Yes you have found it, your 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 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 Organics | Léopold 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]
Opening | A Continent Beyond
Please join us on Gallery Night, 13 September, for the opening of ‘A Continent Beyond’, an ambitious and expansive group exhibition featuring nineteen artists who have helped to define and redefine contemporary art within and beyond our borders.
[Image courtesy of Gallery MOMO]
Protest Action: Protect The Rohingya
Join the global outcry for immediate intervention in Myanmar.
Despite the fact that the minority Rohingya people have been living in Myanmar for the past 800 years, legislation refuses them citizenship, the right to own land, attend schools or mosques. They are considered as the most persecuted minority in the world.
[Image courtesy of Muslim Judicial Council – SA]
Live Music Leigh Hondy | Mantra Café
We are excited to have HONDY perform at Mantra Cafe this Wednesday, 13 September. Expect a range of genres from Rock, Rnb, Pop, Jazz fusion, Reggae & Blues.
[Image courtesy of Mantra Café]
Wednesday Comedy Night
There was a time when Thursday night used be a good for comedy but we beg to differ as usual. Wacked Wednesday is the new Thursday.
Hence we launch #WednesdayComedyNight !!
R 120 gets you #entry plus a #gourmetburger or #flatbreadpizza & 375ml craftbeer or #glassofhousewine and a barrel of laughs.
Your host for the night is the #abcrunchingly #Hilarious Kurt Gerrard Langeveld .
[Image courtesy of The Mash Tun ZA and The Craft Beer Project]
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]
Thursday 14 September 2017
Clifton 2nd Fire Jam – Spring!
Spring has official sprung and this is the first Community Fire Jam for this season!
— Date is subject to change due to weather —
[Image courtesy of: Stuart Tappe | Fire dancer: Caitlin Louise]
Comics and Concepts – An Exhibition of Visual Storytellers
Showcasing the works of both hobbyists & industry specialists, drawn from our curator’s love for comics, graphic novels & concept art, Ahem! are proud to present this visual storyteller’s exhibition.
[Image courtesy of Ahem Art Collective]
The Great Wizoo Jazz Jam Sessions
The stars of the future, Vukuhambe, are back at The Great Wizoo and are based in Gugulethu. Formed by Athenkosi Artee Sokuyeka, otherwise known as “Artee De Drummer”. Born in the hood it brings together a soulful fusion of African and jazz tunes.
[Image courtesy of The Great Wizoo]
Schumann and Strauss
FINAL CONCERT IN SPRING SYMPHONY SEASON
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s final concert in its Spring Symphony season will feature the award-winning cellist Alexey Stadler. He will play Schumann Cello Concerto under the direction of Conrad van Alphen at the Cape Town City Hall.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra]
Leela ….. Lila …. bring instruments? poetry… Art Exhibition ♥
Summer Exhibition Opening
New Beginnings…redefine yourself
The Meerendal Art Gallery is happy to announce the Opening of the Summer Exhibition, starting from the 1st of September 2017 with the official opening on Thursday evening 14 September at 18:00.
[Image courtesy of Art At Meerendal and Tygerfest]
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]
Friday 15 September 2017
Dum-Chang ft. David Bunting | Live Music Fridays at Dizzys
A Dum-Chang song is like a pizza.
If it’s good, it’s great.
If it’s bad, it’s still pretty damn decent.
So come along and see why we have them back at Dizzys Camps Bay!
Also joining the lineup is the talented up and coming David Bunting!
CC: R40 | Drinks Specials | Bookings: 021 438 2686
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay and Dum-Chang]
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (42.2km) is a prestigious global city race open to a range of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. Along the spectacular route, you will take in the famous natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s great attractions.
[Image courtesy of Glider Eyewear]
Belly dance & song channeling
This Friday is guaranteed to be a funfilled evening as song Angel, Lila shares an interactive song channel, dances and teaches us all to belly dance.
[Image courtesy of The Spiritual Centre Church, Cape Town]
Sonik Citizen …Spring Soul ♡
Put Mark Fransman , Eugene Ackerman and Paul Tizzard together . …and you got soul funking dynamite. Top south African musicians combined with the one and only …award winning multi instrumalist Mark Fransman and the fuse is lit for one groovy funky and soulful sound.
