What Is It?

We don't dance now, we make money moves to make sure we secure those tickets to see the one and only Cardi B. Finally the powers that be, listened and they are bringing us the realest in the game, okurrr! The international sensation, Cardi B, will be taking centre stage, we say we are living our Best Life and cannot wait to bust it down like Thotiana. We are super fans and truly excited for this one, and we think you are just as excited too. You already know its about to be a party up in this house! More information will follow, just keep your eyes peeled on Twitter for more updates.

When Is It?

Friday, 12 June 2020 at 17:00.

Where Is It?

Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, North Riding, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R690 - R990 per person, make sure you grab yours here! Hurry you don't want to feel the FOMO cause it's gonna be real.

For More Information

Visit their Facebook and Twitter for more information on this event.

What Is It?

Memphis features a book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and All Shook Up) and an original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. From the underground dance clubs of 1950's Memphis, Tennessee, comes a crackling hot musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.

Memphis The Musical

Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. This incredible journey takes audiences to the ends of the airwaves - filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n roll. Feauring an all South African cast and band, Memphis is presented in South Africa by Joburg Theatre, Bernard Jay, Runaway Entertainment and Selladoor Worldwide.

When Is It?

Sunday, 02 February 2020 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Mandela Theatre at Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R290 - R450 per person, and you can buy yours here!

For More Information

Visit this website for more information on this event.

What Is It?

Africa Rising International Film Festival 2019 is bringing it to Newtown and your are invited.

The film festival is bringing many elements that will have you inspired.

The program will include:

International and African film screenings
The Film Child program for school children
Masterclasses
Panel Discussions
Live Film Masterclasses
Pan African Legends Series curated by Lebone Maema
Film Poker Pitching
The Digital Hub
and so much more ...

When Is It?

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019 (Times differ)

Where Is It?

Ster-Kinekor Newtown, Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are Earned, get closer to your tickets Here.

For More Information.

For more information, visit Here.

What Is It?

This year, FNB Joburg Art Fair is focusing on the galleries that have been part of their artistic journey along with the supporters who love art.

Get a taste of the Jozi love for art, and be surrounded by people with a similar love. So get your tickets and come and witness something beautiful.

The FNB Joburg Art Fair has hosted over 200 galleries, so you definitely don't want to miss this.

When Is It?

Friday, 13 September 2019 at 10:00 - Sunday, 15 September 2019 at 17:00.

Where Is It?

Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Keep an eye on their Facebook Page for ticket releases.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

What Is It?

Well it's not his first time and we are pretty happy he is coming back to give us all the amazing music we need to keep us entertained. The waiting is finally over! Flying Fish has launched their Ultimate Backyard Festival experience as part of the Flavour Chillas campaign.  They will be curating never seen before experiences in the various festival flavours of music, fashion, photography, food, art and culture. And this time around giving us the incredible Masego. If you know you are a huge Masego fan like me, be there because the FOMO is going to be too real if you don't.

Masego

When Is It?

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 at 11:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Longmeadow Function Venue, 109 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

To find out about the ticket information please visit this website.

For More Information

For more information make sure you visit their Twitter or this Facebook page.

They Took It Home!

Multiple award-winning, Soweto Gospel Choir,scooped up the Best World Music Album trophy for their album Freedom at the 61st Grammy Awards, held in glittering Los Angeles last night. Receiving the award on behalf of Soweto Gospel Choir were album producer, Diniloxolo Ndlakuse Shimmy Jiyane, Mary Mulovhedzi and Mulalo Mulovhedzi, whose late father is David Mulovhedzi, co-founded the group with Producer/Director, Beverly Bryer, 17 years ago.

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What They Are Known For

We told you they are international, right? Soweto Gospel Choir are no strangers to international and African accolades and awards, having previously won an Emmy for their collaboration with global icons U2 as part of ESPN's 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage (tied with Rihanna and Jay-Z’s Superbowl performance), as well as four South African Music Awards and a Metro FM Music Award among others. The group was also nominated for an Oscar for their collaboration with Peter Gabriel on the theme song for the film “Wall-E”.

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Album That Scored Them A Win!

