Don’t Miss This: September 4 – 10


  • House trio Mi Casa will share the stage with Yvonne Chaka Chaka at Bassline’s 21st pyjama birthday party. Other acts include Cape Town’s Hot Water and comedian Deep Fried Man. The party aims to raise awareness about the severity of malaria in Africa, particularly in Mozambique. Bassline will donate 75% of proceeds to the malaria cause. WHEN September 5. WHERE Bassline, Newtown. COST R150, and R500 for VIPP (very important pyjama person) tickets that include a pair of Goodbye Malaria pyjamas and access to a hospitality area. Tickets are available at INFO Visit
  • What started out as a book titled The Story of South African Jazz: Volume One has morphed into a live music experience – The Story of South African Jazz: Live. Jazz legend Barney Rachabane will be joined on stage by his talented daughter Octavia, who has performed alongside her saxophonist father since the age of 12. She will be accompanied by Thato Modise (bass), Tseko Motaung (piano), Sipho Dube (guitar) and Gontse Segome (percussion), with special guest Mpho Molikeng playing traditional Basotho instruments such as the lesiba, mamokhorong and setolotolo. WHEN September 6. WHERE The Orbit, Braamfontein. TIME 5pm. COST R120; tickets are available at the door. INFO Visit
  • Loyiso Mkize’s solo exhibition, Reflections, showcases his latest work. He is known for his superhero comic book Kwezi and for doing illustrations for the Supa Strikas comic. His aesthetic is marked by his use of oil paint and he deals with subjects such as culture, self-awareness and strength. WHEN September 5 until October 1. WHERE Eyethu Gallery, Soweto. INFO Visit or call 076?157?9204

Yvonne Chaka Chaka (PHOTO: Supplied)

  • The Churn Festival showcases the finest acts in electronic music. British producer and DJ Charles Webster and Los Angeles music producer Daedelus will headline the festival. The line-up also features Christian Tiger School, Card on Spokes, Rudeboyz, DJ Kid Fonque, Jazzuelle, Buli and Vox Portent – for 28 hours of nonstop electronic music. WHEN September 5 and 6. WHERE Tweefontein Melkery, Kempton Park. TIME Noon on Saturday until 4pm on Sunday. COST R200. Tickets are available from INFO Visit


  •  The SA on Tap Craft Beer, Food and Music festival returns with a music line-up that includes Monark, Rubber Duc and Justin Serrao. The festival features 20 beer brews voted for by the public. Street food will also be on offer. WHEN September 5. WHERE Pretoria Botanical Gardens. TIME 10am to 5pm. COST R105 for adults, free entry for under-13s and R95 for a nondrinker’s pass. TICKETS and INFO Visit


  • A City Refracted is the latest exhibition by Graeme Williams, the 2013 Ernest Cole award-winner. The exhibition zooms in on migration and the shifting demographics of Johannesburg’s inner city. Some of the images from the series were exhibited last year at the Aperture Summer Open Exhibition in New York. There will be a walkabout with Williams on September 9 at 9am. WHEN September 8 to 27. WHERE KZNSA Gallery, Glenwood. INFO Visit

Matthew Mole (PHOTO: Supplied)

  • The BP Durban Day with East Coast Radio will feature hot local music acts such as AKA, Khuli Chana, Beatenberg, Matthew Mole, Thandiswa Mazwai, Mi Casa, Monark, Prime Circle, Veranda Panda and Mafikizolo. Durban Day is an annual family event with activities for children and offering a variety of street food. WHEN September 6. WHERE People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium. TIME 11.30am to 6.30pm. COST R180 for adults and R20 for children under 12. Tickets are available at Computicket. INFO Visit

Cape Town

  • Acclaimed director Janice Honeyman’s new production, The Merry Widow of Malagawi, is set in a fictional African state and tells a story of capitalism and the great lengths people go to in order to protect their wealth and self-interests. This light-hearted musical will feature British soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn and South African soprano Filipa van Eck, as well as the likes of Aubrey Lodewyk and Alan Committie. The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the singers. WHEN September 5 to 12. WHERE Artscape Opera House. COST Tickets range from R125 to R320, and are available at Computicket. INFO Visit


  • Lira will perform at the Polokwane Mega Picnic Sunday Soul Session alongside gospel group Worship House. Lira blends R&B with jazz and Afro-soul. Worship House is a South African Music award-winner that has released more than 12 albums since its inception in 2003. WHEN September 6. WHERE Jack Botes Park. TIME 10am. COST R250 at the door and R200 at Computicket. INFO Visit Mosate Entertainment World’s Facebook page.

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