SA Insider: The weekend vibes in Jozi

2018-03-31 09:42
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Cape Town - Joburg is the place to be this weekend with a great variety of fun events. Whether you're looking for something jazzy, something spooky or just plain thrilling - Jozi has it all this weekend

Friday, 13 April

SEE: Thandi Ntuli: Exiled at The Orbit. With themes such as society, spirituality and love - Thandi Ntuli’s second musical offering - expect tingling sensation and smooth jazz compositions all night long at The Orbit. Tickets are available for R150 and students (with valid student cards) pay half price. The Orbit advises booking in advance by contacting them on  011 339 6645 / 081 534 2867 or sending them an email at

DO: Perhaps you want something that’s equal parts spooky and playful. If that is the case head on down to Saw Friday 13th Night at Madison Avenue Rivonia. Jason, Freddy, mummy or plain old sexy bunny - dress up in full Halloween attire and head on down to what’s sure to be an epic Friday the 13th party. The party runs from 20:00 to 04:00. The cover charge is R50 before 22:00.

TASTE: Try a bit of everything at Food Truck Fridays at the Design Quarter. Head on down and delight at the amazing array of food being prepared and savour the local craft beers and craft gin. Live music will be on hand to keep you entertained and energised. For more information and tickets follow this link.

EXPLOREBollywood night at the Weekend Market. Head on over to the Weekend Market and catch a screening of Chennai Express. Get there early so you can browse the wares at the flea market before the show starts. There is also a food court to help you ensure you’ve got enough to snack on during the movie. Tickets are available here.  

SEE: Joburg's premium jazz venue The Orbit is turning four

Saturday, 14 April

SEE: Carlos Santana at Ticketpro Dome. Legendary musician and Latin American Jazz icon is coming back to South Africa for another round of concerts. If you are hearing the guitar in your head right now or you have the sudden urge to start belting ‘Maria Mariaaa!’, head on over to computicket and pick up some tickets priced from R490 to R2995. The event starts at 20:00

DO: Treat your body like the temple it is and learn a thing or two at the Kombucha Home Brew Workshop at Jacksons Real Food Market. Find out what all the buzz about kombucha, and probiotics, is and learn about how it can improve your health. The workshop will give you all the knowledge you need to begin your homebrewing journey. For more information and tickets, follow this link. The event runs from 09:00 to 10:30.

TASTE: Why not mix the thrill of being suspended 50 metres in the air with the pleasure of savouring a fine fillet with the fine people of SkyDining at Higher Ground Restaurant? An unmistakably unique dining experience, SkyDining is the perfect way to ensure a memorable, and exclusive, meal with those you want to impress. Ticket prices vary according to the time of day. For more information and to make bookings follow this link.   

EXPLORE:  Artisan Market at Morningside at the Morningside Shopping Centre. Take a leisurely stroll and peruse the wares of the various artisans at the market. The market is open from 09:00 to 16:00.

SEE: #AfriTravel: Virgin Atlantic announces second daily service between Joburg and London

Sunday, 15 April

SEE: Defending the Caveman at Parker's Comedy & Jive. Prepare to laugh until it hurts as Tim Plewman gives us a hilarious, alternative account of why men and women are so different. He does this be going back in time - way back - to the time of hunter-gatherers. Tickets are on sale for R150 and can be purchased at computicket. The show starts at 15:00.

DO: Check out the Carmen the Ballet at the Joburg Theatre. Enjoy the ballet as they play with themes including immorality, lawlessness, passion and tragedy. Stars of Joburg Ballet, supported by the full company, bring to life this timeless tale set to Bizet’s music. Tickets are on sale at webtickets for R200 to R475.

TASTE: A selection of Asian-inspired street foods in an authentic recreation of South-East Asian ambience with rock n roll in the background a Saigon Suzy. Try the Wok Fried Calamari- seasoned with pink peppercorns, chilli, lime, mint and coriander. Check out their menu here and head on over to 144 Jan Smuts Avenue, Unit 1 Parkwood Mansions, Parkwood. Saigon Suzy is open from 12:00 to midnight.   

EXPLORE: Autumn at Sylvia's Market. Relax and meander about at Sylvia's this Sunday. With a variety of craft stalls and food stalls to keep you fed, your Sunday is sure to be one of leisure-filled shopping. Sylvia's Market is open from 10:00 to 16:00. The market is located at 59 Frederick Street, Observatory.