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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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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!
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.
[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.
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”.
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.
[Image courtesy of Rude World Records]
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 …
[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 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.
[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.
[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.
Thursday 31 August 2017
Thursday Night Live
The Mess Café brings you Thursday Night Live, Cape Town’s hottest open mic sessions. 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!
[Image courtesy of The Book Shop]
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 Street and Church Street our home every Thursday.
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]
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
[Image courtesy of Noordhoek Community Market and Cape Point Vineyards]
Tchaikovsky for a winner
The third-prizewinner, at the age of 16, of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International, Daniel Kharitonov will play the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat in the second concert in the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphony Season. This concert will take place at the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday, August 31, under the direction of principal guest conductor Bernhard Gueller, The CPO will also play the overture to Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser and the Symphony no 8 in G by Dvořák.
[image courtesy of Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra]
Project Comedy Live In Observatory
Talking about their childhoods, relationships, current affairs etc. each comedian brings their own brand of humour to the stage in a way that will keep you in stitches throughout the show!
Women’s Month Event
200 farmwomen will engage with the SA Human Rights Commission, the Department of Labour and the Department of Agriculture about the Findings of research commissioned by WFP on the labour conditions of women farm workers. The findings reveal widespread violations of labour rights by commercial farmers.
Impact of the Fashion Industry on the environment
This Thursday join us as we take a look at the Impact of the Fashion Industry on the environment! We will be screening an enlightening documentary at Fuller Hall at 5pm where we will also provide some light refreshments.
Friday 1 September 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Sunday Times | Live Music Fridays
SundayTimes are back and we have even had some fans ask when they will be back so be sure to join us and find out why we love this rock ‘n roll cover band!
We will also have a melktertjie promo starting from 21h00 and be sure to party the rest of the night away with resident DJ Rean spinning the decks.
[Image courtesy of Dizzys and SundayTimes]
Amber Liadan Parr and Philip Moffett | Camel Rock
Amber Liadan has an authentic sound, rooted in her Rock and Folk heritage coming from both her musical parents. Her sound influences balance between Reggae, and rustic open pentatonic guitar tunings covering light and dark notes in congruent with her All – Powerful Voice.
Waterfront Walkabout and Zeitz MOCAA Talk
Explore the V&A Waterfront in a way that you never have before. Join us as Suzie Joubert, author of Waterfront Walkabout, guides us on a historical tour of one of Cape Town’s most popular attractions.
Beer Pong Friday
Join us at the Randy Warthog, our sociable bar and grill, for our a friendly game of Beer Pong. Expect an awesome night in a relaxed vibey atmosphere. Oh, and did we mention there are prizes up for grabs
[Image courtesy of Never at Home]
Saturday 2 September 2017
The Kickstands (DBN) Live at Camel Rock, Scarbourough
The Kickstands pride themselves on being able to perform at intimate venues as well as major festivals and showcase events. The have had the privilege to perform amongst and support some of South Africa’s most popular artists such as Goldfish, Just Jinjer, Goodluck, Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Arno Carstens, Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Desmond & the Tutus and Mango Groove.
Cape Town Poetry Slam!
We are looking for Cape Town’s Poetry Slam Champ! Three prelim slam’s will take place in three different locations and the top three from each prelim will go through to the final at Open Book Festival on the 9th September to battle it out for the title of Cape Town’s POETRY SLAM CHAMPION!
Spring Market at Vergenoegd
Get your Spring weekend off to a relaxing start with a visit to our Market. We’ll have a range of delicious food available as well as wine, craft beer, arts and crafts, plants and more! Come listen to some live music or join your kids in some fun activities!
Learn to play the colour coded ukulele
If you want to learn to play a musical instrument, come join us near the sunglasses for a free lesson on a Laughing Abe colour coded ukulele.
Spring Day at Signal Gun wine estate
MARK HAZE will be performing at Signal Gun wine estate as part of their annual Spring Day Celebration. Doing some acoustic stuff with my percussionist and loop station.
[Image courtesy of MARK HAZE]
The Skratch Up
Join us for a jam session this Saturday at Red Revenge Studios.
Open turntables, drum kits, mpcs, keyboards, you name it. We’re creating a community of turntablists and artists who wanna connect and jam on the regular. Don’t be shy.
