Make sure you’re in Gauteng this week to walk in the footsteps of a giant; catch an international comedy tour; see the best in African cinema; dance in front of your favourite musos; and meet others who are passionate about creating digital content. Don't know where it’s all happening? These are the venues you might want to visit ...
Joburg Film Festival
9 to 17 November
The Joburg Film Festival will be showcasing the best in African and international cinema from 9 to 17 November 2018.
More than 40 curated films, documentaries and animation features will be screened at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank and Maponya Mall in Soweto, among other venues across the city.
Follow the festival on Twitter and check out the hashtag #JoburgFilmFestival2018 for updates.
The Johannesburg Tattoo Expo & Lifestyle Festival 2018
9 to 11 November
Ink some skin at the Johannesburg Tattoo Expo & Lifestyle Festival 2018, being held at the 1 Fox Precinct from 9 to 11 November 2018.
The event celebrates the increasing popularity of tattoos and the growth of the industry worldwide. Apart from being free to express yourself at this event, you can also look forward to studio exhibitions by industry leaders, live tattooing, an awards show, and browsing "alternative apparel and products", as well as food trucks, bars and a beer garden.
There are various ticket categories, starting from R149 for a day pass. Note that Friday 9 November is an industry-only day, but everyone is welcome on 10 and 11 November.
Doors open at 10am.
Chris Tucker – live in Johannesburg
Go see Chris Tucker live at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 10 November 2018. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see him on his super-successful international comedy tour that has received rave reviews. You don't want to miss it. Curtains go up at 8.30pm.
One Night with Zonke
Singer and award-winning record producer Zonke Dikana will be performing music from her latest album (L.O.V.E), as well as some of your favourite hits (Reach It, Jik'izinto, Say Now, etc.) from previous albums.
Doors open at 6pm. Tickets cost between R250 and R500.
Kaya Legacy Walk/Run
Take the family and spend the day with Kaya FM as the station reflects on and celebrates the centenary and legacy of former president and global icon Nelson Mandela.
You can also look forward to musical entertainment by Kaya FM DJs and a food market. The event starts at 6am.
Tickets cost R110 for adults, and R60 for pensioners and children below the age of 12.
One Night with Vusi Nova
Stand front row as the Afro-soul superstar performs his chart-toppers and some of your classic favourites at a show that will leave you begging for more. You don’t want to miss this freshly prepared set inspired by his most recent album, Manyan-Nyan. The show starts at 4pm.
Discop Johannesburg 2018
14 to 16 November
Join the thousands of delegates from various parts of the sub-Saharan region who will be attending one of the continent's biggest events focusing on digital, video gaming, film and television content that is produced in Africa.
Attendees will have access to all exhibitions. They can also explore solutions to challenges facing the rapidly changing audiovisual landscape, and get to interact with other content producers at the furnished "Meetings on Demand" lounge with its communal tables.
Visit the Discop website if you wish to register to attend as a vendor, buyer or producer. The event starts at 9am on each day.