shef and the kitchen music will be sampling their upcoming Album called the first Recipe that is produced by the Award winning Nigerian born Guitarist Kunle Ayo and the SAMA Award winner Kabomo Vilakazi at the Joburg Theatre and R100 gets you in. 

DO: In a party mood? The Edge Youth is hosting a free block party, featuring guest artist, Cjay from 21:00.

TASTE: With its laid back ‘kasi’ vibe, NexDor Food and Wine Emporium on Soweto’s iconic Vilakazi Street offer traditional South African cuisine in an energetic bar/grill setting.

EXPLORE: You're invited to another Just Move Records Label Showcase for a night to remember, where strangers become best friends. The event starts at 19:00 and R40 gets you in.

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Saturday, 16 September

SEE: Catch 'Ouaga Girls', a movie about a group of young women tweaking machines and hammer away at a school for auto mechanics in Ouagadougou at The Bioscope. Tickets cost R45 per person.

DO: In the spirit of 'The Secret Gardens' in Rotterdam, Johannesburg Garden Club invites you to their Open Gardens Meander starting at 10:00 - 17:00. Cost is R200 per person, Children under 12 years are free.

TASTE: Jozi Real Food Market is Jozi's sunny hotspot food market where you can experience local gourmet talent to rival any open European market.

EXPLORE: Theatre lovers, Eric Abraham is presenting a brand new Fugard Theatre Production of KING KONG - The Original Iconic South African Musical at Joburg Theatre between 15:00 and 20:00 with cost ranging from R190 - R400.

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Sunday, 17 September

SEE:  See the city of Jozi through the City Sightseeing's annual 3-for-1 Kids' special, and take two kids (under 18) along for free. 

DO: Enjoy your Sunday morning in the country at a performance of the magnificent white Lipizzaner stallions at the Lipizzaner Centre for R150 admission fee.
 

TASTE: Leafy Greens is a partially raw food, vegan-friendly cafe that opens its doors to everyone wanting to try something new.

EXPLORE: Fak'ugesi Beats Bloc Party is Tshimologong Innovation Hub and the general public is promised to see their courage come to light at the festival finale. The event starts at 12:00 and cost ranges R350 - R500.

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