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Obsession: As a part of the Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season, Obsession will be screened at the Fugard Theatre. Jude Law stars in the stage production as Gino, a magnetic and handsome drifter.
One day he encounters husband and wife Giuseppe and Giovanna at a roadside restaurant.
Gino and Giovanna become irresistibly attracted to each other and they begin a fiery affair resulting in a plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime tears them apart. Details: January 21 at 11am. Tickets cost R100 from thefugard.com
The Fresha Festival: Durban’s newest arts festival offers alfresco theatre on Durban’s beachfront. The festival aims to bring performance to Durban locals. Those who attend can see street theatre from the likes of The Kitchen Symphony and Abafana Bizarre, live music, dance and theatre classes for the whole family. Details: The festival will run from January 19 to 21 on the Bay of Plenty Lawns, North Beach. Admission is free. For more information visit freshafestival.co.za
Songs in Monologue with Tu Nokwe: Have dinner and drinks while enjoying Tu Nokwe’s healing music. She will explore a blend of old and new sounds with an unusual combination of musicians such as Bheki Khoza, Bongani Nkwanyana, Lindi Ngonelo and Siphiwe Shiburi. Details: The Orbit, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 8.30pm. Tickets are R140 but you are advised to book in advance by emailing [email protected]
Yoga in the Bush Retreat: If you’re in need of a mid-month rejuvenation, a yoga retreat in the Pilanesberg National Park could do the trick. The retreat includes game drives, daily yoga sessions with Lorna Jane and catering. Details: From January 19 to 21 at the Bakubung Bush Lodge. Prices range from R5 500 to R7 700. To book, email [email protected], using the reference code Yoga-Lorna Jane.
The Creative Block: The experience of a curated collection of 300 creative blocks by 300 different artists, displayed as a “single work” is a diverse and moving expression of contemporary South Africa. Artists selected for the programme receive small blank blocks that they transform into original artworks, using any medium. If you’re in the Eastern Cape, you don’t have to miss the experience at the GFI (Gutsche Family Investments) Gallery in Port Elizabeth. Details: The Creative Block exhibition, taking place until January 26, is open to the public with free admission. For more information visit gfiartgallery.com