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EROICA MONTAGU

Hello cyclists. I have some exciting news – Eroica is coming to South Africa, and registration is finally open! Thank you for your patience. As you may have heard, this Italian homage to vintage bicycle racing culture will be celebrated at our inaugural event in Montagu this year. So, if you have a passion for old steel bicycles, and love …

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THERE’S A TAVERN IN THIS TOWN

A city isn’t a city until it has a church, a post office, a brothel and a watering hole. Early Jozi ticked all four boxes, and its old pubs are perfect to tell the story of the city, one round at a time. That’s the inspiration behind the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation’s “historic pubs tour”, which takes place this Saturday. Adam …

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TATTOOED CLASSICS

Currently, at least 20 TV shows are focused solely on tattoos. (Not counting Blindspot, the hit show in which a woman’s weird mystery tattoos figure into the premise.) L.A.-based tattoo artist Dr. Woo is so in-demand he has a six-month waiting list. It’s almost no longer weird that Gucci Mane has an ice cream cone on his face. Tattoo culture …

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ALFREDO JAAR AT WAM

WAM is privileged to be hosting The Sound of Silence, a major installation work by acclaimed New York based artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar. Jaar’s works often address issues around how Africa is represented in the media. This particular work takes, as its point of departure, South African photographer Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of a starving child …

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POP-UP OUTDOOR CINEMA

This is an amazing pop-up cinema in Johannesburg that allows you to enjoy an open-air screening under the stars or a screening at a local quirky restaurant. Why go? Luna Films is a pop-up cinema in Johannesburg that offers an intimate cinematic experience in unique locations around the city. It pops up at new and exciting venues, accompanied by good …

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SINGLES VALENTINE’S PARTY

Think live music, craft beer, sparkling wine and celebrating being single in style while meeting amazing new people at the same time! Why go? Calling all singles this Valentine’s Day, there’s something special happening just for you! A fun outdoor singles party in a relaxed atmosphere, with great new people to meet, live music, craft beer and embracing your singlehood …

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BUDGET FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

Looking to grab a drink and a bite to eat somewhere cool and trendy without burning a hole in your pocket? Then look no further than my list of budget-friendly Johannesburg eateries to please every palate! As restaurant prices continue to soar, finding a spot that offers a good lunch or dinner minus an exorbitant price tag becomes tough … …

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TRAVAIL

I’ve become accustomed to the rather bohemian shared office workspaces where ‘smart’ desks are rented out by the hour, and furniture is often converted packing crates, but a recent meeting request to Travail in Melrose Arch changed my perspective completely. They say that their ‘space’ “appeals to all your senses to create an experience that will allow you to innovate, …

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POP UP STUDIO ACTING 101

Calling all would-be actors: Here’s your chance to go back to school. Do you dream of being an actor, but are stuck in the rat race? Starting this month, veteran actor Rajesh Gopie is offering a four-week Acting 101 course at his “Pop-Up Studio” in Johannesburg, designed to appeal to young working professionals and mature students alike. Acting 101 – …

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STATE THEATRE RENDEZVOUS

Laugh and listen at the State Theatre’s Rendezvous venue. If it’s jazz, African music, or comedy that you’re after, look no further than South Africa’s State Theatre in February. Weekends in the capital haven’t been the same since the Rendezvous Theatre introduced the popular Jazz and African music nights on Fridays and the side-splitting Tshwane Comedy Nights on Saturdays. This …