2019 is starting on a good note! The Grammy Award-winning album, Freedom, was recorded in June 2018 as part of the group's tribute to the 100 Years of Mandela celebrations. It features a selection of South African struggle songs, including their scintillating version of Johnny Clegg's Asimbonanga. The album was released in the United States, where the group have just completed a highly successful three-month long tour. Further tours are planned for 2019 including an Australian tour scheduled for July through September, and locally, a performance at this year’s Cape Town Jazz Festival in March.

What Is It?

Bonobo, the British musician, producer and Dj will have you dancing the night away with his upbeat, jazz and world class music. You sure will be dancing the night away, so be sure to come with your friends and loved ones. We're sure they will appreciate dancing to international sounds. See you there! We're buying our tickets, are you?

When Is It?

Saturday, 09 February 2019 at 20:00 - 02:00.

Where Is It?

Fox Junction Event Venue, 14 Alexander Street, Ferreiras Dorp, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R300 per person, get yours here!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information.

What's Hip And Happening

Tokyo street culture has served as inspiration in the fashion industry. Which is why Diesel's new collection has drawn so much motiovation from this trend. The whole inspiration for this collection comes from these vibes, strong and distinctive which perfectly matches Diesel's underlying rock spirit.

Diesels 48 hours raves braves

What To Expect From The Collection

Drawing inspiration from Tokyo’s extreme street style, apparel and denim, Diesel represents the ultimate trend for men and women, embodying the brand's renewed attitude, contemporary, international and bolder. This is the everyday look, the 'I didn't try too hard, but I still look good' look. This style focuses on the continuing evolution of Diesel's key pillars: denim leather, outerwear and sweaters.

Presenting very vibrant and youthful fall/winter collection 2018. With sun-bleached acid pastels colors representing the transition from summer to winter, together with stonewashed and bleached treatments on vintage denim. Authenticity is the mantra for the denim, where the journey towards the rediscovery of a more authentic denim reaches new frontiers. Certain washes are accented with red cotton thread in the hem, to mimic flames representing a “Raves for Braves” ' attitude.

Diesels 48 hours raves braves

The collection will be in stores from 20th of August 2018. Check them out on Instagram, or Facebook page.

What Is It?

If that alone excites you, then you will be happy to hear that they will be integrating this event with the Klimaxx Festival to make it more fun..ner. So book along and save the date as this festival is not just any festival but the true definition of music and lifestyle cultural explosion. Expect to see stages, food stalls, tents and music. Allowing you to experience a festival within a festival.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 August 2018 at 10:00 - 23:55

Where Is It?

Johannesburg, specific venue to be announced.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R 200 per person, get yours here!

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page

The School Holidays Are Sorted!

So, where are you and the kids going during their next school holidays? You can't keep them cooped up at home, it'll drive them up the walls! Why not spoil them with a travel experience? Imagine escaping to the swaying palm trees, powder white sands and turquoise waters of tropical Mauritius for the next school holidays. Sounds quite lovely, doesn't it? Well, you don't have to just imagine, you can actually escape to this tropical paradise with Flight Centre's incredible Mauritius deals from only R13 490* per person. Get booking now!

Mauritius Deal #1: Azuri Irs Apartments

First up on the collection of Flight Centre Mauritius school holiday deals is a relaxing and exciting trip to the four-star Azuri Irs Apartments. From R13 490* per adult and R11 550* per child, you and your family can escape to this tropical island and enjoy a lovely seven night stay at this venue in a two bedroom apartment on a room only basis. The deal also includes return flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes and return seat in coach transfers, as well as free lounge access at JNB/DUR/CPT International airports. And best of all, you'll save R2 100* per family if you have children under 12 years of age, as they'll get reduced rates when sharing with two adults.

Travel dates: 23 June 2018 - 15 July 2018 (Selected Departures)

Click here to book now.

Mauritius Deal #2: Be Cosy Apartment Hotel

If the June holidays are a little too soon to plan such an exciting trip, then don't worry, Flight Centre has something for the September/October school holidays too! Plan an exciting school holiday in Mauritius at the three-star Be Cosy Apartment Hotel. From R15 590* per adult and R6 860* per child, you'll get seven nights accommodation in a two bedroom apartment on a room only basis. The rate also includes return flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes and return seat in coach transfers.

