The Weekend Guide
Yfm’s DJ Ankletap is hitting the stage to tell his story of growing up in Carletonville, living in Hillbrow and his career as a radio DJ. Details: The show will take place from February 15 to 16 at Joburg Theatre, corner of Simmonds Street and Stiemens Road, Braamfontein. Tickets cost R150 and can be purchased here. For more information visit their website.
Green & Vegan pop-up dining:
Karen Louise Fletcher and Patrick Knight host dinners of plant-based or vegan delights.
Beverages are not included but people are welcome to bring their own with no corkage fee. Details: The dinner is on February 16 at 34 Clydebank Road, Green Point, Cape Town. Tickets cost R375 a person and are available here. For more information email or text Karen at email@example.com and 083 293 5501.
Investec Cape Town Art Fair:
The seventh annual Cape Town Art Fair is a platform for galleries, collectors, curators and artists. Details: The Art Fair is on from February 15 to 17 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Tickets cost R95 to R180 from Computicket. For more click here.
Grape harvest with Nederburg:
Take part in the festivities of picking and stomping grapes while learning about the process of winemaking. Details: The harvest will take place on February 16 at the Nederburg wine farm, Sonstraal Road, Daljosafat, Paarl. Tickets cost R220 to R460 here. For more information visit nederburg.co.za
Storytellers will use this Valentine’s weekend to share their true dating stories. Details: The event will take place on February 16 at Café Roux, 74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. Tickets cost R250 here. For more information visit storyparty.co
Camp out with Jimmy Nevis:
Cape Nature is bringing the conservation conversation to the masses with pop singer-songwriter and producer Jimmy Nevis. The outdoor camping experience will be accompanied by intimate acoustic performances. A weekend pass is available for groups of up to six campers a plot and is inclusive of conservation fees, entry to the concert space, walking trails and hikes. Details: The camp-out is from February 15 to 17 at Algeria Camp, Cederberg, West Coast DC Cape Nature. Tickets cost R3 600 to R4 200 here. For more information visit their Facebook page.
New Paintings by Zander Blom:
In this exhibition, fragments are collaged together on canvas or strung on washing lines, taking the viewer through Blom’s ongoing pictorial experiment with regard to the question of freedom bordering on abandonment. Details: The exhibition runs until March 15 at Stevenson Gallery, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. For more information visit stevenson.info
Barbara Schroeder exhibition:
The Gerard Sekoto Gallery will showcase Barbara Schroeder’s body of work after her residency at the Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art. The artist recently exhibited for six months at the Joseph Buys Foundation in Germany. Details: The exhibition is on until March 8 at Alliance Française, 17 Lower Park Drive, Parkview, Johannesburg. For more information visit alliance.org.za
Spend the evening speed dating and partying up with other singles at Republic of 94 from 6pm to 8pm. Each date takes five minutes. Details: The event is on February 17 at Republic of 94 at 94 Juta Street, Braamfontein. Tickets cost R100 and can be bought at the door.
Babylon: Beyond Borders:
Three shows will explore their relationship with land, exile, migration and language. Although it’s showing in Johannesburg, it will also be live-streamed in London, New York, and São Paolo. Details: The show runs until February 16 at the Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R100 and can be purchased here. For more information visit markettheatre.co.za
This exhibition, made up of drawings, diagrams and systems, suggests the idea of art as an indicator of context instead of a judgment or assertion. Details: The exhibition is on until March 9 at the Goodman Gallery, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town. For more information visit goodman-gallery.com
Using Niq Mhlongo’s Soweto under the Apricot Tree as a backdrop, Nailed explores abuse of political power, infidelity and violence under the direction of Luthando Mngomezulu. Details: The show runs until March 3 at the Market Theatre. Tickets cost R150 here. For more information visit markettheatre.co.za