What’s On Wednesday | 1 – 8 Nov 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 1 November 2017
Halloween Trivia
As if our tipsy gypsy quiz mistress isn’t scary enough, our next Trivia evening is set to be a spooky affair! Book your tables now to avoid disappointment. Welcome drinks for all dressed up teams! Entry is free and its a night of fun and laughter!
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[Image courtesy of The Centre Stage]


Bubbles & Bargains
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women achieve economic independence. Join us at the 1st of many initiatives to do just that ! Bubbles & Bargains will showcase local female entrepreneurs from the Western Cape. Together we can make an impact in the lives of women in the Western Cape.
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[Image courtesy of Dress for Success Cape Town]


The Rivertones live
The Rivertones will be playing on Wednesday. Their great Reggae music is a real treat! Join us for delicious food, craft beers, organic wine and a great vibe.


Warm-Up Wednesday Run Is Back!
We want to help you get fit for #GunRun2018! Come and join us for a social 5km or 8km jog every Wednesday evening hosted by Atlantic Athletic Club!
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[Image courtesy of The Gun Run]


James Harris Music Live Performance at Slug & Lettuce Kloof Street
I will be performing music of absolutely all kinds from Johnny Cash to Radiohead. Come along and feel free to drunkenly sing along to classic songs of all kinds.
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[Image courtesy of James Harris Music]


Learning Lunch – Understanding Websites & Analytics
The Venture Lab’s Learning Lunches provides a space for entrepreneurs to learn from experts in their field. We invite guests to speak on a range of topics that address common pain points faced by all founders.

Guest Speaker :
Katie Findlay – Director, Edge Digital
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[Image courtesy of MTN Solution Space]


Unfinished Vol6
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.

UNFINISHED Vol 6 heads to Youngblood Arts & Culture Development on 1 November. Featuring music by Wilken Calitz and DJ Loop Skywalker new dance works by Tania Vossgatter, Joy Millar, Kimberly Burger and Ciara Baldwin and Nathan Bartman
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[Image courtesy of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development and Darkroom Contemporary]


Open Mic Night – Hosted by Stephen Jones
Open Mic is upon us again with local solo talent. Join us for some of the most entertaining things you have seen in a while 🙂
Musos – 5 Song max | Comedian – 30min | Poets – 15min

The following is provided:
Drum shell (please provide own hardware)
Sound System
Music Stand
Guitar (In case you forgot yours)
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[Image courtesy of Jones Sound Worx and Ellingtons]


Sxollie Sessions Presents Gerry Liberty
Mantra Café presents Sxollie Sessions showcasing the finest vocal talent from in and around Cape Town. Gerry Liberty is next on our line up with a Folk/Blues sound and beat. Sit back as he effortlessly transports you into musical bliss. Brought to you by Sxollie Cider. For reservations please call 021 437 0206 or email us at campsbay@melissas.co.za
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[Image courtesy of Mantra Café]


Vineyard Oval Market Opening Night
The Vineyard Oval Market is in its 4th summer edition and will be re-opening on Wednesday, 25 October at Maynardville Park, Wynberg Chelsea.

We will confirm all market dates for 2017 soon and please keep an eye on The Vineyard Oval Market (Main Page and Event Page) for all market related information with some exciting announcements
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[Image courtesy of The Vineyard Oval Market and AME Consulting]


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

Thursday 2 November 2017
St Georges Mall Night Market
A fun evening on the first Thursday of November spent under the lights in St Georges Mall. Listen to live music while sipping on a beer or even a warm cup of coffee. Enjoy a sitting down with food of your choice from the great shops all around. There is nothing better than finding a place that you wish you had known about sooner.
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[Image courtesy of localli ]


Arthouse Movie Nights
Guests can enjoy old-time favourites in a comfortable lounge setting with bar and waiting service for a super-VIP cinematic experience. Look forward to a variety of featured classics from Woody Allen show reels to silver screen masterpieces like Amélie and Chocolat.
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[Image courtesy of Cocoon Cape Town and Red Carpet Concepts]


Lloyd For President
Young artist Lloyd Mack from Cape Town, will be hosting an event Lloyd For President official CD launch party, at Unik Claremont. This young individual has managed to take the time to put together a 10 track album featuring various Cape Townian producers showcasing original Cape Town style and swagger.


