From "The Family Portrait" dance production to the "Who Are We" anti-xenophobia event, we round up this week's hot-ticket events.
Straight No Chaser, 79 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. January 29: Richard Brokensha (Isochronous and Kidofdoom) launches the single Paradise. Doors open 8pm. Tickets are R50. January 30: Drummer Louis Moholo plays free jazz with saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings. At 8.30pm. Tickets are R100 a set or R150 for both. Visit the Straight No Chaser page on Facebook.
Kitchener’s Carvery Bar, cnr De beer and Juta streets, Johannesburg. January 29: Duels features pairings of electronic music DJs Warren Bokwe and WWK, Robert and Matthew, Offbeat and Dexterity and Brahm and Fontein. Doors open from 7pm to 3am. Visit the Kitchener’s Carvery Bar Facebook page.
Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria. January 31: The first Park Acoustics of the year will feature musicians Matthew Mole, Monark, Josh Kempen, Mind Pool, Maddy Behrens and DJ Michael Lesar. There will be a comedy stage with a line-up that includes Dusty Rich, Loyiso Madinga and Lazola Gola. Gates open at 10am, Tickets cost R150 from parkacoustics.co.za and at the gate.
The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Durban. January?29: The Thuto Motsemme Quintet launches their debut album. Doors open from 8pm. Tickets are R100. Visit the Jazzy Rainbow page on Facebook
The Orbit, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein. January 29: Preview of Joep Pelt’s Soweto Soul. Doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets are R150. January 30: En Fuego plays salseros. Doors open from 8.30pm. Tickets are R120. Visit theorbit.co.za
Breytenbach Theatre, 137 Gerhard Moerdyk Street, Pretoria. January??30: Who Are We, an anti-xenophobia event features among others Andile Yenana, Les Fantastiques Guys, Mbali Kgosidintsi, Oscar Buthelezi and Happy Dhlame. Doors open at 3pm. Tickets are R25. Visitfacebook.com/singobani
And Club, 39a Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Johannesburg. January 30: Canadian electronic innovator Frivolous plays with Les Talk, Richard Marshall, Never Home and Andi Dill. Doors open 9pm. Tickets are R80 at Nutickets and R150 at the door. Visit the And Club Facebook page.
Standard Bank Gallery, cnr Simmonds and Frederick streets, Johannesburg. Minnette Vári presents Of Darkness and of Light. Until March??26. Visit standardbankarts.co.za/gallery
Priest, Shop 1 Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avnue, Johannesburg. Traversing the Occupied Body, cu-rated by Wayne Matthews, features Kendell Geers, Vusi Beauchamp, Tanisha Bhana, Stephan Erasmus, Stephen Rosin, Setlamorago Mashilo, Maaike Bakker, Cleone Cull and others. Until February??6. Visit priest.co.za
Goodman Gallery, 17 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town. The Past Lies Ahead, an exhibition by Sue Williamson opens on February 4. A book, Sue Williamson: Life and Work, will be launched on the day. Until March 2. Visit goodman-gallery.com
KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts, Bulwer Road, Durban. Invisible is the annual members’ exhibition. Until February 14. Visit kznsagallery.co.za
Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani Link and Bolani Rd, Jabulani, Soweto. January 29 – 30: The Family Portrait is a contemporary dance piece that explores miscommunication and how it leads to divisions among people. This piece is choreographed by Douglas Sekete and directed by David Matamela. Tickets cost R80 at the box office or call 0861 670 670. Visitsowetotheatre.com
The Fugard, cnr Caledon and Lower Buitenkant streets, Cape Town. February??2: District Six — Kanala features Bianca le Grange, Carlo Daniels, Edith Plaatjies, Sne Dladla, Andrea Frankson, Natasha Hess and Cleo Raatus — and a live band. Kanala was created and directed by David Kramer. Tickets cost R130 to R220. Visit thefugard.com
POPArt Theatre, 286 Fox Street, Jo’burg. Until January 31: Love & Prozac is a comedy show on the horrors of dating in your 30s. It features one actress, Sonia Esgueira, and 13 characters. The show is directed by Emmy-nominated John Trengove. Tickets cost R100 frompopartcentre.co.za and R120 at the door.
The Bannister Hotel, 9 De Beer Street, Braamfontein, Jo’burg. February??3: The No Jokes Comedy show is back with a line-up that features comedians Skhumba, Dillan Oliphant, Wayne Lindolent and Thabiso Mhlongo. Tickets cost R50. Bookings at 011?403?6888