What's on in Gauteng: 8 to 14 June 2018

Confront the cold weather and take the kids to a book fair; find good flavours at a food festival that is strictly for the carnivores; listen to classical music; or hear a legend's greatest hits. All in Gauteng this week.

South Africa Children's Book Fair 2018

Until 10 June

Take the kids to the South Africa Children's Book Fair 2018. It's on from 7 to 10 June at the Blue Wing Conference and Events Venue at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg. The event affords book lovers an escape to a world where they will be entertained by content that celebrates the beauty of a book.

The amazing adventure starts at 9am each day. Ticket prices range between R30 and R50, while children under 12 attend for free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Fire & Feast Meat Festival 2018

8 to 10 June

"Meat" other food lovers at the Fire & Feast Meat Festival 2018, taking place at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg, from 8 to 10 June 2018. Some of the best chefs in the country will be there, using a variety of techniques to cook, simmer, sear and braai meat from leading butchers. There will also be live entertainment, bars, a bistro, wine tasting and more.

One-day tickets are R100 per person (children under two enter free). Doors open at 10am (until 6pm on the Friday and Saturday, and until 5pm on the Sunday).

Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening

8 June

The Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening is celebrating its 17th anniversary show at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, on 8 June. Hear globally renowned master of Southern African jazz Oliver Mtukudzi perform his musical compositions loaded with social commentary. Supporting acts include the operatic crossover trio the Afro Tenors and pop artist Naledi Brown. Entrance costs R450 per person and includes a three-course meal. To book, email portiar@birchwoodhotel.co.za. The show starts at 8pm.

Spencer Myer (USA) – Piano Recital South African Concert Tour 20

10 June

Spencer Myer is bringing his Spencer Myer (USA) – Piano Recital South African Concert Tour 20 to the Brooklyn Theatre in Menlo Park, Pretoria, Tshwane. The date to look forward to is 10 June 2018. This accomplished pianist will be presenting classic compositions by Chopin, Haydn and Debussy, taking the audience on a musical voyage through the classic works of the Romantic era. The show starts at 11am. You don't want to miss it!

100 Years of Rock Art Research in Mozambique

14 June

Learn more about rock art at the 100 Years of Rock Art Research in Mozambique lecture. This lesson in history will take place at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg on 14 June 2018.

As part of the Speak2AScientist series, the lecture dovetails with the Wonders of Rock Art: Lascaux Cave and Africa exhibition also taking place at the same venue. The lecture starts at 6pm.

For more info and to RSVP, email comm.research@ifas.org.za.