What’s On Wednesday 23 – 30 Aug 2017

You’ve found it! A weekly list of events in one spot on a blog that 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.

Theatre

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


TWEE | Die Boer
Een van ons land se gewildste nuwe duo’s. Afrikaanse folk musiek op sy beste.
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[Image courtesy of Die Boer]


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.


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


Dara live at The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
For the first time on the Thirsty Oyster stage we introduce Dara.
It started as a band of 3 members and is now just one individual member. ( Dara) She was raised in a family where music was a priority and was put into classical piano at the age of 4. She’s had very basic singing training which started at the age of 15. Dara still pursues her classical music ( both piano and vocals) but this is not her predominant focus. She’s had a passion for singing and accompanying herself on piano ( and guitar) since primary school and the passion has never died!
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[Image courtesy of Dara Under the Tree and MyMusicMatrix.com]


Thursday 24 August 2017
Jazz Night | Jack Black Beer
We’re getting funky on Thursday with some jazzy tunes to sooth your soul.
This week we have the amazing The Hot Club of Cape Town on stage laying down some soulful sounds. 🎷🎸 🎺🎻
Don’t miss out, book your seat here: taproom@jackblackbeer.com / 021 286 1220.
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[Image courtesy of Jack Black Beer]


My Business Expo & Business StartUp Show : Cape Town
Africa’s largest event for anyone starting or growing a business. More than 150 interactive exhibits, sessions and seminars. It’s the place to be and how to get ahead. Only online registration is FREE. Get your ticket NOW!


Mojo Market: Delphic Comedy Evening
In anticipation of the 2017 National Delphic Comedy Championships – Cape TownMojo Market, in collaboration with Art Africa, The National Delphic Council Of South Africa and The Mojo Hotel will be hosting a FREE ENTRY comedy evening featuring 9 comedians from across South Africa!
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[Image courtesy of Mojo Market ]


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


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!


Stellar evening walkabout
Join Southern Guild for a walkabout with some of our local design heroes featured in Stellar, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition in its new space at GUILD in the V&A Waterfront Silo District. Hear the designers talk you through this milestone show during Open Design Cape Town.
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[Image courtesy of Southern Guild and Open Design Cape Town]


Guest Speaker Series with Jamie Marais
From ultra-endurance athletes, wildlife conservationists and adventure enthusiasts, prepare yourself for a winter of fascinating tales, lives less ordinary and incredible journeys at One&Only Cape Town with the Guest Speaker Series.
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[Image courtesy of One&Only Cape Town]


Albert Frost Exclusively Unplugged Solo Performance
Albert Frost & Youngblood Arts and Culture Development presents an Exclusively Unplugged Performance at Youngblood featuring various acoustic instruments.
Musical material that will range from blues and folk to rock and pop. A unique blend of Albert’s blues and rock songs performed and delivered in an acoustic style.
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[Image courtesy of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development]


Summertime in Spring
The CPO’s Spring Symphony season is being opened by the youngest of today’s sensational trumpeters … Lucienne Renaudin Vary, aged 18. She’ll play the Hummel Trumpet Concerto and Rachmaninov Romance with the Cape Town Philharmonic, under the direction of its principal guest conductor Bernhard Gueller. Also on the programme are the overture to Mozart’s divine comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, and the gigantic Eroica Symphony, Beethoven’s Third. Rodney Trudgeon will offer his normal entertaining and informative pre-concert talk at 19:15.
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra]


Staff Exhibition August 2017
We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the work produced by the Orms Cape Town School of Photography staff and alumni. Our exhibitors include Alessandra Griffin, Carla Eagles, Cate Rochat, Cie Vos, Chad Rossow, Daleen Nel Hall, Deepali Malde, Dominique Edwards, Eugene van der Merwe, Frank Krummacher, Gerhardt Coetzee, Illana Welman, Jess Holdengarde, Matt Slater, Nicole Clare Fraser, Rita Pienaar, Ryan Shaw, Sean Shannon, Shanice Da Silva and Vanessa Cowling.

