Thursday 7 August
The Bioscope – Fatherland
“Returning to The Bioscope this August for a limited set of screenings, Fatherland is a coming-of-age documentary set in the remote South African bush. It follows a group of Afrikaner boys over 9 days at a military-style camp in the spirit of their fathers before them. However, what starts out as basic training, fitness and camaraderie soon intensifies as the true nature of the camp is revealed and the boys are forced to question their place in the ‘New South Africa’.” – The Bioscope.
Film starts at 19:30 and tonight will be the last screening. R45 a ticket gets you in and don’t forget about the Pizza+beer+ticket combo at Chalkboard cafe. Tickets available from The Bioscope.
21 icons moad
“The exhibition is the culmination of the first season of 21 Icons and marks the first public showing of the collection. Portrait of A Nation includes the last photographic portrait of Nelson Mandela of which a signed limited edition was sold for a record R2 million in December 2013 and donated to charity” – MOAD. Read more about the axhibition here. You can visit the 21 Icons Exhibition up until the 17th of August.
The India Pale Ale brought to you by the Jozi Craft Beer Fest
“Join beer enthusiasts, breweries and bars across the globe in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India Pale Ale.
Join the Jozi leg of the celebration above the Arts On Main night market on Thursday 7th August, 6pm to 12am.
11 craft IPA’s accompanied by good music and a great vibe upstairs to compliment the fine artisan food at the market below.” – Jozi Craft Beer Fest. Tickets are R80 (available on webtickets and at the door) but are limited. Free tasters.
August Night Market – Arts On Main
Holw at Wolves – The Motherland.
“Illovo’s favourite folk music night”. Starts at 7pm, free entrance.
Amateur Hour – POPArt centre
“From the creators of ‘The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories For Consenting Adults’ comes a show with fewer words in its title, but more puppetry. Amateur Hour! is a lurid but loving celebrationof rank amateurism and the remote outer reaches of show business, where the’show must go on’, regardless of whether it should. Featuring twelve ‘astonishing’ acts in less than an hour, Amateur Hour! is theatre for the Youtube Generation.” – POPArt. Showing 7-10 August and starts at 8pm. Tickets R80 from POPArt.
Friday 8 August
TOYTOY – AND club
This week TOYTOY welcomes Fabio, Dubboyy, Brian Blaq & Dogstarr. Open at 21:00, R30 before 22:00 gets you in. 36 Stiemens Street in Braamfontein is the place to be on a Friday night.
Lets Swing It – Mihouse 1920’s Gatzby
The sounds and styles of the 1920s ~ 1930s turned on their head and smuggled into the 21st century. The music of the 1st great depression with the technology of the 2nd”It’s the sounds of the 1920s and 30s, turned on their head and suggled into the 21st century as Let’s Swing It returns with more fun and games than ever before. Dress up, get some drinks in and prepare to dance the night away to the sounds of the Great Depression as they clash with the Age of Technology. More info here. 36 Rogers Street, Johannesburg. Entrance R80.
Saturday 9 August
Like every Saturday in vibey Braamfontein the Neighbourgoods Market will be open from 9:00. Bring friends, go early to grab a good spot and bring on the weekend.
Josie Field live at Kitcheners this Saturday from 13:00 to 16:00. Free entrance.
“A Women’s Day celebrating the fairer gender. All ladies get in free so come on down to SubLevel at And in Braamfontein featuring the finest in authentic house sounds on an outstanding Void Acoustics setup that you have to experience.” – SubLevel. More info here.
Sunday 1o august
#iwasshotinjoburg tour with Past Experiences
“Join Past Experiences and the iwasshot in Joburg Team for a fantastic experience in the city. This collaborative event includes an introduction to the project and Ethiopian Coffee, a tour of the Maboneng Precinct and surrounding areas where you will be guided by our guide and some of the iwasshot in Joburg Team/participants. Your aim on this walk will be to explore the Inner city, learn about its regeneration, public art and graffiti and take photos, keeping in mind the theme: “Finding Beauty where there is none”. The tour will end with lunch and a drink in The iwasshot In Joburg Studio, where a long table will be set up for a relaxed meal. Included in the price is a food voucher- so that you can choose your meal at the market (conditions apply).” – Past Experiences.
Tickets are R370 including the tour, lunch, Ethiopian Coffee and a photo in the iwasshot in Joburg Photo Booth. Time: 10h00 to 12h30 (followed by lunch)
Rosebank Sunday Market – Rhythm Sundays
Be there for their very first pop-up craft beer bar along with an exciting acoustic line up this Sunday. Craft beer, gourmet food and live local talent on the rooftop of Rosebank Mall. Entrance is R20 and the market opens at 9:00. More info here.
The Fourways Farmers Market
A fantastic way to end off the weekend, The Fourways Farmers market has lots to offer. Enjoy the outdoors along with some friends and good live music, enjoyed with a good selection of beer, wine and bubbly. Open from 9:00 to 13:00.
The Living Room
“Sundays in the Living Room have become an institution for great music and good vibes. Nestled in a luscious environment set against the radness that is inner city Jozi, folks have come to expect the easiest Sunday funday.” – The Living Room.