What Is It?

OMG Quiz Nights is taking fun and family-friendly Tuesday night pub quizzes ONLINE via Zoom.us. Their quiz hosts will screen share their pub quiz slide show and you will submit your answers to the answers bots in a private chat. You can play as an individual OR in a team in your household or with your friends / family in other households.

This will be a general knowledge themed quiz, so brush up on your history, sport, music and science trivia! OMG Quiz Nights highly recommend logging into the quiz via a laptop or desktop, as it is easier to have the chat bar open while watching the slide show. For the month of June, they'll begin a new league - winners of the league can win a R500 cash prize!

When Is It?

Every Tuesday night at 19:00.

Where Is It?

Online via a Zoom link provided by OMG Quiz Nights. Details will be shared with those who RSVP on Tuesday afternoon.

How Much Is It?

R20 per login to join the online quiz. This money helps pay the team who works hard on marking and putting these quizzes together each week.

Ensure you book your spot ASAP, as they're limiting the amount of entries. Book via Quicket.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit their Facebook event page.

Please note: Online events are subject to be postponed, cancelled or changed at any given time. Please visit their social platforms to stay informed of these changes and their announcements.

What Is It?

Looking for a little bit of lockdown fun? Then look no further. Detour! is the first in ImmersiveXP’s Departure Lounge Adventure Series - a 2.5 hour experience that can be played alone, or with your family, children or friends. Go on a trip (via Zoom) where you will do fun activities, solve puzzles and have a laugh! This is a great social activity to do during lockdown.

For the competitive families, why not break your household into teams and compete against each other from different rooms? The results will be hilarious! Who says you can’t create memories during lockdown?

Detour! can also be played by corporates looking for new ways of team building whilst working from home. With the world changing to adapt to new ways of work, we need to adapt to new ways of team building! Why not combine some family bonding time with getting to know coworkers? Colleagues could benefit from interacting with spouses or children of their team members. Families could gain valuable insight and understanding from virtually meeting the people who take up most of the day when each person is at work.

This experience is best played in teams of two or more players, but can be played on your own. It can be played with people around the world and will ensure about three hours of unique fun!

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Age restriction: There are no age limitations to this game, but no minors will be allowed to play the game if they are not accompanied by an adult.

Detour! was launched in 2020 and there are more games planned for the month of June and July.

Besides Detour!, there are a number of other experiences being run by ImmersiveXP, including Outbreak! - a clue solving mystery thriller game that takes you around Johannesburg - and some new experiences in the pipeline, such as a date-night experience, a social for singles experience and a Cuban dinner experience. All of these are not games, but are still immersive experiences set in “alternate” realities.

Click here to book via Computicket.

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When Is It?

Keep these dates in mind:

Click here to book your date now.

Where Is It?

This game will take place from the comfort of your own couch while being logged onto Zoom (you do
need a computer with good internet access and a smartphone).

How Much Is It?

The cost of this immersive game is per household, not per person.

Click here to book now.

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For More Information

For more information about ImmersiveXP and their thrilling game experiences, visit www.immersivexp.co.za.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or call 076 789 4094 or 083 251 7485.

Don’t forget to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest
news, experiences and events.

About ImmersiveXP

Join ImmersiveXP for an experience with a twist. Step out of your world and slip into something a little less comfortable. ImmersiveXP offers fully immersive, reality experiences that places you in an alternative reality. This is achieved through intricate story lines that participants are woven into.

They also offer tailored packages for corporates and large groups.

ImmersiveXP

Images provided by ImmersiveXP. 

What Is It?

Put on your space suits and prepare the sonic transducer! Test your sci-fi pop culture knowledge with Alter Ego's Ridiculously Remote Seriously Sci-Fi Trivia Test! Expect everything from movies to books with some series and music thrown into the trivia quiz mix! The trivia test will last between 45 – 60 minutes, and will offer some fun banter and interaction along the way.

Click here for all the rules and info as to how to book your spot. 

When Is It?

Friday, 05 June 2020 from 19:00 – 20:30.

Where Is It?

Online. A Zoom link will be sent to you when you reserve your spot at your desired event.