Their work will also be available to acquire, learn more by scrolling through the work on our website! http://ctsp.co.za/staff-exhibition-august-2017-lecturers-alumni/


Friday 25 August 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Live Music Fridays | Astrafunk and The Space Cats
Jump on the Astrafunk and the Space Cats spaceship to expect the unexpected as they take you on a cosmic journey of raw and bluesy vocals, 90’s era hip hop inspired flows, and sexy horn solos. Watch and dance in ecstasy as these four bring down intergalactic flavours and throw them in a looping pot for what is an unforgettably soul touching experience.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys and Astrafunk and The Space Cats]


Benefit Concert
Proceeds from the event are for the benefit of the children at the Fikelela Child & Youth Care Centre and Zonnebloem Cluster Foster Care Facility.


Sanlam Portrait Award Top 40 Group Exhibition
An exhibition showcasing the Top 40 Selected portraits from the Sanlam Portrait Award 2017, including the winning work and Top 5 (Which will be announced on the 24th August). Cash and Coffee Bar Available.  Set Dinner Menu at Yoco Eatery – Bookings only: 021 975 6322. Menu will be determined closer to the time.


CORKS & FORKS – Night Market🍴🍔
🔥🔥OFFICIAL LAUNCH🔥🔥
Your monthly treat to good music, some quality wine & beer and a range of awesome chow. Round up some of your mates at the office and pop around to unwind or bring the family get a comfy area and just relax 🙂
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[Image courtesy of Canvas Event Space CPT]


The Undercover Trio Live @ The Bay Sportsbar
Back by popular demand. We play classic rock and pop. Great restaurant and great drinks prices. Come and join us for a great evening’s entertainment.
Lint Konemann Guitar and vocal | Ant Kinsey Bass and vocal | Gary Beckman Drums
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[Image courtesy of The Undercover band]


Destination 90’s Revival
Are you yearning for something fun and different?
Is your soul longing for an intimate experience that makes you feel good deep down inside?

Then join us for a great FriYay night of music that resonates with your soul… and makes you wanna shake your hips?
Enjoy contemporary Art fused with great fashion, dynamic personalities and be engulfed in soulful music on upper Bree.
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[Image courtesy of  The Neon Factory]


BDCL at Armchair with Frances ClareObzviously Armchair
Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions is an Afro/Indie pop-rock band from Cape Town. Along with performances at events such as Oppikoppi, Park Life, Splashyfen, Rocking the Daisies and Bushfire, BDCL recently toured the UK independently. The band is also set to release their debut EP, Rise, in September 2017. Don’t miss out on their one night performance at Armchair in Observatory!
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[Image courtesy of Frances Clare and Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions]


“The Art of Civilised Bushwhacking” Mystery Event
You are invited to an evening of murder and secrecy as you enter into a world fraught with suspicion and poker-faced liars.

In 1947 at the start of the cold war, the stakes get even higher at an underground poker game for billionaires held at a secret location in Singapore.
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[Image courtesy of Bepartofthemystery]


Game Tech Day 2017
Today, the technologies used in the creation of digital entertainment is being applied to many other areas, including medical research, psychotherapy, architecture, engineering, social planning, education and many others.

Now more than ever, strategists, managers, business owners, teachers and government officials need to understand the impact GAME TECHNOLOGY can have on careers for young South Africans and South African businesses alike, when used correctly!
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[Image courtesy of Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts]


The FINAL FEAST
WE’RE BACK FOR THE LAST TIME THIS YEAR! Cape Town’s cozy months have grown to love the Night Feast tradition, and we are proud to say we are back with a series of four on the LAST FRIDAY of every month throughout the winter season.

