What’s On Wednesdays 7-14 June 17

Your weekly What’s On blog has a variety of events lined up! Giving you a multitude of choices from one Wednesday to the next making life easier for you to find as many events as we could possibly find all in one space. If we missed an event or you are planning or have an event please connect with us via our contact page.

Wednesday 7 June 2017
Stripped And Unwired | Nomad bistro & bar

An evening filled with unique acoustic vibes from three acts, each drawing influences from different scenes and interpreting music in their own way.
[Image courtesy of Nomad bistro & bar]

Book LoungeLaunch of foodSTUFF by Tony Jackman
Reflections and recipes from a celebrated foodie.
[Image courtesy of Book Lounge]

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]

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]

Contact Improvisation Jams – Wednesdays from 7 – 9pm
Weekly Contact Improv jams take place, either to live music or ‘silent’ under the leadership of Thalia Laric. A steady group of approximately 10 contact improv dancers meet. If you would like to attend, pop in just before 7pm.

Thursday 8 June 2017
Nomad bistro & bar
Wine&Thrive: Winter Edition

No winter blues here, baby! We have everything you need as you prepare to be a WINTER WARRIOR QUEEN! From Beauty to Body we GOT YOU!
[Image courtesy of Nomad bistro & bar]

R&B Hip Hop Nights Ft. Twinzspin
Presenting R&B HIPHOP Thursday’s FEAT TWINZSPIN
[Image courtesy of Nomad bistro & bar]

Vondráček is back – to open Winter season
The Winter symphony season of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) gets into gear with the return of the winner of the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, Lukáš Vondráček. He will play the show-stopping Piano Concerto no 3 by Rachmaninov.

Book Lounge | Boekbekendstelling van Ons Camino deur Pienkes du Plessis
Francois sal in gesprek wies met Pienkes oor Ons Camino ‘n Spaanse Avontuur.
[Image courtesy of Book Lounge]

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.

Noordhoek Community Market at Cape Point Vineyards
Join the Noordhoek locals at Cape Point Vineyards for a taste of the best market fare in the Cape, every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30pm

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]

ART Thursdays in Obz- June Edition
The monthly offering of ART Thursdays in Obz is back and it’s looking to be a treat this edition. June will see more venues, artists and studios getting involved with this community initiative.

Beer Pong NightThe Forex Bar
Hey guys, check out this recipe for a damn good time.

Friends | The Forex Bar | Beer |Cups| Ping Pong Balls
Method: Mash ‘em all together and behold… BEERPONG!

Art Thursdays/Open Art Sketch Meet at The Drawing Room Cafe
It’s Art Thursdays again which means we’re back at The Drawing Room Cafe!

Naked Word Festival 2017Theatre Arts Admin Collective
poetry and spoken word festival will take place from 8 to 11 June at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory, Cape Town. The Naked Word festival attracts the attendance of poets and audience from all over the country.

Friday 9 June 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Live Music Fridays
Bam Bam Brown x Astrafunk and the Space Cats
It would appear you may be receiving a visit from one Bam Bam Brown!? Cue the music, hit the lights, put on your Sunday best! Brown has spent the last handful of years honing his craft as both producer and singer-songwriter and has been both at the forefront and foundational end of the exciting Cape Town music scene.
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay & Bam Bam Brown]

Rootspring house Concerts: Amathongo
Rootspring presents a night of African charm in a beautiful home in Zeekoevlei.
Amathongo is an evolving world music project which mixes traditional African styles with Jazz and a great variety of other music genres.
[Image courtesy of Rootspring]

Too Close To Home Tour: Trench Town
TRACERS: one of Cape Town’s most vital up and coming bands are hitting venues across CT in anticipation of the release of their collection of songs, “Make it hard for a good time”. The release serves as a four track teaser to their album which will come out before the end of the year.

A Touch of MadnessThe night of the BoomBap
The Selectivehearing team has decided to throw a boombap night take over. We would like to celebrate the existence of boombap with you all and thank you for supporting the selective hearing beats.

Harry Potter Quiz Night
Join us as we return to Hogwarts and test your Harry Potter knowledge! Max 6 per team, R50 p/p. Prizes to be won on the night. (Questions will be based on the movies)

Saturday 10 June 2017
Baxter Theatre | CTCS: Winter Matinee with Philippe Graffin and Annalien Ball

The Cape Town Concert Series rounds off its first season with the welcome return of renowned violinist Philippe Graffin with his long time South African accompanist Annalien Ball performing a programme of music “From the Homeland”.