Travel dates: 29 September 2018 - 08 October 2018 (Selected Departures)

Click here to book now.

Mauritius Deal #3: Recif Attitude

Escaping to Mauritius for an island-style holiday is a must for everyone's bucket list. And if you haven't been just yet, even better, you and your family can experience it together! Another option for the June/July school holidays is this... seven nights at the three-star Recif Attitude, breakfast and dinner daily, return flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes and return seat in coach transfers from R16 250* per person. All you have to do is choose your dates, fly and enjoy.

Travel dates: 23 June 2018 - 15 July 2018 (Selected Departures)

Click here to book now.

Flight Centre

Mauritius Deal #4: Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel

Looking to go all out with a luxurious tropical holiday for you and your family? Not a problem, Flight Centre has this deal just for you. Just think seven nights at the four-star Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel, including breakfast and dinner daily, return flights to Johannesburg, approximates taxes and return seat in coach transfers from just 17 450* per adult and from R 7 850* per child. Book your spots now before it's too late!

Travel dates: 23 June 2018 - 15 July 2018 (Selected Departures)

Click here to book now.

Mauritius Deal #5: Le Meridien Ile Maurice

And last but certainly not least, we have Flight Centre's Mauritius Deal #5 which offers you a seven nights stay at the four-star Le Meridien Ile Maurice, complete with breakfast and dinner daily from just R17 550* per person. This deal also includes return flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes and return seat in coach transfers. Now that you have your travels and accommodation sorted, it's time to do a little research on all the sites, exciting activities and hot spots in the area. Get cracking!

Travel dates: 23 June 2018 - 15 July 2018 (Selected Departures)

Click here to book now.

Flight Centre

For More Information

For more information about Flight Centre and their school holiday deals, you can call them on 087 740 5000 or visit their website www.flightcentre.co.za.

You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Sixth Annual European Film Festival

The European Film Festival celebrates its sixth year of cinematic excellence this November. It is hosted simultaneously in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town by participating Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau venues. 12 participating countries will take part in the festival this year, debuting one new film each. Come and see the very best cinema on offer by Europe's key players in cinema. Filmmakers from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom will debut their films at this year's festival. All award-winning films, some of these new titles will represent their countries at next year’s Academy Awards.

The European Film Festival 2019 is a partnership project, fostered by the European Union’s Delegation to South Africa and twelve European Member State embassies based in the country. They are the General Representation of the Government of Flanders, the French Institute in South Africa, the Goethe-Institut, the Italian Cultural Institute, the British Council and the Embassies of Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. The project is organised in cooperation with Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau and Cineuropa and is coordinated by Creative WorkZone.

Here are our top picks to see at the upcoming festival: 

Official Secrets (UK)

South African director, Gavin Hood (the mastermind behind Tsotsi, X-Man Origins – Wolverine, Eye in the Sky, Ender’s Game, Rendition, In Desert and Wilderness and A Reasonable Man) spearheads this political drama. Starring Keira Knightley as Katharine Gun, a British intelligence specialist who risked her life to prevent an illegal war between the UK, the USA and Iraq in 2003. The film also stars British cinema veteran, Ralph Fiennes.

See it at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank on Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 18:00 or on Friday, 06 December 2019 at 20:30.

Cold War (Poland)

If you are a fan of the Expressionist, black and white medium, then Polish director, Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War is a must-see for you. A romantic drama that takes place in Post-war Poland, Cold War won three Oscar-nominations at the 2019 Academy Awards. A true masterpiece of auteur cinema, this film features a stunning score. Combined with its fatefully mismatched characters, Cold War tells the tale of an impossible love story in impossible times.

See it at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank on Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 16:00 and Thursday, 05 December 2019 at 20:00. 

