What Is It?

The Jozi Film Festival is Joburg's longest-running, multi-genre film festival. Hosted in collaboration by Hyde Park NuMetro Cinemas, The Bioscope in Maboneng and Theatre in Park, this four day festival is a must-attend.

Featuring South African feature films, documentaries and short fiction, as well as a number of international pictures, the Jozi Film Festival brings film fundis the best in cinema. If you manage to see only one film, we recommend 'Someone to Blame – The Ahmed Timol Inquest' directed by Enver Samuel. It will be screened at the Bioscope Independant Cinema on Friday, 04 October 2019. Don't miss it!

When Is It?

Thursday, 03 October 2019 - Sunday, 06 October 2019.

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg.

Hyde Park NuMetro, Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

Theatre in the Park, Delta Park, 77 Craighall Rd, Victory Park, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Click here to see schedules for each venue.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R50 - R120 per person. Book yours here.

For More Information

For more information visit their website, or follow their social media pages:

Facebook - facebook.com/JoziFilmFestival

Twitter - twitter.com/JoziFilmFest

What Is It?

The Large On The Lawn summer music festival is back, this time featuring Jeremy Loops and Matthew Mole as headliners, plus a few opening acts to warm you up. Bring your camping chairs, picnic baskets and blankets, and enjoy this popular outdoor concert.

When Is It?

Sunday, 25 November 2018 at 12:00

Where Is It?

Marks Park Sports Club, Orange Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets can be purchased here.

For More Information

For more information visit the Large on the Lawns website or the Facebook page.

What Is It?

The Bedfordview Night Market not only to brings something unique to the area, but also exposes each and every visitor to different cultures from around the world! With foods prepared specifically by authentic cultured vendors, entertainment and dancing ‘pop-up acts’ and prestigious hand-crafted and imported crafts. It is an experience for like no other for market-goers. The market is constantly adding new vendors on their roster to introduce consumers to new and unique experiences with each visit. Bring the family along for a fun-filled night. This market is both child and pet (on leash) friendly.

When Is It?

The market takes place on the last Friday of every month. The first market event for 2020 falls on Friday, 31 January at 17:00 - 22:00. 

Where Is It?

Jeppe Quondam Sports Club, 79 Boeing Road East, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry is R10 per person at the gate.

For More information?

For more information visit The Bedfordview Night Market website or their Facebook event page.

What Is It?

The Gajiga Run Night Bounce is back and this time, they will be taking you on an exciting adventure through the Joburg Zoo at night! Experience the zoo as you've never experienced it before while 'laughing yourself fit' around the 5km route. It's a fun night out for all ages. Also, your ticket includes entry to the zoo, so get there early and make an entire day out of it. Back to Basics nutrition will be keeping you fuelled at the midway and finish line water points and when you've completed the run, stick around for some craft beer from Brewhogs and delicious food. Don't forget your headlamp!

When Is It?

Saturday, 01 December 2018 from 17:00 - 20:00.

Where Is It?

The Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park Drive, Parkview, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Click here to get your tickets.

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

The Colony Arms

Every Saturday is karaoke night at The Colony Arms in Craighall Park from 20:00. With a range of songs to choose from, your evening is set to be memorable. Add to that some delicious platters and tasty cocktails — can you picture a better Saturday night? And if you're looking for a little bit of fun during the week, don't miss Monday Madness (half-price on burgers, pregos and pub sandwiches between 18:00 and 20: 00), Quiz Night Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, and beer pong and Ladies' Night every Thursday.

Details:  011 447 6646 | [email protected] | 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Colony Centre, Craighall Park, Johannesburg.

Ratz Bar

Need a midweek pick-me-up? Karaoke Night is on every Wednesday at Ratz Bar in Melville! Happy Hour is from 16:00 - 20:00 and the karaoke fun starts at 20:00. Oh, and let's not forget about Sunday Sundowner Karaoke, every Sunday from 18:00. It's the perfect way to round off your weekend. And to make it even better, there are half-price cocktails from 16:00 – 20:00. The first 10 people to sing get a FREE cocktail!

Details: 011 482 9965 | [email protected] | 9 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.


Keg & Beagle

Nothing to do on Friday night? Then pop by the Keg & Beagle in Edenvale to sing out loud while indulging in some hearty meals and refreshing drinks. This pub is so warm and welcoming you might not want to leave because you'll be having such a great time. The vibe is always upbeat and there's live music for your entertainment while you tuck into something delicious from their menu (you definitely get your money's worth here).

Details: 011 882 9553 | Shop 25, 110 Linksfield Road, Dowerglen, Edenvale, Johannesburg.

Paddy's Café & Pool Bar

We haven't been to Paddy's Café  & Pool Bar for quite some time, but as far as we know, Thursdays are Karaoke Nights from 20:00. And if not, not a problem, at least you can play a few rounds of pool with your mates, grab some drinks at the bar and tuck into some good grub. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Details: www.paddyscafe.co.za | 011 781 3826 | [email protected] | Canterbury Crossing, corner Bram Fischer Avenue and Hunter Street, Ferndale, Johannesburg.

Off The Grid Bar & Kitchen

If you're looking for an exciting evening out then get to Karaoke Roulette at OTG Bar & Kitchen in Paulshof, every Thursday at 19:30. How it works is the KJ will have two bags: one to draw the names of those who dare enter the Karaoke Roulette and the other containing songs from a certain theme. The karaoke theme changes weekly and could be anything from 80s ballads and the rocking 90s, to band- or artist-dedicated evenings or genre-specific nights. At any time during the evening, the KJ will pull a name from the bag. That's your cue to head to the stage and grab the mic! You will then draw a song from the second bag. If you complete the song, your name will be placed in 'the pot' for the raffle draw to be held at the end of the night. Make sure you book your spot!

Details: www.facebook.com | 010 493 8482 | [email protected] | Corner of Stonehaven and Witkoppen roads, Paulshof, Johannesburg.



By day, Tonino's Portuguese restaurant is a popular lunchtime spot and by night, they have a great vibe with entertainment. Catch bands every Friday and Saturday with hits from the 60s and the latest tunes on the radio to rock ‘n roll and the blues. And if you're brave enough to grab the mic and belt out a few notes, then Karaoke Night on Wednesdays is for you. Love sushi? Their master sushi chef will be at the restaurant from 18:00 – 21:00 every night. Also, you can watch the latest sports fixtures or play a round or two of pool.

Details: www.toninos.co.za | 011 485 1748 | 3 Dunnottar Street, Sydenham, Orange Grove, Johannesburg.

Rumours Rock City

Wednesday Night is Karaoke Night at Rumours Rock City, and everyone's invited, whether you're a rock star or an amateur and whether you're competing or not. As always, there will be amazing drink specials available on the night for courage and stamina and most importantly, the karaoke fun is FREE! Click here for more details on the competitor karaoke challenge.

Details: www.rumoursrockcity.co.za | 079 825 7995 | [email protected] | Corner Weltevreden Road and Valley Lane, Blackheath, Johannesburg

Saigon Suzy

Saigon Suzy is an Asian-inspired, rock 'n roll bar and restaurant located in Rosebank. Their menu celebrates south-east Asian cooking that draws influence from Southern China, Vietnam and Thailand. Plus, you can sing your heart out in their 'No Tell Motel' secret karaoke pods. Just make sure that you book your private karaoke pod for your next night out. Quick tip: rather catch an Uber to this popular joint as parking is pretty tight. 

Details: www.facebook.com | 011 327 6596 | [email protected] | 144 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.


Know other awesome karaoke bars we must visit but haven't been mentioned above? Let us know below!

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