Major First Thursdays hotspots in the neighbourhood include Reserve Street, 99 Juta, Wits Art Museum, The Grove square and the area around the corner of De Beer and Juta Streets.
Highlights of the First Thursday Braamfontein September edition:
Puma X #SelectSessions
Puma Select Session shakes off the winter blues at this First Thursdays edition with some DJ's promising electrifying music live sets. The headlining act Ryan Murgatroyd is a producer and DJ whose melodic Afro-house inspired tracks have been heard on BBC1 and playlisted in Berlin. Other performers at the free party include Travers Solomon, aka Travisto, Soulsideup and select sessions favourites, Matt Suttner and Ronald Adlai. Entrance is free, but you must register online first. Those wearing Puma gear also get to skip the queue.
First Thursdays at WAM
Perfect for the spring season, Wits Art Museum shakes off the winters' frost with an energising Iyengar yoga class this First Thursdays. Envisaged as an event for everyone, from the newbie beginners to experienced practitioners, admission is free and the class is led by Rose Sonnenberg of Pure Heart Yoga and the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of Southern Africa. Attendees are urged to arrive 15 minutes early and dressed in comfortable clothing.
Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
Visit Braamfontein's tech hub the Tshimologong Precinct where the annual Fak'ugesi festival is taking place. Activities include We Are VR, a series of unique virtual reality digital art exhibits.
Flourish at Kitchener's
For First Thursdays, the infamous Kitchener's Carvery and Bar presents Flourish, an audio-visual experiment that reflects a diverse appreciation of music across the city’s creative scenes. The line-up includes award-winning director Zandi Tisani, performing duo Stiff Pap, designer Wanda Lephoto, curator Lerato Bereng and resident Tiger Maremela.