The 80’s Return to Beaulah
After the great success of our first 80’s Fever party, here we go again!! With our great DJ to light up the dancefloor like never heard before.. You DON’T want to miss this one!!

Dress up and come have an ultimate boogie with us!

Real Concerts Series at CTICC

The Everywoman Project Cape Town
Sew-and-share workshop at iKhaya le Langa! Come with us in our MLT Corp bus, leaving 13.15 from the WZ Library at Artscape – we’ll bring you back just after 16.00 – or see you there.

A Touch of MadnessTouch Down Saturdays
Spend a chilled Saturday afternoon with the DJ crew from Selective Hearing and our special guest MC Alfie Mendoza from The UK.


Bam Bam Brown x Dave Knowles | Camel Rock
Friends and Pioneers Dave Knowles and Bam Bam Brown will link their aural wizardry for a once off evening of rabbit hole style storytelling. Following the success of their collaborative show at Cafe Roux CBD we are excited to have them in the deep South at Camel Rock.
[Image courtesy of Camel Rock and Bam Bam Brown]

A Tribute to PEARL JAM | The Forex Bar
Pearl Jam – Bring the World to South Africa is hosting a tribute night where some of SA’s finest talent will be paying tribute to one of the most accomplished bands of all time.
[Image courtesy of Pearl Jam and The Forex Bar]

The Lounge Party – Diamond Thug, Retro Dizzy & Amy Ayanda
Come and enjoy a magical evening of music set in the beautiful Homage 1862 on Loop Street, Cape Town. An intimate evening featuring an array of incredible musicians.

Ubuntu and Emotional Intelligence with Mike Boon
Hout Bay Partnership would like to extend an invitation for you to join us for an evening presentation by Mike Boon on the topics:

Ubuntu and Emotional Intelligence: The core of human interaction & Trust Building in highly diverse environments

Matt Roux Live at The Wild Fig
Matt Roux is back live – upbeat vibes with covers from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, John Mayer and many more. Reservations essential!
[Image courtesy of the The Wild Fig Restaurant]

Luna Paige & Schalk Joubert at Blah Blah Bar, Cape Town
This is your chance to experience this singer at her best – in an intimate setting where she shares the stories behind her songs.

Design Academy of Fashion Open Day
We are hosting our annual OPEN DAY! Come join us on the day for some fashion talks, student work and learn more about DAF and the courses available.

Saturday Markets:
The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre Woodstock Market
Find a unique gem of a market – compared to the best in Europe – a Platteland atmosphere, people and characters of note, trading like the good old days on the village square. You won’t get it more real, friendly and personal! Once you’ve been, we know you’ll be back for more!
[Image courtesy of The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre]

Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town
Is an independent initiative founded in 2006 by entrepreneurs Justin Rhodes and Cameron Munro, whose aim is to revive and reinvent the Public Market as a civic institution. This award-winning market features over 100 specialty traders every Saturday, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers and distributors, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, and micro enterprises.

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]

Good Company Farmers Market
Is based in the cultural and historical hub of Cape Town. Situated in the company gardens you have access to amazing food, crafts and entertainment. Market is dog and child friendly with board games, yoga, food growing courses, pony rides, ball games, beer, wine and gin. Come and spend a day in the park and take in the historical monuments, views and the gardens to inspire you to go green. Open to discuss bespoke kiddies and adult parties alike. Please get in touch to arrange.

Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day
Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment.

Sunday 11 June 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays championships with Stellenbrau | aim, sink and make your opponents drink!

[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Robin Auld at Cape To Cuba
Sunday live music sessions at Cape to Cuba  has become a destination of choice.

With NO DOOR FEE, and featuring some of SA’s favorite bands!

Foyer Sessions: Reza Khota Quartet | Masque Theatre
“The conversation between these four artists is wide open, as likely to manifest sparse restraint as it is to explore density and visceral excitement. It will, however, always be a conversation with the culture of now, never an aesthetic monologue.”
Martin Wolfaard

The Fugard Theatre | Measure for Measure
Surprises. The unexpected. The unforeseen. If these words fill you with dread then Play Things is not for you.

Celebrating Youth Day: Kunnuji Experiment in Guga S’thebe, Langa
Experience raw youthful talent with Nigerian Joseph Kunnuji, Bongani Sotshononda and the Youth Ensemble

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.

The Schalk Joubert Band at Olympia Bakery
One of South Africa’s busiest session musicians, Schalk is a product of his cultural heritage. He’s able to articulate South African melodies, West African grooves and harmony in the European tradition to produce a cohesive, melodic sound.

