What's on in Gauteng: 10 to 16 November 2017

The Vaal is buzzing with art and fashion this week. Further north, the sounds of Lagos Thursdays are in Joburg, a wooden boy comes to life and we celebrate wine and whisky.

Ekurhuleni Wine and Whisky Classic

10 and 11 November

Don't miss the annual Ekurhuleni Wine and Whisky Classic on 10 and 11 November 2017 at the Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.

Taste the finest wines and whiskies in the country while enjoying great food and company. The event will start at 5pm on Friday the 10th and at 2pm on Saturday the 11th. Tickets cost R180 for general entry and R250 for VIP entry.

Fashion Without Borders VAAL

11 November

Don't miss Fashion Without Borders VAAL on 10 and 11 November 2017. Catch it at the Civic Theatre in Vereeniging, Sedibeng.

You can expect a showcase of ready-to-wear fashion designs from up-and-coming designers, while new models also showcase their talent. The show will start at 7pm and end at 10pm.

Ticket prices range from R180 for general access to R500 for VIP access. Discounts are available for students and group bookings.


11 November

Catch Pinocchio at the Joburg Theatre Complex in Braamfontein from 11 November to 30 December 2017.

The play will be under the direction of Janice Honeyman and tells the story of the wooden marionette who comes to life and whose nose grows longer every time he lies.

The cast will include local actors, musicians and entertainers such as Tobie Cronjé, Andre Schwartz, Chi Mhende, Ilse Klink, Garth Collins and Kanyi Nokwe.

Ticket prices range from R110 to R365.

Lagos Thursdays

16 November

Catch Femi Koya and his Afrobeat band at Lagos Thursdays on 16 November 2017 at The Orbit jazz club and bistro in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The outfit – led by Koya on tenor saxophone – will showcase their work in the lead-up to the launch of their album, Village Afrobeat, in March 2018. The show starts at 8.30pm and ends at 11.30pm.

Tickets cost R130 (half price for students). Book by calling +27 (0)11 339 6645 or +27 (0)81 534 2867, or email info@theorbit.co.za.

Vaal Art Expo

16 and 17 November

The Vaal Art Expo, hosted at Quest Conference Estate in Vanderbijlpark, Sedibeng, happens on 16 and 17 November 2017.

The event aims to introduce fine art to the Vaal community and to encourage support for Vaal-based artists.

All artworks will be available for sale, with 10% of the proceeds going to the independent Rejuvenation Trust. The expo will start at 10am and end at 8pm.

Entrance is free.

Vaal Art Expo Main
(Image: Vaal Art Expo)