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


Jesse Jordan live at The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Fresh off his German tour, Jesse Jordan will be joining us on the Thirsty Oyster stage for a rip-roaring Friday night! Music starts at 9pm.

So after discovering that he loved writing songs in high school and taking some guitar lessons, Jesse could sense that he was embarking on a journey to follow his dreams.
From winning a national talent competition & getting a major record deal to starting the JJB (Jesse Jordan Band) and recording 4 albums, hundreds of live shows in countless live music venues, festival stages & Parties, Jesse honed his ability to entertain & give 150% in every performance.
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[Image courtesy of Jesse Jordan Official and MyMusicMatrix.com]


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!
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[Image courtesy of Mustacchio Caffe and Cape Town Swing]


Ukhamba Beerworx Comedy & Music
Come and join us for an evening full of laughter and finest music! With comedian Natangwe Leo Kapembe and Dubmasta China behind the turntables!
After this night your life will never be the same again! Utywala Bethu!


Absolutely Fabulous DuoJeremiahs
First Time Appearance from The Absolutely Fabulous Duo…Come Along And Check It Out…New Experiences, Great Vibes And Awesome Memories To Be Created
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[Image courtesy of Jeremiahs and Absolutely Fabulous DUO]


Saturday 26 August 2017
Underground Hip Hop
The best of Underground Hip-Hop event is a Bring n Braai Family Day where THE SOCIAL followers, family & friends can meet up socially in a very laid-back atmosphere at the Jolly Carp Market!
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[Image courtesy of Jolly Carp Organic Market]


Ottoman Slap liveCamel Rock
Their eclectic musical offering includes traditional pieces and adaptations of folk songs from places such as Romania, Andalusia and Algeria, as well as original compositions influenced by Balkan and Middle Eastern music.
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[Image courtesy of Camel Rock and Ottoman Slap]


Sisterhood
To all the amazing girls out there; we would love to take the opportunity to invite you and all the women in your world to what will be an incredibly significant, fun and inspiring Sisterhood morning!
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[Image courtesy of Hillsong Church South Africa]


Comedy at the Blue Bird
Stuart Taylor will be headlining Comedy at the Blue Bird for August. Most well known for the TV show ‘Going Nowhere Slowly’, Stuart has also featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival & the Berlin International Comedy Festival, in addition to being one of Cape Town’s favourites on the local comedy scene.
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[Image courtesy of Comedy at the Market and Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market]


Portrait 100 Exhibition Opening
60 of the Top 100 Portraits selected during the Sanlam Portrait Award 2017 will be exhibited at Michaelis Galleries in Cape Town.


Rosa Choir in Concert
The Rosa Choir is vibrant, multi-cultural and sings in 3 languages English,Afrikaans and isiXhosa. They return to Novalis by popular demand after their sold out show in November 2016. The Junior Rosa Choir will also perform on the night.
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[Image courtesy of Rosa Choir Project]


Cape Town Consciousness Café/NNI
Too often, our roller-coaster emotions about life in South Africa are confined to social media rants and ‘braai’ chats with friends.

Consciousness Café is a space where groups of strangers are guided to express themselves freely on matters affecting the racial, spiritual, relational, cultural and political fibre of South Africa today.
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[Image courtesy of Consciousness Café SA]


The Collective Unconscious
A public lecture, and interactive discussion on the foundational Jungian idea of the Collective Unconscious. No need to book. Please arrive 15 mins early to register: R200 cash on registration, at the door, on the day.


Secret Sunrise Activate
Once again we are back to boogy at the beautiful St James Beach this August and Its Action August Peeps.Come along and join us in celebrating the beauty of the rising sun while dancing and connecting to nature and each other.
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[Image courtesy of Secret Sunrise Cape Town]


Iris House – de Vere Acuma Grand Ball
Iris House and our event sponsor de Vere Acuma Group South Africa invite you to join us for an evening of luxury and top class entertainment. This year’s annual ball (Our 6th to date) promises to be even more spectacular than ever. Our theme this year is “Crystal” dress for the theme or dust of your tux and ball gowns, glamour and fun are the order of the night. Our venue is the Five Star Table Bay Hotel, who will ensure our guests feel like royalty.