Not only will you not be able to stop your body moving to this stylish groove but your soul will be filled with a kind of satisfaction that not even the rolling stones could offer !!!!
[Image courtesy of Camel Rock]
Kidz Day Charity Drive
Calling all our Harley Kidz to come and join in on the fun at this weekend’s ‘Kidz Day’ charity drive at Harley-Davidson Cape Town! We’re looking for donations ranging from canned foods, clothing, old/new toys, puzzles, and anything that would lighten up a childs day. All proceeds will be going towards our chosen charities, Al-Noor Orphanage and The Haven Night Shelter WO Cape Town.
[Image courtesy of HOG Cape Town Chapter and Harley-Davidson Cape Town]
Greg Gunther Live at Rust
Greg Gunther will be at the lovely Rust in Observatory with Wouter Reyneke! The previous time was a blast so come and check it out if you’re in the area!
Paint & Sip at 91 Loop Street ft. Joanna Wolfe
A fun and unique way to uncork your creativity as an experienced local artist takes you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner Artist in order to recreate a masterpiece. All proceeds go to funding Call 2 Care’s (NPO) Service Projects.
You get a canvas, paint, brushes, a 91 Loop delicious meal and of course, a glass of wine to sip on while our featured artist takes you through recreating a featured painting.
[Image courtesy of 91 Loop Boutique Hostel and 2 others]
Lourensford Twilight Market
Join us for our signature #TwilightMarket 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! Entrance is free and all doggies on leashes are welcome! Live music by Gerry Liberty!
Saturday 16 September 2017
Zip Zap Academy – Grand Opening
Zip Zap opens the doors of its new building to the public!
Come and visit our new home! Guided tour every 20min, food trucks and pop up entertainment.
[Image courtesy of Zip Zap Circus School]
Making Magic with Jacques le Sueur the Magician!
Cape Town’s most exciting market is launching a new kids program – dubbed ‘Young Saturdays’ – guaranteed to entertain the younger crowd, while parents relax and browse the range of more than 100 fabulous stalls, coffee in hand!
[Image courtesy of Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay]
NorthFace Solar International Coastal Clean-up Day
JOIN IN and contribute in a POSITIVE way to:
1. Our Environment
Clean and safe beaches for families and sports enthusiasts. Great for our Tourism industry.
2. Our Education
The importance of recycling. How and where it is used.
3. Our Job Creation
Sorting, cleaning and transportation of items for recycling. We believe in giving back to our communities.
[Image courtesy of NorthFace Solar]
Khanyisa – Plant Day
Khanyisa is a social project focused on addressing food insecurity in communities across South Africa.
The project’s aim is to combat food insecurity in SA by empowering social entrepreneurs in the food space. We believe that combating food insecurity and promoting entrepreneurship can have a multitude of positive knock on effects in communities across the country.
Let’s help build safer, healthier & more independent communities across South Africa!
The Ultimate School of Rock Show
Catch us performing once again at the Roxy Revue Bar GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World on Saturday 16th September at 11am and 2pm in “THE ULTIMATE SCHOOL OF ROCK SHOW”.
Our Rock 101, Performance and Adult Performance students will be performing songs from the hit movie School of Rock and the new broadway production.
[Image courtesy of School of Rock Claremont]
Cape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival 2017
Welcome to Cape Town’s 1st ever Pizza & Pasta Festival! Expect gourmet pizza & pasta dishes, dessert pairings, wine pairings, craft beer pairings, LIVE music, kiddies entertainment & much, much more!
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival ]
ONQMakeup Health & Beauty Expo
💥💥💥 BEAUTY EXPO 💥💥💥 Everything you need all in 1 place
Don’t miss this Ladies – Free Entry Health and Beauty Expo with ALL these fabulous businesses that will treat, advise and beautify your respective needs and wants.
