What’s On Wednesday | 8-15 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 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]


Wednesday Night Live at The Station
Keegan Williams LIVE @ The Station from 6-9pm.
Join us for a night out with good food, great atmosphere and the smooth sound of Keegan Williams. Tuning the vine tickets available: https://www.facebook.com/tuningthevine/
Pre-Book 082 423 0549
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[Image courtesy of The Station On Bree]


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]


Warm-Up Wednesday Run With RUN Store
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! This week RUN Store will be joining us.
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[Image courtesy of The Gun Run]


The Vineyard Oval Market is a weekly Wednesday Night Market situated in the heartbeat of the Southern Suburbs at Maynardville Park , Wynberg 4pm – 9pm22540097_533525713660964_2725558179017791608_n.jpg
[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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Thursday 9 November 2017
Thursday Night Live Acoustic Sessions
Great music, Great Food and Cold Beer
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[Image courtesy of SoulMan – Live Music Entertainment]


Open Art/Art Thursdays Sketch Meet at The Drawing Room Cafe
Join us for a cup of coffee or a draught and some amazing art!
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[Image courtesy of Open Art Cape Town]


MH Quartet Live At Harringtons Cocktail Lounge
Muneeb Hermans pulls through to Harringtons with his newly formed Quartet. The band plays a wide range of South African and American Jazz 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 another swinging evening.
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[Image courtesy of MH Quartet]


Adaptive Surfing Fundraiser hosted by iXperience
Adaptive Surfing South Africa is a non-profit organisation that aims to give individuals with disabilities freedom through surfing. They have a profound impact on the lives of people living with disabilities. It’s simple, powerful and has a profound impact on the lives of those who venture out into the waves.
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[Image courtesy of iXperience]


Dancing Freedom: Expansion
Allow your awareness to grow through your movement. Expanding from your centre outwards to encompass everything. Feeling into your field of consciousness, come and move!
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[Image courtesy of Dancing Freedom Cape Town and Muti-Tribe]


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 10 November 201
Dax Butler & Friends at Century City Night Market
As always, we love to entertain you while you shop, eat and drink, and this month we welcome an original new act from Joburg ‘Dax Butler & friends’. Expect to be blown away by SA’s version of Tom Waits with his original rock, folk and country songs accompanied by Maya Rose & Tonia Moller. Music starts at 4pm with support trio ‘The Porchlights’.
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[Image courtesy of Century City Natural Goods Market]


The Anthems of the Ages
Music that stood the test of time featuring Novocaine TheBand as the headline act and guest artists. Tickets are R100 per person. For pre-bookings contact:
Zaid – 081 720 5560 or Faaghira – 078 868 3318
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[Image courtesy of Novocaine TheBand]


TranceMission – 10th November
TranceMission – Bringing you the best experience in psychedelic and progressive trance events in the Northern Suburbs. Expect a banging Cerwin Vega sound rig and decor by Evoke Productions!
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[Image courtesy of TranceMission]


Mean Black Mamba Farewell
Come Boogie to Blues Rock Mean Black Mamba and also say good bye to Guy Collins.It’s going to get hot down here in the deep south this Friday! R100 gets you grooving
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[Image courtesy of Camel Rock]


Basson Laubscher & the Violent Free Peace at The Rabbit Hole
This Friday, Basson Laubscher and his band bring you a night of unapologetic rock ‘n roll. With all new tracks from his latest album, Testify, it promises to be an action packed night! R30 gets you in.
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[Image courtesy of Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace]


Nicpreen & the WORLD of BIRDS w/ Androgenius LIVE at Dizzys
I’m like a bird
I’ll only fly away
I don’t know where my soul is (Soul is)
I don’t know where my home is
And baby all I need for you to know iSSS..

nicpreen & THE WORLD OF BIRDS are playing at Dizzys this FriYAY w/ ANDROGENIUS ♥ !! R40 or 1 thousand and a half sea shells gets you in! PS. SURPRISE DJ ACTS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED! It’s GREG SARRON !
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[Image courtesy of Nicpreen]


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 11 November 2017
True Music Ft. Hyenah (RISE, Freerange)
Brought to you by We House Sundays & Ballantine’s
Join us this Saturday as we welcome Hyenah for the final chapter of his SA Tour. Supported by True Music Residents. Register Online >>> www.truemusicpopupclub.co.za
HYENAH – RISE, Freerange Records
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[Image courtesy of True Music Pop-Up]


The Larry Amos Band ‘Live’ at Camel Rock
‘The Larry Amos Band’ features Bruce Williams on drums David Goldberg on keys and Malcolm Aberdein on bass. R100 gets you in. Bookings at 021 7801122
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[Image courtesy of Camel Rock and Mighty Music Productions]


Book launch Cape Town
Entrance is free, please RSVP on magical@thebluepearl.co.za as seats are limited. Please indicate how many seats you would like to reserve.

It is highly recommended that you arrive early so that you can soak in the beautiful energy of this newly renovated dame of a building, one of Cape Towns hidden gems! You could explore the art gallery and maybe even enjoy lunch or a freshly baked treat at it’s New Brighton Bakery, before the book launch.

