What’s on in July?

 

Markets

Markets open Thursday to Sunday

  • The Shed@1Fox and the Greenside markets, which trade during the week, are also open on weekends.

Markets open on Saturday

  • Bryanston Organic Market
  • Neighbourgoods Market
  • Fordsburg Market

Markets open on Sunday

  • Rosebank Sunday Market
  • Market on Main
  • Fourways Farmers Market
  • Lifestyle

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice!

30 June – 9 July

Enter a dazzling world where adventure awaits at The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a walk down Memory Lane in a colourful celebration of magic, spirit and family fun. Don’t miss the fun at the TicketPro Dome.

Details: www.ticketprodome.co.za

The Good Food & Wine Show

28 – 30 July

The Good Food & Wine Show (GF&WS) is the most prominent longstanding event in South Africa. It is trendy, innovative, creative, informative and entertaining and South Africa’s largest culinary event. Visitors can expect to attend theatres such as the Chef’s Open Theatre, Chef’s Table, Cooking with Chefs, Baking Theatre and much more at the TicketPro Dome.

Details: www.ticketprodome.co.za

Music

  • Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey

6 – 9 July

Clegg was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent chemotherapy treatment. Throughout the treatment he continued to tour locally and internationally, undertaking a nine-week tour of America and Canada in 2016. Clegg is currently completing a new album and his autobiography. As he is in remission, Clegg has decided to use this opportunity to perform a final set of concerts in South Africa and overseas to thank his fans for their support. Don’t miss one of his final performances at Montecasino.

Details: www.tsogosun.com

  • The Path to the Podium

21 – 23 July; 28 – 30 July

The need for education of choir conductors in South Africa was identified by a group of American choir conductors while on a tour to this country a few years ago. The Path to the Podium is the result of their sincere desire to do whatever they could to address this need. This weekend series of workshops is a music education course for choral conductors.

Details: dalene@dalenehoogenhout.info; www.wits.ac.za/witschoir

On Stage

  • Puss in Boots

1 – 23 July

A swashbuckling spectacular for the entire family, this rendition of Puss in Boots is a variation of the original tale, which is set to be showcased at Johannesburg’s Lyric Theatre. Set on a mystical, magical Caribbean island, Puss in Boots is a laugh-a-minute show and features great audience participation, breathtaking sets, gorgeous costumes and toe-tapping tunes sure to enthral both young and old.

Details: online.computicket.com

  • Big City, Big Dreams

28 July – 6 August

Joburg Ballet will collaborate with two other leading South African dance companies on a major new production titled Big City, Big Dreams. Moving Into Dance Mophatong and Vuyani Dance Theatre are two notable dance companies based in Johannesburg which will team up with Joburg Ballet to open Big City, Big Dreams on 28 July for its world premiere at Joburg Theatre.

Details: www.joburgballet.com

Cinderella Kids

Ends 30 July

Perhaps one of the most-loved classics has to be Cinderella, the rags-to-riches fairytale about a poor kitchen maid who marries her prince and lives happily ever after. Theatre lovers young and old will get the chance to see Disney’s treasured animated film charm its way to the stage, fairy godmother and mice in tow at the People’s Theatre in July.

Details: info@peoplestheatre.co.za

Exhibitions

  • One Colour at a Time: Contemporary Screenprints

28 June – 12 November

Fine art screen printing continues to flourish in South Africa! This is evident in the selection of young and emerging artists, producing exciting work in this medium, who will be showcased at Wits Art Museum’s forthcoming exhibition One Colour at a Time: Contemporary Screenprints.

Details: 011 717 1365

Festivals

  • Turbine Art Festival

13 – 16 July

The Turbine Art Fair (Taf17) is a platform for galleries, curators and other art organisations to promote emerging and established talents in an accessible and enjoyable way. In doing this TAF aims to promote new work and talent and to create a new art audience and collector base.

Details: www.turbineartfair.co.za

  • Wits 696 Festival

14 – 30 July

Running at the Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, the popular 969 Festival has a diverse artistic appeal showcasing works from all over South Africa. The 969-km trek is one that most theatre lovers cannot make – to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown – and for Gautengers, the 969 festival is the most convenient way to experience a cross-section of South African talent.

Details: www.webtickets.co.za

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