The Weekend Guide

Rite of passage: Nicholas Hlobo’s Isango is at the Stevenson Gallery

Rite of passage: Nicholas Hlobo’s Isango is at the Stevenson Gallery

Isango by Nicholas Hlobo: Isango means a portal, passage or gate. Using sculpture, painting and installation, Hlobo’s exhibition is about moving between states of being. Details: From October 27 to January 18 at the Stevenson Gallery, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
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Curse of the Starving Class: Written in 1978, Sam Shepard’s play is back, with Sylvaine Strike as the director. Curse of the Starving Class depicts a dysfunctional family’s struggle to keep their collapsing farm afloat. The play includes themes of land, identity, possession and familial conflicts. Details: Until 27 October at the Baxter Theatre’s Concert Hall, 2 Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town. Tickets cost R100 to R180 and are available from For more information, visit

Unimagining by Emalie Bingham: The artist uses paintings, drawings, resin and metal wire-based sculpture in this exhibition. In her artist statement she says: “This body of work emerged as both response to and vehicle for the exploration of that dark, vast, complex, spiritual and emotional landscape… Instead of exposing me, as art often does its creator, these collage-paintings acted as curtains behind which I could hide and wait in a period of blindness.” Details: Until November 8 at Everard Read CIRCA, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. For more information, visit

Feel Good Series: Launched in 2016, this day party takes place at the end of every month. It’s a combination of funk, soul, R&B, house, hip-hop and reggae. This month the theme will focus on hip-hop, Afrobeats and dancehall music. Details: This leg of the series will take place on October 27 at King Kong Café, 6 Verwey Street, Troyeville, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R100 and can be purchased from For more information, visit

Umlazi Jazz & Heritage Festival: This annual festival is an outdoor music and cultural experience designed to cater for jazz and soul lovers. Details: The festival will take place on October 27 at the King Zwelithini Stadium, corner of Ephraim Mdala Maphumulo Street and Mangosuthu Highway, Umlazi. Tickets prices range from R160 to R1000 and are available from For more information, visit

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