What’s On Wednesday 12 – 19 July

Looking for a weekly list of events in one spot? Look no further as 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, know of or have an event please connect with us via our contact page.

Wednesday 12 July 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.

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[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
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[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.
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[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.


CoMisson DAVID BOWIE Reworked
Biblioteek Productions & Youngblood Arts and Culture Developmentpresents CoMission featuring DAVID BOWIE Reworked , rei-inventing Classical!


The BLUE JETS ft. BorderLine
Join The Blue Jets and Borderline, grab a table, tasty Tapas & great food at the coolest new vibe in town! Bring your dancing shoes as Borderline will get your toes tappin’ & The Blue Jets play infectious Funky Boogie Blues that will have you downing your Margaritas!
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[Image courtesy of NOMAD bistro & bar and The Blue Jets]


Live Music by Aston Wylie & 2-For-1 Pizza Special
Mantra Cafe is proud to bring you Aston Wylie Music live. Gather your friends and enjoy an incredible performance as he covers everything from Ed Sheeren to Bob Marley. Plus dig into our 2-for-1 wood fired pizzas. Proudly sponsored by ClemenGold Gin
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[Image courtesy of Melissa’s and Mantra Café]


Thursday 13 July 2017
ART Thursdays in Obz- July Edition

The self-guided ART Thursdays is back and brings art lovers and community members to an ever-evolving Observatory – with exciting and unique offerings around every corner.
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[Image courtesy of Art Thursdays]

Boo! at Die Boer
Boo! has established a culture of dynamism within the band since its inception, and this year fans will be treaded to yet another Boo!volution as the band returns to the live circuit for more passionate Monki Punk performances which has now evolved into Guerilla Punk!
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[Image courtesy of Die Boer]


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!
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[Image courtesy of Jack Black Beer]


Jazz Dixie Swingers at Vista Marina Restaurant 
Who is Who in the Dixie Swingers Accoustic Jazz Band?
The band has performed at a number of interesting events including the Nederburg Wine Auctions, The J& B Met at Kenilworth Race Course, the North Sea Jazz Festival (Cape Town) and at the Paulaner Brauhaus Oktober Beerfest at which the band premiered its own composition
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[Images courtesy of Vista Marina Restaurant CPT]


Jazz Night | Jack 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.
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[Image courtesy of Jack Black Beer]


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

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


R&B and Hip-Hop at Nomad ft. Twinzspin
Every Thursday NOMAD presents HIP-HOP AND R&B nights!
Featuring a sick lineup of DJ’s like TWINZSPIN | NEIL K | GHABO | MIKHAEL SNAYER | OCTOBER BROTHERS | JEAN-P | XAVIER ANDREWS and more!
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[Image courtesy of NOMAD bistro & bar and TwinzSpin]


Thursdays with MISCHA
Enjoy a wonderful evening out with the dreamy folk tunes of MISCHA.
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[Image courtesy of The Station on Bree]


Influences | Ramona Mahlmeister
A solo exhibition featuring the profound and thought-provoking work of German heralding Ramona Mahlmeister, who creates sculptural illustrations and introspective poetry.


Friday 14 July 2017
Dizzys Camps BaySunday Times | Live Music Fridays

We love to share good moments through music and we invite you to come and squeak some takkie with us. We’ll get going around 20h30 until late. Free entry because we’re nice like that. There are drinks specials and there’s rock ‘n roll. It’s also Friday. So hop into an Uber and pull in!
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay & Sunday Times]


Daniel BARON Album Tour // Sin City ft. LADY LEA
Liberado, SIN City at Night, DASH Productions, and Madison Avenue Cape Town presents
Daniel Baron LIVE – Weekend of Mass Destruction Album tour &
LADY LEA ft. on the Sin City floor upstairs. 
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[Image courtesy of SIN City at Night, Madison Avenue Cape Town and DASH Productions]


Back in Black:Tribute to AC/DC at Die Boer
Tasked with putting together an ACDC tribute for Hillcrest Quarry’s annual Tribute Fest, Riaan Steyn (drums) and Neil Lombard (rhythm guitar) assembled a bunch of their closest musician friends and spent the next 6 months in a rehearsal room and emerged victorious after their stellar closing performance at the 2016 Tribute Fest.
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[Image courtesy of Die Boer]


Love Local Friday Pop-up at 75 Harrington
Need somewhere to hang out on a wintry Friday? Love Local is bringing cosy back with a pop-up market and jam session at 75 Harrington! Join us if you are looking for fresh, high-quality local products, great food, live music and an overall great vibe.


