Dive into 2019 with these events in Jozi
Parties, hikes, live music and more!
Posted: Jan 07 2019
2019 is here! If, like many of us, you’re struggling to get back into the swing of things or if you’re in dire need of something to get you through your first week back at work, check out some of these events taking place in Jozi.
Check out White Light at No End Contemporary
No End Contemporary is pleased to start 2019 by showcasing Gordon Froud’s exhibition, titled White Light – an exhibition only white works, displayed in the minimal white space. 'White Light' extends on Froud’s interests in geometry and intends to invite the viewer to look more carefully at the world around them in order to recognise its geometry and inherent beauty.
Where: No End Contemporary, Linden
When: 10 January at 6:30pm
Dance the night away to Tama Sumo, Lakuti, SNO & Maria McCloy at KCB
There’s no better way to start your year than at a KCB party. This week sees them hosting four of the most respected musical curators working today – Tama Sumo (Berghain / Panorama Bar), Lakuti (UZURI Recordings & Bookings), SNO (Nongi Oliphant) & Maria McCloy. Extended sets, honeys to the front.
When: 11 January at 8pm
Check out some live musical goodness at BRUH
Musician Lindo M is throwing a birthday celebration at Rumours Rock City and you’re all invited! Expect stand-out performances from:
Where: Rumours Rock City
When: 11 January at 6pm
Entrance: R40 before 7:30pm. R60 after.
Get outdoors with a Melville Koppies Hike
A three-hour, 8km, group hike over hilly and rocky varied terrain. A reasonable level of fitness important. Adults R60, children who must be over six R40. Bring water and a snack. Wear proper walking shoes. Park, meet and pay in the car park at Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Road, Emmarentia for the PROMPT start. Enquries 011 482 4797 and further details on calendar/map of www.mk.org.za
Where: Marks Park parking lot (meeting point)
When: 13 January at 8:30am
Entrance: R60 for adults. R40 for kids.
Dance your way into the week at The Living Room
Come one, come all, to Sunday's favorite rooftop Jol. Immerse yourself into our world of plants, smiles, laughs and dance. Enjoy some sundowners with a loved one, and old friend or someone you just met.
11:00 - 13:00 --------- Rosie Parade
13:00 - 14:30 --------- Luna Tayla
14:30 - 16:00 --------- Vox Portent
16:00 - 17:30 --------- LEEU
17:30 - 19:00 --------- Erta Ale (Berlin)
R55 Presale (On Quicket)
FIRST 30 people get in for FREE!!!
100x R60 tickets at the Door
150x R80 tickets at the Door
R100 tickets available at the door thereafter.
Where: The Living Room
When: 13 January at 11am
Entrance: R55 presale. Varied prices at the door (see above).
See the work of Kudzanai Chiurai at The Artivist
Artivist presents a new exhibition by acclaimed artist Kudzanai "Kudzi" Chiurai: 'What More Can I Say?'. The exhibition features a retrospective of his iconic protest posters and a series of new drawings.
The artist had this to say about the exhibition:
I started making posters to reflect the aftermath of land invasions and political violence that had lead to the downward spiral of Zimbabwe. The consequence of which lead to economic migrants seeking refuge in South Africa. I considered them political posters because their inspiration came from posters designed by Shepard Fairey and Emory Douglous, a member of the black panthers, who where using posters as a form of communication and protest. They are also an early exploration of layering and collage through digital design which has now developed into a hand-made process in my current work. The intention was to efficiently get a message across, so that anyone could understand the message regardless of their level of visual literacy. But at the same time, when you put them in a gallery setting, they also have a depth of meaning and interpretation to them that provokes an immediate response from anyone who looks at them.
This is not a show you wanna miss!
Where: The Artivist, Braamfontein
When: Runs until 15 January
Catch a special screening of THIS IS CONGO at The Bioscope
Keen on catching a movie at Jozi’s one and only Bioscope? Look no further.
THIS IS CONGO provides an immersive and unfiltered look into Africa’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. By following four compelling characters —a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor—the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this lushly beautiful nation. Colonel ‘Kasongo’, Mamadou Ndala, Mama Romance and Hakiza Nyantaba ex emplify the unique resilience of a people who have lived and died through the generations due to the cycle of brutality generated by this conflict. Though their paths never physically cross, the ongoing conflict reverberates across all of their lives.
Where: Bioscope Independent Cinema
When: 19 January at 4pm. Runs until 29 January.
Entrance: R50 online. Booking in advance is recommended.
Get Cerebral in Newtown
Cerebral is back! This time they welcome back Leeu and Lazarusman for a back to back set on the Cerebral floor, supported by other amazing acts including, Ady Fleming, KronikSA, Bongani Zulu & DSCO Cam along with the Cerebral residents.
The new year also brings a new chapter as they introduce cypher sessions, spoken word and games to the food and fashion market. Also new for this event, there will be a must-see installation as well as live illustrations through performances which the artists will be collaborating on.
The cypher and spoken word sessions will be held on The Cortex floor during the day and is open to all. In the evening they’ll transform the exhibition space inside into a performance space which will be opened by shugumisa band L8 Antique.
They’ll then bring in hard-hitters and performers from Jozi and Pitori including, Black White, Skinniez, Slumprine and more to close the show.
Where: The Third Place 39 GwiGwi Mrwebi Newtown
When: 26 January at 2pm