What's on in Gauteng: 11 to 17 May 2018

This week in Gauteng, you can dance to the surreal sounds of an incredible duo, celebrate whisky, learn about ancient art or take a trip down rock'n'roll memory lane.

Black Motion & the Squad Tour

11 May

House music duo Black Motion are coming with the squad to Da'side venue and club in Randfontein, Johannesburg, on 11 May 2018.

You can look forward to a sonic cocktail of live percussion, drums and Afro-house music that is largely influenced by African sounds. Other featured acts include Youngsta CPT, Jomling, Deep Sense, Yogibear and more. The show will start at 6pm.

Ticket prices cost between R150 and R250.

Rosebank Sunday Market

13 May

Spend this coming Sunday just chilling or celebrating Mother’s Day at the Rosebank Sunday Market in Johannesburg.

The market offers an amazing variety of craft stalls, live music and gourmet food traders. There's great entertainment on offer while the little ones can spend some time at the kids’ play area. You will find the Rosebank Sunday Market at 29 Oxford Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2196.

The market is open from 9am until 4pm. Entrance is free.

Whisky Live Celebration

17 to 19 May

Calling all whisky aficionados – come attend the Whisky Live Celebration taking place at the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria, Tshwane, from 17 to 19 May 2018.

Whisky Live offers something for everyone, from the newcomer to whisky, to the well-seasoned enthusiast. Doors open at 6pm and the celebration ends at 10 pm. Ticket prices range from R115 to R1 553 (for VIP tickets with access to a self-serving bar, food and tasting vouchers).

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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

17 May to 10 June

Get your tickets to see Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story when the show comes to Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni from 17 May to 10 June 2018.

Buddy tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who, along with his high-school friends Jerry Allison, Joe Mauldin and Niki Sullivan, constituted the band The Crickets, who turned the music world upside down to create some of the best rock 'n' roll songs ever written. The show stars Brendan Peyper as Buddy.

Ticket prices range between R300 and R550. Curtains go up at 8pm.

The Wonders of Rock Art: Lascaux Cave and Africa exhibition

17 May to 1 October

Take friends and family to the Wonders of Rock Art: Lascaux Cave and Africa exhibition, coming to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg from 17 May to 1 October 2018.

This world-class exhibition will allow you to immerse yourself in a gallery of artworks that were hidden below the Earth’s surface for thousands of years. A Southern African companion exhibit will offer insight into rock art that is 100 000 years old. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the prehistoric visuals that contributed to humankind’s earliest masterpieces.

Tickets cost R130 for adults and R70 for children. Family entry is R360.