The Weekender: Johannesburg
So it seems last week completely didn’t happen for me and you were all left without an oracle to keep you in touch with what was going on in the city.
Never fear I have not died, or left you. Here’s what you should be doing this weekend provided this ice-age does not turn you all into ice sculptures first.
Ever the fan of exhibtion openings I recommend visiting the Ithuba Arts Foundation for the opening of Memory Game by Louise Ross.
“In her first solo exhibition at the Ithuba Arts Gallery, Louise Ross explores history, memory and the city through a series of abstract watercolours. The experience of the city and the spaces that shape its inhabitants have been focal points for Ross since her arrival in Johannesburg several years ago.”
Just down the road at the recently opened Kalashnikov Gallery is the opening night of Windows 0.2.
Windows 0.2 is an ongoing collaborative art project by Love and Hate Studio and Jean de Wet (black koki + ello + Jean de Wet) Working closely together, resulting in multiple series of paintings, drawings, mixed media collage, silkscreen prints and zines. Get the details.
Continuing where they left off from last year’s “MIXED EMOTIONS” group show at the Kalashnikovv, Love and Hate Return with a more focused approach on their own rapidly evolving practice. Continuing with the blurring of lines between collaboration, fine art, street art and illustration.
This one’s also sponsored by Grolsch so you know lotsa free beer! Much better than paying for average beer somewhere else.
And, you can end off the evening over at Kitcheners with their Dusty Crates vinyl night. Culture, free drink, and nostalgia all within one block of the next. No wonder Braamfontein is Joburg’s coolest district.
Thursday 10 July
100 Juta Street (Ithuba); 153 Smit Street (Kalashnikov); Cnr Juta & De Beer (Kitcheners)
The first opening starts at 18:00, and the night will go on until you decide to leave.
Sadly I am at a loss for events happening this Friday, but I can’t be all knowing now can I?
Saturday is a good day to explore your city.
She Said She Said is taking a guided walking tour through the Joburg city centre. She knows all sorts of amazing things about the city and is just a super interesting person in general. My mum literally never shuts up about the last one.
The walk will be setting off from 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein, starting at 9AM sharp. Please note that this is a walking intensive tour so wear comfortable shoes!
The walk is limited to 20 people and will cost R100 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place and for payment details.
Saturday 12 July
70 Juta street, Braamfontein
Sunday is the big one! Grab a couple of mates and find somewhere to watch Germany pop another World Cup Title under their belt. We have some suggestions as to good places to watch the game. I am personally going to be emulating the Americans and taking over the home of which ever friend has the biggest TV and indulging in the most american traditions: Eating too much junk food.