Sip on concept cocktails and listen to live bands at Backyard Pop-up.

It’s the first Friday of the month and we couldn’t be more delighted because the Backyard pop-up bar is back.

The award winning collaboration between Molecular Bars, Prep’ed by Sasha, and Mikasa Creative bring you Backyard Pop-up – a platform to showcase what they do best.

No need to worry about the winter chill because there will bonfires and heaters to keep you toasty, two live bands to keep you entertained, concept cocktails to keep you wanting more, good food to keep you from going hungry, and delicious coffee to keep you awake.

Live music by Match and Nicole Kelly.

When: Friday 5th June @ 18h30 – 23h00
Where: Unit 8,16 High Road, Illovo
How much: R10 entrance
Website: https://www.facebook.com/backyardpopup

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Enrich body and mind with Yoga @ Johannesburg Art Gallery.

Yoga Works has brought Jozi an exciting opportunity, the chance to fuse both culture and exercise by participating in yoga at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

The class will consist of 75 minutes of Vinyasa flow yoga, suitable for beginners and experienced yoga goers alike. After the class there is an optional guided tour of the gallery to soak in the appreciation of art with an unburdened mind.

The Gallery, known for its extensive art collection, is currently exhibiting Happy Dhlame’s “Construct to Deconstruct” which seeks to unpack Johannesburg’s urban landscape, through a host of various media, paintings and installations.

When: Saturday 6th June @ 09h00- 10h30
Where: Johannesburg Art Gallery, Cnr. Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park
How much: R100 – R130
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/626973860773618/

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Uplift the soul and relax with a Sunday jazz lunch at the Winehouse.

Join celebrated Chef, Johannes De Bruijn, as he provides exquisite culinary delights to the groove of some of South Africa’s best jazz music.

Patrons can expect a three-course meal prepared sourced largely from the Winehouse’s very own organic garden. Set in one of Johannesburg’s most elegant venues, the Winehouse promises to be the perfect setting for a Sunday lunch. With classical jazz music provided by the Radium Jazz Trio, there is no groovier way to spend a Sunday.

When: Sunday 7th June @ 12h00 – 15h00
Where: The Winehouse, 10 Bompas Road, Dunkeld
How much: R385
Website: http://tenbompas-restaurant.co.za/dt_portfolio/jazz-at-ten-bompas/

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Delicious International Food & Music Festival promises to be the not-to-be-missed event of the year.

It is South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza and it is returning to Joburg this weekend! Expect mouth-watering finds in food, street-chefs, and delectable trends as well as a music line-up of world-class entertainment and local acts.

The line up includes:Chaka Khan, Louie Vega and Drizabone, Vusi Mahlasela, Muzart, The Muffinz, Unathi Msengana.

When: Saturday 6th June @ 11h00 – late
Where: Waterfall Polo Estate, Midrand
How much: R450 – R900
Website: http://deliciousfestival.com

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Explore the much-anticipated Deborah Bell exhibition – Dreams of Immortality.

Deborah Bell is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed artists and her exhibition Dreams of Immortality is probably one of the most important of Deborah’s works to be shown.

The series ranges from small delicately finished bronzes and monumental towering sculptures to works on paper, oil paintings, and prints from her recent series of works printed at the David Krut Studios.

The recognisable symbols and figures, which have appeared in her earlier works, are present again in this body of works. With vast canvases and sheets of Chinese paper heavily worked with layers of paint and altered into objects of beauty; a guardian like-dog stands in boat moving across the water, a rider suspended above a horse.

When: Open until 27th June
Where: Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank
How much: Free entrance
Website: http://www.everard-read.co.za/?m=2&idkey=928

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