Jozi Weekend Round-Up 15 – 17 October 2021

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Jacarandas in bloom

Compiling this weekend’s line-up of events in Jozi isn’t a complete weekend round-up for 15 – 17 October… and that’s absolutely great as there’s so much to do and to see. At the end of the article, as usual, I will provide links to additional sites so that a broader spectrum is at your fingertips.

Let the music begin

Jam Session @ The Jazz Room: DoppioZero Rosebank (The Firs Shopping Centre)

Tonight (Friday 15 October), features The Jazz Room’s first Jazz Jam Session since the loosening of lockdown restrictions. In my opinion, this is the best opportunity to experience the versatility of the musicians… as each instrument enters ‘the fray’, the vibe intensifies and pure joy emanates from the performers. The freedom to express one’s self through one’s chosen instrument can only be truly experienced at a jam session. The charge is only R50 and it includes a welcome drink.

The line-up includes: Reza Khota (guitar), Muhammad Dawjww (saxophone) and Ariel Zamonsky (Cello)

To ensure you get a seat, please book ahead of time via What’s App 0732119618 or TixSA 

Dan Patlansky: South Africa’s ‘Jimi Hendrix’

An absolute treat is in store this Sunday as South Africa’s guitar virtuoso- Dan Patlansky, performs at The Jazz Room, DoppioZero, Rosebank. This is an event not to be missed! Once you have heard and seen Dan play, you will be a fan for life! Booking is essential

Jozi Food & Music Saturdays @ The Joburg Theatre

Tulla Eckhart is the headliner this Saturday (16 October). This versatile entertainer is a dancer as well as a musician. For further info

@the movies

There is a wide choice of movie fare this weekend – from the sublime to the ….

Exhibition on Screen returns to Cinema Nouveau (Rosebank Mall)

The beauty of attending a cinematic screening of an art exhibition is that one receives a ‘personal’ tour filled with facts galore. This weekend ‘Raphael Revealed’ opens the season (15 Oct) marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael Sanzio da Urbino’s death. In celebration of his artistic contribution, an exhibition was hosted in Rome allegedly displaying over 200 of his works – paintings and drawings.

According to the curators over 100 of these works are being displayed together for the first time.

For the younger generation, Boss Baby: Family Business is sure to impress. Read our review 

The Addams Family 2: Family Vacation is more suited to adult viewers.

If you haven’t yet seen No Time To Die – Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007, then make then most of the opportunity.

However, if you would rather have a night at home viewing from your couch and you are a DC comics fan – there is free access tomorrow evening (Saturday 16 Oct) for a live stream of the DC Fandome

The War on Terror Film Festival continues until the end of the month – also providing free screenings 

And, last but not least The European Film Festival in South Africa begins this weekend

For further information on places to go and things to do visit:

Johannesburg in Your Pocket  – Best Spots for and Early Breakfast

Walking tour viewing the magnificent Jacarandas 



By: Ali Gordon (GoingPlacesAfrica Online/ Catalist Editorial)

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