What’s On Wednesday 16 – 23 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 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.
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[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
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[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.
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[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.


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.

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[Image courtesy of Melissa’s and Mantra Café]


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. 
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[Image courtesy of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development and Biblioteek Productions]


Frances Clare at the Vic
It will be my first time performing at The Vic Bar and I am so excited to share the stage with David Bunting and Luca Hart Music! Entrance is free but a hat will be passed around (so bring your loose change). I look forward to seeing you all
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[Image courtesy of Frances Clare]


Rob van Vuuren – Live
Performing The Best of Rob van Vuuren: Live.
Rob van Vuuren became a comedian by mistake while he was trying to be an actor.
He cut his teeth in the mid to late 90’s (after graduating from Rhodes University) as an actor specializing in Physical theatre with a natural talent for physical comedy. To this day, Rob’s stand-up is characterized by absurd, surreal, and disturbingly hilarious physical interpretations of situations and characters.
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[Image courtesy of Deerpark Café]


Vuleka 2017
Art.b gallery invites you to the exciting awards evening and opening of an exhibition of selected works of the annual VULEKA competition; on Wednesday 16 August 2017 at 18:30 for 19:00. The opening address will be made by renowned art critic, Melvyn Minnaar.


Randy’s Braai Night
Most LEKKER traditional South African Braai in Cape Town! Make sure you and your pals head to the Randy Warthog on Wednesday nights and be part of the action. The fire starts at 7pm. Tickets ONLY R80.
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[Image courtesy of Never at Home]


Ellingtons: Open Mic Wednesdays
Ellingtons welcomes all musos to come jam it out on a Wednesday night.
Musos – 5 Song max | Comedian – 30min
The following is provided:
Drum shell (please provide own hardware) | Sound System | Music Stand |Guitar (In case you forgot yours) >> See you all then


Class 9 – Shakespeare play – “Twelfth Night”
This year, we are presenting another romping comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, featuring the usual mistaken identities, girls dressed as boys, searches for lost family members, a Fool that is the wisest person on stage and unrequited love – which all comes right in the end. Sort of. All set in an Island Style, with bright colours, loud Hawaiian shirts and magical music, this is fun for the whole family – come along and see how it all turns out.


Thursday 17 August 2017
CT Launch of A to Z of Amazing South African Women

The Book Lounge and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of the “A to Z of Amazing South African Women” text by Ambre Nicolson and illustrations by Jaxon Hsu
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[Image courtesy of Book Lounge and Modjaji Books]


Klara Maas se Hart is gebreek | Die Boer
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 met Klara Maas se hart is gebreek, plus twee nuwe verhale wat saam ’n trilogie oor lewensiklusse van drie hard-‘vogtige’ helde, vorm. Die eerste van dié drie verhale, is as deel van die KKNK se eerste Uikampteater-projek in 2016, met die Kanna vir beste debuutwerk bekroon en die nuwe produksie was benoem vir vier Kannas vir 2017 insluitend debuutwerk, akteur (Pretorius), byspeler (Viviers) en teks (Pretorius). Dit is ‘n klein inspuiting vir die verbeelding wat die hart warmer laat klop en die mondhoeke lig.
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[Image courtesy of Die Boer]


Nedbank CWG Auction Showcase: Cape Town
The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase at the CTICC is an informal (walk-around) tasting of the 2017 Nedbank CWG Auction wines, presented by the members of the Guild.
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[Image courtesy of Cape Winemakers Guild]


Exhibition | Walkabout with Cheryl Traub Adler
An unhurried moment to pause and reflect.
The artist, Cheryl Traub Adler, will introduce her process to the work and discuss their connection to Rene Daumal whose “mystical-modernism” reflects a type of spiritual practice that is experiential, non-religious and countercultural.


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!
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[Image courtesy of Jack Black Beer]


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


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

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


Simply Italian Interactive Cooking Class
Inspired by Denise’ travels and her love for fresh Mediterranean flavours.
R650pp 6:30pm – includes menu as plated or buffet, menu notes and wines
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[Image courtesy of Ginger & Lime food studio]


Marimba Jam Festival 2017
This is our second annual Marimba Jam Festival!
This year, over 200 learners will be performing from various schools around Cape Town.
Tickets are limited and will NOT be available at the door. Featured: Marimba Jam, Springfield Convent, Wynberg Girls’ High, Wynberg Girls’ Junior, St. Cyprian’s School, Chris Hani Secondary
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[Image courtesy of Marimba Jam]


Doctors Unscripted
Are you craving something extraordinary? Does being confined to the norm bother you?
As junior doctors we’ve got a world of possibility available to us. We’re turning over a new leaf and are itching to open the doors to reimagine our careers. Join us!
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[Image courtesy of Judasa WC – Junior Doctors Association of South Africa]


