What’s On Wednesday 26 July – 2 Aug 2017

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 26 July 2017
Wicked Wednesday
Indulge in extended retail hours, great discounts, limited special offers, wine and gin tastings, burger and beer pairings, live music and SO MUCH MORE…
[Image courtesy of Old Biscuit Mill]

Get fossil fuels out of your future
What goes up, must come down (eventually). We have a long way to go, but we’re betting that fossil fuels are on the way down — hopefully faster than we think.

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.

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
[Image courtesy of Melissa’s and Mantra Café]

The Big Chill Vintagefest
What’s the best way to stay warm this Winter? With the HOTTEST vintage picks this side of the equator of course!

Join us this July for the freshest retro finds from all your favourite local traders who’ve been hustling hard to bring you the best gems at the friendliest prices!

Thursday 27 July 2017
Beerhouse on Long Silent Disco

The #SilentDisco makes its July stop #atBeerhouse on the 27th, presented by Silent Disco SA!

Come enjoy one of the best parties around. 3 DJ’s and 3 Channels to choose from with a variety of music to match our over #25taps and #99bottles of local craft and international beers.
Lets get the #QuietRiot started. Bring on the thirsty Thursdays!

Thursday Night Live
The Mess Café brings you Thursday Night Live. An urban contemporary music event that showcases the best talent in and around Cape Town on the acoustic stage! Packed with amazing coffee, great snacks and an amazing acoustic stage, The Mess Café is the place to be!

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 Thursdays at Vista Marina Restaurant 
Jazz, Delicious Menu, lovely setting….what more could you ask for?!
Vista Style, Vista Life, Vista Jazz….
[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.
[Image courtesy of Jack Black Beer]

Beer Pong Night | The 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!

R&B and Hip-Hop at Nomad ft. Twinzspin
Every Thursday NOMAD presents HIP-HOP AND R&B nights!
[Image courtesy of NOMAD bistro & bar and TwinzSpin]

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

Guess who’s coming to dinner at The Drawing Room Café
We are having a food session at the Drawing room to celebrate the change of season and the food we need to appreciate more at this time of the year. ( Season of Brassica i.e King Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower)

We have guest chefs lined up to use the produce that comes from the farm and cool local ingredients from Komati foods and local producers around Cape Town.

Friday 28 July 2017
Albert Frost | Camel Rock
Albert Frost is a familiar and respected feature of the South African blues-rock music scene, and won the SAMA Award for best Rock album in 2017. For the past two decades, the energetic performances of this accomplished guitarist have dazzled audiences as he deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, while showcasing acoustic and electric guitars.
[Image courtesy of Camel Rock]

We’ve curated a night of complete sensory indulgence to be enjoyed in one of the city’s favourite locations – a warm home for the winter – the Palms Décor & Lifestyle Centre right here in Woodstock. You are invited to celebrate, dance and feast in our inner city gathering of food, music and design culture.
[Image courtesy of Feastival]

A Feast of Flight: Alistair in Wonderland
The show goes beyond a sumptuous showcase of aerial artistry and is set to be a splendid display of daring pole dance acts interwoven with a curious theme and storyline based on everyone’s favourite, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. The first of its kind in Cape Town, A Feast of Flight 2017 promises to be a treat for the senses with dance acts, costumes and a storyline to excite the imagination

Come escape from the norm and prepare to be mooved by the Smoove experience. We took time out and cooked up a sublime production to cure your crave for a hella dope party, with 2 dance floors / Outdoor tented area / custom stage visuals & decor / live Performers / VIP chill lounges / over 18 djs and live performers / turbo sound systems / beautiful party people & a guaranteed Fun Vibe!

Stef Bos| Die Boer
Vlaamse Nederlander
Kaaskop in Kaapstad
Verkleurman tusse noord en suid
[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.

An Intimate Evening with The BRYNN Duo | The Alexander Bar Cafe & Theatre
Spend an intimate evening with the Alternative Folk act that’s got everyone talking, BRYNN, at the gorgeous Alexander Bar Theater. From heavenly falsettos to powerhouse growls to breathtaking violin melodies built through a loop station, this evening is sure to leave you speechless.

The Little Mermaid Musical | until 28 July 2017
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.
[Image courtesy of Elkanah House]

Winter pop-up market
Need some cozy knits for winter? Maybe some oversized denim Jackets? Think bombers, rain jackets, vintage brands, new designs, everything ethically sourced or locally produced! Handmade jackets? Faux Furrrrr coats? Velvet? Snoods?

Electronic & Gaming Expo 2017
Get ready for the biggest electronic and gaming expo. Some exciting things to look forward to:
E Sports | Cosplay | Tabletop Games | Memorabilia | Competitive Gaming |Awesome Stands and so much more…

Saturday 29 July 2017
Latheem Gabriel: The Winter Sessions
Come join Latheem Gabriel for an intimate evening of song that promises to warm the heart and melt the soul this winter. CD and merchandise give aways!

The Art of Conservation Fundraiser
Our client, Henry Taylor Gallery together with our partners at Lourensford Estate have joined forces with The Cape Leopard Trust and esteemed South African artist Fuz Caforio Wildlife Art to host a high-calibre fundraising event in support of the ongoing efforts to protect the Cape Leopard and conserve its ever-decreasing natural habitat.
[Image courtesy of Kim Grey Brand Architect Agency]

Luca Hart – Blah Blah Bar
Blah Blah Bar welcomes back violinist/singer/songwriter Luca Hart for a solo show to knock you off your seat. A one-woman force, Luca composed, produced, recorded, mixed and even designed her debut album, “Ebb & Flow”. After launching her album at the Blah Blah Bar in November 2016, she now returns to perform these songs, along with brand new compositions, in an intimate setting at the new upstairs venue.

