What's on in Gauteng - Entertainment & events
The Design Identity creative organisation presents the YoloPTA event at Harlequins Rugby Club in Pretoria, Tshwane, on 29 April 2017.
The Lumineers are coming back to South African this month. The Lumineers – Johannesburg show will take place at TicketPro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg on 28 April 2017.
It's International Jazz Day on 30 April and the It Has To Be Jazz music project is having a celebration at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
The award-winning musician Leo Sayer returns to Johannesburg this week, for the first time in 30 years. The Leo Sayer Live in Concert events will be at Montecasino in
A heritage brand that keeps on evolving: the annual Rand Show is returning to the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.
The annual Ekurhuleni Easter Festival returns this week to the Nigel Dam in Nigel, Ekurhuleni from 14 to 16 April 2017.
Go off the grid this long weekend with the Soweto Camp Festival 2017. This year’s edition will be held at Mofolo Park in Soweto, Johannesburg from 14 to 17 April 2017.
The Real Concert Series brings you Prime Circle, Just Jinjer, Ard Matthews and Tailor, together on one stage. The shows will be at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg on 7 and 8 April 2017.
The Grand White Dinner, regarded as one of the most prestigious events of the year, is back for the third time. It is hosted at secret locations in Pretoria, Durban
It's been quite a wait since it had to be postponed last year, but the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival is finally here. The event will take place over two days
Emerald Resort & Casino in Vanderbijlpark has hosted some of the biggest names in South African music, and this week is no different. On Friday 31 March 2017, get ready for the Unplugged
The second annual Huawei Joburg Day takes place this weekend. Make your way to Huawei Joburg Day in the Park at Johannesburg Botanical Garden in Emmarentia, Johannesburg, on 2 April 2017.
Get ready to be slimed! NickFest is back in South Africa and it's even bigger than the last time. The TicketPro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg is the venue for
Canadian band BadBadNotGood was the main feature last year and this year's Alchemy Music Festival will be even bigger, taking place at three venues in Johannesburg from 30 March until 1 April.
Zoe Modiga's much-anticipated album, Yellow: The Novel, is finally here, and she will be showcasing it at The Fringe in the Joburg Theatre on 24 March 2017.
One of the country’s biggest annual music events is back for the fifth year. Taboo nightclub in Sandton, Johannesburg, will be transformed into a festival venue on 17 March 2017 for t
The legendary band, Pixies will be making their first ever visit to South Africa this month. The Rock on the Lawns feat Pixies event will be held on the
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
You don't have to go far for an outdoor adventure this week, the West Rand is getting its own camping, hiking and cycling event. Join the adventure at Cycle2Hike
The first tour of the year for acclaimed local band The Parlotones will be kicking off this month with The Parlotones: The Stories Behind the Songs. On 11 March 2017 they will
Get ready for a chilled weekend with Vaal-based graphic-design, screen-printing and branding agency Hoodlove Creative, which has been hosting regular Any Given Saturday events since 2016.
Acclaimed US singer Karyn White will be performing at Freedom Park in Pretoria, Tshwane, on 4 March 2017 as part of her Karyn White Summer International Tour.
Since the South African debut of the Miami-based Ultra in 2014, the annual outdoor electronic music festival has grown every year, and Ultra South Africa 2017 will take place in Johannesburg on 25
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.
Music lovers and die-hard fans of one of the most successful rock bands of all time will soon have the chance to enjoy the sounds of Pink Floyd when Mel
If you're looking for a fun and freeing experience, Nicci Beach Ultra Lounge in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, will be hosting Burning Beach – Fire of Love on 19 February 2017.
Catch South African a cappella group The Soil at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg on 4 February 2017.
The Michael Jackson HIStory Show – a musical tribute and live concert that comprehensively chronicles Michael Jackson’s vast body of work – runs at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, from 3 to19
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.
On 4 February 2017, South Africa finally has a chance to take part in the The Music Run tour craze at Riversands Farm Village in Midrand, Johannesburg, following in the footsteps of
Welcome to the first Park Acoustics of the year, introducing Park Acoustics Presents Francois van Coke, Rambling Bones & More. The event kicks off at Park Acoustics in the Voortrekker Monument
Two things we all love are music and food. Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers in Soweto, Johannesburg is providing both at the DJ Cook-Off on 28 January 2017.
