The Weekend Guide

Creative birth pains: Nhlanhla Dube stars in Xova, which is on at the State Theatre. (Mark Wessels)

Creative birth pains: Nhlanhla Dube stars in Xova, which is on at the State Theatre. (Mark Wessels)

Underline Projects Show: Underline Projects is a new organisation headed by curators Londi Modiko, Lara Koseff and Natasha Becker. It looks to offer a platform and support to independent creatives in the contemporary art space. Details: The show takes place from September 12 to 15 at the Museum of African Design, 281 Commissioner Street, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, 2094.
Main entrance on Albrecht Street. Parking is limited. Entry costs R35 to R50 and tickets can be purchased from tickets.tixsa.co.za. For more information visit underlineprojects.art

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival: Usher in warmer seasons with a weekend filled with wine tasting, complimentary eats to nibble on and live entertainment at the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley. Details: The Festival takes place on September 14 to 15 at the Franschhoek Wine Valley, 62 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek, 7690. Tickets cost R180 to R200 and can be purchased from www.webticket.co.za. For more information visit www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za or call 021 876 2861

Xova: Using the process of making bread as a metaphor, the production tells the story of the lengths a woman goes through to provide for her newborn baby after she is abandoned by her husband. Details: The stage play is being showcased until October 4 at the South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria Central. Tickets cost R100 to R110 and can be purchased from www.webticket.co.za. For more information visit www.statetheatre.co.za

A New Nature: Works by Derika Volpi, Paula Dubois and Sarel Greyling look at the ways in which nature and humanity are pleading for redemption, a fresh start. Details: The exhibition takes place until September 18 at the Tina Skukan Gallery, 6 Koedoeberg Road, Faerie Glen. Entry is free. For more information visit www.tinaskukangallery.co.za or call 012 991 1733

FNB Art Joburg: This long standing annual art fair brings artists, curators, collectors and art enthusiasts together under one roof for a weekend long showcase. Participating galleries include blank projects, Gallery MOMO, Goodman Gallery, Kalashnikov and Stevenson. Details: The fair takes place from September 13 to 15 at the Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R60 to R200 and can be purchased from tickets.tixsa.co.za. For more information visit artjoburg.com

Latitudes Art Fair: Joining Art Joburg on the fair circuit this weekend is the first fair to be owned solely by women. Described by its founders as a fair for “African art in international times”, Latitudes looks to become a platform that increases entries into the art world while spreading the reach of African art further afield.Participating galleries include AfriArt Gallery, Artco, Arte, Artists Proof Studio, First Floor Gallery Harare (Zimbabwe) and KZNSA Gallery. Details: The fair takes place from September 13 to 15 at the Nelson Mandela Square, corner Rivonia Road and 5th Street Sandown Sandton Centra. Tickets cost R120 to R500 and can be purchased from quicket.co.za. For more information visit latitudesartfair.com

The Soweto Cheese & Wine festival: Refine your cheese and wine pairing skills this weekend. Patrons can expect food, live entertainment, a children’s entertainment area and the opportunity to win prizes. Details: The festival takes place on September 14 at the Soweto Theatre, corner Bolani Link and Bolani Road, Jabulani, Soweto. Tickets cost R150 to R300 and can be purchased from www.webticket.co.za. For more information visit www.sowetotheatre.com or call 011 930 7461

Gloria Bosman & the University of Johannesburg Choir: Afro Jazz and gospel vocalist Gloria Bosman takes the stage with the UJ choir for one night. Details: The performance takes place on September 13 at the University of Johannesburg’s Art Centre, Kingsway Campus, corner University Road and Kingsway, Auckland Park. Tickets cost R80 to R150. For more information or to book tickets visit arts.uj.ac.za

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