23 Aug See this, do that: JHB | 23 – 29 August 2016
There aren’t too many creative events happening in Joburg this week, but the ones that are look set to be biggies.
Thursday 25 August 2016
Last Thursday Conversation with the Wits Young Artist Award shortlisted artists
The Point of Order, Corner Bertha and Stiemens Streets, Braamfontein // 6 for 6:30pm
Friday 26 August 2016
CreativeMornings: Donovan Goliath
Donovan Goliath, has worked as an art director at Network BBDO for 6 years before resigning to start a comedy company called Goliath and Goliath with fellow comics Jason Goliath, Nicholas and their manager Kate Goliath(no relation to any of them, just pure coincidence). Together with the Goliath team they now own and run popular hotspot Roast café and the Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch. More info on Facebook.
The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret McIngana St, Newtown // 8:30 – 10:30am
Saturday 27 August 2016
Open talk with Grada Kilomba
This open talk and community meeting is with writer and interdisciplinary artist Grada Kilomba. Her work draws on memory, trauma, race, and gender, and has been translated into several languages and staged internationally. Following Grada’s lecture performance “Decolonizing Knowledge” at WiCDS Decolonizing Feminism Conference, Grada wants to take time to reflect and share some perspectives on her work and invite the audience to engage in an informal and intersectional discussion on the different forms of oppressions that impact our lives. More info on Facebook.
Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood // 11am
Back for it’s 6th consecutive year as SA’s biggest one day urban underground dance music festival, Grietfest will be hitting The Container Yards with a line up of sheer audio ecstasy with headliners Dimension (UK), Lektrique (Kannibalen Records / BEL) and Proxy (Turbo Records / RUS) as well as one of SA’s leading beat magicians SIBOT & TOYOTA. Join for a day and a night of dance, friendship and unity in music in the industrial capital of Africa, Johannesburg! more info and lineup on Facebook.
The Container Yard, 1 Impex Av, New Doornfontein // From 1pm
Open Studio lunch
Join Bag Factory artists, and visiting artists Gideon Appah and Asuka Nirasawa to see what they have been working on during their residencies. More info on Facebook.
The Bag Factory, 10 Mahlatini Street, Forsburg // 10am
Sunday 28 August 2016
Street Food Festival
The third annual Street Food Festival celebrates our food culture by dishing up authentic South African street foods pavement-style. The festival features a food market of local talent and a conference geared towards food entrepreneurs with such industry speakers as Mokgadi Itsweng, Khanya Mzongwana, Mike Luptak and Thithi Nteta. More info and book tickets via Facebook.
The Cosmopolitan, Maboneng Precinct // 10am – 4pm