What’s on in Gauteng: 9 to 15 February 2018

Prepare for some travel in Gauteng this week – take a trip back in time with dinosaurs, or visit Travel Expo 2018. Also, The Color Purple gets a revival, while Ultra South Africa is back for the 2018 edition.

The Colour Purple

The Color Purple
(Image: Joburg Theatre)

Until 4 March

Catch The Color Purple at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, until 4 March 2018.

The production – based on the Alice Walker novel of the same name – follows the story of a young woman living in the American south and the difficult circumstances she has to overcome.

The latest production of the musical version of the story includes local actors, singers and dancers such as Aubrey Poo, Didintle Khunou, Zane Gillion, Sebe Leotlela, Lebo Toko and Lelo Ramasimong. The musical will feature songs in genres including gospel, jazz and blues.

Shows start at 8pm, with Sunday shows playing at 2pm and additional 3pm shows on Saturdays. Ticket prices range from R240 to R400.

The Dino Expo, Randfontein

10 and 11 February

Visit The Dino Expo at the Greenhills Stadium in Randfontein on the West Rand on 10 and 11 February 2018.

The expo houses life-sized displays that have been designed to move like real dinosaurs, while the whole family can experience a realistic natural habitat of these creatures.

Tickets cost R120 for adults and R100 for children aged two to 12, while children under two enter for free. Click here to see available times. For group bookings, you can send an email to info@thedinoexpo.com or call +27 (0)76 327 0392.

The Dino Expo Main
(Image: The Dino Expo)

Ultra South Africa 2018

10 February

Don't miss Ultra South Africa 2018 – Johannesburg on 10 February 2018 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec.

The line-up includes award-winning international DJs such as Swedish duo Axwell & Ingrosso, and Dutch DJs Armin van Buuren and Afrojack. Local acts include DJs Black Coffee, Lady Lea and Dj Maphorisa. You can also look forward to performances from local band GoodLuck and the Ultra Angels.

The festival will start at 1pm and end at 2am the next morning. Tickets cost R800 for general access, R2 000 for VIP and R4 000 for VVIP.

Travel Expo 2018

10 and 11 February

Travel Expo 2018 is back and will be hosted at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg, on 10 and 11 February 2018.

The expo is celebrating its eighth year, and this year will feature over 150 exhibitors offering great travel deals, savings and advice, as well ideas on the best way to travel. You can expect over R650 000 in prizes, including tours, cruises and flights.

Tickets cost R50 for adults, while children under 16 enter for free.