What To Get Up To This November!

A new month means new events in and around the city! So, for November 2020, here's a few handpicked events you should check out this month. Don't forget to wear your mask and keep that hand sanitiser handy!


Online Fun

rAge Expo 2020

  • Date: Friday, 06 November 2020 to Sunday, 08 November 2020
  • Venue: Online
  • Cost: Tickets are FREE! Register at Howler to gain access.

The annual gaming and tech exhibition, rAge Expo, is back, only this time, things are a little different. For the 18th edition, they’ll be going digital! So, claim your free ticket and enjoy three days jam-packed with epic gaming thrills, computer fun, the latest tech and plenty of geek culture, all in one place, in the comfort of your own home.

Pretoria Fun

Irene Village Market

  • Date: Every first and last Saturday of the month from 08:00 to 13:30
  • Venue: 07 Nelson Road, Irene, Pretoria
  • Cost: R10 per car

If you thoroughly enjoy strolling through markets, savouring their delicious delights and shopping for unique and interesting trinkets, then you definitely don’t want to miss the Irene Village Market. Pay them a visit, enjoy some sunshine and fresh air while you listen to the live music, enjoy local produce and see some lovely South African arts and crafts!

irene village market

The Festive Fijnwyn Food & Wine Festival

  • Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00.
  • Venue: Shokran Wedding & Events Venue, Plot 99, Tierpoort, Pretoria.
  • Cost: Tickets cost R180 per person and can be bought from itickets.co.za. Please note: only 500 tickets available.

If you love food and wine, then be sure to get your tickets to the Festive Fijnwyn Food & Wine Festival! This is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and loved ones and enjoy a great day out delighting your tastebuds. Expect a wide selection of wine and nibbles, along with live entertainment and a lovely atmosphere.

Park Acoustics & Pringles presents Jeremy Loops, The World Of Birds & Friends

  • Date: Sunday, 15 November 2020 from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Venue: Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria.
  • Cost: Tickets cost R250 per person and are available at plankton.mobi

Round off your weekend on a high note with the next installment of Park Acoustics! This edition, they welcome back Jeremy Loops, along with Cape Town friends, The World Of Birds, who are launching their brand-new EP, Before The Sun Comes Up. Also enjoy performances by Jozi bluesman, Jacques Moolman; acoustic wonderboy, Werner Bekker; Pretoria’s party starters, David & Goliath; and SA’s funniest MC, King Nqoba.

The Jo Black Experience

  • Date: Saturday, 28 November 2020 from 16:00 to 22:00
  • Venue: Loftus Park, 416 Kirkness Avenue, Pretoria.
  • Cost: Tickets cost R150 per person and are available at iTickets.co.za.

For an awesome live music experience, be sure not to miss out on Jo Black live! Set on the green lawns of Loftus Park, the Jo Black Experience later this November celebrates the life and music of Jo Black. So, bring your picnic blankets and camping chairs, grab a bite to eat from the food and refreshment stalls on the day, and enjoy the Pretoria sunset with friends and family whilst watching this live session.

jo black

Joburg Fun

Joburg Indian Diwali Festival

  • Date: Saturday, 07 November 2020 from early to 16:00
  • Venue: 27 Boxes, 75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg
  • Cost: Entry is FREE.

Diwali is fast approaching, and to celebrate, join 27 Boxes in Melville and enjoy a day filled with lots of fun activities while experiencing Indian culture. There will be live Indian dancing and music on the decks, a wide variety of Indian cuisine and stalls offering plenty treats and delights, a children’s play area and much more. Also, visitors will have free parking during the festivities.

Open Moonlight Tour at Joburg Zoo

  • Date: Saturday, 07 November 2020 from 17:00 to 20:00 | Friday, 27 November 2020 from 17:00 to 20:00
  • Venue: Joburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview, Johannesburg.
  • Cost: Book your spot by contacting 011 646 2000 (2243) or [email protected].

Ever wondered what the Joburg Zoo is like at night? Well, this is your opportunity! Once the sun sets, a new day starts for all the nocturnal inhabitants of the Joburg Zoo. Join the zoo for a night of exploring the many different enclosures and enjoying a self-packed picnic under the night sky.

The Launch of The Festival of Lights at Joburg Zoo

  • Date: From Sunday, 22 November 2020 from 19:00 to 22:00
  • Venue: Joburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview, Johannesburg.
  • Cost: Tickets cost R150 per person and can be bought via www.joburgtheatre.com.

Joburg Theatre in association with the City of Johannesburg are thrilled to present the second annual Festival of Lights showcasing an enchanting collection of illuminated life-size animal characters along with classical, harmonious entertainment, delicious food and a lovely craft night market at the Joburg Zoo. Open daily except on Mondays, visitors can enjoy a tranquil walk in the zoo on a beautifully lit route under trees decorated in enchanting lights. The Festival of Lights offers patrons entertainment and a night out in the zoo for all ages.

Festival of Lights

Field Market at Ferndale on Republic

  • Date: Saturday, 28 November 2020 from 09:00 to 15:00.
  • Venue: Ferndale on Republic, Republic Road, Ferndale, Randburg. Johannesburg.
  • Cost: Free entry with ample free parking.

For a lovely start to your Saturday, head to Ferndale on Republic in Randburg for the pop-up Field Market! Market-goers will be able to explore and stroll through curated stalls selling local and handmade goodies, indulge in tasty treats from various deli, gourmet food and beverage stalls, and enjoy live music performed throughout the day. Don’t forget to practice social distancing, no mask = no entry to the pop-up market.

field market

One Plan Muddy Puppy at Walkhaven Dog Park

  • Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020 from 07:00
  • Venue: Walkhaven Dog Park, Plot 77, Zwartkop, Muldersdrift
  • Cost: R160 per person for online pre-entry and R200 per person on the day

Why not treat you four-legged bestie to a fun day out at Walkhaven Dog Park? Run, walk, crawl, climb and bark your way through this fun 2.4km muddy obstacle, which is perfect for you and your energetic pooch! Muddy Puppy have selected Boksburg SPCA as their ‘chosen’ charity who’ll receive the proceeds from this event!

muddy dog walk