Joburg weekly events guide: Thu Oct 20 – Wed Oct 26

19 Oct 2022
Each week we round up the latest concerts, markets, parties, tours and other exciting happenings so you don’t miss them! For a full guide to what’s on in Joburg, explore our events calendar here and subscribe to our newsletter published every Thursday morning.

Here’s our pick of events to put on your calendar.

The purple reign

Our annual jacaranda photo competition is well underway and of course, we have an amazing line-up of jacaranda-themed experiences and events on offer. Read more about our competition here, and hurry up and book your tickets (these are limited). Here is the programme for #jacarandainyourpocket2022 #yourjouneystartswithgautrain

Sat Oct 22
– Book your tickets for our #JacarandaInYourPocket2022 bloom-spotting experience with MicroAdventure Tours.

Sat Oct 22 – Join Johannesburg In Your Pocket and Ryan Enslin of (@mylimeboots) bright and early on Saturday morning for a jacaranda-spotting photo walk around Rosebank.

Sat Oct 22 – Join the Biking Bandits for a free social ride on Rosebank’s best jacaranda streets. Limited bikes are available to rent for R200.

Sat Oct 29 – Join Vesperados Joburg for a vespa ride along Joburg's impressive jacaranda routes.  All riders must have valid bike license and bike competency. 

Sat Oct 29 – Join Johannesburg In Your Pocket and writer and photographer Heather Mason (@2Summers), author of one of Joburg's most popular blogs 2Summers, on Saturday afternoon for a jacaranda-spotting walk around Rosebank.

Sat Oct 29 and Sat Nov 5 – Join Kennedy Tembo of MicroAdventure Tours for a unique jacaranda-themed cycling tour of the pretty Parks suburbs.

Sat Nov 5 – Join Joburg-based documentary and commercial photographer Andile Bhala, (@AndileBhala), Saturday afternoon for a jacaranda-spotting walk around Rosebank.

Learn to cook, and eat delicious food

Sat, Oct 22 – Become the next braai master at Vitality HealthyFood Studio with Braai the Weber Way
Sat, Oct 29 – Treat your date to a meal they won't forget with Supper Club at Vitality HealthyFood Studio

At the Market

Sat, Oct 22, and Sun Oct 23 – Take the family along to Fourways Farmers Market in Modderfontein. There's something for everyone so check out the best times to go.
Sat, Oct 23 – Enjoy a yummy breakfast and mimosa at The Playground market, taste the new sushi offering, book for the Paint and Sip, take the little ones to join the kid's programme, or enjoy jazzy melodies from Saxophone artist Shorty On Sax from 12:00-14:00 on the rooftop.

The Great Outdoors

Oct 23 – Book your tickets for the Peace Concert at the tranquil Niroc Sculpture Park 

Sip some wine

Oct 26–Oct 28 – Save the date for WineX at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Take a walk

Oct 22 – Celebrate Pride month with a Queer Hillbrow Tour with Dlala Nje

Music you will love

Oct 19 19:00 – Reserve your seat for Mix Cocktail Bar's jazz sessions with Kopano Jazz Collective
Oct 20 19:00 – Head to Mix Cocktail Bar for V is for Vinyl every Thursday
Oct 25–Oct 29 – Experience Africa's finest young creative talent at the annual Basha Uhuru festival at Constitution Hill.

On the stage

Until Sat, Oct 29 – The Beauty Queen of Leenane has audiences asking for more and is one play you must see this year.  

At the cinema

From 13–23 Oct – The annual European Film Festival takes place at Ster-Kinekor cinema at The Zone 

On the runway

Oct 20–Sat, Oct 22 – Book your tickets for this year's landmark fashion event – SA Fashion Week (SAFW) at Mall of Africa 

A head's up for later this month – don't miss...

Oct 26–Oct 30 – Start your Christmas Shopping at the Glenshiel Christmas Fair
Oct 26–Oct 30 – Book now for Season 9 at Centre for the Less Good Idea. 
Oct 27 
– Book tickets for Gallery Fanon monthly Dinner Club Series
Nov 9 – Nov 24 – Up your skills and book for WSET Wine courses at Mesh Club 



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