Don't Miss This: July 3 - 9
- Artist Nicola Taylor grapples with the idea of separation between the natural and the human in her latest body of work titled Come Together – Fall Apart. Taylor, who works out of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in Fordsburg, is known for her “seductive paintings and prints” and this time around she exhibits three-dimensional works made of layered glass. According to Taylor, her work “marvels at how everything we know is made up of the very same elements.
I am making art to understand my own place.” WHEN until July 25.
WHERE Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank. TIME Gallery hours are Mondays to Fridays 9am-6pm; Saturdays 9am-1pm. INFO Call 011?788?4805 or email [email protected]
- The So-Called Emerging Black Artist is a group exhibition by Professor Pitika Ntuli, Mbongeni Buthelezi and Vusi Mfupi that is a critique of the aesthetic standards used in categorising artists based on race and class. Ntuli’s work features the use of recycled material he transforms into sculptures. Mbongeni uses plastic sheets to construct paintings and Mfupi’s claim to fame is his collages that zoom in on his community. WHEN July 9-31. WHERE The Old Fort Mess Hall, Constitution Hill. INFO Call 011 381 3128
Artwork by Vusi Mfupi
- The second Old Mutual Music in the Gardens show presents Afro-soul singer Simphiwe Dana on stage. She is renowned for blending traditional African music with contemporary soul. The singer and activist has given us hit singles such as Ndiredi and Bantu Biko Street. Her latest album is titled Firebrand. She’ll be joined on stage by singer and dancer Sne Mdlalose. WHEN July?5. WHERE Pretoria National Botanical Garden. TIME 3pm. TICKETS are available before concert day through plankton.mobi at R50 an adult. On the day, tickets will be sold at the door for R100 an adult. Children under the age of 12 enter for free. INFO dogreatthings.co.za
- Palma de Mallorca-born DJ Alberto Ruiz, whose sound is rooted in techno is performing in South Africa. He will share the main stage with Ivan Turanjanin and Emoutikon. Music acts Zuluboy, Ian Skene and David Ireton perform at the Groove bar. WHEN July 3. WHERE Era Night Club. TIME 10pm–4am. TICKETS Available at quicket.co.za Presold tickets are R120 and R150 at the door INFO Call 021 422 0202
- Cape Town electro/hip-hop duo Christian Tiger School (Luc Veermeer and Sebastiano Zanasi) provide entertainment at the National Arts Festival at their gig Friday Night Bass featuring Christian Tiger School. The duo has performed in countries such as Spain and the United States and is known for live shows consisting of “tables sprawled with gear, placing emphasis on being a live electronic outfit and not simply DJs”. The line-up also features music acts Crips and Awehwolf. WHEN July 3–4. WHERE 37 on New nightclub, New Street. COST R60. TICKETS Available from quicket.co.za INFO Call 084??711??8491
- The Fact Durban Rocks July edition promises to be the party of the year with a line-up featuring big names in the entertainment industry, such as Black Coffee, Big Nuz, Mafikizolo, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, KO, DJ Shimza, Zakwe, Kid X and Duncan. The show, which takes place on the weekend of the Durban July horse race, features three dance floors. WHEN July 4. WHERE Moses Mabhida Stadium. TIME 6pm–6am. COST R200–R1?500. TICKETS From factdurbanrocks.nutickets.co.za