The legendary Peter Wyness live at City Bowl Market
Live entertaining music, great food selection, fine wine, craft beer, fashion, jewelry.


‘Simple Stories’ group exhibition. First Thursday November
One picture can tell a thousand stories. Come and see, appreciate and enjoy our new group exhibition for 1st Thursday ‘simple stories’. As always there will be live music, delicious food, drinks and dancing partners.


Throwdown Thursday: The Medicine Dolls & Arsenluna
An event hosted by Kinetic IV , the Creative Mission Band Of Message South Africa.
Join us on the 2nd of November 2017 for the official release of our new single ” THIS IS OUR TIME ” and to hear about The work we do in Schools , Churches , Prisons and Communities in and around the City!!
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[Image courtesy of KineticIV]


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

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[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….
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[Images courtesy of Vista Marina Restaurant CPT]


Thursday night Jam in the Pot
The Melting Pot invites you to come to our live music jam session every Thursday night. Entrance is free.
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[Image courtesy of The Melting Pot]


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.
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[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]


Friday 3 November 2017
Creating a Desirable Future
From the colonial era to the outset of the post-colonial era, the grand narrative of African society has been one steeped in reactionary approaches to shifts in global matters and perspectives. Discussions on the prominent issues faced by the African continent and how best to overcome them, are often centered on the topic of development; but more specifically economic growth. This is often coupled with the call for an extensive re-imagining of contemporary social systems and institutions; under the banner of decolonization. But how does a society move from a reactionary position to one where it shapes a future of its own choosing; without an understanding of how and what it gives meaning to?


Warren O Drisol at Sea Street Bar
Come and join us for live music in the stylish Sea Street Bar, the place where Design and Art meet Bar! Find yourself immersed in an evening enjoying just the best gin and craft beer, while Warren O Drisol delights us with his one of a kind music he will be the following huge thing… try not to miss out a major opportunity!
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[Image courtesy of Clueless Entertainment and Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town]


Babylon Opening Launch Party
Joburg sexiest gay bar comes to the Mother City. Babylon Cape Town launches on Friday 3 November with GOODLUCK and DJ DEAN FUEL turning up the heat. It promises to be one of the hottest parties in Cape Town – so don’t miss it! Hot boys and lots of drink specials, be the first to check it out by getting your ticket here: https://babylonthecapetownbar.nutickets.co.za/


UCT Big Band Jazz Evening
The annual Christ the King jazz event with the fabulous musical stylings of the UCT Big Band.
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[Image courtesy of Christ the King Claremont]


Gerald Clark Acoustic
Gerald Clark blues guitarist has just launched his 5th Solo Album “Afrocoustic”. He describes it as his true sound stripped down as he believes it should be and feels this is the best way to showcase his songs.
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[Image courtesy of Camel Rock]


Milnerton Players Social Evening
Comedy abounds at this social event.
The evening offers a promotional glimpse of two of the scenes from the Players forthcoming, hilarious musical revue, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. The show, directed by Sheila McCormick, with a talented cast of four, who play a multitude of characters in a series of scenes on the theme of relationships, runs at the Playhouse from 24 November to 9 December.
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[Image courtesy of The Milnerton Playhouse]


Cape to Cuba Silent Disco
It’s time to get down and let loose with our sexy Silent Disco on Friday, 3 November! Party with us at the exotic Cape to Cuba Restaurant in Kalk Bay and discover the beauty of Silent Events SA.


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!
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[Image courtesy of Lourensford Market]


Saturday 4 November 2017
Ambeloui Annual Sale Weekend 2017
We usually pray that it doesn’t rain on our Sale Day but this year we’ll be going against the grain and asking for at least a minor flood. Umbrellas or sunshine, come early as the Rose goes fast! We’ve got some special releases planned this year with more info coming soon.
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[Image courtesy of Ambeloui]


Food, Wine & Music Festival
Come enjoy a family day out. Entrance just R95 for adults / R50 for teens over 13 years / R20 for kids under 13 years.
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[Image courtesy of Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities]


Ann Jangle live at Camel Rock
Join ANN JANGLE as she explores a dark new solo terrain. With a hauntingly beautiful excursion of vocals and guitar riffs. Back to her roots, join her as she brings you the new and the old at Camel Rock, Scarborough.
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[Image courtesy of ANN JANGLE]


