23 Feb See this, do that: Cape Town | 23-29 February
Design Indaba is finished and THAT ART FAIR has come to close but there’s still lots to see and do in Cape Town! This week we’re watching films, viewing fine art and cartoons, listening to the sounds of the Reza Khotzo Quartet and skating along the Promenade.
Tuesday, 23 February:
Cinema from the Vision of the Music
If you’re feeling a little broke but game to head out then catch Short & Sweet’s selection of local and international music-related short films at the Castle of Good Hope. The screenings include a film by local director Jasyn Howes and an electronic experimental collaboration between Diamond Thug, Brett Novak and David Wilson. Click here for more.
Castle of Good Hope, cnr Darling and Buitenkant Streets // 6:30pm
Wednesday, 24 February:
No One’s Land
Feel inspired by That Art Fair and want to see more work? Karen Cronje and Andrew Sutherland are presenting an exhibition at 99 Loop that explores our struggle over land. It contemplates the roles of explorers, conquerors and our collective amnesia towards the past. Visit Facebook for details.
99 Loop Street // 6pm
Thursday 25, February:
The Soup Kitchen Sessions
This month the Theatre Arts Admin Collective is hosting a play reading session themed around family. The concept is to “take a fabulous play you’ve never directed or seen off the shelf at the TAAC Yvonne Banning Reading Room…or dust off that play you’ve set your heart on but has been lying on your bedside table for far too long…and start dreaming into directing it. Then share your concept and imaginings and a 15-minute reading with the actors of your choice and we all get to talk about it and share your dream”. It’s a wonderful informal way for aspiring directors and artists to try something new and explore their ideas in a fun, constructive environment. Keen to participate or direct? Click here.
Methodist Church Hall, cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street, Observatory // 7pm
Friday, 26 February:
The Reza Khota Quartet Tour
The Reza Khota Quartet are performing at Straight No Chaser for the Cape Town leg of their SA tour. “The band has been working on new repertoire. In addition to the wide range of music that inspired our first album: ‘Transmutation’ (2014) we are now also drawing on sounds from Ethiopia, Mali and Nigeria. Over the past few years and through some travel, we have become enticed and fascinated by the groove traditions on this continent and the deep level of sophistication in the feeling, placement or displacement of rhythm. Music by Mulatu Astatke, Fela, Toni Allen, Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate feature regularly in our listening. The hypnotic, spirit searching grooves and modes resonate with us and relate directly to our modal jazz/experimental rock interests”, says Reza. Visit their blog for more.
79 Buitenkant Street // 8:30pm
Saturday, 27 February:
If you’re a comic and illustration fan then visit the Cape Town Creative Academy to see their MUTINY exhibition featuring new works by Anja Venter, Maaike Bakker and Jean de Wet. For more info visit Facebook.
Grey Area, 373 Albert Road, Woodstock // 10am
Sunday 28, February:
THAT Film Focus
Catch the last of the week-long programme showcasing incredible local and international films at the Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre in affiliation with THAT ART FAIR. This Sunday they’re screening Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s film, Necktie Youth. See Facebook for more.
145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock // 7-10pm
Monday, 29 February:
Got the Monday Blues? Cure it with a sunset stroll, a jog, with a scooter, a skateboard or your bike. Head to the Sea Point Promenade for a dose of fresh air and fun with friends.
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