My Extraordinary Summer With Tess (Netherlands)

What's better than a coming of age story? The Netherlands' submission for the European Film Festival 2019 follows a boy and a girl on their paths of self-discovery, as they cross the threshold from childhood to adolescence, directed by international Emmy Kids Award-winning director, Steven Wouterlood. Afraid of being left alone as the youngest of the family, Sam (10) begins his own 'aloneness' training during his holiday on the Dutch island, Terschelling. But by meeting the elusive Tess, who carries a big secret, he is drawn into an adventure that makes him realize how important family really is. This film has won multiple awards, including the Grand Prize at the New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019.

See it at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank on Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 14:00 or on Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 16:00.

When Is It?

The European Film Festival takes place from Friday, 29 November 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019.

Where Is It?

Cinema Nouveau Rosebank, Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets to each film cost R67 per person. Ticket bookings will open in mid November 2019. Click here for more information.

For More Information

Visit the European Film Festival 2019 website for further updates on show times, venue details and more.

You can also follow or like them on Facebook.

Details: 078 500 4488 | [email protected]

Johannesburg is filled with talented fashion designers. As luck would have it, some of them own local boutiques. If you saw a design on SA Fashion Week's runway, our city is home to some of the best in the country.

Joburg — the Pulse of Africa — has all the options for those looking to splurge. Discover stores that stock international brands. The items in these boutiques come in limited edition, so there is slim chance that someone will arrive at the party in the same fabulous outfit as you.

Do you want to support local designers? Are you a fanatic of exclusive, limited wear? You've come to the right place. There's a boutique in JOHO — as the fashionistas would call it — with your name on it. Below we have listed some of our favourites. Have a look!

Boutique

Our Picks
JJ Schoeman
Shop 24-B, The Zone – Regents Place, 22 Cradock Avenue, Rosebank/ +27 (011) 447 5455 / jjschoeman.com

Me And You Clothing 
Shop 10, Corner De Beer & Jute Street, 70 Juta Street, Johannesburg/+27 (079) 089 6969/ [email protected]/ meandyouclothing.co.za

Hse Of Bespoke
44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg/ [email protected]/ hseofbespoke.com

MeMeMe
54 6th Street, Parkhurst/ +27 (011) 447 1497/ [email protected]/ mememe.co.za

The Stuff We Love
7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg/ Click here!

 

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.

Know other awesome local fashion boutiques not mentioned above? Let us know below!

What Is It?

For one week only, students will have the opportunity to see what's out there with regards to their studies. The International Education Expo will bring international university representatives from all over the world together in one place to recruit students and provide valuable information to aid in making this life-changing decision. If you've dreamt of studying overseas, this an expo that you cannot miss.

Global Education

You can expect to find these top universities:

Please note: There are no scholarships on offer and full tuition fees will be payable.

Global Education

When Is It?

Monday, 13 March – Friday, 17 March 2017.

Where Is It?

The International Education Expo will be taking place at the following venues at these dates and times:

Global Education

How Much Is It?

All expo venues are open to public and entry is FREE.

For More Information

For more information about Global Education’s International Education Expo, click here. You can also contact them at their respective offices on:

Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Celebrate 100 Years With KLM

2019 is a big year for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. This year, the airline celebrates a century as one of the leading brands in the international aviation industry. Founded on 07 October 1919, KLM is the world's oldest operating airline still flying under its original name.

KLM’s journey into South Africa started 81 years ago, when KLM first took off from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport for Johannesburg in 1938. The journey took a staggering three days to complete.

Today, KLM remains one of the most efficient ways to fly from South Africa to Northern Europe and beyond. KLM now has a daily flight from Amsterdam to Johannesburg and Cape Town operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft.

KLM is immensely proud of the accomplishments they have achieved in the past and are now setting their sights on the next 100 years.

In celebration of this incredible milestone, KLM have some amazing deals to Europe, with departures from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Fares start from R7 765*, all inclusive and return. Selling until 18 October 2019, for travel until 19 June 2020. Conditions apply.

Here’s to creating even more memorable moments with KLM.

