What’s On Wednesday| 6 – 13 Sep 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.

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]

Queering Spaces
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.
Earth Fair Market 1
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

Alone In Spring by Kimathi Mafafo
Kimathi Mafafo’s multidisciplinary practice ranges from embroidery and oil painting to installation. Her work is characterised by images of lush greenery and sensuous drapery and her belief in the beauty of the black female form

Jellyfish Talk
Pisces will be hosting a talk by Dr Delphine Thibault who has been a regular diver with us for some time now (and also completed her Dive Masters with us) on the topic of Jellyfish or gelatinous Zooplankton to be more exact. Come along and join us on Wednesday 6th to learn more about these fascinating creatures.
[Image courtesy of  Pisces Divers Cape Town]

Thursday 7 September 2017
First Thursday On September
Ok guys this is the week, be prepared to have lots of fun this First Thursday with us. Our guest this time is the school of media and creative arts: City Varsity!. you can not miss out the opportunity to have a look of this exhibition. Stay Tuned for more info.

Breath of the Fragrant City Exhibition by Patrick De Mervelec Breath of the Fragrant City exhibiting some black & white photography of scenes from our beautiful city, Cape Town. Come join us this First Thursday to see the show accompanied by some wine and some chilled music. Free unframed photo give away – “Shipwreck” by Ginger Odes

First Thursday’s at Canvas
Join us for #FirstThursdays this week! Comedy | Music | Food Trucks | Table Tennis | Arcade Games and mental drink specials 😜 No stress of looking for parking , we have ample safe parking !!
[Image courtesy of Canvas Event Space CPT]

Juan Casey playing live at City Bowl Market on Hope
Juan is very passionate about music and his country. Although he sees himself as a guitarist he also plays Bass, Drums and Piano. Juan started singing when he was 12 years old and learned guitar from the age of 15.

willowlamp 2018 Collection Launch
Creative Director, Adam Hoets, has been busy working on a stimulating new collection complete with brand new designs as well as beautifully re-imagined old favourites. We would love you to join us as these new works are unveiled and experience the majestic collection for yourself.

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]

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

Friday 8 September 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Mobbing Bali and Stone Jets | Live Music Fridays
Mobbing Bali and Stone Jets are excited to be hitting Camps Bay’s finest!
Join in for some Friday fun this September! R40 gets you in, and you can expect some epic drinks specials… 😉  See you there! 😘
[Image courtesy of Dizzys and Mobbing Bali]

Mojo Pong Competition
There will be prizes up for grabs and a monthly leader board. Teams of 2 to enter on the evening. Entrance will cost R20 a team. And there will be special prices for your drinks. There will be a group stage, leading up to knockouts and the finals. There will be a time limit to keep the games moving and the hype up. Rules will be discussed on the evening.

Spiegel Smiegel presents ENCHANTED, a thrilling dinner-cirque production in a majestic and history Belgian Spiegeltent, premiering in Cape Town this September!

A Bonnet Of Gatsbys Art Exhibition
“A Bonnet of Gatsbys” – deur Katherine deVilliers, isse Art Exhibition waar ons gaan optree met Hour and a Half Set..Jy kan nie daai een mis nie.

Early Friday Microsoft Paint
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the untimely end of Microsoft Paint 😦
For those unfamiliar, MS Paint was a computer drawing tool that became a virtual space of early experimentation for many of FKA Michaelis’s fine young artists.

Saturday 9 September 2017
Indonesian Day
A unique day where you will be able to enjoy an Indonesian Market with all its yummy authentic specialties. At the Indonesian Day, you will have a wonderful experience of all-things about Indonesia. From the Indonesian Food and Craft Stalls, Traditional Music and Dance, and Business & Tourism Corner. All of that in partnership with the Indonesian Consulate in Cape Town.
[Image courtesy of Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Cape Town – South Africa]

Alien Clearing on the Lower Slopes of Constantiaberg
Our September Alien Clearing will be this Saturday, the 9th September. We will meet at 9:00am, at the SANParks offices on Tokai Road. If you have, please bring loppers, a garden fork to loosen the roots is useful, and poppers. Wear sun hat, gloves, sturdy shoes and old clothes. However, in the event of rain, the hack will be cancelled.

Laughter Jam
Everyone welcome to join us for some laughter fun!
[Image courtesy of Lighten Your Load]

Open Art Sketch Meet 09/09 at The Drawing Room Cafe
We’re in business from 10.00 till 13.00 this weekend! It’s the Open Book fest, which includes a selection of Cape Town’s finest comic artists, so we’ll be wrapping up early to go check that out. But until lunch, join us for awesome art, coffee and conversation! Please note cash or Snapscan only!
[Image courtesy of Open Art Cape Town]

BarreCode LIVE at Ferrymans
BarreCode is a rock band dedicated to flexing talent and passion into original compositions and kick-ass covers.
[Image courtesy of BarreCode and Ferrymans Restaurant and Bar]

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

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

Earth Fair Market Tokai
A top quality market experience. We are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products, fresh produce shopping. Change the way you shop!
Earth Fair Market 2
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

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

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

Sunday 10 September 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!
Next Beer Pong Competition coming soon.
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

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.

