SA Insider: It's a vibe in Jozi this weekend

Jozi festivities are popping yet again with the hottest gigs and activities.

SMAC Gallery is pleased to present 'Der Abschied', a solo exhibition of new charcoal drawings and paintings by one of South Africa's pre-eminent painters, Johann Louw. Or try some Pop Up Yoga at The Fairway Hotel.

Where will you find your escape this weekend? 

Friday, 12 January

SEE: After launching his debut album - Two Sides, One Mirror - at The Orbit in June 2017, tenor saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane has returned home from New York, where he is currently based, to present his songbook once again at The Orbit Jazz Club

DO: Holiday amp in Morningside. Activities include games, language classes, drama, IT/coding, arts and crafts, sports and school revision. R350 per day, groups and families discounts available.

TASTE: Make you way to CNR Café & Bistro for a wide menu of cafe´ dishes with a twist.

EXPLORE: Pines Resort is a family Resort offering numerous waterslides, swimming pools, a splashpad, kiddies playground, jumping castle, picnic and braai areas. 

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Saturday, 13 January

SEE:  SMAC Gallery is pleased to present 'Der Abschied', a solo exhibition of new charcoal drawings and paintings by one of South Africa's pre-eminent painters, Johann Louw.

DO:  Pop Up Yoga At The Fairway Hotel for R100. Be mindful and take care of your body and soul. Join their journey as yoga takes us into the present moment. Be pampered afterwards at The Fairway Spa or savour delicious cuisine at Balata Restaurant.

TASTE: Jozi's sunny hotspot food market is where you can experience local gourmet talent to rival any open European market. 

EXPLORE: Holidays might have come and gone but the sounds of the ocean still linger. This Saturday, those sounds will be reignited at The Sands Sandton as it hosts 'The Absolut Pool Party' with some of SA's best talents. Show off those tans with cool music, delicious cocktails and great friends.

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Sunday, 14 January 

SEE: After a month long break, Bread & Roses is happy to announce that the Open Mic sessions are back and are here to stay. R20 gets you in.

DO: The 2018 Dis-Chem Pharmacies Half-Marathon is taking place on this Sunday and will celebrate the 17th anniversary of this premier half marathon in Gauteng. It once again takes place at the Bedfordview Virgin Active Club, heralding the start of the New Year’s running activities.

TASTE: Yamato offers a wide selection of dishes will keep the less adventurous as well as the Japanese connoisseur content.

EXPLORE: An Exhibition of Various Unique Works. A Piece of Work is a group exhibition of variations of the monotype process and other unique works on paper contributed by a selection of invited artists, collaborations with the David Krut Workshop (DKW) and DKW team members themselves.