This working week is only 4 days long because Thursday is Youth Day! In Cape Town we’re attending tech talks, watching theatre, art jamming and chatting about the current state of the youth before heading to Stellenbosch to see Nomusa Makhubu’s photography exhibition and letting loose at Assembly this weekend.
Tuesday 14 June 2016
WomenInTechCPT: Tech Meets Art Journalism and Education
Kosma Von Maltitz and Diana Neille will be chatting about coding, the working journey from astrophysics to educational technology and whether South African journalism should be adapting to tech trends. These tech talks are aimed at women interested in or who already work in the industry, and provide a platform for them to connect and learn from each other. Join the conversation with #WomenInTechCPT. Visit Quicket to purchase tickets.
KAT-O, 27 Caledon St // 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 15 – 18 June 2016
Get ready to watch some theatre! This experimental comedy is directed by Chris Weare and is a mashup of scenes taken from well-known plays and movies where people find themselves in everyday comical situations. Visit Facebook for more.
AFDA, 228 Lower Main Rd, Observatory // 6: 30 pm
Exhibtion 1 by Mads NØrgaard
This exhibition is a culmination of 7 years of photography taken of the youth on their daily commutes using public transport in Cape Town. How people navigate the city, push past geographical segregation and move between the quiet suburban and busier metropolis are some themes explored in this collection of arresting images.
Urban Hub, 142 Buitengraacht St // 7:00 pm
Thursday 16 June 2016
Celebrate Youth Day with creative flair and be part of Cape Town and Jozi’s biggest colour-thon! Head over over to Artjamming Studios and either paint solo on a personalized canvas or add some colour to communal canvases which once complete, will be donated to chemo clinics around the city. All profits from ticket sales go to the Jaime Rose Foundation. Visit their site for more.
Artjamming Studios, V & A Waterfront // 10am – 2pm
For the Youth by the Youth at Creative Nestlings
You’re invited to a panel discussion on what we’re doing, where we’re going and what we want the future of SA youth to be like. Guest speakers include Lindokhule Nkosi, Sizwe Jacques Mbebe and Buhle Ngaba.
Creative Nestlings, 129 Longmarket St // 12:00 – 3:00pm
Friday 17 June 2016
Nomusa Makhubu at the University of Museum of Stellenbosch
Intertwined 2005 – 2015 is a survey of Nomusa’s work as a photographer. Working mainly with portraiture, performance and space-time politics, she explores issues of identity and the sensitive issue of self-representation. To read more about her work, click here.
Erdmann Contemporary, 52 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch // 10am – 10 pm
Saturday 18 June 2016
Hogwarts Express Returns
If you’re a die hard Harry Potter fan then Assembly is the place to be this Saturday. YOH! presents a not-to-be-missed party where dressing up as your favourite Harry Potter character is encouraged. Push Push, Beat Sampras and the legendary YOH! guys will be providing the beats. Click here to avoid FOMO.
The Assembly, 61 Harrington St // 8:30pm – 4:00am
Monday 20 June 2016
100 Nights of Sketch at KnexT Art Gallery
Rudolf Liebenberg’s first solo art exhibition is comprised of 100 A4 sketches drawn over a 100 days. “The inspiration behind the project is the symbiotic energy which exists between trees and humans: we face many global challenges, a big one being deforestation. This series is a glimpse into a flight-of-imagination world where one completely co-exists with nature”, says Rudolph. Visit Facebook for more.
Knobs and Tassels, 115 Harrington St // 6:00 pm