What’s On Wednesdays 10 – 17 May 17

Your weekly What’s On blog has some great events lined up!
If we missed an event or you are planning or have an event please connect with us via our contact page.

Wednesday 10 May 2017
Tuning the Vine at HQ
One of the #InnerCityWineRoute stops, where you will be able to sample wines from 3 different wine farms as listed on the menu. Expect to be served delicious food as part of an Express Menu; so you can walk and eat and drink – all at the same time. Menu items will include the ever popular Chilli Poppers, Truffle fries and more. Delish!
[Image courtesy of HQ Restaurant Cape Town]

Earth Fair Market Tokai | Open every Wednesday 3-8pm | Expect to find good local artisanal products, great activities for the kids and a wonderful vibey atmosphere to enjoy.
Earth Fair 1
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

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

Book (& Wine!) Club at Folk Coffee Anthropology
Meeting every second Wednesday of the month they welcome all to join them at 6pm ending when all the wines are gone. At each meeting they select the book for the following month based on recommendations from the group in a very casual setup and it’s a great way to meet new and interesting people.

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
[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

Thursday 11 May 2017

Dutchess Live in Muizenberg at The Striped Horse Muizenberg 
Missed the last one because you were at AfrikaBurn? Here is your chance! Join us for an evening of easy listening jazzy blues and pop.  We are venturing out to play in Muizenberg for a change!  Come have a cocktail, a beer and enjoy the ambiance.
[Image courtesy of Dutchess]

VIBESessions vol1 at NOMAD bistro & bar | Each and every Thursday Closure will be hosting Music Sessions open to all DJs to play/learn/show off new music/network and socialise. Every week a different genre will be playing this week Techno then tech/deep/bass house then EDM/Future House…
[Image courtesy of Nomad bistro & bar]

Earth Fair Market St Georges Mall | Thursdays 11am – 3pm | It is difficult to put into words the special kind of magic that happens in the centre of our beautiful city on a daily basis. There is an energy and a magic that is tangible – I challenge you to take a walk through the Company Gardens and around the city centre to see if you can’t feel it… We, at Earth Fair Market are the luckiest bunch on earth to be able to call the little piece of paradise between Wale St and Church St our home every Thursday.

Jack Black Beer | Quiz Night
Get your thinking caps on, cause it’s Quiz Night at the Taproom, hosted by OMG Quiz Nights. R50pp books your seat and gets you a 330ml Beer of your choice. Teams of up to 6 people are allowed. Great prizes up for grabs: 1st Prize – R300 bar tab, 2nd place – R150 bar tab, plus a few surprises in between!
[Image Courtesy of Jack Black Beer]

Thursday Evenings Live Jazz with Dan Shout at Vista Marina Restaurant 
We will be heating up your Thursday evenings with some spicy jazz featuring Dan Shout – tickets needs to be pre booked and paid. You can choose to only pay cover charge of R70 or from a selector menu of tapas R280 per person

Friday 12 May 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay Live Music Fridays | Lights Out
Lights Out will be bringing their unique sound of rock, jazz and blues to Dizzy’s, Camps Bay. Lights Out blends multiple musical genres, influenced and inspired by artists such as Nina Simone, Nirvana, Massive Attack, Tori Amos, James Brown, Alabama Shakes, Guns’n’Roses, and Imogen Heap, amongst others. Expect a mix of power-jazz, blues and some old school rock….
Lights Out 12MAY17
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay and Lights Out]

Tin and Bones | Mercury Live 
an intergalactic soul shakedown with the amazing Dave Knowles, the next level Brynn and the extraordinary Astrafunk and the Spacecats.
Want to escape the gray scale monotony of a Capitalist slave train? Its time to treat yourself to the best soul music Cape Town has to offer and embody all that you feel. Rebel against the system of constraint and let your inner Che Guevara loose as we get loose on the dancefloor!
[Image courtesy of Mercury Live]

Friday Night Specials and events at Gandalf’s
Friday Night in Gandalf’s the heart and soul of Cape Town’s underground. Resident Djs…requests welcome
[Image courtesy of Gandalf’s]

Love Your Neighbour 
Sylvestre Kabassidi and Zolani Mahola join us during Africa Month for a free concert at Central Library.
[Image courtesy of Love Your Neighbour Free Concert]

Derek Gripper Live at The Slave Church
Witness one of the greatest instrumental musicians to come out of South Africa in a historic Church Museum.
[Image courtesy of Derek Gripper Live / Eland Grey]

Saturday 13 May 2017
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!
Earth Fair Market 2
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

Live Music at The Wild Fig |Join us on Saturdays from 1pm for a great atmosphere, awesome music, delicious grub & cold craft beer!
Wild Fig 1
[Image courtesy of the The Wild Fig Restaurant]

Arno Carstens Live at Camel Rock
Arno’s live performance set includes the hits from his career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some popular cover tracks.
[Image courtesy of Camel Rock]

Baxter Theatre | Beethoven String Quartets Part 2
This concert will form the second part of the Beethoven String Quartets project, which was initiated by David Juritz in 2014. He will be performing with fellow musicians Suzanne Martens, Peter Martens and Karen Gaertner and featuring string quartets: Op. 18 No. 1, Op. 74 & Op. 132.

