Celebrate 1 May 2021

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Things to do this Workers’ Day weekend

We’ve taken the opportunity to highlight just some of the activities in Rosebank and its surrounds on Saturday and Sunday. This is merely the tip of the iceberg! For further information please visit  https://www.inyourpocket.com/johannesburg or https://www.quicket.co.za/events


Saturday 1 May

  • Pilani Bubu – Doppio Zero, Rosebank

Singer/ Song-writer, Pilani Bubu ‘celebrates ways of telling African stories, sharing our beliefs and preserving our heritage’. The ‘self-proclaimed jazzy folk soul artist is a global fusion of sound’. Performance begins at 3pm. Booking essential.   Contact the restaurant or call: 0114479538 or 0114479584


  • City Centre Sightseeing & Book Day

Visit one of the CBD’s heritage sights – The Rand Club which will be hosting a Book Day. An exciting programme is planned with tours through the building, talks and book launches, reading and a photographic exhibition. Cost: R100pp – you can pay on arrival.

09:00–09: 45 Rand Club Art and Maps Tour with James Findlay
10:00–10:30 James Findlay’s Rare Finds at the Rand Club Buckland Library
11:00–11:45 Leading South African photojournalists Alun Skuy and James Oatway discuss their work and the exhibition The Portfolio [BR]OTHER
12:00–12:45 Book launch discussion Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom by Johan Fourie
13:00–13:45 Winner of the 2020 Africondo Short Stories from Africa prize, Jarred Thompson, discusses his work with Phillippa Yaa de Villiers and Cynthia Kistasamy
14:00 – 14:30 Book launch discussion Crosshaired Harald Sitta


For further information visit or the Club’s Facebook page


  • Brooklyn Square Rooftop Antique Fair

Pop onto the Gautrain which is only a short distance away from The Jack Rose and treat yourself to a trip to Pretoria – a City filled with some amazing historical landmarks. And while you are there visit Brooklyn Square’s Rooftop Antique Fair – you never know what treasure you may discover. Cost: R30pp


Sunday 2 May

Only one Sunday left before Mother’s Day. Make the most of the opportunity to browse leisurely through the stalls between 9am – 4pm. In addition, there is an abundance of deli delights, hot-food vendors and a bar. There’s even the opportunity to win a two-night stay at The Jack Rose if you enter the Market’s Mother’s Day Competition. Entrance to the Sunday Market is FREE!


  • Mirari Gin & Chocolate Experience

(Sat 1 May & Sun 2 May) – Hosted by the Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng, visitors will be treated to a tour as well as tastings of Johannesburg’s first distilled gin paired with artisanal chocolates.

The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Cost: From R250pp. Tickets available from Quicket

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