Whats on For Families This Weekend

Its Friday and winter has mostly definitely reminded us this week that she is on her way! So while I know the temptation is to snuggle up at home and keep warm this weekend, there is so much happening in Joburg.

Friday 8th April 2016 – 17th April 2016

Giselle – Joburg Ballet will begin its 2016 performance season with Giselle, widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful classical ballets ever created, from 8 – 17 April at Joburg Theatre, joining many companies worldwide in marking the ballet’s 175th anniversary. A moving story of a young girl who dies of a broken heart, the title role is regarded as one of the ultimate measures of a ballerina’s greatness.| Friday 8 April 2016 at 19h30, Saturday 9 April 2016 at 15h00 and 19h30, Sunday 10 April 2016 at 15h00, Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 11h00, Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 11h00, Friday 15 April 2016 at 19h30, Saturday 16 April 2016 at 15h00 and 19h30, Sunday 17 April 2016 at 15h00 | Tickets are from R 80 for matinees, to R 480pp.


Saturday 9th April 2016

Walking Tour – Johannesburg Country Club – Explore this relatively little known but idyllic corner of Johannesburg by spending an autumn afternoon enjoying the superb gardens, and hearing something of the history of the Club so closely tied to that of Johannesburg. We will visit the Secretary’s Residence and its lovely garden; we will view the original squash court with its antique, but very effective air-conditioning system and pay our respects at the Garden of Remembrance. The old stable, where Members’ horses were attended to, and where the polo ponies and hunters were stabled, will be seen, and we will hear about the original spruit (still running) and the lake that developed out of the farm dam where the beaus of Johannesburg punted with their young ladies. The afternoon will end with tea and scones on the terrace. | Meet: William Gaul | Park: Johannesburg Country Club, Napier Road, Auckland Park | Time: 14h00 | Duration: Approximately 3 hours | Cost: Members: R100.00, Non-Members R150, including tea and scones! | Maximum No: 35 | Bookings can only be made through the foundation on 011 482 3349 every weekday morning, or at mail@joburgheritage.co.za


Movies In The Park – Guests can enjoy a themed picnic along with activities for you and the kids to enjoy, a Food Market, a big screen which will be showing four movies throughout the day, and a bar if you need something to quench your thirst. All you need to take to the event is yourself, a blanket, and a picnic basket, or just buy some treats from the vendors, then sit back, relax and enjoy! Or, if you wish to order a picnic basket for this movie day out.| 10:00 to 22:00. Movie times are as follows: 12:00 – Park Open, 14:00 – Movie 1 – Shrek, 15:30 – Movie 2 – 10 Things I hate about you, 17:00 – Music Slot 1 – Sutherland, 18:00 – Movie 3 – Dirty Dancing, 20:00 – Movie 4 – Casablanca, 22:00 – Park Closes| Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Riversands, Midrand, Johannesburg.| Tickets cost R100 per adult, R45 for teens, and R25 for children under the age of 12. You can get your tickets at Quicket.co.za.

Movies in the park

Movie Night Under The Moon – Movie Night under the Moon is pleased to present a unique social scenery for friends, families and couples that enables them to socialize and watch a proudly South African movie in a tantalizing and relaxing atmosphere. Now take time & imagine yourself with a group of friends, family or even with that special someone together picnicking and enjoying some good music with enticing food and drinks awaiting an experience of watching a movie on a warm summer night, with the mild breeze drifting through the trees and a multitude of people lying down comfortably on the grass, gathered beneath the moon to share the experience of watching a great movie in a wonderful outdoor setting. | Movie Name: TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING ♥ | Tickets are available at Ticketpro online and Ticketpro outlets (Egards stores, CNA & Jet Cellular) | Ticket Prices: Standard Ticket R 100.00, Couple Ticket R 170.00, Group Ticket (Group of 5) R 350.00 | NB: You also have an option of doing an EFT payment. Contact Tumi on 076 645 4041 or Email events@investong.co.za | Your ticket Includes: • Entrance • Popcorn combo • Photo Booth pictures – These pictures will be automatically added to MNUTN’s social media pages…. So bring your crazy with. • And an awesome goodie on the Red Carpet (Entrance)….. Shhhhhh it’s a surprise.

