What’s on this weekend

A picture of a partial solar eclipse like the one which will be taking place on 13 September. PHOTO: tOrange-es.com

Joburg Live Loud

The musical spectacular has been described as the official launch of a project that aims to bring social cohesion and nation building. With more than 30 South African acts and DJs showcased in a full-day event, it promises to be nothing less than legendary.

Date: 12 September

Time: 10am

Venue: Marks Park, Emmarentia

Details: www.facebook.com/ThePowerof5FM

View the eclipse at The Planetarium

There will be a partial eclipse of the sun and the Planetarium at Wits University wants you to view it with them. They will provide you with proper protection eclipse glasses for only R6, so don’t miss out.

Date: 13 September

Time: 6.40am to 11.05am

Venue: The Planetarium, Wits University

Details: [email protected]

Art Week Joburg – In Newtown

All afternoon on Saturday, 12 September, Newtown comes alive with pop-up exhibitions, art sales, parties and walking tours at the historic downtown district’s many gallery and studio spaces such as Assemblage, The Bag Factory and Artist Proof Studios.

Date: Ends 13 September

Time: See website

Venue: See website

Details: http://www.artweekjoburg.co.za/events.php

FNB Joburg Art Fair

South Africa’s biggest and most prestigious art event takes place from 11 to 13 September at the Sandton Convention Centre. In addition to this year’s best contemporary artworks from Africa’s leading galleries, there’s also a bumper lineup of special exhibitions such as the Johannesburg Pavilion and the African Masters Exhibition to look forward to. For a fun night out with the art crowd, don’t miss the official Art Party at the Alexander Theatre on Sat Sep 12 in Braamfontein.

Date: 11 to 13 September

Time: See website

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton and Alexander Theatre, Braamfontein

Details: http://www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za

Shared History Festival 2015

Now in its ninth year, Shared History, The Indian Experience in South Africa is a celebration of Indian music, dance, theatre, comedy, art and food that takes place across various venues in Johannesburg and Durban.

Date: 7 to 25 September

Time: See website

Venue: See website

Details: http://sharedhistory.co.in/

Racine Edwardes

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