Don’t Miss This: December 11 to 17

Musiq to give summer some shine

Jozi Summer Shine, Marks Parks, Emmarentia, Johannesburg, December 13, 11am to 8pm.  US R&B and soul singer Musiq Soulchild will be one of the music acts who’ll be  performing at the Jozi Summer Shine. He promises to perform his much-loved hits that include Love and Teach Me

Audiences can eat some good food, wine and whiskey at this music festival too. It features two stages, three international acts and five local acts. Musiq Soulchild will share the stage with other award-winning soulful musicians in an intimate and picnic set-up. The line-up includes Tortured Soul, Louie Vega, Lira, Majozi, Tresor, The Soil and Nathi.

Tickets cost R495 – R695 from Computicket. 

*To win one of three double tickets, name three music act on the line-up. Send your answer to [email protected] Competition closes on December 12 at 2pm.


Johnny Clegg, Eastern Cape, December 15 to 21. The former Juluka star’s Best, Live and Unplugged tour kicks off at the Boardwalk Festival Lawn in Port Elizabeth on December 15, heading for the Old Selbornian Club in East London the following day. It will end off at the Whitehouse Theatre in Plettenberg Bay, with a set of concerts from December 18 to 21. Clegg will perform with his band, and will also take the audiences through a journey of events in his life through music. Tickets from R115 to R215 from Computicket. 

Straight No Chaser, 79 Buitekant Street, Cape Town. December 11, 9pm: Oh, Cruel Fate (R50). 
December 12, 8.30pm and 10pm: Composer, singer and storyteller Madosini plays uhadi, umrhubhe and isitolotolo with saxophonist Mpho Molikeng and two traditional drummers. Tickets are R80 for one set, R150 for two.
December 15, 9pm: Josh Roxton (R130). December 17, 8.30pm and 10pm: Frank Freeman (R60).
December 18, 8.30pm and 10pm: Louis Moholo-Moholo and Mark Fransman. Tickets are R80 for one set, R140 for both.

The Orbit, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
December 11, 8.30pm: Sibongile Khumalo and friends (R200). 
December 12, 8.30pm: En Fuego Afro Cuban Salsa Band (R100).
December 15, 8pm: Ndabo Zulu Sextet (R120).
December 16, 8pm: Tutu Poane and Ewout Pierreux (R150).
December 17, 8.30pm: Ayanda Sikade Trio, featuring special guests (R200). 

Chaf Pozi, corner of Chris Hani Road and Nicholas Street, Soweto. 
Soweto’s Finest 10-Year Celebration features MiCasa, Speedsta, DJ Cleo, Stilo Magolide, AJ 999, Morena, Lindo, Inflated DJ, Buda, Mmino E’Cleve, Chino Chaplin and Mr Bellz.

The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Durban.  
December 11, 8pm: The Nokwes in concert, featuring Tu Nokwe and Ayanda Nhlangothi. December 12, 7pm: The Nqaba Project. Tickets are R70 prebought and R90 at the door.  

BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place, Victoria Embankment, Durban, December 12, 7pm. 
The Musical Footprint featuring K-Smash, Raheem Kemet, Thiba, Ace, Nonsi and Hamza. Tickets R50. 


Dinner Collection 2015, Barnard Gallery, 55 Main Street, Newlands, Cape Town, until January 26. This show features the work of Barbara Wildenboer, Lola Frost, MJ Lourens, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Virginia Mac-Kenny, Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs, Katherine Spindler, Alastair Whitton, Ryan Hewett and Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi. 

The Illustrators Exhibition, WetINK, 66 Albert Road, Cape Town, until January 20. Featuring Muti, Caroline Tomlinson (Britain), Jaco Haasbroek, Anastasiya Jakunina (Ukraine), Gerhard Human and Quintin Weyer. 

Vulnerable Stare (2015) by Blessing Ngobeni, one of the works on the group show at Gallery Momo in Cape Town.

