Don't Miss This: February 20 - 26
- The third edition of the Cape Town Art Fair runs alongside the Design Indaba, Guild Design Fair and South African National Gallery programme. Guests can look forward to African performance artists curated by guest curator art historian, critic and author RoseLee Goldberg, installations at the Chavonnes Battery Museum in partnership with the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Scheryn Pavilion) and at the V&A Waterfront, curated by Vulindlela Nyoni, a lecturer in fine art at Stellenbosch University, and talks curated by Matthew Blackman, the director of the Association for Visual Arts and editor of ArtThrob.
WHEN February 26 to March 1.
WHERE The Avenue (between the One & Only Hotel and the aquarium at the V&A). A new art route – known as the Art Avenue – extends from the Avenue to the North Wharf, where galleries will be exhibiting, and the Chavonnes Battery Museum in the Waterfront’s Clock Tower precinct. INFO Visit capetownartfair.co.za
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- During Cape Town’s art and design explosion, you can hop on the free art and design week shuttle, run by City Sightseeing Cape Town, and get to the Cape Town Art Fair, Guild and the Zeitz museum hassle-free from February 26 until March 1. INFO Visit guilddesignfair.com/info/
- The second Littlegig concert features the indie-electro one-man band Yoav and the jazz, soul and hip-hop vocalist Zaki Ibrahim. There will be a cameo appearance by South African Music award-winner Inge Beckmann of Lark. Philip Miller and William Kentridge will present an extract from the ciné-opera Paper Music, recently performed and critically fêted at Carnegie Hall in New York City. WHEN February 20 at 8.30pm. WHERE Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street. COST Tickets are R500 and available from webtickets.co.za. INFO To reserve a table of six or more, email email@example.com. Visit littlegig.co.za
- The annual Design Indaba FilmFest is a 10-day event, chock-a-block with South African premieres and special screenings. The curated selection of feature films includes Tim Burton’s Big Eyes and documentaries on creativity and design such as The Newsroom – Off the Record, Regarding Susan Sontag and Dior and I. WHEN February 20 to March 1. WHERE The Labia. INFO Visit designindaba.com/film
- The winner of the 2014 Elle Decoration British Design Award for Best British Pattern, Jessica Zoob, presents Passion and the Still Life, a celebratory collection of works inspired by her life experiences and informed by her joy of painting. Produced on a lavish scale – some pieces are up to two metres high – the decorative collection includes work from Imiso Ceramics, Atang Tshikare, Dokter and Misses and Bronze Age Foundry. WHEN February 24 until April. WHERE Southern Guild’s Cape Town gallery, Unit 1, 10-16 Lewin Street, Woodstock. INFO Visit guilddesignfair.com
Work by Frank van Reenen will be part of the Passion and the Still Life exhibition
- This year’s Dance Umbrella, funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, places a strong focus on celebrating female choreographers, both established and up-and-coming. A featured piece on the festival’s 18-day calendar is titled On Fire. It’s a new work by Argentinean-born and Berlin-based Constanza Macras, dealing with the re-evaluation of heritage and tradition by segregated cultural groups articulating new ways of urban life. Macras works with a mixed cast of South African and Berlin-based performers in collaboration with the Johannesburg-based artist Ayana V Jackson. Other works to look out for include those by Thabiso Pule, Mamela Nyamza, Jay Pather, Sonia Radebe, Kitty Phetla and Nelisiwe Xaba. WHEN February 26 to March 15. WHERE The Dance Factory and Market Theatre in Newtown, Museum of African Design Gallery in Maboneng in downtown Johannesburg, as well as at other venues in and around the city. INFO Visit danceforumsouthafrica.co.za
- One of the films showing at the fourth annual Jozi Film Festival is Prisoner 46764: The Untold Legacy of Andrew Mlangeni, a historic documentary about the life and times of Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, an accused at the Rivonia Trial in October 1963. Directed by Lebogang Rasethaba, the film takes an intimate look at the sacrifices made by those committed to the ideas of justice and equality and features interviews with President Jacob Zuma, former president Kgalema Motlanthe, struggle veterans Denis Goldberg and Ahmed Kathrada, and Rivonia lawyer George Bizos. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. WHEN February 22 at 12.30pm. WHERE Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank. INFO Visit jozifilmfestival.co.za
- February 19 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Fo Guang Shan Nan Hua Temple will be celebrating the Year of the Goat with a Chinese Cultural Festival. It will include different types of Cantonese and Taiwanese food, lantern painting, handcrafts and Buddhism-related displays as well as martial arts performances. WHEN February 22 WHERE Nan Hua Temple, 27 Nan Hua Road, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit. INFO Visit en.nanhuatemple.org
- Experience Ibiza in Durban at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert featuring Cape Town based Goldfish and Crazy White Boy. Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome. Food and soft drinks will be on sale at the venue.WHEN February 28 from 4.30pm. WHERE Durban Botanical Gardens. COST Adults pay R140 pre-sold or R160 on the day and children age eight to 12 pay R60. Under eights enter free. INFO Tickets available from webtickets.co.za