Skin Talks – “What’s Up With My Skin”
SKIN TALKS at Hey Gorgeous Claremont is back on Saturday, 4 November 2017!
Join us for informative talk on young adult skin, changes to expect, weather and pollutant damage, and of course how to prevent your skin from ageing!
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[Image courtesy of Hey Gorgeous]


PDSA 80th celebration ‘Concert in the Park’
We celebrate our 80th year by inviting you join us for a fun filled day of entertainment in the park


Meet the Trolls at Toys R Us Tygervalley
Meet Poppy & Branch in person on Saturday, 4 November 2017 at our Toys R Us Tyger Valley Centre branches. Don’t forget your selfie sticks! Please note that the Trolls characters take short breaks in between appearances to rest and hydrate.
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[Image courtesy of Toys R Us South Africa]


Decorate a shoebox for Santa Shoebox Project
The festive season is upon us and what better way to spread the joy than to take part in the Santa Shoebox Project? That’s right! This Saturday, kids can enjoy decorating shoeboxes for an underprivileged child. Don’t let them miss out on the fun and an amazing opportunity to help an underpriviledged child in need!

About the Santa Shoebox Project:
The Santa Shoebox Project collects and distributes gifts at Christmas time to underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia.

But wait…there’s more! Kids can now eat for FREE when their parents purchase a breakfast meal at Bon Amie! See you on Saturday morning!
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[Image courtesy of Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay]


Opening of the Farmers Market in Strand
Farmers Market opening to the public. Many products and fresh produce to choose from. Talented food traders and yummy sweet traders will be there to tickle your taste buds. Great refreshing drinks to decide on. Much more exciting traders are also going to be there. Bring your friends and family and spend the day with local farmers and entrepreneurs. Come enjoy relaxed music and a vibey atmosphere.
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[Image courtesy of The Market Shed]

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

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

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

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


Sunday 5 November 2017
The Charl du Plessis Trio
Frequently heard on Fine Music Radio, this trio has released 7 award winning albums, 2 DVDs and has toured extensively in SA, Europe and Asia. In 2016 they became Claves Recording Artists, with a contract for a series of Baroqueswing albums on the Swiss recording label Claves. They have been awarded SAMA, Ghoema and Fiësta Awards for Best Instrumental Album.
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[Image courtesy of Christ Church Concerts]


The Deer Little Market
Bring the whole family for a fun filled day in the park. With a designated entertainment area for the kids, great coffee, delicious food stalls, arts & crafts, gifts, raffles, pre-loved goodies and the widest range of child goods related traders to come together in the City Bowl.
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[Image courtesy of B&C Events]


Kiss the Sky: The Joe Cocker Tribute Show
The long awaited Joe Cocker Tribute Show, featuring Jonathan Laing as J.C,is finally here and will be as close as you will ever get to the real deal. He will be singing all the greatest Joe Cocker songs, which will have you in party mode from start to finish. We also have some different Rock Classics lined up for you for the rest of the day, so expect to hear Vanilla Fudge, Santana, Hendrix, Journey, Anastasia and many more.
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[Image courtesy of Kiss the Sky Events]


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.
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[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
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[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.


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!
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[Image courtesy of Lourensford Market]


Monday 6 November 2017
Monday Night Magic
Justin Rivera is a recognized professional comedian and magician, who has appeared on many, worldwide stages and national television shows.
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Magic Club]


Auriol Hays, Hatchetman, Flying Bantu
Barleycorn’s principal function is to promote & present the best local, original music. Over the years, the Barleycorn has played a role in the musical careers of a number of now household names.
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[Image courtesy of Barleycorn Music Club]


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


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


Christmas Market & Open Day
Beautiful craft items for sale. Also 2nd hand Haberdashery and Materials
Crafting Demonstrations and Fun craft lessons


Tuesday 7 November 2017
November 2017 | Steve Newman
During his extensive career, Steve Newman has made an incredible contribution to the South African music industry. He is currently undergoing medical treatment for glaucoma and cataracts in his only eye with vision. Treatment is expensive and we at False Bay Folk would like to show our appreciation and support for this talented musician by holding a benefit show on his behalf.
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[Image courtesy of False Bay Folk]


