What’s On Wednesday| 20 – 27 Sep 2017

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

Thursday 21 September 2017
The LAST Great Wizoo Jazz Jam Session
Sooo this will be the last of The Great Wizoo Jazz Jam Sessions. It was a tough choice to make of who we should have but when Dan contacted me and we spoke we came to the realisation that he has been there since its inception… So it’s only appropriate! 😀
[Image courtesy of The Great Wizoo]

The freshest local hip hop and R&B artist from in and around Cape Town stepping up to the mic. For a night of good local performances…
Come through and vibe with us.

Art Thursday’s MIMI’s, obz
Mimi’s in Observatory is hosting a one night event to invite the public to surround themselves with art and music. Food and drinks will be served, especially curated by Raggedy Anne.

Thandeka Dladla Quartet – Jazz, Cocktails & Tapas
This weekly collaboration between some of the coolest cats in town brings together an eclectic mix who have a deep love for jazz, funk, disco, trip ‘n hip hop thanks to Harringtons Cocktail Lounge & Studio 7 Sessions.
[Image courtesy of Harringtons Cocktail Lounge and Studio 7 Sessions]

The AfroFest Cape Town
Join us for the first AfroFest in Cape Town! Travel to Senegal in a minute with Khadim’s Coffee Shop, and experience drumming sessions! Check our programme here: http://www.theafrofest.com/programme/
[Image courtesy of The AfroFest and Khadim’s Coffee Shop]

Escape The Ingrid Jonker Suite
Composer and vocalist Nicky Schrire sets Andre´Brink and Antjie Krog’s english translations of a selection of Jonker’s works to music in a world that blends folk, cinematic and art song genres. The songs are arranged for voice and string quartet, and actress Jenna Dunster delivers the poems in Afrikaans.

Friday 22 September 2017
Grand Public Opening of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Explore over 100 galleries dedicated to cutting-edge, contemporary art from Africa and experience the transformation of the historic grain silos into the first major museum of contemporary art in Africa.
[Image courtesy of Zeitz MOCAA]

Heritage Day Performance
Central Library celebrates Heritage Day with a musical performance in our Main Arena.

Mr Browne Live
Some live music for all .. open to the public so come through and have a drink…

Butter-Lie Art at The Emporium
Please join Butter-Lie Art at The Emporium for new manga fanart pieces, mugs and magnets! There are plenty other crafts to see and purchase!

Poetry Jam SessionNOBLE on LONG
Story telling is an African past time, we might not be around the fire but we will be enjoying our heritage food. Join us for a poetry session to celebrate heritage month on the 22 Sep.
#heritagemonth #capetown #longstreet #weareafrican #african #connectingthroughafricancuisine

Saturday 23 September 2017
Khoi-Khoin Reel Dance Celebration and Farmers Market
Know Thy Farmer is a movement and a space to come together as a community and eat good food, all made from produce from the local small scale farmers. We have a deep reverence for indigenous wisdom, especially when it comes to food and general health. We advocate and celebrate traditional foods, free from chemicals or any modern food manipulation.

Brandewyn en Boerewors Fees
There is a first time for everything. With this festival taking place for the first time, we are planning on making it a great success and an annual event. We will be having brandy tasting stalls, a brandy bar, as well as food stalls and a designated area where guests can buy and braai their own meat.
19437368_10214035619550839_6499721737751190298_n.jpg[Image courtesy of DeLuxe Hub and Hillcrest Quarry]

Heritage Day Celebration
Come and celebrate Heritage Day with us on Saturday. There will be a live Marimba Band from 11:20am – 2pm, as well as delicious food and beverage specials.

From Grief to Great by Cariema Isaacs
Join me on September 23rd at Timbuktu Books as I share with you my personal experience to date since the release of “My Cape Malay Kitchen”. Please note that limited seating are available and RSVP’s will be dealt with on a first come first serve basis. See you there.
[Image courtesy of By Cariema]

Day of Constellations
Family Constellations is a therapeutic intervention whereby we are able to access deeper elements of our family system, and come in touch with the historic events and loyalties that profoundly influence our day to day lives.