Danny Silk – Limitless Ladies Event
Danny serves on the Senior Leadership Team of both Bethel Church in Redding, California, and Jesus Culture in Sacramento, California. He is the President and Co-Founder of Loving On Purpose, a ministry to families and communities worldwide. Danny is also the author of four books: Culture of Honor, Loving Our Kids on Purpose, Powerful and Free: Confronting the Glass Ceiling for Women in the Church, and the top selling Keep Your Love On.
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[Image courtesy of Journey of Grace]


David Brave Exhibition
While the name may not be familiar, the dream certainly has been. With much anticipation and a dapper display of brushstroke, colour and courage, David Brave finally makes his debut as an exhibiting artist with a collection of South African landscapes.


Friday 18 August 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Live Music Fridays | Roxton met Herki

Roxton met Herki is back at Dizzys and you can expect to have a great evening of entertainment, ice cold drinks and delicious food.

Truly indie artists with phenomenal vocal ability, beastly rhythm and a unique sound.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys and That Other Booking Company]


CreativeMornings with Kalo Canterbury
Kalo a.k.a K-$ is a DJ and internet sensation hailing from Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs. Having developed a keen appreciation for music when they were nothing but a little mischief maker, they were moved to teach themselves to play various instruments, expanding on their understanding of the art form. Kalo is naturally drawn to the rhythms emerging from RnB, funk, disco & soul’s golden years.
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[Image courtesy of CreativeMornings Cape Town]


The Dusty Rhodes Band at Blue Horizon – Back to the 70’s
Blue Horizon Estate presents The Dusty Rhodes Band with a blast from the past revisiting the 70’s! We’ll enjoy an evening of music, good vibes and good views! Come to just enjoy the music or if you’re feeling more funky, dress the part! Prizes will be given on the night!
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[Image courtesy of The Dusty Rhodes Band and Blue Horizon Estate]


Love Local Pop-up at 75 Harrington
Love Local is hosting a market at 75 Harrington Street as part of the Open Design Cape Town programme. Join us for a family-friendly nightmarket where you can enjoy some of the best in emerging local talent. From designers, artists and musicians, to amazing food and drink vendors – Love Local will has them!
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[Image courtesy of The Love Local Market and Open Design Cape Town]


Hip Hop night – The Station on Bree
For the love of HIP – HOP! ♥

Join us at the Station on Bree this August and experience a night with old school vs new school hip hop beats! With support of our djs, this night will be sure to make you groove. Limited space is available, so please make sure you secure your spot soon.
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[Image courtesy of The Station On Bree]


Barry Hilton
With a track record of 30 years in comedy, Barry Hilton has raised the world’s laughter level considerably. His delightful knack of finding the ludicrous and the humorous turns daily situations on their head to make us laugh at life. Barry’s gregarious personality makes him a people’s person, happy to engage with the audience before and after his shows.
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[Image courtesy of  Edgemead Football Club]


Albert Frost TrioDie Boer
Albert Frost Trio (with Schalk Joubert and Jonno Sweetman)
Albert Frost is a familiar and respected feature of the South African blues rock music scene.  For the past 20 years, the energetic performances of this accomplished guitarist have dazzled audiences as he deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, while showcasing acoustic and electric guitars. His first love is blues, stemming from the influence of his long relationship with the Blues Broers with whom he has performed since 1994 – 20 years
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[Image courtesy of Die Boer]


CloudyyObzviously Armchair
Attic Salt and Chico Muya at The Armchair! 
R20 at the door. (Help us pay for our recordings!) 
Enter Sav’s raffle and stand a chance to win a Fat Jay’s jacket. 
Let’s get hazey. 🌝
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[Image courtesy of Attic Salt]


Chris Bertish Go The Distance Talks
Join Chris Bertish at the Avenue, V&A Waterfront on Friday 18th August from 6.30pm or Saturday 19 August from 2pm for an exclusive screening of his award winning film – Ocean Driven, followed by his first public presentation on his epic adventure, the SUP Crossing – Go the Distance.
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[Image courtesy of Chris Bertish- I’MPossible]


TALK100 SessionThree&Four
TALK100 session Three & Four will feature women in gaming, from women enabling the game industry to emerging and prominent game designers who will share their personal journeys in this still male dominant industry.
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[Image courtesy of Open Design Cape Town]


Exotic Marigold Weekend
The Third Best Exotic Marigold is a series of exotic, quixotic weekends capturing the colors, cultures and cuisines of one of the world’s most frenetic destinations – India.
The itinerary is jam-packed with Indian food and fare, exotic drinks and wine, yoga and meditation, rural walks and shake-a-legs and fashion flair.
Visit www.bombaytocapetown.com/marigold for details


Project Comedy Live in Kensington: A Fundraiser for Watersprites
Project Comedy Live performed in Kensington back in their early days, they had an absolute blast and they have been dying to come back to the State ever since! The opportunity has finally presented to play has presented itself in the form of a fundraiser for Watersprites creche!


