First Thursdays is a public event and free to attend. Joburg and Cape Town’s central city stays open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday of every month, allowing anyone to explore the city on foot and experience the cultural wealth these cities have to offer.
There is no tour, schedule, or guided walk; that is up to you.
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In Jozi you can check out Rosebank and Braamfontein for cool stops, as well as some fringe areas.
Point of Order
Cnr Bertha and Stiemens
On Show: The Yoni Book launch
142A Jan Smuts Avenue
On Show: Betwixt & Between - A group show with the Free State Art Collective
Lizamore & Associates
155 Jan Smuts Avenue
On Show: The gallery shows contemporary art from emerging and established South African artists.
10 De Beer Street
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What not to miss:
16 Buiten Street
On Show: Africa Without Borders by Adolf Tega, War of the Roses by Raél Jero Salley
56 Church Street
On Show: Further Prototypes - A solo exhibition by Dale Lawrence
67 Loop Street
On Show: Embolden - A solo exhibition by Kimathi Mafafo
The Gin Bar
64 Wale Street
On Show: First Thursdays Sessions featuring the Talking Drum Clan + ROASTIN' RECORDS
53 Church Street
On Show: deur Linda by Linda Pretorius
Yogi’s Barber Shop
103 Buitengracht Street
On Show: Yogi’s Barber Shop Lifestyle Pairings
Premier First Thursdays at The Concourse
7 Wale Street
On Show: Celebrating Cape Town as a world class film city - hosted by Wesgro
99 Loop Gallery
Corner of Church and Loop Streets
On Show: Familie-Kielie by Hannalie Taute, Crepuscular by Colijn Strydom
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