Make your way to The Sands in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 27 January 2017 for a great night out at the Rock The Sands.
Tshwanefontein is a new, monthly Sunday music gathering in the Pretoria central business district. The third instalment of the event, Jack Daniels presents Tshwanefontein 3.0, takes place at the African Beer
One of the biggest attractions in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, the Neighbourgoods Market will be taking place again on 14 January 2017.
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,
Boulevard Sundays is having this year's first Boulevard Sundays session on 8 January 2017 in Rivonia, Johannesburg.
Toy Toy January 2017 – a weekly underground music event – is making this year's return on 6 January 2017 at And in Newtown, Johannesburg.
The festive season is still in full swing in Mamelodi East, Tshwane with #35 Dezemba Beach Party on 7 January 2017 at Hinterland Ave Park.
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
Madison Avenue in Pretoria is getting the party started a day early with their NYE Warm Up Party on 30 December 2016.
Ekurhuleni New Year's Extravaganza, in association with Comedy Wednesday, is bringing you the ENYE Comedy Night on 30 December 2016 at the Birchwood Terminal (in the Birchwood Hotel) in
Silent parties–where patrons listen to music on headphones instead of speakers are catching on in South Africa. The Beerhouse Fourways is having the Beerhouse Silent Disco on 29 December 2016.
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
Anything but hip-hop is the order of the day at the Antihiphop GoldMotion event on 23 December 2016 at Zone 6 Venue in Soweto.
The eighth annual Cooler Boxing Day is happening at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria on 26 December 2016.
Kool Out Entertainment presents Koolin In The City Featuring Gemini Major and Friends on 18 December 2016, at Kool Out Rooftop in Johannesburg.
The Plus Size Gig is happening at Iketleng Pub in Vereeniging on 17 December 2016.
This year's Red Square DJ Knockout Challenge 2016 Grand Finale is happening at Dickinson Park in Vereeniging on 16 December 2016.
For the first time in 10 years, the world-famous Great Moscow Circus returns to South Africa. It will be held at Montecasino in Fourways from 22 December 2016 to 14 January 2017 and features a
The fifth annual South African Hip-Hop Awards are happening on 14 December 2016 at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg.
That cute outfit you loved on your favourite celeb? There's a chance to own it on 11 December 2016 at the Good Jumble Celebrity Sale Pop-Up Market. It's happening at the Old
A music festival with a twist, The Movie Music Festival is coming to Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg, on 10 December 2016.
For a good mix of fashion, socialising and music, the Retro21 R-Festival is happening on 10 December 2016. It will take place at the Tshwane China Shopping Mall rooftop in Pretoria.
Some of the best in South African music are coming to Sedibeng for the fourth annual Sedibeng Summer Festival (formerly known as the We Care Jazz Festival),
This year's Joburg Live Loud takes place on 10 December 2016 at Marks Park Sports Club in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.
Okapi Lifestyle is hosting another Okapi Fun Day, a picnic with a mix of games and entertainment, at Diggers Rugby Club, Randburg, on 3 December 2016.
Black Coffee is hosting this year’s Black Coffee Block Party at FNB Stadium’s outer fields in Soweto on 3 December 2016.
The Pure&Crafted SA festival is happening at GROUND in Muldersdrift on 26 and 27 November 2016.
The annual Maftown Heights, the second biggest hip-hop event in Africa, is happening on 25 November 2016 at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown.
The LoCrate Market is bringing this year's Makhelwane Festival to Poka Street, Soweto, from 2 to 4 December.
The Vaal Sunday Market will be hosting a special "Vinyl edition" at Mandela Square in Boitumelo, Sebokeng on 27 November 2016.
The Starbucks Sessions feat. Stogie T, Johnny Cradle and Motif event is happening on 20 November 2016 at Starbucks Rosebank.
The Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup, Johannesburg's oldest and most respected first-grade horse race, is happening at Turffontein Racecourse on 26 November 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.
