Art: The burgeoning gallery district in Parkwood is anchored by David Krut Art Resource, which hosts rotating exhibitions by experimental artists including U. K.-born painter and sculptor Boo Ritson, and has a well-curated selection of art books. Stop nearby at design studio Maker to see furniture and ceramics by cutting-edge local product designers such as Dokter & Misses. Gallery 2 recently relocated here from Sandton—look for colorful woodblock prints by Western Cape native Joshua Miles. Across the street is a branch of the country’s premier Goodman Gallery, which represents established regional artists such as Kudzanai Chiurai, an exiled Zimbabwean painter based in Johannesburg. In neighboring Rosebank, striking Circa on Jellicoe, known for contemporary South African art, is surrounded by 400 thirty-foot-tall variegated aluminum “fins” that reference a protective Zulu kraal, or livestock enclosure.
Dinner: Parkhurst’s restaurant row—a bustling stretch of Fourth Avenue—is a rare walkable block of the city, with everything from sushi to rustic Italian fare. The casual, antiques-filled Attic (dinner for two $56) serves an eclectic menu (French guinea fowl risotto; Namibian mussels; Scottish salmon) inspired by the travels of globe-trotting owners Thom Hughes and Martin Jacoby.