From celebrated violinist Tshepo Mngoma's KZN performances to the 'Voëlvry — Die Toer' screening - here's our weekly round-up of hot-ticket events.
- Zebra and Giraffe’s performance at the Africa Voices Trust annual gala will include new material from their latest album, Knuckles. The Africa Voices Trust is a non-profit organisation created to support the development of young African musicians and singers across all styles and genres. WHEN September 8 WHERE Fugard Theatre INFO All proceeds go to the Africa Voices Trust. Tickets cost between R100 and R140; call 021 461 4554 or visit computicket.com
- As part of the Worldwide Reading for Edward Snowden initiated by the International Literature Festival Berlin, a Cape Town reading will be held at the AVA Gallery. Over 200 authors have expressed their support and participation in this global day of readings, which will be unfolding in cities across the world, from Paris to Reykjavik. The readings are being hosted in support of ‘liberty and recognition’ for Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked classified information from America’s National Security Agency (NSA) in order to reveal the extent of global surveillance programmes’ infringements on the privacy of individual citizens. Snowden, whose US passport has been revoked, is currently living in Russia and seeking asylum in the European Union. Readers across the world will be reading the same text supplied by the International Literature Festival Berlin – a selection excerpts from interviews with Snowden, his manifesto and related comments. WHEN September 8. The reading is scheduled for 6pm WHERE AVA Gallery on Church Street INFO There will also be a reading at Kalk Bay Books the same night. Many cities will be hosting several readings as well. See worldwide-reading.com (click ‘en’ for the English version).
- Celebrated violinist Tshepo Mngoma travels to KwaZulu-Natal as part of the Concerts SA programme to perform at the KZNSA Gallery and a primary school in Cato Ridge with his band, which includes Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums), Wandile Molefe (keyboard) and Sakhile Nkosi (bass). WHEN September 5 at 6pm WHERE KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood INFO Tickets cost R60; call 031?201?9969 to book. • On September 7 Mngoma performs at the Blue Ice Lifestyle (Thuthuka) in Cato Ridge. Doors open at 2pm and entrance is R20. For bookings, call 031 711 1524
- Analogue Nites, one of Johannesburg’s finest old school meets new school live music party’s returns after a two year break. The lineup includes performances by Reason, Khuli Chana, Magesh, Muzart and MiCasa, with DJ Black Coffee, DJ Kenzhero and DJ 1D on the decks. WHEN September 4 at 8PM WHERE Moyo, Melrose Arch INFO Tickets for the event are available via Webtickets and cost R220 for pre-sold tickets and R250 at the door.
- The inaugural I Heart Joburg Festival features world-class entertainment including Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Panic! At the Disco, T-Pain, The Arrows, iFani, Kwesta and more. WHEN September 6, from 11am to 11pm WHERE Ellis Park Stadium INFO Tickets cost between R520 and R1 185 at computicket.com. Park-and-ride facilities are available
- Doing Hair: Art and Hair in Africa is an exhibition that celebrates creativity, individuality and innovation in hairstyling and art in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent. The political, social, cultural and economic implications of hair and hairdressing are explored in the exhibition. It also looks at how hair communicates information about age, religious affiliation, social status, political ideology and aspirations. Objects used to protect, style and adorn hair, historical and contemporary artworks, barbershop posters, films and installations from public and private collections are included. WHEN Until November 2 WHERE Wits Art Museum INFO Call 011 717 1365 or email [email protected]
- The third annual Dance Day South Africa, which is part of the 2014 Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival programme, invites dancers and lovers of dance to express themselves creatively through movement. WHEN September 6 from noon until 5pm WHERE Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown INFO Tickets cost R30
- This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Shifty Records music label. To mark its record of musical activism in the struggle for democracy, the documentary Voëlvry — Die Toer will be screened, followed by a discussion moderated by Oppikoppi supremo Carel Hoffmann on the Voëlvry legacy and what compelled these artists to come up with the right idea at the right time. WHEN September 10 at 7pm WHERE Alliance Française, 17 Lower Park Drive, Parkview INFO Visit shifty.co.za