Keziah Petersen Music & Friends
On the 26th August 2017, Keziah Petersen Music will have its launch in the Reeler Theatre, at Rondebosch Boy’s High. Tickets to this event cost R150.00. This includes a copy of Keziah Petersen’s newly released single #BiggestFan , a goodie bag, snacks, and beverages.
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[Image courtesy of Keziah Petersen Music]


Arno Carstens Live at The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit Hole presents The Arno Carstens Trio
Arno’s set includes the hits from his career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some popular cover tracks. Arno performs a bilingual set, and includes tracks from his brand new Afrikaans album “Die Aandblom 13”.


Swing Night!
UCT Swing Dance Society, in collaboration with Cape Town Swing, brings you a swing dance social for the UCT community! Everyone is welcome, and UCT SDS members get free entry.
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Swing and UCT Swing Dance Society]


Oldies But Goldies – A Trip Down Memory Lane
The dynamic duo James Marais and Monique Cassels return once again to perform their fantastic and hugely popular Elvis and Rock ‘n Roll Tribute show “Oldies but Goldies: A Trip Down Memory Lane”.
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[Image courtesy of Al’s Place Restaurant]


Blisters for Bread
The annual Peninsula School Feeding Scheme Blisters for Bread is in it’s 49th year and the aim this year is to emphasize four areas in which food enables children to reach their true potential.


Hop and Vine Festival
We will be showcasing an array of locally focused producers of wine, MCC, craft beer, cider, spirits and liqueurs, delicious tapas, taste portions and pairings.

There will be live music to keep everyone entertained while enjoying and sampling the fine products on show. The rugby will also be screened live so there will be no excuse for the hubby to stay at home 😉
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[Image courtesy of  Constantia Valley]


The August Official Second Hand Market
The Monthly Official Second hand market taking place in Kenilworth!
Bring your friends, family and dogs. There will be a live band as well as delicious food and Beverages. Make sure to BRING CASH as there is no ATM on the venue.
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[Image courtesy of Second hand]


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 27 August 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!
Next Beer Pong Competition coming soon.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]


Restorative Women’s Morning
A replenishing and revitalizing space for all women who give selflessly in their professional lives and to their loved ones. Being a compassionate woman is so rewarding, but we must balance this with taking time to reflect and restore so that we may continue to give fully without becoming exhausted and overwhelmed.
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[Image courtesy of Cath Valentine Coaching]


Hits after hits Revival Reggae night
Mad Sunday Cpt brings you Old Skool night playing hits after hits from 80s, 90s, millennium Reggae Dancehall hits hosted by Bashmouth Sound, Ras Reggie, Dubber Fabulous, AdrianBitz, DJ Davie and Jairation
#special_guest Buffalo Souljah Rullin Sound


Anton Goosen en Reënboogkinders
Kom geniet ‘n aand saam met Anton Goosen en die Reënboogkinders met Winston Siljeur Project, Julanie J en ander gaskunstenaars by D’Aria, Durbanville.
Hierdie spesiale event is ten bate van die Eiland Kinderhuis in St Helenabaai. Kaartjies te koop by iticketssa.com @ R150pp


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.


