Special events

First Thursdays at Keyes Art Mile, throughout 2020, 16:00-21:00

21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank

Contemporary art, live music, poetry, performance art, pop-up bars and more. Stay at On Escombe and take your time to visit the next first Thursday.


First Thursdays Braamfontein, throughout 2020

7, Reserve Street, Braamfontein (and Wits Art Gallery,

Contemporary art, live music, DJ sets, poetry, performance art, pop-up bars. Stay at On Escombe and take your time to visit the next first Thursday.

Visit: https://first-thursdays.co.za/

First Sundays in Melville

The restaurants, cafes, and bars in this lively Bohemian suburb just five minutes form On Escombe offer specials on the first Sunday of every month.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/firstsundaysmelville/ 

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Regular events close by

The Neighbourgood's Market in Braamfontein (73 Juta Street) on Saturday mornings from 09.00 am to 15.00 is bustling with vibe and energy. Parking is limited, so best to take an Uber there (around 25 ZAR from On Escombe).  https://www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za/

Market on Main and Arts on Main - visit the Maboneng district on Sunday mornings during the Market on Main from 10.00 to 15.00. Once a month, there is a night market on Thursdays.  https://marketonmain.co.za/

Keyes Art Mile - Literally down the road on Jan Smuts Avenue are curated art galleries, design stores and restaurants (21, Keyes Avenue, Rosebank). https://keyesartmile.co.za/

Market Theatre - More than 40 years tradition and countless awards, visit this fascinating stage at 56 Margarret Mcingana Street in Newtown. https://markettheatre.co.za/

Goodman Gallery - Also down the road on Jan Smuts Avenue, this renowned gallery features changing exhibitions. 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood https://www.goodman-gallery.com/

Wits Art Museum - On the Wits University Cultural Precinct in the hip area of Braamfontein. Open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10.00 -16.00. University Corner, Jorissen and Bertha Street. https://www.wits.ac.za/wam/