#FOMOFridays

#FOMOFridays

Hey weekend! Human Rights events continue including a dope free concert at Constitutional Hill and a walk through the city to celebrate 25 years of democracy. Other events include rooftop brunches and picnics, live music, gallery exhibitions all in one great city. Follow our stories for updates and more!

Friday, 22 March:

 

*Human Rights Festival 2019*
Poetry, Book & Film Festival at Constitutional Hill
Fri, 22 Mar 5PM-9PM FREE (no registration needed)
(Screening of Dying for Gold & Matwetwe 6PM & 7:30PM)

Safari & Secret Underground Dinners
Ziyi Underground Bar, Gandhi Square
Fri, 22 Mar 7PM-11PM R595

By Way of Illustration
‘How to Make It as an Illustrator in Jozi?’ at J&B Hive, Braam
Fri, 22 Mar 6:30-9:30PM

Skin Deep Exhibition
AGOG Gallery, Maboneng
20 Mar- 30 Apr 12PM-10PM

The Dig
The Artivist, Braamfontein
Fri, 22 Mar 7PM-late

Arti-qulet – Alternative Love
Testament Bar, Braamfontein
Fri, 22 Mar 7PM-3AM

Ubuhle Bendalo – Sketch Battle
Grayscale Gallery, Braamfontein
Fri, 22 Mar 7PM-late

Saturday, 23 March:

 

Living Room Champagne Breakfast
The Living Room, Maboneng
every Sat, 23 Mar 9AM-1PM
More info – email: info@ivingroom.co.za

LoveMeSo Bottemless Bubbly Saturdays
Love Me So, Melville
Sat, 23 Mar 1PM-4PM

*Human Rights Festival 2019*
Makers Local Market at Constitutional Hill
Sat, 23 Mar from 10AM FREE

#StandUp4HumanRights Music Concert
Sat, 23 Mar 5PM-1AM FREE at Constitutional Hill
Registration on webtickets

Radio Bantu presents Bongeziwe Mabandla Live
Roving Bantu Kitchen, Brixton
Sat, 23 Mar 8PM R50/R100/R250 (with dinner)

Make Me Feel
KCB @barkitcheners
Sat, 23 Mar 8PM-3AM (R30 after 10PM)

Sunday, 24 March:

 

*Human Rights Festival 2019*
Annual We, the People Walk from ConHill
Sun, 24 Mar 8AM FREE at Constitution Hill
1km, 5km, 8km Registration on webtickets

Sundays in the Living Room
The Living Room, Maboneng
Sun, 24 Mar 11AM R55 presale/R100 at door

Vegan Social Picnic (Bring & Share)
WILD Community Centre, Edenvale
Sun, 24 Mar 11AM-3PM
email: email karin@akashahealing.co.za

Ponte City Challenge (900 stair run & breakfast)
Ponte Building, Berea
Sun, 24 Mar 7AM-10AM R150

Picnics in the Sky by Curiocity Hostels
Carlton Centre 50th Floor
Sun, 24 Mar 11AM-1:30PM
R300pp includes: picnic basket, picnic blanket, eating utensils, + guide

As always follow @FOMOFridaysJHB on Instagram for live story updates on these events, great venues and more. If any event sparks interest be sure to click through the links to get more info and any ticket info.

Oh… also, trying the same format as I use on the Instagram page here on the blog. It’s more for uniformity and time saving. Let me know in comments if you’re down with the change or prefer the story-telling vibe.

#HappyFridayPeeps

xo,

ALN.

 

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#FOMOFridays

#FOMOFridays

Thank God it’s Fri-i-i-daaaay! Uhh! And thank God it’s sunny again! Goodnesss! So… starting the instagram page really was the best move for this series of the blog. It now has it’s own life and I’m enjoying the heck out of it. The direct interaction with interested peeps is so great and it feels like it has a place and feels so right for me. Thanks for the love and comments on the page. Upwards and onwards!

 

 

There are some new clubs in town!! Sadly they don’t have dark sultry lighting or dance floors, but they certainly have what we all need – food and laughter! Melville Comedy Club opened on 7th Street just over a month ago and just from their line-up I think they will bring a whole lot of fun. 50% off for legit students. How nice? The other club is Glory‘s weekly Ramen Club which is an intimate 3 course meal in a beautiful house setting. Bookings are essential, but I hear it’s so worth it. [Fri, 22 Feb 7pm]

Friday is full of great music events. Depending on what you’re into each one I’ve listed have completely different vibes by great artists. Diamond Thug and Bye Beneco are bringing dream pop, electronica and the visual stage performance they are known for to Snatch32 in Parkhurst tonight.  [Fri, 22 Feb 8pm]

My personal faves, Urban Village will be performing for the first time this year at Breezeblock, Brixton. These guys stays touring and bring such a fresh sound to traditional folk with Zulu sounds and Xhosa electric funk (which I honestly didn’t know was a thing but makes total sense). Not to be missed! [Fri, 22 Feb 7pm]

For a more mellow laid back sitch Artivist in Braamfontein hosts a weekly vinyl session, Mixtape Fridays, with various top DJs on Fridays from 6pm. Great for after work drinks and nibbles. [Fri, 22 Feb 6pm – late]

 

 

Get Saturday morning to a historic start with a walkabout tour at the Standard Bank Gallery in town. Today sees the launch of A Black Aesthetic exhibition which will go on for 2 months and open to all. This exhibition is said to be the largest collection of Black South African Artists since the dawn of our democracy. Amazing really. I’ll defs go see this and give you peak on the FOMOCam instagram stories. [Sat, 23 Feb 11am – 12pm]

If you don’t know the Feel Good Series you best know about it today! The mother of all Feel Goods is going down tomorrow at Victoria Yards. The first UMI Fest sees a line-up curated by fans of the party through votes on Instagram. What I love about this is that it’s not saturated with well-known, mostly male artists and DJs like you tend to see at most of these type of things. Expect to hear experiential sounds from great DJs, kwaito nostalgia from Darkie Fiction, afro-futuristic beats from rising star Muzi and Melo B’s sweet voice over slick lyrics. I’m obvs gonna be there – come say hi! [Sat, 23 Feb 3pm]

Joburg’s first Chinatown on 11 Commissioner Street will host their Chinese New Year in celebration of the Year of the Pig. The streets will be full of lights, displays of colour and huge fireworks from 9pm. 1Fox Junction and surrounding stores and restaurants will be open and sharing in the festivities. [Sat, 22 Feb 4pm – 11pm]

Haven’t found much happening on Sunday… yet! I will upload onto the FOMOFridaysJHB page as the weekend goes, be sure to follow and keep in touch. DM’s are always welcome if you need more info.

If you are not worn out from everything happening this weekend maybe a nice hike up and around Melville Koppies will be up your alley before brunch or lunch on Sunday. Starting from Marks Park Sports club this monthly hike is great for meeting new people and breaking a sweat while taking in the magnificent views and nature. [Sun, 23 Feb 8:0am]

Have a fab, fearless Friday and a bright and sunny weekend.

xo,

ALN.

 

 

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