Saturday 15 July 2017
Chris Chameleon at Die Boer

Chris Chameleon het ses jaar laas ’n volkome, selfgeskrewe Afrikaanse album vrygestel. Met die bekendstelling van die langverwagte ‘Jy en Ek en Ek en Jy’ kan aanhangers uiteindelik asem uitblaas.
Die album is musikaal en liries sy mees avontuurlustige ooit, en in 2017 toer hy met hierdie nuwe album na alle uithoeke van Suid-Afrika.
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[Image courtesy of Die Boer]


Finders Keepers Vintage Market
This is your chance to shop our great vintage and thrift fashion at Salt Circle opposite the The Old Biscuit Mill every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.


R E L I E F (Fundraiser for the “Heart of the sons” project)
“Relief” Youth Development Projects will be launching Heart of the Sons in January 2018, a life skills program aimed at further developing social, moral, communication and academic skills of male adolescents, with the objective of empowering them with a clear vision for their futures.
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[Image courtesy of Heart of the Sons and NOMAD bistro & bar]


Ottoman Slap – Blah Blah Bar
Whisks you off to a faraway land of magic carpets, old world wonders and hypnotic melodies and rhythms.

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[Image courtesy of Blah Blah Bar]


Arno Carstens at  Wild Fuzion
Rolling Audio presents Arno Carstens Duo at Wild Fuzion, Observatory
Arno’s set includes the hits from his career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some popular cover tracks.


The City Walk is a collaborative community placemaking project facilitated by the Cape Town Partnership.

Starting in the Company’s Gardens, continuing down St George’s Mall to Waterkant Street, and progressing up the Fan Walk to St Andrew’s Square, the City Walk connects significant places and offerings in the urban heart of Cape Town through storytelling, wayfinding, public art, walking tours and retail offerings to bring our public spaces to life.


Milnerton Flea Market
There are public resting benches as well as seating facilities at most of the food stalls. The walk-ways are broad and suitable for prams and wheelchairs. Public toilets which include a wheelchair friendly facility are continuously kept clean. For visitors’ convenience, the extensive parking areas on the northern and southern sides of the market are constantly supervised by parking attendants. Trading and all other market related activities are monitored and supervised by designated market officials.


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


Sunday 16 July 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays championships with Stellenbrau | aim it, sink  it, they drink it! The last spot on their Top 8 Finalists list is open and will it be your names that will feature and who will walk away with great prizes.

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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]


Brother Love 2
Hit musical featuring brothers Loukmaan Adams and Emo Adams
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[Image courtesy of Brother Love 2]


Monday 17 July 2017
Monday Night Magic at Cape Town Magic Club

SOLD OUT!


Etymotic Mondays Poetry Jam Session
Etymotic Mondays started for the love of the Arts, artist collaborations, making the arts accessible, promoting and celebrating original conscious content. The backbone for the platform is poetry, performance poetry, spoken word, for the writers, authors, storytellers and poets in collaboration with musicians, visual artists, movement artists, performance arts in its totality.
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[Image courtesy of Etymotic Mondays]


Improv Mondays by The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe for some improv shenanigans!
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[Image courtesy of The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe]


Karaoke every Monday at Beerhouse
1st beer, 2nd beer, 3rd beer, 4th beer…..eventually we are all good singers! Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night from 9PM!! We promise, we won’t judge
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]


Tuesday 18 July 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Tuesdays Karaoke Nights
Lively atmosphere, party scene and all around hangout spot for locals serving great food and beer. Expect to have some popular tunes and maybe not so popular vocals but we’re all about a good party and having fun.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]


Quiz Night | The 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.


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.
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[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.
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[Image courtesy of Plant]


Tuesday Live Jazz nights at Asoka are an institution, one that explorers and locals gather from every corner to experience.
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[Image courtesy of Asoka]


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.
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]


Grounding sessions | Let’s get grounded! Fill your Tuesday with poetry & music. Featured artists + Open Mic. 8 PM at The Drawing Room Café
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[Image courtesy of Grounding Sessions]


Wednesday 19 July 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.

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[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
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[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.
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[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:

Book Lounge 
Various book launches takes place weekly as an independent book shop in the heart of Cape Town be sure to be assisted by a passionate team, serving great coffee and the good selection of fantastic books.


Killarney International Raceway where racing, engines and modified cars bring people together.


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.


Joshua Tree Organics and Guerilla House is an impromptu and organic training space where we learn practical urban permaculture skills, deepen our interconnection, and actively engage in regeneration as a collective. Hosting various events have a look at  their line up of events on their Facebook page.


KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
Fri 14 July: The Kink
Sat 15 July: Tu Nokwe with Isihlala Sobuntu
Sun 16 July: Sandy J’s


NOMAD bistro & bar sure knows how to bring great events to their venue and you can see their line up on their page.


Saturday Night Salsa! at Step Brothers Restaurant & Bar
Sensagria Dance invites YOU! Join us for an AWESOME PARTY on Saturday Night! A FANTASTIC evening of SALSA, BACHATA and KIZOMBA. DJs Carlos and Lani will have you dancing the night away!


The Thomas Easton showcases various events and invites you over to come and enjoy some great times with them. 


Jazz in the Native Yards features various jazz musicians in people’s backyards and community centres where live music doesn’t exist.


Alma Cafe posts their events as the week progresses.


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


Oroboros Tapas Bar events line up can be found here.


Madison Avenue Cape Town has an event line up on their Facebook page.


The Striped Horse shows you just how striped up they are with their live gigs.


A Touch of Madness | brings you live events and DJ parties you would not want to miss and you can see what they have to offer every week here.

 


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!
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[Image courtesy of Cafe Roux]


Jack Black Beer list of events can be seen here.


Camel Rock has live music events on their menu too and you can view their line up 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.


The Waiting Room has parties and live music events and their great line up can be seen here.


Brewers Co-op hosts various events and loves sport so be sure to find various kinds playing on their screens. Have a look at their line up.


Theatre

Theatre on the Bay
The Echo of A Noise – A One Man Memoir | 4 – 15 July 2017
“This is just Pieter-Dirk Uys speaking and he opens his heart and talks about his private and public life. He leads you into his inner sanctuary, takes you through our history and shows us where what is public and private meet. Uys was and still is a voice in the wilderness. He remains a master storyteller who can make as much fun of himself as he does with the others who get a lashing from his sharp tongue. …and the standing ovation was thunderous. Laetitia Pople – Die Burger (translated)
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[Image courtesy of Theatre On The Bay]


Baxter Theatre
The Baxter Theatre Centre is a vibrant, multicultural entertainment hub in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Nestled under the striking Devil’s Peak mountain and at the foot of the University of Cape Town, the Baxter boasts a world-class theatre and concert hall, as well as a studio stage, rehearsal rooms, offices, a restaurant and bars and an impressive spacious foyer.

 

We went to see the opening night and guarantee that you will thoroughly enjoy every moment.
Jive Cape Town Funny Festival  | 10 July – 6 August 2017
Cape Town’s winter tonic, the 13th annual Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines takes place at the Baxter Theatre from 10 July – 6 August 2017. The month-long popular comedy festival showcases an array of acts from around the world, together with a selection of top local and national artists.
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[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Showcase of Dance | 12 – 19 July 2017
Western Province Dance Teachers’ Association holds a dance showcase of performances given by teachers of the Association profiling various genres of dance, including hip-hop, tap, classical ballet, contemporary dance and theatre dance.
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[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]


Cape Town Barnyard
Blame it on the Boogie | 12 July until 20 August 2017
Presents a captivating 10-piece cast that pay tribute to the divas of today, pop divas of the eighties and nineties, disco divas of the seventies and the soul divas of the sixties. DIVAS WHO ROCK will make your hair stand up, get you rocking in no time, and leave you screaming for more!
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Barnyard]


Alexander Bar ~ Cafe ~ Theatre
Unique bar and theatre. Vintage Decor. Working rotary phones. Intimate live performances upstairs. Single Malts. Martinis. Weissbier. Sofa revolve. No TV. Fine wines. Kitchen open til midnight. Have a look at their line up here.


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!

More Adventures of Noddy | 1 – 15 July 2017
Noddy, Big Ears, Tessie Bear and all their friends are back. Tessie Bear is very concerned about Noah’s Ark. Repairs are needed to stop the animals from escaping. The animals also need to be fed and stores are running low.
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[Image courtesy of Artscape Theatre Centre]

 

Sister Act | 12 – 15 July 2017
The Tony award winning musical comedy – Sister Act – finally comes to Cape Town this winter. Based on the smash hit film featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act is simply divine!
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[Image courtesy of Artscape Theatre Centre]

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.


Masque Theatre
A first-class venue, seating 174, able to host live shows (musicals, dramas, dancing, etc.), seminars, presentations, film shows, and so on. Facilities and equipment include dressing rooms, excellent lighting and sound equipment.


