Johannesburg: Hobby-X

Check out Hobby-X at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, and visit the Popular Mechanics stand! Hobby-X is SA’s largest hobby and craft expo, featuring a variety of products, from mosaic craft supplies and baking to DIY décor and cycling accessories. Take your entire family along for a fun day of inspiration.

For the expo we have teamed up with The Gadget Shop to bring you the latest in science, tech, gadgets, toys and stuff you’ve never seen before.

GET A FREE TICKET! If you haven’t got your hands on the latest issue of Popular Mechanics, get it NOW! All our March issues in Gauteng have a complimentary ticket to the show inside.

SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW AT OUR STAND! We have a special subscription offer exclusive to Hobby-X. A 6-month subscription comes with a R150 voucher from the Gadget Shop. Subscribe or renew for 12 months, and you’ll receive a Star Wars-themed gift worth R250 from The Gadget Shop.

Date: 3 – 6 March
Ticket prices: R70 for adults and R20 for kids ages 6 to 12.

For more information:
Visit the Hobby-X website, here.

Cape Town: Visit an Iziko museum

If the Cape Town Cycle Tour is not quite your speed, then consider checking out some of the exhibitions at the Iziko museums in and around Cape Town. From the history of African dinosaurs, to the top 40 photo entries for the Oceans of Life Photographic competition: Iziko is playing host to a variety of exhibitions to suit most tastes and curiosities.

Dates: Vary

For more information:
Visit the Iziko website, here.

Durban: I Heart Market

Visit the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban for this month’s I Heart Market. Shoppers will find an array of bespoke, craft and handmade items, as well as a wide selection of foods.

Date: 5 March 2016, and every other first Saturday.

For more information:
Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Grahamstown: SciFest

This week Grahamstown hosts SA’s largest science, technology and innovation festival: Scifest Africa. Established in 1996, and supported by the Department of Science and Technology, this year it will will explore the creation, measurement, depiction, experience and (even) end of time under the event theme: “A matter of time”.

In case all of this sounds less than exciting, here are some things you can expect: “Over seven days it features some 600 events: lectures, game drives, a laser show, workshops, sunset shows, robotics competitions, science olympics, school quizzes, interactive exhibitions, the PlayFair, field trips, talkshops and a film festival. Attendance now exceeds 35 000 visitors every year.”

Date: 2-8 March

For more information:
Visit the website, here.

Pretoria: The Boulevard Night Market

Tonight Glenfair Boulevard will host its inaugural night market, featuring food, craft beer and more than 30 stalls. There will also be live music at the market.

Date: 04 March

For more information:
For more information visit the event Facebook page, here.