The Weekend Guide
Yoga Picnic: Taking place at the foot of the Magaliesberg, this gentle yoga flow session looks to be a good start to the weekend. The workout will be followed by a breakfast of muesli with fruit and yoghurt, pesto and tomato sandwiches and freshly brewed coffee at a nearby café.
Details: The event takes place on April 6 with the picnic at the Respek Coffee Shop, 1174 Moulton Avenue, Waverley.
Tickets cost R100 and can be purchased from Quicket. For more information visit their website.
Dance Umbrella Africa: Curated by Mamela Nyamza, the dance festival brings dance forms from across the continent to Pretoria under the title: Figure-ring the state of dance in Africa. Patrons can expect isipantsula, classical, contemporary dance and theatre. Details: The festival takes place until April 7 at the South African State Theatre, Pretoria Central. Tickets cost R50 to R100 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.
Pierneef/ The Museum Collection: The collection includes works from Jacob Hendrick Pierneef’s time spent in Pretoria, Namibia and the Netherlands over his more than 50-year career. Details: The exhibition takes place until June 13 at the Pretoria Art Museum, Arcadia. For more information call the museum on 012 358 6750.
Every year, Every Day, I Am Walking: The play traces the life of a young refugee who lost her family and home and must now journey in search of a new one in foreign territory. Directed by Mark Fleishman, the piece was made in 2006, preceding the violent attacks on Somali nationals in South Africa. Details: The play is showing until April 13 at the Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town. Tickets cost R50 to R100 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.
Afterimage by Katherine Bull: With paintings and drawings, the artist unpacks the relationship between animals, humans and the digital world. Details: The exhibition takes place until April 6 at Smith Gallery, Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information visit their website.
Slow art and yoga: In celebration of International Slow Art Day, Yoga Works will guide participants through a mindful session suitable for all levels. It will be accompanied by a Richard Bruyns performance and food from Nita’s Kitchen. Details: The celebration will take place on April 6 at the Nirox Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp. Tickets cost R160 and can be purchased from Howler. For more information visit their website.
Soweto family fun day: Bring the whole family for a day out this weekend. Children can look forward to activities such as face painting, horse riding, quad biking, indigenous games, mobile train rides, inflatable rides and colour powder runs. Adults can look forward to musical entertainment, drinks and food. Details: The fun day takes place on April 6 at Dobsonville Stadium. Tickets cost R60 to R80 and can be purchased from Computicket.
XXL: This production tells the story of two people who connect with one another through their struggle with obesity. They encourage one another to gain self-love, confidence and brave romantic relationships. The production is written by Makhalangaka Kolobe and directed by Mo Mo Matsunyane. Details: The show will be performed on April 7 at POP Art Centre, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R120 to R140. To purchase tickets or for more information visit their website.
Soweto Art and Craft Fair: On the first Saturday of every month, the Soweto Theatre is a platform for young entrepreneurs and performers to workshop their businesses and talents. Details: The fair takes place on April 6 at the Soweto Theatre, Bolani Road, Jabulani. Tickets cost R20 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.
Nyasaland Analysand by Samson Kambalu probes fading traditions. (David Harrison)
Nyasaland Analysand by Samson Kambalu: This exhibition sees the artist drawing from his upbringing in Malawi to produce work that interrogates the integration of Western influences into local traditions and customs using film and installation. Details: The exhibition takes place until April 13 at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. Entry is free. For more information visit their website.
Woolworths presents Sir John masterclass: As Beyoncé’s make-up artist, Sir John brings his make-up tips and tricks, from red carpet recreations to everyday looks. The masterclass also includes beauty pop-ups, goodie bags and catering by Woolworths. Details: The masterclass takes place on April 6 at Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre. Tickets cost R700 to R1 200 and can be purchased from Webtickets.
Nandi the Musical: This musical tells the story of Shaka Zulu’s mother, Nandi. Details: The production takes place until April 7 at the Playhouse Company, Durban. Tickets cost R30 to R120 and can be purchased from Computicket. For more information visit their website.
Tswela Pele: With 60 works from the Art Bank of South Africa, the pieces in this exhibition represent artists from seven provinces. The Art Bank, under the department of arts and culture, promotes art collecting in South Africa. Details: The exhibition takes place until May 12 at the Durban Art Gallery. Entry is free. For more information contact the gallery on 031 311 2264.
Duck for President: Adapted from Doreen Cronin’s book, this musical production enlightens children on the voting process. It gives child-friendly explanations of democracy, debates, who can vote and why voting matters. Details: The play takes place until April 7 at the National Children’s Theatre, Junction Avenue, Parktown. Tickets cost R100 to R120. For more information and to book tickets visit their website.