15th Exclusive Seductive Sauvignons Festival
This popular annual festival gives wine lovers the opportunity to taste a selection of flirtatious latest release Sauvignon Blanc’s and captivating current vintage Cabernet Sauvignon’s from over 40 of the country’s top producers. We will be including Bubblies, Rose’s and Dessert wines and there may even be an older vintage or two to savour in the line-up. Tempting and delicious snacks will be served with the wine throughout the evening.
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[Image courtesy of Wine Concepts SA]


Badisa Trio Ball
You are cordially invited to the annual Badisa Trio Ball. It is a masquerade ball this year.

Come and enjoy a three course meal with excellent entertainment. For more information, please contact Sjean Smit at ssmit@badisatrio.org.za or 021 987 2940
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[Image courtesy of Badisa TRIO]

Crimson Is Back | Jeremiahs
Join CriMson, a dynamic acoustic rock duo, for a fun filled evening at Jeremiah. With great drink specials throughout the night and our kitchen will be open till 21h00 ensuring our delicious food is available for you to enjoy! …see you there…
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[Image courtesy of Jeremiahs and Crimson]


Saturday 19 August 2017
Fallen Angels Fast & Flat Farm Run

Looking to run a fast course, but don’t feel like hitting the tar? Come join us in the beautiful Koeberg, on the old historic farm of VAATJIE on the 19th of August for a farm run! Choose between a more challenging 15km or an easy family-friendly 5km walk/run.

Your efforts will be rewarded by beautiful canola fields with Table Mountain as a backdrop! For good measure, we will add just a little bit of sand, maybe a river crossing or two – possibly just one small hill and to finish it off, a medal at the end!


Mean Black MambaCamel Rock
Mean Black Mamba strikes back at the Rocking Camel! Welcome back Guy Collins. Raw foot stomping roots music that grooves your body and soul. Words of humor and hope sliding between writhing riffs and the insistent thump of a cowhide drum. This is afro-swamp gospel, this is blues n’ roll. Gritty & hard-hitting, the music winds you off the floor and twists you to your feet. Fresh. Cosmic delta juju. Like its name-snake, mean with a smile on its face.
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[Image courtesy of Camel Rock and Mean Black Mamba]


Inspiration Ministries Music Concert
Inspiration Ministries is in Cape Town peeeps 😉 … 
The very first of its kind: A music concert hosted by SDASM UCT 🙂

The main aim is to testify that music in and of itself is a ministry and above that we will be fundraising for a Campaign that will be hosted by SDASM UCT in 2017.


SARDA Antique Fair 2017
The Annual SARDA Antique fair will again be held at The Great Cellar, Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive Constantia. Friday Evening gala event includes wine and snacks and an exclusive preview of the fantastic antiques and collectibles. Friday evening 6pm-9pm, weekend days 10am-5pm. All welcome- tickets available at the door.


August Workshop – Cape Town
Through our blog, FB group and page, AND empowerment workshops for teen girls and grown women, we focus on building confidence and self esteem, educating about bullying and mental health and being safe and responsible on social media. We love to include inspirational guest speakers to share their stories, and encourage confidence through dressing for your body type, to feel good about yourself in your own skin. We find that many women and teen girls alike are struggling to find their place in the world and we place a lot of focus on loving yourself just as you are
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[Image courtesy of Power Woman Project]


Medicinal plant walk
We will walk around the botanical garden and look at the various medicinal plants growing there and I will tel stories about the uses I have used them for. It is one thing to look at a picture in a book but have you actually met them and smelt them so you can recognize them. The expenses are R100 for me and the cost of an entry ticket to the garden.


