What’s On Wednesday 19 – 26 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 19 July 2017
Celine ..live! | Die Boer
South African rock-singer, Céline is finally ready to release her new single, “Heart for Hire”. She and her band is celebrating with a launch gig on Wednesday, July 19th at The Boer in Chenoweth Street, Durbanville and giving away free download vouchers!
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[Image courtesy of Die Boer]


Harry Potter Night
Dear Hogwarts student

You’ve been cordially invited to the Leaky Cauldron to partake in a night of winsome trivia, butterbeer and dance! The evening will start off with a quiz compiled by only the smartest of our witches and wizards. Where you and your friends will get a chance to prove just how well you know your Harry Potter trivia.
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[Image courtesy by Trenchtown Obs]


Sirah – The Early Years
Sirah – The Early Years of Muhammad ﷺ
Posted on July 4, 2017 by Madina Institute
Lessons from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ


Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate 5km fun run/walk
5km Fun Run/Walk on cart paths, around the golf course. Fun atmosphere and Kids welcome. Headlights or torches are compulsory.
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[Image courtesy of Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate]


Detox and Vegan Cooking Workshop
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. — Hippocrates, father of medicine
Join us for this incredible 2 hour Detox and Vegan Cooking Workshop with Alex Schwenn.
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[Image courtesy of Soul]


Offbeat:002
Last time was so much fun. We’re back for another one. Come dance, bring your friends.
Dress how you like, dance how you like, kiss who you like.


Mending Your Body With Your Mind
– A LIFE-CHANGING EVENT – A POWERFUL WORKSHOP – FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY – DON’T MISS OUT!
In a world that is witnessing a relentless climb in cancer statistics coupled with unprecedented levels of stress, the crucial role of the mind in health and disease has never been greater!
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[Image courtesy of Gate House Spiritual Centre]


Somerset Sessions presents Westley Engelbrecht – LIVE at Proof
The talented musical genius that lies within Westley Engelbrecht was born in 1980 where he grew up in the small town of Nelspruit. This latent talent was first experimented with when Westley began learning piano at age 10.
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[Image courtesy of Proof Wine Bar]


Costa Balamatsias live at The House
Costa Balamatsias is back for another round! Catch the Cape Town based musician live at The House.
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[Image courtesy of The House Of Machines]


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.


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 20 July 2017
Oldies but Goldies with James Marais | Die Boer
This time James has produced “Oldies But Goldies”, which pays tribute to other music legends, including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Marilyn Monroe, Eddie Cochran, Cliff Richard, Roy Orbison, Little Richard, The Hollies, Tom Jones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cher, Shakin’ Stevens and many more. There will be a special focus on the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis, in all the eras when his music reigned supreme.
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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 Thursdays at Vista Marina Restaurant 
Jazz, Delicious Menu, lovely setting….what more could you ask for?!
Vista Style, Vista Life, Vista Jazz….
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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]


Xtraordinary Women Networking Event: Durbanville
TOPIC: Success is a Balancing Act
“Our businesses are only as strong and healthy as we are. Unless we put something back in the tank, we and our businesses will run empty.” – Linda Remke
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[Image courtesy of Xtraordinary Women]


New Hero LIVE!
NEW HERO, SA’s freshest genre-less electronic live act. NEW HERO is the formation of Keaton Carelse (GRIMEHOUSE) and Scottie Moore (REBURN). These guys are taking SA by storm with numerous chart topping tracks on 5FM – Chasing Hurricanes, Kryptonite, Closer and I Won’t Stop just to name a few!
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[Image courtesy of Zhivago CPT and Tiger Tiger – Cape Town]


Kyu Sang Lee | Artist in Residence Exhibition
Join us on Thursday evening, 20 July 2017 from 6pm – 8pm to view the work produced by our latest Artist / Photographer in Residence, Kyu Sang Lee.
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[Image courtesy of Orms Cape Town School of Photography]


Art, sip and social
We are having a get together with a few of our artists – join us for insights into the work with new perspective and reason.
Drink specials and a snack menu on offer.


Openings | Andrew Tshabangu, Dillon Marsh, Ayana V Jackson
Please join us on Thursday, 20 July for the opening of three solo exhibitions by Andrew Tshabangu, Dillon Marsh, and Ayana V Jackson


Open Art Sketch Meet at The Drawing Room Café
We’re back in business this Saturday at the Drawing Room Cafe. Join us for awesome art, coffee and conversation!


