Cape Town, it’s another short week with Women’s Day on the 9th. For the next few days we’re taking part in a communal artwork, looking at new exhibitions, doodling at Open Design, and listening to Medicine Boy and Sakawa Boys. From live music to book launches, there never seems to be a shortage of creativity in the Mother City. However, if you find yourself in Jozi this weekend then don’t miss out on our X conference for creative womxn!
Tuesday 9 August 2016
Imagine CT Women’s Day Painting Picnic
Reclaim the City is hosting a public painting day and invites everyone take part in making a collective artwork. Got acrylic or spray paint you no longer need? Head down to the promenade and join in the collaboration or drop off your materials as a donation. Visit Facebook for more.
Seapoint Promenade // 11:00am – 3:00pm
In the Garden
The duality of the conscious and subconscious pervades the work of prolific painter, John-Micheal Metelerkamp. His latest offering, In the Garden, is filled with landscape and figurative paintings that reference both the outer concrete and inner dreamworld. Viewing times vary during the week. Visit Facebook for more.
Gallery F, 78 Shortmarket St // 4pm
Body Worlds Vital Exhibition
The Body Worlds Vital Exhibition is returning to Cape Town with a difference. Most of the exhibits are new and focus on health, vitality, our athletic potential and the effects of major chronic diseases. Explore our anatomy and physiology by viewing over 180 authentic whole-body plastinates. Go to Facebook for details.
The V&A Waterfront, Breakwater Boulevard // 3pm
Wednesday 10 August 2016
The book launch of Amagama Enkululeko
Amagama Enkululeko is a South African literature anthology that tells stories through the lens of the lived experience of black South Africans during apartheid. It looks at the effects that an oppressive political system has on individuals, communities and how this plays out in the present. Visit Facebook for more.
The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland St // 5.30pm
Doodle Session at Open Design
1000 Drawings is hosting a doodle session at Open Design. Grab a pen and paper and get sketching. Entrance is free and all drawing gear is provided. Visit Facebook for more.
The Cape Town City Hall, 46 Darling St // 5pm
Thursday 11 August 2016
Creative Mornings with SuzelleDIY
SA’s much loved YouTube DIY queen, Julia Anastasopoulos is speaking at this week’s CreativeMornings breakfast lecture series along with her creative partner, Ari Kruger. Hear how SuzelleDIY was born and how they unexpectedly turned it into a business. Go here for more info.
The Cape Town City Hall, 46 Darling St // 8:30 – 10am
Saturday 13 August 2016
Sakawa Boys Album Release Party
The four part pop group have just released their 8 track album, 2014 Anxiety. Start the weekend listening to new sounds by Skye MacInnes, Keenan Oakes, Peter Scott and John Seth. Click here for more.
Stags Head & Hectic on Hope, 69 – 71 Hope Street // 8pm
Official launch of Kinda Like Electricity
Head to Magnet Theatre and hear dream noise duo Medicine Boy debut their new LP. Vinyls, CD’s, shirts and posters will be on sale. We’d advise you to buy tickets beforehand because theatre spaces are limited. Visit Nutickets to book.
The Old Match Factory, Cnr St Unit 1, Observatory // 8 – 10pm