What's on in Gauteng - Arts & culture
Make sure you catch the exhibition, Andrew Tshabangu: Footprints, on at the Standard Bank Gallery in central Johannesburg until 29 April 2017.
A musical play about this interesting South African suburb, Sophiatown is on at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg until 14 May 2017.
A heritage brand that keeps on evolving: the annual Rand Show is returning to the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.
An award-winning play that tells a compelling and socially relevant story is back – Itsoseng will be on stage at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg from 7 April until 7 May 2017.
This week is your last chance to catch the legendary Pieter-Dirk Uys in his autobiographical production, The Echo of a Noise: a one-man memoir. It is on at the Pieter
Joburg Ballet’s first production of 2017 will be the much-anticipated return of celebrated choreographer Veronica Paeper’s La Traviata – The Ballet to the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from Friday 31 March
South African designers are set to showcase their 2017 Spring Summer Collections at SA Fashion Week – Spring Summer 2017 from 28 March to 1 April 2017 at the trendy Hyde Park Corner in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Pieter Toerien Productions is proud to present the award-winning comedic work, The Play That Goes Wrong. It will be on at the Pieter Toerien Main Theatre at Montecasino
The acclaimed Royal Moscow Ballet will be visiting Gauteng this month, gracing the stages of two premier venues with their Tribute to the Great Russian Composers Sergei Rachmaninov, Pyotr
Globally acclaimed South African artist Esther Mahlangu will unveil an important series of works based on drawings by Nelson Mandela on 2 March 2017 at The Melrose Gallery in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.
The 12th edition of the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is happening from 3 to 5 March 2017 at its new venue – the Soweto Theatre in Soweto, Johannesburg.
If you're looking for stories told in an innovative way, catch Flatform at POPArt in Maboneng, Johannesburg, from 24 to 26 February 2017.
It's time for one of the biggest dance events in South Africa: the annual Dance Umbrella festival. This year's festival will be taking place at various venues in Johannesburg
From Koe'siestes to Kneidlach is a hilarious and true story about a mix of cultures. It is on at the A&G Theatre on the Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 28
Director and theatre producer Mbongeni Ngema's acclaimed musical Sarafina is coming to life again at The South African State Theatre in Pretoria, Tshwane. The opening night is 10 March 2017 and the
Catch South African a cappella group The Soil at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg on 4 February 2017.
The award-winning performance-art phenomenon Blue Man Group will be visiting South Africa for the first time from 7 February to 5 March 2017, with shows taking place at Montecasino, Fourways, Johannesburg.
The past is revisited this week with Book Marks, a tragicomedy about friendship, racism and decolonisation on the wrong side of the rainbow at POPArt in Johannesburg
The Word The Look #BeSocial is an interactive event bringing together local entrepreneurs, artists, creatives and academics at Velvet Lounge in Maboneng, Johannesburg,
Themed That's all folk(s)!, the 9th annual Johannesburg International Mozart Festival will present a wide variety of composers and styles – from classical music to German folks songs a
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs at the Main Theatre at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg, until 29 January 2017. The Pieter Toerien production with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by
The House of Truth, a biographical play based on the life of iconic South African writer Can Temba, is on at the Market Theatre
Aside from the New Year's Eve partying, 2016: A Year in Review is another and very interesting way to look back at the year 2016. You can enjoy the film,
For a taste of nostalgia, the Crate Digging Society has been hosting events for lovers of the best of old school – vinyl records. This year's last event is h
This is the last week to catch Cirque Éloize iD, a production that combines hip-hop with acrobatics. The production runs until 24 December 2016 at the Teatro at
You can still catch the Fantasy of Light – The Secret Castle stage production at Waterfall Park in Midrand until 24 December 2016.
Book lovers are in for a treat this month with the inaugural Abantu Book Festival, which takes place from 8 to 10 December 2016. It will be hosted at the
This month, the Vilakazi Street Night Market is taking place at Shova Lifestyle Origin Gallery in Orlando West, Soweto.
UMSHADO, a traditional musical play, is on the at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria until 26 November 2016.
The inaugural South African Dance Awards are happening on 25 November 2016. They will be held at the Ekurhuleni International Convention Centre (trading as Destiny ICC) in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.
Suddenly the Storm, a unique South African play, is on at the Theatre on the Square at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton until 19 November 2016.
