The Weekend Guide
Unlearning by Loyiso Gola: After recording a Netflix special abroad and performing live at the Apollo Theatre, Loyiso Gola is back on home soil for another local leg of Unlearning. The comedian uses his life experiences to relay the unlearning he is doing with regard to societal norms, race, history and politics.
Details: The show is on December 15 at the Suncoast Casino, Suncoast Boulevard, Durban.
Tickets cost R120 to R200 and can be purchased from Computicket. For more information visit suncoastcasino.co.za
Self Nophenyo Satsang: Taken from isiZulu, “nophenyo” refers to inquiry or the act of searching. The Nest yoga studio is hosting a gathering to end off the year. The meditation class will be led by spiritual teacher Zenji. Details: The class is on December 16 at The Nest, 14 Gleneagles Road, Greenside. Tickets cost R150 and include breakfast. For more information or to book a ticket visit thenestspace.co.za
Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market: After starting out with just 12 stalls of fresh produce in 1998, the family market has grown to more than 150 stalls selling fruit, vegetables, foods and crafts. It’s an outing for the family, including pets. Details: The market is on December 16 and 17 at the Shongweni Market, Mr551 Road, Outer West Durban. For more information visit shongwenimarket.co.za
Music is King: Music producer and DJ Black Coffee is bringing all his learnings and friends together on one stage. Expect to see the likes of Swizz Beats, Kenzhero, Burna Boy, Lady Zamar, Riky Rick and Nasty C. Details: The event is on December 15 at TicketPro Dome, corner of Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, North Riding, Johannesburg. Tickets prices range from R265 to R375 from webtickets.co.za. For more information visit ticketprodome.co.za
The Makhelwane Festival: Visit ooMakhelwane as they transform their homes into eateries, galleries and fashion boutiques while the rest of Poka Street becomes a commercial hub. Details: The festival is on December 14 to 16 at 10210 Poka Street, Orlando West, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R80 from webticket.co.za. For more information visit the Makhelwane Fest Facebook page.
Zoe Modiga at Eyethu Lifestyle Centre: Join the soulful singer as she takes us through her life and times at the site known for being the first black-owned cinema in South Africa. Details: The show is on December 14 at Eyethu Lifestyle Centre, 00651 Tshabalala Street, Mofolo Central, Soweto. Tickets cost R80 from quicket.co.za. For more information visit eyethulifestylecentre.africa
Why is Silence Allowed by Felix Laband: Musician and artist Felix Laband is presenting an audiovisual installation that interrogates the idea of being silent. Alongside the installation, Laband will perform a once-off live electronic outdoor performance. Details: The event is on December 15 at the Nirox Sculpture Park, 24 Kromdraai Road, Krugersdorp. Tickets cost R300 from niroxarts.nutickets.co.za. For more information visit niroxarts.com