Name of Event: If Pussy Could Talk
Corner Juta and De Beer St, Braamfontein, 2001 Johannesburg, Gauteng
Date: Wednesday, August 9
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
If Pussy Could Talk is a storytelling session to rightfully welcome this Women’s Month, with poetry and some performances being part of the voices to speak. It is hosted by Disorient Media, a company that revolves around the arts and culture of the diaspora. The event is a platform aimed at hearing the real voices of our women in their everyday lives by utilizing the artistic aspects of expression. The idea was conceived by writer and culture researcher, Dr Beth Vale, and also features Athambile Masola; Dinika Govender; Danni Bowler; Nosipho Mngomezulu as the M.C.; and others on the roster. Do not think that the session is meant only for our sisters, for the organizers state, “this is for everybody and every body”, and only costs a lousy twenty bucks to get in so, there’s no excuse.
Name of Event: Umuzi First Thursday Exhibition: Square 1.
Location/Address: 70 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
Date: Thursday, August 3
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Also something along the lines of telling stories creatively, and totally worthy of a show up on the following day is Umuzi’s free, and yet exclusive one-night only exhibition for this first Thursday of August. It is about the collective sharing of creativity, and the beckoning of sharing your stories to different others such as yourself. It is interestingly titled ‘Square One’, and is about having creative people together as one. Sounds like something to enjoy.
Name of Event: Publica[c]tion Pop Off
Date: Thursday, August 3
Time: 4 PM – 7 PM
Publica[c]tion is a black student driven publication process. It consists of contributions in various forms, from across South African universities. The process has been collaborative and experimental from its inception. The pop-off is our way of creating a space to launch this collective work and share it with a broader public. Join us for music, food and conversation as we continue to experiment with how publication becomes publica[c]tion.
Name of Event: VinylSundays – August Market – Beer Yard, Lunch & Vinyl Fair
Location/Address: Stanley Beer Yard , 44 Stanley Ave, 2092 Johannesburg, Gauteng
Date: Sunday, August 6
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Happening on the first Sunday of every month, #VinylSundays is a staple on the Johannesburg events calendar and is Africa’s longest running vinyl fair. It’s a super day out for the whole family and features the eleven best record stores and record dealers in Gauteng.
With thousands of vinyl records in crates and up for sale, this is a great opportunity for you to expand your record collection. The lunch at the Stanley Beer Yard is always delicious and prego rolls and crisp cold crafties are the order of the order. The venue is child friendly and there is ample outdoor seating.
There is a lot to do in the centre as a whole, even if you don’t like vinyl.Stanley Beer Yard is located in a beautiful design and specialty store centre, 44 Stanley. Be sure to pop in to Chocoloza for the best chocolates in South Africa, L’Elephant Terrible Bookshop for some reading material and stop by Mr Vinyl‘s flagship 106m2 record store. Even if your partner doesn’t like vinyl, there is so much to do.
Doors open at 10h00, but sometimes we are setup a little earlier. We look forward to seeing you there.
The record dealers trading on the day are:
Pieter & Martin
Additional dealers TBA@misszan and @zodwa will be on the decks and hosting their favourite djs @thetennisclub on the second sunday of every month