What’s on in Gauteng: 11 to 17 August 2017

The acclaimed Lord of the Dance has a new spin, it’s time for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2017 and we celebrate women with art, music and comedy. Have fun.


10 to 26 August

Sibyllines is a group exhibition that will be exploring the complex identity of African women and the often “stereotypical image” of them. Don’t miss this exciting, introspective exhibition open until 26 August 2017 at Alliance Française in Parkview, Johannesburg

You can look forward to works from Boitumelo Mazibuko, Lesego Seoketsa aka Azania Forest, Paul Shiakallis, Nelisiwe Xaba and Nontsikelelo Veleko.

The exhibition is open from 9am until 7pm from Mondays to Thursdays. The venue closes at 6pm on Fridays, 1pm on Saturday and is closed on Sundays. Entrance is free.

Ekurhuleni Comes Alive – Celebrating Women

11 August

Catch Ekurhuleni Comes Alive – Celebrating Women on 11 August 2017 at The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre‎ in BoksburgEkurhuleni.

The event will headline singer-songwriter Amanda Black of Idols South Africa fame, with jazz artist Naima Kay as the supporting act. Palesa will open the show and comedians Khanyisa Bunu and Noko Moswete will be raising laughs on the night. The show will start at 8pm.

Entrance costs R450. Book by emailing Dudu Kgomo on duduk@birchwoodhotel.co.za.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

15 August to 3 September

The acclaimed Michael Flatley production has been revived and you can catch it at The Teatro at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will run from 15 August to 3 September 2017.

The spectacular will still have the best in music, dance and dramatics that the first Lord of The Dance is known for, but expect new costumes, choreography and special features, including dancing robots and special-effects lighting.

Show times will be 8pm from Tuesdays to Fridays, 3pm and 8pm on Saturdays, 2pm and 6pm on Sundays.

Ticket prices range from R315 to R540, with discounts for Montecasino Rewards programme cardholders.

(Image: Montecasino)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2017

17 to 19 August

It’s time for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2017. Don’t miss it at Waterfall Park at the Mall of Africa in Midrand, Johannesburg, from 17 to 19 August 2017.

Some of South Africa’s greats will showcase their work alongside international designers and the mall’s resident brands, with special events in between. The line-up of 44 designers will include Thula Sindi, David Tlale, Stefania Morland and Shana Morland.

Shows will take place from 6.30pm on the Thursday and Friday. The Saturday programme will start at 11am. 

Ticket prices range between R100 and R300 per show.