What’s On: Open-air markets, live performances and much more


June 5

Get ready for loads of fun going back to the music of the ‘80s with live entertainment at the Edenvale Night Market on June 5 at the German Club, 8 Plantation Road from 5pm to 10pm. Entrance is R30 for adults and R20 for children. Details: 011 609 2225.

Why not get your family together and visit the Farmer’s Market at Grants Dairy on June 5 from 9am to 3pm? Come and support small business while you forget about the city’s hustle and bustle for a while. With more than 40 stalls there sure is something for everyone whether you are looking for handcrafted goods or something yummy to eat. Let the children enjoy pony rides and play their hearts out on the jumping castles while you relax. Details: 083 777 7224.

June 6

Don’t miss out on a trip to Uncle Tim’s Centre and visit the Country Fair/Boot Sale/Food Court on June 6 from 9am to 3pm. This market has a little bit of everything, including bric-and-brac, arts and crafts, a whole section specifically for second-hand household items like crockery, cutlery, tools, second-hand clothing and shoes, toys and much much more. They also support charities and NPOs like Germiston SPCA, Paws for People, Purple Paws and many more sell items to collect money for their respective charities. Covid-19 protocols apply. Details: 010 590 8003.

Make your way to the Village Fayre at Molly’s Speakeasy, 14/967 Ewelme Road, Henley on Klip, with exciting stalls for every taste and palate on June 6 from 9am to 3pm. The Village Fayre offers you a mouthwatering and amazing variety of artisanal quality goods, as well as the best pizzas made in artisanal wood, fired clay oven in a quaint garden setting. Live entertainment by the popular jazz duo, Rythmic Suite at Swing Chill Lounge. Easy online stand applications and no need to scrounge around for change because it is available at the market free of charge. Wheelchair, child and pet-friendly setting. And as a bonus, you can pop into the Henley Museum on site. Details: 083 514 5363 or villagefai[email protected] or www.mollys-speakeasy.com/villagefayre

June 10

The musical storyteller from the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal, eMlazi Hlengiwe is driven by love, inner strength, purpose and respect for her craft as well as her audience. Hlengiwe has been privileged enough to add her glitter and spark to some of the best names in the entertainment industry, such as Somizi Mhlongo, Judith Sephuma, Ntokoza Mbambo, Sibongile Khumalo, Jimmy Dludlu, Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa, Mazwai and Zonke Dikane. Her music is filled with sounds to linger for generations. In 2021 she released an album called Untold Stories of Salvation and now she is ready to perform for you live at Barnyard Emperors Palace. Join Hlengiwe Pearl on June 10 at 7am. Get your tickets now at R250 per person. Details: www.barnyard.co.za

June 12

Niche Community Market is a diverse group of creative sellers and food traders. The market is open every Saturday at the Walkerville Showgrounds from 9am to 2pm. Stallholders sell products like honey, jams, handmade natural soaps, plants, fresh produce, aloe creams, cookies and biscuits, biltong, koeksisters, fudge and candy floss, as well as a variety of crafted goods. Fresh food vendors include Asian food, boerewors rolls, vetkoek and Indian food. Pop in at the gin bar, enjoy craft beer and ciders and just chill out. The market is pet-friendly. Details: Facebook page NicheCommunityMarket

Unleash the creative you and book for a stained glass workshop in the tranquil settings of Henley on Klip on June 12. Workshops last for about four hours and you will complete a suncatcher, which is yours to keep. All tools and material, as well as instructions, are provided. Unfortunately not suitable for under 16s. Details: Sue Webber, 071 873 6317 or  [email protected] or visit suewebbersglass.com.

June 13

Make a day trip out of it and pop around to The Antiques & Collectables/Arts & Crafts market on June 13 where you can browse and buy from over a 100 stalls that sell all kinds of antiques and collectables, including (but not limited to) toys, books, war medals, coins, cameras, ornaments and stamps. The arts and crafts sections consist of 80 stalls with vendors selling all manner of handmade items, such as (including but not limited to) vellie shoes, handbags, hats and belts, Boerseep, artworks, iron arts and crafts, wooden items like money boxes, cutting boards, wooden toys, as well as honey, olives, cheeses, baked goodies and plants. Covid-19 protocols apply. Details: 010 590 8003.

June 15

The ever-popular Juanita du Plessis will be performing at Barnyard Emperors Palace on June 15 and 16 at 7pm. She remains an inspiration and her career and achievements throughout the years tell a story of its own. Fans can expect everything from laughter, tears and nostalgia because like always, Juanita will be pouring her heart out on stage. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend an evening with Juanita. Tickets sell at R180 per person. Details: www.barnyard.co.za

June 18

You do not want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and motivated. Bring your business cards, banners and advertising material to maximise your networking opportunities and for lucky draws. Yes, it is time for SOJO’s Business Network Breakfast on June 18 at Thaba Eco Hotel. The theme is Leadership Thinking with two dynamic guest speakers. Tom Monahan is a results-based leadership coach who focuses on business and personal coaching and Jade Stacey Fedder will chat about The Wealth Accelerator Series: The fundamentals behind making money. Registration is open from 7.15am with breakfast from 8am to 10am. Cost is R180 for members and R250 for non-members. Please RSVP by June 15. Details: [email protected] or [email protected]

June 19

Come celebrate dad this Father’s Day weekend on June 19 and 20 at Bedford Centre which will be hosting an exciting old vs new motor show. A wide variety of cars will be on display including, classic, muscle, electric and sporty vehicles. An action-packed weekend filled with fun and activities for the whole family including live music and carnival rides! Entrance is free from 9am to 3pm. Make your way through your favourite brands from the entrance 1 parking lot. Save the date as this is an event you don’t want to miss! Details: www.bedfordcentre.com

June 27

The Simply Fresh Organic Market is the place to be on the last Sunday of every month at Mall of the South. Visit them on June 27 for all your favourites. Organic farmy goodness and the Cyrus Farm Deli, gut-friendly artisan breads, onion marmalades and pestos … all you need for a Sunday picnic. Handcrafted and unique gifts by local entrepreneurs, natural plant and body products, essential oils, gemstones and so much more. See you at Mall of the South, entrance 9 upper level (old Doppio next to Rocomamas) from 9am to 3pm. Details: [email protected]