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John Kramer: The artist is known for his realistic painting of small towns — the buildings, shops, bioscopes and general dealer stores. His ultimate aim is to “create a painting that makes a statement about as specific place that existed at a specific moment in time”, particularly in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape and Karoo. Details: The exhibition is on until February 28 at The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town. For more information visit or call 021 423 5309.

1917: Set in World War I, this film tells the story of two soldiers who are given the seemingly impossible task of making their way through the enemy camp to deliver a message that could save thousands of their fellow cadres. Directed by Sam Mendes, 1917 is the Golden Globe Winner for Best Film, Drama and Best Director. Details: The film is being screened at The Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Tickets cost R60 and are available at For more information visit or call 021 424 5927.

Daughters of the Dust: This 1991 film was written, directed and produced by Julie Dash, the first black woman to direct a feature film. Set in 1902, the film tells the story of three generations of Gullah women living on Saint Helena island who are about to migrate. Details: The film will be screened at The Windybrow Arts Centre, corner of Nugget and Pietersen streets, Johannesburg. Entry is free. For more information visit or call 011 720 7009.

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert: Bring along your own picnic or order one from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant or Moyo. Spoegwolf, the “face of alternative Afrikaans music”, and Jo Black, who started the social awareness campaign to stop bullying (including cyber) at schools, will take to the stage. Details: The concert is on February 23 and start at 5.15pm. Tickets cost R170 to R435 from or and

The Fix: Before now Liberty Battson’s work relied on algorithms and data to dictate the composition of her work. In introducing a new practice, Battson is asserting her creative freedom against what data dictates. What is left is uninhibited expression. Details: The exhibition is on until March 14 at Everard Read, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Visit or call 011 788 4805

Rooftop yoga under the stars: Hosted by The Yogi Paige, this session is an opportunity to pay attention to oneself and what is needed in terms of mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Details: The session takes place on February 21 at 9, 6th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R150. To book your spot email [email protected] or [email protected].

Sibusile Xaba: To promote his new album titled Ngiwu Shwabada, Sibusile Xaba is coming to Johannesburg. Joining him on the bill will be DJ Bob, spinning on the decks. Details: The performance takes place on February 21 at the Roving Bantu Kitchen, 125 Caroline Street, Brixton. Tickets cost R130 (for general access) and R250 (for access and a meal). For more information or to book your spot visit or call 072 223 2648.

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