Monday 12 June 2017
Monday Night Magic at Cape Town Magic Club

Come enjoy the magic & wonder with your 
Host: Marcel Oudejans
Feature Act: Greg Gelb
Guest Act: Anele Dyasi
Headline Act: Alan Marriott
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Magic Club]

Etymotic Mondays Poetry Jam Session
The platform is one (1) year old on 5 June. The platform for the arts artists original conscious content artistic collaboration sharing our inherent gifts love and light.

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 13 June 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.
Dizzys Karaoke Tuesdays
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Book Lounge | Launch of The Swimming Lesson by Kobus Moolman
This story collection by multiple award-winning poet, author and playwright Kobus Moolman is a volume of unconventional potency.
Written in a range of styles, voices and genres, each of the ten stories offers original insights into the difficulties of staying afloat.

Quiz NightThe Forex Bar
A single weak link in a Quiz team can potentially squander the title! Choose your team mates wisely. Free shots, spot prizes and a R200 bar tab up for grabs! Quizzing starts
at 20:00 so be sure to pull in early.

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]

The Waiting Room presents Manny Walters | The Comet Caesar
Tell the homies we’re throwing a party! Join us for some midweek sugar this June- Manny Walters returns to the Waiting Room with his band for a special performance, supported by friends The Comet Caesar. Dreamy folk grooves and a soul music revival is whats going down-and we’d love to have you there. Baby it ain’t no use, you might as well get loose!

Wednesday 14 June 2017
Salsa Caliente with Candela | Nomad bistro & bar
Come to the launch of Wednesday “Salsa” Nights at Nomad with live 8-piece salsa band, Candela. Free shot on entry. Tickets cost R50. Bring your dancing shoes!
[Image courtesy of Nomad bistro & bar]

Book Lounge | Launch of The Swimming Lesson by Kobus Moolman
“An orthodox, thought-provoking view, which is possibly disruptive but certainly worth considering on, approaching society’s progress in response to our troubled world that, above all, cries out for social justice” ~ Thuli Madonsela

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]

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]

Contact Improvisation Jams – Wednesdays from 7 – 9pm
Weekly Contact Improv jams take place, either to live music or ‘silent’ under the leadership of Thalia Laric. A steady group of approximately 10 contact improv dancers meet. If you would like to attend, pop in just before 7pm.

Scarves in Trees 2017 – Learn to crochet for Mandela Day
R200.00 Includes tuition, crochet hook and a ball of wool for three sessions over three Wednesday mornings 14/21/28 June 2017. Feel free to pay for someone who cant afford it Come and hangout and crochet a scarf for charity.  Warm fire, cappuccino and new friends.

Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:

The Wedding Expo Cape Town | 10 – 11 June 2017
is the only event engaged couples need to attend to plan their wedding day! Everyone will be there with advice, products and services!


Encounters South African International Documentary Festival | 1-11 June 2017
Africa’s most prestigious documentary film festival.
[Image courtesy of Encounters International Documentary Festival]

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.

Quay 4 | Events and live music line up can be viewed here.

KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
Fri 9 June: The Rivertones
Sat 10 June: Tracy Lee Engel
Sun 11 June: 1925

Alma Cafe
Wed 7 June: The Guy Is Alive at Alma Cafe

This week at The Striped Horse
THURSDAY: The Shabs, now becoming a regular at The Horse. Perfect for a post-Apocalyptic storm party
FRIDAY: #VINYL #VINYL #VINYL Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
SATURDAY: Jake Gunn live at The Horse
SUNDAY: Afternoon set – The Larter Brothers

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 Theatre
30 May – 17 June | Au Revoir

After a sell out run over the festive season, we just had to bring back this spectacular show. We have also had to change half the cast, so this time Au Revoir features, the beloved Brad Searle (of Big Boys fame), the wild and wonderful Vanessa Harris (theatrical theatre owner), and the brand new dancing fairy Jane de Wet.
[Image courtesy of Kalk Bay Theatre]

The Fugard Theatre
Funny Girl – The Musical| From 18 April – 11 June 2017
Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new Fugard Theatre production of Funny Girl – The Musical.
[Image courtesy of The Fugard Theatre]

The Eulogists | From 30 May – 24 June 2017
 The Fugard Theatre presents the world premiere of double Fleur du Cap writer award winner Louis Viljoen’s The Eulogists. Viljoen is the Fugard Theatre’s Writer in Residence and The Eulogists excitingly marks his first offering in this position.
[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.
Play that goes wrong
[Image courtesy of Theatre on the Bay]

