What’s On Wednesdays 19 – 26 Apr 17

We have decided to share events from Wednesday to Wednesday as of this week for our What’s On Wednesday blog. Cape Town events comes in all genres and making it easier to try some things you have not considered and should give a go or if you know of a friend that might like a particular kind of event, why not treat them it helps to bond with friends with something you might not have in common and you could learn a thing or two.

If we missed an event or you are planning or have an event please connect with us via our contact page.

Wednesday 19 April 2017
Cape Town Upstaged Round 3 at NOMAD bistro & bar
Cape Town Upstaged is the Mother City’s amazing music line up for Battle of Bands & Musicians in various genres of Pop, Rock, Jazz & Reggae.
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Upstaged / Nomad bistro & bar]

Alexander Bar | Central Town, Cape Town
Blurred Lines | Deception Artist Greg Gelb is an experienced magician and sleight-of-hand artist, performing his magic all across Cape Town.

Vineyard Oval Market at Kenilworth Racecourse weekly every Wednesday evening
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[Image courtesy of Vineyard Oval Market]

OMG Quiz Night has crash landed their trivia machine right into the belly of Alexander Bar.
Earth Fair Market Tokai Open every Wednesday 3-8pm
Book (& Wine!) Club at Folk Coffee Anthropology

Beerhouse Comedy Club
Chase away the mid week blues at the #BeerhouseComedyClub from 8.30PM!
Kolping Mbumba Comedy presents a killer super funny line up. R40 Cover Charge
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

Truth & Reconciliation Commission Talk | UCT Hiddingh Campus
2016 marked the 20th Truth and Reconciliation Commission anniversary of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s first Human Rights Violations Hearings.

Thursday 20 April 2017
Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra | Khachaturian and Avigail | Cape Town City Hall
Avigail Bushakevitz is back in Cape Town to play Khachaturian Violin Concerto. On the podium will be Brandon Phillips, who will also conduct Stravinsky Petrushka.

Rhino Disharmony Concert
This Thursday, April 20th, international pianist Tian Jiang is performing with special guests at St Cyprian’s School. Emotional, uplifting, and honest, this performance is set to move audiences and raise awareness for the beloved rhino.

Museum Night Cape Town 2017 | Iziko Museums
Explore the museums of central Cape Town in a new light, after dark. All museums offer free admission and are within walkable distance of each other.

Friday 21 April
Dizzys Camps Bay | The Vanilla & Mobbing Bali
Opening act Mobbing Bali are a four-piece indie-rock band rooted in the Mother City creating music that sees an infusion of classical, pop and Latin elements; making them uniquely groovy. They like to have fun. They like their friends to have fun. But more importantly they like you to have fun!
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[Image courtesy of The Vanilla & Dizzys Camps Bay]

Alexander Bar | Central Town, Cape Town
From 21 April 2017 | Escape: The Ingrid Jonker Suite
A much-loved figure in South African poetry, Ingrid Jonker’s body of work, though small, continues to speak volumes decades after her death.

VOX: Trust the Silences (Once More)Bishops Diocesan College
Immerse yourself in the unique choral soundscapes of music by Eric Whitacre, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Radiohead and The Cinematic Orchestra for an evening of beauty, yearning, despair and, ultimately, renewal.

Ideas World Cup Cape Town | V&A Waterfront Amphitheater
So you think you’re not creative? We’re here to prove that ain’t so!
On 21 April 2017, Ideas World Cup Cape Town will host the most invigorating and interactive brainstorming experience the city has ever seen!

Saturday 22 April 2017
Open Art Sketch Meet at The Drawing Room Cafe
Last Saturday meet for this month before… FANCON! So join us for awesome art, coffee, and conversation!
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[Image courtesy of Open Art Sketch Meet]

Earth Fair Market Tokai
A top quality market experience. We are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products, fresh produce shopping. Change the way you shop!

Live Music at The Wild Fig feat. Adamu | A unique blend of Afro-jazz, Adamu soothes us with his soulful voice.
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[Image courtesy of the The Wild Fig Restaurant]

Baxter Theatre | Cape Town Concert Series Petronel Malan Piano Recital
It has been more than 10 years since Petronel Malan’s busy schedule has allowed her to return to the Cape Town Concert Series.
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[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Last Night of The Proms 2017 | Cape Town City Hall
The Last night of the Proms is an annual production of quality local talent performing a mixture of light orchestral music, well known classics and traditional Proms favourites.

25 years – An Acrobatic Walk Down Memory LaneZip Zap Circus School
Students from Zip Zap’s advanced programmes will show off the results of their incredible dedication and team work in a show that is suitable for the whole family.
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[Image courtesy of Zip Zap Circus School]

Fry’s Annual Green Meeting: Inspiring Change (Cape Town)Jack Black Beer
Topics surrounding conscious, sustainable living about how to live a healthy, planet-friendly, plant-based lifestyle; enjoy delicious vegan food, and make lasting connections with other passionate people!

