If you find yourself trying to eavesdrop on a conversation but get lost in translation, then be sure to diarise Saturday morni ngs 09:00 at Grounded at Echo. Located in Villieria, this non-profit café offers patrons free introductory Zulu lessons with Mthokozisi Mthethwa. The Grounded Coffee restaurant also offers “the wall”, a platform for artists to exhibit their artworks.

Fried Contemporary Gallery on Justice Mohammed Street is hosting Skulls, an exhibition running from 18 August to 17

September. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturdays. The exhibition revolves around skulls and the different ways they can be interpreted and reproduced artistically. Works by Kendell Geers, Guy du Toit, Neels Coetzee and Damien Hirst will be showcased at the gallery. There is no admission fee for the event. Association of the Arts Pretoria is another art gallery worth checking out. Located on Mackie Street, it regularly hosts local and international artist exhibitions.

UP’s own All the More jazz group regularly performs soulful sets at +27 Café’s regular Jazz Evening. The restaurant is located on Jan Shoba Street in Hatfield. The restaurant also has a selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails available. The event costs R35 to attend.

The State Theatre is always buzzing with a variety of shows to suit a variety of tastes. Lovers of comedy, dance, drama, poetry and music will be able to find an alternative evening out at the theatre. Most recently, the theatre hosted the #Vavasati216, a Tshwane Comedy Nights festival which featured some of South Africa’s best comedians.

 

Photo: Rita-Mari Ludik

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