Tulips From Amsterdam

Why not take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Amsterdam! From R8 976* per person - economy class, all inclusive, return - you'll get the opportunity to explore the artistic heritage, history, beauty and elaborate canal system that the Netherlands’ capital has to offer. Don't forget to visit all of the points of interest in the city, including the Museum District which houses the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk, if you're looking to admire some art; the Anne Frank House for a little bit of history; and the Royal Palace Amsterdam for stunning architecture. Cycling is a big part of the city’s character, and there are many bike paths for you to explore and enjoy.

KLM Amsterdam

London Calling

From R8 198* per person - economy class, all inclusive, return - fly to London and experience the ways of the British. Get the best views of the city from the Coca-Cola London Eye; admire the architectural beauty of Big Ben (keep in mind, it's closed for renovation until 2021); suss out the interesting British Museum; and watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Also, don't forget to visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Borough Market and Hyde Park. There's plenty to see and do in this lively city.

KLM London

Dublin Sky

From R7 772* per person - economy class, all inclusive, return - you can party like the Irish in Dublin. Drink beer, be merry and go on an adventure like no other. Take a Walk over Ha’penny Bridge; travel back in time and admire the architecture at Dublin Castle; snap a selfie with The Spire of Dublin; and make sure you visit the Guinness Storehouse Factory! And since we did mention to party like the Irish, head to The Temple Bar and mingle with the locals.

KLM Dublin

Fare Conditions

For More Information

For more information about KLM and their flights or to book, visit www.klm.co.za or call 0860 247 747.

Also, follow them on Facebook to stay informed on the latest KLM news, offers, updates and more.

What Is It?

Luxury British clothing brand, Ted Baker, recently reopened in Sandton City.

The store, which draws inspiration from Johannesburg’s famous Shakespeare garden, has a stylish setting, showing off a beautiful Elizabethan wooden framed front and antique oak floor. Plus, it has a black and white chequered in-lay to welcome customers to the new space.

On the rails, you'll find Ted’s latest season menswear, womenswear and accessory collections. So, if exquisite, pretty fashion pieces are your favourite, then be sure to pay Ted Baker a visit!

With flights to Amsterdam, London, The Big Apple, sunny Athens, and onwards to the rest of the world, KLM has amazing offers from their Let’sGO Summer Sale to keep the cold at bay and your summer going on for longer. Take your pick from nine destinations, all leaving from Johannesburg. So, what are you waiting for? Book your ticket, pack your bags, and enjoy a memorable trip abroad!

Off To London!

If you are planning a trip to London, then be sure to book your flight with KLM! From R9 379 for an all-inclusive flight, travel to London for a well-deserved getaway and experience everything this city has to offer. Once you are there, don’t miss the opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the city from the London Eye, viewing the River Thames, the spectacular Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace.

Book now.

Click here to view more deals.

Head To Amsterdam

Always wanted to plan an once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Netherlands Capital, Amsterdam? From R8 496 for an all-inclusive flight, you can fly to Amsterdam and take in all off its stunning and historic sites, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House, Vondelpark, and the Dam Square. And if you are an art lover, be sure to view intriguing modern art at the Stedelijk.

Book now.

Click here to view more deals.

KLM

Experience The Hustle And Bustle Of New York!

From R11 955 for an all-inclusive flight, plan a trip to one of the biggest cities in the world, New York! Check out all of the sites that you have only seen in the movies, including a leisurely stroll through Central Park, the flashing lights in Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and looking up into the sky to see the top of the majestic, 102-story skyscraper, The Empire State Building.

Book now.

Click here to view more deals.

Enjoy A Greek Holiday In Athens

One of the world’s oldest cities in the world, Athens is just the place if you are looking to explore an abundance of historical sites dating back to the fifth century! From R7 999 for an all-inclusive flight, fly over to Athens and take your pick from viewing the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon, and for those of you who want to learn a little more about the city, the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum.

Book now.

Click here to view more deals.

To find out about these offers and more, or to book your trip, click here to view their Let’sGO Summer! Deals. These offers are valid for travel until 31 August 2016 and for sales until 07 June 2016.

KLM

*Fare Conditions

For More Information

For more information about KLM and flights available, call 0860 247 747, email [email protected]or visit their website at www.klm.co.za.

Also, check them out on Facebook.