The Weekend Guide

Earnest endeavour: Marolize Southwood’s new exhibition is called In All Seriousness

Earnest endeavour: Marolize Southwood’s new exhibition is called In All Seriousness

In All Seriousness: Marolize Southwood is fascinated with the construct of reality that human beings have created. The artist uses her fascination to create new and unusual ideas around spaces and objects through still life, oil on canvas paintings. Details: The exhibition will take place until August 24 at 99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop Street, Cape Town city centre.
Entry is free. For more information visit their website.

The Dead Tinder Society: Tinder is a dry, flammable material used for lighting fires. When the protagonist’s love life goes through a dry spell following a divorce, she turns to the dating app Tinder. Using Tinder and singlehood as central themes, the play explores the highs and lows of dating in the digital age. Details: The show will be on until August 25 at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R130 to R180 and can be purchased from Computicket. For more information, visit their website.

Currently (G)old: Directed by Sinenhlanhla Mgeyi and Aaliyah Matintela, Currently (G)old satirically tackles young South Africans’ perceptions of their human rights. Details: The play will be shown until August 18 at The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street (previously Wolhuter Street). Tickets cost R90 to R100 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.

Thabang: Through movement and sound, this play looks to address themes surrounding violence, as well as ideologies about freedom. The viewer follows the protagonist, Katleho, as he deals with the alienation and emotional distress that comes from not addressing one’s traumas surrounding abandonment, abuse and intimacy. Details: The show will take place until August 18 at the Pop Art Centre, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R120 to R140. For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website.

Beat in the Kapital: To bridge the gap between the different cultural heritages you find in Pretoria, this one-day festival brings its patrons together through a selection of South African underground music. Details: The event takes place on August 16 at the African Beer Emporium, 367 Helen Joseph Street, central Pretoria. Tickets cost R50 and can be purchased from Quicket. Tickets are also available at the door before 8pm. For more information visit their website

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