The Weekend Guide

Eventful: Bonobo (above) headlines the Sounds Wild Festival. Photo: Jason Kempin

Eventful: Bonobo (above) headlines the Sounds Wild Festival. Photo: Jason Kempin

Shampoonaiza Comedy Show: 

Thapelo “Tips” Seemise, better known as Shampoonaiza, presents a collective of comedians showcasing their humorous genius in all official South African languages. Details: The show will take place on February 9 at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria. Tickets cost R200 and can be purchased from here. For more information visit statetheatre.co.za

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror: 

This hour-long 1922 silent expressionist German horror film will be screened alongside a live music ensemble composed to match.
Instruments, played by a trio of young and accomplished musicians, range from the “known to the obscure”. Details: The show takes place on February 9 at the Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn Village Centre, in Pretoria. Tickets cost R120 to R190 and can be purchased from here. For more information visit brooklyntheatre.co.za

Anton Karstel 1995–2018: 

A mid-career exhibition takes a look at the body of work created by the painter since 1989. Its title refers to the number of years that a concrete cast of his body was buried under the museum’s entrance. The artworks include those produced during South Africa’s political transition as well as his more recent serial approach and will be accompanied by the photographic work of Abrie Fourie. Details: The exhibition is open until March 3 at the Pretoria Art Museum. Entry at the door costs R25 for adults, R12 for students and R7 for children. For more information visit pretoriaartmuseum.co.za

Bonobo at Sounds Wild Festival: 

The Sounds Wild Festival takes place this weekend with British DJ and producer Bonobo as a headline act. Details: February 9 at The Sheds in Johannesburg. Tickets cost R300 and can be purchased from here. For more information visit soundswildfestival.com

The LuQuLuQu Step for Safety walk: 

This charity walk is in support of families who have had to flee their homes because of conflict and prosecution. After the walk, patrons can look forward to performances by the likes of Anatii, Tresor and Ayanda Makayi. Details: The walk will take place on February 10 at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, in Johannesburg. Entrance costs R200 and can be secured here. For more information visit sanbi.org/gardens/walter-sisulu

The Flesh Made Word: 

Many mythical cosmologies hold language or “the word” as being central to creation. In response to this, this exhibition considers the act of the word being made flesh. The show features work by Dr Johan Thom, Kyra Pape, Alison Shaw, Shenaz Mahomed, Dirk Bahmann, Neil Nieuwoudt and Wayne Matthews. Details: The exhibition is open until March 27 at Priest Espressobar in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Entrance is free. For more information visit priest.co.za

Ecstatic Archive by Gerhard Marx: 

Agglomerate is part of Ecstatic Archive. (Gerhard Marx)

This exhibition forms a part of the artist’s ongoing series of disorienting maps that unpack the possibilities of perspective. The work is created from geographic, geological and political map sources to create “maps of allusion instead of maps of authority”. Details: The exhibition takes place until March 9 at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Entry is free. For more information visit goodman-gallery.com

Brush Strokes & Fine Lines: 

This is Gallery Momo’s first exhibition for 2019. Brush Strokes & Fine Lines pays homage to the art of painting by taking a look at the works of artists such as Ransome Stanley, Jonathan Freemantle, Rael Salley along with drawings by Kimathi Donkor. Details: The group exhibition takes place until February 28 at Gallery Momo in Johannesburg. Entry is free. For more information visit gallerymomo.com

Van Wyk, The Storyteller of Riverlea: 

Created and performed by veteran actor Zane Meas, under the direction of Christo Davids, this stage play takes a look at the poet, political activist and writer behind In Detention. The production pays homage to Chris van Wyk’s influences and how he translated them into a body of work that still resonates with many. Details: The production takes place until February 24 at the Market Theatre. Tickets cost R90 and can be purchased here. For more information visit markettheatre.co.za

Khona Karaoke Sundays: 

This weekly karaoke event gives daring patrons an opportunity to sing for their supper drinks with a R200 bar-tab prize. Details: The event takes place every Sunday of February at Kitchener’s in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Entry is free. For more information email info@kitcheners.co.za

International Public Art Festival: 

Twenty local and international artists have come together to showcase their work in the public spaces of Salt River. This year the festival seeks to educate the public about the potential public art has to engage with society at individual, community and business levels. Details: The festival takes place from February 9 to 17 at several public areas of Salt River in Cape Town. Entry is free, unless patrons take a guided street art tour, which costs R650 a person (free for children). For more information visit ipafest.co.za

MyFrenchFilmFestival:

Un homme mon fils screens at MyFrenchFilmFestival.

Visit Alliance Française de Durban to watch more than 20 feature-length and short French films with English subtitles throughout the month of February. The films can also be watched online. Details: The festival takes place until February 19 at Alliance Française de Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent , Morningside, Berea. Entrance is free. For more information alliance.org.za. To watch the films online, simply register here

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