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4 hot events to look out for this January!

2017-01-15 11:27
Michael Jackson HIStory Show  and The Fresha Festi

Johannesburg - In Jozi you can treat yourself to the International Mozart Festival and in Cape Town you can go watch the Michael Jackson HIStory Show. See the full list of the hottest events this January here:


1) Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

WHERE: Various venues in Joburg

WHEN: 27 January to 5 February

COST: R100 to R295 at

A week of amazing classical concerts and cultural events. This year’s festival pays tribute to folkloric influences in classical music, and will showcase a variety of composers and styles. With repertoires, new music, improvisation, film, dance, theatre and contemporary South African art, there is something for everyone to dive into. (For a full schedule of events, go to

2) Gajiga Run #3

WHERE: The Big Red Barn, Olifantsfontein

WHEN: Saturday, 08:00

COST: R100 to R300 at

An outrageous, awesome, fresh, fun-filled 5km fun run with seven massive inflatable obstacles on the route.For kids, families, mothers-in-law, the young at heart and social weekend runners. No water, no mud, no superhuman strength, no time restrictions, no colour powder. Just pure fun.

Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

(Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. Image: Supplied)


3) The Fresha Festival Durban

WHERE: North Beach, Durban

WHEN: 20 January, 17:00 to 22 January, 17:00

COST: Free event

A brand-new, free, fun, open-air family theatre festival. The festival starts in the late afternoon on Friday with a promenade procession and performance showcase to provide an overview of the weekend ahead. Saturday and Sunday will offer a full afternoon of diverse, family-friendly, free short shows, and each day will culminate in a Sundowner Showcase under the especially erected beach Bedouin tent on the Bay of Plenty Lawns at 17:00. (For more information go to

(The Fresha Festival Durban. Image: Supplied)


4) Michael Jackson HIStory Show

WHERE: Artscape Theatre Centre

WHEN: 19 - 29 January, shows at 15:00 and 20:00

R190 to R390 at

A musical tribute and live concert experience that journeys through Michael Jackson’s vast and incredible catalogue of work, including his beginnings as a member of The Jackson 5, his ground-breaking theatrics in the 80s and his evolution onward into the 21st century. This show features all of MJ’s greatest hits performed live by multitalented impersonator Dantanio and other cast members.

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