Baxter Theatre
7 June – 8 July 2017 | Suddenly The Storm
On the outer reaches of the Far East Rand, at the home of an ageing ex-cop Dwayne (played by Slabolepszy) and his much younger wife Shanell (Charmaine Weir-Smith), a storm is brooding. What starts out as a smouldering dark comedy, suddenly turns into a roller-coaster ride of startling revelations … of rage and recrimination … of intrigue and suspense … before the storm finally breaks.
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

8 – 24 June 2017 | The Fall
Following its unprecedented, sold-out success last year, The Fall – a vital production about the experiences of seven UCT graduates during the #RhodesMustFall and subsequent student movements – returns to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio.
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Alexander Bar 
In bocca al lupo | 29 May – 10 June 2017
What could follow The Epicene Butcher and We Didn’t Come to Hell for the Croissants? In bocca al lupo, Jemma Kahn’s third kamishibai show: a graphic and candid and whimsical journey across three continents, using four story boxes, one giant cicada, a naked Catholic (or two) and one golden surprise.

Renaissance |  5 – 10 June 2017
A South African expat obtains a working visa and becomes a night watchman in the National Gallery in London. He shares his story of growing up gay in a small South African town and ultimately finding himself despondent and disillusioned at life as a freelance actor in a foreign country.

The Book Detectives | 12 – 13 June 2017
This is Cairns and Cockrell’s second show after their debut show, “The Plothole” got amazing reviews. They have been to numerous Arts Festivals and have toured the Country with their creatively written style of shows, they have been compared to a mix of “Black books” and “Meeting John Malcovich”, be sure not to miss this one.

Bryan Miles: Live | 13 – 14 June 2017
Bryan can seemingly influence and predict human behaviours. By using his skillset of magic, suggestion and psychology – he is able to theatrically manipulate your perception of the world.
“Bryan Miles is amazing!” Jack Parow (Musician)

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!

Jing’elweni/ hanging from a cliff | 7 – 8 June 2017
When you loose everything education becomes your everything. “Kwindla” finds herself living in her suitcase, after the walls of her home caved down on her. She reads books for comfort while searching for opportunities to find a meal to eat and a bed to keep her warm.

Ayatshis’amateki Mapantsula Competition | 9 – 10 June 2017
This exciting Pantsula Competition aims at providing a platform and showcase for talent in the Isipantsula Dance genre.

Cape Town’s Most Wanted | 9 – 10 June 2017
Produced by The Dance Project and Triple C and growing in popularity with each performance, this is the seventh production of Cape Town’s Most Wanted.

Earthwalker | 9 – 11 June 2017
The programme includes the works of Kirvan Fortuin and the Cape Junior Ballet. The Cape Town City ballet presents Earthwalker – a new work by Kirsten Isenberg and Robin van Wyk.

11 June 2017 | The THEATRE DANCE ASSOCIATION is staging THE BALLET REPERTOIRE COMPETITION to provide an elevated platform for non-professional Ballet dancers to gain more experience before they compete in the prestigious South African International Ballet Competition and/or travel to Repertoire Competitions worldwide.

Movement in 3 | 13 June 2017
The CAPE JUNIOR BALLET – A medley of diverse and exquisite classical, neo-classical & contemporary works by top choreographers. The programme includes the works of Hubert Essakow, Kirsten Isenberg, Robin Van Wyk, Daniela di Lorenzo, Louise Coetzer, Nicolette Loxton and Bridget Reeve-Taylor

An Afternoon with ODETTE and ODILE | 14 June 2017
The Cape Town City Ballet invites you to look behind the scenes at their production of Swan Lake. Come and see how Prince Siegfried is deluded by Odile, when he is kept away from his true love, Odette, by the evil Von Rothbart.

Swan Lake | 2 – 18 June 2017
Cape Town City Ballet presents Swan Lake a timeless classic at the Artscape Opera House in a production which showcases the art of classical ballet at its best.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town City Ballet]

Chrysalis Academy Exhibition | 5 June – 3 July 2017
An exhibition to showcase the work done by the Chrysalis Academy, a youth development organisation which empowers young people to take responsibility for their personal growth.

Masque Theatre 
7 – 10 June 17 |“Table Manners” by Alan Ayckbourn opens at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, on Friday 2 June 2017. This poignant comedy is quintessential Ayckbourn and promises to be highly entertaining.

The Galloway Theatre
7 – 9 June 2017 | Twenty-One Light Years is a play about six people who take the MyCiti bus. It is a journey through the thoughts and feelings of common people.