Nick & Steph live at Old Bridge Restaurant & Bar
Bringing you a great vibe for a rugby afternoon is Nick & Steph at Old Bridge Restaurant & Bar, a stunning setting for live music and great food! Nick & Steph are a Duo that will take you through a afternoon of amazing live music as these two are magicians at what they do and love … and that is bringing fantastic music to people everywhere. Catch the live music at 2pm.
[Image courtesy of MyMusicMatrix.com]
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]
Sunday 17 September 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays aim it, sink it, they drink it!
The new 8 week competition starts this Sunday and will you be all smiles like these previous champs! Gather your friends and challenge each other. We’re also adding a bit of a twist to the game so check our social media pages for updates.
[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
[Image courtesy of Market at the Barn – Durbanville]
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.
Jesse Jordan live at Im Eimer
An afternoon filled with great music, great food and great friends! Our new improved service bar has been designed to improve service. Bookings recommended 021 8581488
[Image courtesy of Im Eimer]
ThE SuNdAy RoAsT featuring Khosian Boy Man
It’s the SuNdAy RoAsT at Old Bridge Restaurant & Bar and that means that not only do we have a wikkid roast lunch comprising of delicious tender roast beef, roast chicken, roast potatoes, rice & gravy with veggies but we have some really amazing laid back live music while you munch. This Sunday we introduce Khosian Boy Man (Gershan Lombard) to the Old Bridge stage. Live music starts at 15h30.
[Image courtesy of MyMusicMatrix.com]
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]
Monday 18 September 2017
Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years- 1984 to 1992 Screening/Discussion
“Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 documents Audre Lorde’s influence on the German political and cultural scene during a decade of profound social change, a decade that brought about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the re-unification of East and West Germany. This chronicles an untold chapter of Lorde’s life: her empowerment of Afro-German women, as she challenged white women to acknowledge the significance of their white privilege and to deal with difference in constructive ways.”
[Image courtesy of The African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town]
Glassology by Libbey Masterclass; Creating the perfect glass
A new dawn for bartending competitions.
The bar industry is changing rapidly and with it bartending contests evolve to a new level. For ages bartenders competitions like Bacardi Legacy and Diageo World Class were the status quo. It’s glassware brand Libbey that challenges drinks professionals in a new and different way. In the international Glassology by Libbey design contest it’s not the drink, but the glass as an essential ingredient of the whole drinking experience that is the focal point of the competition.
[Image courtesy of Libbey Glass Europe]
The importance of being extraordinary
Dr Wayne W. Dyer and Eckhart Tolle delve into everything from ancient spiritual texts to contemporary pop culture as they tackle questions we all wrestle with, such as Who am I? What is real? and What is the meaning of life? Yet even as they discuss weighty topics such as the economy and addiction, the mood remains graceful, loving and even humorous. Through their combined wisdom and perception, Wayne and Eckhart bring you inspired lessons for an exhilarating spiritual awakening. This, according to Eckhart, ‘consists of relinquishing identification with the conditioned mind through the cultivation of awareness.’
[Image courtesy of FRANK.energy]
Heavy Chef Cape Town: Magda Wierzycka
After a packed house in Johannesburg, Magda Wierzycka is coming to Heavy Chef Cape Town on the 18th of September.
Magda gave a scintillating talk at Primedia Place in Sandton earlier in August. During the event Q&A section, Magda gave a first hand account of how she is single-handedly trying to tackle corruption in South Africa. However, we’re not going to focus on Magda’s exploits in the press. Being a platform for entrepreneurs, Heavy Chef invited Magda to our stage to talk about her journey from a Polish youngster arriving in South Africa not being able to speak English, to becoming one of the continent’s most recognisable business leaders.
[Image courtesy of Heavy Chef]
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]
Tuesday 19 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.
This Tuesday the first 15 ladies after 20h00 will receive a free Mokai Spritzer.
[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]
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.
Cape Town Teachers Conference
“ EQUIPPING FUTURE ENTERTAINERS, ENTREPRENEURS & INNOVATORS “
All Principals, LO, Drama, Art, English, Business Studies, Economics, Accounting, CAT and any other teachers with an interest in film, television, performance, business innovation and technology, and the future careers of the youth generation, are invited to join AFDA Cape Town for this discussion. There will be featured speakers and selected contributors from local high school institutions. After the speakers and discussion, tea and light snacks will be served.
