The Weekend Guide

Femme power: 'Fela and the Kalakuta Queens' explores the role of the women in Fela Kuti’s life. Photo: Courtesy State Theatre.

Femme power: 'Fela and the Kalakuta Queens' explores the role of the women in Fela Kuti’s life. Photo: Courtesy State Theatre.

Tribhangi Dance Festival: In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the Tribhangi Dance Theatre is hosting a dance festival featuring 15 dance groups from various disciplines. Details: The festival is on until March 31 at the Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown. Tickets cost between R90 and R150 and can be purchased from Webtickets.
For more information, visit their website.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival: Referred to as the largest sub-Saharan music event, the jazz fest is celebrating its 20th year. Artists include Chaka Khan, Shekinah, Don Kaka, Ntsika, Nubya Garcia and many others. Details: The festival takes place at the Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, from March 29 to 30. Tickets cost from R850 to R1290 and can be purchased from Computicket. For more information visit their website

The Joburg Comedy Invasion: Legendary comedians Chris Forrest and Joey Rasdien are combining their talents with fast-rising star Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, to bring tears of laughter to an intimate setting. Details: The show takes place on March 29 at Silverstar Casino, off the R28, between Krugersdorp and Muldersdrift. Tickets cost R150 and can be purchased from Computicket. For more information, visit the host’s website.  

Josie Matabola in Concert: The up-and-coming vocalist, who trained at the South African State Theatre’s MC Art, the Vusi Mahlasela Music Academy and is now studying jazz at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, will be performing alongside Sanele Phakathi on piano, Dalisu Dlazi on bass, Sbu Zondi on drums and Thabo Sikhakhane on trumpet. Details: The performance takes place on March 30 at the Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Morningside, Durban. Tickets cost R50 and can be purchased at the door. For more information email jazzyrainbow@mweb.co.za or call 031 303 8398.

Domestic Lives, Nomadic Belongings: Arrangements of collected objects, often found in working- and middle-class homes, make up Stephané E Conradie’s sculptures, prints and paintings, and reflect the effect of a changing society on private spaces. Details: The exhibition takes place until April 14 at GalleryMOMO, 16 Buiten Street, Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information visit their website

Fela and the Kalakuta Queens: This musical chronicles Fela Kuti’s life and human rights activism. In addition to this, it takes a look at the women who were an integral part of his band — their style, dance and take on African identity. Details: The production will take place until April 7 at the State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. The tickets cost between R150 and R350 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information, visit their website.

Vegan Lifestyle Festival: Local businesses and initiatives that help contribute toward an environmentally conscious and vegan lifestyle come together to showcase and sell ethical and sustainable foods and home products. Details: The festival takes place on March 30 at the Vegan Goods Market, 4 Victoria Road, Plumstead, Cape Town. Tickets cost between R20 and R50 a person and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information call 084 423 3771

PPC Imaginarium pop-up exhibition: The Association for Visual Arts gallery is exhibiting works from emerging creatives in fashion, sculpture, jewellery and industrial design leading up to the PPC Imaginarium awards. Details: The pop-up takes place until March 30 at the AVA gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information visit their website

Vertical Presence — The Sculpture of Edoardo Villa: This exhibition takes a comprehensive look at the artist’s private collection. The exhibition is accompanied by educational workshops and walkabouts that will take place on April 11, 17 and 20. Details: The exhibition is open until April 30 at the Keyes Art Mile, 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Entry is free. For more information visit their website.

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