What's on in Gauteng: 6 to 12 April 2018

We're going back in time to the good old days of Sophiatown this week, while the classic Carmen ballet is getting a run in the province. The Grand White Johannesburg is also back and turning five, while South African Fashion week turns 21.

Carmen – The Ballet

6 to 15 April

Don't miss the classic production Carmen – The Ballet, which will be hosted at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 6 to 15 April 2018.

The production tells the story of the free-spirited Carmen, who gets arrested after a fight with tobacco dealers and ends up in a love triangle between two men. The dancers will be accompanied by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra playing music by Georges Bizet.

Ticket prices range from R100 to R475.

The Grand White Johannesburg 2018

7 April

Get your all-white outfits ready – the Grand White Johannesburg is back. It takes place on 7 April 2018 and, as always, will be held at a secret location.

This year's event will be the fifth edition and will be a great outing for friends and family. The day will feature great food, live music and comedy, as well as other entertainment. The venue will have improved seating and guests are welcome to bring picnic baskets, too.

Ticket prices range from R390 to R600.

South African Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2018

10 to 15 April

Don't miss South African Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2018 from 10 to 15 April. The showcase will take place at the Sandton City rooftop in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The programme will feature showcases from 69 collections and some special events. These events include discussions on the business of fashion. Collections will include Chiza Ngulube's Esnoko, Gert-Johan Coetzee's spring/summer collection and Black Coffee's collection.

Ticket prices are R100 for the standing section and R175 for the seated section.


10 April to 13 May

Sophiatown will be staged at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria, Tshwane, from 10 April to 13 May 2018.

The musical’s new, young cast will tell the story of a group of journalists who live together and advertise for another housemate. In the face of repressive apartheid laws and segregation, a white Jewish woman moves in.

Tickets for general admission are R110 (R55 on Tuesdays).