How Much Is It? 

It’s FREE to join in on the fun, but donations are welcomed – click here for the standard R20 donation. There are limited spaces, so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP.

For More Information

For more information about Alter Ego and their Ridiculously Remote series, visit their Facebook events page.

You can also contact them on [email protected].

Don’t forget to follow and like them on Facebook and Instagram.

Visit their website at www.alteregos.co.za.

Please note: All events mentioned are subject to be cancelled, fully booked or have ended. Please follow Alter Ego’s platforms to keep up to date with the latest events, news and information. 

Celebrating your birthday in lockdown needn't be a downer. You still have the opportunity to celebrate your life journey, even from the confines of your own home. Birthdays are about much more than the trimmings after all. Your special day offers you the chance to reflect, reminiscence and create new memories. If you will be celebrating your birthday alone or with a few family members this year, make the best of it. Here's how:

Change Your Mindset 

You have probably had to change your mindset and outlook on life a few times while in lockdown. As social distancing, excess hygiene and working from home become the new norm, we are constantly adjusting. Celebrating your birthday in lockdown is no different. It's important that you don't compare this birthday to your last and try not harbor on the fact that you can't go out with friends or throw yourself a big party. Even if this is a milestone birthday, you can always host a big blowout next year. Once you embrace your situation, you will be able to plan the very best lockdown birthday possible.

Birthday

Bake A Cake

If you haven't already been baking up a storm in lockdown, your birthday is the perfect excuse to get out the mixers and measuring spoons. Even if you will be celebrating alone, you should put in that extra effort for yourself. Besides, if there's no one there to see you, what's stopping you from finishing off your whole cake? You can work off the birthday cake weight later. Now, we understand that some of us simply cannot master the science of baking. If you don't know your castor sugar from your almond essence, order yourself a gourmet cake from Just Teddy Boulangerie & Pâtisserie. They are open and offering deliveries in level 4 lockdown, so you can celebrate in style without having to lift a finger in the kitchen.

Take Lots Of Pictures

How many pictures did your parents take of you on your birthday growing up? While you may look a little scraggly after weeks of unruly hair growth and a lack of sunshine, there is no reason why you can't snap a few good birthday selfies. Spoil yourself with a DIY pamper session on your birthday, making use of pantry staples to indulge in a few at-home beauty treatments. Once you've got yourself spruced up and ready for the camera, put on your party hat and smile away! If you'll be celebrating your birthday with family, rope them in, too. One day when COVID-19 is a thing of the past, you'll look back on these pictures with fond memories.

Make A Piñata!

What's more fun than raining candy? Think old school when planning your lockdown birthday and get busy crafting your very own paper mache piñata. It's a great way to pass the time and learn a fancy new skill. Plus, you'll be able to take your frustrations over being in lockdown on your birthday out on it. Fill your piñata with your favourite sweets or chocolates and have a good wack when it's time to celebrate. You will need a few basic items to create the piñata:

Follow these simple steps to create your piñata: 

Step 1: Mix one part water with one part flour to create a paste.

Step 2 : Blow up a balloon and cut newspaper into strips.

Step 3: Dip newspaper strips into the paste, squeezing off excess paste. Apply to balloon.

Step 4: Repeat the third step, layering newspaper on until the balloon is covered by three to four layers. Leave an opening at the top for candy.

Step 5: Let dry for at least 24 hours. Then pop the balloon and decorate to your heart's content.

Source: https://www.berries.com/blog/how-to-make-a-pinata-three-ways

Mocktails

Running low on alcohol? Make a jug or two of tasty mocktails to enjoy on your birthday. While it may not be the same as sipping sundowners with your friends to bid farewell to the year that was, it's festive enough to put you in a good mood. Top off your glass with a cute mini umbrella and welcome in the new and improved (not older) you!

Zoom & Balloons

Zoom parties are all the rage at the moment. Jump on the bandwagon and invite your friends and family to join you for a birthday party from a distance. Decorate your bedroom or living space with balloons and streamers to set the mood. Or, gather together all your old birthday decorations and create a mish-mash theme for your online party. Make sure your entourage sings 'Happy Birthday' to you at least three times (they should be used to it by now!)

