Concert on the Deck at Gingko 25th Feb

Concert on the Deck – Love, Life & Opera– Sat 25th February 2012 15h00 – 17h30

From Gingko’s newsletter: 

With February being the month of love, we thought we’d put together a programme that would celebrate some of the world’s greatest love songs. Michèle Corbin (soprano) and Donato Somma (tenor) will perform a wonderful selection of operatic, traditional Napolitan and more contemporary works to the accompaniment of pianist Susan Harrop-Allin.

Works include (among others) the beautiful Libiamo from Verdi’s La Traviata, Morrcone’s Nella Fantasiamade famous by Sarah Brightmanand more recently by Il Divo, the fabulous-for-singing-in-the-shower-on-your-own O Sole Mio,

We’ll be serving a special array of typical Italian street food, including antipasto platters, bagnacauda with grissini & raw veg for dipping, loads of different but equally delicious bruschetta, polenta fritta croccante otherwise know as polenta chips with muffaletta to dunk them in, popcorn w garlic & parmigiano and then luscious strawberries with balsamic glaze and tiramisu for dessert!

The concert is R100.00 per person. Book your table soonest as seats are limited as you know! Email Catherine@gingko.co.za. You’re welcome to come earlier for lunch and simply stay on, or plan on a late lunch accompanied by some of the world’s most delightful music.

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The Rosebank Region art scene during February

Obie Oberholzer at Circa from 16th February

Obie Oberholzer’s

solo photographic exhibition Long Distance opens at Circa in Lower Rosebank on 16th February and runs till the 10th March.   

Of Dreams and NightmaresJaco van den Heever’s 3rd solo exhibition opened at Art Space on Jan Smuts Parkwood on 1st Feb and runs until F29th Feb. Focusing on the dynamic & changing nature of Johannesburg’s urban landscape he comments on its fraught and complex history.  For more see http://www.artspace-jhb.co.za/archive/articles_2012/archive_of_dreams_and_nightmares.html

Candice Breitz’s Extra opens Tues 8th Feb at the Standard Bank Gallery in Joburg Central and runs until 5th April.

On Thursday 9th Feb Gallery MOMO has its first exhibtion opening of 2012 with a group exhibition including Mary Sibande and Gary Stephens (runs until 12th March). Thursday will be a busy night as Everard Read opens 3 solo exhibitions: Carlo Gamberin, Caryn Scrimgeour, and Jeremy Houghton. Runs until 3rd MArch. And Advance …. Notice which opened at Goodman last Thursday runs until 25th February

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Local is lekker: a braai with a difference

International guests at Liz at Lancaster often ask about where to go to eat really local food. In this age of globalization and fusion food, there are few options.  But here’s a fun one with a difference – real street food – a tshiya nyama meal along with local jazz and art work at  The Braai Shack (TBS). It’s located on Tyrwhitt Avenue in Rosebank  just up from the corner of Keyes Avenue, in the  new, bright red B2 building. See http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/the_braai_shack/62/1/139

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