Sunset Sweatshop live at Beerhouse
Sunset Sweatshop are a proudly South African feel good rock band with reggae and folk influences! This five piece indie, goema, reggae and even boeremusiek and marabi infused outfit all hail from the northern suburbs of Cape Town and was formed in October 2016.
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse (on Long)]


Jenny & The Jameses
We’re looking forward to performing in this intimate venue in Fish Hoek. With a capacity of only 30 people you can expect a real up close experience. Bring your own picnic and drinks and enjoy an evening of original and traditional music by Jenny & the Jameses. Check out https://youtu.be/mzpdULcJh4M & https://youtu.be/hlLSkfzAVCw


Learn from Nature! – Open Design Festival
Come and find out about Biomimicry!
The Cape Town Biomimicry Network will be hosting a meet and greet with some of our members as part of Open Design Festival.
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[Image courtesy of The Station On Bree and Open Design Cape Town]


OnlyOco High Tea for Cancer
Join Bespoke Style House, OnlyOco as we celebrate Women’s Month with a Pamper High Tea. Guests will be treated to a decadent high tea buffet, an array of leaf and flowering teas, cocktails by Musgrave Gin’s Botanical Bar, Gin and Chocolate Pairing, Skincare talk with Theravine Products, Makeup and Hair Demo’s,Nails on the Go, an OnlyOco Fashion Show and more! Expect exceptional goodie bags and surprise giveaways on the day! Dress up in florals and enjoy a beautiful afternoon with us all in aid of Cancer.
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[Image courtesy of OnlyOco]


Friends of Design: Career Day!
If you’re keen to know more about our Full Time Higher Certificate Courses then these presentation sessions are the perfect place to start!

We will provide an overview of our Print Design & Publishing, Web Publishing and Interactive Media and Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment courses in an interactive presentation, that includes; all course modules, examples of student work, the South African design industry and how to apply.


Amathongo Live at Blah Blah Bar
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see Rootspring Music‘s amazing world music band featuring Madosini, the worlds leading African bow player. Go on a dream journey to the soothing and trippy ancestral African sounds of Amathongo


Hand Lettering Workshop
Take a dive into the inky depths of contemporary typography in the cosy, creative atmosphere of The Drawing Room Café in Observatory, Cape Town.

Indulge in some of the cafe’s delicious coffee for a creative kick, as we get messy learning the fundamentals of brush pen script, gothic calligraphy, block and experimental lettering. At the end of the session you will leave with one (or more) complete typographic artworks of your own making!


Blues meets Rock – AC/DC Tribute Band & Boulevard Blues
The Monthly BLUES MEETS ROCK show is ‘Back in Black & Blues’ at the Durbanville Golfclub on Sat the 19th August 8pm
Boulevard Blues and the absolutely Rocking ‘Back in Black AC / DC Tribute Band ‘ will be setting your good times on fire.


Boktown Slug & Lettuce River Club
Boktown goes beyond the 80 minutes on the field! The supporters’ village offers passionate Springbok fans the best alternative to being at the game, from live entertainment, DJ’s, interactive fun for the kids, scrumptious food and drinks and appearances from SA Rugby Legends & MyPlayers stars, and Bokkie – the official Springbok mascot.
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[Image courtesy of Treble Group and The Slug and Lettuce – River Club]


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


Saturday Markets:
The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre Woodstock Market
Find a unique gem of a market – compared to the best in Europe – a Platteland atmosphere, people and characters of note, trading like the good old days on the village square. You won’t get it more real, friendly and personal! Once you’ve been, we know you’ll be back for more!
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[Image courtesy of The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre]

Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town
Is an independent initiative founded in 2006 by entrepreneurs Justin Rhodes and Cameron Munro, whose aim is to revive and reinvent the Public Market as a civic institution. This award-winning market features over 100 specialty traders every Saturday, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers and distributors, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, and micro enterprises.
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[Image courtesy of Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town]

Earth Fair Market Tokai
A top quality market experience. We are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products, fresh produce shopping. Change the way you shop!
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[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

Good Company Farmers Market
Is based in the cultural and historical hub of Cape Town. Situated in the company gardens you have access to amazing food, crafts and entertainment. Market is dog and child friendly with board games, yoga, food growing courses, pony rides, ball games, beer, wine and gin. Come and spend a day in the park and take in the historical monuments, views and the gardens to inspire you to go green. Open to discuss bespoke kiddies and adult parties alike. Please get in touch to arrange.
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[Image courtesy of Good Company Farmers Market]

Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day
Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment.
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[Image courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day]


Sunday 20 August 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!

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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]


Pop-Up Orchestra – V&A Waterfront
Come and watch us at the V&A Waterfront on Sunday at 13:00! We will play some light classics and movie themes during a one hour pop-up concert in the mall section. Bring your friends and family for a great day out with loads of other activities in the mall! Be there or be square! GYO Donations to our musical cause will be welcome!
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[Image courtesy of Grazioso Youth Orchestra]


Lieflinge in Kaapstad| Die Boer
Rudi en Charne kom terug na Die Boer toe met ‘n SPLINTER NUWE CD en VERTONING. Hierdie is ‘n vertoning wat die ondersteuners in Kaapstad NIE moet mis nie. Kaartjies is R120 en beskikbaar by http://www.dieboer.com of bel 021 979-1911


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.