[Image courtesy of Blah Blah Bar and  Luca Hart Music]

Watershed Live at Brass Bell Restaurant & Bikini Bar
The amazing Watershed returns to the stage of The Brass Bell Restaurant in our Bikini Deck section. It is a privilege to have Watershed join us again and it really is an amazing experience with the ocean waves crashing a stone throw away. 
[Image courtesy of Brass Bell Restaurant & Bikini Bar]

The BLACK CAT BONES meet ‘Boulevard BLUES
Forget your troubles & Prepare to ROCK on Sat 29th of July when 2 Heavyweight Blues Rockers come together and Double Bill your Thrill.
BLACK CAT BONES and BOULEVARD BLUES will be refueling your mojo and delivering ‘Sonic Nirvana’ at the Awesome Hillcrest Quarry.

SA Dodgeball Team Fundraiser: Stand-up Comedy Show
Comedian Joe Emilio is using his comedy skills for good, by helping Dodgeball SA raise funds to send the first ever Official South African Dodgeball Team to Egypt for the African Cup of Nations Dodgeball Championships this August!

World Cup 2018 Tryouts (Final Round)
Cape Town Rollergirls will be hosting the second and final round of the tryouts for the 2018 World Cup in Manchester, United Kingdom. The best players from the leagues in Johannesburg (C-Max Roller Derby League), Pretoria (P-Town Roller Derby League), Durban (Durban Derby), and Cape Town will gather to see who will make Team ZA. Get ready to see South Africa’s top roller derby players fight for the opportunity to represent their country on the world stage!

Comedy at the Blue Bird
We’re back, bringing the funny to Muizenberg with another great lineup. Join us for a night of raucous laughter, and great food and drink.
[Image courtesy of Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market]

Macro Photography Excursion
Due to popular demand, its back. Join Nikon in South Africa for a hands on Practical workshop excursion on Nature and Macro Photography.

Christmas in July Market
Christmas in July 2017 at the Jolly Carp market promises good cheer, traditional christmas goodies for you to enjoy! Home made ginger beer, christmas mince pies, small christmas cakes made by Farahnaaz, xmas cookies, watermelon konfyt, xmas baskets for the children! You will have to wait for the food menu to be posted!

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!
[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 30 July 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!
[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

Boston City Singers in Concert
Join us for an Afternoon of Musical Upliftment with an Amazing Concert with the Boston City Singers who has traveled the world. In Aid of Feeding the children of Leliebloem House.

BCWC Cancer RUN 2017
Every year the BCWC Cancer Run Committee holds the Cancer Run to Raise Funds for bikers and/or the Community so that we can help out where desperately needed. We have been around since 2008 and we love what we do!

Akkedis/Lyzyrd Kings live at Im Eimer
Akkedis/Lyzyrd kings always promise and deliver and action packed Sunday afternoon filled with fun and laughter with good friends. Enjoy a fresh imported beer on tap and a lovely German meal from our a la carte menu. We are well know for our Eisbein – please remember to book.
[Image courtesy of Im Eimer and Akkedis/Lyzyrd Kings]

Blue Jets Live at Cape To Cuba
Come join us this Sunday for some fabulous live music with Cape Towns hot Rhythm n Blues band The Blue Jets. Show starts 3 to 6pm. Amazing Cocktails & CBC on tap. Dance with your feet in the sand with the backdrop of the Indian Ocean at one of the more eclectic venues around.
[Image courtesy Cape To Cuba]

Monday 31 July 2017
Monday Night Magic at Cape Town Magic Club
Host: Marcel Oudejans | Support Act: Jamian Fortune | Headline Act: Larry Soffer
[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.
[Image courtesy of Etymotic Mondays]

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 1 August 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.
[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.
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.
[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.
[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 2 August 2017
Desire Gardner in die eenvrouvertoning MAGDA LOUWDie Boer
Iewers tussen haar herfs- en winterjare sit Magda Louw met leënes-, menopouse- en oortollige middelrif-sindroom. Almal het al ‘n Magda ontmoet en liefgekry, of loop haar dalk self soggens in die spieël raak.
[Image courtesy of Die Boer]

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:


The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers
The #GrifizziBrothers have embraced #FabulousFishHoek and transformed their playground into a winter garden of fun and festivity!
[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 28 July: Ruby June
Sat 29 July: Astrafunk
Sun 30 July: Dave Ledbetter Trio

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

This week at The House Of Machines

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!
[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.
19990037_10155641658745362_3655061249636345277_n[Image courtesy of Vineyard Hotel]


Theatre on the Bay
Synergy | 18 – 30 July 2017
Where 1 + 1 = 3 !
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.
[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!
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Barnyard]

Kalk Bay Theatre
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 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.

WCED Public Speaking Competition | 29 July 2017
Young Communicators Ambassadors is a public speaking project for Grade 11 and 12 learners. This is a project of the WCED and learners participate from all 8 districts in the province. In the first session each learner presents their prepared topic.

Unique Wonders | 31 July – 19 August 2017
The magicians’ secret world exists behind locked doors, Stuart Lightbody offers you a key. Spend an evening inside Stuart’s mind, a place full of fading memories where strange impossibilities lurk. Each night the audience chooses exactly which wonders unfold, so no two performances are alike and anything could happen. Welcome to “Unique Wonders”.

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.

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 | 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.
[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.
[Image courtesy of Rockwell Theatre]

Jamrock Theatre | Performance Art Theatre in Brackenfell
[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. 

[Image courtesy of Gate 69]

Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street
[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.”
[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]

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.
[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.
[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.
[Image courtesy of Worldart]

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

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.
[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.
[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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