Much to see, hear this week

2016-10-11 06:00
 Artist Sergio Rinquist takes part in a local festival this week. PHOTO: Tina Hsu

Artist Sergio Rinquist takes part in a local festival this week. PHOTO: Tina Hsu

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The streets and public spaces of Muizenberg are abuzz with music, art, tours and talks about sustainable futures. It’s happening until Sunday and tonight locals are spoilt for choice with three musical performances.

At 18:00 jazz lovers should head to Muizenberg Guestique in Holland Road for a mix of Argentinian, Latin, jazz and African sounds featuring Shaun Johannes on bass, Kevin Gibson on drums, Muriel Marco on keyboards and Justin Bellairs on saxophone.

At 20:00 Steve Newman will give a concert at Alive Dance Studio and at Rolling Wood music lovers can enjoy a village soiree featuring Wren and Faye alongside popular trumpet and flugelhorn player Kolawole Gbolahan from Lagos, Nigeria.

At 20:00 tomorrow Mthwakazi Lenga will perform her special brand of “Xhopera” at a village soiree.

On Thursday classical music lovers can enjoy a morning recital at Casa Labia by pianist Franklin Larey, who will perform works by Brahms, Mozart, Scriabin and Ravel. In the evening Rolling Wood will host a soiree featuring VAN T (Diamond Thug).

Artist Sue Beatie has an open mosaic exhibition daily in Joon Garden, Palmer Road.

At the weekend you can meet local artists through a self-guided walking tour of the studios of Muizenberg.

Happening throughout the week is the Vrygrond experience with local musical, dance performances and historical walks and Project Ripple performances, which liven up the village streets with art, music and dance.

There are talks on urban resilience, whales and dolphins, thought-provoking films, historical and mountain tours, boat trips and a guided walk in Zandvlei Nature Reserve.

The weekend is a whirl of activity with the Muizenberg farmers market, the Made in Muizenberg market and performances by Assitej SA Theatre – all happening on Saturday and Sunday in Palmer Road.

The annual dog show, which raises funds for Mdzananda Animal Clinic and the Animal Welfare Society, will take place on Saturday.

From 18:00 on Saturday evening Muizenberg’s musicians, movers and mavericks will come out to play in Project Ripple performances and a Party on Palmer Road event. Fans of guitarist Tony Cox can catch him at a village soiree at Bluebird Garage at 20:00.

On Sunday, the festival culminates in a parade at 11:00 and a concert in the park from 13:00. The line-up includes Sons of Selassi, Los Tacos, The Stoked, Madzishe and Crimson House.

V Visit www.muizenbergfestival.co.za.

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