ROAR with Jack Parow & friends | Gandalf’s
Re-launch party featuring the enigmatic Jack Parow with 3 of Cape Town’s most exciting live alternative acts.

Comedy at the Blue Bird!Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market
Stand up comedy with some side splitting humour, with some of Cape Towns best comedians alongside some of Cape Towns most promising up and coming comedians.
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[Image courtesy of Comedy at the Market &Blue Bird Garage]

Sunday 23 April 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays with Stellenbrau | aim, sink and make your opponents drink! Be the Dizzys Beer Pong Champion, only two spots left in the top 8 finals to win great prizes.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Alexander Bar | Hatchetman | Three part harmony not heard since the days of Crosby, Stills and Nash ruling the airwaves!”
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[Image courtesy of Alexander Bar]

Taste at Simon’s, Groot Constantia on Sunday’s from 11am to 7pm with live entertainment from 3 – 6pm.

Monday 24 April 2017
Improv Mondays by The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe for some improv shenanigans!
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[Image courtesy of The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe]

Karaoke every Monday at Beerhouse
1st beer, 2nd beer, 3rd beer, 4th beer…..eventually we are all good singers!
Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night from 9PM!! We promise, we won’t judge
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

Tuesday 25 April 2017
Dizzys Camps BayTight Ass Tuesdays Karaoke Nights
Lively atmosphere, party scene and all around hangout spot for locals serving great food and beer. Expect to have some popular tunes and maybe not so popular vocals but we’re all about a good party and having fun.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Tuesday’s with The Rivertones at Plant
Every Tuesday evening we celebrate #raggae and up the vibe at Plant. Join us for a fun night with The Rivertones and a delicious #plantstrong meal with your favourite drink
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[Image courtesy of Plant]

Tuesday Live Jazz nights at Asoka are an institution, one that explorers and locals gather from every corner to experience.

Cuban restaurant and cocktail bar Live Music Tuesday at Cafe Mojito

Wrestle your brain with the Amazing Beerhouse Pub Quiz from 7PM this evening, hosted by OMG Quiz Nights. Cool prizes to be won, including a R500 Beerhouse voucher. R40 Cover Charge.
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

Grounding sessions | Let’s get grounded! Fill your Tuesday with poetry & music. Featured artists + Open Mic. 8 PM at The Drawing Room Café
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[Image courtesy of Grounding Sessions]

Mammoths, Mastodonts & Men: Unraveling the causes of extinction & the role of humans in their disappearance

Wednesday 26 April 2017
Cape Town Upstaged at NOMAD Round 4 at NOMAD bistro & bar
Cape Town Upstaged is the Mother City’s amazing music line up for Battle of Bands & Musicians in various genres of Pop, Rock, Jazz & Reggae.

Earth Fair Market Tokai Open every Wednesday 3-8pm

Brandenburg String Trio | St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Camerata Tinta Barocca presents the Brandenburg String Trio who performs works by Purcell, Schubert, Francaix and Mozart.

Baxter TheatreMorning Melodies Four Seasons In One Day
Amanda Tiffin presents this very exciting programme that will showcase songs along a seasonal theme.

Vineyard Oval Market at Kenilworth Racecourse weekly every Wednesday evening
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[Image courtesy of Vineyard Oval Market]

OMG Quiz Night has crash landed their trivia machine right into the belly of Alexander Bar.

The Lumineers – Cape Town | Big Concerts
It took four years for The Lumineers to follow up their platinum-plus, self-titled debut – which spent 46 weeks on The Billboard 200 and peaked at number 2 – but Cleopatra is well worth the wait.
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[Image courtesy of Big Concerts and The Lumineers]

Book (& Wine!) Club at Folk Coffee Anthropology

Beerhouse Comedy Club
Chase away the mid week blues at the #BeerhouseComedyClub from 8.30PM!
Kolping Mbumba Comedy presents a killer super funny line up. R40 Cover Charge
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

I Love Big Bay Market | The perfect Food & Craft Market for Capetonians who love the beach and epic sunsets.

Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:
Clue Room | from 4 April to 25 June 2017
Based on a very popular phenomenon, Clue Room is a fun mystery escape game, designed for groups between 4-6 people.

KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
This week on the line up you can find:
Fri 21 April 2017 : Paul Jacob Trio
Sat 22 April 2017: Meraki
Sun 23 April 2017: Tracy Lee Engel

Alma Cafe
Wed 19 April: Showcase Event (TBA) | 7pm | R30
Fri 21 April: Mike McCullagh with Beatles Tribute show | 7.30pm | R200 incl meal
Sun 23 April: Blacksmith | R170 incl meal
Wed 26 April: Showcase Event (TBA) | R30

Grand West
Live bands every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Theatre
Kalk Bay Theatre | Elton and Friends from 4 – 29 April 2017
Some of the greatest hits of the legendary Elton John and many more.
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[Image courtesy of Kalk Bay Theatre]

The Fugard Theatre
Funny Girl – The Musical | From 18 April 2017
Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new Fugard Theatre production of Funny Girl – The Musical.

Theatre on the BayHamlet The Prince of Denmark
From 12- 29 April 2017 | Internationally acclaimed Hamlet returns to South Africa for limited engagements in Cape Town and Joburg before heading off to the USA.
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Baxter Theatre
Scenes from an Execution from 30 March to 22 April 2017
Jennifer Steyn returns to the Baxter stage to star as the remarkable anti-heroine, Galactia in Howard Barker’s Scenes from an Execution
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[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Tartuffe | From 18 – 29 Apr 2017
The Baxter Theatre Centre, in association with the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Cape Town, and thanks to the support of Total, BNP Paribas / RCS Group and Mazars presents the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company’s production of Molière’s Tartuffe
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[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Artscape Theatre CentrePriscilla Queen of the Desert until 23 Apr 17
The bus is in town, ready and waiting at Artscape, to thrill audiences.

Dreams Into Reality | 19 & 20 April 2017
15 amazing dance academies came together by hosting a Dreams Into Reality dance extravaganza showcase of different genres of dance items to help turn her dreams into reality and a chance to return to her passion.

Spirit of the Bush | 19 – 22 April 2017
Spirit of the Bush will take you on a journey back to a time where it all began.

Alexander Bar | Central Town, Cape Town
From 21 April 2017 | 3 Tons of Fun
have been hailed over the past 9 years as South Africa’s most loved all-girl group will be doing 3 shows only at the Alexander Bar.
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[Image courtesy of Alexander Bar]

From 18 – 29 April 2017 | Cold Case: Revisiting Dulcie September | Twenty Six years after the assassination no-one has taken responsibility for her death and speculation today is as rife as it was then.
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[Image courtesy of Alexander Bar]

From 24 – 29 April 2017 besides 27 April 2017 | LOVE SEX FLEAS GOD, Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad What drives a man to say, “I’d rather get a dog,” when his dying mother suggests he settle down, marry, have children.

Rockwell TheatreKaapse Stories
Richard Loring (producer of worldwide-acclaimed African Footprint) introduces Kaapse Stories at their new venue Rockwell Theatre in Green Point.

Cape Town Comedy Club features in the top ten best comedy clubs in the world. The club has hosted some of the world’s most famous comedians.
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Comedy Club]

Art Exhibitions
Southern Guild Gallery | presents Philippe Bousquet’s new solo exhibition Between Dusk and Dawn until 26 May 2017

How long is forever? | Abe Opperman Gallery 2 February 2017 to 31 July 2017

GRID Cape Town Biennial 2017 | 15 April – 25 June 2017
The new event GRID Cape Town Biennial is reflecting on the globalization of contemporary image culture and the importance of visual aspect in society.

Incredible Illusions 3D Art Expo – Great World Exhibitions | 4 April –  23 July 2017
completely interactive, a concept very different to what is normally exhibited at conventional museums. Touching, photography and being immersed in the artwork is encouraged.
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[Image courtesy of Great World Exhibitions]

Mirage, A solo exhibition by Kirsten Beets| 5 April – 13 May 2017

Iziko Museums has the following events:
Iziko Slave Lodge 
Material women? The shweshwe story until 31 December 2017
Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid  until 30 April 2017
Red in the Rainbow until 30 April 2017

Iziko South African National Gallery
At Face Value until 15 December 2017
Women’s Work until 30 April 2017

Iziko South African Museum
Crossing the Ecoline until 31 December 2017

Cape Town Science Centre | Face your Fears Weekend Programme
Our holiday programme was such a hit that we have decided to continue with our Facing your Fears programme for the rest of April as part of our weekend programme… Be sure not to miss out!

The Galileo Open Air Cinema for a night of movies under the stars
Cafe Roux Sessions | Noordhoek and Cape Town
Cathy and the Trolley Dollies
  on at Gate 69 until 29 June 17
Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
 Open daily from 9 till 9 at the V&A Waterfront until 30 April 2017

Wishing you lots of fun and adventures as you enjoy the various events available in our amazing city!

Do not forget to leave a comment of your experiences or share it with us on our Facebook page and until next week have fun and be safe.

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