Explore these events in your city this week

2019-08-11 00:02

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

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

Joburg Theatre

August 15 to 18

R120 at

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

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

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

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.


VIP Saturdays

Altitude Champagne Garden

August 17, 4pm

Free entrance

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

Free event

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

RockerFella Soweto

August 16, 5pm

Free event

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

Free event

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

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

Durban Botanic


Exhibition runs until August 25

Free entrance

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.

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October 13 2019