Defining the Narrative, Gallery Momo, 170 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, until January 28. A group exhibition that “attempts to critically examine the practice of paint in the present moment through a range of diverse practitioners”, including Blessing Ngobeni, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Ransome Stanley, Kimathi Donkor and Joel Mpah Dooh.  At Momo’s Jo’burg gallery, artist-in-residence Jonathan Hindson, born in South Africa but living in France, shows Home. gallerymomo

Annual Michaelis Graduate Exhibition 2015, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, until December 19. Showcases emerging talent — work by students completing their bachelor of fine arts degrees or postgraduate diplomas in fine art. 

Reap the Whirlwind, Smac Art Gallery, Cape Town, until January 6. The exhibition features new works by Willem Boshoff, one of South Africa’s leading artists, who works thorugh “encyclopaedic obsession”. 

13th Annual Affordable Art Show, Artspace, Durban, until January 16. More than 70 artists participate in this exhibition, in which the maximum price for a work is R3 500. 

Scrap for Cash, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, until February 13. Thabo Pitso presents works created during his resideincy at the Museum of African Design. 

Kings of Vernac Comedy Show, State Theatre, Pretoria, December 12, 8pm. This comedy event will celebrate South Africa’s diversity with a line-up of vernacular comedians. Comedian Toll Ass Mo will headline the show and will be joined on stage by Chris Mapane Salesman, Kedibone Mulaudzi, Trevor Gumbi, and others. Tickets from R150 to R250, from Computicket. 

Doctor Moosa Prescribes, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, December 13, 5pm. Medical doctor and comedian Riaad Moosa is back with his latest show, which features upcoming comics Yaaseen Barnes (winner of the Comics’ Choice 2015 Newcomer prize), Schalk Bezuidenhout and Kagiso KG Mokgadi. The good doctor prescribes laughter for “the nation’s ailments”. Tickets from R200, through Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213, and Computicket. 


The Nutcracker, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, December 15 to 24. Popular ballet production returns to the stage this festive season. The show features the Cape Town City Ballet dancers, who’ll be joined by a cast of Cape Town’s younger dancers and guest artists from the Joburg Ballet. Tickets R130 to R160. 


Singin’ in the Rain, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, December 11 to January 10. Based on the 1952 film of the same name, this stage musical follows the working life of romantic lead Don Lockwood, played by Grant Almirall. Tickets R150 to R500. 


Telkom Unlimited Movie Marathon, Sheds @ 1 Fox Street, until December 13. From action, sci-fi to family classics, many movies are on offer as Telkom hosts a movie marathon to try and break the world record for the most movies watched consecutively. The movie marathon will run 24 hours a day. The past record holder, Suresh Joachim, is attending — and hoping to reclaim his title. Tickets cost R30; all proceeds go to Lifeline, one of the charities the Telkom Foundation supports. 

The Labia, Cape Town, December 11 to 17. Independent cinema screening several new films in coming weeks: The Lady in the Van, The Gift, Elsa Fred, Good Kill, Brooklyn, A Walk in the Woods and Testament of Youth. Visit to see the full programme.   

Love The One You Love Pyjama Party, The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, December 12, 6pm.  This local indie film returns to the Bioscope, along with a party hosted by leading lady Chiedza Mhende. Strike, directed by Jenna Bass, will also be screened on the night. Audiences are encouraged to dress in their most casual attire for a night of movies and pizza. Tickets cost R45 to R120. 


Sundowner Concert and Poetry, Playhouse, Durban, December 11, 5pm to 7pm. Jazz songstress Thobeka Langa and her band will be performing at the Playhouse coffee shop. Langa, now leading her own group, has performed with Lira, Judith Sephuma and Ernie Smith, to name a few. She will be joined on stage by poets Rodney Roskrudge, Phiwo Ndlela, Hlengiwe Mbatha and Mpilwenhle “Umandulo” Sithole.

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