Tues: Tantalizing Thai Interactive Cooking Class
An interactive & hands-on cooking experience in Fresnaye (Sea Point) incorporating beautiful Asian and specifically Thai inspired food. Denise (owner, host and chef at G&L) travels to Thailand regularly and her love for Asian cuisine really shine through in the menus and dishes created at these events. R650* pp including menu | recipes | wine  bookings: info@gingerandlime.co.za
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[Image courtesy of Ginger & Lime food studio]


The Dusty Rhodes Band Live at Barristers Restaurant & Pub
Let the Dusty Rhodes Band entertain you with covers from Rolling Stones, CCR, Neil Young, David Bowie, Beatles, Queen, Talking Heads, and many more…
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[Image courtesy of The Dusty Rhodes Band]


MH Quartet live At Hanks Olde Irish
Muneeb Hermans brings his newly formed Quartet to Hanks.
The band plays a wide range of South African and American standards joined with some of their Original music. The band features:
Muneeb Hermans – Trumpet
Mathieu Windsor – Piano
Stephen de Souza – Double Bass
Kurt Bowers – Drums

Pull through for a swinging evening.
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[Image courtesy of MH Quartet]


Talk on Boundaries
Anne Cawood will discuss her toolkit for parents and teachers in the 21st century
Anne is a registered social worker who runs a busy private practice. She has many years’ experience of running workshops for children and parents and she has also published several books and articles on parenting. She currently works part time as a school counselor at Greenfield Girls Prep School.
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[Image courtesy of HBIS PA – Parents Association]


PechaKucha Night #46
In cooperation with Cape Talk, Quicket and District
Tickets pre-sale via Quicket: R40 and R50 at the door.
Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 7pm
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[Image courtesy of Pecha Kucha Cape Town]


Dizzys Camps Bay | Tuesdays Karaoke Nights
Lively atmosphere, party scene and all around hangout spot for locals serving great food and beer. Expect to have some popular tunes and maybe not so popular vocals but we’re all about a good party and having fun.
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[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]

Wednesday 8 November 2017
Night at the Planetarium: Cosmic Collisions
Hey guys, we have a very exciting Planetarium trip planned!
Join us at the newly revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome on Wednesday, 8 November at for the Cosmic Collisions showing.

The first 40 members with student cards get in FREE, so make sure you sign up on the Google Docs form attached.

We’ll be meeting at the planetarium at 6:40 pm to make the 7 o’clock show. There is a Hiddingh Jammie that leaves south stop at 6pm for those that don’t have transportation.
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[Image courtesy of The Centre Stage]


Cape Town Ethereum Meetup
This month’s Ethereum Meetup is focused on catching up to date with what’s happening in the Etherverse, the latest news and developments as well as 2 incredible speakers who are currently working on decentralized projects in South Africa.

The event is suitable for both new comers and those with a more advanced understanding of Ethereum.
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[Image courtesy of Linum Labs]


Sxollie Sessions Presents Aston Wylie
This Summer Mantra Café brings you Sxollie Sessions presenting you with the finest vocal talent from in and around Cape Town. Enjoy our weekly showcase as Aston Wylie covers mainstream hits to reggae classics. Watch the sunset while enjoying great music, tasty food and a refreshing apple Sxollie Cider. 🥃 One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. – Bob Marley 🇯🇲 For reservations please call 021 437 0206 or email us at campsbay@melissas.co.za
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[Image courtesy of Mantra Café]


BangBang Pop-Up Market
We’re popping up again on Wednesday 8 November, this time hosted by the new kid on the block, Roxy All Day in Woodstock and it’s going to be RAD.

Rails and rails of the vintage you’ve been vying for, come through to Roxy All Day and shop all night with us ♥
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[Image courtesy of BangBang Vintage Markets]


Vineyard Oval Market Opening Night
The Vineyard Oval Market is in its 4th summer edition and has re-opened on Wednesday, 25 October at Maynardville Park, Wynberg Chelsea.