Friday 21 July 2017
Nick Turner feat James van Minnen and Jonny Blundell | Camel Rock | 21 July 2017
Accomplished singer/songwriter & virtuoso guitarist, Nick Turner was a founding member of iconic SA band, Sons of Trout in the 1990’s. His music spans such genres as rock, reggae, Afro-pop, ghoema hip-hop and jazz and he writes lyrics in both English & Afrikaans framed in songs which are powerful, relevant and humorous.
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[Image courtesy of Camel Rock]


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.


Emile YX? Farewell Show & Album Launch
Emile will be leaving for the USA soon and has released 2 CDs called “Demockery” & a soundtrack to the documentary “From B-boys to Being Men” This will serve as a launch for the 2 CDs & a farewell.


Matters of The Art | The Alexander Bar Cafe & Theatre
“Any form of art is a form of power, it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move” – Ossie Davis

Matters of The Art is a showcase of the Cape Town’s Arts collective of comedians, poets and musicians all performing with the goal to raise funds that will help support adult & youth development in the city and ultimately leave a legacy for the future of our country.


Friday Night Live Sessions presents MARK HAZE
Simon Cowell loved him. We love him even more. Poplars Backyard is proud to welcome back Idols star, Mark Haze.


Lee Thomson Quintet feat. Kesivan Naidoo
This week at #EasyCitySessions we’re hosting our residents the Lee Thomson Quintet. This week Lee will be featuring the legendary Kesivan Naidoo who is currently based in New York. They have worked together in many projects like Closet Snare, Golliwog and The Restless Natives.
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[Image courtesy of Reality Radio and Studio 7 Sessions]


The Guy Is Alive Anniversary Gig at Armchair!
It has been a little over 1 year since the band started playing together.
It’s been a crazy year of ups and downs, tequila and black label, gigs and rehearsals and making new friends and musical family. We want to celebrate with you guys!
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[Image courtesy of The Guy is Alive]


The Little Mermaid Musical
The story of The Little Mermaid is one of self discovery, adventure and friendship. It follows the young mermaid, Ariel, who is longing for more than the life she currently has – believing that there must be something greater out there. She, along with her sidekick, Flounder, search the depths of the sea making discoveries of the world above. Trouble strikes when she falls in love with Prince Eric and her life takes some unexpected turns.
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[Image courtesy of Elkanah House]


Saturday 22 July 2017
Hezron ChettyCamel Rock | 22 July 2017
After spending many years travelling around the world Hezron crafted a groundbreaking way of performing the violin. His mesh of styles include genres not usually associated with the violin such as Rock, Psychedelic and Afro all blended with Classical, Jazz and Folk Music.
Hezron has crafted a sound that is true, bold and unique to the current and ever changing landscape of music.
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[Image courtesy of Camel Rock]


Nick Turner Trio – Blah Blah Bar
NICK TURNER – featuring JAMES VAN MINNEN and JONNY BLUNDELL
Accomplished singer/songwriter & virtuoso guitarist, Nick Turner was a founding member of iconic SA band, Sons of Trout in the 1990’s. His music spans such genres as rock, reggae, Afro-pop, ghoema, hip-hop and jazz, and he writes lyrics in both English & Afrikaans,framed in songs which are powerful, relevant and humorous.
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[Image courtesy of Blah Blah Bar]


PHFAT & Grassy Spark at Brass Bell
Dope Sound | Delicious Snacks | Distant Sounds of the Ocean
Tell all your friends and stand a chance to win a free VCR.
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[Image courtesy of Brass Bell Restaurant & Bikini Bar]


Sweet Nothings – District Vol.3
Welcome to Sweet Nothings – District Vol.3, the final edition of our winter series.
It all begins with a journey. A voyage like no other, a love story, a dance story, a techno-thriller romance. The very essence of Sweet Nothings is enhanced with every new face, smile and sound. We want to help you find the rhythm that lifts you.
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[Image courtesy of Sweet Nothings]


I Am Beautiful
James House Child and Youth Care Centre is hosting their “I am Beautiful” Grand Tea Party in our ballroom on Saturday 22nd July at 12h00 and we hope to inspire you to book for this uplifting fundraising event.
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[Image courtesy of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel]


CTFoR 2017 100km & 50km
The Cape Town Festival of Running is back and takes place on 22 and 23 July 2017. Online entries for the 100km & 50km are open


TiMO ODV Live!
Zhivago and Malibu …….Present……. TIMO ODV LIVE
Gold Selling South African Songwriter / Producer / DJ / Singer TIMO ODV will be performing live at Zhivago!
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[Image courtesy of Zhivago CPT]


Cuppa for CANSA Fundraiser
Please join us for a winter warmer morning celebrating life in support of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).


