The Weekend Guide

Kyle Shepherd will be joined by Shane Cooper (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums) for a once off performance at the Untitled Basement (Gregory Franz)

Kyle Shepherd will be joined by Shane Cooper (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums) for a once off performance at the Untitled Basement (Gregory Franz)

Tswalo: This award winning offering gives a platform to the art of solo performances and how they are carried by movement and voice. It takes the audience through the contradictory nature of existing by highlighting the relationship between chaos and beauty, blood and birth as well as love and war. Details: The production takes places until October 27 at The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown. Tickets R90 to R150 and can be purchased from www.webtickets.co.za.
For more information visit www.markettheatre.co.za

The Kyle Shepherd Trio: Award-winning pianist, composer and band leader Kyle Shepherd is coming to Untitled Basement with Shane Cooper (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums) for a once off performance. Details: The performance takes place on October 11 and 12 at the Untitled Basement, 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein. Tickets cost R200 and can be purchased form www.quicket.co.za. For more information call 011 339 1647

Naga Ya Fsa: Tlokwe Sehume & Medu’s album Naga Ya Fsa brings indigenous classical instruments like the mbira, mvet and shekeres together with Western music and spoken word. The result is an innovative sonic conversation between the three art forms. Details: The performance takes place on October 10 and 11 at the Joburg Theatre, corner Simmonds Street & Stiemens Road Braamfontein. Tickets cost R120 and can be purchased from www.webtickets.co.za. For more information visit www.joburgtheatre.com

Man Alone: Sam Leatha is in his early sixties who lives with his three pot plants. Through the relationship he has with the plants, and his neighbours’ concern of his isolation, this play unpacks ideas of solitude and the need thereof. Details: The production will be staged until October 13 at the Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown. Tickets cost R90 to R150 and can be purchased from www.webticket.co.za. For more information www.markettheatre.co.za

Life According to James Barnor: This exhibition presents a selection of work from the Ghanian photographer’s 40 year-long career at the Gerard Sekoto Gallery. The exhibition was previously at the Rencontres de Bamako in 2017, and at the Museum of Photography in Saint-Louis, Senegal, in 2018. Details: The exhibition takes place until October 11 at Alliance Française of Johannesburg,17, Lower Park Drive, Corner Kerry Rd, Parkview. Entry is free. For more information visit www.alliance.org.za or call 011 646 1169

Juggling Skills: Gareth Nyandoro’s large paper-based work reflects on the flexibility and ingenuity of informal businesses in Harare, Lusaka, Maputo, Gaborone and Luanda. Details: The exhibition takes place until October 19 at Smac Art Gallery, 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank. For more information visit www.smacgallery.com.

Recent Works: William Peers carves his sculptures using Carrara or Portuguese marble, a form that requires intensive labour and exhaustive honing. His work explores the relation between the idea of positive and negative shapes as well as spaces and the matter that occupies them. Details: The exhibition takes place until October 12 at Everard Read - Circa, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. For more information visit www.everard-read-capetown.co.za

God is a Woman: A trans womxn is held by her mother, grandmother and best friend as she navigates the twists and turns of her identity. Their support takes her on a spiritual journey of exploring the idea of God being a woman. Details: The production will be staged until October 12 at Artscape Theatre, D.F. Malan Street, Foreshore. Tickets cost R60. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.artscape.co.za or call 021 410 9838

Danger in the Dark: This stage play is a reworking of David Kramer and Taliep Petersen’s 90’s musical, Poison. A social worker writing her thesis on drug use in the Cape Flats realises that an old friend is in an abusive relationship with drug lord. A strong urge to help her friends leads her to the underbelly of the Cape Flats. Details: The production is on stage from October 11 to November 2 at the Baxter Theatre Centre, Baxter Theatre Center, 2 Main Road, Southern Suburbs. Tickets cost R110 to R140 and can be purchased from www.webtickets.co.za. For more information visit www.baxter.co.za alethea.patterson-cordiglia@uct.ac.za 021 685 7880

Falke full moon night trail run: End the week with a night run lit by the moon along a trail coloured by vineyards, fynbos and forests. Patrons can expect food, wine and coffee at the end of the running trail. Details: The run takes place on October 11 at the Dornier Wine Estate, Dornier Road, Upper Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch. Tickets cost R50 to R130. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.dirtpass.co.za

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