Playmobil: The Movie Hits The Big Screen

Get the kids ready for an adventure like no other! Playmobil: The Movie is the first-ever feature film inspired by the beloved, award-winning PLAYMOBIL® role-play toys. The movie is a heart-warming tale that brings amusing characters to life with the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert.

Playmobil: The Movie

This film was directed by Lino DiSalvo - an American animator, film director, writer and voice actor - who spent almost 17 years at Disney. He served as Head of Animation on Frozen; supervising animator on Tangled and Bolt and animator on Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little and 102 Dalmatians.

Playmobil: The Movie

What's Playmobil: The Movie About? 

When Marla’s younger brother, Charlie, unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, she must embark on a thrilling journey to bring him home.

As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends. Namely the smooth-talking food truck driver, Del; the dashing and charismatic secret agent, Rex Dasher; a wholehearted misfit robot; an extravagant fairy-godmother and many more.

Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!

Playmobil: The Movie

When? 

Playmobil: The Movie opens in cinemas, nationwide, on Friday, 16 August 2019.

For More Information

For further information on Playmobil: The Movie, including official trailers, visit them on Facebook and Instagram.

Playmobil: The Movie

The Festival Of Motoring Is Back!

Petrol heads, start your engines! The Festival of Motoring is returning to the city this August for another revving event, bringing you some of the best motoring excitement and entertainment in the country.

People from all over South Africa attend this thrilling extravaganza to celebrate the love and beauty of cars of all models. This is not your average motoring event.

Festival of Motoring

Other than bringing the entire motoring industry together, it also allows visitors to not only view and admire the latest models and classic beauts, but to experience both the performance and handling of these cars on the track.

This four day event will be jam-packed with plenty of motoring and family-friendly activities, making it the perfect day out for the whole family.

Smell, feel, touch, view and experience all the leading manufactures with this unique and interactive festival. Here are a few features to look out for at this year's event:

BMW 745i Modified “Art Car”

Don't miss the opportunity to see the only official BMW 7 series modified race car in the world. BMW 745i Modified “Art Car” is a beautiful machine, which was raced by Tony Viana. A famous local artist has painted the rear of the car to depict the Culture of Johannesburg. This will be its first public appearance. The BMW 745i Modified “Art Car” can be found at Garage 1 at the Festival of Motoring. It'll be on display and on track. Trust us, nothing sounds like this car!

Festival of Motoring

Zakspeed Ford Escort

Don't miss the recreation of the famous 1977 Wynns 1000 race winner, driven by Jody Scheckter. This is the only South African domiciled race car to be invited to Goodwood. You can find this beauty on display and on track. She certainly has an incredible sound.

Festival of Motoring

V8 Masters

The Cape Town based V8 Series will be making a rare visit to Kyalami! Expect 10 V8 Mustangs on track with local V8 Supercars. They will be taking to the track for practice on Friday, and the races will take place on both Saturday and Sunday. The pit area upper platform will be open to the public. Don't miss out on seeing these cars and maybe even meeting the drivers.

Festival of Motoring

When Is It?

Thursday, 22 August 2019 – Sunday, 25 August 2019.

Show times are as follows:

Where Is It?

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, corner R55 and Allandale Road, Kyalami Estate, Kyalami, Midrand, Johannesburg.

Festival of Motoring

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R20 - R525 per person and are available at Howler.co.za

Ticket costs are as follows:

For More Information

For more information about this exciting event, visit festivalofmotoring.za.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, events and information.

What Is It?

Enjoy your spirits? Then be sure not to miss out on the South African Distillery Fair, which will be returning to the Johannesburg War Museum this August. This exclusive spirits showcase will be treating visitors to a wide selection of rare hand crafted spirits from across the world, along with other seasonal favourites that each distillery is known for.

Spirit enthusiast’s will be able to swirl, sip and taste from the extensive selection while meeting with the alchemists and mixologists in person. Sit back and enjoy your favourite drink from over 120 varietals under the wing of a plane or alongside a tank or submarine. It's truly an experience like no other.

South African Distillery Fair

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Guests will also get the opportunity to join the gin or whisky masterclasses on offer each evening, led by the distillers and mixologists. Here, you'll learn about the history and flavours synonymous with each distillery. Be guided through pairings and tastings in the turret room of the museum.

There will also be live entertainment provided by top South African bands, performing their most loved acoustic hits in story telling sessions. Friday evening will feature Rubber Duc and Saturday is more orientated around soulful jazz and classic guitar.

South African Distillery Fair

Images by Distillery Fair

When Is It?

Friday, 30 August 2019 -  Saturday, 31 August 2019 at 16:00

Where Is It?

The South African National War Museum, 22 Erlswold Way, Johannesburg.

South African Distillery Fair

Images by Distillery Fair

How Much Is It?

