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Brothers: This work looks to reflect the tension that comes from the return of a prodigal son who, after being gone for 18 years, returns to unveil secrets about the family. While it is set in the 1950s the plays themes of migration, returning, censorship and confession resonate with today’s displaced generation. Details: The play is being staged until February 23 at The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown. Tickets cost R150 and can be purchased from www.webticket.co.za. For more information visit www.markettheatre.co.za or call 011 832 1641

Good Feelings: Join Stevenson as they introduce Dada Khanyisa’s first solo exhibition in Johannesburg. Details: The exhibition opens on February 1 at Stevenson art gallery, 46 7th Avenue Parktown. Entry is free. For more information visit stevenson.info

Text me when you arrive: Written and performed by Aalliyah Matintela, Sibahle Mangena and Thuli Nduvane, this play uses satire and movement to explore the everyday plight of South African women through the simulation of a YouTube channel. Three women help the audience navigate the patriarchal presets of rape culture that women are encouraged to live by to dodge death and sexual assualt. Details: The play is being staged until February 2 at the Pop Art Centre, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R120 to R140. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.popartcentre.co.za or call 083 245 1040 

Brewing the Republic — A South African Craft Beer Documentary: The first of February is national beer day. To celebrate the beverage, The Bioscope is hosting the screening of a documentary about making craft beer. Patrons are invited to learn more about the history and the country’s beer industry from the home brewer to commercial brewer while negotiating the benefits and disadvantages that come with being a beer loving nation. Details: The screening will take place on February 1 at The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R60 to R110 and can be purchased from tickets.tixsa.co.za. For more information visit www.thebioscope.co.za or call 087 830 0445 

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert: This picnic style concert invites the entire family out for a day in the sun. bring a blanket and picnic basket while enjoying entertainment from Kwesta and Sjava. Children under 6 do not require a concert ticket to enter the premises. Details: The concert takes place on February 2 at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands. Tickets costs R220 and can be purchased from www.webtickets.co.za. For more information visit sanbi.org or call 021 799 8783

Park Acoustics: Join the team in celebrating 10 years of Park Acoustics with entertainment from indie musicians: Desmond & the Tutus, Early B, Koos Kombuis and Hellcats. This event is only open to people aged 18 and older. Details: The event takes place on February 2 at the Voortrekker Monument heritage site, Eeufees Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria. Tickets cost R145 to R185 and can be purchased from plankton.mobi. For more information visit  www.parkacoustics.co.za/ or call 012 326 6770

All Good Fridays: End the month with a live performance by Mpho Sebina alongside Deniece Marz, Polyester Velcro and The Wam on the decks.  Details: The event takes place on January 31 at the Untitled Basement, 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein. Tickets cost R180 and can be purchased from www.quicket.co.za. For more information call 011 339 1647. 

Ayanda Sikade: This live performance is a culmination of friendship that connects the dots through musical collaborations over the past decade. Ayanda Sikade will be joined on stage by Nduduzo Makhathini (Piano), Tebogo Mokoena (Sax), Siyanda Zulu (Trumpet) and Nhlanthla Rhadebe (Bass).Details: The event takes place on February 1 at the Untitled Basement, 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein. Tickets cost R180 and can be purchased from www.quicket.co.za. For more information call 011 339 1647.

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