From ConHill To Mai Mai; Jozi’s Eatery and Event Scene In Detail
Johannesburg Housing Company: Your Jozi accommodation partner and guide to summer events in the city. Discover what's happening!
The warmer days are here, and Joburgers are ready to hit the streets and paint the town colourful. If you are new in this city or are simply looking for some exciting things to do and where to dine, read on. Johannesburg Housing Company is not just your partner in all things Jozi accommodation, but we also want to be your plug on what to do, where, and when in this city. Let’s take a look at what’s happening this summer season. Remember, you will have to search for some of these events to confirm availability and ticket prices.
Be Out, Loud, And Proud
Are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally looking for where to celebrate Pride and all the beautiful things this community has achieved? AGOG in New Doornfontein is the home of Vogue Nights Jozi (VNJ). Here you can enjoy a range of LGBTQIA+ celebratory events such as what is called a “Ball”. If you aren’t familiar with what a ball is, allow us to explain. A ball is a runway-centric event where contestants get to ‘walk’ and sometimes dance (in the form of vogueing) under numerous categories with experienced judges having to score them each after a walk. The categories include Face; where contestants have to show up with the most gorgeous makeup and facial structure and show it off, Runway; where they have to pull out their best fashion pieces and ‘werk’, Performance; where they have to put on a show for the judges, and many other categories which often get released a few weeks before the show so people prepare. Head to AGOG this silly season to marvel at the beauty that is this colourful community, and you will open a whole new world of LGBTQIA+ events through networking. If you stay in our Newtown, Fordsburg, or Hillbrow buildings, you can commute easily to AGOG using public transport.
Makeup Gurus, You’re Up
Whether it’s a masterclass or a beauty expo, Johannesburg is the home for this and more. From learning about face shapes, tones, undertones, and skincare, you can visit the likes of Johannesburg Masterclass 2023, where you’ll get an exclusive in-person masterclass with a makeup artist and gain tips on how to bolster your makeup or makeup business, plus walk away with a goodie bag. You can also follow the likes of Malakyt, which is a beauty website that has makeup artists that also offer masterclasses galore. Pink Ivy is also another host of makeup workshops at their bar. So, if you are planning on living in and around Jozi, you can head on over to these events and get your Facebeat essentials and lessons with ease.
Joburgers Love Their Food
Even the name ‘Joburgers’ sounds like a deliciously juicy burger, and we bet if you looked around some of Jozi’s restaurants, you may find something along those lines. Whether you are looking for a special long-table dining experience, curated to give you a food and networking memorable experience to cuisines from around the world, and even pairings, Johannesburg is your slice of le good-tasting life. Arts On Main in Jozi CBD has Liqueur On Ice, which is a unique and carefully curated dessert pairing in collaboration with Amarula, Hosted by Ayanda Mkhwanazi, the owner of Sweet Tooth. There is also 57 Lawns, which hosts a themed long table dining experience, Hogshead in Douglasdale which hosts Beer & Cheese tasting (yes, it’s a thing), and the HTA School Of Culinary Art is another host of amazing dining events.
If you are looking for street market food that offer you the true Jozi experience, Kwa Mai Mai is like a daily expo waiting for you to explore. Here you can enjoy local food from vendors that are just as passionate about your palate as you are.
The Beat Of Jozi, Music
Joburgers love their music festivals and events. It is no doubt why the famous AfroPunk festival graced our shores for three years straight, from 2017 to 2019. With the pandemic interrupting this flow, Jozi event organisers have been trying to bring back the love and vibes that come from these music festivals, and dare we say, they have succeeded. Currently, one of the most loved music event venues in Jozi is Untitled Basement. It is an intimate venue, on the basement level, created to house some of your favourite jazz, indie, and pop icons from around the country and the world. Think IAMDDB, Robert Glasper, Muneyi, Max Hoba, and more. Here, you can enjoy good music and great food while vibing with like-minded Jozi music fans. Emperor’s Palace and Bertrand Cafe are also gaining popularity for hosting amazing artists, and the legendary Market Theatre takes theatre and music to a whole new level. So, pop into one of these places and ask for their gig guide. You won’t be disappointed.
Finally, Where To Live If You Love Jozi
So, the Jozi plate is enticing your appetite and you’re wondering where to live. Worry not, JHC has flats to rent in and around the city of gold, so like our event scene, you are spoilt for choice. Take a look at our homes here, and filter your search based on where you want to live if you have an idea on that, or simply browse all our options. We can almost guarantee that you’ll find a place you’ll love living in.
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