What’s On Wednesday 9 – 16 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 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]

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.
[Image courtesy of Beats & Beers]

SomersetSessions presents Emile Swiegers – LIVE | Proof 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.

2 for 1 Pizza & Live Music By Gerry Liberty
Women’s Day is coming up and we have a special treat for you. Round up the girls and join us for an acoustic performance with a velvet voice by Gerry Liberty, Wednesday the 9th of August. What’s more? It is our ‘Mantra Pizza Madness’ special. Buy any wood-fired pizza and get a second one on us!

Try the new ‘Citrus Gold’ as a delicious cocktail choice, filled with the finest spirit ClemenGold Gin.

[Image courtesy of Melissa’s and Mantra Café]

Thursday 10 August 2017
Nationalism: Lessons From India

The on-going calls for ‘radical economic transformation’ as well as arguments about how lack of ‘economic freedom’ undermines political independence, sharply raise questions about the nature of the ideology that drove the liberation struggle, African nationalism. As we examine African nationalism, it is vital to reflect on nationalism that developed in other parts of the global South. India is good case study to consider. Emerging in the 1880s, Indian nationalism drove the struggle against British colonial rule and anchored the mass movement that won political independence in 1947.

Hotwater starring Donovan Copley | Die Boer
Blending South African rhythms and melodies with folk, rock and pop, Hot Water weaves a tapestry that is accessible across the world. He has proved it too, with headline performances – this last year alone – at both the biggest world music Festival in India and the biggest African music Festival in Europe.
[Image courtesy of Die Boer]

If I Stay Right Here Launch
Chwayita Ngamlana, in her electric debut book, explores the above questions through her characters as they struggle through the volatility of love, the danger of not knowing themselves and discovering their voice in the world.

Conrad Hicks Art Studio Tour & Supper
One of South Africa’s foremost blacksmith artists, Conrad Hicks Artist /Toolmaker /Blacksmith will host us in his workspace, in part of a former Art Deco cinema, the Bijou Building. He will give us a brief demonstration of forging and talk us through the way he creates one off design and art pieces.

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!

LSA Acoustic Night
Join us for a night of great music, poetry and more. If you love a great time, you don’t wanna miss this. See you there and bring hour friends along too.

Paint your Plate #goldisafeeling
Join us for a session of relaxation and immerse yourself in the creative fun of painting your very own ceramic piece.
It’s the perfect occasion for corporate team building, professional time out and special events; birthdays, anniversaries & kitchen teas. GOLD GLAZE FOR Women’s Month Only
[Image courtesy of Janet Ceramics]

The Great Wizoo Jazz Jam Session
Cape Town born band, ZINGARA is led by Italian singer/songwriter Francesca Biancoli.

Zingara’s sound is a contemporary blend of Modern Jazz, Neo-Soul and Instrumental complexity, offering a deep and new sound.

Lee Thomson Quintet
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. These multi-talented music magicians have taken jazz to jupiter and back and and created something super fresh . This weekly collaboration between some of the coolest cats in town brings together an eclectic mix who have a deep love for jazz, funk, disco, trip ‘n hip hop thanks to Harringtons Cocktail Lounge, Reality Radio & Studio 7 Sessions.

Friday 11 August 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Live Music Fridays | Sunday Times

With their old school rock and roll they will be rocking the Dizzys house. Come party with us into the weekend and see why we love having this band on a regular basis #InCampsBay
[Image courtesy of Dizzys ]

Embrace Your Curves Charity Event
This is a Womans Day Event with a Purpose and we’re doing this while Embracing our Curves ! Special Guest Appearance and MC taking us through the night will be the fierce and inspirational curved radio personality IRMA G from Heart FM

John Vlismas The Good Racist
John Vlismas “The Good Racist” is back by popular demand and this time the show is heading to Cape Town so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out!

Elton at Ellingtons
Expect a night of blues from Elton Goslett, a versatile guitar player whose style is at the meeting point of jazz, blues & soul. His unique soulful style gives new depth to the oft forgotten classics of the old masters as well as contemporary modern blues.

