The Weekend Guide

Poetry workshop with Belita Andre: Enhance your writing by enrolling into monthly creative writing workshops with poet Belita Andre. The workshops look to develop your personal writing strengths in order to make expression easier in writing and performing. Those who participate are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a notepad and ped. Refreshments will be for sale after the workshop. Details: The workshop takes place on March 15 at Once in Joburg, 90 De Korte Street. The workshop is free but has limited seats. Visit the Pick Me Up Poetry Facebook page to reserve your seat. For more information email [email protected] or Whatsapp 083 716 0116

Macaron making workshop: Take your dessert making skills to the next level by mastering the art of making macarons from members of the South African Chef’s Association. Details: The workshop will take place on March 13 at the University of Johannesburg’s School of Tourism and Hospitality, 2109, Johannesburg. The workshop costs R640. For more information or to book your spot email [email protected] or call 011 482 7250

Field Market: The Field Market is a monthly market that offers patrons an excuse to visit a park and spend time under  shady trees while enjoying the street food and crafts on sale. The open-air market has a large free play area for children, is open to pets and wheelchair friendly. Details: The market takes place on March 14 at the park on corner Louise Avenue and 14th Street, Parkmore. Entry is free. For more information visit www.fieldmarket.co.za 

How to Disappear: This group exhibition considers the pervasive nature of surveillance in contemporary society ranging from racial profiling in public space, aerial surveillance, the harvesting of data through apps and social media. The show includes works form David Goldblatt, Ewa Nowak, Hyun-Sook Song, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Ja’Tovia Gary, Jeremy Wafer, Kahlil Joseph, Mary Wafer and mounir fatmi. Details: The exhibition opens on March 14 at Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg. For more information visit www.goodman-gallery.com 

Always Smiling: “I want to make images that are both hard to look at, and hard to look away from.” Black Koki is a South African visual artist who makes use of drawings, painting, street art and data analysis to visualise the relationship between the spaces we navigate and our personal and collective data information. Details: The show opens on March 14 at Kalashnikovv Gallery, 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. For more information email [email protected].


Don Quixote: Through the Joburg Ballet prolific ballet practitioners Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov of The Royal Ballet are bringing a South African audience Don Quixote. Set at a seaport in Barcelona, the classic tells the story of a love that grows to defy the couple’s socio-economic differences. Details: The shows takes place until March 22 at the Joburg Theatre, corner Simmonds Street & Stiemens Road, Braamfontein. Tickets cost R110 to R262 and can be purchased from www.webtickets.co.za. For more information visit www.joburgtheatre.com or call 011 877 6800

Master Harold and the Boys: Directed by Greg Karvellas, the production is set in a Port Elizabeth tearoom and tells the coming of age story of a white boy who develops a friendship with two older black men. In spite of the many real differences between them and the boy, the men graciously offer him their wisdom and tales of adulthood as a means of preparing him for manhood. Details: The play is on show until March 21 at The Fugard Theatre, corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six. Tickets cost R180 to R250 and can be purchased from thefugard.onetix.com. For more information visit www.thefugard.com or call 021 461 4554

Windybrow Arts Centre Tour: At 120 years old, the Windybrow is a long standing site of South African cultural activity. Patrons are invited to look at South African history through the many faces and functions that the house has had in the 12 decades that it has been standing. Details: The tours will take place until April 30 at the Windybrow Arts Centre, corner Nugget & Pietersen Streets, Doornfontein. Tickets cost R150 and can be purchased from www.quicket.co.za. For more information visit windybrowarts.co.za or call 011 720 7009

Arte Series: Existing under the arteBotanica umbrella, this series will showcase a number of cross disciplinary collaborations at Nirox Sculpture Park. The first episode of the series will feature music artist Nonky Phiri’s musical and visual artworks alongside electro musician Dion Monti. Details: The event takes place on March 14 at the Nirox Sculpture Park, Nirox Foundation, 24 Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai, 1739 Krugersdorp, Gauteng. Tickets cost R200 but entry is free for all under 12s. Tickets can be purchased from nirox.howler.co.za. For more information visit www.niroxarts.com


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