[Image courtesy of AFDA]
Women in Tech Panel: What it is like for Women in STEM in SA
We have partnered with the Canadian initiative Kamloops Innovation to bring you two events about “What is it like for a women in STEM”. One event will be held in Canada the other is hosted by us in Cape Town. We will have an exciting panelist of South African females working in various forms of STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths) telling us their story and taking questions from the audience, whether it is how they have reached goals and discussion hurdles they have overcome.
My Little Pony Friendship Tour SA | Cape Town – 19 – 25 Sep 17
The My Little Pony Friendship Tour is FREE and will feature live shows (weekends only). There will be fun-filled activities such as a Friendship Wall, Instagram Booth, a Friendship Bracelet Station, information about the upcoming My Little Pony Movie and much more! So grab your bestie and share the Magic of Friendship at the My Little Pony Friendship Tour 2017. Go to www.saveequestria.co.za for more details!
[Image courtesy of My Little Pony]
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!
[Image courtesy of Gardener’s Glory]
Finders Keepers ARTventure(ages 3-10):Scavenger Hunt & Art Making
Youngblood Arts & Culture and Pukka Theatre are delighted to welcome Adventure Clubs kids for an immersive adventure of interactive artistic fun!
On this exciting and brand new adventure, kids will receive a Mission Card before being led through the gallery space. Here we will enjoy interacting with various artworks as we learn what each is made of and then go hunting for the same kinds of materials. Little adventurers will scavenge for items like metal, wood and cloth, which they will then use in making their own art multi-media creations later on in the adventure! These materials are tactile clues that will help them remember each piece of art too!
[Image courtesy of Pukka Theatre and Youngblood Arts and Culture Development]
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Wednesday Night Fever
The Earth Fair Market in Retreat has been serving up great food and craft beers every Wednesday for many years. We are taking this one step further by launching Wednesday Night Fever every Wednesday where people can dance to 80’s tunes, enjoy a full bar, great DJ’s and a fabulous vibe.
[Image courtesy of Wednesday Night Fever]
The Betsies at The Hoghouse
Hi All y’all. We had such a beautiful night at The Hoghouse last time we played there. So we are very excited to play there again. It would be great to see all your faces there. You might want to book a table if you plan to go, because it’s quite small and intimate.
See y’all there for some great food, great beer and a lotta country.
Cape Town Book Launch of Grace
Please join us as the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town hosts the Cape Town launch of Grace: A Novel by Barbara Boswell. Please RSVP to Hilda.Ferguson@uct.ac.za. Refreshments will be served.
TW: The novel contains scenes of intimate partner abuse, which will be discussed at the book launch
[Image courtesy of The African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town and Grace: A Novel]
Women in Tech Africa Leadership Panel Discussion
Rise Cape Town is hosting a panel discussion on Leadership for Women in Tech Africa Week, with Antoinette Prophy, Founder and Managing Director at 88 Business Collective as the MC. Join us for a celebration of Women in Tech and engaging conversation around leadership.
Trail Running for Beginners with TrailWP
Calling all beginner trail runners! Join us for an informative evening with those that prefer trail over tar. We’ll cover technical trail running techniques with K-Way Athlete AJ Calitz and Blake Dyason will discuss how we can love our trails by keeping them safe, clean and sustainable. Dunya Ansems, winner of this year’s SOX trail race, will be giving you hints and tips about pre- and post-race nutrition. For those gearing up to tackle the trails, this is something not to miss!
From Grief to Great by Cariema Isaacs
Gratitude and abundantly blessed. Thank you so much for your support. I regret that all spaces are filled in Durbanville. I’ll be posting the invite for the event at Timbuktu Book store shortly. Do come and see me there.
[Image courtesy of By Cariema]
wrong archive – exhibition by jp meyer
Next up at the Hamilton Studio Gallery: Wrong Archive, a solo exhibition of paintings by JP Meyer! Opening on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at 5pm. For a special preview please contact us via direct message or FB messenger.