As part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the landmark Goodman Gallery, the Africans in America exhibition is on from 17 November to 17 December 2016.
World-renowned musician Bruce Cassidy is returning to South Africa with his Bruce Cassidy's Anti-Gravity Machine show, which happens at the Bassline in Newtown on 19 November 2016.
This heart-warming family musical favourite has been playing at the Teatro at Montecasino since October and ends on 27 November 2016.
The Youth Dance Company of Tshwane brings us its ballet version of a Disney classic with Cinderella – The Ballet, on at the South African State Theatre in Tshwane from 3 to 6 N
The Hood Hangout, a Vaal-based monthly social market, is hosting a theme-based market, The Hood Hangout: Native Origins, on 29 October 2016.
The 8th annual Photo & Film Expo – dubbed "the largest photographic event in Africa" – will be held at Johannesburg's Ticketpro Dome from 27 to 30 October 2016.
Song of Nongoma, a musical production inspired by Credo Mutwa, runs from 20 to 29 October at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria.
The Orbit Jazz Club and Bistro will be hosting When Jazz Meets Ballet, a production combining classical ballet dancers and jazz musicians, on Saturday 15 October 2016 and Sunday 16 October 2016.
The 6th Word N Sound Poetry Festival, an international youth poetry festival, runs until 9 October 2016 at the Market Theatre in Newtown.
Hugh Masekela, Oliver Mtukudzi, Nathi, Judith Sephuma, Emtee and Fifi Cooper are some of the artists in the line-up of the GoWest! Music Festival.
Mouthwatering traditional food, indigenous games and a comedy festival – this is what’s in store for you this Heritage Day at Constitution Hill.
Soweto’s famous Vilakazi Street will show off just why it’s known the world over at a four-day, action-packed festival.
New York Round Midnight at The Orbit brings New York’s jazz-club scene to Braamfontein.
The Glass as Conveyor of Image 2016 exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum's East Gallery will showcase the fascinating medium of glass.
Artworks by African artists on the continent and the diaspora will take centre stage at the annual FNB JoburgArtFair at the Sandton Convention Centre.
One city, four days and 60 artists. This is what the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender has in store for you from 1 to 4 September.
French artist Henri Matisse is known worldwide as the reference for Modernist art. For the first time ever, a wide selection of his work will be exhibited in South Africa
Iconic, award-wining musician Oliver Mtukudzi, will be performing at the Bassline on 20 August.
The Soweto Theatre will be hosting a three-day dialogue event titled Open Letter to Freedom from 21 to 23 June.
Award-winning actor and playwright Paul Slabolepszy's latest offering premiered at the Market Theatre this month.
Classics in the Gardens is an afternoon of classical music favourites performed by the German Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra. The backdrop for this open-air concert is the delightful Walter
Playtime, storytelling and book signings are some of the activities you can look forward to at the very first South Africa’s Children Book Fair.
The Roots of Humankind concert at Nirox Sculputure Park is a musical take on our contemporary presence in this ancient place, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, interpreting
The Past and the Present: Collaboration of South African and Nigerian Icons, an exhibition by Taiwo Ohu, will be on display at the Henry Preiss Hall at the Pretoria Art
If you're looking for fresh local products in a place where your love for art, food, music, wine and sports can meet then look no further than the Farmers
Pack a picnic blanket and head out to Emmarentia Dam for the fourth edition of the Sowing the Seeds Music & Lifestyle Festival on Saturday 2 April.
The Festival of Fame is the country’s leading youth arts festival. Among the highlights is the musical, Once on this Island, an enchanting Caribbean love story with a
Dream it, design it, make it! Hobby-X, South Africa's most popular hobby and craft expo is back in Gauteng. Catch it at the Ticketpro Dome, Northgate
The annual Dance Umbrella is a brilliant celebration of contemporary dance, that brings dancers from Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and Russia together with South African choreographers to create spectacular pieces.
Welsh-born Ceri Dupree has been delighting audiences worldwide for almost 30 years with his glittering drag performances. In this hilarious, larger-than-life stage show, Ceri impersonates some of the w
Hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from the 26 - 28 February, The Beeld Show is acclaimed as the caravan show with the largest indoor stands. It offers
Back to the Old Skool – a global celebration of House music will feature internationally renowned award winning DJs Roger Sanchez, David Morales, Jazzie B and Todd T