SA Insider: Your Jozi weekend sorted

Johannesburg never lacks for entertainment. The only difficulty is finding which of the many events available are worth spending your money, and time, attending. 

Whether you feel like eating tacos and dancing along to a mariachi band, staying woke at Constitution Hill or just finding your centre with some silent yoga-Jozi has your weekend covered!

Friday, 23 March

SEE: Get ready to swing your hips and sway along to some Jazz at The Orbit with Mkhize / Washington Quartet: Standards Old & New.  Tickets are sold at R150 but students get 50% with a valid student card Booking in advance essential 011 339 6645 / 081 534 2867 or sending an email to

DO: Catch a screening of Inxeba (The Wound) at the Tri Continental Film Festival (TCFF) being held at Constitution Hill. The screening is from 19:00 to 22:00.  Watch the trailer here.

TASTE: Head on over to Fiesta Friday at Katy's Palace Bar in Sandton. Grab some authentic Mexican-style foods and feel the vibe as the sonic entertainment is provided by a live mariachi band. Tickets can be purchased for R100 here.

EXPLORE: Night Fox Market. Explore this uber cool market on Friday night. Relax, meet up with your mates, do some late night shopping and definitely get some good food. The event will be held at 1Fox from 12:00 to 22:00.  

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Saturday, 24 March

SEE: David Kau celebrates his 20th year in comedy. David presents attendees with an amazing line-up of comedians and entertainers for his Blacks Only Comedy Show held at Emperor's Palace. Tickets can be purchased for R250 to R450 at computicket. The event starts at 20:00. 

DO: Chill out and start your morning off with an escape from the urban madness. Head on down to Melrose Arch for Silent Yoga In The City. The event will be held on the Pool Deck of the African Pride, Fire and Ice Hotel at Melrose Arch. Tickets, on sale for R100, can be bought here. The event starts at 07:30 and ends at 09:15.

TASTE: The wide variety of foods available at the Sharpeville Food Festival. Tickets can be purchased for R120 (general access) to R500 (VIP) at computicket. This event is taking place at the George Thabe Stadium in Sharpeville.

EXPLORE: The Human Rights Festival at Constitution Hill. Jam out at the For-To-Be-Free music events taking place at the festival. Find out more and pick up the (free but required) tickets here.  

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Sunday, 25 March

SEE: Winnie. The Tri Continental Film Festival will be screening a documentary on the intriguing, and oft-controversial, life of struggle icon Winnie Madikizela Mandela at the Human Rights Festival at Constitution Hill.  You can watch the trailer here. The screening will take place at Constitution Hill at 

DO: Explore the Future Park at Watershed. The exhibition is a digital space wherein children are given the opportunity to interact and play, immediately recreating and shaping the digital universe the exhibition provides. The event is taking place at set times over the course of the day at Silverstar Casino. Tickets cost R130 to R460 and can be purchased at computicket

TASTE: Head on to Craft in Parkhurst and enjoy a meal at this upbeat, festive location. With a menu filled with tempting options such as their home-made gluten-free mac and cheese or eggs benedict with waffle, you may end up ordering more than you can eat. Call ahead on 011-788-7111 to make so you don't end up waiting at the bar for seating. Craft is open from 07:00 to 21:00.

EXPLORE: The Floreum at Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, as the Witwatersrand Orchid Society present their orchids to the public. Entrance is R20 and for more information contact the Witwatersrand Orchid Society.

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