My book will be on sale for R250 and payment can be made via Zapper or in cash.
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[Image courtesy of Lourens Coetzer]


Cape Town Content Creators EXP 2017
The #CTCCX2017 is an end of year get together, hosted by Boring Cape Town Chick, that celebrates all the hard work and fun of Cape Town’s content creator’s industry. From bloggers, vloggers, Instagrammers and YouTubers, please join me in celebrating our work!
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[Image courtesy of Boring Cape Town Chick]


The Wild Fig Live Music
Please join us in the garden at the Wild Fig for an enjoyable summer’s afternoon.
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[Image courtesy of Riptide – Liv & Liam]


Cupcake Decorating with Banting Baker Gigi
IT’S ALL FREE THIS WEEKEND AT ‘YOUNG SATURDAYS’!
Last week at Bay Harbour Market’s Young Saturday’s, kids had a blast decorating shoeboxes for the Santa Shoebox Project.

This Saturday, we have a SWEET TREAT in store for them! It’s FREE cupcake decorating with Banting Baker Gigi…creating all your guilty pleasures in low carb form, taking “healthy” to all new levels of decadence. Wheat, gluten, sugar and guilt-free delights!

PLUS…..FREE face-painting….and JoJo the Clown up to his balloon antics as usual!

But wait…there’s more! Kids can now eat for FREE when their parents purchase brekkie at our scrumptious breakfast stall Bon Amie! See you on Saturday morning!23130656_1698453133562287_1911619448428705964_n.jpg
[Image courtesy of Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay]

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]

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]

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 12 November 2017
Sunset Tango at the Promenade
Outdoor Social Argentine tango dancing at the Promenade.
The event is FREE. All welcome to come dance or watch.

Dj Sylvia Westcott will play your favourite tunes.
ARGENTINE TANGO | TANGO WALTZ | MILONGA
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[Image courtesy of Tango Cape Town Summer Series]


Piekniek & Musiek met Elvis Blue
Piekniek & Musiek belowe om hierdie somer se hoogtepunte en kan-nie-mis-geleenthede te wees met gereelde optredes op Sondae op die grasperke van die Zevenwacht Landgoed in Kuilsrivier.
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[Image courtesy of Piekniek & Musiek and Ian Bredenkamp Media]


Book Launch: The Annotated Old Fourlegs
Join author Mike Bruton as he discusses the fascinating story of the coelacanth in his annotated old version of the best-selling book by JLB Smith, bringing the story fully up-to-date with the new findings, facts and photos.
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[Image courtesy of Struik Nature Club and Two Oceans Aquarium]


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 13 November 2017
Monday Night Magic
We are very happy to announce that “Monday Night Magic” Season SIX will start this coming Monday (13 November) in our new theatre at GINJA at the V & A Waterfront! Our new stage is being constructed and we are looking at adding more seats. Our line-up is currently being planned & tickets will be available very soon. The Producer, Performers & Team at Cape Town Magic Club look forward to welcoming you!
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[Image courtesy of Cape Town Magic Club]


Caroline Blundell Trio Feature show,Jamie Jupiter,Sarah McArthur
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 Sarah McArthur and Barleycorn Music Club]


Heavy Chef Cape Town: Sam Paddock – Creating A $100m Company Out Of Africa
After a whirlwind year, selling his company Getsmarter to international edtech giant 2U, ringing the bell at NASDAQ and scaling internationally,Sam Paddock is coming to the Heavy Chef stage on the 13th of November.
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[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.
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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]


Tuesday 14 November 2017
Troy Tesla: WHOSE LAND Is It Anyway!
Fork and Comedy brings you the Troy Tesla‘s provocative debut One Man show “Whose LAND Is It Anyway” at Firemans ArmsCape Town, Western Cape. In this show he attempts to solve core issues facing the city, South Africa and the African continent from land reform, homophobia and to the Cape water crisis through the insight of his experiences as a world-travelling African black male.


World Diabetes Day at Central Library
St John – South Africa and Diabetes South Africa join us on Tuesday 14 November to offer free blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass testing. They will also be teaching us about diabetes.


Tues: Cape Malay Interactive Cooking Class
Ginger and Lime is an excellent venue and activity for foodies or even just people
who love to eat and socialise around food. We host fun, relaxed and informal cooking classes that are ‘interactive’ in nature. Instead of having formal stations, we cook collectively and help prepare the meal together. Some chop the tomatoes, one stirs the pot and another pours the wine. Guests can be as involved as they wish.
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[Image courtesy of Ginger & Lime food studio]


Marnus Broodryk: 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs – Book Launch
Marnus Broodryk – self-made millionaire, investor and Shark on Shark Tank South Africa – is now an author. And he’d like to tell you about it. His new book is a collection of his experiences as a hustler, as well of those of his friends and fellow entrepreneurs. The things we all wished someone had told us before we started. It is the codex of hustle!
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[Image courtesy of MTN Solution Space and University of Cape Town Careers Service]


