What’s On Wednesday 2 – 9 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 2 August 2017
Desire Gardner in die eenvrouvertoning MAGDA LOUW |  Die 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]

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.

Gerry Liberty Live & Mantra Pizza Special
Mantra Cafe is excited to bring you Gerry Liberty a Capetonian singer who is currently working on his debut. Gather your friends and enjoy an acoustic performance with a velvet voice. What’s more? It is our ‘Mantra Pizza Madness’ special. Buy any wood-fired pizza and get one on us!

Proudly sponsored by ClemenGold Gin
[Image courtesy of Melissa’s and Mantra Café]

Copper Ashes – Premiere
Join us for the premiere of the long awaited “Copper Ashes”, a film surrounding the mystery that is Afrika Burn.

Expert Talk Evening ‘Mountain Gorillas’
Learn more about “seeing the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda or Uganda’

Opulent Living Travel cordially invites you to join an exclusive Expert Talk Evening with Debbie Addison, co-founder and director of Wild Frontiers, and a specialist around Gorilla tracking in Africa.
[Image courtesy of Opulent Living]

Juan Casey live at The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Juan Casey is a South African born singer-songwriter. Casey first started singing when he was 12 years old and picked up the guitar when he was fifteen years old and began writing songs shortly after his sixteenth birthday. A definitive sound, fusing select live elements with iconic sounds, Casey is an acoustic artist originating from the capital city of South Africa, Pretoria, now settled in Paarl in the Western Cape. Although his primary instrument is guitar he also plays Bass, Drums and Piano.

Thursday 3 August 2017
First Thursday: Women and Leadership
In celebration of Women’s Month we’re looking at women in leadership. Forbes 500 speaker Laurie Hackett will give a special presentation about “transforming the way we communicate”. Join the debate on Thursday August 3. See you there.

Nataniël in konsert – 30 JAAR

Taxi Violence and Indika Black at Aces ‘n Spades
Aces’n’Spades Bar brings you a night of rock ‘n roll. Taxi Violence along with Indika Black will be turning up the amps.

It is a free show so save the date to make sure you don’t miss out. The show will start and end early show so no excuses will do!

First Thursdays with Dum-Chang
We are excited to have Dum-Chang take the stage in our #Yellow house of beer on Thursday the 3rd of August from 10pm.

Dum-Chang is a 3 piece Indie Rock/Pop/Alternative band based in Stellenbosch. The band was formed in 2014 by friends from Durban who linked up at University to make music.
Dum-Chang combines elements of various styles and genres to create a dynamic sound accompanied with rhythmic lyrics and vocal delivery.
[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]

The first Thursday in August is celebrated across the globe as IPA DAY🍻

We’re setting up a special IPA Bar in our courtyard that will serve 6 different IPA’s from 5 breweries! These include Belgian IPA, English IPA, American IPA and even some special small batch IPA’s brewed just for the occasion.

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]

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!

Station on Bree – First Thursday
This August join us for yet another First Thursday in the mother city!
With DJ Vikotoria on the decks, this night tends to get a little messy!
Bring your friends & enjoy her uplifting beats, with delicious foods available and crazy drink specials.
[Image courtesy of The Station on Bree]

Friday 4 August 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Live Music Fridays | Brynn (duo)
BRYNN is an alternative folk/Rock act based in Cape Town. They also sport the talented spin-off BRYNN (Duo), consisting of violinist Hezron Chetty and New Zealand front man Jules Terea.
[Image courtesy of Dizzys and Brynn]

Barry Hilton @The Rockwell Hotel
The multi-award winning comedian who has been wowing crowds for a whopping 35 years, is enjoying performing in Cape Town venues since he’s settled in the Western Cape. “Smaller, intimate venues such as The Rockwell Dinner Theatre make for a very real experience and allow me to interact and have fun with the audience.
[Image courtesy of The Rockwell Hotel]

Ladies, all the ladies… it’s time for a social.
Join us every first Friday of the month for after-work drinks, girl-connect time, dinner and dancing.  The Station on Bree celebrates woman and we invite you to own the platform every first Friday… make it gay!