Happy Hour Swings
What better way to end the week, than with some good swing music, dancing, drinks and friendly faces? Join us every second Friday for Happy Hour SWINGS!
[Image courtesy of Mustacchio Caffe and Cape Town Swing]

Albert MeintjesCamel Rock
The singing travelling story-telling man Albert Meintjes will be providing some footstomping blues. This show is part of his national #albumlaunch tour for ‘The Very Silence of Waiting in This Place’.
[Image courtesy of Camel Rock and That Other Booking Company]

Paint & Sip at 91 Loop ft. Tuesday Houston
Paint & Sip is a fun and unique way to uncork your creativity as an experienced local artist takes you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner Artist in order to recreate a masterpiece. All proceeds go to funding Call 2 Care’s (NPO) Service Projects.
[Image courtesy of 91 Loop Boutique Hostel]

Dylan Farred | Obzviously Armchair
Hi all I will be playing at Obviouzly Armchair on Friday 11th August! Please feel free to pull through and bring your friends! Hope to see you there! There will no longer be an entrance, but rather donations will be appreciated as the funds will go towards eventually producing my own music.
[Image courtesy of Dylan Farred]

Free Digital Marketing Seminar
The digital online marketing space and where your business fits into it. We cover why you need to be online and how you can utilise various channels to grow your brand awareness, community and lead generation. We’ll encourage you to develop a plan to improve your marketing strategies and get results with less effort!

Francois live at The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Francois will be taking stage, playing all of your favourite cover songs! so if you like your covers sung live you know where to find it! Music starts at 9pm!
[Image courtesy of MyMusicMatrix.com]

Saturday 12 August 2017
Psychedelic Vibrations

We gather together with one vision and voice, to dance in nature and to rejoice. Green trees and blue skies are what you will see, together with good people, great vibes, and psychedelic symphonies.
[Image courtesy of Next Generation Production and PsyMon]

Riaan Smit & Luca HartCamel Rock
Our brother Nick cracked his ribs a few weeks ago, so blowing that sax like he does ain’t gonna be possible. Not to worry, our Sister Remedy Luca Hart Music will charm us with her magical violin.
[Image courtesy of Camel Rock and That Other Booking Company]

Hot On Top presents FEMME (Cape Town)
The first official Hot On Top event in Cape Town has been on it’s way for quite the minute. We could not imagine coming at a better time, than matched with our First ever all-female lineup SA tour during woman’s month!
[Image courtesy of Hot On Top and Grand Africa]

Walkabout 2
Exhibition walkabout with the beloved artist ! Lionel Davis will facilitate a tour of his retrospective exhibition ‘Gathering Strands’, curated by the District Six Museum.

Loki Rothman LIVE at Tygerfest
19:00 | DF Malan High School | Concert Duration of 120 minutes | R60-R100 a ticket.

In The Dark : Debussy
Biblioteek Productions & Youngblood Arts and Culture Development presents another In The Dark series, where you can experience the best of classical music in total darkness. Featuring music by french composer Claude Debussy performed by Babette Roosenschoon (cello) Jose Dias(piano) and Merryl Monard (flute) on the night. 

Money for Bali, Well Done Sun and Jules Terea live in Obs

Neil Somers Die Boer
n Storieverteller wat jou siel sal raak. Neil Somers, met sy strelende fluweelstem, het beslis geen bekendstelling nodig in musiekkringe nie.

#ODCT2017 Opening Party
Cape Town it’s time to celebrate!
Not only because Open Design is turning 5 years old but also to celebrate YOU – our Open Design Community that’s been a huge support in helping us grow this incredible festival.
[Image courtesy of The Station On Bree and Open Design Cape Town]

Ghost Town: an 80s themed dance party
☽ The Factory presents ☼
‘Ghost Town’ is a dress up and dance party celebrating the hair, the horror and the Heathers of the 80s.

