Don't Miss This: August 21 - 27
- If South African comedy had a cabinet, it would look a bit like the line-up for Nando’s Mass Hysteria stand-up show. With portfolios ranging from minister of YOLO and gratuitous adverts, audiences are in for a night of laughter.
Mass Hysteria includes Tumi Morake, Chester Missing, Nik Rabinowitz, Mpho “Popps” Modikoane, John Vlismas and Marc Lottering. WHEN August 21 to 23.
WHERE Teatro, Montecasino. TIME Friday 8pm; Saturday 3pm and 8pm; Sunday 6pm. COST R195 to R285. TICKETS Online at montecasino.co.za or at Computicket. INFO Visit montecasino.co.za or Facebook.com/MassHysteriaComedy
- Local music acts such as the Urban Village, Bye Beneco, New Academics and Sutherland will perform at the Rise and Shine ecofriendly music festival hosted by Obikwa wines. The funds raised will be used to buy trees to be planted in areas where the underprivileged live. WHEN August 22. WHERE Sandton Central Park. TIME 8am to 6pm. INFO & TICKETS Visit riseshinefest.co.za
- Cognac house Hennessy celebrates its 250th anniversary this year with a global art exhibition that is travelling to five cities: Guangzhou, Moscow, New York, Paris and Johannesburg. The exhibition features moments in Hennessy’s history and artwork by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn and French artists Pierrick Sorin, Laurent Pernot and Xavier Veilhan. WHEN August 21 to 25. WHERE Circa Gallery. COST Free. INFO Visit circagallery.co.za
Chief Joe Aisien Ogbedor and son (Anton Corbijn)
- Afro-neo-soul singer Afro’traction will perform alongside singers Press, Kabomo, Sicelo Moya, Brian Temba and Malik. Afro’traction, who has given us hits such as Ngeke K’lunge and Ngimtholile, has bagged the Metro FM Music Award for best African pop album 2015 and South African Music Awards for the best R&B/soul/reggae album 2015. WHEN August 23. WHERE Soweto Theatre. TIME 4pm. COST R200. TICKETS Available at Soweto Theatre, Joburg Theatre and Roodeport Theatre. INFO Visit sowetotheatre.com
- Designers Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriël du Toit of Klûk CGDT have worked with Levi’s, nine photographers and videographer Roice Nel to create an exhibition they hope will last longer than a catwalk show. The fashion and film exhibition was inspired by their spring/summer collection, which they showed at the recent African Fashion International 2016 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The photographers were given garments from the collection and denim items from Levi’s for photographic prints and film. A Klûk CGDT “lookbook” shot by photographer Simon Deiner is also on display. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sale of the art will be donated to the Sunflower Fund. WHERE Klûk CGDT flagship store. INFO Visit klukcgdt.com.
- Open Design is hosting the first Maker Faire Cape Town to bring a global focus on local innovation and to expand the community of innovators. Established in the San Francisco Bay area in 2006, the Maker Faire has been held in cities such as New York and Rome. Now crafters, food artisans, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts can gather in the Cape Town to exchange ideas and creations. WHEN August 21 to 23. WHERE The Lookout, V&A Waterfront. TIME Friday from 1pm to 6pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. COST R50 for adults and R20 for children over the age of three. TICKETS From quicket.co.za. INFO Visit makerfairecapetown.co.za
The Klûk CGDT exhibition
- Choreographer Sandile Mkhize has put together a dance piece with the Playhouse Dance Residency, titled If the World Was Listening, based on hardship and triumph. The period-styled contemporary piece is fresh from the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. WHEN August 22. WHERE The Natal Playhouse. TIME 7pm. COST R80. TICKETS From Computicket. INFO Visit playhousecompany.com or phone 031?369?9555.