Artistic happenings across SA

Thandiswa Mazwai. (Gallo Images)

Thandiswa Mazwai. (Gallo Images)

Genesis All Black, Carfax, 39 Gwigwi Mrwebi Street, Jo’burg, March 26, 4pm until late.  This urban and bass party, will feature over 10 hip-hop, house and EDM acts on stage. The line-up includes Khuli Chana, DJ Milkshake, Euphonik, Jullian Gomes, PH, DJ Speedsta, Matte BLVCK, Roy Stiliano and many more. The dress code is strictly all black. Tickets R150 from

Thandiswa Mazwai birthday gig Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Johannesburg, 30 March 2016 Thandiswa and special guest celebrate King Tha’s birthday. Tickets R200 at the door or via Quicket.

ToyToy Club Nights featuring Trancemicsoul And Club 39a GwiGwi Mrwebi Street Newtown Johannesburg, 25 March, 9pm. Taking cues from jazz, downtempo, hip-hop, kwaito, broken beats, lounge and electronic sounds, Trancemicsoul blends them effortlessly behind the decks. Supporting acts include Grant VR, Fabio and Craig Placid. Tickets are R50 at Nutickets and R70 at the door.

Fine art
Roger Ballen The House Project GalleryMOMO Cape Town 170 Buitengracht St, Cape Town Ballen’s Exhibition runs until 28 April 2016.

Abrie Fourie’s Oblique: The so-called fruits of life Fried Contemporary, 1146 Justice Mahomed St, Pretoria, 0181. From 31 March until 30 April. Oblique: The so-called fruits of life, consists of a series of mounted and framed photographs, many editioned for the first time.

20 Years Later: A Fresh Look at the Bill of Rights African Art Centre, 94 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. Until April 2. 20 years later: A fresh look at the Bill of Rights is a group exhibition to commemorate Human Rights Month curated by Carol Brown.

Glenn Ligon Untitled (Bruise/ Blues)  Stevenson Gallery, 62 Juta St, Johannesburg. 17 March to 15 April. Untitled (Bruise/Blues) is a neon installation by Glenn Ligon that references the Harlem Six through Steve Reich’s Come Out.

Jane Alexander Photomontages 1981 - 1995 Stevenson Gallery, 62 Juta St, Johannesburg. 17 March to 15 April. Black-and-white photomontages made between 1981 and 1995 reference and include imagery from the 1980s states of emergency and photographs taken by the artist in East Berlin in 1982, often with the insertion of the artist’s mute human and animal-hybrid sculptures.

This Is Not An Art Exhibition Soma Art + Space, 300 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg. Until April 3 Participating artists include Luzuko Dayile, Fortune Dlamini, Paola Ferretti, Sanele Jali, Lebohang Motaung, Bukhosi Nyathi, Minekulu Ngoyi, Teboho Ralesai, Usha Seejarim, Senzo Shabangu, Sidogi Shumani, Sizwe Sibisi and Lindokuhle Zwane.

Soweto Comedy Festival, Soweto Theatre, March 25 & 26, 8pm. The 9th edition of the Soweto Comedy Festival will feature comedians from Durban. The line-up includes Simphiwe Shembe, Justice Kubheka, Amawele AseChesterville, Thenjiwe Moseley and more. The festival is hosted by comedians Kedibone Mulaudzi and Jay Boogie. Tickets cost R120 from Soweto Theatre, Pick n Pay and 

 The Power Struggler, Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, March 29 – April, 8pm. Comedian Nik Rabinowitz comes with a live comedy concept production that will unpack the history of power over the years. Rabinowitz will touch on topics such as the Big Bang and the Laws of Physics. Tickets cost R135 – R195.

Paleho, Artscape, D.F. Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, March 29 & 30, 7:30 & 3pm. Paleho is a musical that is inspired by the history and heritage of the Basotho nation.  The story based on the life of a young girl who is on a quest for self-identity and she finds herself caught between religion and tradition. Tickets cost R40 from Computicket. 

Sophiatown, The Market Theatre, Jo’burg, until April 17. The Market Theatre is staging the classic musical Sophiatown to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The play was directed by Malcolm Purkey and zooms in on the voice and music of 1950s Sophiatown. The cast includes Arthur Zitha, Barileng Malebye, Christine van Hees and many more. Tickets cost R65 - R200.

Manon Lescaut, Cinema Nouveau theatres, March 26 until April 7.  The Met: Live in HD season returns with opera composer Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, a love story that stars soprano Kristine Opolais in the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress. She performs opposite tenor Roberto Alagna. The production was filmed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on March 5.



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