Tickets are limited and start at R145 per person.

Each ticket includes tasting vouchers and a beautiful brandy balloon glass.

Get your tickets at TicketRush.co.za.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.distilleryfairsa.co.za. You can also contact them at [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay in loop with the latest news, updates and more.

South African Distillery Fair

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What Is It?

International smash hit musical STOMP returns to the Teatro stage in August 2019. This contemporary theatrical dance and music spectacular has been enthralling audiences for almost three decades. A unique blend of rhythm, movement, comedy and dance, STOMP showcases how the most ordinary objects like plastic bags, bin lids, brooms and even the kitchen sink can be brought to life in extraordinary ways. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind theatre stopping, heart pumping musical.

When Is It?

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - Sunday, 08 September 2019. Shows on Tuesdays to Thursdays  are at 20:00 and Sunday shows are at 18:00.

Click here to view show times.

Where Is It?

Teatro, 1 Montecasino Bouelvard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are priced between R150 - R400 per person. Book your tickets online via Computicket.

For More Information

For more information, visit the Computicket website. 

Contact the Teatro Box Office on 011 510 7472. 

What Is It?

The Bubbly Sessions is The Arbour Cafe & Courtyard's new event series, in collaboration with Mangermanje,  celebrating the best MCC's and Prosecco's on the market. The restaurant is a French-inspired café and crêperie, rich with flavour, diversity and authenticity. This restaurant has a very intimate vibe to it and is perfect for this kind of events. The sessions will offer a bubbly tasting paired with a specially designed 4-course meal. Each event will have a menu unique to each event. Bookings for this tasting are essential so secure your space ASAP. There will also be a day-long Bubbly Festival to end the series off with a bang.

When Is It?

Thursday 30 August 2018 at 18:00

Where Is It?

Arbour Cafe & Courtyard, Shop 6, 64  Andrew Street, Cnr Wrenrose Avenue, Birdhaven, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R495 per person and can be booked here.

For More Information?

For more information visit the Arbour Cafe facebook page or the restaurant's website.

What Is It?

This August, boxing champions from across the globe will face off in an epic international fight that'll test strength, stamina and skill to see who will be dubbed the ultimate warrior! The Battle of the Warriors is no ordinary contest – 18 men and women will box it out for the championship title in what promises to be one of the most exciting international sporting events to hit the country this year. The matches feature champions exclusively and last nine bouts each, providing an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting spectacle.

The Battle of the Warriors

And the entertainment goes beyond the boxing matches. Spectators will be treated to performances from South African musical favourites Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, as well as Dozi and his band. In preparation for the world championships, The SA Medieval Combat Team will also be flaunting their prowess through demonstrations in-between bouts, and there will be specially choreographed performances from the current South African champion dance team. To top it off, South Africa’s pole dancing champions will perform gravity defying acrobatics to get your adrenaline pumping even harder.

With comedy legend Barry Hilton as MC for the event, you can be certain that the Battle of the Warriors will be one to remember!

The Battle of the Warriors

Here Is The Fight Card For The Day

Bout 1 – Heavyweight – 8 Rounds

Bout 2 – Heavyweight – 6 Rounds

Bout 3 – Lightweight – 6 Rounds

Bout 4 – Middleweight – 6 Rounds

Bout 5 – Light Heavyweight – 6 Rounds

Bout 6 – Welterweight – 8 Rounds

Bout 7 – Women’s Middleweight – 10 x 2 Rounds

Bout 8 – Heavyweight – 8 Rounds

The Battle of the Warriors

When Is It?

Sunday, 26 August 2018 from 12:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Sun Arena at Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets start from R100 per person and can be bought from Quicket.

For More Information

For more information about this thrilling boxing event, visit www.suninternational.com.

Also, don't forget to check them out on Facebook and visit their Facebook event page.

WIN!

WIN Tickets to The Battle of the Warriors!

What Is It?

There's nothing more uplifting than tickling your funny bone and having a good laugh! If you're in need of a dose of laughter, then don't miss out on A Night To Remember Comedy Show. Join Montecasino as they celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centenary and legacy with some of South Africa’s iconic comedians. The show will include side-splitting performances by Barry Hilton, Chris Forrest, David Kau, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa and Tumi Morake! All monies raised will go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

When Is It?

Friday, 24 August 2018 from 20:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

The Teatro at Montecasino, 01 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost from R250 per person and are available at Computicket.

For More Information

For more information about this show, visit www.tsogosun.com.

What Is It?

Get your heart racing and have a colourful blast at the Ultra Glow Colour Cruz at Rietvlei Zoo Farm! Take your pick from two exciting challenges: a 10km colour cycle or take on the 5km colour cruz, which is sure to be fabulous fun for all. Fight your way through explosive colour zones and then prepare yourself for two gigantic inflatable obstacles. Who said obstacle courses weren't awesome?

