See out November in emphatic style with the hottest gig guide around

The Gauteng Summer Cup.
The Gauteng Summer Cup. pictures:supplied

Black Friday is upon us again. But there is so much more to do near you besides shopping for festive bargains. Phumlani S Langa lines up your weekend plans to a tee.



The Gauteng Summer Cup

Turffontein Racecourse

November 30, 11am

R85 to R13 000 at

Put on a suit and some Polo by Ralph Lauren, and place your bets on the finest steeds around. Freshlyground will hold down the half-time show.


Westgate Black Friday Bargains

Westgate Shopping Centre

November 25 to December 1, 9am

Free entrance

It is back again. The most manic day in a consumer’s life. If you aren’t built for the kill, then stay away, especially on the actual Friday. If you have the necessary pocket armour and your stamina is feeling proper, I’ll see you in the aisles.


Future Frequency Festival

The Container Yard, City Deep

November 30, 2pm

R300 at

The frequencies of tomorrow happen now! This new music festival will bring you an electronica experience unlike any other, at this unforgettable venue.


Soweto Ink Tattoo Convention & Lifestyle Show. pictures:supplied


Soweto Ink Tattoo Convention & Lifestyle Show

GOG Lifestyle Park

November 30

10am to 2am

R150 to R250 at

Now in its fourth year, celebrate skin art and all that it has come to represent to those who partake, as well as artists. Get tips and even add to your collection.


Porryland Neon Party

Zone6 Venue

November 29, 8pm

R100 to R200 at

You know DJ Maphorisa doesn’t mess about when it comes to conducting a memorable party. Catch him and a few of his friends for the second Porryland.


Sweet Sundays 5th Year Birthday Celebration

Makubenjalo Restaurant & Pub

November 30, 12pm

In celebration of their fifth year in the business of events and entertainment. Featuring artists and performances by Maphorisa, Lastborn, Kabza Da Small, City Lyts, Stokie, Farmer, Brancosoul, Soulbee and many more.


Shampoonaiza Comedy Show. pictures:supplied


Shampoonaiza Comedy Show

The SA State Theatre

November 30, 7.30pm

R200 at

The Shampoonaiza has been at it all year. This will be no different as the funny man of sports comedy and a few of his friends provide with you a bag of laughs.


Medicinal Cannabis

Yoga Connection, Brooklyn

November 29, 6pm

Free event; donations are accepted

Brought to you by Abis Inc Dispensaries. Quiz experts on strains and doses. Learn a few things about the marvellous plant that is marijuana.


Pearls of the East

Atterbury Theatre, Lynnwood

November 30, 7pm

R200 at

The Oriental Invasion cast of belly dancers presents you with an all-out belly dancing extravaganza. Marvel at the outfits and hypnotising hip swaying.



Moët & Chandon Garden Tree Lighting Ceremony V&A Waterfront, Silo District. pictures:supplied

Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony

V&A Waterfront, Silo District

November 29, 6.30pm

Free event

Don’t miss this magical moment by Moët. These folks have a tree made out of those very expensive bottles and they’re looking to light it up, so bring the kidsalong. A towering tree made entirely from 1 800 recycled Champagne bottles will inevitably inspire awe.Four storeys tall, it’s a magical spectacle that only gets better once the sun sets and the lights goon.


Cheers Fest 2019

Trimpark, Potchefstroom

November 30, 12pm

R180 at

Catch Dineo Ranaka along with Mr Tooth of November Mlindo the Vocalist, Reason and Monique Bingham, to name but a few. The community of Tlokwe comes to life when this event hits, and you would be remiss if you missed it.

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