[Image courtesy of Skratch Authority – DJ Academy]
The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre Woodstock Market
Find a unique gem of a market – compared to the best in Europe – a Platteland atmosphere, people and characters of note, trading like the good old days on the village square. You won’t get it more real, friendly and personal! Once you’ve been, we know you’ll be back for more!
[Image courtesy of The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre]
Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town
Is an independent initiative founded in 2006 by entrepreneurs Justin Rhodes and Cameron Munro, whose aim is to revive and reinvent the Public Market as a civic institution. This award-winning market features over 100 specialty traders every Saturday, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers and distributors, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, and micro enterprises.
[Image courtesy of Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town]
Earth Fair Market Tokai
A top quality market experience. We are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products, fresh produce shopping. Change the way you shop!
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]
Good Company Farmers Market
Is based in the cultural and historical hub of Cape Town. Situated in the company gardens you have access to amazing food, crafts and entertainment. Market is dog and child friendly with board games, yoga, food growing courses, pony rides, ball games, beer, wine and gin. Come and spend a day in the park and take in the historical monuments, views and the gardens to inspire you to go green. Open to discuss bespoke kiddies and adult parties alike. Please get in touch to arrange.
[Image courtesy of Good Company Farmers Market]
Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day
Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment.
[Image courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day]
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.
Imagine spending your Sunday afternoon listening to soothing choral sounds in the splendour of St. George’s Cathedral… The Cape Town Chamber Choir is presenting its first major concert of 2017 with works by Vittoria, Hassler, Palestrina, Pärt, Mäntyjärvi, and many more. Please join us for music that will touch the soul.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Chamber Choir]
Operation Milnerton Beach Clean up
Join us on Sunday for another beach clean! Gloves and bags supplied, just need extra hands 🙂🖖🏽…. Please do share the event – even if you can’t go, everyone knows someone in Cape Town.
[Image courtesy of Sacred Sister]
The September Obs-fficial Second Hand Market
With 70 odd stalls available and great second hand items available we recommend carpooling and bringing CASH as there is no ATM in the venue. Bring your kids as there is a play area on site.
Helen van Stolk, “The Gold that Binds Us”
You are invited to preview a solo exhibition of works by Helen van Stolk, “The Gold that Binds Us”, to be opened by Lesley Charnock on Sunday at 4.30pm at the Cape Gallery.
[Image courtesy of The Cape Gallery]
Monday 4 September 2017
Etymotic Mondays Poetry Jam Session
Etymotic Mondays started for the love of the Arts, artist collaborations, making the arts accessible, promoting and celebrating original conscious content. The backbone for the platform is poetry, performance poetry, spoken word, for the writers, authors, storytellers and poets in collaboration with musicians, visual artists, movement artists, performance arts in its totality.
[Image courtesy of Etymotic Mondays]
Improv Mondays by The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe for some improv shenanigans!
[Image courtesy of The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe]
Furniture Design Competition
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) and their partners, invites South African Designers to participate in the Furniture Design Competition. Entries are open.
Conscious Movie Night: Deepak Chopra – Secrets of Enlightenment
Every Monday evening there will be a talk, a documentary and a discussion after about a conscious subject! This to connect with ourselves and with others on an authentically and fun way.
[Image courtesy of FRANK.energy]
AnecNote Live at Barleycorn
Sasha sings and plays a variety of instruments from piano & violin through to guitar and drums, drawing inspiration from the acoustic styles of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Watershed and many more. Having been exposed to a broad spectrum of musical genres from a young age, her songwriting skills provide a youthful yet intriguing outlook on the world. Her imagination is far from being boxed in as she loves to see & hear her creations come to life!
Tuesday 5 September 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Tuesdays Karaoke Nights
Lively atmosphere, party scene and all around hangout spot for locals serving great food and beer. Expect to have some popular tunes and maybe not so popular vocals but we’re all about a good party and having fun.
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]
Tuesday’s with The Rivertones at Plant
Every Tuesday evening we celebrate #raggae and up the vibe at Plant. Join us for a fun night with The Rivertones and a delicious #plantstrong meal with your favourite drink.
[Image courtesy of Plant]
Public Reading of “Exit” by Grizelda Grootboom
Public reading and discussion: Grizelda Grootboom on her book “Exit”
Last week Grizelda Grootboom, 35, launched her book, “Exit”, documenting her ordeal as a victim of human trafficking and drug addiction.
Live Entertainment Every Tuesday Night
Live Entertainer, Peter Wyness, the only original one-man band, originally from Durbanville. No Backtracks. What you see is what you get. Unplugged.