Grab your two packets of colour powder and paint the town, well... whatever colour you want. Just keep an eye out though, as Colour Cruz marshalls will be lurking throughout the course, waiting to cover you in even more paint powder. So, get your tickets ASAP, grab your challenge buddies and enjoy this awesome event. It's the freshest colour obstacle run and colour MTB ride in the country!

When Is It?

Sunday, 12 August 2018 from 10:00 - 14:00.

Where Is It?

Rietvlei Zoo Farm, 101 Swartkoppies Road, Mulbarton, Johannesburg South.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R180–R210 per person and can be bought from Quicket. Get your tickets ASAP, as they are now in the final phase of sales!

For More Information

For more information about this colourful event, visit Ultra Glow - South Africa or Rietvlei Zoo Farm on Facebook.

What Is It?

Travel back in time with Reefsteamers as they take you on a scenic train trip to the historic town of Magaliesburg. This is an absolute must if you've never been! Your steam-powered time machine will meet you at Johannesburg Park Station where you can hop aboard for an experience of a lifetime. There is nothing more relaxing than watching the landscape transform from city to countryside while listening to the choo-choo of the engine and feeling the cool breeze in your hair. While on board, enjoy delicious treats from their Food Truck on Rails and don’t forget to take a memento home with you from the memorabilia table.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 August 2018 from 09:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Johannesburg Park Station, Rissik Street, CBD, Johannesburg. Click here for Google Maps.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R250 - R950. Click here for the booking form and more information on prices.

For More Information

For more information, visit Reefsteamers website at www.reefsteamers.com. Also, visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the upcoming steam train trips.

What Is It?

You know how pub crawls work! Meet up at Point A, have a drink. Mission to Point B, have another drink (or two). Stagger onwards to Point C and brave another drink. And on it goes. Jozi Pub Crawl is hosting yet another crawl through the city and this time it's going to be "a-maze-ing". Start the crawl at Honeydew Mazes (find one of the Jozi Pub Crawl staff members who has the bottle of gin), then hop onto the bus, which will take you to Tigers Milk in Fourways. From there, you'll head to 011 Gin Bar in Dainfern. The best thing about this event? You'll be having a blast while also supporting a good cause.

Jozi Pub Crawl are raising funds for people who cannot afford a blanket during the chilly season, so R50 from every ticket sold for this pub crawl will go to Dorcas Aid. They work closely with the City of Joburg and help people who have been affected by disasters and homelessness to get back on their feet.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 August 2018 from 13:00 - 18:30.

Where Is It?

The meeting point is Honeydew Mazes at 13:00.

Pub crawlers will then head to:

How Much Is It?

Tickets start at R500 per person and can be bought from Quicket.co.za.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit jozipubcrawl.co.za or check them out on Facebook.

Also, visit their Facebook event page.

What Is It?

Liquor City Stoneridge is bringing the Cape wine lands to Joburg with this winter Wine Festival! Together with hosts Val Bonne Country Estate, you'll be able to sample over 140 different Cape wines and munch on some delicious Portuguese food while doing so. There will be loads of live entertainment and lots of fun for the kids, so bring the whole fam for a day out. Children under 12 get in for free.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 August 2018 from 10:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Val Bonne Country Estate, 01 Arden Road, Modderfontein, Lethabong, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets for the Wine Festival cost R120 per person and can be bought from Webtickets.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.valbonne.co.za.

You can also check out their Facebook event page here.

What Is It?

International Beer Day on 4 August is celebrated across the globe and is the one day of the year where we all recognise the world's most popular drink enjoyed by millions – beer. And if you want to join in on the festivities, enjoy a day at the beautiful Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge sipping on a variety of craft beers from around the country. There will also be a rocking music lineup for your entertainment, which will include live performances by GoodLuck, Monark, The Kiffness, CrashCarBurn, Ross Jack, Keystate and Jaryd Smith, just to name a few.

When Is It?

Saturday, 05 August 2017.

Where Is It?

Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge, 59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R75 and R300 per person and are available at www.internationalbeerday.co.za. Ticket prices are as follows:

For More Information

For more information, visit their website at www.internationalbeerday.co.za.

What Is It?

Grab your camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, blankets and chairs and make your way to Rand Airport for the annual Rand Airshow. This is one of the biggest airshows around, showcasing a spectacular and breathtaking display of all things aeronautical. Here, you get to see a grand exhibition of helicopters, aerobatics, military display, warbirds and so much more. Both young and old will love seeing these flying machines up close to check out their exciting features. There will also be snacks and refreshments for sale.

Where Is It?

Rand Airport, Rand Airport Road, Germiston, Johannesburg.

When Is It?

Sunday, 06 September 2020 at 09:00 - 16:00.

