What's On: January 22 to 28
Straight No Chaser, 79 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. January 22: Italian jazz singer Francesca Biancoli plays with Marlon Witbooi (drums, percussion), Nick Williams (bass, electronics, synths) and Keenan Ahrends (guitar, electronics), 8.30pm. Tickets are R80 a set or R140 for both. January 23: Brydon Bolton Trio (including Frank Mallows on vibraphone and Simon Annett on drums), 8.30pm. Tickets are R80 a set and R140 for both. facebook/straightnochaserclub.
The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Durban. January 27: Manteca, a salsa and Afro-Cuban band, 7pm. Tickets are R80. January 29: The Thuto Motsemme Quintet launch their debut album, 8pm. Tickets are R100. Visit The Jazzy Rainbow’s Facebook page.
The Orbit, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. January 22 and 23: Salim Washington Quintet featuring Nduduzo Makhathini, 8.30pm. Tickets are R150. January 26: Science and cocktails with jazz, 8pm. Tickets are R20. January 27: The DaniMali Quintet featuring saxophonist Nhlanhla Daniel Mahlangu, 8.30pm. Tickets are R100. January 28: Femi Koya’s Afrobeat Band, 8.30pm. Tickets are R120. theorbit.co.za
The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town. January 28: The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya and Johan Hugo) perform with Baaba Maal. The show includes a DJ set by Mumford and Sons guitarist Winston Marshall and Cape Town acts The Aztec Sapphire, The Liminals, Oracles and Maxime Alexander. Doors open at 9pm. Early-bird tickets are R80. theassembly.co.za
And Club, 39a Gwigwi Mrwebi Street, Jo’burg. January 23: Pop Up Five features DJs Kyle Watson, Seudo, Chasing Space, Felix Brendel and DJ Rikay, 9pm. Presold tickets are R80 and R120 at the door. andclub.co.za
Lucky Bean Restaurant, 16 Seventh Street, Melville, Jo’burg. January 23: Deep South (Dave Ledbetter and Ronan Skillen), featuring Marcus Wyatt (trumpet) and Shaun Johannes (bass), launch their new album. The show is from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. luckybeanrestaurant.co.za
Stevenson Cape Town, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Comrades, Meleko Mokgosi’s solo exhibition consisting of new figurative and text-based paintings, runs until February 27. stevenson.info
Gallery MOMO, 52 Seventh Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg. Roger Ballen’s The House Project continues the artist’s fascination with the subconscious mind. gallerymomo.com
Circa on Jellicoe, Jellicoe Avenue, Jo’burg. Man’s Duality (Unearthed) is a series of new paintings by Colbert Mashile. Until February 27. Antoinette Murdoch’s Gratuitous Cooking runs until February 27. circagallery.co.za
Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Jo’burg. William Kentridge’s new film Notes Towards a Model Opera is rooted in extensive research into the intellectual, political and social history of modern China. Until February 12. goodman-gallery.com
Fried Contemporary, 1146 Justice Mahomed Street, Pretoria. Death and Taxes, curated by the Dead Bunny Society, features Dirk Bahmann, Stephan Erasmus, Rebecca Haysom, Peter Mammes, Richard Meade, Neil Nieuwoudt, Marc Pradervand, Stephen Rosin, Elizaveta Rukavishnikova, Barbara Wildenboer and Adala Michelle Prevost. Until February 20. friedcontemporary.com
Teatro At Montecasino, Jo’burg. Based on the 1952 film of the same name, the stage musical Singin’ in the Rain follows the working life of romantic lead Don Lockwood, played by Grant Almirall (Jersey Boys). Until March 13. Tickets cost between R150 and R500. computicket.com
POPArt, 286 Fox Street, Jo’burg. Expect a whole lot of humour and stories of lust, beauty and violence in The Epicene Butcher & Other Stories for Consenting Adults, written by Gwydion Beynon and directed by John Trengove. It stars Jemma Kahn and Klara van Wyk. Until January 24. Tickets cost R100 online and R120 at the door. popartcentre.co.za
Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Cape Town. Cole Porter’s music is given a new twist in the dance production Night & Day: A Cole Porter Ballet. The show is directed by Robin van Wyk and features dancers from the Cape Town City Ballet. From January 24 to February 21. Tickets cost between R130 and R150. artscape.co.za
The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Timbuktu (2014), a 2015 Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film, tells the story of a town terrorised by jihadists determined to control their faith. The film, showing from January 28 to 31, is directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. Tickets cost R35. Visit thebioscope.co.za