Entertainment In Rosebank

From unique and interesting art galleries and museums filled with history, to fun-filled Sunday markets, the latest blockbusters and hot nightlife destinations offering some of the best cocktails in the city, the suburb of Rosebank has something that'll tickle everyone's fancy when it comes entertainment.

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The Rosebank Mall Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau

For all the latest blockbusters on the circuit, visit Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau at Rosebank Mall. This is just the spot to drop off the kids if you're looking to do some retail therapy at the mall without them pining about being bored. There's always something exciting on the big screen, just don't forget to grab a few snacks and slushies from the kiosk before your movie starts.

Visit the Rosebank Mall Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau. 

The Zone @ Rosebank

After shopping up a storm at The Zone @ Rosebank, why not visit their Ster-Kinekor, choose a movie, grab a few movie viewing treats and put your feet up for a little bit? This is the ideal spot for an impromptu date night – the latest movies, great selection of restaurants and The Fun Company all within the same vicinity, what more do you need? Visit this cinema to see what they have screening on the big screen. There's sure to be something for any kind of genre you're in the mood for – romance, animation, action, drama, comedy, you name it.

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Recreational Activities

Goodman Gallery

The distinguished and longest-standing Goodman Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery with three venues that can be found in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London. The Goodman Gallery has been pivotal in shaping contemporary South African art, working with prominent and emerging international artists whose work engages with African and post-colonial contexts. Some of these artists include Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Candice Breitz, Alfredo Jaar, Kapwani Kiwanga, Shirin Neshat, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mikhael Subotzky and Hank Willis Thomas.

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Rosebank Sunday Market

The ever-popular Rosebank Sunday Market offers visitors a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy, diversity and culture. The market has something for everyone, from a large selection of arts and crafts, antiques, live music, kids entertainment and gourmet delights. This is also a great spot to see stunning views of the Johannesburg skyline and sunsets which compliment the traditional African market experience. Expect to see an array of delicious cuisines and food products, interesting bric-a-brac, original clothing and an eclectic assortment of handmade and creative goodies. Be sure to visit their Facebook page to see when the next market will be taking place.

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CIRCA On Jellicoe

CIRCA is a beautiful small art gallery that's, in fact, a work of art itself. Pay this gallery a visit and take a wander through their stunning exhibitions. CIRCA showcases highly important contemporary artworks. CIRCA’s curators also arrange installations concerned with technology. Other than the interesting works of art, musical events and lectures are also held at the gallery, so be sure to keep an eye out on their website and social media platforms to stay informed! Also, along side CIRCA On Jellicoe is the Everard Read Gallery, which is Africa's oldest commercial art gallery. The gallery is only a short walk away from Rosebank's diverse array of shopping malls, craft markets, hotels and restaurants.

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The South African National War Museum

Take a step back in time and visit the South African National War Museum. Only 7 minutes away from the centre of Rosebank, this museum is a must-visit if you're looking to enjoy interesting historical entertainment. Here, visitors will get the opportunity to view and study an array of relevant artefacts on display, take a guided tour through the museum which is available on request during the week, and even use their extensive library and photographic facilities for research purposes. The museum is a memorial for all South Africans who have died in or as a result of military actions and preserves our nation’s military history.

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The Keyes Art Mile

If you have a love for on-trend local and international art and design, artisan eateries, vibrant shops and spaces, and unique cafés, then the Keyes Art Mile is just the place to visit when you're in the area. New to the Johannesburg scene, the Keyes Art Mile offers visitors an art-focused experience. Talk a leisurely stroll through its unique collection of features, including the Everard Read Gallery, the trendy Marble Restaurant, Mix Cocktail Bar, Akrikoa Cafe and much more entertainment.

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Bars & Nightlife

Katzy's Live Rosebank

Looking for a fun night on the town with friends? Or want to meet up with your colleagues for after work drinks?  Katzy’s Live at The Firs is Rosebank's premier music, dining and entertainment venue, offering just the space to have fun and unwind. It boasts resident bands, performing five nights a week, a wonderful wine and cocktail list, and more than 100 different whiskeys, cognacs and bourbons to choose from! And if you're looking to grab a bite to eat, you can order from their sister restaurant, The Grillhouse, right next door. Be sure to arrive dressed to the nines (dress code is smart casual), and enjoy a fun evening out.

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Mix Cocktail Bar

Situated in the Keyes Art Mile, Mix Cocktail Bar is just the place if you're looking for fantastic Jamaican / African inspired cuisine, excellent cocktails and stunning sunset views. This is the ideal destination for after work hangouts, sundowners with your mates and even a Saturday brunch. This bar is located within the Keyes Art Mile, complete with exquisite art and design, unique eateries, great music and dance spaces. To keep up to date with the latest events, news and information regarding Mix Cocktail Bar, like them on Facebook.