Axenmore Presents Let There Be Rock
Axenmore is back at Hillcrest Quarry with their latest even LET THERE BE ROCK on Sunday 20 August.
Come join a fun filled afternoon with some of the best party/rock songs, it’s going to be a rock experience!
Includes bands like Prince, ACDC, 4 Non Blondes, Linkin Park, The Cranberries, Led Zeppelin, System Of A Down, Black Sabbath, Tracy Chapman, Gary Moore, The Doors, Heart, Deep Purple, Nirvana Journey, GnR, Billy Idol and many more.J


Slow Life presents The Steve Newman Trio
The Steve Newman Trio comprises of Acoustic Guitar magician – Steve Newman, Bassist Extraordinaire – Peter Ndlala and Drummer – Carlo Fabe.
The trio presents the rich sounds of the Cape and fuses rhythms and melodies from the rest of Africa to produce a sound that is unique and second to none.
Experience the magical journey as they take you on a roller coaster ride exploring the music of the legendary group; “Tananas” as well as ‘Soon to be recorded’ fresh compositions by the trio. Bring along an open mind and your dancing shoes
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[Image courtesy of Slow Life]


Habsani Indian Cuisine Extravaganza
We are back by popular demand!! Be sure to get your entrance ticket to the Habsani Indian Cuisine Extravaganza on the 20th August 2017 at Islamia College! For only R20 (kids free) enter a world of traditional flavours!! Be sure not to miss the food demonstration that will take place on the hour from 11 till 2. See you there!


Nicolette Bremer – Solo Sunday
NICKY BREMER is an accomplished pianist and vocalist with musical routes in Classical, Gospel and Jazz. She is currently part of The Kim Swartz Project, where she has found a platform which allows her to express her music range. Her style ranges from Diana Krall, Nina Simone and Sade to Ella Fitzgerald. She has fronted a jazz quartet and enjoyed performing at various wine estates and up-market hotels for weddings and private functions.


Jesse Jordan live at Im Eimer
An afternoon filled with good food, good music and good beer!
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[Image courtesy of Im Eimer]


Astrology for Beginner’s Workshop
Join me, Margarita Celeste, for a fun, insightful and exciting 2 hour Astrology for Beginner’s Workshop at the beautiful Amber Moon Healing Centre in Gordon’s Bay!

The workshop is great for those who are simply curious about the art, or want to understand more about themselves using this amazing and powerful art.


Jake Gunn & Devin Smith live at The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Jake Gunn is an up-and-coming blues rock musician hailing from the northern suburbs of Cape Town. After discovering rock ‘n roll at a young age, he was inspired to start playing guitar and worked tirelessly to improve his skill. This finally led to him joining the Lyzyrd Kyngs (Piet Botha & Akkedis) in 2010. He spent a year under the mentorship of these veteran musicians and has further performed over 100 gigs with Piet Botha, still playing with him to this day.
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[Image courtesy of Jake Gunn and MyMusicMatrix.com]


Ashleigh Pitchen Live at Catherina’s at Steenberg
Acoustic vibes at a beautiful venue with their Sunday Feasts. Be sure to book a table. 
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[Image courtesy of Ashleigh Pitchen Music]


Monday 21 August 2017
Comedy Benefit Showcase

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a once-off Comedy Benefit Showcase at the iconic Fugard Studio Theatre at 8pm on August 21st. Featuring the comic talents of Rob van Vuuren, Nik Rabinowitz, Sne Dladla, Shimmy Isaacs, Daniel Mpilo Richards, Yaaseen Barnes and Cj Benson, this stellar line up of some of South Africa’s best comedians is certain to keep the audience in stitches.
Tickets are R150 and on sale through Computicket. Proceeds will support Clowns Without Borders South Africa’s Ubuntu Clown Fun(d) which sends artists to communities affected by crisis in South African and internationally.
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[Image courtesy of Clowns Without Borders South Africa]


Mathys Roets & Matthys Maree in Songs of Leonard Cohen | Die Boer
In 2016 is die groot musiekgees Leonard Cohen oorlede, maar as Mathys Roets dit kan verhelp, sal sy stem nooit stil word nie.

“Sy woorde het nie ʼn vervaldatum nie,” sê Mathys. “Sedert ek amper dertig jaar gelede Suzanne die eerste keer gehoor het, het ek net gewéét ek wil sy stories, sy pyn, sing. Cohen was alles behalwe konvensioneel, altyd op soek na antwoorde. In my lewe, het hy my geleer om altyd die antwoord te gaan soek.


