What Is It?
Corona Sunsets February edition featuring the epic beats from Ashe followed by The Juru. Get together with your friends and grab a cold Corona or two and watch the sunset on the deck. It'll be amazing, so come dressed in your favourite cool outfit and enjoy the sunsets Corona style! Bring your whole squad and have yourselves a good time!
When Is It?
Sunday, 23 February 2020 at 13:30 - 20:00.
Where Is It?
A Streetbar Named Desire, 144 Jan Smuts avenue, Parkwood, 2193 Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Entrance is free.
For More Information
Visit this Facebook page for more information on this event.
What Is It?
Saigon Suzy is saying a big 'pho'k' you to Tinder and 21st century dating this Valentine's Day. No bao this V-day? Bring yourself and all your single mates to a completely non-traditional mix and mingle singles party at Saigon Suzy.
Of course, there will be the standard Saigon Suzy karaoke party and complimentary drinks upon arrival. However, you will be asked to pose for a quick Polaroid before taking to the stage. If you fancy somebody, all you need to do is find their Polaroid and pop your digits into their envelope.
Everyone will also receive a fortune cookie with a song name inside - whoever you match with is the person that you need to do a public karaoke duet with!
So, burst out of your comfort zone and embrace the madness of living through the month of love as a singleton. It's sure to be a night to remember.
When Is It?
Friday, 14 February 2020 at 18:00 - 01:30.
Where Is It?
Saigon Suzy, 144 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Entrance costs R200 per person, which includes your welcome drink, a selection of canapes and crowd karaoke. Book your tickets here.
For More Information
Follow Saigon Suzy on Facebook for more information, or contact them on 011 327 6596.
Artist Sam Nhlengethwa has a unique relationship with the city of Johannesburg. Having lived outside of the city all his life, Nhlengethwa has always been on the outside looking in. Nevertheless, he has spent most of his professional career working in and around Joburg, in Fordsburg and Doornfontein. Developing a love for the sights and sounds of our wonderful inner city, Sam Nhlengethwa presents 'Joburg Selected' - a series of mix medium portraits and lithograph work of the city if Johannesburg.
Sam Nhlengethwa's work usually features striking characters. In this new body of work however, the character is the city itself. "The buildings become the persona here," says the artist. "They have their own stories and relate to our history in various ways."
Featuring iconic city landscapes, including The Market Theatre, Ponte and the now defunct Orbit jazz club, 'Joburg Selected' presents the city in all its glory and gore. Don't miss the exhibition opening at the Goodman Gallery this October.
'Joburg Selected' opens on Saturday, 12 October 2019. It runs until Saturday, 09 November 2019.
Gallery opening times:
Tuesday - Friday from 09:30 - 17:30
Saturday from 09:30 - 16:30
Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Entrance is free.
Visit their website for more information, or follow their social media pages for the latest event updates and more:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/GoodmanGallery
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Goodman_Gallery
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/goodman_gallery
Contact the gallery on +27 (0)11 788 1113 or via email at [email protected]
Theko Boshomane presents his latest body of work titled "Fragile" at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg this July. Boshomane uses his artistic practice to self-heal and overcome the childhood trauma of being bullied. "Fragile" explores the influence of these formative years in his social interactions, spiritual and emotional experiences on his adult life. His work is based in open and imaginary worlds, inviting the viewer to seek to observe and indulge in the process of soul healing.
So, visit the Goethe-Institut to explore the "Fragile"exhibition and engage in a healing process facilitated by art and imagination.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 18:00 - 20:00.
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Entrance to the gallery is free.
Follow the event organisers on Facebook for further details.
Contact them on 076 011 3257 or via email at [email protected]
The Goethe-Institut remastered Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s immersive epic, Berlin Alexanderplatz in 2007. The controversial fifteen-hour film follows the hulking, childlike ex-convict Franz Biberkopf (Günter Lamprecht). Amid the corrosive urban landscape of 1920s Weimar-era Germany, he attempts to "become an honest soul". With equal parts cynicism and humanity, Fassbinder's epic details a mammoth portrait of a common man struggle to survive. The 14-part miniseries was originally broadcast in 1980. Watch it over the coming months at The Goethe-Institut South Africa's monthly film screening events.
