The Weekend Guide

Reimaginings: The BFG is a retelling of Roald Dahl’s 'Big Friendly Giant' in time for the school holidays. (Photo: Val Adamson)

Reimaginings: The BFG is a retelling of Roald Dahl’s 'Big Friendly Giant' in time for the school holidays. (Photo: Val Adamson)

Thrashers Skate School: This is open to all those keen to learn or perfect their skateboard or rollerblade skills. For children, the entry includes two guardians and one skater. Details: The lessons take place every Saturday at the Thrashers Skate Park, 241 Serene Street, Garsfontein, Pretoria.
Tickets cost R280 for an hour’s session. For more information and to book a session, visit their website. To confirm your booking Whatsapp 082 579 2537.

Blow Your Sculpture: As a part of the exhibition, artists using other mediums were invited to make their own glass pieces at the Smelt Glass Studio in Victoria Yards in Lorentzville, Johannesburg. Their work is being exhibited alongside that of artists who specialise in glass. Details: The exhibition runs until April 28 at the Pretoria Art Museum, corner of Francis Baard and Wessels streets, Arcadia, Pretoria. For more information contact the Pretoria Art Museum on 012 358 6750 or 012 344 1807/8 or visit this website

Human Rights Festival 2019: This event acknowledges the sacrifices made in the quest for human rights in South Africa. The event includes exhibitions, tours of Constitution Hill, a film festival, theatre, workshops and a music concert. The lineup includes acts such as Sho Madjozi, Sjava, DJ Kenzhero, Msaki, BCUC, DJ Ready D, Samthing Soweto and Easy Freak. Details: The festival takes place from March 21 to 25 at Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Entry is free but book through Webtickets.  For more information visit their website

Deborah Bell’s exhibition, Enthroned, reflects various themes and sentiments to comment on South African society. 

Enthroned by Deborah Bell: The artist’s latest series comments on the state of South Africa using themes of decay, regeneration, doom and redemption. Details: The exhibition closes with a walkabout at 11am on March 30 at Everard Read — Circa Cape Town, V&A Waterfront. For more information visit their website

Cottonwool Kid: After its sold-out run last year, the one-man play is back. Performed by Toni Morkel and directed by Sylvaine Strike, Cottonwood Kid follows the life of a child who is troubled by her parents’ carelessness. Details: The runs until March 24 at the POP Art Centre, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg. For more information and to buy tickets, which cost R100 to R140, visit their website

Believe with Oskido: The critically acclaimed DJ and producer is hosting a once-off free concert in Pretoria. Details: The concert takes place on March 24 at the Altitude Champagne Garden, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria. For more information visit their website.

The Encounter: With choreography by Lulu Mlangeni, this dance piece is a duet that explores the ongoing uncertainty that humankind goes through regarding their spirituality. Details: This production runs from March 22 to March 24 at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R100 and are available from Webtickets. For more information visit their website

Zoe the Seed: The Swazi-born vocalist and songwriter holds a degree in performance for jazz and popular music. Her performance will be made up of her own compositions, which will be recorded on the night. Accompanying her is Zibusiso Makhathini on the keys, Bethuel Tshoane on guitar, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass and Sbu Zondie on the drums. Details: The show takes place on March 23 at the Jazzy Rainbow, Morningside, Durban. Tickets cost R50 to R100. For more information or to book your tickets email

Encounters by Clare Menck: With a lighthearted Garden of Eden theme, the artist presents paintings of couples who appear consciously unconscious of the viewer. Details: The exhibition takes place until March 30 at 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town. For more information visit their website.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Adapted by Dudley Glass, this children’s theatre follows three children who are trapped in their neighbour’s house where they went despite their mother forbidding them to do so. Details: The play runs until March 30 at Artscape Theatre, Foreshore, Cape Town. Tickets cost R80 and are available from Computicket. For more information visit their website

The BFG: Director Greg King has reimagined the Roald Dahl children’s story about the Big Friendly Giant and a young orphan called Sophie. The play includes puppetry and stars Bryan Hiles, Belinda Henwood, Clare Mortimer, Daisy Spencer and Lyle Buxton. Details: The play runs until March 31 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Mazisi Kunene Road, Durban. Tickets cost R135 to R195 and can be bought from Computicket. For more information visit their website.

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