We will confirm all market dates for 2017 soon and please keep an eye on The Vineyard Oval Market (Main Page and Event Page) for all market related information with some exciting announcements
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[Image courtesy of The Vineyard Oval Market and AME Consulting]


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

 

Die dans van die watermeid| 1 – 25 November 2017
Amee Lekas se Die dans van die watermeid, wat ’n jaar gelede met Kunste Onbeperk se eerste Teksmark in Kaapstad nog net op papier bestaan het, is eersdaags as ’n volwaardige produksie by die Baxter-teater te sien.
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Cape Town Barnyard
Nineties vs Noughties |11 October – 30 December 2017
The Barnyard Theatre presents a HOT NEW live production – NINETIES VERSUS NOUGHTIES. Which decade rocked our world the most? The challenge is on! Nineties vs Noughties is a music roller coaster of hit songs – featuring a talented 10 piece cast who revive pop and rock icons from both decades. The nineties was an era of compact disc players, the Sony Walkman and Vinyl records, whilst the 2000s saw the rise of the internet Media Player, iTunes and YouTube.


Kalk Bay Theatre
Mike McCully and The Harmonix – A Tribute to ABBA| 31 Oct – 11 Nov 2017
Audiences can expect a fun-filled show packed with ABBA’s famous hits from ballads like ‘Chiquitita’, ‘Fernando’ and ‘Thank You for the Music’ to energetic dance tracks such as ‘mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Money Money Money’, ‘Waterloo’ and ‘Dancing Queen’, to mention a few.


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 Unexpected Guest | 27 October – 04 November 2017
In “The Unexpected Guest” Agatha Christie weaves a devious and devilish tale of suspense when a stranger unexpectedly arrives at a country house in thick fog, only to discover an attractive young woman holding a gun, and a dead man.

Enchanted Evening of Music | 5 November 2017
The Bergvliet Music Centre presents vocalist Tiffany Lee, supported by Vivianna Pearson on piano – offering a selection of all your favorite songs (some in french too!). Introducing the show are two little girls who will steal your hearts with their charming act. Come along for some light snacks and a thoroughly enjoyable performance!


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.


Theatre on The Bay
The Play That Goes Wrong
The award-winning hit comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, returns triumphantly to the gorgeous Theatre on The Bay this week!

With 3 new cast members, each bringing their own comedy styles and a brand new take on things, The Play That Goes Wrong is as new and fresh as the first time!
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Rockwell Theatre | Kaapse Stories
Richard Loring (producer of worldwide-acclaimed African Footprint) introduces Kaapse Stories at their new venue Rockwell Theatre in Green Point.
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[Image courtesy of Rockwell Theatre]


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


Gate 69 | 25 October – 30 December 2017
Macbeth | The Adult Panto
Honey, this isn’t Shakespeare the way you remember it. Cathy, Holly and Molly, your three favourite Trolley Dollies are back, serving up some ‘hocus pocus’ and dragging the hell out of witchcraft – you’d better assume the brace position because this is glam like you’ve never seen before! Big hair, big tits and even bigger musical numbers give this old yarn the kiss of life it’s been aching for. Book now for this South African first and Festive Season romp!


Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street
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[Image courtesy of Labia Theatre]


Art Exhibitions
States of Emergence | 28 Oct – 25 Nov 2017
WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present the Cape Town Opening of ‘States of Emergence’,  an exhibition of new sculptures by Michele Mathison.

Earth Formations and the impact of human economic activity on the terrestrial landscape are at the heart Michele Mathison’s new exhibition States of Emergence.
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[Image courtesy of What if the World]


Into the light – Art exhibition| 2 Nov – 15 Dec 2017
This exhibition called “Into the light” explores a wide range of approaches to the Idea that paintings can contain light or describe light. It is the second exhibition of works by artists working under his guidance at the Alliance Française du Cap.
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[Image courtesy of Alliance Française du Cap]


If there is Something by Bastiaan van StenisWorldart | 2 – 30 November 2017
Bastiaan van Stenis believes that most of us wear masks and that we live in a world where we feel the need to conceal things about ourselves. The title of the exhibition, If there is Something, refers not only to his curiosity but also questions perceptions about our sense of reality.