A Tribute To Chester Bennington
The passing of Chester Bennington came as shock to all of us. He was a man whose art provided many of us with a gateway to alternative music. Him and his band, Linkin Park, were the reason that many people within the emo subculture found their way to this respective subculture.

Cape to Cuba Silent Disco
Party with us at the exotic Cape To Cuba Restaurant in Kalk Bay and discover the beauty of Silent Events.

Experience 3 funky Dj’s playing simultaneously through multi-channel wireless headphones. You can change between them with the channels with a touch of a button, how cool?

Jenny & The JamesesCamel Rock
This is a gig for all those who live in the Deep South, or fancy a night out in Scarborough! Last time was so festive, we can wait to get you dancing again

The Block Show 2017
Ruth Prowse students, alumni and lecturers will take part in creating unique works of art which will then be auctioned off during the course of the evening. These are your future Picasso’s and Frida Kahlo’s, so be sure not to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Kaleidoskoop in Somerset-Wes – Gunsteling Seisoen album launch
Kaleidoskoop stel hul splinternuwe album Gunsteling Seisoen in Somerset-Wes bekend!
Dit is ook die amptelike her-opening van die nuut opgegradeerde Westend Theatre!

Ecstatic Dance & Yoga Fusion
In this dynamic fusion of yoga and ecstatic dance, we aim to reawaken to joy, creativity and flow, which is too often locked behind the constricted behaviours and movements of daily life. We release back into awareness and presence, through merging the body and spirit in the ancient practices of both yoga and dance.

Urban Blues at Poplars Durbanville!
Poplars Friday Night Live Sessions presents Durbanville’s very own Urban Blues! Get ready for a some good blues rock with a bit of funk, reggae and folk thrown into the mix.

Food & full bar service throughout performance. Come early to get a good table. FREE entry as usual.

Saturday 5 August 2017
Dynasty of Divas by Zee Productions
‘THE BOYZ’ , THEE A24real vocal harmony groupSharntelleLady Morgana aka Lady Mor-ghetto AND MORE.
[Image courtesy of Zee Productions]

Basson Laubscher And The Violent Free Peace | Camel Rock
Basson Laubscher one of South Africa’s finest guitarist will share his blues rock boogie with his band The Violent Free Peace .put on your dancing shoes!!

United in Hope Benefit Concert
The month of June delivered forces of nature to the Western Cape that wreaked havoc, resulting in residents losing homes, lives being lost and severe damage to many structures, including damage to hundreds of schools across the province. The people affected by the recent Cape storm and Knysna fires are reliant on the support of others and will spend months trying to rebuild their lives, their homes, their towns and their communities. Good Hope FM has joined forces with GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World to host the United in Hope Benefit Concert, taking place on Saturday, 5th of August in the Grand Arena to raise funds for those whose lives have been impacted by the Cape storm & Knysna fires.
[Image courtesy of GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World and GOOD HOPE FM]

So Happy Winter Wonderland
The creators of the So Happy brand invite you to celebrate winter and take a step into wonderland, join us in our magical home in wonderland which will be held at South Africa’s breath-taking venue The Grand Beach Cafe, which is perfectly suited for our second annual edition. Let us take you on a surreal fantasy journey, as you enter into a mystical winter themed setting as we dance together again under the frosted sky…
[Image courtesy of Voltz Events Management and So Happy]

Krotoa Van Vandag Fundraising collaboration Event
Krotoa Van Vandag is a musical theatre production. The complete event will also showcase performances by artists from the other two organizations. This is a collaborative fundraising event by three organizations (see poster), to raise funds for the continuation of our community & youth programmes.

Neo Muyanga and Nancy Mounir ONCE, WHEN CAPE Strung CAIRO
Neo and Nancy are currently collaborating on research towards a new musical with writer, Stacy Hardy (“i love you jet li”), and director, laila soliman (“zigzig”).