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 021 8581488

Lourensford Sunday Market
Join us at our Sunday market on the beautiful Lourensford Estate in Somerset West! Bring your loved one, family, friends or even your four-legged kids! Great quality food, a variety of new stalls and seating areas & live entertainment!
[Image courtesy of Lourensford Market]

A tribute to Bon Jovi and the Masters of Rock
Join Mark Haze as he pays tribute to one of the music world’s greatest hit-makers and one of his childhood heroes.
[Image courtesy of MARK HAZE]

A New Exclusive Audience with Evita Bezuidenhout
Evita Bezuidenhout is now the most famous woman in Luthuli House, looking for reconciliation and keeping an eye on the fragile ball of democracy. With the worrying state of international relations, can she still find optimism in the mists of corruption, apathy and fear?
[Image courtesy of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel]

Monday 11 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]

MCC Masterclass at Proof Wine Bar
In honour of Spring (and a huge number of requests to do this again!), we’re hosting our second edition MCC Masterclass next Monday! It will be an exploratory look into the world of MCC in South Africa, as we line-up eight different MCC’s for “research” and enlightenment.

The Pedestrians, K Ray & The Birds, Jasper Dick, Steve Tissiman
Barleycorn Music Club hosts a night of Cape Town entertainers.
[Image courtesy of  Barleycorn Music Club]

Boekbekendstelling – Greyson-reeks
Anna Emm se nuwe reeks bekendstelling! Bespreek nou jou plek vir die BOEKBEKENDSTELLING by ons kantore in Plattekloof – kom ontmoet vir Anna en die voorbladmeisies van die Greyson-reeks!
[Image courtesy of Anna Emm Uitgewers . Publishers]

A night with Upile Chisala | Cape Town
Good news Cape Town…Malawian storyteller and poet, Upile Chisala, is heading your way this spring! The Cheeky Natives & Word N Sound present a night with Upile Chisala hosted by the phenomenal Siphokazi Jonas. Get your signed copies of her books, “Soft Magic” and “Nectar” at the event.
[Image courtesy of Siphokazi Jonas]

Tuesday 12 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]

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

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

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.

Monthly Meeting South African Archaeological Society Western Cape Branch
Abigail Moffett: Mining, Metals and political economy:
a new perspective on the dynamics of resource control in the Iron Age of southern Africa.

Masterclass: Building your game studio into a business
Join us for MASTERCLASS: Building your game studio into a business, where Yoan and Anne-Laure will discuss the economic models of mobile games, how to develop your studio from scratch as an independent corporation, and the strategies used by DigixArt’s to ensure that they are successful.

Open Mic at The Nameless Pub
We’re starting Open Mic night at The Nameless Pub Somerset West
Musos – 5 Song max | Comedian – 30min | Poets – 15min
[Image courtesy of Jones Sound Worx]

Wednesday 13 September 2017
CoMission Massive Attack
Biblioteek Productions & Youngblood brings you CoMission. This time around musicians Matthijs van Dirk (Cello), Nicola du Toit (Cello) & Cara Stacey (Piano/Bow) will be featuring original & re-worked music by the English trip hop group Massive Attack!
[Image courtesy of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development and Biblioteek Productions]

Gallery Night at SMAC Gallery
Gallery Night in association with Cape Town Art Fair presents:
Mongezi Ncaphayi | Which Way is East
Lhola Amira | LAGOM: Breaking Bread with The Self- Righteous
Cyrus Nganga Kabiru | Pandashuka
[Image courtesy of SMAC Gallery]

Inspirations Fashion Show
Audacity Bold is for the curvaceous woman who knows she’s worth looking fabulous and glamorous at all times. With garments made to flatter the fuller figure, Audacity Bold celebrates curvaceous women.
[Image courtesy of Audacity SA]

Paul Cowan – The Crash Diet
Originally from Durban, Paul will have your sides splitting with his dry, almost dead pan humor. The Crash Diet : Finally a weight – loss program involving motorbikes!! A messy bundle of existentialism, fashion, addiction, TV, accidents and weight loss.
Great give aways from Las Paletas and Wild OrganicsLéopold 7 promotion on the night!..
[Image courtesy of Deerpark Café]

Jannie Moolman en Corlea Botha | Die Boer
Jannie en Corlea terug met ’n Unforgettable album
Ná die sukses van Jannie en Corlea se eerste duetalbum, Alle paaie lei na Rome, is dié nie-amptelike sangpaar terug met ’n splinternuwe album, wat soos die titel aandui, werklik Unforgettable verwerkings en opnames insluit.
[Image courtesy of Die Boer]

Earth Fair Market Tokai | Open every Wednesday 3-8pm | Expect to find good local artisanal products, great activities for the kids and a wonderful vibey atmosphere to enjoy.
Earth Fair Market 1
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]

Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:
Arts, Books, Crafts & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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: LA CENERENTOLA | 5 – 8 September 2017
The UCT Opera School presents a semi-staged concert version of LA CENERENTOLA, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) by GIOACHINO ROSSINI.

