What’s On Wednesdays 27 Apr – 3 May 17

Ok yes we forgot yesterday was Wednesday, well not really. What actually happened was that the day was filled with events that had me busy till 3 AM this morning. From having a #CablewayOfficeDay with Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in their Wifi Lounge and being in the middle of a lightning storm with no power at some point we were stuck in the cosy upper Cableway station for a few hours, the pursuing stormy weather actually saw the next event with Thrive Hout Bay being postponed till further notice but we had some wrap up work to do around it and then the day ended off with joining some family for a potjie kos evening.

We would still like to give you our weekly list of events we have found in Cape Town and if we missed an event or you are planning or have an event please connect with us via our contact page.

Thursday 27 April 2017
Live at Nomad – 27 April | the colours red & blue at NOMAD bistro & bar | Free entry to a night of chill vibes with music from 19h30 to 20h30 | Food and drinks from whenever you want until 23h00 (maybe later idk) Presenting SORRY NOT SORRY (Techno Underground event) from 21h00 until late
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[Image courtesy of 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.

Beerhouse Silent Disco
Come enjoy one of the best parties around. 3 DJ’s and 3 Channels to choose from with a variety of music to match our over #25taps and #99bottles. Lets get the #QuietRiot started. Bring on the Last Thursdays.
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

Friday 28 April
Dizzys Camps Bay | Rewind Dayglow Party
The World Famous #Dizzys Rewind Day Glow Party
Let’s glow crazy with DJ Rean and ….all the hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 00s and beyond. Leave your request for songs as a comment | no requests accepted on the night
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

TesseracT live in Cape Town – Mercury Live
Turning Tricks Entertainment in association with Monster Energy proudly presents: TesseracT LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA
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[Image courtesy of Mercury Live]

Food Truck Friday with Jack Black Beer
Food Truck Friday will be comin at ya every last Friday of the month in 2017.
This time round JACK RABBiT & Sliced Between – Food Truck will be serving up some delicious food! We also have Llevado & Jimm Harisson Project performing live to keep you grooving whilst sipping on some smooth brews.
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[Image courtesy of Jack Black Beer]

Saturday 29 April 2017
At The Noordhoek Crush you will have the opportunity to sip, swirl and buy over 100 wines from 20 wine farms as well as 3 craft gins from 333 Distillery.

Antonio’s Birthday Bash: The GandsFather
New daddy on the block Antonio IS The GandsFather, and on Saturday 29th April Gandalf’s & ROAR will host his Birthday Bash, supported by bands, DJ’s, crazy drinks specials, free jugs, and pretty much the usual madness that often accompanies such parties.
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[Image courtesy of Gandalf’s]

5 Years of Grassy Spark
5 Years ago on this day we played our 1st gig. Come celebrate with ya boys and Redhanded next Saturday at Brass Bell Restaurant & Bikini Bar
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[Image courtesy of Grassy Spark]

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 | Matt Roux is back live at The Wild Fig playing the likes of John Mayer, Red Hot Chilli peppers, Bruce Springsteen and more. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of entertainment like no other with complimentary wine tasting.
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[Image courtesy of the The Wild Fig Restaurant]

Sunday 30 April 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays with Stellenbrau | aim, sink and make your opponents drink! It’s the finals and we look forward to seeing the winners for the #BeerPongChamps walk away with their prizes.

Beating Cancer Benefit Concert |
Rocklands High School Mitchell’s Plain
Sean D | Zara V | Yazied A ~ Production | Beating Cancer For our Moms
We invite you to celebrate our moms through music and entertainment at this event and to support our amazing local talent who are always willing and eager to support initiatives among each other to show their care and gratitude.
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[Image courtesy of Beating Cancer Benefit concert]

Alexander Bar | Eracode | Restart| Eracode is the musical alterego of Anton Marshall, a Cape Town singer-songwriter known for involvement in projects like Three More White Guys, Long Time Citizen and The Dollyrockers.
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[Image courtesy of Alexander Bar]

The Fugard TheatreHedda Gabler | Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The National Theatre.
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[Image courtesy of The Fugard Theatre]

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

Prime Circle Rock Fest – Hillcrest Quarry
8 Bands, 2 stages. Prime Circle Rock Fest gets to see SA’s hottest rock act, Prime Circle, rock with some of Cape Town’s local rock bands on 2 stages. Prime Circle will be headlining the main stage with some of Cape Town’s legendary Rock bands while Cape Town’s up and coming rock bands kick it on the HQ stage.
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[Image courtesy of Hillcrest Quarry]

Monday 1 May 2017
Baxter Theatre | Tararam
A creative ensemble of performing artists who produce extraordinary sounds from ordinary objects. A blend of rhythm, music, movement and wit; interwoven with choreographed body drumming, amusing sounds and theatrical antics. Tararam uses industrial tools, suspended drums, percussion and the most basic instrument of all, their bodies.
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[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Gary te Roller from PlantDurance on nourishing your athletic body | Plant
Join us a for our #FirstMondayTalk with plant-based health coach, wellness advocate, foodie and endurance junkie at heart, Gary te Roller from Plantdurance and learn how you can be a healthier, stronger, faster athlete.

