Orbit, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
15 and 16: Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere Quintet (featuring pianist Nduduzo
Makhathini and Ayanda Sikade on drums). Tickets cost R150.
19: Out There Session features poetry and jazz presented by Myesha Jenkins, 8pm
Tickets are R80.
20: Comedy and jazz featuring Kagiso Lediga and friends with the Luyanda Madope
Tickets are R120. For
information visit theorbit.co.za
Freedom Station, 41 Fifth Avenue, Westdene, Johannesburg.
Kgafela oa Magogodi and Marabele featuring Ayanda Zulu and Qalo (on Afrikan
music selection). For
information, visit Afrikan Freedom Station’s Facebook page.
No Chaser, 79 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
15 and 16: Four Blokes is a collaborative show between Louis Moholo, Shakabka
Hutchings, Kyle Shepherd and Brydon Bolton at 8.30pm and 10pm. Tickets are R100
per set or R160 for the night.
20: Norwegian jazz musician (trumpet, flugelhorn and bukkehorn) Hildegunn
Øiseth plays as Uhambo with Denmark’s Ida Gormsen (bass), South Africa’s
Camillo Lombard (piano) and Mozambique’s Frank Paco (drums) at 8.30pm and 10pm.
Tickets cost R120 for one set or R150 for the night. For information visit: Straight No Chaser club’s Facebook page
Martian, the Golden Globe-winning film starring Matt Damon, will be screened at
the Labia, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, from January 15 to 21. Other
acclaimed films that will be screened this month are The Big Short, Testament
of Youth, The Gift, Carol and Suffragette. Tickets cost R45. Phone 0214245927 or go to thelabia.co.za
classic films under the stars at the Galileo Open-Air Cinema in Cape Town, until
March 12, from 6pm. This pop-up cinema will travel around the city to venues
such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, the V&A Waterfront, the University
of Cape Town’s rugby lawn and Hillcrest Quarry. Films on the programme include
Pretty Woman, The Notebook, Goldfinger, Searching for Sugar Man and Top Gun.
Tickets cost between R79 and R149 from Webtickets. Visit thegalileo.co.za
17th Annual Animation Show of Shows at the Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Jo’burg,
from January 15 to 20 at 7.30pm showcases a selection of the best in animated
short films from the world’s top animation festivals. Tickets cost between R45
and R120. Go to thebioscope.co.za
Writing Studio conducts screenwriting workshops on January 19, 26 and February 2 and 9 at the Waterfront Theatre School, Port Rd, Cape Town. For information visit the writingstudio.co.za.
I’m In Love With A Guitarist at the Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch, Cape Town, on
January 15 and 16. The show features some of South Africa’s leading guitarists
on stage, including host Jonathan Rubain, Errol Dyers, Allou April and Dave
Ledbetter. Tickets cost between R90 and R120. Go to baxter.co.za
at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Jo’burg, until January 31. As part of its
40th birthday celebrations, the Market Theatre is staging this play to
highlight the role that theatre plays in social commentary. Egoli was written
by 23-year-old Matsemela Manaka and is directed by Phala Ookeditse Phala. The
play addresses capitalism and apartheid by telling the stories of migrant
workers in the city of gold. The cast includes Hamilton Dlamini. Tickets are
available at Computicket and cost R90. Go to markettheatre.co.za
Momo, 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North
House Project explores Roger Ballen’s fascination with the subconscious. Opens
on January 21 until February 28. gallery-momo.com
Contemporary Art Gallery, 1146 Justice Mahomed Street, Pretoria
Observations is Hans Wilschut’s series of iPhone photographs taken daily and
instantly posted online. Opens on January 21 until March 5.
Death and Taxes is an exhibition of
new works by the Dead Bunny Society. Opens on Janaury 21 until February 20. friedcontemporary.com
Goodman Gallery, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry
Road, Woodstock, Cape Town.
A Geometry of Echoes, Gerhard Marx’s exploration of the
visual correlation between the physical landscape and the built environment,
and also features Depths in Feet, a series of 20 “drawings” made entirely from
map fragments. goodman-gallery.com
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition, until March 6. The
exhibition displays authentic artefacts recovered from the famous shipwreck,
including a recreation of an iceberg. Tickets cost between R85 and R135, with
entry free for under-fours. Go to titanicexpo.co.za
Stevenson Cape Town, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry
Meleko Mokgosi’s first exhibition in Southern Africa in over a decade opens on
Meshac Gaba’s Bank
or Economy “plays with the perceptions of value inherent to
conventional belief systems of cultural and economic exchange”. stevenson.info