Annual Potjiekos Competition
Enter our Annual Potjiekos Competition on Saturday the 23rd of September or simply join us in the fun. There will be 8 Teams. Email info@vanhunks.co.za to enter. COOL PRIZES!! Wine & Craft Beer Tasting starts at 12h00. Prize giving at 16h00.
[Image courtesy of Van Hunks]

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 24 September 2017
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays  aim it, sink  it, they drink it!
Join us on Sunday for our current Beer Pong competition! 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]

On the Big stage with 20000 watts of Blues Rock Power we’ve got you covered in a large outdoor marquee. Featuring 14 stunning bands & artists. These awesome bands are playing their own Original Music & paying homage to some of the most iconic Blues and Rock Bands of yesteryear as Guests join them on stage to create a concert and show to remember long after the last song is sung.
[Image courtesy of Riaan Smit]

Drift City 2017
DRIFTCity 2017 WILL be the most exciting, nail biting, adrenalin filled, engine roaring, tyre slaying smoke show you have ever seen. It’s all going down on the 24th September 2017 and once again it will all happen on Cape Town’s iconic Grand Parade right on City Halls doorstep, on Heritage day. The gates will open at 1pm and the action goes into the night up until 10pm
[Image courtesy of DRIFTCity]

The September Obs-fficial 2nd Second Hand Market
Please make sure to CARPOOL AND bring friends, family and Cash as there is no ATM on the facility.  There will be TONS of amazing Second hand deals going on all day and delicious food to compliment it !
See you there!
[Image courtesy of Second hand]

Celebrate Heritage Day at Century City Natural Goods Market
Century City Natural Goods Market has come out of hibernation and is ready to face the fresh new season with a spring in our step and a smile on our lips. Come and celebrate SA Heritage with us as we launch our popular summer day market season this Sunday 24 September.
[Image courtesy of Century City Natural Goods Market]

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.

Silver Jester live at Im Eimer
Wind down this Heritage day Sunday with Silver Jester. Great food and great beer on offer. Great music and good friends!
[Image courtesy of Im Eimer]

St Mary’s Retreat Road Retreat  | Sunday Afternoon 14h30  | Adults R75 Kid’s R35  | Charmaine : 082 945 6167. | Beneficiaries : Under Privileged Children, S. V. P. Men For Change, Alpha
[Image courtesy of THEE A2]

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 25 September 2017
Heritage day celebration
We have decided to extend the Afrofest to Monday because of Heritage day. Come and celebrate your and our heritage with local upcoming artists who are the seeds of those who have paved the way. R80 per ticket
[Image courtesy of The Melting Pot]

Oranjezicht City Farm Market -Feel Good Festival
Bring your family and friends along to the Feel Good Festival on Monday 25th September 2017 at Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront from 10am to 4pm. Add a little sparkle and happiness to your life with music and fun activities that are sure to lift your spirits. Fruit and vegetables, nuts, and cooked food to boost your mood and improve health and wellbeing….

John Bartmann and Django Flaherty, Alexandra May, Loren Ruth
John is described as an energetic guitarist, violinist, producer, chorister and band member for over the past 15 years. French-inspired gypsy jazz genre remains the focus of Bartmann’s effort as a guitarist. Sometimes called ‘the sound of wartime Paris’, this rhythmic style is characterised by fast, energetic ‘la pompe’ (‘the pump’) right arm technique, and scales influenced by the Eastern European gypsy and flamenco traditions. Bartmann performs a sizable repertoire of jazz standards in the gypsy jazz style either solo on guitar using a looper pedal, or in duos and trios around Cape Town.
Django Flaherty being first and foremost an accomplished DJ but also an experienced audio engineer, percussionist and drummer. His broad genre repertoire encompasses electro swing, funk, jazz, latin and many more giving depth and precision to his beats. He will be joinig John holding down exotic drumming for this ensemble.
[Image courtesy of Barleycorn Music Club]

Vintage Masterclass
Join this super limited offering next week Monday as we open up 6 vintage wines from our past. We’ll have wines from the early 80’s through to the mid 90’s – a great look into the past!  Seats are limited to 14 guests, so book fast! Tickets at ops@proofbar.co.za R220 pp

BioRithm’s 4th Annual Pink-Licious Zumba Party
Party People join bioRithm and Friends on the Public Holiday Monday, 25 September 2017 as we come together and Zumba For a Cause. Gear up for 90min of crazy Fun!!

