AKJP-SS2019, #99spring, 99 Juta, First Thursdays Johannesburg.

Looking to get your cultural fix for the week? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s what’s on our radar in a major city near you.

Cape Town

First Thursdays

I’m sure you look forward to the first Thursday of every month as much as we do. Incredible art and a glass of complimentary wine, what more could you ask for? Here’s where you will find us at this months edition:

Cinema Club | Shnit International Short Film Festival, The Labia Theatre

Cinema Club at First Thursdays will be partnering with Shnit International Short Film Festival for October, ahead of Shnit’s Festival mid-October.

This month will feature the “Best of Shnit – 2017”, curated by the Cape Town Playground team. Showings every hour from 6pm at The Labia Theatre.

Tatenda Chidora, Half Tone Exhibition & Publication Launch, First Thursdays Cape Town
Half Tone Exhibition & Publication Launch, Orms Cape Town School of Photography

Half Tone is a dedicated photographic exhibition and periodical celebrating the work of a select collective of African analogue photographers.

Urs Schmid Exhibition: The Detail Guru, The Architect Gallery

In the spirit of collaboration and self-learning, we celebrate the life and contribution of URS Schmid one of Cape Town most beloved architectural detailers. Through a series of drawings representative of the complete range of the architectural design process his journey reveals the value of true commitment to the architecture product but more importantly the relations between its participants.

Date: 4 October
View the full First Thursdays program here.

Cinderella – Cape Town City Ballet

Following the groundbreaking Mozart and Salieri, Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) presents the iconic classical ballet, Cinderella.

Performed in three acts, the ballet is set to Prokofiev’s score, played by the Cape Town Philharmonic at select performances (conducted by Brandon Phillips).

Date: 5-21 October, 7:30pm
Ticket price: R100 – R350
Get your tickets here.

Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival Cape Town

The Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival is back for yet another unforgettable day out and this time they’re bringing it to Cape Town! Expect artisanal food, local music, salivating garnishes and the very best Gins.

Date: 6 October, 11am – 8pm
Ticket price: R160 presale, R180 On The Day
Get your tickets here.


First Thursdays
WAIF-Dalmatian Jasper Earrings

For all our Johannesburg First Thursday fans, this is where you will find us for this months edition, with said glass of wine in hand (obviously):

#99spring, 99 Juta

#99spring is 99 Juta’s first curated fashion market taking place on the light-filled top floor and is set to run for three days featuring fashion, swimwear, & fragrance.

Once In Joburg

Live Music by Lesedi Milongo, an African beer tasting and making experience by Sowetan Mirriam Khan accompanied by a group of youngsters showcasing some African dances as well as an Art Exhibition by Wesley Pepper is what one can expect from this vibrant youth hub located in central Braamfontein.

More information here.

“POST THIS” Zine and Independent Publication Showcase Curated by Jared Aufrichtig
“POST THIS”, David Krut Bookstore

Join David Krut bookstore for an exciting exhibition of zines, independent publications and original artwork curated by Jared Aufrichtig which includes contributions by:

Jared Aufrichtig / Roger Ballen / Hylton Boucher / Dylan Boerstra / Ray Barbee / Loomit / Paul McCarthy / Ivan “Pops” Hosoi / Martin Watson / Conrad Bo / Zhi Zulu / Lani Spice / Studio Kronk / Gunn Street Mag / Jean de Wet / Kyle Weeks / Shepard Fairey / Sandesh Jugmohun / and debuting in South Africa – a brand new publication by Byron Hawes.

Hydroponics Workshop – An intro to soil-less cultivation at home

Visit the Jozi Food Farmer Rooftop Farm located in 70 Juta Precinct under the famous Nelson Mandela Mural in Braamfontein Johannesburg, a space used for educational workshops and experiences for a local and international audience which equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to start and or maintain their own food gardens and urban farms.

This workshop focuses on a cost effective approach to growing food at home using water as a grow medium.

Date: 6 October, 9am – 11am
Ticket price: R950 p/p
More information here.

First Sundays Melville

Take beautiful Sunday afternoon meander through Melville and experience the hustle and bustle of all that’s on offer including live music, bar hopping as well as food, drink and lifestyle specials at a variety of Melville’s most loved restaurants, bars and shops. Every first Sunday of the month.

More information here.

City Of Gold Urban Arts Festival 2018
City of Gold Urban Art Festival 2018

Grayscale Concepts is proud to present a milestone 6th edition of the City Of Gold Urban Art Festival in 2018. The aim of City Of Gold is to assist the growth of the local graffiti and street art community by establishing Johannesburg as a destination for urban artists from around the world.

Date: 7 – 13 October


October Ciné-Club

Alliance Française de Durban will be screening Delicatessen, a French post-apocalyptic dark comedy about a butcher who owns a run-down apartment building, as apart of their October ciné-club.

Date: 3 October, 6pm
Ticket price: Free

Glenwood First Thursday

There is something for everyone this Glenwood First Thursday. From talks to walks, art activations and great food and drinks. Spend some time in the artsy community with friends or family, engaging with their great program.

Date: 4 October, 6pm

The Shongweni Farmers Market

A bit of a local institution, The Shongweni Farmers Market is a dog-friendly family orientated market that hosts over 150 stalls offering a range of organic fresh produce, delectable foods and artisanal products.

Date: 6 October, 6am – 11:30am