[Image courtesy of Alex Hamilton Art Studio]
My Journey into Shamanism
Beloved Spirit Community,
This is an invitation to come and join me, Michelle Reid, in my Storytelling of healing deep wounds, deaths and rebirths, and initiations that have naturally led me onto the Shamanic Pathway. An adventure into exploring what lies within and the presence of the Spirit Realms, Teachers, Helpers and Ancestors, which is available to each and everyone of us, should we wish to embark upon this inward journey of self discovery.
Ambient Horizons at The Crypt
Come enjoy some live modern, ambient jazz with Ambient Horizons at a great Cape Town jazz restaurant. Booking essential! (Cover charge R100)
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, Crafts & Theatre
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.
CTCS: ALEXEY STADLER (CELLO) & FRANCOIS DU TOIT (PIANO) | 16 September 2017
One of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the 2012 TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Alexey Stadler’s 2016/17 season sees him appear in a number of high level engagements across Europe. For his Concert Series debut he will team up with leading South African pianist Francois du Toit for a programme of Schumann, Brahms, Sibelius and Prokofiev.
Red Riding Hood | 19 – 21 September 2017
The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company will be staging RED RIDING HOOD, one of their most popular show to date, at the Baxter Theatre this September!
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.
[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.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Barnyard]
Kalk Bay Theatre
His Master’s Voice | 22 August – 30 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.
Puppet Guy | 12 – 16 September 2017
Conrad Koch, double International EMMY nominated comedian and award winning ventriloquist, brings an hour of puppet mayhem to the Kalk Bay Theatre. Expect hilarious characters made from found-objects, turning members of the audience into puppets, and, of course, the outspoken political analyst puppet, Chester Missing, of TV fame.
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!
Have a look at the new website what’s on.
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.
Broads on Broadway, Reach For A Dream Fundraising Performance | 13 – 16 Sep 17
A colourful celebration of Broadway musicals and the many iconic roles played by women, Broads on Broadway is sure to wow you at the production’s performance where a portion of funds raised will go to the Reach for a Dream Foundation.
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]
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]
The Little Mermaid – A Sweet Valley Production
The InterSen Phase at Sweet Valley Primary is putting on four exciting performances of The Little Mermaid: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Performances start at 7pm each night. Tickets cost R60.
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]
Everyday Anomaly | 9 Sep – 15 Oct 2017
Normality, an idea so ingrained in culture that it feels like truth, is an invention of nineteenth century Europe. Originating in statistics, norms first entered language and culture as a means to describe the distribution of human characteristics, a way to talk about bodies and behaviours on a grand scale that quickly became synonymous with their typical forms. But it’s a slim line between an average and an ideal at the best of times: what’s true for many can too easily become what should be true for all. Today we’re most familiar with the norm as a standard by which we judge ourselves and each other. Normality is conditioned, and it is conditional.
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 launch| Worldart | 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| until 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 | 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:
In-Herit Festival 2017 | 18 – 24 September 2017
Join us for the IN_HERIT FESTIVAL during Heritage Week,
18–24 September 2017! Enjoy *FREE ENTRY to Iziko museums. See the Iziko website for the full programme of exciting events and activities planned at our museums http://www.iziko.org.za/
*FREE entrance to Groot Constantia and the Castle of Good Hope only on Heritage Day (24 September).
Planetarium shows half-price on 24 September 2017. Excludes museums closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
[Image courtesy of Iziko Museums of South Africa]
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
The club has hosted some of the world’s most famous comedians including; Michael Mittermeier (Germany), Christopher Titus (US), Babben Larsson (Sweden), Dana Alexander (UK) and the best of the best South African stars and also hosted numerous high profile corporate events.
[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.
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.
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, Courses 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.
Food Gardening Course
Join us for an intensive practical 2-day course in urban food garden design, installation and maintenance.
• Garden design principles • Soil preparation • Seasonal & companion planting • Homemade fertiliser & pest control • Making and managing compost • Earthworm farm management
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.