First Thursdays Johannesburg


First Thursdays Johannesburg is a free cultural experience where art galleries and other cultural attractions in Braamfontein, Maboneng and Rosebank stay open late on the first Thursday of every month. More than just a transplant of the successful Cape Town edition of First Thursdays, we're excited to see this edition take on its own form - inspired by the complex and culturally rich city that is Johannesburg.

The night is as much about experiencing art and culture as it is about exploring the city on foot. We suggest browsing the highlights right here and choosing a few exhibitions and attractions that you'd like to see, but be open to letting the night take its own course. Print maps are available at most listed venues. 


5 October 2017. 5pm to 9pm (and later).

October Programme

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wits Art Museum

"Warhol Unscreened"
Cnr Bertha and Jorissen


ABSA Experience

Art and Life
Shop G16
The Zone @ Rosebank


David Krut Projects

Quinten Edward Williams solo
142A Jan Smuts Ave


70 Juta Pop-up

Richard Ketley "Night Landings"
70 Juta St