What’s On Wednesdays 17 – 24 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 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.

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]

RosanthornYoungblood Arts and Culture Development
3 stunning girls, grace us with their presence and talent for their EP launch

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]

Free Thinkers II an opportunity for intellectuals, artists, writers, poets, magicians, musicians, rappers, speakers, freakers, and “normal peoples” to gather to express their creativity, ideas, side projects…anything you are passionate about. The goal is to provide an outlet for expression of all kinds and to promote diverse perspectives, social consciousness, and understanding.

Thursday 18 May 2017
6th Signature of Hope Charity Quiz NightA Touch of Madness
The quiz will be in support of Operation Smile South Africa and The Lunchbox Fund as part of a larger fundraising effort in support of Chris Bertish- I’MPossible‘s incredible solo, trans-Atlantic SUP crossing sponsored by Carrick Wealth.
[Image courtesy of A Touch of Madness]

Aidan Martin Solo at The Striped Horse Muizenberg 
Enjoy an evening of acoustic fusion of afro/rock, purple blues and rhythm & soul
[Image courtesy of The Striped Horse]

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.

Artist Talk: Jessica WebsterGoodman Gallery
Johannesburg-based painter Jessica Webster will talk about her new body of work, ‘Wisteria’, currently on show at Goodman Gallery Cape Town (until 24 May). She will be in conversation with Natasha Norman, a local artist, writer and lecturer.

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]

Jazz on Thursday Evenings at Vista Marina Restaurant 
We will be heating up your Thursday evenings with some spicy jazz featuring Dan Shout and Mediterranean style Cuisine. Cover charge of R70. Contact reservations@vistamarina.co.za to avoid missing this event.

Jazz NightJack Black Beer
We’re getting funky on Thursday with some groovy tunes to warm up your soul.
Local boys MSMF will be on stage laying down some soulful sounds.
[Image Courtesy of Jack Black Beer]

Friday 19 May 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay Live Music Fridays | Roxton met Herki
Roxton met Herki formed in 2015 when soloist Josh Roxton met Herman “Herki” Vercuiel in a bar (which they still do from time to time). So we’re excited that this week they will be meeting up in our bar, the oldest pub in Camps Bay!

[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay and Roxton met Herki]

Desmond and the Tutus | Mercury Live 
Desmond & The Tutus have been scare-crowing across the world’s stages with their unique, some might call it niche, brand of kwela-indie-punk for just on ten years.
[Image courtesy of Mercury Live & Desmond & The Tutus]

Night Closure featuring Embassy, Defuse, Fultronbass, Tech rider
Closure will be hosting an ABSOLUTE KILLER of an event at
CLUB 89 on a FRIDAY NIGHT!!! We will be hosting some the heaviest and naughtiest TECHNO acts in and around Cape Town dropping some EXTREMELY Dark and Dirty Beats. So be prepared to DANCE, DRINK, LAUGH your shoes off.
[Image courtesy of Night Closure featuring Embassy, Defuse, Fultronbass, Tech rider]

Radio RapsGrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
Boys, die lewe is ‘n snaakse ding. Partykeer maak dinge absoluut net glad nie sin nie! Daar is soveel verskilletjies wat ons in ag moet neem as dit kom by vroumense, mansmense en kinders om hulle te verstaan, én dan kom elke een ook nog met sy persoonlike stel dingetjies en goedertjies. Dit krap ons net meer om as jy probeer sin maak daaruit. Tog is die dingetjies en goetertjies alles nodig.
[Image courtesy of Radio Raps]

Saturday 20 May 2017
Trevino Isaacs Presents: ‘A Musical Celebration’ with Friends
This music celebration concert will host a few artists that Trevino Isaacs has worked with in the past decade of his professional career as a musician and music director. Artists such as Vicky Sampson, Nur Abrahams, James Bhemgee and more backed by a 11 piece band.

25 years, an acrobatic walk down memory lane | Zip Zap Circus
Don’t miss this great school fundraiser and fun outing for the family!

Between April and September every year, Zip Zap collaborates with schools and NGOs providing them with a platform to raise funds for their chosen cause. This year Zip Zap presents its newest show: “25 years – An Acrobatic Walk Down Memory Lane,” which is a true celebration of how the circus has changed lives and impacted communities in greater Cape Town.
[Image courtesy of Zip Zap Circus]

Open Art Sketch Meet at The Drawing Room Café
Bring along your sketch pad and warm up with an excellent cup of coffee at the Drawing Room this Saturday!

Sunset Silent Disco Beach Party featuring DJ LURVE
Join us on Clifton 3rd beach, SATURDAY, 20 May as we dance to the funky beats of DJ LURVE!

Joining him on the other 2 channels are:
DJ Will Kill and DJ Stephen
Featuring our multi-channel wireless headphones, the DJ’s will spinning the likes of Hip Hop, Funky House and Reggae. Grab your headphones, choose your beats and DANCE
[Image courtesy of Silent Events SA]

Sweet Nothings – District Vol.1
Welcome to Sweet Nothings – District Vol.1. Come warm up with us this winter and get excited for all the sweet things we have in store for you. We’re bringing you 8 hours of Cape Town’s best techno artists and a venue that will be transformed into our exciting new playground.
[Image courtesy of Sweet Nothings]

Silent DiscoA Touch of Madness
Its time for another silent disco! Choose the music you want to dance to!

3 channels with 3 DJs
Red: Rock | Blue: Electronica | Green: Afro Disco
[Image courtesy of A Touch of Madness]

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]

Sunday 21 May 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays with Stellenbrau | aim, sink and make your opponents drink!

