What Is It?

Untitled Basement presents Mandisi Dyantyis, a trumpeter and vocalist who will take your breath away in song.

He was recently nominated for a the Mzantsi Jazz Awards and The Afrima [African Music Awards in the "Best Jazz Artist" category. This live performance promises to be unforgettable.

Get you tickets now and be part of the experience!

When Is It?

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Untitled Basement, 07 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R200 per person, get your tickets Here

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Live Music

Artivist 

Artivist holds a very exciting secret - the Untitled Basement.

Untitled Basement hosts amazing musical experiences that have been taking Braamfontein by storm. Bringing in some of the most talented artists in the country, this spot is a must-visit!

If live music is what you are looking for, then this is the spot for you. For the perfect night out, start off your evening with a delicious meal at Activist and then head down to Untitled Basement for some live music. Check out the lineup by following their Instagram page and get your ticket to a fantastic evening out.

Check out more about Artivist and Untitled Basement here.

Address: 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Benjamin Jephta Quintet plays Untitled Basement, Saturday 25th January, Jephta will perform music from his acclaimed debut release 'Homecoming' featuring Marcus Wyatt on trumpet, Kenan Arendse on Guitar, Bokani Dyer on piano and Sphelelo Mazibuko on drums. Book at Quicket. Link in bio

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Dining Experience

Zwipi Underground Bar

Zwipi Underground Bar is part of the Thunder Walker umbrella and is situated in the bustling Gandhi Square. Hidden in a bus depot, Zwipi offers a unique dining experience.

This exciting restaurant and bar offers a distinctive take on dining out, it is unexpected and completely worth it.

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Last night we ate mopani worms in an old, abandoned underground bank vault. It was spectacular. The setting, the stories and the experience was beyond my expectations. @joburgplaces has created an awesome immersion right on our doorsteps. If you want to understand what makes Jozi, Jozi, do yourself a favour and book an experience at Zwipi Underground. #johannesburg #meltingpot #food #experience

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Zwipi is open Thursday to Saturday nights from 7pm, but do call for confirmation as they are sometimes booked out for events.

This is a historic venue with a unique atmosphere.

Address: 110 Fox Street, Gandhi Square, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Art & More

Victoria Yards

Victoria Yards hosts many epic events in the city. This spot comes alive with diverse art, fashion and celebrations.

Check out their social media pages to see what they will be hosting. Our favourite is their monthly market.

Address: 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Want more? Check out our vibrant places in Joburg article.

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Do you know of any other unique venues in the city? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

What Is It?

Untitled Basement presents Mpho Sebina, a trumpeter and vocalist who will take your breath away in song.

Mpho Sebina is proving why the country is loving her so much. A live performance by the soulful and r&b/ afro soul artist promises to be unforgettable.

Get you tickets now and be part of the experience!

When Is It?

Friday, 31 January 2020 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Untitled Basement, 07 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R180 per person, get your tickets Here

For More Information

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What Is It?

Untitled Basement presents Benjamin Jephta Quintet | Homecoming 'Revisited' and you don't want to miss it.

"The reason I play music, the essence of what first inspired me to compose a melody.

It’s that spirit I wanted to capture by calling this album ‘Homecoming’. I wanted to explore my own history and incorporate it into this sound" - Benjamin Jephta

Get you tickets now and be part of the fun!

When Is It?

Saturday, 25 January 2020 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Untitled Basement, 07 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R180 per person, get your tickets Here

For More Information

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Johannesburg is embracing the live music scene and performing arts. What better place to experience live music and art than Untitled Basement/Artivist?

Untitled Basement/Artivist is situated in Braamfontein. This venue combines the best elements of art and takes it to a whole new level. They offer some of the best food, music and ambience, this is the ultimate triple treat.

The Art Of It All

Untitled Basement/Artivist is a two in one venue that includes a restaurant, Artivist, and a live music venue, Untitled Basement.

The combination of Untitled Basement and Artivist creates a space where you can experience the art of it all. From the food to the entertainment, you will be getting the best of the best.

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Food And Drinks

The food at the Artivist is all about creativity, deliciousness and a generous menu. Here, you can explore new flavours. You get to enjoy amazing meals and you can pair the yummy food with their restaurant's select wines. The bar is well stocked with a variety of beverages.

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Decor

The restaurant's decor is all about the art of simplicity. They have a minimalist look with spontaneous and creative touches.

The Untitled Basement brings in warmer touches with the decor, complimenting the ambience.

The restaurant decor and live music venue shine in their individuality, while still complimenting each other.

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Entertainment

The Untitled Basement has created a centre stage that allows everyone to have full view of the performances.