21st Century Creatives 2nd Annual Womxns Event
African Inspired Dreams presents 21st century creatives 2nd Womxns month celebration in Cape Town. On the 27th of August Sunday come and spend a late afternoon early evening with us at 6 Spin street. Our theme this year is 21st century creatives BLACK HAIR. The event will be lined up with a variety of activities such as Panel discussions, Exhibitions and Live performances. Come network and celebrate being a womxn. For more information follow our timeline.
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[Image courtesy of African Inspired Dreams]


The Sunday Brews
Topic: How to identify good vs bad coffee.
Learn about how growing, processing, storage and roasting determine coffee quality.
Includes a tasting related to the topic.
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[Image courtesy of Origin Coffee Roasters]


Rands Birthday Celebration With AKA Live
We are celebrating our second birthday and you’re invited; since August 2015 we’ve opened our gates to everyone to enjoy our lifestyle space, and thanks to you we’ve grown to be the Mecca of outdoor events.
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[Image courtesy of Rands Cape Town]


Expression Session Kuila – August
Come and celebrate Capetonian talent at the next installment of ESK!
Expression Session is a community of creatives that provides a space for artists of all kinds to express themselves in a warm, friendly environment.


Andre the G stringer live at Im Eimer
Lets close off the weekend with a bang as we let Andre entertain us with the latest music, greatest food and fresh cold beer on tap! Legendary Eisbein – bookings recommended!


Ottoman Slap brings Middle Eastern/ Balkan fusion to Cape Town
Cape Town-based Ottoman Slap will heal your wounds, allay your sorrows and soothe your soul as they weave their music, originating in the soul of itinerant folk musicians and travellers. Their eclectic musical offering includes traditional pieces and adaptations of folk songs from places such as Romania, Andalusia and Algeria, as well as original compositions influenced by Balkan and Middle Eastern music.
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[Image courtesy of Ottoman Slap and Casa Labia Cultural Centre]


Little Black Box live at The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Alrighty then!!! Little Black Box comprising of Nick, Steph & Steph (or is that Steph, Nick & Steph or Steph, Steph & Nick… OK… You get the general idea!) are back at The Thirsty Oyster Tavern to enthrall, croon, rock and move you out of the weekend.
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[Image courtesy of Nick & Steph and MyMusicMatrix.com]


Playing the Matrix – Cape Town
You are invited to join Mike Dooley, author of the Notes from the Universe, as he delves into his latest material: Playing the Matrix: And Getting What You (Really) Want, a program designed to walk you through the entire process of reality creation—from thought to manifestation!
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[Image courtesy of  Mike Dooley]


High Tea Fundraiser
Retina SA Western Cape Branch will be hosting a High Tea with a Denim and Diamonds and there are prizes up for grabs for the best dressed host/hostess and also for the best decorated table.

We have an amazing Guest Speaker and a bumper entertainment programme you won’t want to miss. Host a table and stand a chance to win amazing prizes.


Monday 28 August 2017
Beefcakes Comedy Nik Rabinowitz, Alan Committie, Shimmy Isaacs
Beefcakes Comedy Night Nik Rabinowitz | Alan CommittieShimmy Isaacs
R100 cover charge for show. Doors open 7pm Show 8pm. Plus burgers & bar available. Bookings essential.


Niche Varietal Masterclass
Join us for our next Masterclass on Monday 28th August for a unique look into the world of six of the most niche varietals cultivated on South African terroirs.
Expect some weird and wonderful things, and possibly a new favourite…
7pm – R120pp – Tickets are very limited.

Email Nick at ops@proofbar.co.za for tickets and queries.
Our regular drinks and food options will be available for enjoyment on the night.
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[Image courtesy of Proof Wine Bar]


Silent Protest Cape Town
The Silent Protest is a day-long anti-gender-based violence protest. The Protest was started in 2007 in order to highlight the epidemic of GBV in South Africa and publicly demonstrate solidarity with survivors.

The Cape Town protest is being organised in collaboration with UCT Sexual Assault Response Team and UCT Survivors.


War and Peace in Africa’s Great Lakes Region
The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, invites you and members of your organisation to a launch of the book War and Peace in Africa’s Great Lakes Region.


