See this, do that: Cape Town | 17 – 23 May 2016

Cape Town: This week brings with it beer, brains, zines, theatre and new designs. We’re perusing collectible prints, watching debut plays, breaking it down to hip hop and listening to insightful talks at the Pint of Science festival. 

Tuesday 17 May:

The South African Print Gallery 

The SA Print Galley has a brand new extension which gives it plenty room to exhibit beautiful prints from upcoming and well-established artists. They have a wide selection of work on offer both to see and purchase whether you’re a seasoned collector or just beginning to grow your art collection. Click here for more. 

109 Sir Lowry Rd // 9am-4:30pm

Cape Town

Wednesday 18 May:

Graphica at the Southern Guild

Graphica brings to the Mother City a few collectible design pieces that have never been exhibited in South Africa. It’s a “visual feast of dynamic silhouettes and exquisite surface detailing,” says founder Trevyn McGowan. They too have dramatically reworked their gallery, so head on down to see some inspiring design and check out their new space. Visit Facebook for more. 

10 Lewin Street, Woodstock // 10am-5pm 

Cape Town

Thursday 19 May:

I See You

Now showing at The Fugard Theatre, Mongiwekhaya’s play speaks to the complexities faced in SA. Being born-free, the power of language and trying to reconcile the past with the present are the broad themes he explores in his debut play. I See You is directed by Noma Dumezweni, who will play Hermione Granger in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. Click here to book tickets. 

Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street // 8pm 

Cape Town

Photograph by Johan Persson

Friday 20 May:

Optical Diversion 

“How then does the contemporary South African artist navigate and divert the constructed histories and assumed relationships of art practices in an African context?” – this is the central premise to Eclectica Design & Art’s current exhibition. Participating artists include Zarah Cassim, Albert Coertse, James De Villiers, Asanda Kupa, Catherine Ocholla and Mark Rautenbach. Click here for more.

179 Buitengracht St // 9:30am-5pm

Cape Town

Saturday 21 May: 

Zines in ZAR

There’s a mini zine fest taking place this weekend! An array of independent publishers and small presses are showcasing their work. Browse through the fair, attend zine workshops, see performances and listen to poetry readings. Go to Facebook for more. 

129 Longmarket St // 10am-4pm
Cape Town
Bass Culture:
If hip hop is your thing then head to Assembly this Saturday. They’re bringing The Beatbangaz, EJ von Lyrik and Tony Tso and his crew all the way from Maritius and Reunion Island, who drop some sic Creole-style beats. Visit Facebook for more. 
61 Harrington St // 8pm-3am
Cape Town
Monday 23 May: 
Pint of Science Festival
Running from Monday to Wednesday, this nightly two hour science event takes place in bars in Cape Town. It’s a global festival that aims to make science more accessible to the public. Sit back with a pint of beer and attend talks with titles like Atoms to Galaxies, Tech Me Out, Beautiful Mind and Planet Earth. Beer and brains, need we say more? Visit here to view talks, venues and times. 
Cape Town

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