Happy birthday! We hope it's a good one. 

Who are they?

Impact Foundation is a registered NPO specialising in counselling, workshops and outpatient drug rehabilitation. They primarily service the South of Johannesburg.

What do they offer?

Impact Foundation now offer Zoom video conferencing counselling sessions for couples with marriage or relationship problems.  They are a member of SADAG and are able to help with depression and anxiety. They are an affordable counselling service and have been in operation for the past 7 years.

Safety Precautions In Place

Do they deliver?

Yes

Where are they located?

59 Gazelle Rd, Rispark, Johannesburg South, 2091

For More Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0719734389

For more information, visit their website.

What Is It?

Are you a fan of the alternative side of life? Enjoy all things Sci-Fi, Terry Pratchett, trivia and horror? Then be sure not to miss Alternatribe's Ridiculously Remote Series of events this May! But do keep in mind that there are limited spots available, so you need to book your spots ASAP!

Join them for the following events:

When Is It?

These events will take place between Friday, 08 May 2020 and Friday, 22 May 2020.

Visit the above Facebook event links to see when each event is happening and if all the spots have been filled.

Reserve your spot ASAP!

Where Is It?

Online. A Zoom link will be sent to you when you reserve your spot at your desired event.

How Much Is It?

It's FREE to join in on the fun, but donations are welcomed - click here for the standard R20 donation.

For More Information

For more information about Alternatribe and their Ridiculously Remote series, visit them on Facebook.

You can also contact them on [email protected].

Don't forget to follow and like them on Instagram and Twitter.

Visit their website at www.alternatribe.co.za.

Please note: All events mentioned are subject to be cancelled, fully booked or have ended. Please follow Alternatribe's platforms to keep up to date with the latest events, news and information. 

What Is It?

Due to the national lockdown, POPArt Theatre have been unable to bring Joburg audiences their usual dose of live improv. However, being the innovators they are, the POPArt team have devised a fantastic new way to share their special blend of comedy, drama and all out randomness with you. Cue Zoomprov! It's exactly what the name implies - an improvised performance delivered over Zoom. Come and join them for an hour or so of fun this Wednesday. Back by popular demand after their last Zoomprov performance, this is not to be missed!

*The Zoom meeting can only accommodate 100 guests, including the performers, so book your space ASAP.

When Is It?

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Online, Zoom. 

How Much Is It?

Free. However, you must reserve a ticket in order to receive the link to the Zoom meeting. Click here to book.

POPArt is also accepting donations via their website.

For More Information

Follow POPArt Theatre on Facebook and Instagram for more information and to keep up to date with their lockdown lineup.

What Is It?

Joburg Ballet is a world renowned dance company. They bring Joburg audiences the very best classic and contemporary dance productions year round, delighting young and old. However, due to COVID-19 regulations, the company has suspended all productions until the end of the national lockdown period. But, don't fret, because you can now join two of their best dancers for live online classes! Get your ballet pumps on and have a ball dancing around your living room for 40 minutes.

These online Chair Barre classes will take place three times a week, so you really have no excuse not to be there. Plus, if you do happen to miss out on a class, the dancers will be recording each lesson so you can join at a later date. Don't miss out!

When Is It?

Mondays at 17:15 (presented by Principal Dancer, Shannon Glover)

Wednesdays at 17:15 (presented by Company Manager, Chase Bosch)

Saturdays at 9:30 (presented by Principal Dancer, Shannon Glover)

Where Is It?

Online, Zoom. (Download the app to join.)

How Much Is It?

Free.

For More Information 

For any further information or to be added onto the Joburg Ballet adult dance classes WhatsApp group, please e-mail [email protected] and/or [email protected]

You can also follow Joburg Ballet on Facebook for updates.

Upskill In Wine Tasting With TOPS At SPAR Wine Show!

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show returns with two #MORE online entry-level wines courses in partnership with South Africa’s top wine educator, Cathy Marston! These fun and interactive online courses are an absolute must if you have a love for wine, want to brush up on your vino knowledge, or simple miss those lovely wine tasting sessions. Best of all, you get to enjoy these courses in the comfort of your own home.

