Exciting Events To Attend During The Month Of May

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Wondering what events you can look forward to during the month of May 2021? Then be sure to take a look at this list of exciting happenings, taking place throughout Joburg and its surrounds this month. There’s bound to be something for all ages. Think markets, live performances, gin fests, theatrical fun for the kids and so much more. 

The Carnival Roadshow at Irene Village Mall

Date: Weekends and public holidays until Sunday, 30 May 2021

For an authentic carnival experience, be sure not to miss out on The Carnival Roadshow, currently at the Irene Village Mall in Pretoria! Plan a road trip the the Jacaranda City and spend the day exploring the area and popping into this fun-filled and exciting carnival. There's plenty of entertainment for the whole family, especially with all of the thrilling new amusement rides! You can enjoy all the fun from 10:00 until late on weekends, as well as school and public holidays. There is no entry fee to the carnival, however, ride tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth if you want to hop onto one of the rides. Strict Covid-19 regulations and precaution do apply. No mask = no entry.

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Aesop's Fables at the National Children’s Theatre

Date: Sunday, 09 to Sunday, 30 May 2021

Looking to treat the kids to something magical and theatrical? then be sure to not miss out on the National Children’s Theatre's (NCT) second production of 2021, a fresh version of the beloved classic Aesop's Fables, to be performed in their brand-new and safe outdoor Imagination Theatre. This exciting production will take families on a trip through Aesop's most well-loved stories, including The Fox and the Grapes; the Tortoise and the Hare; The Boy Who Cried Wolf; The Lion and the Mouse; and The Ant and the Grasshopper.There are 725 fables in total, but these will be the five this production will include at this time. The NCT aims to educate young audiences through the powers of entertainment and imagination. The fables spark conversations about morals, storytelling, and discussions about right and wrong in a risk-free way! Click here to get your tickets now.

Joburg Gin & Tonic Experience

Date: Saturday, 15 May 2021 from 12:00 to 18:00

Have a love for gin and tonic? Then be sure not to miss out on the Joburg Gin & Tonic Experience at the Casalinga Organic Farm in Roodepoort. Supported by Hall & Bramley, this exciting and refreshing event is going to be an unforgettable day out and about in the city, offering guests only the best gins and mixers, along with fantastic live performances keeping you entertained. Tickets to this experience includes entry as well as a complimentary Festival Gin glass. This is the perfect place to enjoy and sip on Saturday sundowners, overlooking picturesque lawns. Please note tickets are limited to 500 so get yours early to avoid disappointment. They cost between R180 and R200 per person on Webtickets. This event is strictly over 18s only. No under 18s allowed.

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Paint & Pizza

Date: Saturday, 15 May 2021 from 12:30

Looking to do something different on your Saturday afternoon? The book your spot at the delicious and oh-so fun Paint & Pizza event, which will be held at The Courtyard by Vera Vita Restaurant in Haddon, Johannesburg. Here, you'll get to enjoy some painting while tucking into some tasty pizza and having a good time. Tickets cost R480 per person and includes all thr art supplies as well as a small pizza, pasta or salad from their set menu on the day. Click here to purchase your tickets now.

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Jack Parow Live at Railways Cafe

Date: Friday 21 May 2021 from 18:00 to 22:00

Spend the evening at Railways Cafe in Irene, Pretoria! On this particular evening, you'll get to catch the one and only, Jack Parow, LIVE! But be sure you hurry and get your tickets now, as there will be limited entry and tickets for sale for this live performance. The show will take place inside the theatre. Do keep in mind that this is a card only venue, with good vibes only. No under 18s will be permitted. ROAR. Click here to get your tickets now.

The Linden Market 2021

Date: Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 May 2021

The Linden Market is back for their next installment! And in celebration of South Africa's diverse culture and range of makers, the theme and inspiration for their first 2021 market is Winter Wander. Here, you'll get to experience an eclectic celebration of ideas, styles and tastes, a mix of old and new, classic and modern, rough and polished, and much more. Tickets cost R30 per person (kids under 12 get in FREE). You four-legged companions are invited too, as long as they're on a leash. There is secure parking available at Roosevelt High School at R20 per vehicle. NO MASK = NO ENTRY. Strict COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Click here to get your tickets now.

Copper Bar Relaunch

Date: Saturday, 29 May 2021 from 16:00 to 23:00

The ever-popular Copper Bar in Sandton is refreshing the look of their venue, and they're excited to announce that they'll be doing a relaunch with the talented local music sensation, Rubber Duc. In 2015, Rubber Duc opened up Copper Bar at their official launch party and they are once again sharing another awesome event at Copper Bar's relaunch. Be sure to get your tickets ASAP at spacing is limited.

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Proudly Coloured Comedy presents Andrew Hughes - Broke & Famous

Date: Saturday, 29 May 2021 from 19:30

Looking for a laugh? then be sure not to miss Andrew Hughes, straight from the dusty streets of Ixopo in KwaZulu Natal, who will finally be bringing his one-man show to Johannesburg. Famous and Broke is a simple summary of what he has been experiencing since the pandemic. The comedian has decided to write some stories and find humour in these trying times, being Famous and Broke. Click here to get your tickets now.

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