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Lelani Ni­co­laisen– A Dif­fer­ent View

LELANI Ni­co­laisen’s paint­ings on her forth­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion will no doubt at­tract art lovers and col­lec­tors alike. She paints hu­man ac­tiv­i­ties or group gath­er­ings and her fig­ures are pre­sented against a bleak and al­most colour­less back­ground, de­pict­ing these per­sons’ lone­li­ness and dis­place­ment within the dis­or­der of our com­mu­ni­ties. Seen in this man­ner, her work is a sub­tle and sen­si­tive so­cial com­men­tary. Gallery hours 9am-5pm, Pre­to­ria Arts As­so­ci­a­tion, Nieuw Muck­leneuk, Pre­to­ria

Noche Es­pañola – Happy 40

THE Bio­scope and the em­bassy of Spain in Pre­to­ria presents Noche Es­pañola (Span­ish Night), cel­e­brat­ing the best of Span­ish cinema. This evening’s fea­ture film is Happy 140/Felices 140, a dra­matic com­edy that tells the story of Elia, who turns 40 and de­cides to gather a few friends and fam­ily at her lux­ury hol­i­day to tell them some­thing. She has be­come an in­stant mil­lion­aire thanks to the Euromil­lion raf­fle that week. From the mo­ment that the guests be­come aware that Elia is now the owner of €140m, the night turns from shared joy to greedy tricks to get their hands on Elia’s money. Tick­ets from R35, 7.30pm, The Bio­scope, Fox Street, Mabo­neng

Di­vas Who Rock

THE Barn­yard The­atre presents five of its best fe­male singers in a tribute to the world’s great­est di­vas. Di­vas Who Rock fea­tures a cap­ti­vat­ing 10-piece cast that pay tribute to the di­vas of to­day, pop di­vas of the ’80s and ’90s, disco di­vas of the ’70s and the soul di­vas of the ’60s. The show fea­tures seven decades of mu­sic start­ing in the 1950s with mu­sic by Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe and tributes to 1960s di­vas, in­clud­ing Ca­role King, Ja­nis Jo­plin and Aretha Franklin. The 1970s and 1980s with tributes to Cyndi Lau­per, Madonna, Cher, Whit­ney Hous­ton and Tina Turner. The 1990s pays tribute to Alanis Moris­sette, Avril Lav­i­gne, Kelly Clark­son, Brit­ney Spears and Jen­nifer Lopez. Con­tem­po­rary di­vas in­clude Lady Gaga, Pink, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. Di­vas Who Rock is about power, ver­sa­til­ity and the mu­sic that has in­spired gen­er­a­tions and sur­passed all bound­aries. Tick­ets from R120, 8pm, Em­per­ors Palace, Kempton Park

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