Legendary reggae band UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue are in South Africa on their world tour and they're going to be in Johannesburg
Although Diwali’s official date is October 30, Joburg’s Joziburg Lane, a food hall and market in the city, will be celebrating on Friday night November 4 with a feast of
After a successful European stint, South African electro-jazz and hip-hop singer and pianist Toya Delazy toured seven African countries in seven weeks. Her Toya Delazy Rocking The City tour ends
Cape Town just had its successful event and now it's our turn. For the best in sneaker culture, be at The Sands night club in Sandton on 5
Living inland is no reason to miss out on beach fun. Head to the Kasi Splash Fest on 5 November at the Lefelong Café parking lot
This weekend we go back in time with a chilled celebration of music at Retrofest#5, which sees local acoustic artists performing their renditions of popular music from the 1970s and 198
The Hood Hangout, a Vaal-based monthly social market, is hosting a theme-based market, The Hood Hangout: Native Origins, on 29 October 2016.
It's time for Johannesburg Pride, a day of celebration and raising awareness for the LGBTI+ community and, this year, it's happening at the Melrose Arch precinct in Johannesburg on 29
Legendary superstar Julio Iglesias is in South Africa for the Julio Iglesias World Tour – and on Sunday 23 October it's the turn of Carnival City's Big Top Arena.
The annual iThemba breast cancer walkathon will take place on 23 October at the Marks Park Sports Complex in Emmarentia.
US-based hip-hop superstar Future, Emtee, Kwesta, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade are some of the artists set to perform at this year’s M
Oktoberfest, the largest beer festival in the world, originated in Germany in 1810 and has inspired a number of other cities around
The Motorsport Festival will be the first race meeting to be hosted at the revamped Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and it promises to be a spectacular affair.
MTV Shuga, an educational soap opera that focuses on issues affecting the youth, is having auditions for new cast members at Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg, on 15 October 2016 between 9am and
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 Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch is known for its weekly Thursday to Saturday comedy shows, with a good mix of experienced and new comedians.
The 6th Word N Sound Poetry Festival, an international youth poetry festival, runs until 9 October 2016 at the Market Theatre in Newtown.
As its name suggests, the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is going to be delicious in every way.
The latest trends in home decor, outdoor furniture and a gourmet garage are on show at the Pretoria Homemakers Expo 2016, on at the Parkview Shopping Centre from 6 to 9 October.
Glamour with a cause – that is what the Playing for Pink invitational polo event is all about.
The "Will Run for Beer – Believe Beer Mile 2016" is a race with a twist: participants run a 400m race ... and have to drink four beers along the way.
Music lovers are in for a treat. Jazz music, soulful tunes, house, kwaito and dance are on the cards at the Jazz under the Stars event at the Vaal's Emerald
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.
Traditional fashion, cuisine pop-up stores, live music and a comedy festival. This is some of what you can expect to enjoy at Heritage Day-inspired markets in Gauteng.
Soweto’s famous Vilakazi Street will show off just why it’s known the world over at a four-day, action-packed festival.
South African and Mexican culinary delights will be the order of the day at Freedom Park in Pretoria on 18 September, thanks to Cooking with Lorna and Friends.
Sunshine, live music and bubbly.
This, and so much more, is what the Major League Gardens is all about.
The annual Vaal River Carnival is an action packed festival running until 2 October 2016 brings 20 entertainment events in the Vaal under the theme “Discover the Rhythm of the Vaal”.
“Censored: When the Revolution Could Not be Televised.” This is the theme of this year’s annual Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition on at the SABC Radio Park in Auckl
South Africa's oldest jazz festival is in its 19th year now and, from 15 to 17 September, it will be all things jazz at the Sandton Convention Centre with 35 performances on four
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.
Live jazz music, picnic baskets, sunshine and loads of fun. This is what you can expect to enjoy on Sunday, 4 September, at the Cradle of Humankind for
Hugh Masekela, Zonke, Nathi, Mafikizolo and Tsepo Tshola are some of artists in the line-up at the Moretele Park Tribute Concert on 3 September.
Winter’s soon to be gone and come September, the Neighbourgoods Night Market is back on at Juta Street in Braamfontein.