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Central City Happenings: 15 May 2019 TO 19 June 2019

Central City Happenings: 15 May 2019 TO 19 June 2019

14 May 2019
Red Bull Cape Town circuit

The Cape Town Central City is everyone’s playground. Have a look at what’s on over the next few weeks.

Now on till 18 May
Mʌn.tɹǝ Mãe
(Mantra Mother)
StateoftheART Gallery award winner, Jo Roets pays tribute to the powerful role of female ancestry found in the many traditions that constitute South African culture: her delicate, wafer-thin artworks sculpted from clay invite the viewer to celebrate the many similarities between our diverse cultures.
Where: StateoftheART Gallery, 50 Buitenkant St
When: 10h00 – 17h00
Cost: Free
www.stateoftheart-gallery.com

Now on till 25 May
Apple Face

Enjoy a surreal comedy adventure that takes place at an outdoor music festival. A 40th birthday celebration turns sour when somebody witnesses something disturbing.
Where: Alexander Bar, Café & Theatre, 76 Strand St
When: 21h00
Cost: R140 (R120 online)
www.alexanderbar.co.za

Now on till 25 May
Kunene & The King

Written by actor, activist and playwright, John Kani, Kunene & The King is a moving and funny two-hander that provides a fitting tribute to mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections after apartheid. The show is hot off its world premiere in England and will see John Kani performing opposite Sir Antony Sher.
Where: The Fugard Theatre
When: various times (see website)
Cost: R190 to R340
www.thefugard.com

Now on till 1 June
Building Ground: Grey Areas by Rory Emmett

Rory Emmett’s exhibition consists of painting and installation elements. “I find myself interested in the coexistence of art and labour and the value systems that are produced and exchanged through, and as a result of, various forms of work. I attempt to grapple with my immediate landscape on a personal and political level and consider the process of construction, both physical and ideological. Through the process of painting, a kind of surface-building, I seek to visually explore distinctions between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, coming to terms with negotiations of living with the symptoms of fundamental shifts in national ideology and ongoing economic transformation,” says Emmett.
Where: 99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St
When: 09h00 – 17h00
Cost: Free
www.99loop.co.za

Now on till 1 June
Things to Hide Behind by Mia Darling

According to Mia Darling, there are many things to hide behind; corners, hands, fans, bushes, makeup, laughter. She says, behind these things are mysteries concealed and her latest show hesitantly peeks behind at the biggest mysteries of all: the body.
Where: 99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St
When: 09h00 – 17h00
Cost: Free
www.99loop.co.za

Now on till 27 July
Non-Specific

The Trolley Dollies are back with their brand-new show which is your exclusive backstage pass and sneak-peek into the lives, loves and losses of these three larger-than-life ladies.
The musical is about their hopes, dreams, fears, maladies, melodramas, traumas and tantrums as SA’s poster girls for travel.
Where: Gate69, 87 Bree St
When: Suggested arrival time for the red carpet is 18h30 for a drink in the bar, dinner is at 19h00 and the show starts at 20h15.
Cost: R520 – R599
www.gate69.co.za

18 May
Silkworm

Silkworm is an evocative exploration of the ordinary things that make life extraordinary. The story is told to through the eyes of the at once gregarious and socially awkward Georgina. She is about to have the single most important day of her life and on this day, she takes the audience on a journey that reveals how the small things are, ultimately, big things.
Where: Alexander Bar, Café & Theatre, 76 Strand St
When: 19h00
Cost: R110 (R100 online)
www.alexanderbar.co.za

23 May
Lyrics Still Matter

Artists from different disciplines will share how music and lyrics have shaped their experiences of growing up in the diverse city of Cape Town, and how their art was influenced as a result. The show will be woven together by a range of classical and contemporary music, as well as the artist’s original material.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R150
www.artscape.co.za

30 May
Portraits

Presented by the Rhapsody Dance Centre, the show explores the journey of a group of seemingly disconnected individuals. They see who they are, what they are and how they are perceived by the world.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R120
www.artscape.co.za

2 June
Red Bull Cape Town Circuit

Get a Formula 1 experience right in the heart of the Central City. The Red Bull Cape Town Circuit gives tens of thousands of South African fans the chance to witness the thundering power of a Formula 1 car at close quarters. Sure, you’ve watched a Grand Prix on TV, but there’s no substitute for the ear-splitting roar of the engine, the haze of tyre smoke and aroma of burning rubber.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, D. F. Malan St
When: 12h00
Cost: General access is free. See website for limited grandstand tickets.
www.redbull.com/za-en/events/Red-Bull-Cape-Town-Circuit/

8 June
Youth Jazz Festival 2019

Artscape presents its Youth Jazz Festival, a project that has grown phenomenally over the years in showcasing exceptional young jazz musicians. The evening’s programme will consist of 100% South African Jazz.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, D. F. Malan St
When: 20h00
Cost: R80
www.artscape.co.za

11 June
Kinky Boots

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical. Kinky Boots has played to sold-out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. It is a must-see for all musical theatre fans.
Where: The Fugard Theatre
When: Various times (see website)
Cost: R220 to R300
www.thefugard.com

13 June
International Albinism Awareness Day Concert

13 June is International Albinism Awareness Day. The day is aimed at raising awareness about the rights of persons with albinism and demystifying myths around Albinism. To commemorate the day, Artscape has a variety of activities planned, including a concert conducted by persons with albinism.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre
When: All International Albinism Awareness Day activities at Artscape will start at 15h00
Cost: R50
www.artscape.co.za

15 June
Oratorio of a Forgotten Youth: Musical Reflections on the Youth of ’76

This musical reflects on South Africa as it was in 1976 as it marks the 43rd anniversary of the historic June 16 uprisings that set out to change the course of South African history.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre
When: Depends on booking
Cost: R200
www.artscape.co.za

15 June
The Little Giants Concert

The Little Giants are celebrating their 20th anniversary and will be joined on stage by alumni and guests. They will perform original material and pay homage to many of their South African elders including Hugh Masekela, Chris McGregor, Johnny Dyani, Winston Mankunku, Robbie Jansen and co-founder Ezra Ngcukana.
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, D. F. Malan St
When: 20h00
Cost: R120
www.artscape.co.za

REGULAR/LONGTERM EVENTS

First Thursday of every month
First Thursdays

On the first Thursday of every month, take an after-hours walk between the galleries, restaurants and shops in the Cape Town CBD and experience what our Central City has to offer during the leisure hours.
When: 17h00 till late
First Thursday of every month
www.first-thursdays.co.za

First Thursday of every month
Hope on Hopkins Gin & Tonic Tasting

Hosted by Bootlegger Coffee Company on every first Thursday of the month, Hope on Hopkins Gin & Tonic Tasting offers information about the distilling process, the history of gin and what makes gin “gin”, guiding guests through a curated tasting of three different styles of gin and tonics and what makes them different.
Cost: Free (seats are limited to 20 people and bookings via Cara at marketing@bootlegger.co.za are essential)
Where: Bootlegger Coffee Company, 50 Harrington Street
When: 18h00

Every Thursday
Earth Fair Food Market

Where: Upper St Georges Mall (Wale St side)
When: 11h00 till 15h00
www.earthfairmarket.co.za

Saturdays
Story time for kids

Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland St
When: 11h00
Cost: Free
www.booklounge.co.za

For regularly updated event info, visit City Views on Facebook.

Images by eventa.co.za (Red Bull Cape Town Circuit), artscape.co.za (Lyrics Still Matter)

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