Movie Night

Kidz Rock The Hits at The Barnyard Rivonia – Get ready to party as Kidz Rock The Hits of 2015! This youthful, energetic show pays tribute to the billboard number one hit songs of 2015 such as One Direction with Perfect and Drag Me Down, Justin Bieber with What Do You Mean? and Sorry, Selena Gomez with Same Old Love and Demi Lovato with Cool for the Summer. They also pay tribute to new hit songs from icons such as Adele with Hello and Taylor Swift with a multitude of hits including Bad Blood, Blank Space and Shake It Off. Pop groups like Maroon 5 hit the number one spot with Sugar, whilst Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars released the best-selling song of 2015, Uptown Funk. Also on the playlist are songs by Meghan Trainor, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ed Sheeran and many more. Experience the Kidz Rock band, singers and dancers in full flight as they rock the house with all the greatest number one hit songs of 2015! Hey Kids, Lets Rock!

Kids Rock

Lets Swing It – Take the family and picnic blankets; Carfax in Newtown will be transformed into a picnic setting, complete with astro-turf, picnic baskets (pre-booked), gourmet street and market food, arts and crafts, and a secure children’s play area to keep little ones busy. Awesome prizes are on offer for the best dressed male and female – the theme is 1920s Swing and 1950s Rockabilly. | Doors open at 11h00 – stages open at 12h00. | What To Expect: Awesome visuals (Facet Nation), Concert-style stage set-up (main stage), Two stages, Food stalls, Learn how to do the Charleston/Lindy Hop – free lesson by Five6seven8 Dance Studio, Professional photographers, Picnic baskets, Free children’s entertainment by professional child carers, Arts and crafts, Prizes for best dressed, Jugglers, Strict security, Secure parking | Tickets available from Quicket – R 160pp. | Children under 12 enter free. | Tickets will also be available at the door – R 200pp.

Swing it

Sunday 10th April 2016

Zoo Trot – The Zoo trot this week takes on two Zoo Trot events. The first one is in aid of Autism awareness and starts at 07h00

Zoo Trot

The Second Zoo Trot is the normal monthly Zoo Trot at Johannesburg Zoo and this starts at 07h30. You and your family can join other zoo trotters, running to beat your own record, or walk with family and friends at your own pace to reduce stress, build stamina, keep fit or just socialise. The Trot is open to young and old – some parents even push their babies in strollers on the walk. The trot consists of a 5 or 10 km fun run or walk inside the zoo grounds. Direction markers are placed along the route to guide you and zoo staff is present to help you stay on route. The route passes some of the most popular zoo animals such as the lions, elephants, giraffe, monkeys and one of most resilient animals: Phila, the Black Rhino. Registration opens at 07h00, the Trot begins at 07h30 and ends at 10h00. The special reduced entry fee is R 50 each and children under the age of three get in free. For every three consecutive trots completed, you will receive a special Zoo Trot medal, featuring one of the zoo animals. After the walk/run, Zoo trotters can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the zoo’s Cafe Fino or bring picnic baskets and enjoy the rest of the day at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Zoo Trot1

Three Koppies Hike – A three-hour hike of about 10km across all three sections of Melville Koppies. R50 per adult, R20 for children over six only. Bring water and a snack. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Park and meet at Marks Parks Sports club in Judith Road, Emmarentia. Enquiries 011 482 4797


Moscow Ballet – Don’t miss the Royal Moscow Ballet at the State Theatre, for one performance only, on Sunday 10 April 2016. Since its inception in 2012, the company, which consists of graduates of the best Russian choreography schools, has toured the globe, having performed in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Austria, Sweden, the USA, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Finland, India, Switzerland, China, Israel, Japan, Mexico and now South Africa. | Tickets from R 200 to R 300 | Book at Computicket. | Sunday 10 April 2016, at 15h00.

mascow ballet

There is so much on its difficult to decide where to go and what to do, but we will see you out there.



  1. Thanks for the list! Although we can’t always go, it is nice to know what is happening!

    • Karen there are so many awesome things on I wish there was more time on the weekends so we could get to everything as well!

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