How Much Is It?

Still to be communicated.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.randairport.co.za. Also, check out their Facebook event page.

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival!

Date: 14 June - 30 June 2019

Most of you (and your kids) would have grown up watching Walt Disney movies. Well, now you get to see these much-loved characters come to life and take to the ice with Disney on Ice present Magical Ice Festival! See your favourite Disney characters take to the Ice at Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria, and the Ticketpro Dome this June. They all take you on a brand-new fairy tale twist that's jam-packed with thrills, adventure, fun, music, dancing and excitement. Make sure you get your tickets here before it's too late.

Disney on Ice

The Dullstroom Winter Festival

Date: 21 - 23 June 2019

Warm up this winter with the Dullstroom Winter Festival! This winter fest will be bringing you live music on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 at Bohobo Cafe Bar, close to the centre of the village and within walking distance from all the best restaurants and entertainment Dullstroom has to offer. The headline act this year is the Black Cat Bones. They will be supported by Die Horries, Vern Deysel and Quintin Butler. Opening the show will be local band, the Dullybuggers, featuring guest artists, Albert Meintjes and Freddy Voodo. Don't miss out! Get your tickets here

Dullstroom Country Fest

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Date: 22 June 2019 - 04 August 2019

Gauteng's most popular wine route, the Vaal River Meander Wine Route, is back, celebrating 16 years of fine wines and experiences at the Vaal. Expect a wine extravaganza like no other in a variety of different settings and ways, be it by house boat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, water-taxi, tour-bus or hotel. To kick off the wine tastings, don't miss the Vaal River Wine Expo on 22 June 2019. Click here for more information about the Vaal River Wine Expo and the Vaal River Meander Wine Route.

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Visit The Northgate Ice Rink

All the Disney on Ice action is making us want to pull on a pair of skates ourselves! Since we don't get those beautiful snowy winters we see in Europe, we need to compromise when it comes to the fun winter activities (like skiing and ice skating). Cue the Northgate Ice Rink! The chilly season is not complete without a visit to the rink for some ice skating and belly gliding across the ice. Sundays are family days, so make sure you rally up your loved ones for a fun day out together.

The RMB Turbine Art Fair 2019

Date: 11 - 14 July 2019

This year, the annual RMB Turbine Art Fair is one the move, heading to 10 Fricker Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg. This isn't just an art fair, it's a lifestyle event. Guests will have the opportunity to view an incredible range of fabulous artworks from galleries and artists around the country and start collecting with pieces that are reasonably priced for first-time buyers. Other than delighting your visual senses, you can also enjoy great food, live music and get the chance to meet new and interesting people. All in all, this makes for a wonderful day out in the city. Get your tickets here.

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Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival

Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019

Need something to warm you up from the inside out? Then don't miss the Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival at the stunning countryside escape, Bosheuvel Country Estate in Muldersdrift. Here, you'll be able to sample and taste some of South Africa’s best wines, craft beers, craft gins and liquors, as well as some international wines. With over 60 producers presenting more than 400 products including bubbly, Whites, Reds, Portuguese wines, craft gins, craft beers, ports, brandies and so much more, there's sure to be something just for you. Click here to get your tickets now.

WODAC 2019

Date: 19 - 21 July 2019

This exciting family event features three days jam-packed with demonstrations, competitions, informative talks and charming shows. You can expect everything pet-related all under one roof, from champion show-dogs and cats to obedience and agility competitions, horse shows and exciting parades. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak to breeders about the best dog, cat and exotic pet breeds for your lifestyle and family and discover the latest pet treats and care products, while meeting some of SA’s champion pets. It's the biggest pet expo in the country, so make sure you make a stop here if you're an animal lover. Click here to get your tickets now.

WODAC 2018

The Coffee & Chocolate Expo

Dates: 26 - 28 July 2019

One thing most people love about winter – comfort food! And what could possibly comfort you better than coffee and chocolate? To get your fix, don't miss Coffee & Chocolate 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome this July. This delicious show promises not only a visual and sensory extravaganza, but there will also be a Chocolate Workshop, brought to you by Beyers Chocolates; the Coffee Theatre where you can watch how to make a great cup of coffee using the trendiest and innovative coffee machines; the ALL STARS Arena and much more. You don't want to miss out on this decadent experience. Get your tickets here.

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Women's Health Fit Night Out

Date: 17 August 2019

Women’s Health’s epic workout party is returning to Jozi for a winter warmer sweat session! Expect six super-cool workouts perfect for all fitness levels. Expect the hottest fitness trends all jam-packed into an exciting late afternoon and early evening of fun and fitness, led by trainers, yogis, dance instructors and the Women’s Health team. Attending trainers and workout programmes will be revealed soon. Get your tickets here.

Fit Night Out