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EVENT \\ Sprite Uncontainable 2014 Finals

The 2014 Sprite Uncontainable Hip Hop Festival takes place this weekend, August 2nd, at Zone 6 Venue, Soweto. Check out the finalists in graffiti, MC’ing and hip-hop dance battling it out.

Venue:
Zone 6 Venue. Warehouse 28, Black Chain Centre, Diepkloof 1862

Tickets:
Pre-sold: R80 | Door: R100

Line-Up:
• Pharoahe Monch (International)
• Jean Grae (International)
• Vardz (DJ)
• Mr X (DJ)
• Zakes (DJ)
• P-Kuttah (DJ)
• Revivolution (Live)
• Maggz (Live)
• Reason (Live)
• Tumi (Live)
• Vigilante ( DJ)
A.I.( Dance crew)
• Demolition Squad (Dance)

What to expect:
• Uncontainable skate demo’s by the best in the best My Culture and DC skaters.
• Enjoy your day, playing some of the best NBA Play Station games at our Play Station stand
• Battle Station – Pull in, show us what you got, we’re setting up a station dedicated to the battle! Challenge your friends to an old school dance or rap duel and stand a chance to win prizes
NBA hall of Fame – Learn about the NBA’s classic heroes in an exciting and never before seen way.
NBA Skills challenge – show us what you got and the NBA slam dunk team will show you what they got!
• Photo booth – we’re giving you the opportunity to be the B-Ball player, rap artist, dancer or graf artist of your dreams.
• Slick Station – Pop by the station where all you lovely ladies can get your hair did and your nails done, like a real hip hop queen! Gents, stop by and get a neck tattoo (Fake tattoo) like Lil Weezy.
• Base Station - Charge your phones, free of charge, because we care about keeping connected.
• Pop Up Store – Stylagang
• B-Ball Vending Machine – Show us your skills, and win awesome Sprite merch.

More info on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/503091203155351/

>> There’s still time for you to vote @ www.spritehiphop.co.za

EVENT \\ Film Screening: Painting Cape Town

The Painting Cape Town documentary film will be screened during the 35th annual Durban International Film Festival next week:

SCREENING DATES:

  • 19 July (2:30pm – 4:13pm) @ Musgrave
  • 23 July (3:30pm – 5:15pm) @ Ekhaya
  • 26 July (9:30pm – 11:13pm) @ Musgrave

Watch the trailer HERE.

A look into the ever-evolving graffiti scene in Cape Town that focuses on the city’s elusive graffiti writers and how the scene has been affected by recent by-laws passed by the City of Cape Town. Painting Cape Town gets into the minds of the men behind the names that they take on, exploring the relationship between the city and the artists. Established figures within the subculture such as Falko and Wealz130 share their experiences of the consuming passion to paint the surfaces of the city.

Directed by: Katey Carson
South Africa
2014
23 min
Based on the book by Matthew Olckers

EVENT \\ Exhibition: Windows 0.2

The Windows exhibition returns, this time in Johannesburg:

Showcasing new paintings, drawings, mixed media collage, silkscreen prints and zines by Love & Hate (Black Koki & Ello) and Jean De Wet All done in collaboration over the past 3 years in projects ‘Time.time.time’ and ‘Windows 1’.

Continuing where they left off from last years ‘Mixed Emotions’ group show at the Kalashnikovv, Love and Hate return with a more focused approach on their own rapidly evolving practice. Continuing with blurring of lines between fine art, street art and illustration.

Definitely not one to be missed!

Drinks kindly sponsored by Grolsch.

10 July 2014, 6.30 pm
Kalashnikovv Gallery
153 Smit Street, Braamfontein (JHB)

Follow this ongoing collaborative project on Tumblr HERE

>> http://www.kalashnikovv.co.za/