Plenty to warm the heart in Jozi
If you're following current affairs and are drenched from the cold downpour, it is hard to believe Johannesburg is where it's at.
Dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo's clever interpretation of the Tchaikovsky ballet Swan Lake is on at the Dance Factory, in Newtown, Johannesburg, at the weekend, before touring Europe.
Music concerts in and around Newtown showcase talent such as Buz, TKZee, Magesh, AKA and Motswako rapper Khuli Chana.
The Tri-Continental Film Festival of documentaries and narrative films from or about Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East opened last night.
The multi-award-winning film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, an intimate portrait of the Chinese dissident artist, will be a highlight.
For fine-art lovers, there is the fifth FNB Joburg Art Fair at the Sandton Convention Centre. Expect to see some of the best art from this continent.
Artlogic, the organising company, has curated and selected 24 galleries and nine special projects, and will be supporting four developmental programmes.
Many of these productions and activities are part of the Joburg Arts Alive International Festival, which for 10 days in September showcases artists, performers and musicians to lift people out of their winter slump.