- Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:18
- Written by Anade Situma
Once again the VARSITY staff takes time to guide you to the best gigs in the city. The next two weeks are going to be particularly detrimental for the pursuit of further education.
What: The students studying choreography at the UCT Dance School are showcasing their new pieces and we are all invited. Apart from professional dancing just being inherently cool, this event promises something youthfully edgy yet refined. It will be like a scene from Honey without the bad script.
Where: Baxter Hall
When: 22 August
Eina: R45, tickets sold at the door
What: The Institute of Humanities in Africa is hosting a talk by Steven Robins, the topic: Slow activism in fast times: Revisiting the politics of the spectacle and the everyday after apartheid. If the topic doesn’t provide enough of an incentive to attend, nothing I can say will.
Where: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building
When: 23 August
Time: 13:00 – 14:30
What: Earth Fair Food Market at Noordhoek Village. We all know how markets work. So what makes this market special? The Earth Fair market is all about reconnecting the common man with the artisan food producers and their goods. The intention is to create a sense of community and an appreciating of simple living.
Where: Noordhoek Farm Village, Corner of Village lane and Main Rd, Noordhoek
When: 23 August
Time: 16:00 until 20:30
Eina: Depends on how much you eat, but entrance is free.
What: An art exhibition of Emulate featuring BANKSY; two of the most famous graffiti artists in the world have an exhibition showing in Woodstock. This event should be mandatory for anybody with a love for design, urban living and culture. These artists specialise in unconventional street art that is both clever and deep. The fact that this exhibition is in our backyard is mind-blowing.
Where: 34 FineArt, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock
When: 28 August – 8 September
Time: Tuesday – Friday at 10:30 – 16:30, Saturday at 10:30 – 13:30
What: A night at the Theatre anyone? The Mechanicals, a diverse collection of theatre actors, directors and designers from Cape Town are putting on a production of Murderer by Anthony Shaffer. Anthony Shaffer is the same playwright that brought the world the Tony Award winning play. The Mechanicals are an award winning group in the own right. Last year they won the Fleur Du Cap’s People’s Choice award for their production, COSI. What could possibly go wrong?
Where: Intimate Theatre, 37 Orange St, Gardens
When: 22 August - 8 September
Eina: R 70 - R 100