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


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


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


Tuesday 22 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.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]


Quiz Night | The Forex Bar
A single weak link in a Quiz team can potentially squander the title! Choose your team mates wisely. Free shots, spot prizes and a R200 bar tab up for grabs! Quizzing starts
at 20:00 so be sure to pull in early.


Beer School
If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the magical amber liquid you love so much, Beerhouse is offering you the chance to find out all about beer…..for FREE!!
Join our weekly Beer School for free tasting and discussion about the brewing process, beer styles and the difference between good and bad beer.
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]


Tuesday’s with The Rivertones at Plant
Every Tuesday evening we celebrate #raggae and up the vibe at Plant. Join us for a fun night with The Rivertones and a delicious #plantstrong meal with your favourite drink.
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[Image courtesy of Plant]


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


Wrestle your brain with the Amazing Beerhouse Pub Quiz from 7PM, hosted by OMG Quiz Nights. Cool prizes to be won, including a R500 Beerhouse voucher. R40 Cover Charge.
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]


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


Mares and Foals Tour
Join us for a guided Stud Farm Walk, meet some of the newly born foals and their dams, and find out more about our Champion sires, Var and Oratorio. Finish off the walk with a tutored tasting and a light lunch. Bookings are Essential. Tickets cost R300 per person. Please contact us to make a booking. winery@avontuurestate.co.za | 021 855 3450


Mathematical models in daily life : from biology to politics
Come and join us at the fifth ResearchNight.it organized by the Network of Italian Researchers in the Cape – NIRC and the Italian Consulate in Cape Town. The Centre for the Book at 62 Queen Victoria Street (Gardens) will host a talk by Prof Fabio Bagarello, Full Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Palermo, Italy. The talk, which will be given in English, will start at 6 pm and will be followed by a Q&A. A glass of wine before and/or after the talk will also be provided.


Art Deco Tour – Culture Connect SA
Led by heritage architect, Prof Andre van Graan, our architectural tour focuses on outstanding examples of moderne architecture in Cape Town’s centre. We’ll visit a range of buildings, from Mutual Heights (the tallest building in Africa when it was built, 1939) to Mullers shop which is still an optometrist, its original purpose.


Creative Dramatic Workshop
CREATIVE DRAMATICS (AGES 7-9)  | TUESDAY | 2:45- 3:45PM
Kids are the masters of play and curiosity. This workshop series encourages inventiveness and originality through the world of theatre focusing on the essentials of acting and crafting. Kids learn what it means to be theatre-makers by create puppets and masks while learning to use their body and voices to make their stories come to life.


Money for Bali and David Bunting live at the Waiting Room
Money for Bali are teaming up with Dave Bunting to fill your ear canals with music which will hopefully fill you with enough vibe that you can finally approach the person that you are so longing to send that sneaky… slimy….DM #slide
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[Image courtesy of Money for Bali]


Chocolate Adventure
Join us for an adventure in chocolate around Cape Town.
The day will be to get women together and you may choose to stay with us for the full day or just be part of one of the stops.


Mompreneur’s Gather
This Women’s Day Month we are celebrating Mompreneurs!
mumpreneur /mʌmprəˈnəː/
(noun informal) noun: mompreneur
Definition: A woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her young child or children.
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[Image courtesy of Small Business Collective]


Miss Representation
IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S MONTH | TIME TO REDESIGN OUR SOCIETY!
FRUIT(N)ATION and PEACEJAM SA, in collaboration with Open Design Cape Town, will present a free screening of the film “Miss Representation”. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. Join us for an eye-opening look at how society portrays women and girls in mainstream media and leadership roles.


Biological Diversity Talk
“Biological diversity” means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part: this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.


Wednesday 23 August 2017
Hakkiesdraad comes to Town

Hakkiesdraad Hartman hails from Knsyna with 2 friends who are musicians! They will be taking the Jolly Carp by storm with their show on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 8pm! Watch this space for more info! Tickets are R100 and the show includes a main meal. We are serving a great Durban curry & basmati rice with sambals! There will be soup on sale & wholewheat bread. Dessert & koeksisters will be sold plus tea, coffee, hot chocolate & milo! Corkage of R10 per bottle if you wish to bring in something stronger. Dont miss this performance guaranteed to relieve whatever stress we are carrying!
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[Image courtesy of Jolly Carp Organic Market]


SCTalks Women in Tech
“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama
We agree with Michelle’s words and for Women’s Month, we are giving a platform to women who are breaking boundaries in the male-dominated technology industry. Women-led coding academies, flourishing female-founded tech businesses and young women who are disrupting the status quo are proof that a woman’s place is wherever she wants it to be.

