What’s On Wednesdays 14-21 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 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]

Tiny Treasures IVArt.b Gallery
Art.b gallery and the Bellville Arts Association is pleased to present their fourth annual and exciting fundraising exhibtion, TINY TREASURES. Come and acquire your own treasure! Many well known artists will be selling their work for a song so this is an excellent way to start an art collection.

Book LoungeLaunch of Wellbeing Economy by Lorenzo Fioramonti
“In this manifesto for a radical change in South Africa and beyond, Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti explains how we can build a better society based on a wellbeing economy”

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.

Thursday 15 June 2017
Taste the Helderberg 2017 | NH The Lord Charles Hotel
It’s time to shun the cold of winter and light up at Taste the Helderberg – the sophisticated annual sip-and-snack institution of warm company, levity and gastronomic delight.

Arno Carstens at The Barnyard Theatre Willowbridge
Arno Carstens presents Die Aandblom 13
An explosive bilingual rock show showcasing Arno’s English and Afrikaans hits.

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

Beaulah Winter Warmup: Comedy Competition
Beaulah Thursdays presents Comedy Cafe with a twist!
Last Comic Standing is our newly launched Comedy Competition running in 2017!

UltraNoize – Elixir of LifeTiekiedraai
With winter in Cape town approaching full swing, UltraNoize is gearing up for yet another epic psychedelic warehouse experience on Thursday 15 June ( Friday is a public holiday ). Expect to be blown away by a mind bending combination of sights and sounds with a top quality lineup of musical manipulators over 2 dancfloors covering a multitude of psychedelic genres sure to induce auditory ecstacy.

Graffin plays Brahms
On his 11th tour of South Africa, the French violinist Philippe Graffin will play Brahms with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) on June 15. The performance, at the Cape Town City Hall at 20:00, will be conducted by principal guest conductor Bernhard Gueller, who is music director of Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada.

LUNI Gallery Public Opening
LUNI, which means the salt of the earth, or riverbed in Sanskrit, is keeping in line with the significance of its name. Based in Salt River, Cape Town this creative space will give the local and aspiring artists a nurturing space to display their art and grow alongside other talented creative’s, and provide customers and artists alike a beautiful environment to either interact with clients, enjoy a light meal or a great cup of coffee at the coffee bar.
[Image courtesy of LUNI Gallery]

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]

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!

DCR – Love Yourz 2 (Hip Hop Edition)
Your Favourite Hip Hop event returns for installment 2 at Kennedy’s (Above Dubliner), the home of many Hip Hop Lovers.

Friday 16 June 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Youth Day Revival Glow Party
Have a little fun and let out the kid in you at our revival glow party.
The best tunes played by resident DJ Rean will have you dancing all night long and be mesmerized by fluorescent Neon colors.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Alexander BarLong Form Improv Comedy performed by The Long Shots!
The Long Shots are back at the Alexander Bar with their quirky and hilarious long form improv style! It’s all made up on the spot…Come and see a series of improvised scenes and stories inspired by audience suggestions. Everything is improvised: no planning, no script, just the comedy that comes from being in the moment!

The Dusty Rhodes BandLighthouse Pub & Grill
Let the Dusty Rhodes Band entertain you with covers from Rolling Stones, CCR, Neil Young, David Bowie, Beatles, Queen, Talking Heads, and many more…

[Image courtesy of Lighthouse Pub & Grill]

Youth Day Celebration Concert JL Zwane Memorial Church
The 40 members of the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s Masidlale grassroots training project will showcase their talent in a Youth Day Celebration in Gugulethu.

Faye & Wren – Live at Camel Rock
Faye & Wren is a South African group fronted by singer-songwriter duo, Wren Hinds (SAMA nominated Hinds Brothers Band) & ambient songstress Faye Oakes.

Planet Hardcore Annual Youth Day Concert 2017Shake N Pop, Night Club & Lounge
Live performances by local entertainers bringing various talents to this great Youth Day Concert. Raptile is an independent aspiring Hip-Hop activist, Niko10Long aka Leagan Davids, powerfully dynamic Asanda with her soulful, jazzy yet sultry voice.
[Image courtesy of Planet Hardcore Annual Youth Day Concert]

Dave Spence Memorial Run | Gugulethu Stadium NY49
You can do 4 km or 10 km. Come and have fun with us. You can enter on the morning of the race day.

Cape Town Book SaleAvenue Cape Town
Cape Town’s first large-scale book sale will host a large number of local bookshops under one roof, selling a huge selection of books at the lowest prices available in Cape Town to the general public.

Too Close To Home Tour: ROAR
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.

