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The Snake You Left Inside Me by Nandipha Mntambo. The exhibition is centred on the hybrid and shape-shifting nature of the snake and the portrayal of the half-snake, half-woman Echidna, known in Greek mythology as the mother of monsters. Through paintings, sculptures and monoprints, Mntambo looks at the maternal and the lethal. Details: From November 25 to January 19 at Stevenson gallery, 62 Juta Street, Johannesburg. Visit stevenson.info for more details.

Blanket and Soul Experience. This outdoor musical experience, which is set up as a picnic that caters for the entire family, is in its second year. Enjoy live entertainment by Mi Casa and a dedicated play area for the children. A variety of food and drinks will be available but you’re welcome to bring your own picnic basket. Details: Sunday November 26 from 1pm, at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort. Tickets cost between R100 and R200 from Webtickets.

The Rivertown Night Market. Friday nights are made for unwinding. This night market in Durban, held on the last Friday of every month, brings you a chance to do just that courtesy of traders offering slow-cooked food, creative desserts and signature drinks. There is also live music and a children’s play area, so the whole family is welcome. Details: Friday November 24 from 5.30pm at 8 Morrison Road, Durban. Admission is free.

Re:Capitoli. The annual Re:Capitoli arts festival — dance, food, music, fashion, theatre, interactive live art and literature — in Pretoria is family-friendly. The festival also offers a children’s programme. Details: November 26 from 11am at the Tshwane Arts Hub, 146 Minnaar Street, Pretoria central. Entrance is free.

[email protected] Rooftop Pop-up. Once a month, a colourful spectrum of Gauteng’s population gets together to enjoy the skill and ingenuity of craftsmanship, exceptional sounds and flavourful foods in the capital city. And, for the first-ever pop-up of its kind, the market will take place on the atmospheric 
rooftop of Brooklyn Mall, featuring performances by the likes of Desmond and the Tutus. Details: November  25 from 11am at the Brooklyn Mall, Veale Street, 
Pretoria. Tickets are R100 through Quicket. 


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