We invite women from all career backgrounds, students and other young women to join us as we upack the challenges and celebrating the major wins of Women in Tech.
Yes, men are welcome!
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[Image courtesy of Silicon Cape]


Stephen Murdoch | Mischa | Jess Deary & the Nobodies
Live Acoustic Sessions at the Gin Bar.

A beautiful, intimate space where singer songwriter’s, Stephen Murdoch, Mischa and Jess Deary will each share songs they’ve written and songs they love.
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[Image courtesy of Mischa Dream Folk]


Earth Fair Market Tokai | Open every Wednesday 3-8pm | Expect to find good local artisanal products, great activities for the kids and a wonderful vibey atmosphere to enjoy.
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[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]


Beerhouse Comedy Club
Chase away the mid week blues at the #BeerhouseComedyClub from 8.30PM! Kolping Mbumba Comedy presents a killer super funny line up. R40 Cover Charge
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[Image courtesy of Beerhouse]


A Handful of Keys
Multiple awards and love letters from the critics and adulation from audiences have poured in for this “brilliant, hilarious and virtuoso celebration of the piano.” The show unravels as a constant surprise with devastating wit and musical mastery; from piano pyrotechnics to inspiring inventiveness – a two-hour firework display of excitement, energy and sheer mind-blowing talent.


Phil de Lange – The “Phil Spectrum”
Originally from Bloemfontein, Phil is now a “local ” and lives in Vredehoek. He has performed at some of South Africa’s best comedy venues and theatres including Cape Town Comedy Club, Goliath Comedy Club, Parkers, The Soweto Theatre, Artscape and The Baxter Theatre. His festival sets have always gone down well at Rocking The Daisies, Synergy, and the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
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[Image courtesy of Deerpark Café]


Johan Smith Leef Intensioneel / Live Intentionally
Dr. Johan Smith gaan vanaf Augustus tot Oktober 2017 ‘n reeks van 7 sessies met die tema “Leef Intensioneel” aanbied. SARO se CPTD punte kan verdien word as deel van ons projek oor Waardegedrewe Skole. Koste R120.00 per persoon. Ouers ook welkom om by te woon. Besprekings op ons webblad www.fedsas.org.za/events. Kontak Ronèl Bornman
Administratiewe Beampte FEDSAS Wes-Kaap/Western Cape
Sel / Cell: 082 2270 848 / wcape3@fedsas.org.za


Love Explained
Come join us in an intimate space for an interactive reality check on love with this renowned author, speaker and entrepreneur. It will get you thinking , laughing, questioning, learning and celebrating love and yourself.


Tarot Coffee Morning
Join Susan and me for a cup of coffee and a chat with similarly minded women. Bring your cards or questions and have a relaxing morning of laughter and information. Small fee of R50 to go towards the coffee and cake


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 | 13 – 25 August 2017
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.
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[Image courtesy of Open Design Cape Town]


Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard Fashion Show
We welcome you to come and join us for our much anticipated 2017 Fashion Show this August. Prepare yourselves for an unforgettable night of fashion, fun and entertainment.


Cape Construction Conference | 23 – 24 August 2017
The Cape Construction Expo 2017 is an unprecedented opportunity to access the entire Western Cape construction ecosystem from project owner to contractor in a unique setting allowing for prestigious visibility, interactive networking and on-site demonstrations.


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


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


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


Alma Cafe posts their events as the week progresses.


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


Oroboros Tapas Bar events line up can be found here.


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


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


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


Cafe Roux Sessions | Noordhoek and Cape Town
Showcasing our country’s biggest, as well as new up-and-coming bands, musicians & comedians in such an intimate & personal setting. Café Roux Sessions encompass the collective passions: world class music, great food, wonderful wine…all shared with people you really enjoy!
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[Image courtesy of Cafe Roux]


Jack Black Beer list of events can be seen here.


Grandwest CasinoLive bands every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Start off your weekend on the right note at Jackson Hall and get your dose of DJ and live entertainment. Their live band covers some of the best known Jazz Standards as well as some newer popular songs.


Mercury Live Cape Town events line up on their Facebook page.


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


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


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

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.

The UCT Winter School | 18 August 2017
The University of Cape Town’s new Winter School is only a few weeks away. It is designed to give a mid-year boost to the pleasures and mental stimulation annually experienced by so many at the acclaimed January Summer School, a Cape Town institution for over 60 years.

CTCS: Cape Town Tango Ensemble | 19 August 2017
The Cape Town Tango Ensemble return to the CTCS stage as part of our celebrations of presenting concerts at the Baxter for 40 years.

