Week in and week out we’ve got your social life covered. Grab something to eat at a happening eatery or take in some art. Phumlani S Langa lists the theatre, dance, food and parties happening this week in the gig guide to the fly life.
Until September 8
R105 to R400 at computicket.com
This production has been going for almost three decades now, showcasing its unique use of dustbin lids, plastic bags and even broomsticks to create intricate beats that you should check out.
World Sound Concert
August 15 to 18
R120 at joburgtheatre.com
There is something to be said of people with an eclectic taste in music. This is perfect – jazz, Afro-soul, world music and traditional styles from around the continent. The line-up incudes Pri Hollis and Thuli Kama, PG_13 and Children of the Sun, Zuko and Zan Dlamini, Tshele Tsoerenyane and uMbaqanga weBlues.
Pop Art Centre
August 15 to 18
R120 at popartcentre.co.za
Witness the maturation Katleho, who battles with issues around sexual violence, fatherless households and the idea of freedom as we know it.
SA State Theatre
Until September 15
R100 to R120 at webtickets.co.za
Revisit the vibrancy of the old Sophiatown. Enjoy the sounds, styles and stories that emerged from this section of Joburg during the height of apartheid.
Tshwane Youth Arts Festival
SA State Theatre
August 20, 27 and 28
R80 at webtickets.co.za
This festival was founded in 1994 and every year since then the Opera Stage at the SA State Theatre has hosted the best in up-and-coming artistic talent. Running over 30 days, it gives pupils from 190 Gauteng schools a chance to express themselves freely.
Altitude Champagne Garden
August 17, 4pm
The club is not a bad place to have a good time – at times. In particular if there isn’t a cover charge. But any club with a VIP tag is one you’ll probably have to dress up a bit for.
Wafa Wafa Futsal Tournament
Orlando Community Hall
August 17, 9am
Indoor football is on the rise everywhere in South Africa, with many formats of the abridged game being played passionately. Futsal is an adored variation and this tournament is a free and perfect place to experience this take on the best sport in the world.
We Are Rhythm – The Beginning
August 16, 5pm
This will be a chance to get to know the WAR family, a clutch of deejays looking to take the game by storm. The line-up includes BlackVillain, Judy Jay, Brino-Soul, Kelo and NeMo Soul.
Vodacom’s Connected Youth Roadshow
University of Johannesburg Auckland Park Campus
August 12, 11am
Mobile communications giant Vodacom is looking to empower the youth and give back. Join it for an expo around topics such as the fourth industrial revolution, financial literacy (how to become financially free) and entrepreneurship. What would really help is if data didn’t cost a grip, but hey...
Tankiso Live: The Audacity To Be
Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre Centre
Until 17 August
R60 to R120 at webtickets.co.za
This gifted musician has taken protest and used it to fuel her art. Her sound delves into such issues as heartbreak, loss, oppression, marginalisation and self-healing.
Contemporary Gospel Festival
NG Kerk Mafikeng
August 16, 6pm
R100 to R200 at the door
Experience the gospel sounds of Bokone Bophirima featuring Amahubo – The Psalmist, Keitumetse Monye and many more. They’re all meeting in Mahikeng for a praise and worship experience.
International Women Photographers Award
Exhibition runs until August 25
The International Women Photographers Association handpicked 11 photographers from a pool of 600 submissions from 82 countries. See their work in an exhibition at this gorgeous location.