DEUTSCHE INTERNATIONALE SCHULE JOHANNESBURG SCHULBASAR
The annual Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg Schulbasar, hosted by the school in Partown, takes place tomorrow. The opening ceremony at 10am launches the annual festival where parents and children can enjoy a range of activities.
Adults can explore the wide range of imported beers at the festival such as Alphüttli, delve into the world of the Austrian Wine Yard, Swiss Raclette, Schnitzel, Bratwurst and of course tuck into some homegrown greatness at the African Food stall.
Tickets are limited and advance ticket at R80 can be purchased at the school reception - otherwise tickets at the gate cost R100. For more information go to www.dsj.co.za
THE INDIGENOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FESTIVAL
The inaugural Indigenous Musical Instruments Festival comprises of four main parts: the opening night live performance at Soweto Theatre featuring Tlokwe Sehume and Recycling Sound – it takes place tomorrow night from 7pm ‘til late and costs R120 at the door. There’s a free exhibition at Constitution Hill featuring the Bataki Kollective from 25 to 30 May from 8am – 5pm.
Workshops take place at Museum Africa on 28 and 29 May from 10am to 1pm and are also free of charge. Finally there is a panel discussion at Constitution Hill featuring the Bataki Kollective and JIMI on Thursday 30 May at 6:30pm. Entry is free. For more information go to www.jimi.org.za
!KAURU AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT EXHIBITION
The !Kauru African Contemporary Art project have their 2013 exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum. This is the second year of this project which aims to stimulate conversations within Africa and internationally to facilitate a change of perceptions about the continent using the vehicle of contemporary art.
It is scheduled to celebrate Africa Day as well as commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the African Union. The exhibition will run ‘til 30th June at the Pretoria Art Museum, Corner of Francis Baard and Wessels Streets, Arcadia Park, Arcadia, Pretoria. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
BASSLINE AFRICA DAY CONCERT
The Bassline in Newtown have confirmed their lineup for the 9th annual Bassline Africa Day Concert, held over two exciting nights on the 24th and 25th May – tomorrow and Sunday. The Bassline has brought some of the most diverse sounds to Johannesburg in celebration of this event. The lineup for Friday includes Tanga Pasi from Zimbabwe, Della & Friends from Cameroon, Olufemi from Nigeria and the headline act is local superstar Lira. On Saturday the lineup includes Alhousseini Mohammed Anivolla from Niger, playing with local Guy Buttery, Tanga Pasi from Zimbabwe, Della & Friends from Cameroon, Olufemi from Nigeria with headline perfomer Thandiswa Mazwai. Tickets are available from Webtickets at R150 - and be warned, these shows will sell-out!
SASOL BIRD FAIR
The largest bird fair of its kind in southern Africa, the Sasol Bird Fair is taking place this weekend at the Johannesburg Zoo. Outdoor enthusiasts and birders will be exposed to the need to conserve birds, bird identification, photographic courses and exhibits, including bird feeders, optics, bird books to birding destinations. The aim of the fair is to educate and excite the public about bird conservation and inspire an interest in bird-watching. The fair focusses on families with varied interactive and educational activities for children. The entrance fee is just R40 per person.
BON VOYAGE CONCERT OF COLLA VOCE YOUTH CHOIR
Springs is playing host to the bon voyage concert of Colla Voce Youth Choir tomorrow night. The Colla Voce Youth Choir presents an opportunity for talented choristers in Southern Gauteng, between the ages of 14 – 24 years, to perform at the highest level and creates unique opportunities to join hands with pupils from other schools in the region and to form strong cultural ties. The choir is a registered non-profit organisation.
We aim to give equal opportunities to every chorister who sings in the choir. The choir strives to give underprivileged children from all races the opportunity to fully develop their God given talents and to help them to fulfil their dream to sing. The concert takes place tomorrow at 6:30pm for 7pm at Springs Civic Theatre, corner 2nd Avenue & 7th Street in Springs CBD. A donation of choice towards the tour would be your entry fee.
SA'S FIRST HORROR THEATRE SHOW "GHOST STORY"
Ghost Story will be performed at the newly-opened "Merlin's Manor" theatre in Sandton tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets cost R150 per person at the door. No Under 13's permitted! For more information on how to book - go to www.ghoststory.co.za
WITS ART MUSEUM AUCTION
The Wits Art Museum auction takes place on 30th May. Ahead of the occasion there will be a preview week where the artworks will be exhibited at WAM for viewing. A ‘Talkabout ’with Senior Curator Julia Charlton and Special Projects Curator Fiona Rankin-Smith will take place tomorrow at noon and on Sunday at 11am. It is also possible to secure a place at the auction by contacting the museum.
POP-UP JAZZ PICNIC
Shepstone Gardens & Pop Up Food SA are collaborating to bring you a Pop Up Jazz Picnic this Sunday from 12 to 5pm. 702Landers are invited to relax on the gorgeous lawns at Shepstone Gardens, a historical Joburg landmark and while away the afternoon with good music, delicious food and chilled cocktails and craft beer. Shepstone Gardens is a family owned luxury garden venue, situated in the heart of Joburg.
The Herbert Baker style property is an exclusive private function venue, which comprises a glass-roofed observatory as well as two acres of internationally renowned formal gardens. Tickets are R240 per person and include a gourmet picnic bag for two. Please bring your own picnic blanket. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent a picnic menu to choose from and bank details for payment. For more information on Pop Up Food SA visit their Facebook page.
JAZZ IN THE CRADLE
Jazz in the Cradle takes place at Nirox Sculpture Park tomorrow. Gates open from 10am and tickets are available from webticket.co.za at R250 each. Tickets include entry to the Sculpture Park and a complimentary bottle of red or white Porcupine Ridge fine wine. Attendance is limited to a maximum of 1000 so pre-booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment at the gate. For more information go to www.jazzinthecradle.com
SOWETO FASHION WEEK
Soweto Fashion Week is now on ‘til 26th May at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown. Soweto Fashion Week tickets are available at the door and on Computicket for R40 to R50.