Rowan Stuart, Chris Werge, 3 Point Landing, J Beukes & J Baker
A night of entertainment by South African musos who have been touring the country and on radio.
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[Image courtesy of Barleycorn Music Club]


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


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


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


Tuesday 29 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]


Blues Tuesday – Feat: Raoul (Full Band) and Mean Black Mamba
Join 2 of SA’s Top Blues Outfits for the August edition of Blue Tuesday
Sharing the stage for the first time!!!! FEATURING: Raoul (Full Band) & Mean Black Mamba (Guy Collins)
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[Image courtesy of  The Local Element, Die Boer and Raoul]


Film Screening – Nick Cave – 20,000 Days on Earth
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.


Messy Play Workshop – Exploring your child’s sense of touch
In an increasingly screen-based world, children are at risk of exploring the sense of touch less, and yet, it is the biggest sensory system in the body and is a vital cog in the wheel of how young children learn.

Join creative parenting expert Nikki Bush, at Toy Kingdom Canal Walk in Cape Town for a fascinating parent workshop to explore the topic of sensopathic play
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[Image courtesy of Nikki Bush – Speaker and Toy Kingdom South Africa]


Honey – chocolate pairing
The best things come in pairs… we’re teaming up with Honest Chocolate for an evening that is all about honey and chocolate. You will get to taste some of the best honey and chocolate Cape Town has to offer, and learn a thing or two about bees, honey harvesting and how chocolate is made in the process!
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[Image courtesy of Gardener’s Glory]


Chamber Music Concert (Chisholm Recital Room / C7)
Arranged by Becky Steltzner. Admission FREE. Donations at the door in aid of the SACM Chamber Music Scholarship Fund will be most welcome.
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[Image courtesy of SACM]


Metagenics Stress Workshop
Join your Metagenics experts to participate in an interactive workshop helping you to evaluate your unique stress response.

To participate in this FREE event, please RSVP to Reena on reena@wellnesswarehouse.com for seating and catering purposes.

In addition to the workshop, one person will win a Metagenics Foundation Nutrition Hamper. There will also be Spot prizes on the day.
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[Image courtesy of Wellness Warehouse]


Mares and Foals Tour 2
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 | 021 855 345


Wednesday 30 August 2017
SomersetSessions presents Timothy De Monk – LIVE
Timothy De Monk is a 19-year-old alternative pop singer, songwriter & guitarist from Cape Town, South Africa. Timothy is signed to globally renowned record & publishing company THE DAVID GRESHAM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP.
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[Image courtesy of Proof Wine Bar]


UPRIGHT CITIZEN and other stories…
This performance forms part of the Medical Humanities lecture series and is hosted by the Institute of Creative Arts and the Anthropology Section of the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics of the University of Cape Town.
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[Image courtesy of Marc Hendricks]


The Art of Blending
Compass Box Whisky and The Cellars-Hohenort present, the Art of Blending
Discover the world’s most innovative Whisky Company and get to blend your very own Whisky. Venue, The Conservatory Restaurant.
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[Image courtesy of The Cellars-Hohenort and The Collection by Liz McGrath]


Central Library Book Club Meeting
Our topic for this month is Humour in South African writing.
Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.


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]


Final Winter Pop-Up Market
It’s the last time to grab ALL the best vintage winter gear!!!

With a unique selection from embroided denim jackets, shirts and dresses to oversized jerseys, bomber jackets, coats and fuurrrs! A wide selection from 60’s – 90’s and current fashion locally made too!


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]


Let’s Talk Beer!
Join us Every second Wednesday.  Free brewery tours and bar snacks between 6-7

For those of you not familiar with our Co-op, we are a home to a nano-brewery with 16 enthusiastic and talented brewers who brew a variety of craft beers that can be enjoyed in the adjacent Common Room.

As well as a few regular brews on tap, the Brewers are challenged to come up with something new and innovative that puts their brewing skills to the test and provides a fantastic range of beer styles that can be enjoyed in the company of fellow beer-lovers.
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[Image courtesy of Brewers Co-op]


25 LIVE – a night at the circus
Zip Zap Circus School and The Parlotones celebrate Zip Zap’s 25th Birthday with a magical mix of aerial and acrobatic artistry, choreographed to popular indie rock music. The performance – 25 LIVE – promises to be a unique marriage of circus art and LIVE music.

