#FOMOFridays

#FOMOFridays

I hope you lot are READY!! This is a month end like no other in Jozi. There is so much happening, my goodness. Wishing you all the energy if you’re gonna do any of these and any of your own events or parties that I have no idea about. Have fun! Stay safe.

 

Friday, 29 March:

 

 

 

The Doctor and the Soul
Zoolake Bowls
Fri, 29 Mar 6PM-1AM

Screenings: The Bookshop
The Bioscope
Fri-Thur, 29 Mar 6PM R50

Joburg Ballet – Sleeping Beauty
Joburg Theatre
Fri, 29 Mar (until 7 Apr) R200-R475

Mood Parties – Suck My Cl*t 
Testament Bar
Fri, 29 Mar 9PM-3AM 

Groovenheim (GQOM Night)
Tennis Club
Fri, 29 Mar 9PM-late

 

Saturday, 30 March:

 

 

Craig Smith Talkabout – It’s Irrelevant
Kalashnikov Gallery
Sat, 30 Mar 11AM-1PM

James Baldwin Speaks – A message to the youth
Re-Imagined Learning Centre
Sat, 30 Mar 10AM-1PM

The Creative Womxn Hookup – A Fashion Forum
The Living Room
Sat, 30 Mar 10AM-12:30AM R150

The Pantry Market (1 year birthday – Cake Edition)
Keyes Art Mile
Sat, 30 Mar 9AM-2PM

Night of 1000 Drawings
Victoria Yards
Sat, 30 mar 4PM-10PM R100

Feel Good Series #18 ft. Una Rams
Dorkay, 1 Eloff
Sat, 30 Mar 3PM-12AM R100

Same Sex Saturdays JHB
AGOG Gallery Rooftop
Sat, 30 Mar 12PM-11PM

Sorry, not Sorry – Demond and the Tutus Live
The Tennis Club
Sat, 30 Mar 9PM-3AM R70

Boys Are Delicious
Elevate Rooftop, The Reef Hotel
Sat, 30 Mar 4PM-late R50

Cerebral
AND
Sat, 30 Mar 7PM-4AM R100

 

Sunday, 31 March:

 

 

Brownsense Market
African Pot, Midrand
Sun, 31 Mar 11AM-5PM

New Age Kitchen Party
10201 Poka Street, Mzimhlophe – Soweto
Sun, 31 Mar 1PM-12AM R100

Dance Umbrella Africa 2019
The South Africa State Theatre
Sun 31 Mar-7 Apr R50/R80/R100

Corona Sunsets
A Streetbar Named Desire
Sun, 31 Mar 1PM-8PM

Select Sundays – Ady Fleming
The Living Room
Sun, 31 Mar 11AM-7PM R55 online

Rooftop Salsa presents SALSA at SIX
Six Cocktail Bar
Sun, 31 Mar 3:30PM-8PM

 

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.

 

xo,

ALN.

 

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Corona Sunsets Are The Bestest

With two stages, a ridiculously good line-up of local and international acts – Corona Sunsets Music Fest has definitely become a fave! I went to the first one last year and had THE best time. This year may have been even better. First of all the festival was moved from Muldersdrift to Val Bonne Country Estate in Modderfontein which honestly was a win for everyone. Who even knew this place existed, but it was an easy breezy Uber ride away from most places in Jozi. It also helped to have a special Uber drop off and pickup zone into the fest. Parking looked like a total mission. Second of all cashless bars rule, I’m so glad every festival is now adopting this and saving us from crazy queues, paper bills and card machines that are eternally “attempting to connect”.

Even with all this efficiency in place, there almost wasn’t a sunset to speak of thanks to the heavy afternoon rainfall. I spent a good 20+ minutes camped out at a food truck for shelter while stuffing my face with dim sum. Great trade off tbh. But true to Joburg rain, it moved away quickly and the sun came out in all it’s glory. DJ Maphorisa was doing his thing on the Griffin Stage welcoming the sun with his hits. Between him and Jullian Gomes on the Crown Stage, I naturally opted for him in particula. See what I did there. *wink* This man had us doing ALL the voshos! They are only enjoyable when you know you can spring back up. Somehow my knees are still intact right now.

