The Weekend Guide

Maestro: Renowned pianist Abdullah Ibrahim is presenting a series of solo concerts. Photo: Vincent West/Reuters

Maestro: Renowned pianist Abdullah Ibrahim is presenting a series of solo concerts. Photo: Vincent West/Reuters

Solo piano by Abdullah Ibrahim: After nearly 70 years in the game, the distinguished pianist is offering a series of intimate solo concerts. Details: The concerts will take place until January 20 at The Fugard Theatre, corner Caledon and Lower Buitenkant streets, Cape Town. Tickets cost R220 to R290.
For more information visit abdullahibrahim.co.za and to buy tickets visit thefugard.com

Art Corner Sundays: Art Corner Sundays offers a platform for emerging artists to show their works and gauge the response of an audience. This event, which includes drama, poetry and singing, takes place once a month. What makes the performances unique is how they often include published works from novels, poems and songs. Details: This month’s Art Corner Sundays will take place on January 20 at Joburg Theatre, corner of Simmonds Street and Stiemens Road, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Entry is free. To book your place or get more information visit joburgtheatre.com

Mating Birds Vol 2: Curated by Gabi Ngcobo, Sumayya Menezes and Zinhle Khumalo, this exhibition aims to map out the means artists use to navigate sexual politics and the way they mold the visual library of sexuality while interrogating artistic representations of the body. Featured artists include Billie Zangewa, Dineo Sheshee Bopape, Lady Skollie, Sabelo Mlangeni, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Tracey Rose and Trevor Makhoba. Literary references in the exhibition include Bessie Head, Lebo Mashile, Lewis Nkosi, Makhosazana Xaba and Zakes Mda. Details: The exhibition walkabout is taking place on January 18 at the KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood. Entry is free. For more information visit kznsagallery.co.za

The Fresha Festival: This al-fresco family event sees an array of artists, such the Standard Bank award for dance recipient Musa Hlatswayo, performing in an outdoor theatre. The festival also includes yoga, Zumba, parkour performances and recycled art. If it rains, there will be tents. Details: The festival takes place from January 18 to 20 at North Beach, Durban.

Pretty Face by Anastasia Pather: The Johannesburg-based finger painter tackles issues of gender and value through double meaning and innuendo. The works are colourful and pretty, masking the underlying themes. Details: The exhibition is on until January 19 at 99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop Street, Cape Town. For more information visit 99loop.co.za.

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