But for this once-off performance come see the two musicians showcase their meanderings on a plethora of instruments made out of gut, wire, steel, wood and electronic circuitry.
[Image courtesy of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development]

My Hairstory ZA 2017
This year we aim to answer to the call of Naturals wanting to learn more about styling and dressing up their natural hair, to how you rock that natural SWAG anywhere and for any occasion. If you are obsessed with Natural Hair Care, a newbie to the Natural Hair movement or simply looking to care better for your hair the MY HAIRSTORY will be an event that will nurture your brains as it will your Hair.

Gerald Clark with Schalk vd Merwe & Barry v Zyl | Die Boer
This is an evening where some of the finest musicians in this country will play.
Expect some intimate acoustic moments where Clark will play some new material, al the way through to the electrifying blues , rock & funk that he is known for, all laid down on van Zyls African influenced grooves

Berlin eKapa Festival
Presented by J&B, The Berlin eKapa Festival is a cultural event that celebrates the best in south african music, art, fashion and culture with a twist.

This is the ultimate cultural experience.

Kinders Van Die Ses… JOU ma Bly Jou Ma
Kom lag lekker saam en huil lekker saam dis ‘n lekker show vir een en elk.. Die Original Kinders van die ses exclusively in Bonteheuwel fundraising effort

Under The Trap: First Saturdays
#FirstSaturdays021 Has finally arrived!
🤓Expect only the best music tailored by: Under_the_trap 🎶
The event is in partnership with the local craft brewery➡ Ukhamba Beerworx

Late Final live at the Italian Club
Bookings have opened for another performance by Late Final at the Italian Club.

Acting for Film Workshop
This exciting HANDS ON acting workshop focuses on the following aspects:
Acting for film and television | Audition technique | Improvisation |Behind the scenes
Open to anyone 16+yrs and no prior acting experience required!

A day at the races
Heartlands baby sanctuary in collaboration with Somerset College and various partners are hosting the first ever, Day at the races event at Erinvale Golf Estate.

The event takes the form of a High Tea and all proceeds raised are in direct aid of Heartlands beneficiaries. We invite you ladies to either book individual or group table bookings and celebrate this fashionable day – so do dress up and wear your best hat!

Cape Town Beach Cleanup BIG Bay
Volunteers of all ages welcome at the monthly Cape Town Beach Cleanup at Big Bay (new venue outside Ons Huisie Restaurant due to beach closure by COCT). Our 45th beach cleanup 🙂

We came at a time | Presentation & discussion
As part of ‘we came at a time’ (an exhibition of paintings created using melted sea-ice collected on her recent accompaniment on a scientific cruise to Antarctic waters), artist Katrine Claassens will be discussing climate change, art and humanity’s fingerprints on the furthest reaches of nature with Associate Prof. Marcello Vichi, director of the Marine Research Institute at the University of Cape Town.

Beach Cleanup : Hout Bay
Animal Ocean is doing another beach clean up on the 5th August 2017. We will meet up on Mariners Wharf at the end of Hout Bay Beach.

Join us while we clean up Hout Bay beach, saving ocean life and spreading positive change on Saturday August 5th 2017 – meeting at Mariners Wharf, Hout Bay – 10am. We have gloves, bags and a lot of enthusiasm.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wayne Pauli at the Cottage Club
Wayne is one of our most accomplished Bluesmen, an excellent Songwriter, and a Guitarist of note. We are delighted to be featuring him here for the first time.
He has performed with the Boulevard Blues Band, the Soundflowers and the Stremes.
We will be enjoying him as a Solo Artist this time, be prepared for a magical evening with him, sharing some Classic Blues Pieces as well as a sampling of his own Original material.

HUMAN – Juliana Venter & Rolf-Erik Nystrøm – Blah Blah Bar
Two of the most style diverse musicians on any scene.
Last year when they performed at the Blah Blah Bar they did a performance inspired by John Cage’s The Water Walk. This year, they perform a different concert called HUMAN.

