Something for everyone this May

Jolling in Joburg

By now, most of Joburg is familiar with the ever-popular Joburg Day hosted by Huawei and 94.7 … well, May is bringing with it another Joburg Day and we absolutely cannot wait. Not only is it a great excuse to revel in the sun, it’s also a great way to enjoy the beauty of the The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia while dancing to some of the best beats in South Africa. With artists like Mafikizolo, Black Motion, Lady Zamar, Samthing Soweto & Sun EL, Matthew Mole, Desmond and the Tutus, TIMO ODV, GoodLuck, Mi Casa, it’s sure to be a fantastic day out for the entire family. Tickets R350. May 5. Johannesburg Botanical Garden Emmarentia. Details: www.ticketpros.co.za

Keeping the kids entertained…

Whether you need a greeting card in a rush, a little help with your scrapbooking project or a way to keep kids amused during weekends or school holidays, then the Canon Creative Park is the perfect place to investigate. We’ve found the website offers solutions to numerous problems that can all be solved in a few minutes of searching the site, and making use of your printer. If you’ve got time on your side and a birthday or event coming up where the standard form of social etiquette is to take a card, then instead of just buying a card on your way home from work and filling it with scrawl why not print out a pop-up or craft card and present the lucky person with something a little more interesting. If you have kids, another idea is to give them something more creative to burn off their bounding energy, instead of simply depositing them in front of the TV or on a couch with some electronic gizmos. All kids love balloon animals, but they inevitably result in tears when they either pop or deflate. Instead of inflicting this torture on the family, why not print out one of Creative Park’s 3D paper animals or other designs and help them assemble a new kind of toy that will last much longer than any balloon creature. The Canon Creative Park is an array of creative outlets for you to take full advantage of, with a feature available for anything that needs doing. We loved it and we hope you will too. Details: www.canon.com

Get ready for rum

Gin is out, rum is in. The Pan African Rum Festival will be showcasing a selection of some of South Africa’s finest rum alongside exotic rums from Madagascar, Mauritius and the Reunion Islands … a great way to increase your rum knowledge (because let’s face it … rum is the next, big craze). Joburg’s best rum eateries and street food vendors will also be serving a selection of gourmet food goodies and a line-up of great DJs will keep the vibe ‘lekker’ all day long. Tickets from R120. May, 6. 73 Juta St, Johannesburg. Details: www.quicket.co.za