No cover charge.
Wednesday 6 September 2017
Unfinished Volume 5
UNFINISHED is a platform to share and connect people through dance and music. Dancers & Musicians never meet before the performance. Everything comes together on the night. Expect the unexpected.
[Image courtesy of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development and Darkroom Contemporary]
Bring your A game?
Is it a Secret, is it a place? Well you will have to come and find out and see why we have SA legend Barry Hilton come to headline and bring your A Game! Also making an appearance on stage is Gerard Siebritz, Chantelle Jax Venter and Darren Amos.
[Image courtesy of The Secret Place]
Moonlightmass 6 September
We will meet under the circle next to the Green Point Stadium. Gather at 8pm and leave at 8:15 to take over the streets for the evening. Bring lights and dress for the occasion! bikes can be rented from Up Cycles – Coffee and drinks at Baran’s on Greenmarket Square afterwards. #moonlightmass #moonlightcriticalmass
[Image courtesy of Critical Mass Cape Town]
Janine Adams, David Ikpo and Nombulelo Madonko speak to Makhosazana Xaba about identifying and activating queer spaces in Africa.
CANSA Summer Soiree Fundraiser
EXCITING NEWS… please join us to raise awareness for CANSA on the 6th of September. We are so proud as, one of our stylist Michelle is a top 25 finalist for Mrs South Africa.. and is hosting a CANSA Summer Soiree fundraiser at The Cape Milner Hotel..
Please join us for a night of music, floral fashion and fun…
Book soon, as space is limited!
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.
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]
Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:
Arts, Books & Theatre
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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!
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.
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.
[Image courtesy of Vadhini Indian Arts Academy]
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.
[Image courtesy of Rockwell Theatre]
Performance Art Theatre in Brackenfell
[Image courtesy of Jamrock Theatre]
Cathy and the Trolley Dollies: Full Throttle on at Gate 69 | 9 August 17 – 7 October 2017
Cathy, Holly and Molly burst onto the scene in a haze of glitter and hairspray 8 months ago, and Cape Town is still recovering from the shock. While a whole host of eager passengers, both foreign and local, have become closely acquainted with these three Mile-High Aviation Goddesses, so many have still yet to experience the delight of these seductively saucy stewardesses.
Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street
[Image courtesy of Labia Theatre]
Fish People (2nd screening) | 30 August 2017
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.
[Image courtesy of Wavescape Festival and Wavescape]
Chavonnes Battery Museum
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017
50 intriguing images in 10 categories, 3 exclusively British Waters, with underwater behavior and two new categories for Portrait and Compact, 100 finalists were selected from 20 countries including South Africa, Mexico, Finland, Indonesia, Egypt, Sudan, Norway, Canada, France, Italy and the UK.
[Image courtesy Chavonnes Battery Museum]
Exhibition Opening / First Thursday ~ Cheryl Traub Adler | 3 Aug – 30 Sep 2017
Inspired by Mount Analogue, the last unfinished novel by René Daumal and the idea that art and spirituality are deeply connected. The creative journey is analogous to climbing a mountain.
[Image courtesy of Alliance Française du Cap]
Welcome to Banania by Vusi Beauchamp | Worldart | 3 – 31 August 2017
Beauchamp, who lists Anton Kannemeyer and Jean-Michel Basquiat as influences and whose achievements include an invitation to exhibit at the Pretoria Art Museum (2015) and an ABSA L’Atelier finalist nomination (2005), creates satirical works laden with humour and social critique. He also engages with the subject of typical stereotyping by the media of our country’s politics and politicians.
[Image courtesy of Worldart]
SATURN RETURN | The Guise of Reality – Zarah Cassim solo Exhibition| 2 August – 13 September 2017
For her second solo exhibition Guise of Reality, Zarah Cassim has been reading Dostoevky’s 1864 novella Notes from Underground. This Russian set 1800s rambling memoir of a fictional narrator is a thinly veiled attack on Western Philosophy and proposes an alternative consciousness constituted by the anti-hero archetype. It is essentially a modern dystopian text heralding an “existential attitude” – disorientation in the face of a confusing and meaningless world.