There were plenty of food options that kept peeps going into the night. If you were into spirits there were bars just for that and a bar that just stocked coronas and corona cocktails. I don’t think I cared to find out what those were about, if you had some lemme know. At some point a friend mentioned that they actually liked corona now – mission accomplished for them I guess. I think they incepted me last year already. I’m very much into it.

Shekhinah got us swaying to all our favourites from her into the sunset. After her most people moved over to the other stage which was a fun dose of dance electro. During the sunset the main Griffin stage started spewing out fireworks from the stage with what was said to be a dance performances from the Corona goddesses. I don’t think I missed anything. The fireworks looks really cool though. The highlights of the night came through consecutively starting with Masters At Work who had everyone letting loose, DJ Fresh who played all the old and new house jams accompanied by a drummer who gave his set an exciting performative feel and Euphonik who mixed up electro with house perfectly.

Running up and down between the stages sounds like it would be a bit of a nightmare, but I really enjoyed it. It was even more fun in a skirt. Camelphat played out the last performance on the Crown Stage and whoever was around at that point ended off the night to an amazing and thumping set from French DJ/Producer Kungs. This certainly isn’t the music I listen to on a day to day basis, but it makes for a great party on an large estate.

There were thousands of people who came to enjoy themselves and did exactly that.  Corona outdid themselves with this one and the organisers planned everything to the t. Not even the rain could stop the music. You know what to do next year folks! Also I wonder how many times I used the word corona in this post?! Whew!

 

 

 

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Weekend Mirror Style

God. The instagram “camera” is actually quite shite. Or is it the mirror? Uhh… whatever. Let’s just go with “it adds effect”. I wanted to do this post yesterday, you know… for consistency sake. But my Monday had other plans. Mostly eye-rolling my life away at the office, groceries, a quick 20-minute meal and making silly instastory videos of me singing to Destiny’s Child’s “Sexy Daddy”. But in short… I totes forgot.

So Friday: A razzle at the office. Lord knows a full productive day on Friday isn’t a real thing. I wore black pretty much all week because we were in mourning. Obvs kept it cute and edgy with an #IAmWinnieMandela t-shirt I got at ConHill last Tuesday. Worked around the tee with cropped black pants showing my “beetlejuice” socks for colour, black leather ankle boots and a biker jacket. Apparently the jacket is very Michael Jackson? Maybe more ‘I’m Bad’ than ‘Thriller’? Anywho… it was fun to do a bit of a punk-esque vibe.

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Friday

Saturday was a a full day! After passing out early with the lights on and blinds up while trying to finish ‘Wild Wild Country’ I woke up at 6am to get ready for Mam Winnie’s funeral. I didn’t take a mirror snap but I did a black polo neck, black coat and black brogue styled ankle boots. I think I was thinking more traditional funeral vibes. Really glad I went. What a phenomenal woman. Her send off was historic. And yes… Cape Town International we’re coming for you!

Second part of the day was spent at Corona Sunsets Festival out in Modderfontein. Which sounds like it’s hella far, but it’s just off Marlboro! Threw this lewk together around a vintage tartan skirt I got at ivintageyakho in WorkShopNewtown. The pattern popped around the black and grey. I also have way too many of these Adidas trefoil tees. I initially was gonna go without anything under the skirt, but then figured I could use the skirt as like a shawl situation when it got cold. I hate carrying jackets if I’m not driving. Needless to say I forgot to use that idea and froze my tits off when the temperature suddenly dropped just before midnight. Super fun times, I think I’ll do a post on it tomorrow.

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Saturday (After Tears)

Sunday I kept it a little preppy for brunch with the house-husband. A white tee with a patterned elephant, cropped navy pants and tan woven sandals did the trick. You’d swear I had a full day ahead with the tote bag and everything. I literally came home  straight after and vegged on the couch until kingdom come. I just had no energy for anything. Bummed I missed Nirox Picnic Day. Oh snap! Beychella happened on this day. Zero wigs to speak of. That woman is something else. Praise bey.

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Sunday

Have a fab week. Smile at a stranger.

xo

ALN

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