The Saturday Alternative at Gandalf’s
In Gandalf’s the heart and soul of Cape Town’s underground.
Resident Djs playing alternative music only…requests welcome.
[Image courtesy of Gandalf’s]

World Belly Dance Day Cape Town 2017 by The Feminine Divine Oriental Dance Studio
Stunning live belly dance performances by studios from all over the Western Cape. Variety of food and goods vendors. Mass group drum solo lesson and performance with Tiffany from The Feminine Divine. All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to Rape Crisis.

The Thriving sustainable community Market at The Novalis Ubuntu Institute
A market encouraging the Growth of Sustainable living. We are wanting to create a friendly like-minded community where we can share a platform to find organic fruit and vegetables (natural goods) , hand made items as well as recycled goods.

The Night Nation Run is the world’s 1st Running Music Festival. A 5KM musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, and celebration for the lover of Electronic Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step.

Sunday 14 May 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays with Stellenbrau | aim, sink and make your opponents drink!

Slave Route Challenge
A unique race with a heritage and historic significance. This event traces the ‘slave route’ and honours those who built Cape Town. The Slave Route Challenge brings together people from all walks of life. The avid runner can enjoy a Half Marathon or a 10km Run and novices can enjoy the 10km Big Walk or the 5km Fun Run / Walk. It truly encapsulates the spirit of Ubunthu!
[Image courtesy of the Slave Route Challenge]

The Sunflower Fund Mothers Day Brunch
Join us for a special Mothers’ Day Brunch, at Stonehurst, Lifestyle Centre, Tokai. A fun-filled morning with pop-up shops, guest speakers, goodie bags and so much more. Win a prize for wearing a fascinator, hat or hair accessory.
[Image courtesy of The Sunflower Fund]

The Fugard Theatre | Amadeus | Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The National Theatre. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash.

Taste at Simon’s, Groot Constantia on Sunday’s from 11am to 7pm with live entertainment from 3 – 6pm. Where friends come together to experience a day filled with good food, wine, beer and of course amazing views of the Constantia Vineyards. Enjoy the oldest vineyard in Cape Town in a relaxed outdoor or indoor setting whilst enjoying the food & wine from the valley. There are a variety of platter boards that can be shared and enjoyed throughout the day. Perfect for any occasion.

Axenmore at Hillcrest Quarry
It is #MothersDay so If your mom doesn’t rock book her for the morning so you can catch this rocking show consisting of 3 sets, from ballads to party to full on old school rock as we do best for a fun filled afternoon.
[Image courtesy of Hillcrest Quarry]

Monday 15 May 2017
Improv Mondays by The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe for some improv shenanigans!
[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
[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

Tuesday 16 May 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay Tight 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.
Dizzys Karaoke
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Beer School with Atlantic Storm
If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the magical amber liquid you love so much, Beerhouse is offering you the chance to find out all about beer…..for FREE!!
Join our weekly Beer School for free tasting and discussion about the brewing process, beer styles and the difference between good and bad beer.
Beer School
[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

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
[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, hosted by OMG Quiz Nights. Cool prizes to be won, including a R500 Beerhouse voucher. R40 Cover Charge.
[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
[Image courtesy of Grounding Sessions]

Wednesday 17 May 2017
Earth Fair Market Tokai | Open every Wednesday 3-8pm | Expect to find good local artisanal products, great activities for the kids and a wonderful vibey atmosphere to enjoy.
Earth Fair Market 1
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

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

Book (& Wine!) Club at Folk Coffee Anthropology
Meeting every second Wednesday of the month they welcome all to join them at 6pm ending when all the wines are gone. At each meeting they select the book for the following month based on recommendations from the group in a very casual setup and it’s a great way to meet new and interesting people.

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
[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

Beer & Wine Wednesday at Jack Black Beer
We are going all out for Beer & Wine Wednesday in partnership with Beau Constantia. This time round we will have 4 courses on offer paired with some amazing wines, beer & gin for R270pp.
[Image courtesy of Jack Black Beer]

Global superstar Justin Bieber will be in Cape Town for his Purpose World Tour!
[Image courtesy of Big Concerts]

Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:
European Film Festival| from 5 – 14 May 2017
The European Film Festival is part of the EuropeFest, presenting in South Africa in May 2017 a diverse range of EU Member States cultural events. program here
Euro Film Fest
[Image courtesy of European Film Festival]