Berlin Alexanderplatz is in German with English subtitles. Entrance to the screening is free, with drinks and snacks being served.
Monday, 29 July 2019 at 19:00 - 22:00.
Goethe Institut South Africa, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Entrance is free. But, please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, 26 July 2019.
For more information, visit their website, or follow them on social media:
Facebook - facebook.com/goethe.joburg
Contact them on +27 11 442 3232 or via email at [email protected]
Not a lot of places will see you end the evening by taking a selfie with the waiter. Evident to its name, Social Parkwood is the kind of place where you'd head after work or a weekend to soak up the Joburg scene, mingle with cool kids, have something good to drink and something decent to eat. Social Parkwood is a new restaurant occupying the Bolton Road Collection on the corner of Bolton Road and Jan Smuts Avenue, a semi-enclosed room jutting out into jousting traffic. Even in its first weeks, Social Parkwood felt comfortable and lived-in, like a seasoned restaurant and bar combo that's been frequented by hipsters and young professionals for the past five years.
The vibe is everything and Social Parkwood's interior has been designed to encourage this. In between the wooden chandeliers burning Edison light bulbs and leafy green plants hanging from the ceiling, the walls are covered in life-sized murals that are emphasised by dark blue walls. Apart from the main dining hall, visitors will find the Den, a less noisy service area which offers an escape from the crowd. The design in this room is more open and offers an excellent space to kick back and relax.
Meze, tapas, starters... Whatever you want to call it, it's worth your while to kick off your dining experience with a plate or three from Social Parkwood. Though small, these plates hold big ideas. But as at many Mzansi-influenced restaurants, a substantial number of the best dishes tend to be meat orientated. The cured and seared beef melts in your mouth. Drenched in ponzu - a Japanese soy/citrus sauce - and served with pickled ginger, avo and burnt miso, this dish is an absolute must. The salted lamb ribs come in as a close second and is served with Malay mayo and sweet pickled onions. Simply unique, it's recommended for vegetarians to go for the beer battered avo fritters served with chipotle mayo. Vegans aren't ignored with the addition of braai broodjies served with hummus and chakalaka.
Divided into sharing and single serving, the main menu is a fusion of traditional South African ingredients and Western cooking styles. Patrons can expect tshisha nyama for two, buffalo wings smoked in-house and served with ranch dressing and gorgonzola.
Short and sweet as it were, the dessert section only has two options; Caramel Peppermint Crisp Sundae and Crack Pie... yup, Crack Pie. Modeled after Christina Tosi of Milk Bar and Momofuku in New York City, the Crack Pie is a crumbly and sweet tart served on a flaky oat cookie base topped with milk sorbet ice cream. It is, as the name implies, addictive. It is a total must and the perfect way to round off an evening at one of Joburg's hottest spots right now.
The bar lies at the heart of Social Parkwood and it's beating strong. Apart from an excellent wine list and local craft beers on tap, Social Parkwood runs with a drinks menu that's slowly but surely becoming famous in its own right. Each section of the drinks menu starts off with a chart to assist patrons in picking drinks that will suit their mood and taste buds.
Build your own gin and tonic by choosing ingredients from a list or indulge in an array of handcrafted cocktails that will give top mixologists a run for their money.
If we had more than two thumbs, we'd give it all up for Social Parkwood. Do yourself a favour, take the drive from wherever you are and pay this hangout a visit - you won't be sorry. Be sure to bring extra cash as it can become quite pricey. This is justified in quality - remember that. Parking is ample and if you can't find any parking on Bolton Road then drive around the block and make use of the WizzPass parking lot, but be sure to register on the app or have your debit card with you as no cash is accepted. Parking is cheap, with the first 25 minutes free.
Contact: 011 327 6104
Address: Corner Bolton Road and Jan Smuts Avenue Parkwood, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2193