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

Generation WHY? | AFDA Theatre | 12, 15, 17 June 2017
A hilarious experimental cabaret!

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]

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 | 1st June – 1st July 2017
Dream now, dream not | The annual Winter Solstice exhibition

The Drawing Room Cafe ‘A Place Between’ by Jess Bosworth Smith
A Place Between explores the shifting reality that we know is true, and a fictional reality that is only glimpsed in our peripheral vision; a reality which is populated by strange beings who dissolve and reconfigure endlessly.

Progress Preserved by Art of Brother Launch | 1 – 29 June 2017
In their latest exhibition, Cape Town based arts collective Art of Brother takes us into ‘Future Africa’ where technology has had a major impact on the continent.

Twice as Nice First Thursday!| Eclectica Contemporary
Opening of 2 exhibitions: 1 June 2017, 18h00 – 21h00

Redemptive Beauty
A group exhibition featuring: Leila Fanner • Jess Holdengarde • Sue Greeff • Stephane Conradie • Janna Prinsloo.

The Rape | A solo exhibition by Sorrel Hofmann.
[Image courtesy of Eclectica Contemporary]

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.
[Image courtesy of Gallery MOMO]

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 Gallery
Untitled 4.99 | 1 June – 15 July 2017
Annual winter group exhibition showcases new work by our artists, plus a range of new talent.
99 Loop
[Image courtesy of 99 Loop]

FATHOMSSalon91 Contemporary Art Collection until 17 June 2017
Featuring incredible paintings by Paul Senyol and Linsey Levendall.
[Image courtesy of Salon91]

The South African Print Gallery
Mid-Year Catalogue Exhibition | 5 May – 10 June
To View the Catalogue Online Visit: www.printgallery.co.za
Artist: Conrad Botes | Title: Foreign Affair | Medium: Lithograph

ALBUSCavalli Estate until 9 July 2017
A solo exhibition by Justin Dingwall.
[Image courtesy of Justin Dingwall and Cavalli Estate]

Solo Exhibitions Opening | SMAC Gallery |27 May to 1 July 2017
Ruann Coleman | Certain Lengths & Wallen Mapondera | Tsananguro / Clarifications

Iziko Museums has the following events/exhibitions:
Iziko Slave Lodge 
Until 31 December 2017 | Material women? The shweshwe story
By means of costumes, accessories and contextual images, this exhibition traces the origins of isishweshwe cloth from its roots as a trade item in Asia and Europe, to its establishment as a much-loved southern African material icon.

Until 28 February 2018 | Through Positive Eyes is an exhibition which builds on the work of South African photographer Gideon Mendel, harnessing the power of the arts to banish HIV stigma.

Iziko South African National Gallery
Until 15 December 2017 | At Face Value
While most portraits focus on the face, others reveal more about the environment and social relationships, especially between an artist and a sitter.

Until 31 July 2017 | Magic of Asian Puppets
Asian theatre puppets are an expression of the richness of Asia’s performing arts. The over 100 string, rod, hand and shadow puppets featured on this exhibition have survived the centuries, during which the puppet theatre has been a veritable living encyclopedia of Asian life and culture.

1 June until 11 August 2017 | Art and Music Centres Showcase Exhibition
The Art and Music Centres of the Western Cape Education Department will use an exhibition space in the Iziko South African National Gallery, Annexe for a showcase exhibition of learners work.

22 June until 1 October 2017 | Lionel Davis: Gathering Strands
The Iziko South African National Gallery together with the District Six Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition by Lionel Davis. The anti-Apartheid activist and artist will be displaying his work at an exhibition titled, Lionel Davis: Gathering Strands which comprises of work which echoes the country’s political and cultural shifts, whilst keeping the memory of his life in District Six alive.

Iziko South African Museum
Until 31 December 2017 | Crossing the Ecoline
Between the atmosphere and the ocean – at the point where the absorption of carbon dioxide takes place – is the “ecoline”. This is where two environments interconnect.

The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage.

Groot Constantia Manor House with its exhibition of furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, brass, and copperware, provides an insight into the life of a successful 18th to late 19th century Cape farmer.

Koopmans-de Wet House
This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.

The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions.

The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome, one of only 6 fully fledged planetaria on the African Continent, brings the most advanced digital visualisation technology to Cape Town.

Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777–1778.

Social History Centre
After a three-year programme of renovation and extension of the National Mutual Building on Church Square, it was handed back to Iziko during a media preview event held on International Museum Day, 18 May 2010.

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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