Childhood Nutrition Talk
This informative presentation offers practical advice, centered on whole foods and keeping things simple, to deliver adequate nutrition and establish positive food habits from infancy through to adolescence.
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[Image courtesy of Natural Health 21]


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 15 November 2017
Ladies night with MARCIEL HOPKINS
Let’s talk  · Self-love · Body Positivity · Holistic Health
Bookings are ESSENTIAL | Email: marketing@soetemporium.co.za | Entry Fee: R150
Includes: Welcoming drink, dinner canapés, gift bag, guest speakers, lucky draws and DJ


CMIYC 5km Pop Up Run Constantia #5
We are so excited about our amazing CMIYC App Launch. We’ve put our everything into building the 1st Women Running App just for you and we know you will love it.
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[Image courtesy of Catch Me If You Can]


DAF Annual Graduate Fashion Show 2017
We are pleased to announce that our collaborations with scar and The Make-Up Issue continue this year for our hair and make up looks.

A further collaboration with DAF 1st years & our Woodstock neighbors the Corner Store CPT will also be in the mix, bringing you a fresh perspective on Cape Town street culture.
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[Image courtesy of Design Academy of Fashion]


Zapiro’s Cape Town Book Launch
Join Zapiro and special guest Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday 15 November at the Cape Town launch of his latest annual Hasta la Gupta, Baby!


Sxollie Sessions Presents Leigh Hondy
Time for another edition of Sxollie Sessions, do join us as
local musician Leigh Hondy Music covers mainstream pop and rock. Sit back and relax with your mates while indulging on a refreshing Sxollie Cider and tasty new summer dishes.
For reservations, please call 021 437 0206 or email us at campsbay@melissas.co.za
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[Image courtesy of Mantra Café]


The Vineyard Oval Market is a weekly Wednesday Night Market situated in the heartbeat of the Southern Suburbs at Maynardville Park , Wynberg 4pm – 9pm22540097_533525713660964_2725558179017791608_n.jpg
[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.


Snow White | 9 – 10 Nov 2017
Tamryn Carstens School of ballet in collaboration with KTs School of ballet will be presenting Snow White. Dancers from the ages of 7 to 16 will take you on a journey with the furry forest animals and Snow whites newly found hospitable dwarf friends. Tickets available through Computicket or at the door on the evening. Doors will open at 18h30.
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[Image courtesy of Tamryn Carstens School of Ballet]


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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Brother love 2
The Adams family is back with another dose of Brother Love! The brand has become a household name throughout the Western Cape and beyond since brothers Loukmaan and Emo first combined their diverse talents as an explosive duo five years ago. Now they’re back with more hilarious sketch, stories and of course, as always, the magical, dynamic music.
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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 Bird Cage | 15 Nov – 2 Dec 2017
Armand & Albert have built the perfect life for themselves tending to their gaudy Miami “drag” club. But their pastel tranquility is shaken when Armand`s son announces that he is getting married to the daughter of ultra-conservative Senator Keeley… and they`re all getting together for dinner!

JAZZ SESSIONS : THE UNITY BAND | 12 November 2017
Yet another excellent Foyer Session – showcasing amazing young talent. Don’t miss out!​


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 | 1 – 18 Nov 2017
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]


Faith to Face | 10 – 12 Nov 17
His first solo show after arriving home to South Africa in 6 years . This exhibition has focused entirely on emotions and the journey of self discovery through the various muses John used.
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[Image courtesy of KnexT Art Gallery]


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.
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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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Gift Fair 8- 12 November 2017
The annual gift fair will be held at SARDA centre from the 8th to the 12th of November 2017. Time will be confirmed closer to the date.
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[Image courtesy of Sarda Cape Town]


Disco Fever | 10 – 11 Nov 17
Memory lane has never sounded this good !Imagine a real trip down memory lane straight to the groovy “disco 80’s and the 90’s.This is what you can expect on this journey. Disco fever is your chance to relive those golden groovy years.20729285_1605543496132490_2949162661867425427_n.jpg
[Image courtesy of Ekraam Cupido]


Yusuf / Cat Stevens 50th Anniversary Tour | 11 – 12 Nov 17
Yusuf / Cat Stevens will tour South Africa for the VERY FIRST TIME, this November. The “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967.
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[Image courtesy of TEG DAINTY]


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


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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Courses, Programs & Projects
Volunteer at the Santa Shoebox CTICC Drop Off
It’s almost Christmas time – a festive time for everyone and a time to give back to friends and family and those less fortunate. Call 2 Care and SMILE UCT is partnering with the Santa Shoebox Project to allow you to make a difference just in time for Xmas. The Santa Shoebox Project will be receiving +30 000 Santa Shoeboxes at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and needs our support!
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[Image courtesy of Call 2 Care and 2 others]


Natural Building Course
Join Soil for Life in this course to use natural building methods.
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[Image courtesy of Soil for Life]


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


Windaba | 15 – 16 Nov 17
Windaba Conference and Exhibition is the largest Wind Energy Conference on the African continent which provides premier access to networking and business opportunities to market.
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[Image courtesy of Sawea – South African Wind Energy Association.]


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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