BOOK your ticket on Computicket and SHARE with your network to celebrate 25 years of Inspiring Kids For Life.
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[Image courtesy of Zip Zap Circus School and The Parlotones]


The Book Detectives at Deerpark Café
This is their second show after the their debut show “The Pothole” received critical acclaim. They have been to numerous Arts Festivals and have toured the country with their creatively written style of shows, a style that has been compared to a mixture of Dylan Moran’s “Black Books” and Charlie Kaufman’s “Being John Malkovich”.


Ward 77 Branch King Kong Fundraiser
Ward 77 branch fundraiser night as we go to watch “King Kong Legend of a boxer” at Fugard Theatre.
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[Image courtesy of DA City Bowl Branch – Ward 77]


Rude World Records Label Night
Rude World Records are doing a showcase of some talented artists on our label and the City; and we would love for you to come and support this heat.
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[Image courtesy of Rude World Records]


0-10km Beginners Registration
REMEMBER THAT TIME YOU SAID  “I’LL START TOMORROW!”
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[Image courtesy of Spartan Harriers]


Strooijonker Production at Youngblood Arts and Culture Development
Youngblood Arts & Culture is excited to collaborate with De Klerk Oelofse, Louw Venter & Rob van Vuuren, in this hilarious and heartbreaking AFRIKAANS comedy called ‘STROOIJONKER.’ It is a best man’s speech at a wedding that explores the relationship between love and despair…and then there is a lot … and we mean A LOT of sparkling wine involved …
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[Image courtesy of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development]


Wicked Wednesdays at Old Biscuit Mill
The #WickedWednesday spirit at The Old Biscuit Mill continues on the last Wednesday of every month from 4pm-9pm.

Indulge in extended retail hours, great discounts, limited special offers, wine and gin tastings, burger and beer pairings, live music and SO MUCH MORE…


Kizomba Party
Kizomba lovers! Enjoy a night of PURE lusophone LOVE with nothing but Kizomba, Tarraxa, Semba, Kuduro, Zouk bass and ghetto zouk, played by resident AND guest DJs! Party starts 20:30, bring your own booze and get your glasses; ice and mixers at our bar.
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[Image courtesy of Paradiso Academy]


Cape Town Community Night
Test games! Talk games! Make games!
This free monthly event as a meetup for all interested in making games of any shape, size or type. Is also a platform for anyone to speak but you need to inform them in the comments on their event page.
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[Image courtesy of Make Games South Africa]


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]


ATKV-Tienertoneelstreeksfees in Durbanville | 28 August – 2 September 2017
ATKV-Tienertoneel wil ’n liefde vir Afrikaanse toneelspel en -kyk by hoërskoolleerders kweek en gaan dit in 2017 tydens die streeksfeeste weer doen. Moenie die geleentheid misloop om jong, opkomende kunstenaars in aksie te sien nie. Verskeie skole gaan tydens die streeksfeeste sake uitspook om moontlik hul slag by die ATKV-Tienertoneelfinaal van 4 tot 7 Oktober by die Kunstekaap-teater in Kaapstad te gaan wys. Toegang is gratis.


Bridal Wedding Expo -Tyger Valley | 25 – 17 August 2017
Tyger Valley presents you with a glorious spread of all things bridal! Visit our stand and book your Free Bridal Fitting with Bridal Allure. Bring the entire family and get that wedding to-do list ticked off. Be prepared to be dazzled out of your wits with wedding inspiration, which includes some of the following exhibitors: gowns and suits, footwear and accessories, hair and make-up, transportation, decor, stationary and much more! Make your wedding day as easy and stress-free as possible with the help of Tyger Valley Centre!
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[Image courtesy of Dress Lady]


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.