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Sin+Tax offers visitors a world-class cocktail experience that's sure to delight all of their senses. Upping the ante for South Africa’s cocktail scene and pushing the boundaries of innovation and imagination, Sin+Tax is the only bar in African to make it into the World’s 50 Best Bars’ top 100 in 2019. Kick off your weekend with a visit to this speakeasy style cocktail bar in Rosebank.

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Saigon Suzy Parkwood

Looking for one of the most authentic Asian experiences in the city? Then be sure to make a stop at Saigon Suzy PArkwood near Rosebank! This popular spot offers visitors only the best in Asian-inspired cocktails and street food accompanied by top notch, classic rock ‘n roll hits. Delight your sense with authentic flavours straight from their menu. Also, sip on your choice of specially imported Asian beers, sake, gins and whiskeys. And if you’re feeling a little brave, why not head to their No Tell Motel Karaoke when you can sing along to your favourite tunes! It's exciting entertainment you don't want to miss.

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Newtown Junction Mall

Newtown Junction Mall is a huge shopping complex that offers a wide range of stores, from Foschini, Identity, Mr Price and Bogart to American Swiss, Edgars, Sportscene and more.

After a spot of retail therapy, you can head to their Ster-Kinekor cinema to catch a film, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurant options, or work out at the Planet Fitness gym on-site.

Not forgetting the food court that offers you a wide range of franchise restaurants.

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And is an underground club that mainly specialises in techno and drum ‘n bass parties. Every Thursday night, they host an event called Addictshun, which is a drum ‘n bass party. It’s a rad way to spend a Thursday night but just be warned: this place can suck you in and before you know it, you’ll have stayed way longer than you planned to! On Friday nights, And hosts Toy Toy, a techno bash with resident DJs include Digital Rockit (G-Force, Fabio and Dogstarr), Sound Sensible and Andi Dill. Parties vary on a Saturday night so be sure to keep your ear to the ground to find out what’s going down.

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

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Carfax is a super club that hosts all kinds of events – from live bands (both local and international) to DJs and themed parties that sometimes spill out onto the streets. You can be sure that whatever Carfax is doing, they’re doing it well. Carfax also hosts exhibitions as the property is shared by artists who rent studio space here.

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

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Craft Coffee

Craft Coffee is a roastery located in the heart of Newtown. The next time you find yourself in need of a pick-me-up, Craft is where to go! They serve it all – from espressos and flat whites to hot chocolate and freezochinos. They also offer a range of sweet treats like red velvet cupcakes, should you feel peckish.

Where: 50 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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Newtown Junction

Newtown Junction is a huge shopping complex where you will find a wide range of stores, from Foschini, Identity, Mr Price and Bogart to American Swiss, Edgars and Sportscene. After a spot of retail therapy, you can head to their Ster-Kinekor cinema to catch a film, grab a bite to eat at one of the many options, or work out at the Planet Fitness gym on-site.

Where: 100 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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Work Shop New Town

Work Shop New Town is an innovative retail concept that’s taken up shop in Newtown Junction. It is home to a whopping 100 local fashion, design and lifestyle brands! Augustine Clothing, Butter Pudding, Crystal Birch, Famke, Pichulik and Smith are just some of the brands you will find under Work Shop New Town’s roof. Go on, shop ‘til you drop and support local while you’re at it.

Where: In the Potato Sheds at Newtown Junction, 100 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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The Potato Shed

The Potato Shed is so called because, back in the day, it was quite literally a potato shed. Of course, the menu taps into the restaurant’s history and serves up potatoes in all shapes and forms. On top of that, they make smokehouse-style dishes… so you can expect to sink your teeth into a lamb poker, pulled pork belly and crispy calamari, to name but a few items on their menu. Try it out!

Where: Newtown Junction, 100 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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Bassline has hosted over 3 000 gigs since its inception in 1994 and it continues to play a vital role in Joburg’s music scene. It’s a concert venue that has hosted famed international acts and celebrated locals alike. Every Thursday, they host Ragga Nights, a themed party that celebrates reggae music. They also host comedy evenings so be sure to keep an eye out to stay in the know.

Where: 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre was founded in 1976, and was constructed out of Joburg’s old fruit market. The theatre then became known as the country’s Theatre of Struggle as it challenged the apartheid era and has since become a huge complex that hosts a wide range of productions.

Where: 138 Lillian Ngoyi (previously Bree) Street, between Miriam Makeba and Margaret Mcingana streets, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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Sci-Bono is a discovery centre that manages to make learning about science fun for kids. It’s an interactive museum where kids get to explore the subjects of maths, science and technology in a wonderful way. Hint: it’s a great place for kids’ birthday parties too. Sci-Bono also hosts exhibitions.

Where: Corner Miriam Makeba and Helen Joseph (formerly President) Streets, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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Museum Africa

Museum Africa tells the story of our continent and is a fascinating place to visit. It’s full of artifacts and photographs and home to permanent exhibitions that showcase how the gold rush affected South Africa. The museum often hosts contemporary exhibitions that revolve around our country’s socio-economic history so be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming shows.

Where: 121 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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