Country Manor Heritage day market
Country Manor Heritage day market, lots of stall and traditional games and foods

Beefcakes Comedy
Headline Nic Rabinowitz | Host Martin Davis | Featuring Angel Camey
Mon 25th Sep 19:00 | R100 cover charge + | Burger & Bar menu available
Book www.beefcakes.co.za

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 26 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]

September Girl Geek Dinner
How do we leave our 9-5 day jobs to pursue our dreams of starting our own businesses and what actually happens when we do? Four entrepreneurs will share their journey and business lessons with us. Find out why these women chose to work 80 hours on their own business instead of 40 hours building someone else’s.
[Image courtesy of Girl Geek Dinners Cape Town]

Open Lecture by Dr Allan Boesak – No reconciliation without justice
Drawing from his newly published book, “Pharaohs on both Sides of the blood-red waters; Prophetic Critique on Empire: Resistance, Justice, and Power of the Hopeful Sizwe”, Dr Boesak explains that “For reconciliation to be the justice-bringing, restorative power it is meant to be, and for hope to be the transformational, life-affirming power it is intended to be, neither angels nor demons are necessary. What our world needs are ordinary human beings. But I speak of a humanised, redeemed and redemptive ordinariness: committed, steadfast, courageous, hopeful, and single-minded towards justice, together in all our rich diversity.”

The Magic of Morocco
Moroccan cuisine is rich in spices which only natural when you consider the spice trade from Arabia to North Africa. Spices here are used to enhance and not mask the flavour of food. The Moroccan course focuses around emulating the rich earthy flavours and unusual spices found in Moroccan cooking, and you will be guided through a cultural journey as you learn about the exciting ingredients and spices that are distinctly Moroccan. Join us for an adventure into the upper regions of African and learn how to create authentic Tagines, Lamb dishes and a variety of other mouth-watering recipes, including interesting desserts. Cost: R560

Crimson House at Die Boer’s Blue Tuesday
It’s been a while since the boys made their appearance in the northern suburbs of Cape Town… Join Crimson House as they spend their Tuesday in the best way possible – with fellow blues lovers in the intimate setting of Die Boer in Durbanville.
Entrance is R100 and bookings are essential (021 979 1911) Show starts at 20:00
[Image courtesy of That Other Booking Company]

Open Mic Night
Join us for fun …music and new talent! …. and of course…..Tequila!
[Image courtesy of The Nameless Pub Somerset West]

Wednesday 27 September 2017
Karaoke Night
Karaoke Night @ The Pink Panther Kloof Street. Drinks / Fun / Lots of singing. Bring your friends and make a night of it ♡
[Image courtesy of The Pink Panther Social Club]

Dowwe Wicus en Dolla van der Merwe
Weg met die dwepers, die boepens-knolle, die moaners en die groaners. Weg met die poeierholle, die hoitie-toitie-skeelooganties, die Martie Martelgatte en die Jannie Jammerballe. Weg met die oorgenuansieerde suutjies-poep- polities-korrektes met hul brabbeltaal-diepsinnighede.
[Image courtesy of Die Boer and Dowwe Dolla]

Ubuntu Heritage day
We will explore: Novalis that which is of the new, Ubuntu- Re-membering one family of mankind, Diverse People Unite and we celebrate our 33rd Year.