The Dusty Rhodes Band: Neil Young Tribute
Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter, began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960. In 1966, after a brief stint with the Rick James-fronted Mynah Birds, he moved to Los Angeles, formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others, joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. Young has recorded a steady stream of studio and live albums, playing solo and with his backing band Crazy Horse. Neil also played with fellow Canadian songbird Joni Mitchell.

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 13 August 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!

[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award- winning director Keith Warner.

Radio Kalahari OrkesDie Boer
Featuring the talent of IAN ROBERTS, Radio Kalahari Orkes has toured the length and breadth of South Africa, Namibia and The Netherlands.

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.

Talk100 Session One
Join us for a fascinating morning with inspirational people who are passionate about creating a more inclusive society and changing people’s perceptions and preconceived ideas, using their creative skills and experiences to do so.

Sewing & Bag Making Workshop
As an official Open Design Cape Town Festival Partner, I Scream & Red is happy to announce that we will be offering basic sewing and bag making workshops all day! 
[Image courtesy of Open Design Cape Town and I Scream & Red]

Variety Concert in Cape Town
Join us on the 13 August 2017 @ THE QUARRY in Cape Town, for a beautiful day in the sun while being entertained with a “variety show” starting at 13:30 in the afternoon. Gates open at 12.

Akkedis/Lyzyrd kings live at Im Eimer
Enjoy the weekend with great friends and music . See our facebook page for great specials on offer. Enjoy a fresh imported beer on tap and a delicious meal off our menu.
[Image courtesy of Akkedis/Lyzyrd kings & Im Eimer]

Monday 14 August 2017
Soldier LIVE at Barleycorn Music Club

Soldier is playing live at Barleycorn Music Club! Bring your friends for a fantastic evening of live music.
[Image courtesy of Soldier]

Sister Series
The Clothing Bank is a non profit company who’s mission it is to ‘inspire skill and support unemployed South Africans’ to eradicate poverty in their lives’. The Sister Series is a photographic exhibition giving courageous women a voice as they journey towards self determination. Their stories of grit and strength will inspire.
[Image courtesy of The Clothing Bank]

WEConnect International in South Africa Connect Session- Cape Town
EY South Africa together with WEConnect International in South Africa have partnered to host a Connect Session for women business owners. This will give those attending ample opportunity to network with other women business owners as well as various representatives from member corporates.
[Image courtesy of WEConnect International in South Africa]

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]

A Cape Town evening of storytelling with Dean Allen
Please join me at ‘The Oaks’ at the famous Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC) in #CapeTown on Monday 14 August at 6pm for a an evening of amazing stories from my book ‘Empire, War and Cricket in South Africa’. I promise you’ll be entertained! Come and see for yourself. This is more ‘Downton Abbey’ than it is a boring tale about cricket! 
Tickets are just R50 for non-members and guests. Please share amongst all your friends and contacts. Look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday 15 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]

PechaKucha Night #45
This event forms part of the next Open Design Festival: 14-25 August 2017. Check out Open Design Cape Town for more info on the festival.

An event offering informal & inspirational presentations about interesting ideas, people’s passions etc. Prepare to have your mind blown. Each speaker’s presentation consists of 20 slides in 6 minutes 40 seconds, so it keeps things concise and interesting! Invite your friends to the event.

Eland Gray (Gary Thomas) Live at The Waiting Room
After 8 shows at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, critically acclaimed musician Eland Gray returns to one of his long standing favourite venues to showcase new material and as always to push the musical boundaries of a one man show.
[Image courtesy of Eland Gray]

Designing Careers
Open Design is focused on growing the creative economy in SA by DEVELOPING INNOVATORS, CREATIVE LEADERS and ENTREPRENEURS OF THE FUTURE.

Designing Careers for High School learners is the Premier Design Education and Career showcase.

Wednesday 16 August 2017
Low Carb Cooking with Jason Whitehead

Jason Whitehead has made his mark on the Cape Town food industry with more than 20 years of experience working not only as a Private Chef to the rich and famous but at some of the city’s best eateries, both in the kitchen and front of house.

Dowwe Dolla | Die Boer
Let wel Ouma Dowe Dolla kuier ook saam en sy is willer as die wildtuin!
Verwag nog ‘n lag-‘n-minuut van die prettige blonde.

