What’s on in Gauteng: 30 November to 6 December 2018

There’s so much dancing, so much racing, and so much happening in Gauteng this week that you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world. Check out the dates, times and venues ...


Tracks The Play
(Image: POPArt)

Until 1 December

Don't miss the simply titled play, Tracks, on at the POPArt Theatre, located at 286 Fox Street in Johannesburg's Maboneng Precinct, until 1 December 2018.

This autobiographical one-woman play, performed by Maude Sandham, graced the stages of the National Arts Festival in 2018 and tells the story of her family’s deep, dark secret.

Tickets cost R120 online and R140 at the door.

The Bedfordview Night Market – closing market

30 November

A great variety of items will be on sale at the Bedfordview Night Market, hosted at 79 Boeing Road East in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, on 30 November 2018.

This is the final Bedfordview Night Market for the year, and you can look forward to experiencing the perfect family hangout, with inviting stalls, good food, and plenty of entertainment for both kids and adults.

The market opens at 5pm.

Gymkhana GRiD

Gymkhana Gri D
(Image: Gymkhana GRiD)

1 December

Come see the best drivers on the track taking part in the Gymkhana GRiD, doing laps at the Carnival City casino complex in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni, on 1 December 2018.

Drivers from around the world will be racing for glory while trying to conquer one of the most challenging tracks on South African soil. Spectators can look forward to incredible racing that shifts gears to their limit as 50 racers contend to ascend the coveted GRiD podium.

The tyre-slaying action begins at 10am. Tickets cost between R250 and R450.

Ponte City Challenge

Ponte City Challenge
(Image: Dlala Nje)

1 December

Looking for a test of endurance? Then take part in the Ponte City Challenge at the landmark Ponte City apartments in Berea, Johannesburg, on 1 December 2018. The entrance is off Joe Slovo Drive.

Get your name on the list of conquerors who have taken on the challenge of running up the 54-storey building’s more than 900 stairs in record time. It’s the perfect way to test your limits and race towards a goal that few have accomplished.

The reward of a delicious, freshly prepared breakfast will be waiting for all those making it to the top. The challenge starts at 7am.

Tickets cost R250 per person (or R150 if you bring stationery for organisers Dlala Nje’s back-to-school drive), and it’s essential to book ahead.

G-BETS Gauteng Summer Cup 2018

1 December

The G-BETS Gauteng Summer Cup takes place at the Turffontein Racecourse in Johannesburg on 1 December 2018.

This spectacle of horse racing, style and entertainment is back for another run around the track in 2018 to bring you fast-paced racing, fashion shows, drinks and live music. Ticket prices range between R20 and R295. Gates open at 11am.

Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100

2 December

Attend the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 event, happening at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, on 2 December 2018.

Join the multitudes coming from far and wide to see music performances by Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, Wizkid and Kacey Musgraves.

The concert will be hosted by Trevor Noah, with support from Naomi Campbell, Bonang Matheba, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry, Forest Whitaker, Dave Chappelle and Nomzamo Mbatha. Gates open at 11am.


(Image: POPArt)

6 December

Explore dreams and nightmares as told through phenomenal song and choreography in LEGAGA, a theatre production that's coming to the POPArt Theatre at 286 Fox Street in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, on 6 December 2018.

The play follows the story of a young girl on her journey to womanhood as she deals with the complexities and difficulties of life.

Tickets cost R100. Curtains go up at 8pm.