What’s on in Gauteng: 21 to 27 April 2017

Royalty is coming to Gauteng this week, while we go down memory lane with Leo Sayer and a play about the famous Sophiatown.


31 March to 14 May

A musical play about the historical South African suburb, Sophiatown is on at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg until 14 May 2017.

The play – directed by Malcolm Purkey – is about the famously defiant and vibrant town that broke divisive apartheid laws by having residents of all races living together. The memorable music and art that came out of the suburb is also an unforgettable part of its history, and will be showcased in a show that runs for almost two hours, with a 15-minute interval.

Shows start at 8pm, but Wednesdays and Sundays have extra 3pm shows.

Tickets cost between R130 and R215. For group bookings, call Anthony Ezeoke on +27 (0)11 832 1641 or +27 (0)83 246 4950.

(Image: Market Theatre)

Leo Sayer Live in Concert

(Image: Montecasino)

21 to 23 April

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 Fourways, Johannesburg, from 21 to 23 April 2017.

The concert will feature the best from his vast catalogue of hits, such as When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing. Expect high-energy performances and his timeless voice, which will take you on a trip down memory lane.

Shows will start at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday. Tickets cost between R495 and R795.

Princess Charlene Ladies Race Day

22 April

Don't miss the Princess Charlene Ladies Race Day at the Turffontein Racecourse in Turffontein, Johannesburg, on 22 April 2017.

The race day is set to be all glitz, glamour and elegance, with Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco in attendance. There will be a few races throughout the day, but the main event is the R1-million Empress Club Stakes.

The event will start at 11am and run until 7pm.

Adult tickets cost R50 for general entry, with children under 18 paying R20. There are hospitality packages from R1 000 to R1 250.

Food & Premium Whiskey Tasting

27 April

Try something new this month: the High Stakes Restaurant at Emerald Resort & Casino in Vanderbijlpark, Sedibeng, is having a Food & Premium Whiskey Tasting event on 27 April 2017.

The event will offer food-and-whiskey pairings, with a five-course meal. The whiskeys for the night, which starts at 7pm, will be Jack Daniel’s whiskeys. Please note: the event is strictly for persons over the age of 18.

Entrance is R250 per person, and booking is essential. To make your booking, call +27 (0)16 982 8005 or email sales@emeraldcasino.co.za.