Aidan Martin live at The House
Aidan Martin blends afro-rock with rhythm and soul, and generously sprinkles with blues to create his one-of-a-kind sound! Come catch him live at The House.


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 23 July 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays championships with Stellenbrau | aim it, sink  it, they drink it! Who will be walking away with great prizes out of the Top 8 Finalists
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]


Market at The Barn
INDOOR MARKET – over 50 stalls!!! Arts and Crafts, Clothing, Food, Health and Beauty, Home ware, Live Entertainment & Fun Activities


Old Town Band and Friends | The Alexander Bar Cafe & Theatre
A night of foot tapping country/bluegrass/folk music with the exciting new Old Town Band. Old Town comprises Grace Newton on vocals and guitar, and Arno Van Zyl on the banjo. They will be joined by some wonderfully talented guests for a night of hauntingly beautiful music. Featuring: Christoph De Chavonnes Vrugt (Crimson House) on drums, Jonno Tait (Hatchetman) on guitar and David Muller (The Ratrod Cats) on double bass.


CT Tango Ensemble Live (Milonga)
CT Tango Ensemble will be performing live at this fabulous venue on 155 Loop Street, for the pleasure of both those who love listening to live Argentine Tango music (plenty of seating available) and those who love dancing to it.


Guy Feldman live at Im Eimer
Sit back and relax and enjoy the last bit of the weekend as Guy entertains you along side some of our fresh imported beer on tap and delicious a la carte menu! Se you there!


Paige Mac live at Cape To Cuba
Swing by this Sunday for Great Live Music with Paige Mac from 3 to 6.


Monday 24 July 2017
Monday Night Magic at Cape Town Magic Club
Host: Alan Marriott | Feature Act: Ryan Jones | Headline Act: Stuart Lightbody
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Magic Club]


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 25 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 26 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:

Brother Love 2 | until 23 July 2017
Hit musical featuring brothers Loukmaan Adams and Emo Adams
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[Image courtesy of Brother Love 2]


The Wonderful World Of Disney On Ice – Cape Town | 19 – 23 July 2017
Enter a dazzling world where adventure awaits at The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice!  Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a walk down memory lane in colorful celebration of magic, spirit and family fun. Finding Dory hit South African shores for the very first time, along with with loved ones Nemo and Marlin!
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[Image courtesy of Disney on Ice]


Apostolic Leadership Summit Cape Town 2017 | 19 – 21 July 2017
The ALS is a platform created for Leaders and Gatekeepers who occupy key positions in all spheres of society. The ALS is focussed on presenting leaders with a fresh perspective of the original biblical blueprint for the creation of all things.


The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers
The #GrifizziBrothers have embraced #FabulousFishHoek and transformed their playground into a winter garden of fun and festivity!
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[Image courtesy of The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers]


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 you can have a look at their line up on their Facebook page.


KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
Fri 21 July: 3 Tons of Fun
Sat 22 July: John Russell Trio
Sun 23 July: Mizone


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.


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.


Two by Tenn | until 19 Aug 2017 (only on specific days)
Presented under the collective title Two by Tenn, the two one-act plays will be performed between the three courses of a sumptuous Thelema wine-paired dinner. One of the hotel’s historic suites will be transformed into an intimate and immersive theatre space for the performances.
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[Image courtesy of Vineyard Hotel]


Theatre

Theatre on the Bay
Synergy | 18 – 30 July 2017
Where 1 + 1 = 3 !
GLAMOROUS + DAZZLING = A GREAT EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT!
IAN VON MEMERTY, ‘the king of versatility’ is joined by his wife of 26 years, VIVIENNE, “the queen of dance”, and as they explore relationships, they ask …


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]

Nice Coat (Lekker Jas)
Soli Philander`s `Nice Coat` is about – as he puts it – HIS Cape Town.
Born out of a desire for a narrative about Cape Town – the place of his birth, his youth, his heart – that didn’t serve a political agenda, wasn’t an exercise in attracting tourists, and did not disregard the daily, stark realities so many Capetonians in surviving have to embrace.

