The Weekend Guide

'Freedom the Musical' gives a perspective on #FeesMustFall. (Sanmari Marais)

'Freedom the Musical' gives a perspective on #FeesMustFall. (Sanmari Marais)

American Arts Incubator-South Africa: This creative exchange is a cross-institutional programme that uses of community-driven digital and new media art projects to strengthen local economies, encourage innovation and deals with social and environmental issues. Comic book creator and documentary filmmaker Ram Devineni is leading the programme Details: The programme runs until June 5 at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Durban. For more information visit their website

The Ocean of Limitlessness: Multi-medium artist Abdus Salaam works with darkroom photography and oil paint on unconventional canvases.
Works in his latest exhibition are centred on the poem The Ocean of Limitlessness. Details: The exhibition is on until May 30 at the Association for Visual Arts Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town. For more information visit their webiste

Things to Hide Behind: The solo exhibition by Mia Darling showcases the artist’s use of plasticine to create paintings that portray the multifaceted nature of the expression of femininity. Details: The exhibition runs until June 1 at 99 Loop Gallery in Cape Town. For more information visit their.

Building Ground: Grey Areas: This is Rory Emmett’s first solo show. He uses painting and installations to question the violence of Western standards of beauty and success. Details: The exhibition takes place until June 1 at 99 Loop Gallery in Cape Town. For more information visit their website.

Itsoseng: The one-man play that is set in Itsoseng township that fell under deals Bophuthatswana before the end of apartheid. The play covers the period from the early 1990s to 2008 and is the story of hope being crushed when people are made aware of corruption under Lucas Mangope’s rule. Details: The play runs until May 5 at the Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R60 to R120 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.

Almost Sold Out & Rarities: This show exhibits unusual or limited work that was produced or published at the David Krut Workshop and includes limited and rare editions of work. Featured artists include David Koloane, Stephen Hobbs, Colbert Mashile, William Kentridge and Sandile Goje. Details: The exhibition takes place until May 4 at David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. For more information visit their website.

How to Crack a Coconut: Written by Ncumisa Ndimeni and directed by Khutjo Green, this play explores the judgment and shame that comes with being a suburban, Model C-educated black individual in South Africa. Details: The play runs until May 5 at the Pop Art Centre, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R120 to R140. For more information or to buy tickets visit their website.

Capital City Wine Show: Wine lovers in Pretoria can look forward to a premium selection of wines at this second annual wine show. In addition to countless brands and flavours, patrons can also visit food stalls that include Sushi Bus, Just Biltong, Chocolates and More as well as Mari’s. Details: The show takes place on May 3 and 4 at The Capital in Menlyn Maine, 194 Bancor Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria. Tickets range from R180 to R300 and are available from Webtickets. For more information visit their website

Freedom the Musical: With a look at the experience of a Tshwane University of Technology students’ experience of the #FeesMustFall movement, this play examines how rife crime and violence are in South Africa. The show has an age restriction of 16. Details: The production is on until June 2 at the South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria Central. Tickets cost R100 to R300 and are available from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.

Down to Earth: Rolf Winters and Renata Heinen’s documentary, about one family’s journey in search of the keeper’s of the Earth in far-flung places, is back for another screening. Details: The documentary will be screened until May 19 at the Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Tickets cost R50 and are available from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.

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