The Weekend Guide
Rule of Three by Grip: Leading contemporary dancers from Flanders, Belgium, will perform in South Africa. Choreographer Jan Martens’ dance is storytelling accompanied by live music by American drummer and producer NAH to create the sense of being in a nightclub.
Details: The performance is on March 16 at the Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R120 and can be purchased from Webtickets. As the show contains nudity, it has an age restriction of 16. For more information visit their website.
Shakespeare in the Park: The National School of Arts and the Nirox Foundation present a day of theatre at the sculpture park. Some of the performances include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Amphitheatre and sonnets performed by David Butler and Brenda Sakellarides on the Main Lawn. Details: The performances take place on March 16 at the Nirox Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp. Tickets cost R200 and can be purchased from Howler. For more information visit their website.
Zoo by David J Brown: Everard Read presents a collection of wax and bronze sculptures and a series of linocut prints made by David J Brown from his time in Berlin. The works remain unfinished because he died in 2016. The exhibition Zoo, organised by his wife and brother-in-law Pippa and John Skotnes and artist Martin Wilson, reflects his desire “to understand what he saw as the very extremes of human experience — pain and cruelty, and beauty and freedom — and to find peace ... in the expansive space of the wilderness areas of the country he loved”. Details: The exhibition runs until March 31 at Everard Read, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. For more information visit their website.
Limited Edition: The exhibition is of collaborative work between experienced artists, architects, designers, printmakers, photographers, furniture-makers and emerging artists. Details: The exhibition is on until March 28 at Alliance Française 17, Lower Park Drive, corner of Kerry Road, Parkview, Johannesburg. For more information visit their website.
Tease: Tumi Morake and Vanessa Frost present a stage production set in a hair salon. Things take a turn when the stylists start selling sex toys. In addition to laughs, the production is a platform for discussing sexual health, pleasure and shame. Details: The show runs until March 16 at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R100 to R165 from Computicket. For more information visit their website.
Defiance: Based on the expulsion of Julius Malema from the ANC in 2012, this play tells the story of a militant leader of the youth league of Khongolose who defies his leader. He is suspended and ordered to attend political classes in Cuba. Details: The show runs until March 31 at the State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Tickets cost R80 from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.
Bazique Festival: Borrowing from the United Kingdom’s secret garden tradition, this festival brings Cape Town’s arts community together for a weekend of diverse entertainment. Details: The festival is on from March 15 to 17 at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club, Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Kleinmond. Festival passes cost R750 from Howler. For more information visit their website. No under-20s allowed.
Fairview Harvest Lunch Table: Guests are invited to sit at a long table under a vine canopy to indulge in the bounty from the estate’s pastures, vineyards, cellar, dairy, orchards, bakery, fields, forests and gardens. Details: The event is on March 16 and 17 at the Fairview Winery, Suider-Paarl, Western Cape. Tickets cost R275 from Quicket. For more information visit their website or call 021 863 3609.
H2O Today: Using immersive and interactive content, this exhibition aims to raise awareness about water globally and in South Africa as a critical resource. Organised by the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service, together with African content and collections provided by the Iziko South African Museum, the exhibition includes 3D artwork, photography and digital media. Details: The exhibition runs until July 31 at Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Tickets cost R15 to R30 and can be bought at the museum. For more information visit their website or call 021 481 3800.
Under Cover of Darkness: By focusing on three women subjected to colonialism — namely Susanna of Bengal, Krotoa and an unknown slave — this exhibition tackles invisibility and asks how histories have been carried into the present. The exhibition is a partnership between the museum and the Centre for Curating the Archive at the University of Cape Town. It is curated by Carine Zaayman and produced by Josie Grindrod. Details: The exhibition runs until October 21 at the Iziko South African National Gallery. Tickets cost R30 and are available at the museum. For more information visit their website.
Zintle Msane: In the name of fostering support for local arts, the Jazzy Rainbow lounge is hosting saxophonist and singer Zintle Msane. The Empangeni native will be accompanied by Sanele Phakathi on piano, Dalisu Ndlazi on double bass, Kabelo Boy Mokhatla on drums, Sinalo Zulu on trumpet, Siyalo Zulu on trombone. Details: The performance takes place on March 15 at the Jazzy Rainbow, Morningside, Durban. Tickets cost R40 and can be purchased at the door. For more information email email@example.com or call 031 303 8398.