Go see these shows this weekend
The weekend should be sacred ground. Time dedicated to doing exactly what makes you happy and nothing else. This can take many forms: from staying at homing, to going out with the whole family or even taking in a lovely culture event by yourself or with some friends. Here are the hottest tickets in Gauteng this month if you are looking for something to do, so go out this weekend.
- Skhumba Hlophe Live
We’ve all grown to love Skhumba from his appearances on 180 With Bob on Friday mornings. He draws his observational humour from people, current events, real life and his own life experiences, so it easy to connect with him. Skhumba’s comedy is so relatable that his first one-man show sold out as soon as dates were announced.
Taking to the Lyric Theatre stage in Gold Reef City on the 6th and 7th, Skhumba promises to be just as we’ve come to know him on 180 With Bob: candid and funny.
- Young, Gifted and Black
The “Young , Gifted and Black” exhibition is named after the iconic song by Nina Simone. Curated by American conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas, whose own work often explores the themes of race, advertising and popular culture. The group exhibition aims to explore blackness and black identity in this day and age.
In an interview with the creators project, Thomas says, “I invited artists inspired by ‘Young, Gifted and Black,’ because I was inspired by the kind of determination in the song and the way in which she says, ‘and that’s where it is at’—which makes me think of blackness as a site of celebration.”
The exhibition is open until the 11th of November. Visit Goodman Gallery 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg, 2193
- Ringo Live@The Bassline
Ringo Madlingozi’s decades-spanning career has paved a way for countless artists in the Afro soul and Afro pop arena including the likes of Ntando, MXO and, most recently, Nathi. His smooth vocals and tender song writing has had fans swooning for years.
Tonight, Ringo takes the Live@The Bassline stage. Long-time fans can expect a smooth set that honours his archive as well as the present. Performing alongside Ringo will be jazz musician Mbuso Khoza. The award-winning jazz musician and composer has recently repackaged his award-nominated 2012 debut album, Zilindile.
Tickets are available both online and at the door.
- Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition
This weekend is the last chance to view this historical exhibition, which chronicles the 1912 tragedy, here in Gauteng.Currently held in The Zone: Rosebank, “Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition” is a perfect outing for history lovers who enjoy getting a closer look at events of the past. According to the official website, visitors spend an average of two hours in the exhibition, though they’re welcome to stay as long as they like.
The exhibition is family-friendly, with specific educational and entertainment value for children. Activities will include a “Kiddies Artefact Map” that kids can use to search the exhibit and tick off items as they find them. Also on display is an iceberg and Kids Activation zone kitted out games and Lego building tables.
What cultural event are you looking forward to this weekend? Will we be seeing you at The Bassline?