This week Cape Town is showing off. On the cards is the International Jazz Festival, stand-up comedy, exhibition openings, free concerts, film screenings and important discussions exploring urban themes and the growth of cities. From listening to the Grammy nominated musical trio, Sisters with Voices, to watching inspiring documentaries, there’s much to be entertained by and we can’t wait to get involved.
Tuesday 29 March
Ever wondered what Noise music is? Inspired by John Cage’s Water Walk, special guest Rolf Erik-Nystrom along with Juliana Venter will be using sounds from radio, toy boats, a staircase to create a synergy of fascinating beats. Visit Facebook for more.
84 Kloof Street // 9pm
Wednesday 30 March
The #FREECONCERT2016 is entertaining inner city dwellers at Green Markert Square this year! Hear the USA swing trio Sisters with Voices, the pop reggae band Dr. Victor & The Rasta Rebels and Cape Town Jazz artists TopDog SA. Visit Facebook for more.
Greenmarket Square // 5pm
Wim Legrand and Lizza Littlewort at 99 Loop:
99 Loop exhibiting new exhibtions by Lizza and Wim entitled ‘Haevn’ and ‘Brouhaha’. ‘Haevn’ reflects on the failures of mainstream ideology and ‘Brouhaha’ is Belgian artist and master print-maker, Wim Legrand’s first exhibition in South Africa. Click here for more.
99 Loop // 4.00pm
Black Filmmaker’s Festival Screening:
Woe Man by Noli Masango, Garden of My Ancestors by Tsholofelo Monare, Umva by Qondiswa James, To Catch a Dream by Jim Chuchu and Kinshasa Mboka by Douglas Ntimasiemi are the five films being screened at this festival celebrating black artists, who use the medium of film, to tell their stories. Click here for more.
75 Harrington Street // 6pm
You Are Here:
Kirsten Sims’s second solo exhibition is a quest to find the place between being lost and found. Inspired by the internet, old photographs and magazines, she explores landscapes of people, palms, pets, parties and provocative places. Click here for more.
91 Kloof Street // 6:30pm
Thursday 31 March
Why Black/Brown Businesses Fail/Succeed:
Be part of the debate on opportunities, challenges, triumphs and risks determining the success or failure of small businesses hosted by Creative Nestlings. South African institutions love flinging around the word ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘start-up’ but what does that equate to in reality? Find out more here.
129 Longmarket Street // 6pm
Galactic Days * 20, 000 Days on Earth:
If you’re a Nick Cave fan then don’t miss out on the screening of the film that sought to document his artistic process and the transformative power of the creative spirit happening at The Eye. There’s a discussion afterwards, listening party and coffee, juice and records on sale.
44 Bloem Street // 8:15pm
Friday 1 April
Cape Town International Jazz Festival:
Every Jazz aficionado knows that Friday kicks off the 17th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival. There’s always an amazing line-up of international and local acts and tickets usually sell out fast so be sure to get yours before it’s too late! Go to Facebook for more details.
Cape Town International Convention Centre // 6pm
Saturday 2 April
The Power Struggle:
Comedian Nik Rabinowitz along with writers Tom Eaton and Darrel Bristow-Bovey present the world’s first green comedy show at the Baxter Theatre. Nik takes the audience on a journey outlining the history of power and our relationship with it. Click here to book tickets and for more info.
Rondebosch Main Road // 8pm
Monday 4 April
The Future of Public Space | African cities and public spaces:
What are the contemporary challenges that face growing African cities and what initiatives are being put in place to handle urbanization? From Cairo to Lagos to Niarobi to Cape Town, this three-part event with presentations, pecha kuchas and panel discussions explores the relationship between public spaces and private lives. Click here for more.
71 Hout Street // 5:30pm