The Weekend Guide

Fez: These handmade hats will be on show at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Photo: @simzphoto/Instagram

Fez: These handmade hats will be on show at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Photo: @simzphoto/Instagram

Batlhaping ba re! By Mmakgabo Mapula: This exhibition shows Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi’s commitment to mythologies, ancestry and traditional and indigenous knowledge systems, through her paintings, etchings and sculptures. Details: The exhibition runs until January 24 at the Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Steenberg Estate, Cape Town. For more information visit

Mythological: A Girl Meets Her Spirit Parents by Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi

Funny Things Are Everywhere by Mary Visser: The Cape Town-based painter and sculptor’s solo exhibition is playful and spontaneous.
She works with quick-drying acrylic paint and crayons that don’t give her the chance to overthink her sketches and strokes. Details: The exhibition runs until October 27 at the Association for Visual Arts Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town City Centre. For more information, visit

Charlize and the Chocolate Factory: A Feast of Flight presents a contemporary take on Roald Dahl’s novel with pole dancing and aerial acts. Details: The production will take place from October 12 to 13 at the Joseph Stone Auditorium, Protea Street, Kewtown, Cape Town. Tickets cost R250 to R295 and are available from Parental guidance for children under 16 is suggested. For more information visit

Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair: Every year, the Hyde Park Corner shopping centre’s rooftop becomes home to fashion, food, wine and design. This year the fair features 120 artisans. Details: The three-day fair is from October 12 to 14 at the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive. The entrance is on 6th Road. Tickets cost R130 and are available from For more information visit

#District Street Festival: In association with Gauteng Tourism, this Newtown-based festival brings cinema, theatre, food and exhibitions together for a weekend themed The Woman. You can look forward to performances by the likes of Zahara, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, JoJo Abot, Zoë Modiga, Nonku Phiri and Sibusile Xaba. Details: The festival will take place on October 13 and 14 at Mary Fitzgerald Square, 112 Bree Street, Johannesbrg. Tickets cost R250 (daily) and R400 (weekend) and can be purchased from For more information visit

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