Triplefire Music Showcase at Brass Bell Restaurant & Bikini Bar
Triplefire Music heads to the Southern Peninsula for a monthly showcase at Brass Bell in Kalk Bay, presenting the Cape Town labels’ signature style of Electronica infused House, Progressive and Techno music.

Finders Keepers Vintage Market
Spring is around the corner, which means you’ll find lots of winter bargains in August! The only thing that’s better than a great vintage find, is a great vintage bargain at an even better price. See you on Saturday!

Hangar 18 Indoor Artisan Market
Milnerton’s only Indoor Market. Arts, Crafts and wonderful creativity
situated at our unique coffee shop. Bring your friends and have a Cappuccino whilst shopping and supporting local artisans.
[Image courtesy of Hangar 18]

Vegan Goods Market
Come and join us at our August Vegan Goods Market for good food, music, adorable doggos up for adoption and more!

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 6 August 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Lourensford Trail Run
We’ll make lekker fires to keep you warm before the run! The run starts AND ends under roof – even if it rains, you’ll be dry and warm before the start and after you finish. We had an AWESOME run in the very welcomed rain at the last run! Join in on GREAT trails and GREAT vibes!

South African Choral Concert
With a South African theme in mind, The Philharmonia Choir will be performing the San Gloria by Péter Louis van Dijk, and Prayers and Dances of Praise from Africa by Peter Klatzow, conducted by Richard Haigh. Both Péter Louis van Dijk and Peter Klatzow are internationally renowned South African composers.

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

Camphill Village Country Market
Our tranquil and spacious farm offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a day out with the family, take in the sights and sounds of Camphill Village and enjoy a quaint market with a vibrant atmosphere. Our monthly market is both an indoor and outdoor event, between a spacious community hall and sheltered, welcoming green gardens.

Blacksmith at the Cottage Club
The ever-green Blacksmith return to our Stage with their inimitable mix of Celtic, Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Balkan and Folk delivered in their characteristic expertise and good humour. Original Band members Neil Harvey and Nielen Prinsloo, are joined by multi-instrumentalist, James Harvey, and James Hall, on violin.
[Image courtesy of the Cottage Club]

Woodcarving lessons
Woodcarving for all whether your a 100% rookie or a master sculptor this is perfect for you. Every 2nd week will be an open relaxed group while every other will have structure and a lesson plan.

Curator led walkabout – Assessing Abstraction with Hayden Proud
The exhibition explores and showcases items from Iziko’s collections and seldom-seen examples from the SA National Gallery’s acquisitions of non-figurative painting and sculpture, from the very first purchases of non-figurative work made some sixty years ago until the present.

Rock Legends of Yester Year
Besides those mentioned on the poster, we will also be paying tribute to Uriah Heep, Bad Company, Grand Funk, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd & more, and all this for only R80pp!! Don’t delay, book today. It’s gonna ROCK all the way from 2 to till at least 5.30. Meals & drinks available and of course children under 12 get to come in for free.
[Image courtesy of Kiss the Sky Events and Hillcrest Quarry]

Andre the G stringer live at Im Eimer
Lets play that funky music , dance, sing and eat. Forget about our worries on this super Sunday and enjoy some fresh imported beer on tap and try one of our legendary Eisbein.

Monday 7 August 2017
Trivia Night at Proof Wine Bar
Following the success of our first Trivia Night, we thought it high time for another one! Join us, along with the the legendary Clive Torr CWM for an evening of wine trivia with friends and family!
Seats are limited to 30 – so book fast!

Power of the Plants
Intense purification through to the power of plants. Join our overnight ritual and find your authentic self.
Maximum number of participants: 5 women, 5 men

Personal Branding Workshop
Forbes Leadership says “Personal branding is not a “nice to have” today – it’s an essential endeavor for all professionals who want to advance, thrive, and grow. They need to know exactly what they stand for in the world, and how they stand apart from others, and communicate that competitive difference with confidence and clarity. If you can’t do this, you’ll lack the visibility and recognition you need to reach the next level of success.”

