Those who enjoy fine arts can catch the last day of the Cape Town Art Fair, or check out remarkable miniature paintings in Joburg. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, comedy shows abound. Phumlani Sithebe Langa sorts out your schedule
Edge, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Durban’s Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre presents Edge, a season of five mini-size dance pieces by the talented choreographers of this notable company. Tickets R20 to R50 at
sneddontheatre.co.za. The first dance is at 3pm The World Federation of Miniaturists Exhibition, centre court at Hyde Park Corner, Joburg This prestigious exhibition is held every four years in a different country, and the Miniature Art Society of SA is hosting it for the first time in Africa. Expect the most beautiful small-scale works of art from 12 countries. It’s a must-see.
Free event. From 9am to 9pm Cape Town Art Fair 2016, Cape Town ICC, Cape Town Catch the last day of this leading international art fair, which showcases contemporary work from Africa and around the world. Expect a carefully curated programme with round table discussions and guided walks.
Tickets R80 to R120 at computicket.com. From 11am
22.02 Justus Jager: PrivateSensation, Graham’s Fine Art Gallery, Joburg German artist Jager has exhibited throughout Europe, including major shows in Russia, and now he’s showing in SA. He’s been preparing for this exhibition for a year. It combines two of his bodies of work referencing the voyeuristic and exhibitionist behaviour of contemporary media and society. Free entrance. Gallery opens 10am.
Runs till March 4
23.02 Tuesday Comedy with Lazola Gola and Robbie Collins, Kitchener’s, Joburg Watch these two unleash new material at a celebrated venue in the city. They’ll be refining their act, so you can trust that it will be fresh and highly entertaining. Be there or be square. Tickets R20 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24.02 Starwors: The Wors Awakens! Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town This takes place not so long ago in a galaxy (or country) not too far, far away. It is for fans and newcomers alike. Catch this hilarious parody that retells the entire Star Wars saga in under 60 minutes. All your favourite characters from these movies will be on stage, but with a local, satirical twist.
Tickets R80 to R90 at computicket.com. Starts 8.15pm
Book Launch: A Prayer of a Black Man, Winnie’s Soul & Jazz Restaurant, Joburg “African people have spent too much time dancing at freedom celebrations in our newly independent African states,” reads the intro to author Motsumi oa Mphirime’s new book. Attend the launch and get your hands on some local literature.
Free event. Starts 7pm
26.02Marc Lottering: Hashtag Lottering,One of South Die Africa’sBoer, Capetop Town comedians is back at it. He’s been in the business for 16 years, and his unique brand of humour and colourful characters are something to behold. Catch him tonight. Tickets R120 at dieboer.com.
Starts 8.30pm I Turned Away and She Was Gone, Magnet Theatre, Cape Town Explores the passage and cycles of life of three generations of women and the relationship we all have with our past, present and future selves. Starring theatre legend Jennie Reznek.
Tickets R65 to R130 at webtickets.co.za. Starts 8pm Homemakers Expo 2016, Ticketpro Dome, Joburg The Homemakers Expo is back in town and this year it’s bigger than ever. You’ll find a year’s worth of shopping all under one roof over four days. The best in home improvement will be around to help you turn your humble pad into a palace. Tickets R100 at ticketprodome.co.za. Pensioners and kids get in free
27.02 iKHO! Festival, Seabrooke’s Theatre, Durban The iKHO! Festival is Durban’s first family theatre puppet festival. It will run over three days. There are six performances on offer, all centred on ecological awareness. It’s a great, culturally rich outing for the whole family.
Tickets R35 at durbanhighschool.co.za. From 11am Tshwane Comedy Nights, SA State Theatre, Pretoria This event continues to shine a light on new comedic talent in the country. Be sure to head on over to support the future Trevor Noahs of this world. Tonight features Tee Tee, Alex Kunene and Pravesh Mungaldave. Tickets R100 at computicket.com.
Starts 8pm Feast of the Grape, D’Aria Wine Farm, Durbanville Kick off your shoes for some squishing and splatting at this year’s Feast of the Grape, a weekend of harvest fun hosted by 12 wine farms in the charming Durbanville Wine Valley.
Tickets R30 to R120 at webtickets.co.za. Starts 11am Bitches Be Back, Carnival City, Joburg This comedy show promises to kick 2016 right in the testosterone, with a refreshed cast, new material and a spectacular venue. Hosted by Anele Mdoda, expect an awesome line-up, including Tumi Morake, Celeste Ntuli and Noko Moswete. Tickets R120 to R295 at computicket.com. Starts 8pm
EDGE: EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS
BOOK LAUNCH: A PRAYER OF A BLACK MAN