It’s a new month and what better way to keep the winter blues at bay than to party them away? We’ve put together a list of things to do and see from First Thursday happenings to vinyl sessions and farewell parties, this is the best of Jozi’s nightlife this week.
Thursday 6 July 2017:
Mixed Spaces, Keleketla! Library.
Address: 6 Verwey Street Troyeville, Johannesburg
On Thursday 6 July, multidisciplinary visual story-teller and music collector Zara Juluis screens her documentary film, Mixed Spaces at the Keleketla! Library located at King Kong, Troyville.
In conversations with various middle-class young adults who identify as mixed race, Mixed Spaces takes a look at their experiences and how they navigate ”Rainbow nation” South Africa. Formed from focus groups in her apartment while still living in Cape Town, Mixed Spaces interrogates the restrictions of racial categories in South Africa and how mixed race people defines themselves in a post-apartheid South Africa that obsessed with labels of black and white.
Doors open at 6:30pm and screening starts at 8pm. Following discussions the night will be rounded off with soulful tunes by Mma Tseleng and Zara.
Moses Tladi (1903-1959), Wits Arts Museum (WAM), Braamfontiein
WAM, corner of Bertha (ext. of Jan Smuts Ave) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
The Wits Arts Museum presents works of Moses Tladi produced from 1903 till 1959. Previously on show at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, the Wits Arts Museum offers Joburgers the opportunity to view and experience the work of one South Africa’s lesser known landscape artist.
Born in the Limpopo village of Ga- Phaahla, Tladi was the first black artist to exhibit at the South African National Gallery in 1931 and the first Black artist to exhibit at the now Johannesburg Art Gallery in 1939.
Friday 7 July 2017:
DJ Slovo Vinyl Session, The Orbit Jazz Club
81 De Korte St, Braamfontein
Kicking off an exciting addition to Johannesburg’s nightlife and a welcome addition to the otherwise traditional jazz club, The Orbit presents their inaugural vinyl sessions this Friday, 7 July.
Featuring award winning filmmaker Bro Slovo aka Dylan Valley, the first Vinyl sessions promises an inclusive mix of sounds from hip hop, funk and groove jazz. Preceded by a live performance from GP Riot upstairs at 20h30, the Vinyl Sessions take place on the lower entry level of The Orbit from 23h30 at a cost of R50.
Jojo Abot Farewell, Kitchener’s Carvery Bar
71 Juta St, Braamfontein
After a whirlwind tour of performances, photoshoots, impromptu gigs, collaborations and exploring, Ghanaian born musician and enchantress Jojo Abot bids Jozi farewell in an epic send off this Friday at Kitchnere’s.
Featuring live performances from Jojo and Mthwakazi, party goers can also look forward to DJ sets by bass queen DJ Doowap and DJ Okapi among others. Event is free before 21:30