Back by popular demand, the group will perform a programme of tango inspired chamber music featuring well known and new works, and following the concert there will be an open Milonga in the foyer – so bring your shoes and dance the night away.

Fiela se Kind | 22 – 26 August 2017
God vergewe ons baie, maar God vergewe ons nie die kwaad wat ons `n kind aandoen nie. Die bruin vrou Fiela Komoetie het haar wit vondelingkind Benjamin met liefde en trots grootgemaak, tot die dag nege jaar later dat die sensusmanne hom kom haal het. “Hulle het hom net kom vat … sommer net so!” het Fiela Komoetie gese.

SACM: THE SAMRO UCT BIG BAND
The UCT Big Band, directed by Mike Rossi plays a variety of big band Jazz styles, featuring compositions and arrangements by SAMRO members.


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


Kalk Bay Theatre
180 Punchlines | 15 – 18 August 2017
Committie returns with an hour of non-stop comedy madness! With his inimitable hi-energy physicality and frenetic word-play, Committie riffs on skinny jeans, Banting ball-aches, economy class breadrolls and much more…

James Grace | 19 August 2017
Acclaimed guitarist and two time SAMA nominee James Grace makes a welcome return to the Kalk Bay Theatre for the launch of ‘Chilled’, his sixth solo guitar studio album. ‘Chilled’ also celebrates 10 years of Grace’s independently owned and operated record label, Stringwise Records.

His Master’s Voice | 22 August – 9 September 2017
For the lovers of music and everything that goes with it. Dancing, Swaying, clapping, wooping and wooo-ing. We bring you another FollowSpot high energy, fun-filled crowd pleasing music show. If you loved Elton and Friends, this one is for you. And if you hadn’t already noticed the totally amazing and brilliant Lucy Tops (AbsoLucy, Bette, Big Girls, Face The Music, Another Day and Camp Carrawak) is back on the Kalk Bay Theatre stage to dazzle and delight.


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.

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.

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.

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER | 17 – 26 August 2017
The myth of the cursed sea captain and his ghostly ship comes home to the Cape of Good Hope, in a spectacular new production in the Naspers Grand Masters series. Cape Town Opera Associate Music Director Tim Murray leads the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra through the tempestuous straits of Wagner’s elemental score, while Matthew Wild’s new production unleashes the ghosts of Dutch colonialism in the modern Mother City.

Dizu Plaatjies Indigenous Orchestra | 19 August 2017
The Indigenous Orchestra Concert with Dizu Plaatjies will showcase the talents of 30 indigenous musicians and dancers alike. These artists have been mentored by Artscape’s Artist in Residence, Dizu Plaatjies, and the concert will feature traditional instruments like the Kudu Horn, Mbira and various bows.

The Western Cape Old Mutual National Choir Festival | 20 August 2017
Western Cape Community Choirs compete for the Provincial Honours. Winners in the Standard Category proceed to the National Finals. The Large Category Choirs form part of the National League, and those that make the top ten proceed to the National Finals in December 2017.


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.


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


Galloway Theatre
Pop-Up Improv at the Galloway | 18 – 19 August 2017
Improguise is back and this time they are bringing the music. Two nights of musical shows to bend your brain that these songs are being made up on the spot along with music that is being improvised. This is Improv at its most dangerous and you do not want to miss out.


Jamrock Theatre | Performance Art Theatre in Brackenfell
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[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
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[Image courtesy of Labia Theatre]


‘Dirty Laundry’ Drama Production | 17 – 19 August 2017
A naïve Actress finds herself on a vast, bare stage. She thinks she might be late for an audition, but cannot be sure. The shadowy space of the theatre looms large and threatens to engulf her, until the arrival of an enchanted Wardrobe Mistress who insists on fitting the Actress for roles she might play.


Just Dance – School Production | 23 – 25 August 2017
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[Image courtesy of Table View High School]


Footloose the Musical | 18 – 19 August 2017
High School Presentation: 
Disclaimer: A stage adaptation of Footloose the Musical.
“Footloose: The Musical” is presented by arrangement with DALRO, representing R&H THEATRICALS, New York, and all authorised performance materials have been supplied by DALRO (Pty) ltd.,www.dalro.co.za


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


Art Exhibitions
Chavonnes Battery Museum
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

50 intriguing images in 10 categories, 3 exclusively British Waters, with underwater behavior and two new categories for Portrait and Compact, 100 finalists were selected from 20 countries including South Africa, Mexico, Finland, Indonesia, Egypt, Sudan, Norway, Canada, France, Italy and the UK.
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[Image courtesy Chavonnes Battery Museum]


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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[Image courtesy of Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection]


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

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


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.
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[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.
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[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.

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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