3 Peaks Fun Challenge – 3rd Edition | 12 – 14 May 2017
It is a FUN HIKING challenge; it’s not a race, just a personal challenge and a good time to spend with friends and take advantage of Cape Town during the summer! The aim of the challenge is to hike our 3 mountains in 3 days! You don’t have to participate all three days but if you can then let’s go!
[Image courtesy of 3 Peaks Fun Challenge]

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
Friday 12 May 2017 | The Fishwives
Saturday 13 May 2017 | Mizone
Sunday 14 May 2017 | Evan Froud Jazz Trio

Alma Cafe
Wed 10 May: Vuma Levin Quartet with Shane Cooper, Andre Peterson, Jono Sweetman & Bernard van Rossum| 6.30pm | R190 incl meal
Fri 12 May: Christine Weir and The Kilts | 7.30pm | R80 incl meal
Sat 13 May: Yoann (France) & Sisandu and Mapumba (DRC) | 7.30pm | R150 incl meal
Sun 14 May: Jeremiah Brimstone | 6.30pm | R180 incl meal
Wed 17 May: Special showcase event with Walter Spearheart & Friends | 6.30pm | R30

Cafe Roux Sessions | Noordhoek and Cape Town
Showcasing our country’s biggest, as well as new up-and-coming bands, musicians & comedians in such an intimate & personal setting. Café Roux Sessions encompass the collective passions: world class music, great food, wonderful wine…all shared with people you really enjoy!
[Image courtesy of Cafe Roux]

Grandwest CasinoLive bands every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Start off your weekend on the right note at Jackson Hall and get your dose of DJ and live entertainment. Their live band covers some of the best known Jazz Standards as well as some newer popular songs.

Kalk Bay TheatreMike McCully & The Harmonix | A Tribute to the Beatles
The Man, his drums and the famous band are back and this time they are paying tribute to the Fab Four.

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.
[Image courtesy of The Fugard Theatre]

Theatre on the Bay
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.
[Image courtesy of Theatre on the Bay]

Baxter Theatre
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.
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Shakespeare Schools Festival| from 8 – 13 May 2017
The Shakespeare Schools Festival hails from the United Kingdom as an additional education program aimed at improving language and social skills through the performing arts. 
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Cradle of Creativity: The 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audiences is a spectacular African festival with some of the most exciting international and local theatre for children and young people set to take to the stage in Cape Town this May.

Alexander Bar | from 3 – 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]

Artscape Theatre Centre
Buzani Kubawo | from 4 – 12 May 2017
As part of the Artscape educational programme, the grade 12 isiXhosa set-work play is Buzani Kubawo by Witness K Tamsanqa. A drama about love and conflicts that arise when traditional expectations clash with changing values.

My Children My Africa | from 4 – 14 May 2017
By Athol Fugard is a story about generational conflict over the most effective means for ending apartheid in South Africa. This leads to an explosive confrontation between a gifted but impatient black township youth and his devoted but “old fashioned” black teacher.

Karoo Moose | Cradle of Creativity | 17 – 20 May 2017
The play was originally written as a film entitled No Fathers, as Writer and Director Lara Foot tackles the disintegration of the family unit and the violation of innocence endured by so many South African children.

Animal Farm | Cradle of Creativity | 17 – 19 May 2017
Seven decades have passed since the first publication of Orwell’s Animal Farm, yet the plight of Manor Farm and its animal denizens is ever relevant in contemporary South Africa.

Masque Theatre | 11 – 13 May 17 | The Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society and Carnivals of the Heart present the South African classic, Hello and Goodbye by Athol Fugard at the Masque Theatre under the direction of Yanou Pienaar.

The Masque Theatre is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Mother’s Day tea and soiree on Sunday 14 May at 3pm. The afternoon is a fabulous way to celebrate Mother’s Day by treating the special mothers in your life to beautiful music and a delicious tea, including tasty treats.

ImproGuise | from 17 – 18 May 2017 | Capetown’s oldest and most-loved Improv group presents Pop-up Improv . Unmissable theatre made up on the spot! ImproGuise are most well known for Theatresports and other great shows like Musical, Improvised Western and Superscene!

The Galloway Theatre | from 10 – 12 May 2017
COLOVR – A sensory theatrical ‘Happening’. Come join Wesley Wolhuter – composer, pianist, cellist – and his group of beautiful artists in an evening of artistic celebration.

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

Jamrock Theatre | 10 & 11 May 2017 | Tydloos KykWeer van toeka tot nou!

Cathy and the Trolley Dollies on at Gate 69 until 29 June 17
[Image courtesy of Gate 69]

Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street

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.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Comedy Club]

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.
[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.
[Image courtesy Chavonnes Battery Museum]

Dress CodeGallery MOMO | from 11 May – 10 June 2017
Proud to present Dress Code, a group exhibition exploring the use of costume in contemporary art. Dress Code features the work of well-established and new emerging artists, working in a variety of disciplines through the medium of costume.

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.
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

Iziko South African National Gallery
At Face Value until 15 December 2017

Iziko South African Museum
Crossing the Ecoline until 31 December 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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