Monthly Archives: November 2011

[Nothing] To Do in Joburg [Besides] writes on public art in Central Joburg

Laurice Taitz is one of Jozi’s champions, particularly of the inner city.  Here she writes about some of the public artworks among the 50 odd sites around Johannesburg.  Her anecdote about a man coming up to her near Diagonal Street and begging her to take him to America,  speaks volumes.  His assumption that she must be American [...]

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Get into the Christmas spirit ….

Candlelight shopping Parkhurst : The outdoor shopping event Jozi looks forward to every year: Parkhurst 4th Avenue’s Candlelight Shopping. Enjoy 2 evenings of late night dining and Christmas shopping on Thursday November 24 and Thursday December 1  from 5pm to 10pm. Parkview Charity Christmas Market The 2011 Christmas Market at the George Hay Park, Parkview [...]

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Works from Absa’s collection go on show

Opening on Thursday 17th November (along with Robyn Penn at Arts on Main) is Land, Now and Then, an exhibition based on selected artworks from the Absa collection which explores ways in which landscape(s) across South Africa have been historically used, portrayed, read and/or understood.      Where: 161 Absa Towers North, Absa Art Gallery

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Had a great meal at The Leopard, Andrea Burgener’s new restaurant in Parkhurst

Andrea Burgener, who owned and ran Superbonbon in Auckland Park and then Deluxe at 44 Stanley, has opened The Leopard on 4th Ave Parkhurst, so adding to the choice of upmarket pavement restaurants in this eating-out destination.  Her quirky style and superb food make The Leopard a ‘must-visit’. I went there for lunch last week and as always, [...]

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The 5th Season of the New York Met operas live in HD has started at Cinema Nouveau in Johannesburg

The New York Met Opera  live in HD is  back for the 5th season and showing at Cinema Nouveau in the Rosebank Mall (under 10 minutes from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse). Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko and directed by David McVicar started showing on 4 Nov. Although the notification indicates that screenings are for one [...]

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