12 – 15 July 2017 | Abigail’s Party

Groove on down to The Masque Theatre for a night of drinks, snacks, and interactive party fun. It’s going to be a gas. You can even come in your favourite 70’s party outfit if that’s your bag.
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[Image courtesy of Masque Theatre]

Foyer Sessions Presents: INIT
a collective of young musicians that was formed in late 2016. The initial concept that produced the idea of the collective was the need for young musicians to be playing original music as well as drawing on the cultural music histories which surrounded them, in order to achieve some perspective and gain insight into how young developing musicians are interacting with themselves, their surroundings, and their influences.
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[Image courtesy of Masque Theatre]

Bunny and the Magic Hat | 18 – 20 July 2017 
“Bunny and the Magic Hat” – A Family Puppet Theatre Show by SHRiNKray Puppets.
In a backstage dressing room, after a successful show, the magician lays down his black top-hat, hangs up his lustrous cloak, and exits his quarters.


Theatre Arts Admin Collective
A thriving theatre centre that supports the local theatre community by providing opportunity and affordable access to resources and training. They have various productions which can be viewed either on their website or listed on their Facebook page.


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


Jamrock Theatre | Performance Art Theatre in Brackenfell


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


Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street


Canal Walk’s Peter Pan in association with Toys R Us | 1 – 14 July 2017
Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the Darling children will transport theatre-goers to the magical Neverland. The young, and the young at heart, will be entranced by the mysterious mermaids from Mermaid Lagoon; the beautiful Indian Princess Tiger Lily and her brave, Panther; the fun loving Lost Boys and the oh so evil Captain Hook. Not forgetting his band of pirates aboard the Jolly Roger, who will lower anchor for some adventure at the Canal Walk Theatre.
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[Image courtesy of Canal Walk]


Cape Town Comedy Club 
The club has hosted some of the world’s most famous comedians including; Michael Mittermeier (Germany), Christopher Titus (US), Babben Larsson (Sweden), Dana Alexander (UK) and the best of the best South African stars and also hosted numerous high profile corporate events. On the 30th of March 2015, Comedy Central aired the first special “Cape Town Comedy Club presents ….”, a first of its kind for Cape Town, shot live at the Cape Town Comedy Club.
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[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.
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[Image courtesy Chavonnes Battery Museum]


Photo exhibition opening Johnny Lai Sang | until 28 July 2017
‘The other side of South African fashion’, Johnny Lai Sang

“My photography journey started at the age of 12 when I received my first film camera, an old Praktica SLR with a 50mm lens. Initially I was more interested in landscapes, however, I ended up working in Johannesburg where landscape photography jobs can be few and far between. Having always been fascinated by the alluring world of people photography, I asked my friends to model for me. This passion grew so I took a course in studio lighting and the art of make-up.
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[Image courtesy of Alliance Française du Cap]


Nocturnal Meanderings |Youngblood Arts and Culture Development | until 31 July 2017
This is the launch exhibition of the creative collective, Studio Clowder. The opening will coincide with July’s First Thursday initiative. The exhibition will be running until the end of July. The members of Studio Clowder are: Linki Lutz, David Griessel, Martinus Van Tee and Chris Venter. We will all be present at the opening.
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[Image courtesy of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development and Studio Clowder]


Streetpop Launch | Worldart | 6 – 27 July 2017
This month we bring you a conceptual exhibition entitled Streetpop, a combination of street and pop art.
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[Image courtesy of Worldart]


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


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]


SATURN RETURN | A solo exhibition by KIRSTEN SIMS | 21 JUNE – 29 JULY 2017
Kirsten Sims’s solo shows are an expression of where she is in her life. At the time of her first solo show, Middle of Nowhere, she had graduated from her Honours degree and left Stellenbosch to move to Cape Town. With her first solo show behind her, You Are Here marked a period of making a home in Cape Town and becoming more established in her career.
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[Image courtesy of Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection]


The South African Print Gallery
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Solo Exhibition Openings: Pierre Vermeulen | Mostaff Muchawaya | SMAC Gallery |8 July – 19 August 2017
Pierre Vermeulen was born in 1992. He currently lives and works in Cape Town as a multimedia and installation artist. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2015. Vermeulen’s work forms part of prominent collections, such as the Zeitz MOCAA Collection in Cape Town, South Africa; The Royal Portfolio Collection, housed at The Silo Hotel, in Cape Town, South Africa

Mostaff Muchawaya was born in 1981 in Nyazura, Manicaland, Zimbabwe. He received formal art training from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe School of Visual Arts and Design from 2002 to 2003. Muchawaya currently lives and works in Harare and is part of the artist’s collective at the Village unhu open art studio.
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[Image courtesy of SMAC Gallery]


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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