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 2 May 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.

KanyeFest Cape Town – The Waiting Room & Fiction
We appreciate Mr West, His greatest moments in music Old School / New School / Future

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]

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Cape Town Upstaged at NOMAD Grand Finale! 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]

Earth Fair Market Tokai Open every Wednesday 3-8pm

Vineyard Oval Market at Kenilworth Racecourse weekly every Wednesday evening16406742_1843301749288139_904413646742398046_n
[Image courtesy of Vineyard Oval Market]

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

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]

Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:
Suidoosterfees | from 27 April to 1 May 2017
The theme of Suidoosterfees 2017 is “Legends”, and it gives us a chance to honour well-known South African artists, from the classic genres up to and including jazz. You can view or download the English program here
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[Image courtesy of Suidoosterfees]

Bokani Dyer Trio – Freedom Day Weekend in Cape Town
Bokani Dyer is a leader of the new wave of contemporary young jazz artists from South Africa. A pianist and composer, his music is appreciated for its creativity and emotional depth, with “soulful notes, spiritual tones, sophisticated concepts, and simply presented notions”.
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[Image courtesy of Bokani Dyer Trio]

Decorex Cape Town 2017
South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition showcases in three cities – Durban, Cape Town and Joburg. The décor and design industry’s leading and most trusted brand was founded in 1994, and continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the industry.

V&A Waterfront hosts various events, from exhibitions, to live music and more, to see a full list of events have a look at their event listings here.

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 28 April 2017 : Lights Out
Sat 29 April 2017: Contraband
Sun 30 April 2017: The Language Of Being

Alma Cafe
Fri 28 April: Josh Prinsloo (Fruit Vendor) and Ruby-June | 7:30pm | R120 incl light meal
Sat 29 April: Schalk Joubert Band | 7:30pm | R210 incl meal
Sun 30 April: Chris Chameleon | 7:30pm | R210 incl dinner

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.

Hemelruim (Constellations) | from 25 April – 13 may 17
Wen in 2012 die Evening Standard-prys vir beste nuwe produksie, gevolg deur uitverkoopde speelvakke op Broadway en die West End.
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[Image courtesy of The Fugard Theatre]

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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The Play That Goes Wrong | from 3 May – 17 June 2017
When the accident prone, inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society receives an unexpected financial legacy, the amateur group decides to put the windfall to good use.
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[Image courtesy of Theatre on the Bay]

Baxter Theatre
My Life According to Music from 27 to 29 April 2017
Centres around the music that had a profound influence in the lives of the two artists Karin Kortje and Nur Abrahams, rugby legend Breyton Paulse and TV personality Chantal Stanfield.

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]

Life Begins| From 2 – 6 May 2017
They say life begins at 40. Riaad Moosa is turning 40 so he invites the audience to join in figuring out whether life really does begin at 40. This award-winning comedian, presenter, writer and actor happens to be a qualified medical doctor as well!

Boy Ntulukazi | 3 – 13 May 2017
The 2017 Baxter Best of Zabalaza Theatre Festival winner Boy Ntulikazi.
The play was originally performed at the Isigcawu Festival in Durban, where Thobani Nzuza received the Best Actor award. Later it was performed at the Imbewu Festival, DUT New Playwright’s Festival and the National Arts Festival, to great success.
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[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Alexander Bar | Central Town, Cape Town
From 3 – 12 May 2017 including 20 May 2017 | TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
Alexander Upstairs is proud to present the South African premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog. Described by The New York Times as “a deeply theatrical experience” it’s a play that tells the story of brothers named Lincoln and Booth – their father’s idea of a joke.
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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]

Grandwest Casino
Live bands every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist | 3 May – 5 June 2017
Better known for his dry wit, his strange sense of humour and the ability to get even the most stubborn person to act in strange, funny and entertaining ways at the snap of his fingers, Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist at the Roxy Revue Bar.
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[Image courtesy of Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist]

Art Exhibitions
Chavonnes Battery Museum
 Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017
50 intriguing images in 10 categories, 3 exclusively British Waters, with underwater behavior and two new categories for Portrait and Compact, 100 finalists were selected from 20 countries including South Africa, Mexico, Finland, Indonesia, Egypt, Sudan, Norway, Canada, France, Italy and the UK.
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[Image courtesy Chavonnes Battery Museum]

FanCon Cape Town Comic Con 2017
FanCon promises a host of entertainment for all lovers of comic books and pop culture.
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[Image courtesy of FanCon Cape Town Comic Con 2017]

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
from 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

99 Loop
Growing Gatherings
This two-person exhibition looks at the ways in which natural growth can be explored in photography, painting & installation through patterning, juxtaposition and recontextualisation.
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99 Loop is delighted to be exhibiting the unique work of two artists, who use plastics and found objects to create their intricately patterned work. Mohamed-Luke works with Lego-style bricks to build graphic two-dimensional works exploring religion and politics and the dialogues we need to have around them, while Mason creates intricate dot patterns from metal bottle tops which have been flattened and painted, in an exploration of surface, formalism & the demands between artist, audience and gallery.

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

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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