Saturday 17 June 2017
Sweet Nothings – District Vol.2

It all begins with a journey. A voyage like no other, a love story, a dance story, a techno-thriller romance.
[Image courtesy of Sweet Nothings]

Sonik Citizen live | Camel Rock
Some missed them the last time they rocked the camel and they missed out big time. here’s another chance for a show to remember!

Sonik Citizen is a lyrical soul-rock trio fresh on the music scene, formed by multi-award winning artist, Mark Fransman. At its core, Sonik Citizen is a “soul-blues” inspired entity, with a strong groove and dynamic live show.

NativesNOMAD bistro & bar
Brothers of Deep are back, bringing you a Nostalgic experience of Deep soulful house music.

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.


Killarney Street Car Track Day
Make sure your car is in good nick, bring a helmet (or hire one on the day), closed shoes and a long sleeve top.

Leliebloem House Winter Warmer High Tea
Leliebloem will be Hosting a Winter Warmer High Tea in support of keeping our children warm during winter. We call upon your support to purchase a ticket of R50 or Host a table.

LBK Fashion SHOW
The purpose of the event aims to showcase local and upcoming models, designers and talents to the entertainment world in a more safe and transparent way.

International Day of Yoga 2017 (free event) Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
How divine is it, that we have an official day to celebrate yoga.
People all around the globe will celebrate the gift of yoga on that day and we will also participate in this international yoga party.

Kathryn Swain Live at The Wild Fig
Kathryn Swain is back live at The Wild Fig this Saturday – join us for a chilled afternoon in front of a roaring fire along with the unique sounds of Indie-Pop.
[Image courtesy of the The Wild Fig Restaurant]

Reza Khota QuartetBlah Blah Bar
The Inner Space Tour

Inner Space is an exploration of the inner world of music and the physical spaces of performance.  For the musician and listener, this is the experience of making the inner world manifest through improvisation and musical telepathy.

Open Art Sketch Meet at The Drawing Room Cafe
And we’re back in business this weekend! Come join us at The Drawing Room for awesome art, coffee, and conversation!
Please note that The Drawing Room is cash or Snapscan only! No card facilities!

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.
[Image courtesy of Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town]

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.
[Image courtesy of Good Company Farmers Market]

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.
[Image courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day]

Sunday 18 June 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays championships with Stellenbrau | aim it, sink  it, they drink it!

[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Alexander BarA Taste of Shnit – Shnit Youth
shnit CAPE TOWN has once again teamed up with The Alexander Bar to bring you ‘A taste of shnit’: a monthly screening of the best short films that shnit has to offer. June is Youth Month and so we are presenting ‘shnit Youth’, a curated selection of films from past shnit Worldwide Short film festival editions that celebrate youth, from young filmmakers to stories that exemplify what it is to be young.

Burton and the Blues 
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!

The Fugard Theatre | Saint Joan
From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that de ned France. Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.

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.

Silent Disco By Silent Events at the Two Oceans Aquarium
Go on an underwater sound adventure with a Silent Disco at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Dance amidst the rays, striped bonitos and turtles to the tunes of your choosing at the I & J Exhibit. The Silent Disco features the multi-channel wireless headphones with free face painting for the kids.
[Image courtesy of Silent Events SA]

Monday 19 June 2017
Monday Night Magic at Cape Town Magic Club

Come enjoy the magic & wonder with your 
Host: Marcel Oudejans
Feature Act: Jesse Brooks
Headline Act: Bryan Miles
[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 20 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]

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]

Wednesday 21 June 2017
Mobbing Bali
Join us for some midweek merries in Cape Town this June! Keeping you warm in the winter; Mobbing Bali will be playing at the Nomad Bar & Bistro! They’re a infusion of talent and a performance to write home about! Joined by the indie four-piece is ArsenLuna who brings a jazz contemporary feel to the stage.

[Image courtesy of Nomad bistro & bar]

Book Lounge | Launch of Before Forever After by Helena Dolny
When conversations about living meet questions about dying

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.

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.

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

KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
Fri 16 June: Timothy De Monk
Sat 17 June: Sabu & Friends
Sun 18 June: Oceans Riff

Alma Cafe posts their events as the week progresses.

Oroboros Tapas Bar events line up can be found here.

This week at The Striped Horse
Aidan Martin Solo | 15 June 2017

This Thursday pull in and enjoy an acoustic fusion of afro/rock, purple blues and rhythm & soul.

The Shabs | 18 June 2017
We’re back at our favourite bar by the beach this Sunday to drink the best beer, eat the best food and sing the best songs. It’s Father’s day. Bring your dad. He’ll dig the vibe

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]

Jack Black Beer list of events can be seen here.