The events are something to put on your bucket list, offering the opportunity to see performances by some of South Africa's top artists. Some of the artists that have performed here include Samthing Soweto, Sampa The Great, Urban Village and many more.

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Have you been to this amazing venue? Let us know about it in the comments section below!

What Is It?

The Artivist hosts new exhibitions monthly, ranging across multiple media and artists. This month, they will be housing an exhibition by Zimbabwean artist and activist, Kudzanai Chiurai. The exhibition, titled "What more can I say", features a retrospective of his iconic protest posters and a series of some of his new drawings. If you're unfamiliar with his work, you need to definitely check it out and this exhibition too.

When Is It?

Thursday, 6 December 2018 - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Where Is It?

Artivist, 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free

For More Information?

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Great Dane

Great Dane in Braam is a fab place to squeeze in a little dance session. It’s a casual spot that has differently themed parties on different nights of the week, so just check out what’s going down before you head over there – either way, you’re in for a party! Hint: they serve great gourmet hot dogs, so don't leave until you've tried one.

Where: 5 De Beer Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

For more information, click here.

Kitcheners

Kitcheners is right next door to Great Dane and is one of the oldest bars in the city. It’s super-casual but still manages to keep its trendy edge. Like Great Dane, different parties happen here on different nights, so it’s a mixed bag of jams. They also host live bands occasionally, so be sure to check ahead to see what’s happening… or just arrive and be pleasantly surprised.

Where: 6 De Beer Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

For more information, click here.

Hell's Kitchen

Melville’s Hell’s Kitchen is an alternative haven for those who are into the rockabilly vibe. Firstly, the décor here is out of this world and, secondly, the music is always amazing – they usually play rock but nothing too heavy! While they don’t have a designated dance floor, people do tend to move the tables out the way and create a makeshift one. Hint: look out for the secret room behind the bookshelf and don’t leave without a shot or two of Hellfire Cinnamon Whisky.

Where: Shop 4, 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.

For more information, click here.

Truth

Truth used to be a snake park back in the day but has since been transformed into a super-club that pumps electronic music every Friday and Saturday night. Parties here can go on into the wee hours of the morning and you’re more than likely to leave only once the sun has risen. There are various dance floors in Truth where different types of EDM are played. They also often host international DJs and producers!

Where: Old Pretoria Road, Midrand, Johanneburg.

For more information, click here.

Carfax

Carfax is another super-club in Joburg that hosts all kinds of parties: live bands, DJs, drum ’n bass events and more. Check out their lineup before you go and just remember that it's not really a "walk in" kind of place... they’re only open when they’re hosting an event (most Friday and Saturday nights). It’s a grungy-in-a-good-way kind of spot and know that their street parties can get out of hand (in the best way, of course).

Where: 39a Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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And

And is an underground EDM club that hosts regular party nights. Thursdays are for Addictshun, which is their drum ’n bass night and Fridays are for Toy Toy, their weekly techno residency. Both parties pump like you have no idea. They do host other kinds of parties on occasion, so check out their lineup to stay in the loop. We should probably tell you that this is another one of those places that can suck you in and spit you out only after the sun has risen... it’s great!

Where: 39a Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

For more information, click here.

Rumours Lounge

Rumours Lounge used to be in Weltevreden Park but has since moved into the old Standard Bank Building across the road from Cresta. It's a haven for live music lovers and bar-goers alike. All kinds of gigs go down here – on any given night you’re bound to catch a rad local band taking to the stage or an international one blowing it up. Have a look at their lineup if there’s a specific act you’d like to see, or just rock up and go with the flow.

Where: Valley Ln, Blackheath, Randburg, 2118

For more information, click here.

Jo'Anna Melt Bar

Jo’Anna Melt Bar is a Melville-based place that has a jukebox, which means that if you want to hear your chosen tracks, you’d better get there early! It’s a great place to dance, drink and just have an awesome time. They also serve up melted cheese in every shape and form imaginable – should you get a late night craving for something cheesy.

Where: 7 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.

For more information, click here.

Artivist

This is the vibe you're looking for where art meets food, meets bar, meets an overall fun time. This is also one of the chillest, mature and upmarket venues with good food and cocktails on the menu, that appeals to the neighbourhood's post-student and of course the young professional crowd. If you haven't been yet make sure you pay them a visit. We might bump into you. This is one of our favourite places.

Where: 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

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Mootee Bar

Welcome to Africa everybody! This is an authentic, unconventional interpretation of modern Africa. They embrace every African concept and promise to give you a different and unique experience. They normally have amazing events lined up for you and if you find yourself around Melville this is just where you want to find yourself.

Where: 78A 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

For more information, click here. 

By Shawn Greyling

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Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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