PPC Imaginarium exhibition at The AVA Gallery | until 11 Nov 2017
Join us to view and engage with innovative concrete works spanning the categories of Fashion, Sculpture, Industrial Design, Film and Jewellery.
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[Image courtesy of PPC Imaginarium]


The South African Print Gallery
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Nina Torr (with Allen Laing) | The Way Back | 25 Oct – 25 Nov 2017
The strange figures in Torr’s intimately-scaled paintings journey across desolate landscapes, under dark skies. These undefined, liminal spaces function as internal landscapes, with the creatures serving as figurations of the roles we play, and our relationships.
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[Image courtesy 99 Loop Gallery]

Ilené Bothma | Theatre of the Mother-Cord | 25 Oct – 25 Nov 2017
In this solo exhibition at 99 Loop, Cape Town-based Ilené Bothma celebrates what she calls a ‘weird marriage’ – between the artistic and domestic self, between fine art and craft materials, and between critical distance and emotional experience.
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[Image courtesy of 99 Loop Gallery]


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.

Until 18 March 2018 | Assessing Abstraction
As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself.

Until 31 May 2018 |  ‘Alternative Press’ – Work of Derek Bauer
Is an exhibition of original cartoons dedicated to the talent of cartoonist Derek Bauer. He became well-known for his inherently irreverent cartoons and caricatures of politicians and other prominent figures during the troubled and Apartheid-stricken South Africa and the turbulent world in the 1980s.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


Entertainment, Expos & Markets
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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The Galileo Open Air Cinema | 31 October 2017 until 28 April 2018
Experience the magic of outdoor movies at Bloemendal Wine Estate in Durbanville (Tuesdays), Kirstenbosch Gardens in Newlands (Wednesdays), the V&A Waterfront in town (Thursdays) and rotating venues in Cape Town (Fridays) as well as alternate Saturday shows in the Cape Winelands. New this season is Family Sundays that takes place on school holiday Sundays at Kelvin Grove Club and consist of a magical kiddies play area with jumping castles, face painting and games.
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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.
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Die Boer
This superb live entertainment & dinner venue in Durbanville seats 120 people and booking is essential. Experience the “creme de la creme” of South African music, comedy and theatre productions whilst having a great meal in a warm, comforting and superb acoustic environment. Tel 021 979 1911
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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.
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[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.
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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
Bay Harbour Market is a vibey and fun market with great products and delicious eats and drinks with regular live entertainment that they update on their Facebook page.
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The Piano Bar with live music, great specials and entertainment.
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NOMAD bistro & bar sure knows how to bring great events to their venue and you can see their line up on their page.
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This week at The House Of Machines
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Saturday Night Salsa! at Step Brothers Restaurant & Bar
Sensagria Dance invites YOU! Join us for an AWESOME PARTY on Saturday Night! A FANTASTIC evening of SALSA, BACHATA and KIZOMBA. DJs Carlos and Lani will have you dancing the night away!


Ellingtons | The alternative lounge where you can ‘chill’ with friends. A friendly cozy “home from home” Have a look at our weekly line up of events.
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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.
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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!
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[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.
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Madison Avenue Cape Town has an event line up on their Facebook page.
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The Striped Horse shows you just how striped up they are with their live gigs.
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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.
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Cafe Roux Sessions | Noordhoek and Cape Town
Showcasing our country’s biggest, as well as new up-and-coming bands, musicians & comedians in such an intimate & personal setting. Café Roux Sessions encompass the collective passions: world class music, great food, wonderful wine…all shared with people you really enjoy!
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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.
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Mercury Live Cape Town events line up on their Facebook page.
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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.
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Tech & Mech
Killarney International Raceway where racing, engines and modified cars bring people together.


AfricaCom
Expect an all-star-line up of 400 speakers,16 essential conference tracks, cutting edge technologies from 450 exhibitors plus a brand new Technology Arena packed with future tech trends and the newest digital products. CETel will be happy to meet you during AfricaCom at booth E84a. To schedule your appointment today, please contact us at marketing@ce-tel.com.
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[Image courtesy of CETel GmbH]


Africarena 2017 – International Africa Tech Conference
Silicon Cape and La French Tech have joined forces to create AfricArena, a platform to connect investors from across the world with the very best startups from Africa and beyond, and big businesses interested to leverage the African opportunities.
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Data Analysts Training – Getting Started with SPSS Statistics | 6 Nov 17
This course guides trainees through the SPSS Statistics program for typical data analysis and descriptive statistics which will teach trainees the basic concepts used to describe data.
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[Image courtesy of OLSPS Analytics]


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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