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 8 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]

PartyRepublica – A night of tomfoolery!
For the first time at Bay Harbour, we bring you a dance party like no other, in association with Corona! Come and experience this amazing venue in a whole new light!
Ottoman Slap and The Rudimentals live on stage….then Richard Marshall and Pascal&Pearce on the decks!

Sisters in the City Launch
The vocal power house SISTERS IN THE CITY launches their production at Westend on the 8th August 2017. We can assure you that this is an event that you would not want to miss out on.

Dean FUEL @ Club 89
Welcomes you to another public holiday midweek party. This time, it’s slightly different. It will be our debut at the infamous Club 89 and we can’t be more excited!Line up: DEAN FUEL FIERO Abstract Method Ryan Hill

Wednesday 9 August 2017
Women’s Day High Tea Fundraiser
The Happy Africa Foundation is hosting a High Tea event to raise awareness for our Girl Impact Gender Empowerment Initiative.
We will have a gallery, raffle and music from local artist Jennifer Eaves, as well as High tea eats, of course!

Totalsports Women’s Race Cape Town
Run for more than a personal best. Run for the thousands of women who are, have and will be affected by breast cancer. Enter the Totalsports Women’s Race to help raise awareness of prevention and treatment. Run For Life.
[Image courtesy of Women’s Race]

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]

Kick up your heels with us on WOMENS DAY and listen to the sweet sounds of the Betsie Beers with Zel and Landi Degenaar on the Banjo and vocals.

SomersetSessions presents Emile Swiegers – LIVEProof Wine Bar
Being brought up in the industry, Emile developed a unique and natural ability to express himself through music. In his early teens, playing concerts alongside his father, André Swiegers, he stepped into the shoes of some of the finest session musicians in South Africa. Soon thereafter, at the age of 17, Emile co-founded SAMA nominated, MK Awarded, Afrikaans band Die Tuindwergies and then proceeded to front Rock band Bark, at the time acting as the vehicle for Emile’s english songwriting career.

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

KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
Fri 4 August: 1925Band

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
The Mystery of Irma Vep | 3 – 19 August 2017
On a remote manor called Mandacrest, something is amiss. Between the horrors of a marauding beast terrorizing the estate and the looming presence of the recently deceased former mistress Irma Vep, matters become awkward in the extreme for the Lord Edgar and his new wife, Lady Enid.

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]


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.


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!


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.

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.

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 5 August 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]

Sophiatown – the Musical | 2 – 5 August 2017
Following the proud tradition Pinelands High School presents the iconic South African Musical Sophiatown.

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]

Exhibition Opening / First Thursday ~ Cheryl Traub Adler | 3 Aug – 30 Sep 2017
Analogue #V
Inspired by Mount Analogue, the last unfinished novel by René Daumal and the idea that art and spirituality are deeply connected. The creative journey is analogous to climbing a mountain.
[Image courtesy of Alliance Française du Cap]

Welcome to Banania by Vusi BeauchampWorldart | 3 – 31 August 2017
Beauchamp, who lists Anton Kannemeyer and Jean-Michel Basquiat as influences and whose achievements include an invitation to exhibit at the Pretoria Art Museum (2015) and an ABSA L’Atelier finalist nomination (2005), creates satirical works laden with humour and social critique. He also engages with the subject of typical stereotyping by the media of our country’s politics and politicians.
[Image courtesy of Worldart]

SATURN RETURN | The Guise of Reality – Zarah Cassim solo Exhibition | 2 August – 13 September 2017
For her second solo exhibition Guise of Reality, Zarah Cassim has been reading Dostoevky’s 1864 novella Notes from Underground. This Russian set 1800s rambling memoir of a fictional narrator is a thinly veiled attack on Western Philosophy and proposes an alternative consciousness constituted by the anti-hero archetype. It is essentially a modern dystopian text heralding an “existential attitude” – disorientation in the face of a confusing and meaningless world.
[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.

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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