Mr Browne live
Drinks specials and a mix of some good music..
[Image courtesy of Madeira Restaurant Cape Town and Mr Browne]

Conscious Movie: Keepers of the Light_True Story of Empowerment
Beautiful inspiring movie based on a true story of a woman that lost everything and went on a spiritual journey in Peru. Lets gather, watch and discuss! Its time to follow our own heart, our own bliss. Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z8hjxXz2QM
[Image courtesy of Soul]

SCTalks Travel Tech
It’s no secret that, the travel and tourism industry is a booming one in South Africa, Cape Town being the hub of tourism in the country. Technology and innovation in the industry has advanced from just booking systems to accommodation virtual tour guides among other amazing things – this month we have key role players in the industry and a showcase of startups to watch. We have an exciting night lined up with great speakers.
[Image courtesy of Silicon Cape]

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

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.

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.
The Fall_Baxter
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]

Festival of Praise | 23 Sep 2017
The UCTSCF Festival of Praise (FoP) is a Christ centred artistry of gospel extravaganza providing a platform for believers to come together to worship God. It is hosted by the Arts and Choir ministries of UCTSCF. This year’s FoP features Mahalia Buchanan as the guest artist and it promises to BEYOND IMAGINATION.

Morning Melodies | 27 Sep 2017
This programme will be filled with vocal and instrumental music celebrating Spring and all that is beautiful about it. Featuring Victor Tichart.

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

Kalk Bay Theatre
His Master’s Voice | 22 August – 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.

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.

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.

The Rockets | 22 – 23 Sep 17
The Rockets are one of the most successful pop groups to ever come out of South Africa. In this show The Rockets will take you on a magical trip down memory lane performing hits from the past 50 years. They are energetic and vibrant and will instantly create a lively atmosphere that will have audiences singing along.

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]

Rerun of #NAF show Momentum at Cape Town. FESTIVAL 24 , 30 Sept and 1 Oct
[Image courtesy of 34/18 Youth Dance Company and Cape Dance 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]

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 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]

The South African Print Gallery
Follow us on Facebook to see our weekly highlight or for more info visit: www.printgallery.co.za

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.

Codex | Isabella Kuijers
The artworks featured in ‘Codex’ are like chapters in a larger narrative, seeking insight into the pitfalls of communication and understanding in the age of Information Technology, and our perilous relationship with that precious historical emblem of expansive learning so revered by the Gutenberg mind: paper. http://99loop.co.za/exhibitions/isabella-kuijers-codex
[Image courtesy 99 Loop Gallery]

See no evil, hear no evil, do no evil | Khaya Sineyile
99 Loop is delighted to be exhibiting the latest solo show by Khaya Sineyile, whose bold, bright paintings are built up of many strata, hinting at the layers people build around their lives to cover up the dark truth. Through his work, Sineyile aims to give a voice to the voiceless, creating discussion around issues often kept secret. Nadja Daehnke will be opening the exhibition, so be sure not to miss out!
[Image courtesy of 99 Loop Gallery]

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.

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
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[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.

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.
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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, Courses and Workshops
Young Engineers Blouberg 2017 Spring Holiday Programme | 25 Sep – 6 Oct 17
The Young Engineers holiday programme is suitable for children ages 6-13. Children learn about STEM concepts through the building of motorised Lego models. R500 per week OR R150 per session. Contact Candice Mills on 0848747645 / candice@youngengineers.co.za for further information
[Image courtesy of Young Engineers Cape Town Blouberg]

Tech & Mech
Killarney International Raceway where racing, engines and modified cars bring people together.

Canal Walk Motor Show | 21 – 25 Sep 2017
Petrol-heads and motor fanatics get ready for the return of Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s action-packed, adrenalin-fueled Motor Show. Enjoy the ‘new vs old’ luxury vehicle display in the Centre Court, a pop-up park-off by Cape Town’s official BMW Car Club, a variety of dealership displays and enter to win a Suzuki Ignis GL.
[Image courtesy of Canal Walk Shopping Centre]

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.


One thought on “What’s On Wednesday| 20 – 27 Sep 2017

  1. Reblogged this on Fuad Peters Blog and commented:

    Cape Town really is amazing in so many ways. There is not a day that goes by that there is not anything to see or do. Especially since there is so much going on. Here is your weekly events blog #InCapeTown from Cape Tourism Connect.


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