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See this, do that: JHB | 12 – 18 July 2016

Judging by the weather, you’d think the upcoming week in Jo’burg would be fairly humdrum, but there are a few events scattered across the city that’ll ensure an otherwise lively and upbeat few days. From weekend long art fairs, laid back picnics, and a decade of sustainable live music to name a few, there’s more than enough to get you out of bed in the next few days.

Wednesday 13 June 2016

Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning

Taking place at the Standard Bank Gallery in downtown Johannesburg from July 13 to September 17, Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning is a rare opportunity to see the lasting works of the great painter. Deceptively simple with a marked use of colour, Matisse’s works are some of the most influential works of art the world over. Head over to Facebook for more details.  

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Subterranean Wavelength Live

The second installment of a series of shows which aimed at showcasing alternative music culture and the burgeoning scene of electronic music in SA, Subterranean Wavelength Live Sessions is back. Taking place at Goodluck Bar, the event has a solid lineup featuring Watermark High, Thami 2 Shoez and FRQNT. Entrance is free so follow the event on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out. 

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Thursday 14 June 2016  

Drink & Draw JHB: Mini Session

Fast becoming a Jozi staple event, Drink & Draw invites crowds to quite simply, have a few drinks and doodle with friends. This particular Drink & Draw enables funds to be raised for 1000 Drawings so pack your pens and pencils, dress warmly and head through to Trio Greenside for a free glass of gluwhein and a night of creative drawing. More details over here

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Turbine Art Fair

The hype’s been building for a while and now the Turbine Art Fair is just around the corner. TAF aims to platform contemporary art from emerging and experimental artists. This year’s fair sees a host of galleries, collectives, and independent exhibitors to showcase their work. It all kicks off this Thursday at Turbine Hall and continues until Sunday 17 July. R100 at the door gets you in and you can find out more on the event page.  

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Friday 15 July 2016

A Decade of Rumours

Rumours is celebrating 10 years of live music and they’re doing it with a whole lot of live acts over three chaotic days. Starting on Friday 15 and running through to Sunday 17 July, you’ll be able to catch Francois van Coke, Facing the Gallows, Gunslinger and Man as Machine to name a few. Check out the full lineup as well as some rather inviting drink specials on Facebook.   

Francois van Coke at Rumours Lounge

Saturday 16 July 2016

Orchestrated Freedom 

Orchestrated Freedom is a new cinematic installation by the collective Wasis.Today. Taking place at ROOM Gallery Hall 3, the installation style exhibition sees the use of video, photography and sculptural objects in a theatrical manner to challenge manufactured mono-aesthetics and the consent that drives and hybridizes our bodies. More details this way.  

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Architecture Meets Art

Usually taking place at David Krut Bookstore in Parkwood, this series of talks is happening at the Edoardo Villa House in Kew this Saturday. Premised on the need to create more sustainable conversation between art and architecture in South Africa, the event will see public artist Stephen Hobbs chair talks between leading architects and collectors. Accredited by the Gauteng Institute of Architecture, the event is free although seating is limited. Email elzette@davidkrut.com to make a booking and find more about the event here.   

Stephen Hobbs 'Dazzle Building'

Stephen Hobbs ‘Dazzle Building’

PIC NIC Newtown

Pack a blanket, some snacks, and bring a few friends or family members for an afternoon picnic on the lawns between Workshop Newtown and The Market Theatre. Picnic baskets will be on sale and live entertainment comes by way of Tidal Waves and DMDC. A perfect way to either wrap up a Saturday or start it off right. More info this way

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