Wonderland | 5 – 8 September 2017
Introdans returns to the Baxter Theatre for the fifth time to present an exciting, humorous yet powerful medley of dance. These dynamic and remarkable works from Hans van Manen, Cayetano Soto, Ton Wiggers and Robert Battle will captivate and leave you breathless.

The Fall | 12 – 21 September 2017
Fresh from its resounding success at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, The Fall returns to the Baxter stage for a short season, having received two top awards, four 5-star reviews and standing ovations at every performance. The dynamic cast is back to wow South African audiences in the wake of global events that remind us that decolonisation is still a relevant, vital and urgent topic all over the world.
The Fall_Baxter
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

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.
Barnyard Big Top Rock.JPG
[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!

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.

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist | 6 – 9 September 2017
What do you get when you combine a magician, comedian, teacher, and theatre major into one? The answer, of course, is the well-known and well-loved Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist who celebrates his 23rd year on the Cape Town Theatre stage.

The Fugard Theatre
Open Book Festival 2017 | 6 – 10 SEP 2017
“Open Book is my new favorite. From the beauty of Cape Town, to the lively and intelligent and urgent discussions at the festival, this is the kind of gathering that reminds us of the unique power of literature and the necessity of community.” ~ LAURA VAN DEN BERG

Theatre Arts Admin Collective
A thriving theatre centre that supports the local theatre community by providing opportunity and affordable access to resources and training. They have various productions which can be viewed either on their website or listed on their Facebook page.

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

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

Gate 69 | 9 August 17 – 7 October 2017
Cathy and the Trolley Dollies: Full Throttle

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]

Art Exhibitions
Chavonnes Battery Museum
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 | Until 30 September 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]

Analogue #V ~ 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]

First Thursdays Group show launchWorldart | 7 – 28 September 2017
This First Thursday, Worldart launches a group show with 4 of our gallery artists: Kilmany-Jo Liversage, Gavin Rain, Norman O’Flynn and Bastiaan van Stenis. Amble the streets while you get to know a few of our local artists around the City.
Expect to see new, bold, and exciting works from each of them.
[Image courtesy of Worldart]

SATURN RETURN | The Guise of Reality – Zarah Cassim solo Exhibition| 2 August – 13 September 2017
For her second solo exhibition Guise of Reality, Zarah Cassim has been reading Dostoevky’s 1864 novella Notes from Underground. This Russian set 1800s rambling memoir of a fictional narrator is a thinly veiled attack on Western Philosophy and proposes an alternative consciousness constituted by the anti-hero archetype. It is essentially a modern dystopian text heralding an “existential attitude” – disorientation in the face of a confusing and meaningless world.
[Image courtesy of Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection]

The South African Print Gallery
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Tretchikoff Homage Exhibition | 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]

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.

Mojo Market
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
Mojo Market.jpg
[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]

Beerhouse (on long) has regular events from Beer Pong to live music, silent discos and their #BrewFood Revolution! You can follow their events on their Facebook page, here.

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.

KWV Sound Stage | Bay Harbour Market
They update their gigs on their Facebook page.

The Piano Bar with live music, great specials and entertainment.

NOMAD bistro & bar sure knows how to bring great events to their venue and you can see their line up on their page.

This week at The House Of Machines

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

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

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

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge
An upmarket cocktail bar and boutique lounge #surfhard with live music and parties.

The Forex Bar
Hey guys, check out what’s happening this week for a damn good time!
[Image courtesy of The Forex Bar]

Alma Cafe posts their events as the week progresses.

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

Oroboros Tapas Bar events line up can be found here.

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

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

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

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

Jack Black Beer list of events can be seen here.

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

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

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

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

Running and Marathons
Merrell Spring Night Series CPT #2 | 6, 13 & 20 September 2017
Welcome back the warmth of Cape Spring time evenings. Midweek Night time fun through the historic vineyards of Groot and Klein Constantia with a super festive post-race vibe at Jonkershuis restaurants. Lots of prizes on offer. Different routes each week challenge the racers and excite the trail newcomers. Culminates with As Crazy Colourful as you Can competition.

Programmes and Workshops
Deaf Culture and Sign Language programme | 13 – 14 September 2017
All hearing family of Deaf individuals are welcome to attend our programme to take place on the 13th and 14th September 2017 between 10:00 and 14:00.

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.



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