Sunflower Music Festival ft: Vini Vici, Mandragora, Nok & more | 26 – 27 Aug 17
Spring symbolizes new beginnings and a rebirth of the Summer Spirit. For 2 days and 1 night, we all join together, embracing the transendance of Dance & Lights under the African Sun and Stars.

The experience of a lifetime on arrival at this scenic venue, boasting breathtaking greenery and majestic backdrops. Breaths of fresh air and the enchantment of mother nature will surround everyone.
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[Image courtesy of Sunflower Festival]


Decolonising Art Institutions | 24 – 26 August 2017
A series of event taking place between May and August at the Michaelis Galleries with partner institutions and venues comprising of Symposia, Exhibitions, Screenings, Discussions, publication & Winter School
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[Image courtesy of Michaelis Galleries]


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.


The line up this week at The Piano Bar
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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.


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.

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.

Carvin Goldstone Coloured President| 25 – 26 August 2017
2016 Comic of the Year nominee Carvin H Goldstone brings his sell out one man show Coloured President to Baxter Theatre. Fresh from his 2017 Australia Tour. A headline act across South Africa, this Durban based comedian will explore politics, family and life as a coloured person in South Africa. Carvin’s show is family friendly with no swearing or vulgarity.

Face for Radio | 21 August – 9 September 2017
Teacher turned Comedian, Dalin Oliver, is back with a few more lessons in his brand new stand-up comedy show, Face For Radio, following the sold out success of his debut one man show, I Came, I Taught, I Left.

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.

SACM The Cape Town Your Choir| 23 August 2017
The Cape Town Your Choir, directed by Leon Starker, celebrates the choral works of Hendrik Hofmeyr.

Documentary The Red Room | 28 August 2017
Documentary filmmaker Inge Theunissen follows the artistic director and his ensemble through a season where struggle and celebration go hand in hand. When Roel Voorintholt suffers a brain haemorrhage on 1 October 2013, there would seem to be little chance of him taking part in the celebrations for the 25th jubilee. But undeterred by this, he sets himself the personal goal of joining the jubilee festivities in October 2014.

Morning Melodies: Cape Town Opera Chorus | 30 August 2017
Winners of the 2013 International Opera Awards ‘Chorus of the Year’ this group has quickly emerged as one of the most compelling and varied vocal ensembles on the planet. Make sure you do not miss a morning with this amazing choir, who has performed all over the world and comes to the Morning Melodies stage for an exclusive concert.


Cape Town Barnyard
Big Top Rock | 24 August – 8 October 2017
The Barnyard Theatre proudly presents the return of its legendary rock and roll circus show – Big Top Rock; the rock concert with a difference! As with its previous installment and predecessor – Rock Circus – this hit show features live music, aerial acts, funky dance routines and an electrical atmosphere that will rock you like no other.
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Barnyard]


Kalk Bay Theatre
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!

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.

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.

Sundari – The Beauty of Dance| 30 August 2017
Sundari, meaning beautiful, is a melting pot of the best of everything, from the intricate and refined techniques of classical Indian dance to the vibrant and energetic music and costuming of Bollywood.
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[Image courtesy of Vadhini Indian Arts Academy]


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.

CINEMATIC MOTION | 23 Aug – 02 Sept 2017
Join us for a night at the movies!
​Inspired by Hollywood Motion Pictures, Cinematic Motion is a physical compilation of your favourite movie moments.


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]


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]

Fish People (2nd screening)
Join Wavescape for the screening of – Fish People  | A Film About Lives Transformed by the Sea
To some, the ocean is a fearsome and dangerous place. But to others, it’s a limitless world of fun, freedom and opportunity where life can be lived to the full. A new documentary presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy, FISHPEOPLE tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea.
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[Image courtesy of Wavescape Festival and Wavescape]


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


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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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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