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]

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]

Frank Paco Art Ensemble at The Crypt
Frank Paco presents his Art Ensemble at The Crypt on Wednesday 16 August, featuring the sultry and spectacular vocals of Adelia Douw, and paying particular honour to the women of South Africa.

Newlands launch of Liminal by Douglas Reid Skinner
uHlanga and Left Field Poetry invite you to the Southern Cape Town launch reading of Douglas Reid Skinner’s new collection, Liminal. This event is hosted by our friends at David Krut Projects Cape Town, at the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands.
[Image courtesy of uHlanga and David Krut Projects Cape Town]

Andre Nel live at The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Born in Namibia and raised in the Free State Andre started singing from an early age an taught himself to play the guitar as a teen. He moved to Cape Town and started playing in a Rock band that enjoyed reasonable success. He started a cover band and has been working as a professional musician for ten years.

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:

Open Design Cape Town
Innovation, education and community are the building blocks of a sustainable, inclusive, prosperous society. Design and innovation are the unifying threads that link the building blocks and solutions to develop a better future world. One of Cape Town’s most dynamic design and innovation events, the Open Design Cape Town Festival, brings these concepts together.
[Image courtesy of Open Design Cape Town]

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
They update their gigs on their Facebook page.

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.

Celeste Ntuli in “Black Tax” | 11 August 2017
“Black Tax” is Celeste Ntuli’s latest one woman stand-up comedy show all about who and where we are as a people, hosted by the hilarious and multi-talented Isaac Gampu. “Black Tax” is Celeste’s hilarious take on everything from yellow bones and fifty shades to socio – economics.

SACM: Songs of Love and Sorrow | 15 August 2017
A programme of recent vocal works by Hendrik Hofmeyr, performed by George Stevens, Arline Jeftha and José Dias.

State Fracture | 31 July – 19 August 2017
From the creative team that brought you PAY BACK THE CURRY, comes the satirical, multi-sketch sequel, STATE FRACTURE. With a country that keeps giving, be prepared to laugh, to think and to be blown away by the performance of Daniel Mpilo Richards, Best Breakthrough Performer nominee, Naledi Theatre Awards and Best Performer in a Revue nominee, Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. Written by Mike van Graan, directed by Rob van Vuuren and produced by Siv Ngesi.

The UCT School of Dance presents 
DANCING IN THE DARK | Directed by Jacki Job and Gerard Samuel| 16 August 2017
This mixed bill explores notions of Black Dance and is purposefully tongue-in-cheek. From Katherine Dunham to reggae, hip hop to mpantsula, the notion of ‘noble savage’ is critigued, and repositioned. The audience is invited to a free, pre-performance talk with the directors which will be held in the theatre foyer from 19H00.

Showcase of Dance | 12 – 19 August 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.

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
Marriage For Dummies | 8 – 12 August 2017
Fresh from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert bring their new ‘quirky comedy’ Marriage For Dummies to The Kalk Bay Theatre for a short run from the ……….

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”.

Schools’ Arts Festival | 11, 15-18 August and 31 August
As part of Artscape Audience Development and Education’s (ADE) ongoing vision to develop a love for the performing arts, and contributing to practical nation building, we invite schools to participate and be part of this wonderful opportunity for learners.

High School Drama Festival | 14 – 19 August 2017
The High School Drama Festival gives learners an opportunity to create and present an original drama around a central theme on a professional stage. To afford more schools the opportunity of participating and in order to accommodate rural schools, a mini festival in various communities takes place during May. During the mini festival 16 plays are selected to participate in the main festival in August at the Artscape Arena.

Music A’La Carte | 12 August 2017
A musical journey bringing some of the most memorable and popular musicals from the greatest musical theatre composers of all time. With the sounds of great musical moments, a trip down memory lane and a celebration of the magic of the musicals.