[Image courtesy of Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection]
Tretchikoff Homage Exhibition | Art Thursdays in Obz | 10 Aug – 14 Sep 2017
“Express your passion. Do what you love. No matter what.” – Vladimir Tretchikoff
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Russia, Ahem! is proud to present a special homage to the People’s Painter, featuring work by 13 (Tretchikoff’s lucky number) selected artists in the illustration & animation industry.
[Image courtesy of Ahem Art Collective]
The Secret Life Of | 10 – 31 August 2017
The Secret Life Of is an exhibition which explores the field of scientific and botanical illustration. Prior to the invention of photography, illustration was the only means through which to capture the world around us. However, despite the far greater accuracy of the photograph, the allure of the illustrated image remains.
[Image courtesy of The Drawing Room Café and Unblush Collective]
Unfinished Stories: Post-Pop Monologues With Dialogic Intent | 10 August – 30 September 2017
In the post-pop world of consumer-driven monologues of selfhood – of blogs and vlogs and selfie-sticks – we ache for dialogue with our peers: drawing, scribbling, typing, photoshopping, picture-snapping, instagramming and collaging, putting it out there in search of the other who will understand exactly what we are trying to say. Comics, murals, Youtube animations, assemblages of all kinds. Unfinished Stories, all.
Iziko Museums has the following events/exhibitions:
Iziko Slave Lodge
Until 31 December 2017 | Material women? The shweshwe story
By means of costumes, accessories and contextual images, this exhibition traces the origins of isishweshwe cloth from its roots as a trade item in Asia and Europe, to its establishment as a much-loved southern African material icon.
Until 28 February 2018 | Through Positive Eyes is an exhibition which builds on the work of South African photographer Gideon Mendel, harnessing the power of the arts to banish HIV stigma.
Iziko South African National Gallery
Until 15 December 2017 | At Face Value
While most portraits focus on the face, others reveal more about the environment and social relationships, especially between an artist and a sitter.
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.
Contemporary indoor food and lifestyle market situated in the heart of Sea Point. Open 7 days a week. Alcohol served Thursdays through Sundays from 11AM to 11PM
[Image courtesy of Mojo Market]
Cape Town Comedy Club
Tripadvisor review “Had an absolute great evening and the comedy acts was outstanding. Great food and entertainment and a definite must whenever in CPT.”
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Comedy Club]
The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Legend has it that old Rasta on the Roof found this shipwreck in the Old Harbour and turned it into a pub and restaurant called ‘The Thirsty Oyster Tavern’, where, to quote him, ‘home is where the anchor drops’. So why not drop anchor here for a while, crack open that careworn shell and slip into our relaxed and friendly ambiance – whether it be in the cool breezes of summer or by the warm, cosy fires in winter – we have 3 fireplaces to ensure you stay nice and warm. And that infamous South Easter? Don’t fuss! We’re pretty sheltered, tucked in as we are, between the Naval College and the National Sea Rescue facility.
Their events are listed on their Facebook page.
[Image courtesy of The Thirsty Oyster Tavern]
KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
They update their gigs on their Facebook page.
The Piano Bar with live music, great specials and entertainment.
This week at The House Of Machines
Saturday Night Salsa! at Step Brothers Restaurant & Bar
Sensagria Dance invites YOU! Join us for an AWESOME PARTY on Saturday Night! A FANTASTIC evening of SALSA, BACHATA and KIZOMBA. DJs Carlos and Lani will have you dancing the night away!
Jazz in the Native Yards features various jazz musicians in people’s backyards and community centres where live music doesn’t exist.
Harringtons Cocktail Lounge
An upmarket cocktail bar and boutique lounge #surfhard with live music and parties.
Alma Cafe posts their events as the week progresses.
Cafe Roux Sessions | Noordhoek and Cape Town
Showcasing our country’s biggest, as well as new up-and-coming bands, musicians & comedians in such an intimate & personal setting. Café Roux Sessions encompass the collective passions: world class music, great food, wonderful wine…all shared with people you really enjoy!
[Image courtesy of Cafe Roux]
Grandwest Casino| Live 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.
Cape Homemakers Expo 2017 | 31 August – 3 September 2017
Be sure to visit Shutters Dot Click a division of House of Supreme at the Cape Homemakers Expo which will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Tech & Mechanics
Killarney International Raceway where racing, engines and modified cars bring people together.
So get out there and have some fun and adventure as you enjoy our city’s events and more!
Do let us know which events you have been to and your experience, leave a comment or share it with us on our Facebook page, until next week have fun and be safe.