What's On: January 15 to 21
From Meleko Mokgosi's new exhibition to cracking jazz collaborations, we round up this week's hot-ticket events.
The 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.
January 19: Out There Session features poetry and jazz presented by Myesha Jenkins, 8pm Tickets are R80.
January 20: Comedy and jazz featuring Kagiso Lediga and friends with the Luyanda Madope Quartet, 8.30pm. Tickets are R120. For information visit theorbit.co.za
Afrikan Freedom Station, 41 Fifth Avenue, Westdene, Johannesburg.
January15: Kgafela oa Magogodi and Marabele featuring Ayanda Zulu and Qalo (on Afrikan music selection). For information, visit Afrikan Freedom Station’s Facebook page.
Straight 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.
January 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
The 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
Hollywood 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
The 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
The 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
Egoli 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
Gallery MOMO, 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North
The House Project explores Roger Ballen’s fascination with the subconscious. Opens on January 21 until February 28. gallerymomo.com
Fried Contemporary Art Gallery, 1146 Justice Mahomed Street, Pretoria
Early Morning 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 Road, Woodstock
Comrades, Meleko Mokgosi’s first exhibition in Southern Africa in over a decade opens on January 21.
Meshac Gaba’s Bank or Economy “plays with the perceptions of value inherent to conventional belief systems of cultural and economic exchange”. stevenson.info