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12 Apr 2019 00:00
Look, laugh: Lakin Ogunbanwo explores companionship ceremonies in Nigeria. (Lakin Ogunbanwa/ Whatiftheworld)
My Obituary: The protagonist in this play is a young man who meets up with his late parents. During the ensuing confrontation, he suddenly realises the unlikeliness of such an occurrence and starts to wonder whether he has discovered a pathway to the other side or if he too is dead.
Details: The play will be presented on April 13 at The Playhouse Company in Durban. Computicket. For more information visit their website.
Forever Young festival: The festival focuses on giving upcoming musicians a chance to showcase their talents and chat about creative careers. Pretoria-based rapper A-Reece will be headlining. Details: The festival takes place on April 13 at The Werehouse in Durban. Tickets cost R100 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information call 082 461 6795
e wá wo mi by Lakin Ogunbanwo: Meaning “come look at me”, this photographic exhibition is Ogunbanwo’s exploration of customs surrounding Nigerian brides and marital ceremonies. Ogunbanwo shows that there are alternatives to the white wedding for officiating companionship. Details: The exhibition is open until June 8 at the Whatiftheworld Gallery in Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information visit their website.
African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week: With designers from all over Africa showing their work, AFI brings us a sartorial look at the continent through various runway shows. Details: The event takes place until April 13 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Tickets cost R60 to R750 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.
I Can Hear a Lull by Theresa-Anne Mackintosh: Following an eight-year hiatus, the artist presents a new body of work on canvas and paper to illustrate the precarious nature of human subjectivity. Details: The exhibition takes place until April 27 at the Kalashnikovv Gallery in Johannesburg. Entry is free. For more information visit their website
Puppet Guy: Ventriloquist Conrad Koch and the puppet Chester Missing are putting on an interactive show guaranteed to make audiences laugh. Details: The show takes place until April 14 at Montecasino in Johannesburg. Tickets cost R120 to R180 and can be purchased from Computicket. For more information visit their website.
SPCA Hills Pet Easter Hunt Picnic: Bring the whole family (pets included) out for an Easter-themed picnic and treasure hunt. Children and adults alike can enjoy soccer and sumo-wrestling inflatable games. The entrance fee includes access to market stalls, DJ lineups and a box full of food. Details: The egg hunt and picnic take place on April 13 at the Durban and Coast SPCA. Tickets cost R60 to R150 and can be purchased from Quicket. For more information contact Tanya Fleischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 031 579 6546
August House walkabouts and studio visits: Artists Andrew Kayser and Jake Michael Singer — both of whom exhibited at the recent Cape Town Art Fair — are opening up their studios to the public this weekend. Proceeds will go towards The Reimagination Foundation’s MADDD Labs project. Details: The tours will take place on April 13 at August House in Johannesburg. Entry is free. For more information visit their website.
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