It’s My Time | 24 – 28 July 2017
Nur Abrahams is by far one of South Africa’s most soulful singers. Nur has contributed to many a hit show in CT and this year brings us his second one man show “It’s My Time”.

Morning Melodies | 26 July 2017
Jenny and The Jameses will be performing Celtic inspired original music, combined with beautiful Airs and foot stomping reels. Taking you on a memorable musical journey with the sounds of Harp, violin, guitar and piano accordion.


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]


Kalk Bay Theatre
Johnny Boskak | until 22 July 2017
Where does Johnny Boskak fit in the new South Africa? Is he a white trash dinosaur? Or is he the last cowboy hero in boots and blue jeans? What we know is that he’s on the road, looking for love, redemption, an AK47 and the quickest way out of Secunda.

Who’s Your Daddy | 25 July – 5 August 2017
Calling all parents, all parents-to-be, all people who know parents, all people who want to be parents or just fans of comedy! Chris Forrest may be one of South Africa’s most sought-after comedians but his greatest achievement is his family and his journey to fatherhood, and its brought to life in this hilariously honest show.


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.

In Whorefish Bloomers: The Waitresses’ Lament | until 22 July 2017
The Virgin and the Whore. The Hipster and the Basic Bitch. Two waitresses prepare themselves for another nauseating night on the battlefields of the Horrifying Hospitalica. Armed with toothpick, their razor-sharp wit, and ripe suckable tits, they don their aprons, pull up their fishnets and serve themselves up hot.

In bocca al lupo | 24 – 29 July 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.

Klara Maas se Hart is Gebreek, ensomeer: Die vloeistof trilogie |  24 – 29 July 2017
Twee reisende spelers, ’n verteller en handlanger (afgewater uit die Commedia dell’arte kader), skets drie verhale: die biografie van ’n traan, ’n liefdesdriehoek tussen matador, mantel en bul en ’n legendariese nag van passie. Wessel Pretorius en David Viviers keer terug na KKNK met Klara Maas se hart is gebreek, plus twee nuwe verhale wat saam ’n trilogie oor lewensiklusse van drie hard-‘vogtige’ helde, vorm.


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!

Buzani Ku Bawo | 19 – 29 July 2017 (note specific times on specific days)
By writing this book WK Tamsanqa wants to show the difference in view of the youth to the older generation because sometimes, culture clashes.

 


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.

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.
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[Image courtesy of Masque Theatre]

Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern, two unassuming Elizabethan gentlemen, have been mysteriously summoned to the Danish court. Hot-footing it across the land, so to speak, they find themselves in a confounding universe where coins always land on ‘heads’, a melancholy prince ‘lives in a nutshell’ and the wind comes up through the floorboards.


The Fugard Theatre
King Kong – The Musical | 25 July – 2 September 2017
Tells the story of heavyweight fifties boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini whose self-appointed ring name was “King Kong” to the wildly exhilarating music of Todd Matshikiza.


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.


Grace Notes | until 20 July at St Georges Cathedral & 27 July at St John’s Church
Following its acclaimed premiere in France in 2016, this unique concert of a cappella sacred music, curated by Thuthuka Sibisi, will be heard in Cape Town for the first time. Juxtaposing ancient and modern music from Europe and Africa, Grace Notes intersperses sacred compositions by Byrd, Palestrina, Duruflé and Pärt with religious music drawn from Xhosa, Venda, Zulu and Swahili traditions. A moving reflection on the yearning to express spirituality through music, Grace Notes uncovers lines of connection across continents and centuries.
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Opera]


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
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[Image courtesy of Jamrock Theatre]


Cathy and the Trolley Dollies on at Gate 69 until 29 July 17
This laugh-a-minute take on the airline industry will have you rolling in the aisles and coming back for more. 
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[Image courtesy of Gate 69]


Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street
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[Image courtesy of Labia Theatre]


Cape Town Comedy Club
Tripadvisor review “Had an absolute great evening and the comedy acts was outstanding. Great food and entertainment and a definite must whenever in CPT.”
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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]


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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