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LIFESTYLE 18 SUNDAY JIVE While the Goodman Gallery, the Black Coffee and Love Jozi fashion labels, the David Krut specialist bookstore and Africa’s first design museum are treats for any day of the week, the precinct really comes into its own on Sundays, when it hosts Market on Main. The bustling, four-block grid is turned into a cosmopolitan hive of activity teeming with stalls, offering everything from Ethiopian honeyed wine to Maasai beaded necklaces and food stands offering plates of Argentinian asado, Israeli shakshuka or shisa nyama – to sample amid the olive and lemon trees in the picturesque courtyard. An excellent spot to begin your afternoon’s adventures is at the local hitchhiker’s, where many tourists of every description congregate. You can follow this up with sundowners as you settle into the inviting hammocks at The Living Room rooftop bar, or sip premium Russian brew at the Soviet-themed Lenin’s Vodka Bar. A must-visit for any lover of film, Jozi’s only independent cinema, The Bioscope, screens local, classic and art-house movies and documentaries, while developing a filmmaking community through talks, seminars and live performances. Housed in the restored textile factory, Main Street Life, the boutique venue takes a scalpel to traditional movie THIS PAGE AND OPPOSITE: A great selection of dining and entertainment establishments ensure visitors have a variety to choose from, with something new to experience with each new visit. nights, pairing noodles with classic kung fu flicks and developing filmbased drinking games for what is truly a unique night on the town. Refreshingly franchise-free, the precinct has nevertheless lured a multinational brand in Adidas back into the CBD: the sportswear giant’s events space, Area3, regularly showcases artistic, sporting and musical talent. The inner city hasn’t been immune to the craft beer revolution that has seen breweries mushroom all over the country. The awardwinning Smack! Republic’s three tipples are inspired by its eclectic surroundings and are recommended to take the edge off the punishing midday sun. If you enjoy a mainstream brew, the SAB World of Beer in Newtown showcases the beverage that saw the birth of one of SA’s most successful companies, using 3D movies and floating holograms, along with tastings of Charles Glass’ finest. The craft movement, however, founded as it is on innovation and the insatiable consumer desire for authenticity, has moved beyond ales and spirits – you can savour the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans from all over the world at a number of cafes and hole-in-the-wall espresso bars in the CBD. >


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