Sunday Fun days are always the best, I mean who doesn’t love a drink or two, good food, art and music, to celebrate the end of a good week or the start of a good week depending how you look at it. Um, I do! And that’s why I love to head to the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.
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Maboneng is a mix use community where one can live, work and play. It is a collaborative space of culture, business and lifestyle, within the center of Johannesburg CBD. It’s a space that pushes art in the form of street culture, creating a city inspired by creativity. It shows off the true colours that Johannesburg has to offer, urban revival and inner city changes. Yes, the area has been under debate, the term gentrification comes to mind as one walks the streets but one can’t deny the energy it has to offer.
WHAT TO DO:
The Market on Main
The Market on Main is a weekly market that happens every Sunday from 10am – 3pm, with upmarket food, clothing and lifestyle stalls. Live, laugh, love, local, all the goods sold are from local brands, entrepreneurs and chefs promoting South African industry.
Maboneng offers its visitors an inspired space filled with street art and galleries to promote the South African art scene, galleries include, Goethe on Main, David Krut, Hazard, MOAD (Museum of African Design) and SOMA.
“The Bioscope is an independent cinema in Johannesburg where feature film and documentary lovers can enjoy some of South Africa’s best productions in an intimate and innovative space.
The only one of its kind in the city, this Johannesburg cinema is known for screening films and documentaries that don’t usually feature on the mainstream film circuit. While these are often local productions, the Bioscope also shows classic films and documentaries sourced from further afield.As well as increasing the diversity of content on South African movie screens, the Bioscope also hosts concerts, workshops, festivals and interesting dining events that carefully pair movies with food.”
If the market doesn’t do it for you, there are plenty of delicious restaurants to pick from along side various shops filled with local designers, brands and talent that is proudly South African.