Sunday Edition Presents: Petite Noir & Bongeziwe MabandlaThe Old Biscuit Mill
Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town and Black Major present an immersive, multifaceted celebration of music, design and culinary culture, headlined by Petite Noir and bongeziwe mabandla.
[Image courtesy of Sunday Edition Presents: Petite Noir & Bongeziwe Mabandla]

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.

Alexander Bar
The Collective is going to be capturing an essence of musical greatness. The musicians that have been put together have either lead their own outfit or has played with International and local artists.

The Fugard Theatre
A Hero of Our Time | Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…
[Image courtesy of The Fugard Theatre]

Monday 22 May 2017
Alexander Bar | A taste of shnit – shnit Feelings

The shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is a non-profit organisation based in 8 cities around the world.

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 23 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]

Blesst The Waiting Room
They say 3⃣rd time lucky 🎲🎰
We say 3⃣rd time 🅱lesst
Hosting the finest acts we can find 💿🎼
Curated 🎨 to showcase individual talent
and discerning taste 👅🍲
4⃣ the youthdem in us all
Don’t Sleep 🚫💤

Comedy at NOMAD bistro & bar
Presenting SA’s funniest men & women stand up comedians every Tuesday for a hilarious evening to forget weekday blues.

Beer School
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 24 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]

Sit the Folk Down presents Nicky Schrire and Ariella Caira
Nicky Schrire is a versatile and inventive vocalist and composer whose work has earned her comparisons to artists like Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Esperanza Spalding.
Her work with cellist Ariella Caira (founding member of Sterling EQ, Alice Phoebe Lou, Jeremy Loops) has seen the duo collaborate with composer Matthijs van Dijk, Prime Circle drummer Kevin Gibson, and double-bill with Beatenberg frontman Matthew Field.
[Image courtesy of Sit the Folk Down]

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

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]

Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:

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 19 May 2017 | The Bootleggers Blues Band
Saturday 20 May 2017 | The Black Hats
Sunday 21 May 2017 | Purple Cry

Alma Cafe
Wed 17 May: Special showcase event with Walter Spearheart & Friends | 6.30pm | R30
Fri 19 May: Riaan Smit (Crimson House singer) and Friends | 7.30pm | R130 incl meal

Sun 21 May: Annjangle and Basson Laubscher | 6.30pm | R150 incl burger
Wed 24 May: Showcase Event | 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.

Niqabi Ninja | Theatre Arts Admin Collective | 8 – 20 May (no performances on 14th & 15th)
Niqabi Ninja is an avenging Superhero, born on the streets of Cairo, who is ready to seek out and avenge every single act of harassment she has experienced at the hands of men. She has a list, a record of injuries and a variety of punishments to mete out. Watch out men of Cairo. Niqabi Ninja has a score to settle, and she is coming after you.
[Image courtesy of Niqabi Ninja]

Kalk Bay Theatre
6- 20 May 2017 | Mike 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.

23 – 27 May 2017 | Angels on Horseback
Cape Town ‘s favourite rude, raunchy and rocking Country Cabaret is ReBorn….. Unleash your inner cowhand in this daring , dirty and delicious Live musical.
[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 – 20 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
17 – 27 May 2017 | 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.
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

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]

22 – 25 May 2017 | The Lover by Harold Pinter
Sarah and Richard lead a perfectly balanced married life in the suburbs. Richard leaves for work every day as a respectable businessman.

23 – 27 May 2017Improv Comedy with The Long Shots
Long Form Improv Comedy performed by The Long Shots!
They’ll be making it up on the spot…come see a series of Improvised scenes and stories inspired by audience suggestions.

Artscape Theatre Centre
Situated in the heart of the mother city, the Artscape Theatre Centre brings you the highest level of artistic excellence in all aspects of performing arts for more than four decades!

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. A full list of what’s on can be seen here.

24 – 27 May 2017 | Tiger Bay is an epic new musical set in the docks of Cardiff at a time when coal was king. Filled with rousing music and a cast of unforgettable characters, Tiger Bay is a universal story of courage, reconciliation and love.

Masque Theatre | 20 May 17 | Wesley Wolhuter Piano Recital presenting a programme of beautiful, nostalgic Rachmaninov, poetic Scriabin, enchanting Ravel and other delightful gems while celebrating his South African roots with the premiere of his new work, ‘Red soil and the Cosmos’, and a rendition of a Miriam Makeba tune or two.

Fundraiser Bingo| 24 May 17
It’s time for another exciting fundraiser! The Masque Theatre will be hosting a fun-filled bingo evening to raise money for general upkeep – all proceeds go to a good cause. Everyone taking part has a chance to win some great prizes, so come along and be ready to shout out the magic word when you hit “legs eleven” or “17, dancing queen”.

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 18– 21 May 2017
Choreographic Competition – 2017 – The Waterfront Theatre College once again presents the ever popular Choreographic Competition. Designed to showcase the very best of student choreographers, this competition offers a diverse programme of choreography across a broad range of dancing styles including Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Tap & Jazz.

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 | Country Diamonds vertoning met Stephan Visagie!

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]

The Cape Gallery | 4 – 27 May 2017
Journey to the interior a solo exhibition by Lambert Kriedemann

Dress Code | Gallery 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]

99 Loop
This exhibition showcases the photography of three black women artists: Thandiwe Msebenzi, Nobukho Nqaba and Sitaara Stodel, all Tierney Fellowship recipients.

Art Exhibition with Michaela Rinaldi
10–30 May at the Roche Bobois South Africa showroom,

10-12 Kloof Street, Cape Town.
Open weekdays 9am–5pm, Saturdays 9am–2pm.
Michaela Rinaldi’s exhibition is curated by the Opulent Living Concept Store & Gallery, 24 Kloof Street (only 150m from the exhibition).

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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