The content of these courses has been curated following feedback from the first two courses and will be an interactive, fun way to connect with friends whilst social distancing. Whether you’re just straight up bored of doing the same old things while in lockdown or really not keen on going out to the park in the cold, joining one of these courses, opening a bottle of wine and learning the thing or two with Cathy Marston is certainly something unique and different to try!

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About The Two Online Courses

The two entry-level courses – A Newbie’s Guide to Wine and Local & Lekker: Focus on SA Wine – are packaged into four live 60-minute online Zoom sessions.

Each session begins with some informative theory presented by Cathy Marston, followed by an interactive, practical tasting session to practice what you have learnt. You will also have access to downloadable course material and a course recording after each session, and the opportunity to engage in live Q&As with Cathy Marston online. It's just like an online wine club with the added bonus of upskilling!

The first session of A Newbie’s Guide to Wine will walk you through the ABCs of wine, while the last two sessions will delve into Great Whites and Romantic Reds. The course ends on a high note unveiling the Mystery of Pinks & Pairing.

For those on a quest for a deeper understanding, Local & Lekker – Focus on SA Wine shines a spotlight on local cultivars, styles and regions in session one, WINEderful Whites and session two, Robust and Red. Session three focuses on sweet, fortified wines and the fourth session ends on a high note, with WINEderlanders learning about South Africa’s finest MCCs and bubbles.

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When Are These Online Courses?

A Newbie’s Guide to Wine course will run on 21, 23, 28 and 30 July 2020 while the Local & Lekker – Focus on SA Wine course will run on 18, 20, 25 and 27 August 2020. Just remember to book your spots as soon as possible! These courses sold out fast the first time round!

Both courses are presented live by Cathy Marston via a provided Zoom link and consist of four sessions each, taking place from 18:00 to 19:00 every Tuesday and Thursday over two weeks. Registration closes the Monday before the first session.

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Book Now!

Space is limited so book your spot at the discounted prices for either the individual or combo courses on www.wineshow.co.za. Wines are not included, and wine tasting is optional.

For More Information

For more information about the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show and their upcoming online courses, visit www.wineshow.co.za.

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

What Is It?

Savanna Premium Cider will be showing its continued support for the SA comedy industry over the next few months with the launch of its #SavannaVirtualComedyBar. These comedy sessions will be guaranteed to administer the medicine of laughter to the people of South Africa when they need it the most, while also giving paid comedians a virtual stage to showcase their talent.

It’s always been Savanna’s mission to support and nurture comedic talent, but now they’re ramping up their efforts in response to the times. The #SavannaVirtualComedyBar will consist of two facets – the weekly Bar Nights and Comedy Specials.

The weekly Bar Night events, which will be hosted on Zoom, will allow people to connect with their friends and have a drink, while interacting with two comedian hosts or ‘barmen’. Comedy Specials will be run every two weeks and will star nine different comedians. These will be shown on Savanna’s YouTube channel and will be streamed on their social channels, Savanna Cider.

When Is It?

The first Weekly Bar Night will be held on Thursday, 09 April 2020 and will feature David Kau and Nik Rabinowitz, with Coconut Kelz as host.

The first Comedy Special event will start on Saturday, 18 April 2020 and will star nine of SA’s comedic talents to be announced soon.

Where Is It?

From the comfort of your couch via Zoom. Or on Facebook.

How Much Is It?

FREE. 

For More Information

For more information about Savanna Cider and their Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar, visit savannacider.com.

Or, visit the Savanna Cider Facebook page.

What Is It?

The Alexander Technique teaches embodiment and mindfulness in a way you have most likely never experienced before. If you are feeling tense, stressed or simply in need of a little relaxation, then this online workshop is perfect for you.

When Is It?

Monday, 18 May 2020 at 18:00 - 19:00. 

Where Is It?

Zoom online meeting.

How Much Is It?

R100 per person.

RSVP to [email protected] to book a place and get the meeting link and password.

For More Information 

Email [email protected] for more information.