What’s On: February 19 – 25

  • Kalahari Cats, Ardmore Ceramic Art Cape Town, Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, until February 21. This group exhibition draws on the visual wealth of the Kalahari for its inspiration. Betty Ntshingila, the “bird lady” of Ardmore, is showing raptors and other birds, and Tebogo Ndlovu has a badger dish and a leopard monkey hoopoe bowl on show. There are presentations on Friday and Sunday, too. Book at ardmoreceramics.co.za or contact Clint Pavkovich on 082?389?1395 or email [email protected] for details.


  • Alfredo Jaar, Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Jo’burg. Opening on February??25 is Chilean-born Jaar’s exhibition Amílcar, Frantz, Patrice and the Others, timed to coincide with his ground-breaking installation, The Sound of Silence, at the Wits Art Museum from February 23, which is created in tribute and to examine Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer prize-winning photograph of a child being stalked by a vulture in Sudan (2006). Visit goodman-gallery.com and www.wits.ac.za/wam/
  • Arts and Crafts, Phansi Museum, 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, Durban, until February 26. This private museum houses one of the largest and publicly accessible collections of Southern African artefacts, including Zulu beadwork (dating back to the 19th century), earplugs, wire baskets, milk pails, beer pots and fertility dolls. Phone 031?206?2889 or email [email protected]
  • Singin’ in the Rain, Teatro, Montecasino, Jo’burg, until March 13, Tuesday to Friday at 8pm; Saturday 3pm and 8pm; Sunday 1:30pm and 6:30pm. The famous musical movie, a send-up of musicals, has been re-engineered into a stage production. It has made a splash in London, say the promoters, and this production comes direct from the West End. It includes iconic numbers such as Moses Supposes and the title tune. Fun fact: “The magical Singin’ in the Rain scene ‘rains’ (and recycles) over 12?000 litres of water per performance.” R150-R500 a person. Go to montecasino.co.za
  • A Raisin in the Sun, John Kani Theatre, The Market Theatre, Jo’burg, until February 28. American author Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play, directed by James Ngcobo, tells the story of the daily struggles of a family living on Chicago’s South Side. It deals with how people change with each generation but find that the questions posed a couple of decades ago are still unanswered today. It stars Khulu Skenjana, Trena Bolden Fields and Lesedi Job. Tickets from Computicket (083?915?8000). On Wednesdays and Thursdays, dinner and show packages are available for R140. Visit markettheatre.co.za


  • Speedofest, Rumours Lounge, Cornelius Street, Weltevreden Park, Jo’burg, Saturday February??20, from noon. The Florida Waterpolo Club and Rumours Lounge host the third annual Speedofest, promising “more bands, more Speedos and most importantly, a bigger donation to charity”. Thirty bands on three stages are offered. Being for an animal charity, donations could take the form of food, blankets and related items. For guests, Speedos are encouraged but not necessary. R50-R70 a person. Go to rumourslounge.co.za/index.php/gigs

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