09 Feb See this, do that: Cape Town | 9-15 February
This week is hands-on. Take part in a drawing or pottery class, attend discussions around African music, support emerging comedians or take a Sunday stroll in the central city. Here’s our recommended dose of creativity from now till next Monday.
Tuesday 9, February:
Every Tuesday, Artsauce in Roeland Street hosts live drawing sessions. Take whatever materials you want to work with and head over to the studio for an evening of drawing. The muse, music and refreshments are provided. Check out their website for more.
Wednesday 10, February:
Comedy on a Roll
Need a mid-week laugh? Head to Armchair’s open mic nights and support comedians in the making. There’s usually selection of first-timers and emerging talent wanting to test out new material. It doesn’t get fresher than this. Click here for more.
Thursday 11, February:
Pizza and Pottery
Itching to create something with your hands? Enjoy a chilled, creative evening of pizza, painting, pottery and wine at the Clay Café in Hout Bay. Visit their site for details.
Friday 12, February:
In the mood to get your brain ticking? The Gordon Institute of Performing Arts is hosting a symposium full of talks, performances, film screenings and discussion panels interrogating themes of race, gender, class and sexual identity. Merging academia and creative arts, it asks how to press on in contemporary discourse without delegitimising or deprioritising the struggle for equality on any of these issues. Visit GIPCA for more.
Saturday 13, February:
View Georgina Gratrix’s new solo exhibition at SMAC GALLERY. Kitsch and bright with impasto brushstrokes, her second solo exhibition coincides with the launch of the new publication, Georgina Gratrix with text by Emily Friedman. Click here for more.
Workshop 1: What is African Music?
Café Ganesh and Tagore’s in Observatory is running a series of workshops about African music. They ask: How has Westernisation changed the production and consumption of music in Africa by Africans? What exactly is African music? Each workshop is accompanied by a performance or presentation, concert-lecture or listening session that adds to the conversation. Keen to attend? Visit Facebook for more.
Sunday 14, February:
A Walking Tour
It’s Valentine’s day! Fall in love with Cape Town and go on a guided morning walking tour through the city centre. Admire the architecture of City Hall, the Cape High Court and De Tuynhuys Garden House. Included is a visit to the Slave Lodge, the Eastern Food Bazaar and a tree almost as old as Cape Town itself.
Monday 15, February:
“When a young man comes face to face with the nation’s first legal eater of people, it confirms what everyone feared: the new law legalising cannibalism isn’t supposed to alleviate poverty at all. It has some other purpose. But what? To find out the young man must survive, escape and uncover the true source of his pursuer’s, his own and his country’s dark impulses.” Starring Dustin Beck and Amelia Vernede, Cannibal Country is the latest offering from young playwright, Alex McCarthy. For more info and to book click here.