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.

Mercury Live Cape Town events line up on their Facebook page.


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]

Elton and Friends | 20 – 24 June 2017
Some of the greatest hits of the legendary Elton John and many more. Billy Joel, Sting, Queen, Cat Stevens, Phil Collins and the list goes on. Two phenomenal guitarists, four wild vocalists, and the debut of the charmingly coy Hannah Hishin.

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]

EVITA BEZUIDENHOUT and the Kaktus of Separate Development| 20 June – 1 July 2017
Assisted by visual aids reflecting a familiar terrain of history, from the arrival of a small Dutch ship called the Drommedaris to the coronation of a former political prisoner called Madiba, EVITA will take her audience on a unique great trek as she follows the journey of the Kaktus of Separate Development (Kaktaceae Apartica) from its arrival in 1652 to its reinvention in 1994 – right up to the headlines of today.
[Image courtesy of Theatre On The Bay]

Baxter Theatre
16 – 17 June 2017 | The Diva/Maestro Collaboration
When it comes to Jazz, Pop, Rhythm and Blues or Gospel music there are few who can compare with the experience of both Karin Kortje and Camillo Lombaard.

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 
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)

Just a Song and a Dance | 15 – 17 June 2017
Not your average cabaret duo, “Just a Song and a Dance” looks at the women of Plumsong, a mother-daughter duo with a killer repertoire, kickass voices and a less-than-classic style of mother-daughter banter.

The Phil Spectrum | 19 – 20 June 2017
SA Comic’s Choice Award nominated comedian and radio broadcaster Phil de Lange presents his debut one man show. The Phil Spectrum is a fun, tongue in cheek look at life and many careers crammed into a millennial’s 20s. Expect a blend of witty ukulele shredding, stand-up, and live radio sketches.

Angels On Horseback : Reloaded | 19 – 21 June 2017
Hot on the heels of a successful run at the Kalk Bay Theatre and KKNK , Cape Town ‘s favourite rude, raunchy and rocking Country Cabaret returns to Alexander Theatre FOR A PRE- Grahamstown canter!

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!

Gomora | 13 – 16 June 2017
GOMORA is a musical production that highlights the issues related to culture and identity in our new democratic country. The play takes us on a journey of love and hatefulness, as experienced in our societies.
[Image courtesy of Artscape Theatre Centre]

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.

Dancers for Dancers | 16 June 2017
An exciting collaboration of dance spearheaded by the Theatre Dance Association to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the Cape Town City Ballet.

Dumi & Betusile LIVE DVD Recording | 16 June 2017
Bakgone Events Management brings you a One Night Only LIVE DVD Recording with Dumi Mkokstad and Betusile Mcinga. Two of South Africa`s award winning gospel artists performing their new released music with a full band.

Youth Comedy Festival | 16 – 17 June 2017
A Youth Comedy Festival to promote up and coming young comedians, hosted by comedian Ambrose Uren.

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]

Silent Cries | 19 – 22 June 2017
The play highlights an incident that happened in Durban, where a group of Africans were brutally beaten and burnt to death deliberately by a group of the South African Zulu community.
PG: No under 16’s

The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show | 21 June – 16 July 2017
Starring the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids live on stage with full band, dancers and theatrical effects, this show is both a brilliant tribute and a spectacular concert experience in its own right.

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 
16 – 18 June 17 |Dance Chapters
A production presented by Twisted Movements Dance, featuring studio crew, students and guest performers. All money raised goes to the Tom Ro haven for Equines and Children (NPO 100-279)

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 | 15 & 16 June 2017
‘Tribute to ABBA, performed by ABBA Magic SA’ vertoning met Lee Scott, Rene van Reenen, Nadia Louw – Sangeres en Hugo Nieuwoudt
[Image courtesy of Jamrock Theatre]

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
[Image courtesy of The Cape Gallery]

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.
[Image courtesy of The Drawing Room Cafe]

Progress Preserved by Art of Brother Launch | Worldart | 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.
[Image courtesy of Worldart]

Eclectica Contemporary
Redemptive Beauty: group exhibition and The Rape, a solo exhibition by Sorrel Hofmann, are on display until the 07 July 2017!18767565_1478666448821720_4925757915389758320_n
[Image courtesy of Eclectica Contemporary]

How long is forever? | Abe Opperman Gallery 2 February 2017 to 31 July 2017
[Image courtesy of Abe Opperman Gallery]

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
Follow us on Facebook to see our weekly highlight or for more info visit: www.printgallery.co.za

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 our city’s events!

If you have experienced any of the events listed do leave a comment or share it with us on our Facebook page, until next week have fun and be safe.


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