Don’t say there’s nothing to do in Johannesburg (23-31 October 2013)

There’s always plenty to do in Johannesburg, especially if one has money for tickets and transport. This is the Halloween Week/end and horror themes are abundant.

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra is performing on Wednesday 23 October and Thursday 24 October at the Linder Auditorium. Matthew Trusler will be playing Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto No 1. On 30 and 31 October the programme is spooky with Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain which relates to the Russian legend of the Witches Sabbath on St John’s Night (24 June). Piano fans will be thrilled to learn that Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Piano Concerto will be played.

St George’s Anglican Church, Parktown, is hosting Clive Driskell Smith, a UK organist on 24 and 25 October 2013 for an Organ Concert.

The RMB Winex is on from 23-25 October 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

On 26 October 2013 there is a Medieval Faire in Randburg. Swordfighting, beerdrinking, wenchgrabbing … free entry for those dressed to theme. R10 for the rest.

The Good Old Days A La Portuguesa – From Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 October 2013, @thePark at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park is set to take everyone who’s musically curious on a trip down memory lane, along with a whole host of parties planned as part of the four-day A Festa Portuguesa spectacular! This one includes a mini carnival ala Brazil.

On 26 and 27 October at Cinema Nouveau the free Japanese Film Festival will be showing Japanese movies with English sub-titles. Check out the times

South African Horrorfest at The Bioscope, Fox Street, Johannesburg 26-31 October 2013: Rising from the doctor’s slab for its 8th blood curdling year, Africa’s most prestigious Halloween festival is set to deliver another all-encompassing event unlike any other. Expect 27 movie screenings, including feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world. There will be sneak previews of Frankenweenie and The Possession, an audience participation screening of the legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show, along with dress-up prizes and giveaways. For ticket information and line-up, go to

Mystery Ghost Bus Tour Johannesburg, Friday, 26 October and Saturday, 27 October 2013. Go in search of ghosts that haunt the city while listening to ghostly tales and legends. Those brave enough will be granted entrance into one of the city’s dark haunted rooms, a historic cemetery and into other off-the-bus stops. We recommend you get some Dutch courage at one of the pub stops along the way! Leaves from the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown at 19h00, returning at midnight. Tickets are R295 per person from Computicket..

Brightwater Commons is hosting Horrowood on the Spooky Side on 31 October 2013.

The Jozi Book Fair is on the go at MuseuMAfrica on 25 and 26 October 2013.

If you spot me at one or more of these events you win an opportunity to buy me a drink. 🙂


About moirads

Clergy person, theatre and music lover, avid reader, foodie. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).
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One Response to Don’t say there’s nothing to do in Johannesburg (23-31 October 2013)

  1. kristenleighclague says:

    Awesome post, thanks for filling up my diary!

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