At Her Feet | 9 – 12 August 2017
AT HER FEET evokes the experiences of four Muslim women in Cape Town whose lives are touched by 9/11 of and by the honour killing of a Jordanian girl.
These women – a secular student, a tough-talking, scarf-wearing auntie, a Che-worshipping slam poetess, a recently married religious travel agent- narrate their own lives, offering vivid, affective, funny and moving personal stories that speak to race, faith and belonging.

Afrikaans Sing in Vrouestemme! | 9 August 2017
n Fees van Afrikaanse Koorsang, gemeng met ander inheemse Suid-Afrikaanse tale, deur 5 geselekteerde dameskore en -koorgroepe van diverse afkoms, klank, gebiede, sanggenre en agtergrond, om nie net Afrikaans in haar volle glorie te vier in die maand van Afrikaans nie, maar ook om SA se nasionale Vrouedag te vier. ‘n Gebaretaal koor en ‘n vroue solis sal ook saam met die vyf kore optree.

The Wonders Of The African Continent And The Sea | 1 – 31 August 2017
Sculptor Evette Weyers uses ancient images like the Egyptian Sphinx and the Mantis from San folklore to create her own personal mythology, sometimes even creating her own creatures, born from her experiences and insights. Weyers explains that she seeks to connect the future with the past and remind people that their dreams are what shape the reality of the world. Her goal is to reawaken her audience’s imagination.

The Great Gospel Night Out | 9 August 2017
Cape Community FM, Cape Town`s favourite community radio station, invites you to celebrate National Womens Day in style at their Great Gospel Night Out! The theme this year is Women of Wonder – featuring top Women of Gospel singing top Gospel Songs.

Vlooi En Die Koninginby/ Kipper And The Queen Bee | 11 – 28 August 2017
Ever year during the month of August the magic key takes Kipper and his friends on an adventure, and this time around, it is nail biting when they help the Queen Bee save all the honey in the world.

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.

Abigail’s Party | 11, 12, 18 & 19 August 2017
After a successful run as our Masque Theatre fundraiser, Abigail’s Party is back by popular demand!

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.

Soma Winter Hafla
Come and join the Soma Fusion Bellydance Company for their annual hafla concert.
The students work hard all year to create class dances as well as pieces of their own making to present to their friends and families at these hafla events. The atmosphere is one of support, encouragement and sharing and our aim is to nurture the individual creative growth of each artist as they take to the stage.
[Image courtesy of Soma Fusion Belly Dance Company]

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: Full Throttle on at Gate 69 | 9 August 17 – 7 October 2017
Cathy, Holly and Molly burst onto the scene in a haze of glitter and hairspray 8 months ago, and Cape Town is still recovering from the shock. While a whole host of eager passengers, both foreign and local, have become closely acquainted with these three Mile-High Aviation Goddesses, so many have still yet to experience the delight of these seductively saucy stewardesses.

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]

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 Beauchamp | Worldart | 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]

Tretchikoff Homage Exhibition | Art Thursdays in Obz | 10 Aug – 14 Sep 2017
“Express your passion. Do what you love. No matter what.”
– Vladimir Tretchikoff
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Russia, Ahem! is proud to present a special homage to the People’s Painter, featuring work by 13 (Tretchikoff’s lucky number) selected artists in the illustration & animation industry.
[Image courtesy of Ahem Art Collective]

The Secret Life Of | 10 – 31 August 2017
The Secret Life Of is an exhibition which explores the field of scientific and botanical illustration. Prior to the invention of photography, illustration was the only means through which to capture the world around us. However, despite the far greater accuracy of the photograph, the allure of the illustrated image remains.
[Image courtesy of The Drawing Room Café and Unblush Collective]

Unfinished Stories: Post-Pop Monologues With Dialogic Intent | 10 August – 30 September 2017
In the post-pop world of consumer-driven monologues of selfhood – of blogs and vlogs and selfie-sticks – we ache for dialogue with our peers: drawing, scribbling, typing, photoshopping, picture-snapping, instagramming and collaging, putting it out there in search of the other who will understand exactly what we are trying to say. Comics, murals, Youtube animations, assemblages of all kinds. Unfinished Stories, all.

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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